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Last updated October 23 at 3:28 PM

1,046 Short-term Apartments for rent in San Mateo, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in San Mateo takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a n... Read Guide >
The Morgan Photo Gallery 1
Verified
1 Unit Available
The Morgan
2901 East Kyne Street, San Mateo, CA 94403
Hillsdale
3 Bedrooms
$8,038
1539 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:28 PM
AT THE MORGAN, AMENITIES SEDUCE AND DELIGHT INSIDE AND OUT FROM THE MOMENT YOU ARRIVE. YOUR PRIVATE SANCTUARY OPENS THE DOOR TO A LIFESTYLES DESIGNED FOR GATHERING AND RETREATING WITH A SOPHISTICATED FLOURISH OF SPACES AND LUXURIES FOR RESIDENTS ONLY.
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Verified
5 Units Available
Field House at Bay Meadows
282 Pony Lane, San Mateo, CA 94403
Hillsdale
2 Bedrooms
$4,422
1051 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:23 PM
A green community with bike storage, basketball court and 24-hour maintenance service for residents. Units feature laundry, walk-in closets and fireplaces, among other amenities. Caltrain is a stone's throw away.
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Verified
5 Units Available
Ryan Tower
120 W 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94402
Northwest Heights
1 Bedroom
$2,167
700 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:23 PM
Ryan Tower is a newly renovated downtown San Mateo luxury high rise. This landmark building is located within the heart of San Mateo’s serene and exclusive Baywood District. Just two blocks from beautiful downtown, San Mateo offers shopping, bistros, grocery stores, fine dining, a 12 screen cinema, 24 Hour Fitness, Equinox, a new public library, Central Park, and lots of entertainment. Ryan Tower is a dramatic high rise with pet-friendly studios and 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes, most with dramatic views of the bay or hills. Conveniently located just 2 blocks west of El Camino on Third Avenue, a short distance to Caltrain, as well as minutes to the 101 and 280 Freeways.
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Verified
9 Units Available
Mode
2089 Pacific Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403
Hillsdale
Studio
$2,852
567 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,490
519 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,030
1080 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:23 PM
Easy access to freeways and commuting. On-site courtyards, grill area, dog park and clubhouse. Fitness center and yoga room available. Spacious interiors with various upgrades, including gourmet kitchens.
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Verified
12 Units Available
Bridgepointe Apartment Homes
1987 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404
Marina Lagoon
1 Bedroom
$2,660
807 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,405
1195 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,260
1425 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:20 PM
One-, two- and three-bed apartments with views of the San Francisco skyline. Modern kitchens with appliances, big windows, child playground, spa, pool, electric vehicle charging station, on-site management.
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Verified
5 Units Available
Chesapeake Point Apartments
1633 Marina Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403
Marina Lagoon
3 Bedrooms
$3,833
1094 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 1:14 PM
Close to Lakeshore Park and Route 101. Recently renovated homes with patio/balcony, a fully equipped kitchen, and granite counters. Residents have use of a pool, gym, and hot tub.
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Verified
7 Units Available
Park Royal
651 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401
North Central
1 Bedroom
$2,798
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,058
798 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 11:02 AM
Located in a desirable mid-Peninsula location, Park Royal is close to everything that makes the Bay Area such a great place to live. We are convenient to both downtown San Mateo and Burlingame where you will find great dining at local favorites such as Flights, Pizzeria Delfina, Plant Caf, Sushi Sams and Stacks. Spend a day shopping along Burlingame Avenue, or head indoors at Hillsdale Shopping Center. Stock up on seasonal local produce at the San Mateo Farmers Market, Burlingames Fresh Market, or stop by Mollie Stones. We are close to Samtrans bus service and Caltrain and quickly accessible to Highway 92, 101 and 280. Our spacious, newly renovated one and two bedroom apartments have kitchens and baths with modern finishes, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, designer cabinetry and lighting as well as generous walk-in closets, in-home washers and dryers and complimentary Wi-Fi service inside your home. Enjoy abundant community amenities; including a 24-hour fitness center, relaxing spa, barbeque and lounge area. We offer bike storage as well as assigned and covered parking and are a pet-friendly community.
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Verified
11 Units Available
Laurel Crossing Apartment Homes
203 Laurie Meadows Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403
Hillsdale
Studio
$1,985
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,145
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
1000 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 7:08 AM
Near Highway 101 and Laurie Meadows Park. Recently renovated with lots of storage, fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens. On-site amenities include two saltwater pools, a Jacuzzi, updated fitness center and two tennis courts.
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Verified
3 Units Available
Sofi Belmont Glen
200 Davey Glen Rd, Belmont, CA 94002
Central
2 Bedrooms
$3,686
1030 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:24 PM
Modern apartments in highly walkable neighborhood. Community features include upscale pool, 24-hour gym and concierge service. Residences feature stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, walk-in closets and in-unit laundry.
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Verified
9 Units Available
The Plaza
1 Plaza View Ln, Foster City, CA 94404
Pilgrim-Triton
1 Bedroom
$2,853
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,630
856 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:21 PM
Gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors and walk-in closets in upscale one- to-three-bedroom apartments. Resort-style amenities include a zen garden, wellness spa and fitness center. Convenient access to Hillsdale Shopping Center, Palo Alto and Silicon Valley.
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Verified
1 Unit Available
Alta off the Avenue
1415 Floribunda Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
Downtown Burlingame
1 Bedroom
$2,280
500 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 1:14 PM
A welcoming community in a boutique-style apartment. Apartments feature hardwood plank flooring, smart kitchens, and granite countertops. On-site laundry, large pool, and community WiFi provided.
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Verified
4 Units Available
Sand Cove
777 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
Neighborhood 1
1 Bedroom
$2,625
550 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 1:14 PM
Fantastic views of the waterfront. Beautifully appointed kitchens and large patios or balconies. Hardwood floors, walk-in closets, and updated appliances. Two pools, ping pong tables, volleyball and tennis course available.
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Verified
25 Units Available
Franklin 299
299 Franklin St, Redwood City, CA 94063
Staumbaugh-Heller
Studio
$2,941
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,130
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,053
1373 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:26 PM
Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and in-unit laundry. Amenities include a grill, media room, car charging and concierge service. Near Downtown Redwood City. Easy access to the bullet train.
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Verified
6 Units Available
Sofi Redwood Park
1212 Whipple Ave, Redwood City, CA 94062
Oak Knoll-Edgewood Park
1 Bedroom
$2,322
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,581
920 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:26 PM
Community offers BBQ grill, clubhouse, pool, gym and on-site laundry. Units include granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and patio or balcony. Located close to Bair Island and San Carlos Airport.
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Verified
16 Units Available
Sofi Belmont Hills
2515 Carlmont Dr, Belmont, CA 94002
Western Hills
Studio
$2,464
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,535
600 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:22 PM
Nestled into a wooded area near Highway 101 and I-280. Recently renovated units offering updated appliances, walk-in closets and in-unit laundry. Available furnished. This pet-friendly community offers a pool, hot tub and gym.
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Verified
9 Units Available
The Marston by Windsor
825 Marshall St, Redwood City, CA 94063
Centennial
1 Bedroom
$3,220
711 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,895
968 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:22 PM
A modern community at the corner of Marshall Street and Main Street, near area shopping, dining, and the tech giants. On-site amenities include a club-style fitness center, roof deck area, and a business center.
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Verified
9 Units Available
201 Marshall Apartments
201 Marshall St, Redwood City, CA 94063
Centennial
Studio
$2,539
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,833
627 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,840
1067 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:20 PM
A modern community with an urban feel to it with great views from the San Francisco peninsula. Luxury living downtown. Expansive roof deck, green certification and an outdoor kitchen area provided.
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Verified
9 Units Available
Lagoons
707 Bounty Dr, Foster City, CA 94404
Neighborhood 1
1 Bedroom
$3,093
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,717
870 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,275
1300 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 1:14 PM
Recently revamped waterfront homes located barely 15 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. In-home amenities include linen closets and quartz countertops. Pet-friendly and smoke-free community.
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Verified
5 Units Available
Shadow Cove
1055 Foster City Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
Neighborhood 4
Studio
$2,477
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,487
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,399
960 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 1:14 PM
Modern community with a large pool, recreation area, and fitness center. Hardwood floors, large walk-in closets, and fireplaces in units. On-site fire pit, clubhouse, and volleyball court. Pool.
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Verified
12 Units Available
Beach Cove
703 Catamaran St, Foster City, CA 94404
Neighborhood 4
1 Bedroom
$2,684
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,866
870 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 1:14 PM
Resort-style community near Catamaran Park and the water. Pet-friendly community with incredible bay views. On-site fitness center, pool with sundeck, and lighted tennis and basketball courts. Pet-friendly.
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Verified
14 Units Available
Indigo Apartment Homes
675 Bradford Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
Centennial
Studio
$2,750
552 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,995
547 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,627
1159 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 7:07 AM
Redwood City homes, not far from Google's offices. Smoke-free units come with walk-in closets, microwaves and laundry facilities. On-site pool, parking, media room, elevators and gym. Pet-friendly.
eaves Foster City Photo Gallery 1
Verified
11 Units Available
eaves Foster City
700 Marlin Ave, Foster City, CA 94404
Neighborhood 3
Studio
$2,497
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,317
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,912
912 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 5:16 AM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments on San Francisco Bay. Walk-in closets and hardwood floors. Air conditioning. Green community with trash valet. Tenants have access to game room and gym.
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Verified
9 Units Available
Aperture
400 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066
San Bruno Park
Studio
$2,766
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,116
673 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,783
969 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:27 PM
Aperture, a sensational new apartment community in San Bruno on the San Francisco Peninsula, offers contemporary urban 1-, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom homes for rent. Discover curated finishes and fixtures that reflect a fine-tuned vision for style as well as comfort. Partake in amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness studio, a clubroom, courtyard decks, outdoor BBQ and gathering areas, bike storage, and EV charging.
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Verified
1 Unit Available
885 Woodside
885 Woodside Rd, Redwood City, CA 94061
Redwood Oaks
2 Bedrooms
$6,249
1949 sqft
Last updated October 23 at 3:25 PM
Convenient to both San Francisco and San Jose, with beautiful views of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Custom cabinets and finishes, central heat and air conditioning, and unique pebble stone showers.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent for a short-term apartment in San Mateo?

Rental prices for short-term apartments in San Mateo range from $1,950 to $8,000 per month.

How many short-term apartments are available for rent in San Mateo?

Currently, there are 8 short-term apartments available for rent in San Mateo.

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What to keep in mind when looking for short-term apartments in San Mateo, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in San Mateo takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new job, a relationship change, or to explore a new city before committing to staying. Whatever the reason, short-term apartments can provide the flexibility that traditional leases don’t.

Before signing a rental agreement or short-term apartment lease, study all of the details thoroughly. Renters usually have more restrictions and rules to follow when renting a short-term apartment. For starters, you usually can’t make modifications like painting or hanging pictures.

Short-term apartments are ideal for flexibility, but also don’t protect the renter long-term. You could face the possibility of rent increases on a monthly basis. The landlord could also decline to renew your lease and leave you looking for another short-term rental.

If your main priority is flexibility, a short-term apartment is an ideal situation. However, ensure that you fully understand the rental agreement terms before signing.