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Last updated January 27 2023 at 12:58 AM

3,052 Short-term Apartments for rent in Columbia, MD

Finding a short-term apartment in Columbia 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... Read Guide >
Tamar Meadow Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
1 Bedroom
$1,700
858 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,947
940 sqft
Sophisticated colonial style in a complex next to Long Reach High School and Long Reach Park. Recently renovated units have washers and dryers, as well as fireplaces and extra storage. Pool and 24-hour gym.
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The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
1 Bedroom
$1,765
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
983 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,512
1431 sqft
The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia is Silver LEED Certified and its interiors are as modern as you expect in an urban home. Wood-style flooring with updated kitchens.
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The Madison at Eden Brook Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
Verified
18 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,650
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,875
933 sqft
Convenient to Columbia between Washington and Baltimore, this apartment home community boasts a 24-hour gym, a pool and fitness trails. Interior features include intrusion alarms, wood-burning fireplaces and in-home laundry.
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Cedar Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,470
815 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
1056 sqft
Recently renovated apartments with extra storage and private laundry. Community has a dog park and sparkling pool. Just minutes from Harper's Choice and the local skate park.
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Hamilton at Kings Place Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
Verified
18 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,595
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,875
933 sqft
Conveniently located between Baltimore and Washington, DC, this apartment community features a dog park, fitness trails and a grilling area. The garden-style homes boast upgraded kitchens, intrusion alarms and closets with built-in organizers.
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Columbia Pointe Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
1 Bedroom
$1,413
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,744
1062 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,277
1237 sqft
Recently renovated units with an elegant kitchen including all appliances and in-unit laundry. Patio or balcony. Swimming pool, playground, 24-hour gym, 24-hour maintenance, parking and elevator. Pet friendly.
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Preserves at Cradlerock Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
1 Bedroom
$1,435
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,670
1127 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,810
1312 sqft
Apartments feature a private patio or balcony, all appliances, air conditioning and in-unit laundry, plus on-site laundry facilities. Wheelchair accessible, carport, BBQ area, playground, courtyard and coffee bar. Dogs and cats allowed.
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The Timbers at Long Reach Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
1 Bedroom
$1,490
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
978 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1196 sqft
Close to Rouse Parkway. Patio or balcony overlooking a beautifully landscaped courtyard. Units include all appliances, granite countertops and laundry facilities. Community amenities include a playground, volleyball court, BBQ area and dog park.
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The Gramercy at Town Center Photo Gallery 1
1 of 30
1 Bedroom
$1,812
777 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,273
1013 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,858
1401 sqft
Located across the street from the Mall in Columbia. Residence offers seven different floor plans, ranging from one- to three-bedroom apartments. Some units have lofts and nine-foot ceilings. All include air conditioning and in-unit laundry.
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The Elms at Kendall Ridge Photo Gallery 1
1 of 41
1 Bedroom
$1,851
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,462
950 sqft
This stunning community sits in a tree-lined street area near shopping and dining. On-site amenities include a resort-style pool and lighted tennis court. Updated interiors feature lots of functional space and a patio or balcony.
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10X Living Columbia Town Center Photo Gallery 1
1 of 33
1 Bedroom
$1,731
854 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,930
1042 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,920
1403 sqft
The Symphony Woods park and The Mall in Columbia are both just minutes from this property. The green community offers a clubhouse and 24-hour gym for residents to enjoy. Units feature stainless steel appliances.
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Juniper Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
Verified
19 Units Available
Studio
$1,849
608 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,879
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,116
1129 sqft
Introducing Juniper. The centerpiece of the new Merriweather District. Studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments available.
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Beech's Farm Photo Gallery 1
1 of 41
Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,441
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,062
994 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,078
1056 sqft
We are now accepting in-person tours via scheduled appointments only. Our virtual tours are also available. Please call or email to schedule today!Nestled in a lush wooded setting, Beech's Farm provides residents with a peaceful and luxurious living experience in the heart of Columbia, MD. Our apartments near Village of Kings Contrivance features a unique selection of one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes with thoughtful amenities throughout each unit. Residents love the warmth that hard surface wood-inspired flooring brings to each room. Cozy up to the charm of a wood burning fireplace (in select units). Make a meal in our highly-appointed kitchens with stainless-steel appliances fit for a chef. Every one of our Columbia, MD apartments is spacious enough to accommodate a full-sized washer and dryer, as well as large closets. Enjoy the outdoors on your very own patio or deck at our Kings Contrivance apartments. Beech's Farm also features excellent community amenities such as walking and jogging trails that connect to public parks, a business center, and an on-site playground. Our pet-friendly apartments in Columbia, MD even have a dog park for your pet to roam.
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Poplar Glen Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
1 Bedroom
$1,624
792 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,898
1160 sqft
Just a short distance away from the Mall of Columbia, shopping, and dining. Newly renovated units feature hardwood floors, fireplace, and patio/balcony. Resident have access to pool, clubhouse, 24-hour gym, media room. Pet friendly.
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Autumn Crest Photo Gallery 1
1 of 5
1 Bedroom
$1,515
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
1160 sqft
Apartment community near to Talbot Spring Elementary School and Highway 29. Recently renovated one- to three-bedroom units feature air conditioning, ceiling fan, garbage disposal and in-residence laundry. Pet-friendly, with playground. Wheelchair accessible.
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Clarys Crossing Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
1 Bedroom
$1,519
823 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,001
1100 sqft
Close to The Mall in Columbia. Open-concept floor plans featuring private patios. Wood-burning fireplace, walk-in closets and black appliances in every apartment. On-site Wi-Fi lounge, coffee bar, fitness center and outdoor swimming pool.
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TENm.flats Photo Gallery 1
1 of 32
Verified
39 Units Available
Studio
$2,135
597 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,018
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,637
963 sqft
Modern apartments located right in the heart of Downtown Columbia close to shops and dining. Choose from a variety of floor plans and enjoy the large swimming pool and business cyber center.
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Harpers Forest Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
Verified
10 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,499
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,629
850 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,214
1500 sqft
Pet-friendly complex with on-site laundry, playground, 24-hour maintenance, and ample parking. Air-conditioned units boast energy-efficient appliances and wall-to-wall carpeting. Close to Highway 29, I-70, and I-95.
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Alister Town Center Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
13 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,767
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,138
983 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,303
1107 sqft
The Mall in Columbia and Town Center Village are easily accessible from this property. Residents can play a round at Fairway Hills Golf Course. Units have fireplaces and walk-in closets. Onsite clubhouse and gym provided.
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Alister Columbia Photo Gallery 1
1 of 21
Verified
12 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,603
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,949
966 sqft
Luxury features abound: recently renovated with quartz counters, unique wood flooring, elegant lighting and cozy fireplaces. Minutes from I-95 and exclusive resident access to 24-hour gym, refreshing pool, clubhouse and car wash.
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The Verona at Oakland Mills Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
1 Bedroom
$1,280
591 sqft
Apartment amenities include air conditioning, hardwood floors, laundry and walk-in closets. Community offers bike storage, playground, parking and courtyard. Close to schools, parks and highways.
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Avalon at Fairway Hills Photo Gallery 1
1 of 37
1 Bedroom
$1,585
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
1147 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,464
1413 sqft
Located a short drive from Route 29 and on the edge of the Fairway Hills Golf Course. Apartments have a fireplace, dishwasher and private laundry facilities. Community includes racquetball court, pool and tennis court.
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eaves Columbia Town Center Photo Gallery 1
1 of 25
1 Bedroom
$1,830
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,880
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,755
1582 sqft
Adjacent to Symphony Woods and near Route 29 in Columbia. Units have real wood cabinets, in-unit laundry and air conditioning. Plenty of parking and pets are allowed.
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Bluffs at Hawthorn Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
1 Bedroom
$1,272
680 sqft
Pricing and availability subject to change\n\nWe offer one, two bedroom, and three bedroom apartments for rent. Each of our apartments has a window in the kitchen and a pass-through breakfast bar, many of which have been renovated with the features that are important to you. At the Bluffs at Clarys Forest and Hawthorne, we have what you need to live comfortably.
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How much is rent for a short-term apartment in Columbia?

Rental prices for short-term apartments in Columbia range from $1,250 to $3,750 per month.

How many short-term apartments are available for rent in Columbia?

Currently, there are 25 short-term apartments available for rent in Columbia.

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City Guide for Columbia, MD

"One may wonder why a city only 40 years old needs a history, but Columbia, Maryland, is no ordinary place." (-- Joseph Rocco Mitchell and David L. Stebenne, "New City Upon a Hill: A History of Columbia")

The planned community of Columbia, Maryland began with a vision. Today, Columbia is Maryland's second most popular community with 10 distinct villages comprising a population of nearly 100,000. Columbia has for the most part lived up to the promising vision of its celebrated founder, James Rouse: the city consistently holds a place on Money Magazines list of "Top Ten Places to Live," most recently appearing in 2012 in the 8th slot. So come on over!

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What to keep in mind when looking for short-term apartments in Columbia, MD

Finding a short-term apartment in Columbia 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.