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Last updated February 1 2023 at 5:17 AM

564 Short-term Apartments for rent in West Des Moines, IA

Finding a short-term apartment in West Des Moines takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartmen... Read Guide >
TurtleCreek Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 38
1 Bedroom
$1,015
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,510
1477 sqft
Furnished units with walk-in closets, ceiling fans, and in-unit laundry. Amenities include a 24-hr gym, hot tub, and bike storage. Pet-friendly. Easy highway access, near Jordan Creek Town Center and minutes from downtown.
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BelleMeade Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 45
1 Bedroom
$1,460
848 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,690
1390 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,205
1741 sqft
Minutes from Jordan Creek Town Center. Updated interiors with walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances. Available furnished. Outstanding amenities include a dog park, 24-hour gym and a pool. Internet cafe and garage available.
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Mansions at Jordan Creek Photo Gallery 1
1 of 53
1 Bedroom
$1,100
753 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,320
1080 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,660
1415 sqft
A modern community located near the park and area schools. Tucked into a residential area. These homes are larger with ample storage and nine-foot ceilings. On-site pool, fire pit and gym. Pet-friendly.
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Park 88 Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$975
518 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,115
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,605
1341 sqft
Park88 in West Des Moines offers luxury amenities with your active lifestyle in mind. Our spacious floor plans fit every stage of life from studio apartments, 1-3 bedroom apartment homes and 1-3 bedroom townhomes. (RLNE7302711)
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Renew Jordan Creek Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
1 Bedroom
$1,150
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,380
1049 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,655
1344 sqft
Experience all that West Des Moines, IA has to offer with ReNew Jordan Creek! Located just 2 miles from the junction between Interstates 35, 80, and 235, you’ll have convenient access to Drake University and Des Moines Community College and specialty shops and eateries at the Galleria at Jordan Creek. Our spacious one, two, and three bedroom apartments feature large windows that bring in plenty of natural light, fully equipped kitchens with stainless-steel appliances, wood burning fireplaces, and vaulted ceilings. Community amenities include a bark park and paw spa, 24-hour fitness studio, cyber café, and community pool. Contact us today to learn more about calling ReNew Jordan Creek home!
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Results within 1 mile of West Des Moines
Bricks at Waukee East Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
1 Bedroom
$1,044
654 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,373
941 sqft
Now Leasing The Bricks Waukee East apartment homes, a brand new way of thinking and style of living in Waukee, Iowa. The Bricks Waukee East homes offer a new way of living in Waukee, Iowa. The Bricks Waukee East features pet-friendly one and two-bedroom apartment homes crafted with the imaginative combination of modern interior finishes and a vintage brick exterior.
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Results within 5 miles of West Des Moines
Weston Park Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 29
Verified
13 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$708
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$815
835 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,038
1065 sqft
The ever-affordable Weston Park Apartments in Des Moines, IA is now offering comfortable one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes with a full suite of in-unit features, like private patios, renovated kitchens with sleek black appliances, and granite counters. Live here and take advantage of our 24-hour fitness center, resident clubhouse with coffee bar, or the abundant community green space; all minutes from historic Valley Junction, Gray’s Lake, and Downtown. Weston Park is more than a home, it’s a space where you can thrive.
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The Village at Westchester Photo Gallery 1
1 of 29
1 Bedroom
$770
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$780
748 sqft
A unique space on 23 acres of park-like land. Onsite amenities include a pool and sundeck. Fireplaces available. Within the Johnston School District. Apartments offer large closets and spacious layouts.
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Flux Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
Verified
15 Units Available
Studio
$1,067
380 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,203
542 sqft
This newly constructed community features open layouts, nine-foot ceilings, and lots of storage. Cool, modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances. On-site rooftop lounge, outdoor courtyard, and stunning views of the city.
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Crescent Chase Photo Gallery 1
1 of 45
1 Bedroom
$1,000
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,090
950 sqft
A stunning community with several floor plan options available. On-site pool with a sundeck, playground and community room provided. Apartments feature walk-in closets and washers and dryers.
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SaddleBrook Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
1 Bedroom
$1,060
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,330
1035 sqft
Modern apartments in a friendly residential community. Located between the Urbandale Public Library and North Karen Acres Park. Furnished homes have ovens, laundry facilities and garbage disposals. Media room, parking and swimming pool. Near I-80.
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Ingersoll Towers Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
2 Bedrooms
$955
901 sqft
A beautiful community near the area's best dining and shopping. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool, sundeck and clubhouse. Apartments feature a private balcony and patio, large kitchen and updated appliances.
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Redwood Waukee Hickman Road Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
2 Bedrooms
$1,674
1317 sqft
Redwood Waukee Hickman Road is where you’ll find the single-story apartment you've been looking for. Live in a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, pet-friendly apartment rental home with an attached garage. Enjoy being surrounded by charming greenery, with all the amenities of you could need just a stone’s throw away. Plus, you can get to all the arts, entertainment, dining and attractions of downtown Des Moines in under 30 minutes. But more than that, you can feel at home in a neighborhood atmosphere where life is quiet and friendly. Won't you join us?
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Canary Lofts Photo Gallery 1
1 of 35
Studio
$875
330 sqft
Experience modern living in the brand new Canary Lofts, located at the heart of the energetic Drake neighborhood. Based on a design-led aesthetic and commitment to modern simplicity, our apartments are functional, luxurious and bathed in natural light. Surrounded by great bars, restaurants and retail, Canary Lofts is more than a place to call home. Our convenient location has something for everyone, with dining, unique shops and entertainment just a short walk away.
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The Commons at Greenway Park Photo Gallery 1
1 of 31
1 Bedroom
$1,054
578 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,219
1078 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,718
1280 sqft
Our brand new development has been welcoming residents home since the summer of 2020 and features 1-3 bedroom townhomes and flats with a great list of amenities. Enjoy spending time in your brand new home, lounge at the pool or in the community center. Call our office today to choose your brand new home and come home to The Commons at Greenway Park!
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Walnut Lake Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
1 Bedroom
$1,104
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,137
859 sqft
Enjoy quiet living with easy access to I-80. New, modern complex has homes with walk-in closets and granite counters. Air conditioning. Community features include a game room, gym and garage parking.
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Redwood Waukee Douglas Parkway Photo Gallery 1
1 of 1
2 Bedrooms
$1,499
1294 sqft
Residential community west of Des Moines and just blocks from Grant Ragan Elementary School. Spacious living areas with vaulted ceilings, pass-through kitchens, air conditioning and hardwood flooring.
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The 31st Street Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 23
1 Bedroom
$835
649 sqft
A charming home near the downtown area and several universities. Large balconies and spacious layouts provided. On-site parking and laundry facilities. Pet-friendly. Near entertainment and shops.
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The 4220 Grand Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 13
2 Bedrooms
$890
775 sqft
Near parks and the Des Moines Art Center. This community features a green area with ample space, a sun deck and a pool. Located near universities and dining. A patio or balcony provided.
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Sherwood Glen Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
1 Bedroom
$845
619 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$850
832 sqft
Located just minutes from shopping and recreation centers, and 10 minutes from Downtown. On-site amenities include a pool and sundeck. Each apartment features large closets and a full kitchen package.
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Results within 10 miles of West Des Moines
Rowat Lofts Photo Gallery 1
1 of 80
Verified
12 Units Available
Studio
$915
483 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,330
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,520
982 sqft
Housed on the former site of the Rowat Cut Stone and Marble Factory, Rowat Lofts celebrates the tradition and innovation unique to Des Moines' East Village. Here, ambitious trendsetters enjoy bright open-concept apartments. Modern-industrial common spaces include rooftop decks, a fitness center, and an outdoor courtyard. Rowat's central location offers walkable access to entertainment and nightlife, award-winning restaurants, and riverfront events. Come dwell on the edge at Rowat Lofts.
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Somerset Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$805
672 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$890
806 sqft
With one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments available, we have a layout perfect for both individuals and families of all sizes. Enjoy an abundance of natural light and new appliances in select units. Take some time to relax or exercise in our swimming pool and 24/7 fitness center. You’ll also love the benefit of having laundry facilities on every floor and a playground for the kids to enjoy.
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Cityville on 9th Photo Gallery 1
1 of 47
Verified
21 Units Available
Studio
$955
472 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,180
632 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,636
1092 sqft
With quick access to hot spots like Gray’s Lake and Principal Park, Cityville on 9th is your premium choice of Des Moines apartments. Each of our studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments puts the energy of Des Moines right at your front door without making you sacrifice the space or amenities you’d find in the suburbs. Set up a tour today to see how Cityville fits into your lifestyle.
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Rocket Transfer Lofts Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
1 Bedroom
$995
721 sqft
Rocket Transfer Lofts is a former Hawkeye Transfer Company warehouse that was constructed in 1902 and converted into renovated loft apartments in 2013. All 1 and 2-bedroom floor plans feature modern finishes, walk-in closets, and original architectural elements such as exposed brick and duct work to create a unique reminder of the buildings warehouse roots. Our convenient location is only moments away from several downtown Des Moines employers, Principal Park, and a variety of local shops and eateries. Our community amenities include a fitness center, business center, and rooftop terrace with 360-degree views of the Des Moines skyline and surrounding areas. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a personalized tour!
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How much is rent for a short-term apartment in West Des Moines?

Rental prices for short-term apartments in West Des Moines range from $950 to $2,200 per month.

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City Guide for West Des Moines, IA

Named after the Des Moines River, the French_"des Moines"_translates literally to "from the monks".

Located at the center of Iowathe Corncob Stateis the attractive city of West Des Moines. Home to 59,000 people and still counting, this medium-sized city has been attracting residents with its eye-catching real estate development. West Des Moines doesn't just happen to be the second-largest suburb in Des Moines, its also the tenth-largest in Iowa, thanks to the wealthy investors who saw the areas potential. West Des Moins boasts thriving businesses and institutions that offer lots of opportunities for employment, so if you are planning on moving to West Des Moines, give yourself a pat on the back. It was a good decision. See more

What to keep in mind when looking for short-term apartments in West Des Moines, IA

Finding a short-term apartment in West Des Moines 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.