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Nanda on Pacific Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
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1 Bedroom
$3,836
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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1010 Pacific Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$4,025
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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1010 Pacific Apartments offers sleek urban living in the heart of Santa Cruz, just moments from the boardwalk near Highway 1 and 17. Responding specifically to your needs, sophisticated designs feature one, two and three bedroom arrangements. Homes showcase upgraded interior finishes including maple cabinets, designer flooring and countertops, culinary kitchens with Energystar Maytag appliances and a custom interior paint palette. 1010 Pacific also offers penthouse residences featuring premier finishes including custom cherry cabinetry, polished granite countertops and wood flooring. Located on the concierge levels of the property, penthouses also offer expansive panoramic ocean, hillside and city views. Pay Rent By Credit Cards.
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Pacific Shores Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,520
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,303
1035 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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Cypress Point Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
8 Units Available
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$2,856
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,192
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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Santa Cruz County

Average Rent
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Cruz County is $3,351, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,873. Last updated August 11
Studio
$2,734
1 Bed
$3,351
2 Beds
$3,873
3+ Beds
$4,383
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
Garden Hill Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,895
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
744 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,850
800 sqft
Experience Watsonville living at Garden Hill Apartments. These apartments are located in Watsonville at 31 Lassen Way in the 95076 area. Come by to check out the apartment floorplan options. The professional leasing team is excited to help you find your new apartment. Stop by the leasing office to check current floorplan availability.
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880 W Cliff DR 1 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
$5,900
1600 sqft
Wow! This is an amazing location to live the Santa Cruz Beach life! Updated 3 bedroom and 2 bath Condo right on beautiful West Cliff Drive. FULLY FURNISHED with all you would need or could be unfurnished if you prefer, utilities included! Steps to famous Steamers Lane surfing and Lighthouse Park with breathtaking ocean views and sandy beaches... Functional open floor plan with custom kitchen, sit down bar and dining area, patio with ocean views for relaxing & barbecue area. Master bedroom with patio and ocean views, listen to the waves as you fall asleep each night! One car garage and extra guest parking. This is living !!!!
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2965 Mattison LN Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,000
1313 sqft
Convenient Location and situated on a Cul-de-sac. This 3 bedroom/2 bath house has a lot to offer. Walking distance to Dominican, shopping, dining, 5 minutes to 41st, plus it's on a cul-de-sac with no through traffic. Hardwood floors throughout, home was repainted inside. Attached 2 car garage offers plenty of storage. A lovely non-working double-sided brick fireplace gives separation between the living and family rooms. ONE small dog (under 25 lbs) or cat MAY be possible, upon owner approval with pet references and extra $50 pet rent per month. NO CO-SIGNERS. Tenants pay all utilities, 1 year lease, rent $4000, security deposit $6000, renter's insurance required (must provide copy of policy), and owner pays for monthly landscaping. Please email a bio and we will set up a time for a viewing.
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807 Isbel CT Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,200
1775 sqft
Fantastic 3 bed 2.5 bath Town house Top of the hill in Carbonera Estates, easy freeway access to Hiway 17. Kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer on site, living area on entry level, two bed, one bath on bottom floor, and primary bedroom with En-suite on top floor. Attached single car garage, property also includes three decks, and this is an end unit. The monthly rent is $4,200, and the security deposit is $5,500. Please call Anderson Christie Inc to schedule a showing.
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121 Sylvar ST 2 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,500
730 sqft
Fantastic small complex just 2 blocks from Downtown Santa Cruz at 121 Sylvar Street. There are 3 units available and they are numbers 2, 3, and 8. All are 1 bedroom with 1 bathroom apartments, there is 1 top floor unit with carpet & 2 bottom floor units with hardwood. There is a Coin-Op Laundry room, street parking only, and the lease term is a Month to Month lease. The monthly rent is $2500, and there is a $200 utility fee to cover water, garbage, sewer, gas, and the electricity is the tenants responsibility. The security deposit is $3500 and the units are available now. Pets acceptable with $50.00 per pet rent. Please call Anderson Christie Real Estate to schedule a viewing 831-515-8421.
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201 Silver Leaf Drive - B Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,700
1191 sqft
Nice 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo in Watsonville. Good separation of space with living areas downstairs, bedrooms and full bathroom upstairs. Private patio off dining room is great for enjoying the beautiful weather. Attached single car garage with washer & dryer hookups inside. Excellent commute location with easy access to Hwy 1. Walking distance to restaurants, movie theater, shopping, banks, and public transportation. The condo complex has a community swimming pool, basketball court and playground.
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116 Pacheco Ave Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,300
1085 sqft
Terms: up to one year lease (with owner option to renew) Utilities: Tenant responsible for PGE, Water and Garbage. Landscaping: Included Parking: One car garage, driveway and street parking as permitted. Laundry: Washer & Dryer included. Pet Policy: Small pet negotiable. Tenant must participate in our Pet Program if approved which includes 2 inspections by PPM and paid by Tenant, and additional $250 towards deposit. See additional information below. Spacious 2bd/1ba with additional 3rd room for optional use. Located in the desirable Seabright neighborhood close to shopping and highway access. Adorable single level floor plan with hardwood floors, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric stove/oven, and fridge. Fireplace is non-op. Beautiful large backyard with patio, heritage trees and storage shed for tenant use. Detached one-car garage with washer and dryer (owner will not repair, maintain or replace washer/dryer). Garage is not water tight. ●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●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 ●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.
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2430 Camden Ct. Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,984
1664 sqft
Terms: One year lease (with owner option to renew) Utilities: Tenant responsible for PG&E, Water & Garbage Parking: Garage, Driveway, Street parking as permitted Laundry: Hookups in garage Landscaping: Monthly Yard Maintenance included Pet Policy: Small pet negotiable. If approved, see additional information below. This single family home includes a cozy gas fireplace in the living room and a newer HVAC system with air conditioning. Beautiful hardwood flooring in the living areas with vinyl in the kitchen and bathrooms. Enjoy the large kitchen area with bar seating. The spacious backyard has a deck, fruit trees and a large area for entertaining. ●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●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.●For Reduced move in costs, talk to us about our Security Deposit Replacement Program!
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1 Terrace Way Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$5,500
2000 sqft
Beautifully designed & furnished short-term executive rental in Felton. This spacious and sunny home has everything you need, making it the perfect mountain retreat. The living room has soaring ceilings, skylights and a cozy wood burning fireplace. The gorgeous custom kitchen is fully equipped with a center island cooktop, oven, refrigerator, microwave and a wine fridge plus mountain views, and a sliding door to the patio. The home has 3 good sized bedrooms plus an office, owners are open to renting it as a 3 BR, 3BR + office or bedroom, rental price will vary. The home also has beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy, in addition to being within walking distance to parks, trails, shopping, dining & nightlife. Quick freeway access for commuters, and only 20 minutes to Santa Cruz beaches. Home is available starting in October for approximately 7 months. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us!
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2030 North Pacific Avenue - BR2 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,500
145 sqft
Luxury condo complex in downtown Santa Cruz. Large unfurnished bedroom suite for rent in a luxury Santa Cruz condominium complex, within walking distance to dining, shopping, and close to UCSC. Bedroom is 145 sq ft, has a private bathroom with tub & separate shower, and a walk-in closet with built in storage. House will be shared with 2 other tenants, UCSC students. The condo is beautiful & modern with custom cabinets and high end appliances, living areas and kitchen are furnished, with in-unit shared laundry. Condo complex features well-equipped gym, pool, and underground parking. PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB CONDO OCCUPANTS AND DO NOT GO BY THE CONDO WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. Condo is not available until September. Showings will begin the week of Aug 15th. Please inquire to add your name to the list to be contacted once showing appointments are available.
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14 Shadow Court Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,200
1540 sqft
Clean & bright townhome in the Scottsborough complex, located within walking distance to Scotts Valley dining, shopping, and much more! This 3BR / 2BA townhome features vaulted ceilings, brand new carpet, gas fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, and 2 sunny balconies. The spacious main bedroom suite has an attached bathroom with double sinks and a walk-in shower. There are 2 other good sized bedrooms and a bathroom with a tub/shower combo, plus a laundry closet with a washer & dryer in the hall. Converted garage has plenty of storage space. Quiet cul-de-sac location, with views of Hocus Pocus Park & Playground, the condo complex has a community pool & hot-tub.
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644 Almond Dr. Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,500
970 sqft
Terms: Up to one year Lease (with owner option to renew) Utilities: Tenant Responsible for PG&E. Water, garbage & sewer included. Landscaping: Owner maintains Parking: Garage, driveway & street parking as permitted. Laundry: Laundry hookups (electric) Pet Policy: No Pets Allowed. Charming single level 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located in adult community (1 occupant must be age 55 or older and any secondary occupants must be 45 or older). New Vinyl Plank Flooring throughout home. Kitchen includes dishwasher, refrigerator and electric range. Features of the community include a pool, spa, work-out room, bocci ball court, and a clubhouse. Electric laundry hook ups in the 2-car garage with automatic opener. ●All PPM properties are “Non-Smoking on premises”●Tenants are required to have proof of a renter’s Insurance policy with $100,000 personal liability coverage at time of move in●Sorry, owner is not accepting co-signers●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●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.●For Reduce move in costs, talk to us about our Security Deposit Replacement Program!
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25870 Adams Rd Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$6,950
2400 sqft
Top 10 reasons this property is unique #1: Complete Privacy for stress free country living and ideal remote work setup #2: View: The whole of Monterey Bay and the Santa Lucia Mountains (Big Sur) in the distance #3: Swimming Pool #4: Water, Landscaping maintenance, and Pool maintenance included in rent; you only pay for electricity, internet/TV (Comcast or wireless broadband), propane, trash. #5: 1500 sq. ft. decking on multi levels for outdoor living #6: 2 Kitchens; 1 indoor culinary kitchen; 1 indoor/outdoor kitchen and deck dining area in the shade and with the incredible view. #7: Meditation Garden #8: Sited on an Organic Tree Fruit farm #9: 22 minutes to downtown Los Gatos; 30 minutes to Santa Cruz #10: Top Rated schools; Loma Prieta Elementary, CT English, Los Gatos High. Bonus - The incredible view; you have to see it to believe it. Unfurnished 2,400 sq. ft single family home; 1500 sq. ft. of decking with views, shade and privacy. Workshop. Swimming pool. Outdoor kitchen and dining area. 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms. Stainless steel kitchen appliances. Washer, Dryer, and fireplace. Comcast Internet for remote work; 4 season living; above the fog in summer so it’s much warmer than the near the Bay; snow in Winter, beautiful Spring flowers and even Fall colors. House and landscape is 1 acre sited on 5 acre property which is part of a 10 acre Organic tree fruit farm; facilities and irrigation to grow you own vegetables. Landscaping and Pool maintenance included, so you can enjoy it without the hassle of upkeep. Forest on 3 sides; occasional Bald Eagle sightings. Community minded neighborhood of like minded people who appreciate the quiet and simplicity of country living.
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84 San Tomas Way Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,700
1408 sqft
Recently remodeled 3-bedroom single-family home in a quiet neighborhood. The open floor plan connects the kitchen living room and dining room into one enormous open space with recessed lighting and tiled floors. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a three-seat island. The bedrooms have warm bamboo floors. The backyard is divided into a garden growing area and an entertainment patio. The two-car garage also includes laundry. Available the second week of September. One well behaved pet will be considered. Security deposit is $5,000. No smoking. No co-signers.
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225 7th Ave, H Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,800
Unit H Available 10/01/22 BEACH STUDIO - Property Id: 131811 STUDIO near Twin Lake Beach. Water and trash paid. One person, NO PETS. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/225-7th-ave-santa-cruz-ca-unit-h/131811 Property Id 131811 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7650549)
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375 Clifford Avenue #321 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1000 sqft
Large Updated 2 Bedroom Condo In Watsonville! - Cute condo located in Watsonville, across the street from Target. Unit features a large master bedroom with walk-in closet, gated complex and spa. The kitchen is equipped with all new stainless steel appliances. Brand new flooring throughout. Updated bathroom, new paint throughout. There is also an on-site coin-op laundry facility available for tenant's use. Utilities: Water, Garbage Term: 1 Year Laundry: Coin Op Parking: Gated parking with 1 assigned parking spot 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 (RLNE7627106)
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2022 Dolphin Dr Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,750
1240 sqft
2022 Dolphin Dr Available 09/01/22 Seascape Townhouse Beauty - WONDERFUL FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD A MERE 1/2 MILE TO SEASCAPE RESORT'S PAVED AND WELL-MAINTAINED PATHWAY TO THE BEACH. TOWN HOME HAS CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, LAMINATED HDWD FLOOR IN 2ND FLOOR BEDROOM, OUTDOOR PATIO, & 1ST FLOOR TRAVERTINE FLOOR TILES AND NEAR BEACH, GOLF, RESORT, SHOPPING, SCHOOLS, TENNIS & FITNESS CENTER No Pets Allowed (RLNE7655020)
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80 Blackbird Circle Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,620
1512 sqft
80 Blackbird Circle - AVAILABLE NOW! Don't miss out on this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home Newley build in 2020! Open living design, modern kitchen and dining area. Stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, garage, and private patio overlooking Harkins Slough! We accept section 8! (RLNE7651897)
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534 Clubhouse Dr Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,900
1750 sqft
Beautiful Modern Home In Aptos! - Available NOW! This charming 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home in Aptos. Located in the community of Rio Del Mar. 4-minute walk to Seascape Golf Club, an 11-minute walk ( .5 mile) to Deer Park Marketplace, a 7-minute drive to Rio Del Mar Beach and a 2 minute drive to route 1 highway. This home features: ***Vaulted ceilings*** ***Fireplace*** ***Wood flooring*** ***Attached garage*** ***Fenced backyard** ***W/D *** ***Updated bathrooms*** The tenant is responsible for all utilities plus a $20 monthly home assistant. Please apply online & schedule a tour at www.ccrentalpro.com No Pets Allowed (RLNE7649131)
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110 Marina Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,400
800 sqft
Beach Charmer with Updates - This charming 2 bedroom 1 bath Spanish bungalow has been redone with a new roof, new paint in and out, new flooring, new windows, blinds, heater and quartz kitchen breakfast bar. It has a dining area, laundry hookups, 1 car garage and superb location, steps from the beach! Available 8/15. No smoking, No pets, No co-signers. Year Lease. Tenant pays all utilities. Contact Bailey Property Management to see Suzanne dre 00923308 to see 831 600-4335. No Pets Allowed (RLNE7646104)
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The average rent in Santa Cruz County is $2,734 for a studio, $3,351 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $3,873 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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How much is rent in Santa Cruz County?

In Santa Cruz County, the average rent is $2,734 for a studio, $3,351 for a 1-bedroom, $3,873 for a 2-bedroom, and $4,383 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Santa Cruz County, check out our monthly Santa Cruz County Rent Report.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Santa Cruz County?

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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?

While some Santa Cruz County properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.

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How can I find off-campus housing in Santa Cruz County?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Santa Cruz County. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of California-Hastings College of Law, California Institute of Integral Studies, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California College of the Arts, and University of San Francisco.

Santa Cruz County

Average Rent
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Santa Cruz County is $3,351, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $3,873. Last updated August 11
Studio
$2,734
1 Bed
$3,351
2 Beds
$3,873
3+ Beds
$4,383
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List