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Pacific Shores Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,439
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,368
1016 sqft
Put yourself in the view at Pacific Shores. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments for rent in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA, bring the California dream to you with garden-style elegance set among the redwoods, sea cliffs, and rich culture of an iconic city. Close to University of California Santa Cruz and the famed Beach Boardwalk – between the banks of the San Lorenzo River and the surf – Pacific Shores immerses you in beachfront luxury. Live among natural splendor, near everything you want and need on the Westside of Santa Cruz.
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Nanda on Pacific Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
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1 Bedroom
$4,166
506 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Come home to Nanda on Pacific. Enjoy relaxing community amenities just minutes from downtown Santa Cruz, the beach and UC Santa Cruz. We’re in the middle of everywhere you want to be.
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Cypress Point Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
10 Units Available
Studio
$2,846
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,495
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,099
771 sqft
Luxury living within walking distance of Neary Lagoon Park and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Covered parking, outdoor BBQ and courtyard facilities, and a well-equipped fitness center.
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225 Alhambra AVE 15 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,000
600 sqft
Upstairs 2 bed 1 bath apartment in wonderful Seabright location in well maintained complex. $200 for utilities including, water, garbage, PG&E, Sewer, Cable. Walking distance to the beach, Java Junction, Betty Burgers, Seabright Social, La Posta and so much more. 1 car garage, laundry in complex. Also included is a 1 car garage, laundry in complex, stainless steel appliances, and original hardwood floors. This owner will not accept Co-Signers. Monthly rent is $3,000, with a security deposit of $4,200, and no smoking, and no pets.
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121 Sylvar ST Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$2,400
700 sqft
Fantastic small complex just 2 blocks from Downtown Santa Cruz at 121 Sylvar Street. This is a 1 bedroom with 1 bathroom apartment unit #6, top floor unit with carpet.There is a Coin-Op Laundry room, street parking only, and the lease term is a Month to Month lease. The monthly rent is $2,400, and there is a $200 utility fee to cover water, garbage, sewer, gas, and the electricity is the tenants responsibility. The security deposit is $3,400 and the units are available now. Pets acceptable with $50.00 per pet rent.
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202 Panetta AVE 10 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$4,900
1340 sqft
Amazing work-live opportunity. Very spacious with multiple living spaces and balcony above large space designed for work space. Must have business license. Business license required. Very versatile workspace; ie could be perfect for businesses of all kinds.
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616 Melrose Ave Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$6,750
840 sqft
Monthly 30+ Vacation Rental in the Heart Santa Cruz, Newly Remodeled and Beautiful! - Beautifully remodeled two bedroom, one bath home in the heart of Santa Cruz! Will only book 30 days+ as a short term vacation rental. Modern, airy and bright. Large comfortable couches for family time and entertaining guests. Large back patio for BBQ's with friends and a great backyard for the kids. Both bedrooms have plush beds with large closets, very roomy. BONUS ROOM! The garage is converted into an amazing work space, school space or separate living room with WIFI and large TV. Great location in mid-town Santa Cruz, close to beach and would be an easy UC Santa Cruz commute. Easy access to grocery stores and restaurants. This home has something for everyone! Rent varies according to the month. It is higher is Summer and lower in the cooler temperatures. Average nightly rate varies from $205-$225. Please send inquiry or call the office for the current rates! No Pets Allowed (RLNE7106944)
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890 West Cliff #1 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$4,200
880 sqft
NEW PRICE - Spectacular Ocean View Luxury, 1BR/1BA Ocean Front in West Cliff - This ground floor unit on West Cliff Drive provides the quintessential Santa Cruz experience. The unit is unfurnished with the exception of the patio and television center available for tenant use. An open floor plan, ocean front patio, high ceilings and plenty of glass to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Monterey Bay. Bring your culinary skills for the kitchen featuring a stainless six burner stove, dual ovens, and quartz countertops. Indoor/outdoor living with the multi panel glass doors, the large bedroom, and spa like bath all make this a rare find and opportunity. Onsite single car garage and storage included. Utilities: Water & Garbage Included Term: 1 Year Laundry: Washer & Dryer Parking: 1 Car Garage Pets: No pets Property is Managed by Kendall & Potter Property Management CalBRE#00420520 Visit www.montereycoast.com for additional details, qualification criteria, pet screening and to complete an online application. No Pets Allowed (RLNE6723538)
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520 Columbia Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$7,000
1140 sqft
Great west side neighborhood! Walk to beach. Bright and sunny 2 br/2 ba house, remodeled kitchen, bamboo floors - Location, Location, Location! Walk to West Cliff Drive! Great commute location, close to UCSC This fully furnished,remodeled 2 bed/2bath vacation rental is in a perfect, residential area of Westside Santa Cruz, close to UCSC campus and even closer to the beach. Beautifully remodeled kitchen with Stainless appliances, leathered granite counters and modern cabinets. Bamboo flooring downstairs. Beautiful and private gated courtyard outdoor areas in the front and back of the property perfect for outdoor seating and intimate gatherings. Off street parking. Built in closets designed to keep your closet organized and neat. The master bedroom has a large walk out patio perfect for watching the sunset with a glass of wine or enjoying a morning coffee. Full bathrooms on both floors. Stackable washer and dryer with linen storage in the first floor bathroom. Available on a monthly basis. Beautifully furnished 30+day-only Vacation Rental $6500.00/month (pricing fluctuates during summer months) $5000.00 Security Deposit Non Refundable Cleaning Fee $395.00 Strictly No Pets No Pets Allowed (RLNE4813222)
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111 Elk Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,000
974 sqft
111 Elk Street Available 10/10/22 Bright and Cheerful Bungalow - This conveniently located bungalow offers 2 BR, 1 BA with a quaint backyard and parking for 2 cars in private driveway plus garage for storage. Gas range with oven, dishwasher, refrigerator. Washer/dryer hook-ups. Front porch with room for sitting area. Tenant pays all utilities. No pets. Contact Bailey Property Management @ 831-685-8588. No Pets Allowed (RLNE4022856)
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218 Mora St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$4,500
Open House Saturday September 3rd- 12:00 This is a beautiful, sunny, newly remodeled, two bedroom, one bathroom home. Conveniently located walking distance to downtown, in a tucked away neighborhood by the Sash Mill and San Lorenzo Garden and Lumber. Enjoy gardening and lounging in the sunny front and backyard with garden beds. Washer/dryer and lots of room for parking. The 2 car garage is very spacious for a workshop and projects galore. Strictly no co-signers or pets.
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354 Lee St Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$6,900
2209 sqft
This large 4 bedroom home is conveniently located in a quiet cul-de-sac with immediate access to the Highway 1/17 , making this a perfect location for a commuter while not compromising on a peaceful living environment. The house is adjacent to Branciforte Creek and surrounded by a large yard with terraced landscaping offering plenty of room for entertaining and relaxing with its patio, built-in BBQ and hot tub. Featuring laminated floors throughout and tons of windows, the home has lots of light and is easy to maintain. The galley kitchen is equipped with all stainless steel appliances: a full sized fridge and gas stove & oven and offers lots of room for storage in the cupboards and the pantry. All bedrooms are located upstairs, with the master bedroom set up another small flight of stairs. The master bedroom with its en-suite is very spacious and has a walk-in closet. Attached to the house and accessible through the laundry room is a large two car garage, presenting enough room for cars and storage. In addition, there are two driveway parking spots and easy street parking. Laundry room equipped with washer and dryer. FACTS AND FEATURES Available: Now for immediate move in Size: 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths - 2,209 SF Lease Term: 12 Months Tenant is responsible for PG&E, water/sewer/trash, and maintenance of the hot tub. Landlord pays for landscape service. Rent: $6,900 Deposit: $10,350 Strictly no co-signers or pets. Listed by: Kaicie McMurray Sherman and Boone LIC: 01827412
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611 Woodrow Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,999
1152 sqft
Looking for tenants to occupy a charming single level home with arched doorways, formal separate dining area, original hardwood floors throughout the house, three bedrooms, recently refreshed two full baths and brand new detached storage shed for extra storage and or laundry. Location, Location, Location! Walk to West Cliff and enjoy the most spectacular beaches, cliffs, parks and wave action. You would be minutes to the Garfield Park Library and Circle church on the corner! This home is on a lovely avenue with a center island. It is a prime location in Santa Cruz County. You can walk to the Wharf for dinner, Natural Bridges State Beach, surf in the ocean, watch the surfers, Lighthouse Field State Beach, hear the waves and sea lions at night and bike to UCSC. *Please note furniture and other personal items shown in the pics are not included. More pictures will be uploaded once flooring and painting has been completed. Terms - Available: Sep 1st, 2022 - One year lease to start with possible extension - Rent: $4999/month - Deposit: $7000 - No pets - No smoking of any kind inside of the house - Contact home owner for more info and or to schedule a showing: 831-212-6160
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1205 East Cliff Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$6,800
950 sqft
Oceanview 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house in Santa Cruz. Between Boardwalk and Yacht Harbor. Amenities included: deck, dishwasher, stainless steel appliance, updated bathroom, laundry in building, and yard. Utilities included: water. Is not pet friendly. Date Available: Sep 26th 2022. $6,800/month rent. $10,000 security deposit required. Please submit the form on this page or contact Winnie at 831-901-0007 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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2027 Bobwhite LN Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,200
1421 sqft
Fantastic 2 bed 2.5 bath townhouse in small complex. Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, both with en-suites. Large windows, natural light, and a half bath downstairs. Private fenced in back hard, enclosed front yard area, and one car attached garage. This owner does not accept co-signers and small pets considered per HOA guidelines. The rent is $3,200 per month and the security deposit is $4,500. No utilities included.
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2209 Muriel Dr. Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,900
1382 sqft
Mid County Single Level Home - This clean newly painted single level home has 3 bedroom with baths 2 baths and is ready to become your new home. New carpet, living room with gas fireplace. kitchen/family room or dining room with sliders opening up to the backyard. 2 car garage. Great central location of live Oak area for easy commute as well as convenient to shopping, Available now. 1 year lease. No pets, No smoking, Call Suzanne dre 00923308 to see @ 831 600-4335 Bailey Property Management. No Pets Allowed (RLNE7711237)
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1632 Killdeer Place Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$4,500
1159 sqft
PRICE REDUCED! 2bd/2.5ba One Block to Sunny Cove Beach - Furnished end-unit townhouse rental offering 2 primary bedroom suites with attached bathrooms located approximately a block to Sunny Cove Beach. Peak of the Ocean from the second floor bedrooms. The ground floor includes the kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and coffee maker. Also on the ground floor are a half bath, 2 storage closets and a living area with a cozy wood-burning fireplace. A sliding glass door invites you to the patio to enjoy your morning coffee and your evening glass of wine. Included is a small attached garage and carport with laundry facilities in the garage. Fabulously located close to a number of beaches, the Crows Nest, the Harbor, Starbucks, the Sunday Farmers Market and more. Terms: Negotiable Utilities: Owner pays Water & Garbage. Tenant responsible for PG&E & Internet/Cable Pets: No Landscaping: Backyard is tenant responsibility Parking: 1 car garage, One space in front of garage Only. Laundry: Washer & Dryer In unit Rent: $4500.00 Deposit: $6750.00 * Please Drive by prior to requesting a showing* *All Power West Properties are “No Smoking” *Tenants are required to have proof of a Renter’s Insurance policy with $100,000.00 personal liability coverage at time of move in * Applicants income must meet 2 times the rent monthly & 650 Credit score or higher to qualify * Sorry, No Co Signors No Pets Allowed (RLNE7667892)
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330 6th Ave Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$4,700
916 sqft
This desirable, newly remodeled, fully furnished, 2 bedrooms, plus office, 1.5 bath bungalow is in the sought-after Twin Lakes neighborhood. Just a short stroll to the ocean, yacht harbor, and great restaurants. There are two outdoor living spaces to enjoy, a cute front area, and a nice private side patio for relaxing throughout the day. The kitchen has everything you need for preparing, and cooking, and baking. The large dining room table is there for you to host a nice dinner. Everything you need is at your fingertips in this charming beach home. FEATURES Included: Fully furnished Vaulted Ceilings Front Porch with sitting area Office space with twin pull out bed Private fenced Patio with a charcoal barbecue and plenty of room for sitting and relaxing or entertaining Stainless Steel Appliances Stove/ Oven Refrigerator Dishwasher Granite Counter Tops Washer/Dryer Outdoor shower Wood flooring Please note one of the bedrooms does not have a closet but there is a hall closet adjacent to the bedroom. UNIT INFORMATION +$4,700 monthly rent +$5,700 Security Deposit +Lease: month to month lease available Oct. . 20th - Dec. 20th +Parking: 2 spaces off street +Pet Policy: Small under 20lb pet considered. +OWNER PAYS ALL UTILITIES! including WIFI +Availability: monthly starting 10/20/2022 - 12/20/2022 $35.00 application fee This is a no smoking property Equal Housing Opportunity Call or Email for Details! Contact Info: PMI Santa Cruz BRE: 01964652 831.471.7878 x1002 (Jennifer) FIND MORE RENTAL LISTINGS AT WWW.PMISANTACRUZ.COM
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435 Glenada Ln Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$5,700
2100 sqft
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=taE8zmQUGPv Welcome Home! Intempus Property Management is pleased to present this beautiful 3 bed / 2 bath single family home conveniently located area of Santa Cuz. This home sits near is minutes away from major freeways like highway 1and 17 Major shopping centers are just blocks away and entertainment. Beaches and boardwalk are also within a few minutes! This single family home offers a modern look with upgraded features throughout, including gorgeously, updated bathrooms, floors, and big open backyard to BBQ and entertain any guests. The minute you step into this tasteful home and head to your right, you will be greeted by a spacious living room that would make for the perfect space a calm and relaxing sitting area. It features soft carpeting, large window to bring in the natural lighting and a cozy fireplace. Past the living room, you will find a kitchen featuring cabinets, countertops, dishwasher and stove. A full size fridge is included for your convenience. This kitchen is a chef's dream! You'll be whipping up your favorite meals in no time! Attached will be a dining area. Through this area of the home, you will have access from large sliding glass doors to your large backyard. Up the stairs of the home, you'll find 3 large bedrooms. 2 of the bedrooms can be used as a home office, kids room, guest room, or to fit your taste. The master suite is worth highlighting for its comfortable size, private updated master bathroom and an abundance of closet space. The common hallway bathroom has been nicely remodeled. The 2-car garage features plenty of room for your daily driver and weekend joy ride. Come visit this beautiful single family residence and discover just what you're looking for!
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Landing at Capitola Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,445
960 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Well-appointed homes with gourmet kitchens and high-speed internet access. Lots of community offerings, including assigned parking and on-site laundry. Near Capitola Mall, Capitola Beach and Jade Street Park.
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3491 N. Main Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,900
1638 sqft
Terms: One year lease (with owner option to renew) Utilities: Tenant responsible for PG&E, Water & Garbage Parking: Garage and Driveway Laundry: Hookups in Laundry Room Landscaping: Seasonal Landscaping included Pet Policy: Small pet negotiable. If approved, tenant must participate in our Pet Program which includes 2 yearly inspections by PPM at $50 each, paid by tenant, and an additional $250 toward deposit. See additional information below. Welcome to your own oasis with this single level 3Bd/3Ba Soquel home! Enjoy an open layout with multiple windows and skylights that invite natural lighting! Hardwood flooring throughout with new carpet in living room and front bedrooms. Expansive living room includes a wood burning fireplace for those cozy nights. Kitchen includes gas range, fridge, ample cabinet space and open dining. Two patio sliders open to a huge backyard adorned with mature trees, leading to the creek's edge. The two car garage includes a foyer and outdoor bathroom with shower. Less than 5 minutes into town yet a nice country feel! ●All PPM properties are “Non-Smoking on premises”●Tenants are required to have proof of a renter’s Insurance policy with $300,000 personal liability coverage at time of move in●Sorry, owner is not accepting co-signers and is not participating in the Housing Authority Credit Voucher Program (Section 8)●Applicants will need to create (1) NO PET PROFILE, or (2) PET/ ANIMAL PROFILE at https://portolarentals.petscreening.com and pay the application fee: $20 per pet/animal; tenants with no pets or service animals are free of charge.Your application will not be processed until this profile is complete. If approved as a tenant, a fee of $25/pet is due monthly with the rent payment. An additional $250.00 will be required toward the security deposit and two yearly inspections at the tenants cost of $50.00 each.● PLEASE REVIEW THE FULL AD, RENTAL CRITERIA AND APPLICATION PROCESS AT www.portolarentals.com
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1715 Upper Scenic DR Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,950
1042 sqft
Serene mountain setting in Felton. This is a 1 Bedroom + Bonus room that could be a large bedroom, 1 Bathroom, approximately 1,042 Sqft property that sits on a 11,543sqft lot. One level home with stairs to doorway, carport with long driveway, lots of land surrounding property for privacy, spacious unfenced backyard space, and decks on both sides of property. Washer and dryer included, large closet/storage space in bonus room, vaulted ceilings with chandelier and fireplace in bonus room, large full-size kitchen with plenty of counter and cabinet space with gas stovetop, and ceiling fan and heater in main living space. Enjoy all the local shops and restaurants in Downtown Felton- Wild Roots Market, Felton Music Hall, Cowboy Diner, Hallcrest Vinyards, Monty's Log Cabin, and much more. Approximately 8 minutes to Henry Cowell Redwoods State parking lot, 15 minutes to Downtown Santa Cruz, and 15 minutes to Scotts Valley. Monthly rent $2,950, security deposit $4,000, small pets considered.
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1132 Callas Ln #2 Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,200
1134 sqft
Beautiful Condo located in Capitola knolls walking distance to New Brighton State Beach - This amazing condo is located in Capitola just blocks from the ocean, village, grocery stores, shops, and more. This home is in a great school district, within walking distance to New Brighton Middle School. Your new home awaits! Features: *** Large Living and Dining Area ***Open concept kitchen ***Newer windows & blinds ***New Appliances *** Central Location *** Two story condo ***Recently upgraded *** On-Site Laundry Room *** Garage *** Community pool and spa Owner Pays: Water, Sewer, Trash Tenant Pays: PG&E, $20 Monthly Home Assistant Applications available online: www.ccrentalpro.com No Pets Allowed (RLNE7702597)
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17510 Old Summit Rd Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,395
600 sqft
Charming 1 bedroom/1bathroom cottage in the mountains! Part of a 20-acre residential estate. Newly remodeled bathroom. Hardwood floors. Large Private yard with vegetable area. Sunny patio. Water and garbage included. All residents are enrolled in the Resident Benefits Package (RBP) which includes HVAC air filter delivery, our best-in-class resident rewards program, identity protection, and much more! More details upon application. Ask us about our security deposit replacement program. Please call our office BEFORE applying. To apply for this property on line please visit our website. www.rec-rentals.com. Application fee is NON REFUNDABLE. Real Estate Connections 408-873-2100 DRE CORP LIC# 01201656 . Cat OK Please call our office BEFORE applying. To apply for this property on line please visit our web site. www.rec-rentals.com. Application fee is NON REFUNDABLE. Real Estate Connections 408-873-2100 BRE CORP LIC# 01201656
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