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apartments with hardwood floors
Last updated December 2 2022 at 4:38 AM

48 Apartments for rent in Santa Cruz, CA with Hardwood Floors

Scoring an apartment with hardwood floors can be a big win for Santa Cruz renters. They`re typically a beautiful addition to your space. They’re also easier to clean and sweep... Read Guide >
Nanda on Pacific Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units 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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1010 Pacific Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,913
826 sqft
3 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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Five55 Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,865
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,440
636 sqft
Located near Crabtree Mall, NC State University and Cary Towne Center. Units with fireplaces, carpeting, private patios/balconies, and kitchen appliances. Tennis court and outdoor pool for residents.
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Cypress Point Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
13 Units Available
Studio
$2,786
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,963
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,661
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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201 Ocean View Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$21,495
3562 sqft
This beautiful estate is concurrently listed for sale and for lease. Enjoy views of the Pacific, Boardwalk and Santa Cruz city lights. Tucked behind private gates, encircled in landscaping, this Storybook English Cottage has it all: private gated entrance, luxurious chefs kitchen, spacious bedrooms, beautiful fireplace and sitting area, ample storage in the garage, a home gym area with views of the pool and grounds. and most importantly panoramic views of The Boardwalk, Santa Cruz city lights, and the Pacific Ocean off of the living area and seen in several rooms of the home. While the interiors are stunning and boast-worthy by themselves, it is the exterior and grounds that make this property truly something special: Enjoy a glass of wine and incredible views while sitting at the gas fire pit, have a soak in your hot tub, or rest in the multiple garden areas or Gazebo. The pool area is perfect for entertaining with a complete outdoor kitchen and a pool house perfect for changing and getting ready for a day in the sun. This home has to be seen in person to fully appreciate how magnificent it is. To schedule a private tour, contact Kaicie McMurray. Sherman & Boone LIC: 01827412
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320 Dakota Ave. #1 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,500
700 sqft
$500 OFF FIRST MONTH'S RENT - Recently Updated 1 Bed/1 Bath in Santa Cruz - MOVE IN SPECIAL - $500 OFF FIRST MONTH'S RENT. This spacious, ground floor, end unit has been recently renovated to include newer cabinets and granite countertops, vinyl and wood flooring, and new bathroom. Unit backs up to Branciforte Creek which offers jogging trails. Centrally located with easy access to Freeways and is within close proximity to bus routes, nearby park, downtown, shopping and dining. Private fenced back patio area, on-site laundry room. and carport parking. Utilities: Garbage Term: 1 Year Laundry: Coin-Op On Site Parking: 1 Carport Space Pets: No Pets Property is Listed by Kendall & Potter Property Management CalBRE#00420520 Visit www.montereycoast.com for additional details, qualification criteria, pet screening and to complete an online application. (RLNE7794129)
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1129 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz CA A Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,700
309 sqft
Cottage by the sea - Property Id: 937371 Fully furnished apartment for traveling nurses! Single occupancy. Studio ADU. Brand newly built! Within walking distance to Seabright Beach. Has a brand new Mitsubishi mini split air conditioning system to provide heating and air conditioning. New refrigerator and stove surrounded and new cabinets with quartz counter tops.. New vinyl wood flooring and newly installed natural looking tile. Filtered shower head, occupancy light switch and modern clear glass enclosure. Also, energy efficient 50 gallon water heater. A brand new, washer dryer combo specifically for tenant use. Every modern conveniences just steps from the beach. Quiet, back unit with a patio just outside the front door to enjoy warm, sunny outdoor meals. An added bonus here with such a proximity to the beach, your own designated parking spot!! Perfect oasis for traveling nurses! 1 to 3 month rental maximum! Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1129-e-cliff-dr-santa-cruz-ca-santa-cruz-ca-unit-a/937371 Property Id 937371 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7794648)
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19 Mary Case Lane Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,950
1123 sqft
Gorgeous Santa Cruz Home!! - Walk to the beach, Neary Lagoon and Downtown Santa Cruz! Tucked away in a small enclave of homes known as the Seaside Cottages. The first level of this home has beautiful hardwood floors throughout with access out to the back deck and small yard. Second level has brand new carpet and fresh paint There are three bedrooms two of which can be master suites. The bathrooms both have showers over bath tubs.Mary Case Lane is one of 8 free standing units in a clean and quiet, well-managed PUD development built in 1998. Private easily maintained outdoor space, in addition to the well manicured common area. All appliances, refrigerator, dishwasher and range are newer. There is a one car garage with automatic opener for your use. Washer and Dryer hook ups. No Pets. For more information or to set up a time to view the property please drive by first then call Bailey Property Management 831.685.8588 to schedule showing. No Pets Allowed (RLNE3534481)
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520 Columbia Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$5,500
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 $5500.00/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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Results within 5 miles of Santa Cruz
1 Pine AVE Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,600
1496 sqft
This beautiful mountain craftsman located in Mount Hermon has 3 bedrooms 2 baths (no tub only showers) and is 1 level boasting 1496 sq. ft. yet still feels cozy. There are vaulted ceilings and comfortable nooks, giant windows and hardwood floors throughout. There is an open-aired kitchen with a central stove/countertop connected to the dining room that opens up to the back patio through french doors. The back patio has room for a outdoor dining table, BBQ, and much more. There is a studio below the home that is occupied. Owner pays water & garbage, tenant is responsible for PG&E and will receive a $100.00 credit per month to cover the utility cost of the studio. There is no garage, 2 off street spots for parking. Storage area under home is included. This home is almost 100 years old with many original finishes including the windows. The Owner has installed a wood burning stove to help with heating the home in the winter months. There is forced air heat as well.
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3491 N. Main Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,200
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. 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 ●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● 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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1219 Andrew Lane Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,650
1152 sqft
Rent Reduced!! Bright & Inviting 2Bd/1.5Ba Condo in Live Oak! - Terms: One year lease (with owner option to renew) Utilities: Tenant responsible for PG&E & Water. Garbage included. Landscaping: Tenant responsible for community garden box. Owner provides back patio landscaping (quarterly); HOA maintains common area Parking: 1 space in shared 2 car garage, permit & street parking. Laundry: Washer & Dryer included: not maintained, repaired or replaced by owner. Pet Policy: Small dog negotiable. No Cats. Tenant must participate in our Pet Program if approved. See additional information below. Beautiful condo near Sunny Cove Beach! Spacious bi-level floor plan with vinyl plank downstairs & a wood burning fireplace. Newly updated kitchen featuring a gorgeous tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Bamboo flooring upstairs, full bath with shower/tub combo, laundry nook including washer/dryer, and two spacious bedrooms. Master bedroom opens to a private balcony! Relax in the back patio with established vegetation and available spa (separate contract required). Enjoy a designated garden box in the community garden to grow veggies! Shared garage with storage; permit & street parking. ?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! (RLNE7792918)
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32 Arabian Way Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,300
800 sqft
Available 12/01/22 upper level of townhouse Scotts Valley - Property Id: 1035584 Master suite has 2 sinks and walk-in cedar closet. Ample cabinets, closets, and cupboards. Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors.Entry and bath ceramic tiled. Vaulted ceilings. Plentiful natural lighting from windows. Views of forested hills and ridges from deck and interior. AEK with granite counters. Ceiling fans. Brick fireplace not functioning. New paint. On ridgetop cul de sac. Vintage picnic table nestled in grove of trees. Heated pool and hot tub. Uncovered paved parking. Solar panels ordered. Owner pays part of cable internet (400 Mbps), PGE electric. 5 blocks from shopping and EV charging. 1 block from laundromat. 2 miles from Henry Cowell Redwoods SP. Application fee credited to second month's rent. Shown by appointment - email only. Minimum 6 mon. lease, credit 650, income $4600. No criminal, evict, bankrupt. See photo gallery via Google search or link below. https://www.vistapropertiesinc.com/sold-listing/detail/1106069763/32_Arabian_WAY-Scotts_Valley-CA Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/32-arabian-way-scotts-valley-ca/1035584 Property Id 1035584 No Dogs Allowed (RLNE7789879)
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Results within 10 miles of Santa Cruz
621 Vista Del Mar Dr Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,400
800 sqft
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS This wonderful 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom house is centrally located between the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay Aquarium. Combining the redwoods and the sea into one idyllic setting, Aptos is a quaint town that serves as home to the forested Nisene Marks State Park, perfect for mountain biking, hiking, shops, restaurants, and boutiques. This Cottage style home is nicely appointed with all the amenities. Single level, one bedroom has a Queen bed and a desk, the other has two twins. All our kitchens are fully equipped. In the evening, you may want to walk out onto the patio with peaks of the ocean and and BBQ with plenty of room to move around. Or serve a gourmet dinner on the back patio with views of hills. You may want to drive into Soquel or Corralitos and enjoy wineries and some live music. There is something for everyone - Over 20 miles of contiguous beaches, hiking Bike trails, wineries, breweries, beach boardwalk, paddle boarding, surfing and even a new skateboard/mountain bike park nearby. Take scenic day trips to Carmel, Monterey and San Francisco. UNIT INFORMATION +$3,500 monthly rent +$5,000 Security Deposit +Lease: Minimum one month through May 31st with possible extention +Parking: Private driveway +Pet Policy: No Pets +Utilities paid except PG&E +Availability: Now All PMI Santa Cruz residents are enrolled in the Resident Benefits Package (RBP) which includes HVAC air filter delivery (for applicable properties), utility concierge service, making utility connection a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident rewards program, and much more! More details upon application. There is a $30.00 charge monthly due with rent for this benefit. $35.00 application fee This is a no smoking property Equal Housing Opportunity Call or Email for Details! Contact Info: PMI Santa Cruz PMISC@email.showmojo.com or call 831.539.2779 Scheduling done online ONLY Equal Housing Opportunity. FIND MORE RENTAL LISTINGS AT WWW.PMISANTACRUZ.COM
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12182 Alta Via Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$3,300
1200 sqft
Beautifully kept home with tons of vintage charm. This 2BR / 2 BA home features hardwood floors, wainscoting in dining and living area, beautiful large windows throughout. The kitchen features a 6 burner range, butcher block counter tops. Amazing enclosed patio around 2 sides of house with double pane windows lets in tons of light, adds great entertaining area while keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Spacious single level home with 1800 sq ft basement underneath adds so much potential. Over a third of an acre in a sunny spot with loads of opportunity for gardens and outdoor entertaining areas. Socially distanced entertaining is a slam dunk at this property. Come check out this one of a kind majestic property
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416 Altivo Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,975
1100 sqft
- La Selva Beach Bungalow one level 2 bedroom 1 bath home. 950 sq.ft. Walk to Manressa Beach. Freshly painted inside and out. Refinished hardwood floors, new entry door, new dishwasher, blinds and curtains. One of two homes on a quarter acre. Private, completely fenced patio garden with additional storage unit. Water, garbage and seasonal gardener included in rent. *****Key to private beach***** Rachel Shaffer, @ 831-685-8588 x 621 Bailey Property Management for viewing instructions. Calbre#00902682 (RLNE7749759)
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532 Vista Del Mar Dr, Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$5,500
2237 sqft
Rio Del Mar Dr. Unfurnished Updated Ocean View Home - Desirable Rio Del Mar unfurnished ocean view home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. It features beautifully updated kitchen and baths, hardwood floors and 2 decks to enjoy the bay view. The downstairs has a family room with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. 2 car garage. No pets, No smoking, No co-signers. Available Aug 1. Tenant pays all utilities. Close proximity to shopping, golf course, beach and freeway access. $6000/mo. Year lease. Call Bailey Property Management to see 831 600-4335 dre 00923308 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7612038)
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El Gato Penthouse Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,700
665 sqft
Luxury apartments with hardwood floors and fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy the courtyard and pool on site. Near the green space at Lexington Reservoir County Park. Catch a film at Los Gatos Theatre during free time.
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66 Pennsylvania Ave Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$9,000
2222 sqft
Custom built 3 Bedroom home set on a tree lined street in the Glenridge neighborhood, walking distance to downtown Los Gatos. Contemporary design & stylish finishes set this home apart. A professional chef's kitchen with designer touches: calacatta marble counters, Viking Gas Stove, Sub Zero Refrigerator, & Miele Dishwasher. Modern amenities are perfect for entertaining and day to day living. The large primary bedroom is a private retreat with a fireplace and built-in office that is beaming with natural light & views. A spa-like ensuite bath is finished in carrera marble and glass with a modern stand alone soaking tub & dual sink vanity. The large vaulted living room & dining area flow to the kitchen with ease. A hardscape patio with a hot tub & mature plantings are set just through French doors, perfect for California al fresco living. Hardwood floors, dual pane windows, skylights, indoor utility room & A/C complete the package. Los Gatos Schools. One car detached garage with EV charger and workshop $9,000 a month $11,000 security deposit Pets negotiable with additional deposit and owner approval Available November 2022! Julie Pae DRE 01724555 DWM Properties, Inc DRE #02021398
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21510 Judith Court Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$3,800
1306 sqft
We are excited to present the most perfect home nestled within the Santa Cruz mountains that will truly be your oasis from the busy city life. The perfect home just minutes from Downtown Los Gatos and now it is waiting for YOU! The home features: *3 bedrooms *2 bathrooms *Wood stove in living room. *Living room with sky lights *Large kitchen with sky lights *Bay windows. *Breakfast nook *New blinds and paint throughout *Hardwood floors throughout, no carpets *Primary bath with shower stall *Large primary suite with walk-in closet *Hall bath with shower/tub *Ceiling fans *Lighting in each room *Interior laundry room with washer/dryer "as is" *Large yard with deck and space to nurture your own garden *Detached 2 car garage - Kindly note, all vehicles kept on the premises must be operable with current registration *Located within the prestigious Los Gatos School District - tenant to verify availability. May allow pets - contact our office for additional details! Tenant responsible for all utilities (water, garbage, propane, & PG&E). This is a non-smoking and tenant must maintain renters insurance. 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. Call 669-291-2289 or follow this link https://app.tenantturner.com/listings/realestateconnections to schedule a showing! Ask us about our deposit replacement program! To apply for this property online, please visit our website: www.rec-rentals.com. Application fees are non-refundable, so contact our office with any questions prior to submitting your applications. Real Estate Connections 669-291-2289 CalDRE Corporation license # 01201656 Amenities: Cooling System: Central Forced Air, Parking: Two Car Garage, Laundry: Washer/Dryer "As Is", Gardening Service, Vaulted Ceilings, Large Yard, Large Primary Suite, Skylight in Living room., Ornamental Use Trash Compactor, Heating System: Central ForcedAir, Bay Windows, Wood Stove in Living Room
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12 Bayview Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$8,495
1954 sqft
Gorgeous Custom Home in Downtown Los Gatos! *Tour Today* - Wonderfully appointed with the finest materials and high-end appliances, this remodeled four-bedroom rental property in the historic district of Los Gatos is bound to take your breath away. As you enter through the classic portico, take in the open floor plan and timeless design: shining wood floors, large shuttered windows, and recessed dimmable lighting. Wander across the living room and dining room to find the generous chef’s kitchen where stainless steel appliances—Thermador range, hood, and refrigerator—make every meal easy and enjoyable. Across from the dining room, double doors open to a versatile bedroom suite that can serve as a family room, office, and anything in between. The sparkling ensuite features a large walk-in shower and a second door connecting back to the main living spaces. Wrapping around the side of the house is a peaceful stone patio surrounded by trees and lush gardens. In the evening, grill up your favorite dish at the outdoor kitchen as your firepit brightens and warms the private space. Back inside, carpeted stairs lead to three additional bedrooms. Finished with gorgeous white stone and boasting a massive walk-in shower and dual sink vanity, the primary ensuite offers a truly spa-like experience. At the end of the hall, a third full bathroom with a shower-tub combo sits across from the laundry area. If you’re looking for a quiet location in one of the most coveted areas in Los Gatos, you’re in the right place. Stroll through the quiet neighborhood and head over to the many nearby restaurants and shops downtown. Better yet, top-rated Los Gatos schools surround the area and a detached garage provides that touch of convenience. Visit the homes website to view more: https://www.12bayview.com/ Apply online today: www.forbesgrouppm.com *Non-Refundable $45 application fee per person. *Credit Screening Required* *Applicant must submit proof of gross income (2.5x monthly rent) *Deposit is equal to one month’s rent on approved credit To schedule a private tour please contact Forbes Group at (650) 499-7035 or email leasing@forbesgrouppm.com All the Best, Forbes Group Property Management www.forbesgrouppm.com (RLNE7794299)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent for an apartment with hardwood floors in Santa Cruz?

Rental prices for apartments with hardwood floors in Santa Cruz range from $2,500 to $21,450 per month.

How many apartments with hardwood floors are available for rent in Santa Cruz?

Currently, there are 9 apartments with hardwood floors available for rent in Santa Cruz.
City Guide for Santa Cruz, CA

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What to keep in mind when looking for apartments with hardwood floors in Santa Cruz, CA

Scoring an apartment with hardwood floors can be a big win for Santa Cruz renters. They`re typically a beautiful addition to your space. They’re also easier to clean and sweep, particularly if you have pets.

However, there are some downsides. Hardwood floors carry sounds. They can also make your apartment noisy for your roommates and downstairs neighbors.

Ask the landlord or property manager about the hardwood floors before signing a lease. Are they actually hardwood or a popular composite alternative? The latter is probably easier to clean and care for than the real thing.

It’s also important to ask about who’s responsible for any damage to the floors and what that entails. Your security deposit could take a hit from scratches, dents, and other damage.

Consider the type of climate you live in. Hardwood floors typically don’t fare well in damp climates full of moisture. Stains and buckling are common in hardwood floors after rain flooding or excessive moisture.

However, hardwood floors can be ideal for dry climates or sunny areas for renters who love the way they look.