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1,119 Cheap Apartments for rent in San Rafael, CA

Finding cheap apartments in San Rafael takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, le... Read Guide >
2459 Larkin Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,195
300 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,495
750 sqft
Built in 1614, this Edwardian style building features large bay windows and ample natual light. It is located on the corner of Larkin and Greenwich in Russian Hill. The property is one block from the Polk Gulch retail corridor in a location that is within walking distance to major transportation lines, including San Francisco MUNI lines, offering convenient access to North Beach, the Financial District, Cow Hollow, and the Marina.At RentSFNow, it's about partnership, not paperwork. Our one-application process makes it easy to find your piece of the San Francisco dream. With the largest collection of apartments in town, we specialize in updating classic buildings in choice locations. Your next home is where character meets state-of-the-art convenience. Iconic Charm. Modern Living.This unit is a rental unit subject to the San Francisco Rent Ordinance, which limits evictions without just cause, and which states that any waiver by a tenant of their rights under the Rent Ordinance is void as contrary to public policy.
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The Tides Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,136
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,467
970 sqft
Schedule a tour today! In-person, self-guided, and virtual tours available.
Bayside Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
2 Bedrooms
$2,120
864 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Near San Pablo Bay, I-80 and I-580. Energy-efficient appliances, upgraded flooring, on-site laundry and private patios. Pet-friendly community with pool, basketball court and children's play area.
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Del Norte Place Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,106
672 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,447
901 sqft
Prime location close to San Pablo Avenue, UC Berkeley and the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station. Community is pet-friendly and features a fitness center. Units have spacious floor plans and all electric appliances.
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Vue at 3600 Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,925
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
850 sqft
Storybook townhouses surrounded by landscaped gardens, just off Richmond Parkway. Dishwashers, cable television and microwaves in units. On-site carport, car wash area and game room. Close to shopping malls and movie theaters.
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350 Union Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
Studio
$2,049
1 Bedroom
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Right in front of the famed Coit Tower in San Francisco lies beautiful, luxurious studio and 1 bedroom apartments for rent. The Apartments on Union Street are located on the edge of Telegraph Hill, near North Beach and Chinatown - two of San Francisco's most famous districts. Live in complete luxury in these studio and 1 bedroom apartment rentals, with all the modern amenities, including a community sundeck. Washington Square Park is nearby along with the many delicious restaurants and shops to visit in Little Italy and Chinatown. Living in these dream apartment rentals also places you within walking distance of the Financial District and the SF downtown area. Corporate suite rentals are also available, and our friendly staff is always available to help you with your rental and leasing needs. Renting an apartment in the heart of San Francisco makes public transportation an important necessity and the Apartments on Union Street are near public transportation - always close by and rea
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2000 Broadway Street Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,249
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$5,599
You're living in one of San Francisco's most prestigious neighborhoods when you rent an apartment on Broadway Street, in the Pacific Heights District of San Francisco. The Apartments at 2000 Broadway Street offer studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with every modern luxury. Near Union Street and the Fillmore District, these apartment rentals offer amenities that include a heated indoor swimming pool and state-of-the-art fitness center, with views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Palace of Fine Arts. These dream apartment rentals are near shops, restaurants, and popular clubs on Union Street; as well as shops and boutiques on Chestnut Street in the Marina District. You will live in style in one of the most highly sought after locations in San Francisco with easy access to public transportation for access to downtown SF, and convenient by car to Marin. These gorgeous studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments can be rented or leased. Furnished apartments are avail
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Results within 5 miles of San Rafael
2133 Stockton Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,199
Here on the corner of Bay and Stockton you're only a few blocks away from some of San Francisco's most famous sites -- Ghirardelli Square, Pier 39, The Cannery, Fisherman's Wharf and The City's cable cars. You are just moments away from excellent dining, boutiques, and the Mason/Powell cable car. Bus service brings you to the Financial District and downtown within just a few minutes.
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Appian Terrace Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,815
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,700
900 sqft
Welcome to Appian Terrace Apartments in El Sobrante, CA. Discover better living in a community that brings the entire world to your fingertips. Enjoy the rewards of high-quality upgrades and stunning features as you dive into our hand-crafted lifestyle. Situated near all Bay Area counties, our convenient location provides you with close access to many local attractions as well as easier commutes. Choose from our collection of apartments that are complete with everything that you need to always feel right at home. Embrace personal amenities that will make your daily needs a breeze. At the end of each day, you will love coming home to our thriving community. This is where home becomes the destination. Schedule a tour today and join Appian Terrace Apartments.
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1618 Mason Street #12 Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,995
1 Bedroom
$3,295
2 Bedrooms
$3,395
This beautiful studio has been renovated with an open living plan and large windows that let in lots of that gorgeous California sunshine along with the most beautiful views in SF! Its beautifully modern updated kitchen contains all you need for San Francisco living. Cable car and Bus stop right out-front door. Near night life, fantastic Restaurants, and fun life in the City.
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The Villas at Harbor Pointe Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,965
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,315
950 sqft
Arrive home to The Villas at Harbor Pointe where sweeping bay views await you in a reserved hilltop setting. The Villas at Harbor Pointe offers a peaceful environment in historic Pinole. We are in close proximity to schools, shopping, and recreational areas. You will appreciate being within 30 minutes of exciting San Francisco.\n\nFind the charm of our newly remodeled one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes and townhomes that will delight you with designer details. Our seven comfortable, spacious and airy floor plans will intrigue you. Savor the tranquility of your private patio or balcony, available in most of our apartment homes. If you love cooking youll love our gourmet kitchens which include all new electric appliances.\n\nRevel in the serenity of the poolside patio or a stroll in one of the many nearby parks. Enjoy fun in the sun relaxing on our patio or in our sparkling blue swimming pool. Experience the ambiance of a bayside resort community. Come and see why you will love your new home at The Villas at Harbor Pointe.
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1472 Filbert Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,495
1 Bedroom
$3,295
2 Bedrooms
$4,695
Receive 4 Weeks Rent Free For A Limited Time!* 1472 Filbert Street is located on Russian Hill, just a short walk from a plethora of restaurants, shops, and nightlife destinations. This location provides an easy commute to downtown San Francisco, making it easy to maintain a desirable work-life balance. Walk to nearby Fort Mason and Chrissy Field to enjoy lovely outdoor spaces or both Union and Chestnut Street for great dining and nightlife. This property is a short trip to visit some of the most iconic sites in San Francisco such as; Lombard St, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and more. Our remodeled apartments at 1472 Filbert are equipped with high end, white kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Upon entering the building, you are greeted by the original Art Deco era entryway, showcasing the buildings old San Francisco charm. Each remodeled unit is equipped with in-unit washer and dryers and contains natural light and outstanding views of the city.
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1534 Taylor Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,000
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,595
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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5123 Panama Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
950 sqft
**Great Apartment **New Paint Lights and Blinds **Private Balcony and 1 car garage** Excellent Owner/Management** - NEW Paint. NEW Blinds. NEW Lights. AMAZING APARTMENT Balcony READY to MOVE IN ASAP We are a family run business. We have been in Richmond for over 30 years. We have built every property, run and lease all units. Our handy man has been with us for 20 years and is excellent. We over see our properties like a well run community where everyone knows each other. You are an amazing addition to the community, not a number in a file. Communication is key and we are available 24/7. We look forward to you becoming a wonderful new addition to our wonderful community. Have a blessed day. OPEN HOUSE Daily Call for Appointment Open House ****5123 Panama Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804**** Amazing APARTMENT Bottom Floor Excellent Two bedroom 1 bath apartment Large Closet for Large Bedroom PRIVATE 1 CAR GARAGE 950 sq.ft. Apartment has Dishwasher, Disposal, Range and Refrigerator NEW BLINDS, NEW LIGHTS, NEW PAINT 1 large size Bedroom 1 Medium size Bedroom 1 full bath shower tub combo Full time maintenance staff for all your needs 1/4 Mile to Point Isabela Dog Park and Costco Very easy access to freeway 580 and 80 Water and Garbage are paid by owner Less than 1 Mile to BART Deposit $2300 Rent $2300 Very sharp large two bedroom one bath apartment 950 sq.ft. Kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal and range. Private one car garage with auto opener Full time maintenance staff. Near El Cerrito Del Norte BART. Close enough to walk to BART but far enough away to not hear screechy BART wheels. Owner built, owned and operated. Call Anthony (RLNE7807177)
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5653 Carlos Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$2,450
950 sqft
**Remodeled UNIT NEW Carpet**NEW Paint**NEW Blinds**NEW Lights.**NEW Stove**AMAZING APARTMENT READY to MOVE IN ASAP** - Remodeled UNIT. NEW Carpet. NEW Paint. NEW Blinds. NEW Lights. NEW Stove. AMAZING APARTMENT READY to MOVE IN ASAP We are a family run business. We have been in Richmond for over 30 years. We have built every property, run and lease all units. Our handy man has been with us for 20 years and is excellent. We over see our properties like a well run community where everyone knows each other. You are an amazing addition to the community, not a number in a file. Communication is key and we are available 24/7. We look forward to you becoming a wonderful new addition to our wonderful community. Have a blessed day. OPEN HOUSE Daily Call for Appointment Open House ****5653 Carlos Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804**** Amazing APARTMENT TOP Floor *************CATS ARE WELCOME*********************** Excellent Two bedroom 1 bath apartment Walk in Closet for master PRIVATE 1 CAR GARAGE 950 sq.ft. Apartment has Dishwasher, Disposal, Range and Refrigerator NEW CARPET, NEW BLINDS, NEW LIGHTS, NEW PAINT 2 large bedrooms, 1 is Master with walk in closet Full time maintenance staff for all your needs 1/4 Mile to Point Isabela Dog Park and Costco Very easy access to freeway 580 and 80 Water and Garbage are paid by owner Less than 1 Mile to BART Deposit $2450 Rent $2450 Very sharp large two bedroom one bath apartment 950 sq.ft. Kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal and range. Large bedrooms with closets Private one car garage with auto opener Full time maintenance staff. Near El Cerrito Del Norte BART. Close enough to walk to BART but far enough away to not hear screechy BART wheels. Owner built, owned and operated. Call Anthony (RLNE6855385)
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1317 Liberty Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,550
3 Bedrooms
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Be part of an amazing community, take a look of a similar 2-Bedroom Apartment in the same building! - You can truly have the lifestyle you deserve! Our centrally located apartment homes are conveniently located close to public transportation (BART), dining and great shopping. Just Minutes to Bart Secured Parking Friendly and Professional Management Refreshing Swimming Pool Onsite 24 Hour Management Fantastic Location near dining and great shopping! https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=8K5DovFqdSZ (RLNE1835777)
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1201 Liberty Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,550
3 Bedrooms
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Be part of an amazing community, take a look of a similar 2-Bedroom Apartment in the same building! - You can truly have the lifestyle you deserve! Our centrally located apartment homes are walking distance to public transportation (BART), dining and great shopping. Just Minutes to Bart Friendly and Professional Management Refreshing Swimming Pool Onsite 24 Hour Management Fantastic Location near dining and great shopping! https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=6NP1Fnekii4 (RLNE1835776)
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905 Liberty St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,095
Close to freeways, parks and the El Cerrito Plaza BART station. This is in a quiet area with lot's of possibilities for commuting and schools. • This is an upstairs unit with new double pane windows. • New granite counter tops Rooms and Interior: Recently rehabbed Kitchen and Bath: Kitchen recently updated, Granite kitchen counters Utilities and Extras: Gas furnace Building and Surroundings: Small building, Back porch Lease Terms: Tenant pays gas and electric, No smoking building, No dogs, No cats, Tenant pays water
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1532 Chanslor AVE E Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,300
816 sqft
Completely remodeld, Brand new Kitchen with new cabinets, Quartez counter, and SS Large Refr! Bath room has fancy shower head, new vanity, marble flooring. All news painted, New wood flooring. Located in GATED community, 3 blocks walking distance from bart. One car garage parking included. Most convenient location at a great price. 20 mins commute to SF, close to all freeways and school and park and shopping.
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368 S 8th St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,050
1000 sqft
Spacious 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Unit in Four-plex. New paint and flooring. New kitchen! Carport and off-street parking are available. NO PETS/ NO SMOKING. Month to Month Lease. Rental Terms: Available: NOW Monthly Rent :$2050 Security Deposit :$2050 Application Fee $40 per each adult This unit is conveniently located near City Parks, Laundry Mat, Schools, Kaiser Permanente, Shopping, Richmond Bart Station, Richmond Parkway, and the 580 Freeway.
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Results within 10 miles of San Rafael
1535 Francisco Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,300
485 sqft
Amazing studio in San Francisco. Located two blocks from the Marina Harbor, Chestnut Street shops and restaurants, Fort Mason Center, Moscone Park and the Marina Greens. Located on a quiet street in a well maintained building. Amenities included: hardwood floors, large walk-in closet, separate eat-in kitchen, common garden and laundry in building. Utilities included: water. Date Available: Nov 7th 2022. $2,300/month rent. $2,000 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Garret at 415-377-3185 to learn more. Text for immediate response. Can show almost anytime!
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1700 Bay Street Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,495
1 Bedroom
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944 Vallejo Street Photo Gallery 1
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2300 Pacific Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,400
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How much is rent in San Rafael?

Cheap apartments in San Rafael start at $1,900 per month.

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in San Rafael, CA

Finding cheap apartments in San Rafael takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in San Rafael by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in San Rafael in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of San Rafael.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in San Rafael. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in San Rafael.