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172 Short-term Apartments for rent in Vista, CA

Finding a short-term apartment in Vista takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment due to a new job, ... Read Guide >
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Bluffs at Carlsbad Apartments
2707 Avenida de Anita
Carlsbad, CA | Tamarack Point
1 Bedroom
$2,040
451 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
670 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 9:04 AM
BEAUTIFUL CARLSBAD APARTMENTS Reflecting a passion for luxury and stylishness, the residences at The Bluffs at Carlsbad present a compelling portrait of refined apartment living. Nestled in a well-kept area of northwest Carlsbad, California, we are close to great schools, thriving businesses, and wonderful shopping destinations. CA-78 and Interstate 5 are located nearby, giving you access to the Pacific Ocean and all of its beauty. The Bluffs at Carlsbad offers the best for all your needs. Offering unique one, two, and three bedroom floor plans, The Bluffs at Carlsbad is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Our apartments reflect spacious living that will simply delight you. Apartment features include a fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new cabinetry, and granite countertops, crown molding, custom paint, and double pane windows. Some homes feature new plank flooring, spacious walk-in closets, and oversized patios. We are a pet-friendly community so bring them along with you. Residents of The Bluffs at Carlsbad appreciate the great value once they have relaxed by our shimmering swimming pool, spent the afternoon surfing the net in our clubhouse with Wi-Fi, playing a game of tennis, or getting some work done at the business center. Surrounded by stunning landscape, parks, trails, and accessible recreational areas in Carlsbad, our community is ready for you to take a step towards true refined living. Call us for a personal tour and experience the excellence of luxury apartment home living.
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3 Units Available
eaves San Marcos
823 Nordahl Rd
San Marcos, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,945
885 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,015
1099 sqft
Last updated July 30 at 12:08 PM
Conveniently located close to Highways 15 and 78 and beautiful beaches. Community has a tennis court, 24-hour gym, pool and hot tub. Recently renovated units have washer/dryer, walk-in closets and ceiling fans.
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8 Units Available
The Villas at Camino Bernardo
11203 Paseo Montanoso
San Diego, CA | Rancho Bernardo
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,622
969 sqft
Last updated July 30 at 12:07 PM
Welcome to The Villas at Camino Bernardo Beautiful and Spacious Floor Plans in the Award Winning Poway Unified School District The Villas at Camino Bernardo offers gracious apartment homes in a resort style community in a beautifully landscaped tranquil setting in the heart of Rancho Bernado. Our well designed community offers one and two bedroom apartment homes, emphasizing on comfort and livability featuring upgraded kitchens, bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, modern hard-flooring, and other popular features such as full size washer and dryer. As a resident of The Villas you will enjoy two heated pools, two soothing spas, lighted tennis court, state of the art fitness center, community clubhouse, dog park, tot lot, onsite storage is available.
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7 Units Available
Avalon Vista
701 Breeze Hill Rd
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,625
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,225
1063 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 12:07 PM
Kitchens have granite counters, garbage disposal and space-saving, built-in microwaves. Recreational amenities include shuffleboard, a pool table, a hot tub and a swimming pool. Located within walking distance of Breeze Hill Park.
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2 Units Available
Linda Vista Village
965 W Lincoln Ave
Escondido, CA | Central Escondido
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,995
690 sqft
Last updated July 30 at 12:16 PM
A modern community with plenty of interior upgrades. On-site BBQ area, on-site management, and assigned parking. Units have a private balcony or patio. Several floor plans and buildings to choose from. Pet-friendly.
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8 Units Available
The Hills at Rancho Penasquitos
15095 Via Hondonada
San Diego, CA | Glens
2 Bedrooms
$2,305
963 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 12:15 PM
The Hills at Rancho Penasquitos offers beautifully remodeled two and three bedroom apartment homes for rent located off Carmel Mountain Road in Rancho Penasquitos. We have beautiful valley views nestled in a wooded landscape and are located next door to Rolling Hills Elementary School which is in the Award Winning Poway School District.
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13 Units Available
Sofi Shadowridge
1850 Thibodo Rd
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,416
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,828
1086 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 12:45 PM
Energy-efficient appliances and windows. High ceilings, private balconies and large walk-in closets. Residential amenities feature resort-style swimming pool and spa, playground, and business center. Pet-friendly.
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8 Units Available
Camden Old Creek
1935 Northstar Way
San Marcos, CA | La Costa Oaks North
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,011
1055 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 11:59 AM
Just south of San Elijo Road, close to Ranch Santa Fe Road. Balcony, walk-in closets and ample storage space at complex with clubhouse, pool and media room. Access to dining and shopping in Carlsbad.
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28 Units Available
The Courtyards Pacific Village
10977 Pacific Point Place
San Diego, CA | Northeastern San Diego
1 Bedroom
$2,390
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,925
972 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1269 sqft
Last updated July 30 at 12:18 PM
The Courtyards offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes with square footage ranging from 665-1380sf. Amenities include heated pool & spa, dog park and dog wash station, 24 hour fitness center, movie theater, game room, clubhouse, playground, package lockers, additional storage available, bicycle storage and Electric Vehicle charging stations throughout.
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1 Unit Available
Rising Glen
2300 Rising Glen Way
Carlsbad, CA | Olde Carlsbad
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,851
892 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 3:40 PM
Close to restaurants like Hooked on Sushi and grocery stores like Trader Joes and Sprouts. Residents live in units with laundry, patios or balconies, and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly community includes pool, hot tub and gym.
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8 Units Available
Preserve at Melrose
1401 N Melrose Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,339
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,776
1128 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 3:49 PM
Near Vista Sports Park. Apartments feature living areas with hardwood-style floors, bathrooms with soaking tubs and kitchens with Whirlpool appliances. On-site community garden, swimming pool, spa, clubhouse and 24-hour fitness center.
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2 Units Available
Alta Vista
1245 Morning View Dr
Escondido, CA | Central Escondido
1 Bedroom
$2,326
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,077
1006 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 3:46 PM
Luxurious units feature washers and dryers, private patios or balconies, and hardwood floors. Community boasts 24-hour maintenance, pool, parking and gym. Located in Escondido, just minutes from schools, parks and shopping.
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1 Unit Available
Barham Villas
570 E Barham Dr
San Marcos, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,654
930 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 3:52 PM
Located minutes away from Cal State San Marcos, shopping, dining and entertainment. One, two and three bedroom apartments have upgraded kitchens and bathrooms. Community has a heated pool, BBQ grills and relaxing spa.
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9 Units Available
Waterleaf Apartment Homes
333 N Emerald Dr
Vista, CA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,158
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,357
890 sqft
Last updated July 30 at 3:50 PM
Located close to the 78 freeway and College Blvd and minutes away from shopping, dining and entertainment. Community has pool and spa. Units feature A/C, extra storage and private patio/balcony.
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6 Units Available
Hidden Cove Apartments
910 Del Dios Hwy
Escondido, CA | Felicita
1 Bedroom
$1,930
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
950 sqft
Last updated July 30 at 1:37 PM
Convenient location for commuters just steps from the Avocado Highway (I-15). Residents live in units with laundry, hardwood floors, and garbage disposal. Community offers BBQ grill, pool, and parking.
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8 Units Available
Windrift Apartments
3500 Windrift Way
Oceanside, CA | Ocean Hills
1 Bedroom
$2,380
671 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,610
934 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,055
1115 sqft
Last updated July 30 at 1:37 PM
Recently renovated units with hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Playground, gym, game room, basketball court and media room in complex. Close to Route 78 and Lake Park and minutes from shopping at North County Square.
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2 Units Available
Bella Terra
365 Pomelo Dr
Vista, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,849
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 3:40 PM
Just minutes from Route 8. On-site amenities offer everything needed, including a pool, playground, media room and gym. Patio and balcony options available. On-site laundry, garage parking and grilling area. Pet-friendly.
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10 Units Available
Marisol Carlsbad
3251 Marisol Place
Carlsbad, CA | Calavera Hills
1 Bedroom
$2,722
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,366
1135 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,894
1393 sqft
Last updated July 30 at 4:16 PM
Choose the type of leasing experience that works best for you! 1. Private Tours by Appointment 2. Self-Guided Tours 3. Video or Facetime Tour Contact us to schedule your appointment today. Style. Accessibility. Proximity. Marisol apartment homes feature easy access to the charm and playfulness of historic Carlsbad and offer a haven from it all when it’s time to unplug. One-, two-, and three-bedroom homes feature all the sensible amenities you’ll want, plus the tech-savvy extras you’ll be excited to share. LMC LIVING, INC. CA DRE #01983707
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2 Units Available
Haven 76
2414 S Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA | Kit Carson
1 Bedroom
$2,515
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,955
1114 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 4:14 PM
With San Diego only a short drive down the I-15, residents here enjoy fully fitted kitchens, air conditioning and walk-in closets. The pet-friendly community also has a BBQ-grill, pool, gym and clubhouse.
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2 Units Available
Alcove
650 North Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA | Central Escondido
1 Bedroom
$2,345
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 4:14 PM
Envision a lush garden of life overgrown with passion and personality. Alcove tells the tale of a community in Escondido destined for the legendary. With 112 apartment homes unified together at the corner of Washington and Centre City Parkway, Alcove brings together people from different cultures and circles to explore life together. Here, the neighbors and friends of Alcove are always greeted with warmth and a smile. Whether this be by mixing and mingling at community events, indulging in unique food and entertainment from local favorites, or learning and preserving the city’s culture, Alcove embodies the spirit of community and togetherness.
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2 Units Available
Palomar Station
1257 Armorlite Dr
San Marcos, CA
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1 Bedroom
$2,060
586 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 4:14 PM
1-3 bedrooms available near Palomar College SPRINTER station. All units offer extra storage and patio or balcony view. Clubhouse amenities include well-maintained courtyard, gym and swimming pool. Pets welcome.
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Pierside
119 N Cleveland St
Oceanside, CA | Downtown Oceanside
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 30 at 4:12 PM
We are temporarily ceasing in-person tours with prospective residents. Virtual tours are available. Call us today for more information! Pierside is a new collection of apartments in the heart of Oceanside, where Mission Avenue meets the Pacific. It’s an address that mixes surf, sand and sunsets with a walkable neighborhood full of cafes, restaurants and shops. It’s a classic California beach town living matched with modern apartments and styled amenities.
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1 Unit Available
Sunset View
2500 Sea Cliff Way
Oceanside, CA | Mira Costa
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,650
1000 sqft
Last updated July 30 at 3:55 PM
Convenient to Oceanside Boulevard via Rancho del Oro Drive. Fireplace, balcony and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly complex with pool, gym and clubhouse. Close to Palisades Park, MiraCosta College and only minutes from several restaurants.
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5 Units Available
The Tradition
1901 Cassia Rd
Carlsbad, CA | Poinsetta
2 Bedrooms
$3,340
1123 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,930
1361 sqft
Last updated July 30 at 4:10 PM
The Tradition Apartment Homes are located near La Costa Resort in beautiful, seaside Carlsbad, CA. Apartments are designed in classic beach style with modern upgrades like wood flooring and new countertops.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much is rent for a short-term apartment in Vista?
Rental prices for short-term apartments in Vista range from $1,800 to $3,400 per month.
How many short-term apartments are available for rent in Vista?
Currently, there are 5 short-term apartments available for rent in Vista.
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City Guide for Vista, CA

While Vista may just be a road sign for commuters between L.A. and San Diego, the few and the smart have chosen to make this city their permanent home. Not ready for the commitment? That's o.k. That's what apartments are for... and duplexes, and fourplexes, and rental homes, and garage apartments. There are tons of rental options in a variety of locations with their own unique characteristics.

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

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

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

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

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