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2,078 Short-term Apartments for rent in Ellicott City, MD

Finding a short-term apartment in Ellicott City takes some leg work to find the right location, price point, and lease terms. You may need to rent a short-term apartment du... Read Guide >
Ellicott Grove Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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13 Units Available
Ellicott Grove Apartments
3005 Oak Green Cir, Ellicott City, MD 21043
1 Bedroom
$1,790
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,970
1050 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:08 AM
Near downtown Baltimore, these apartment homes boast spacious layouts, in-home laundry and plentiful closet space. Community amenities include a pool, a gym and a fire pit. Just off Baltimore National Pike, minutes from Columbia Pike.
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13 Units Available
Kaiser Park
8120 Randolph Way, Ellicott City, MD 21043
2 Bedrooms
$1,957
1015 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,104
1920 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:02 AM
Near Highway 40, shops and restaurants. Community features two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom townhomes. Residences come with air conditioning, in-unit laundry and GE kitchen appliances. Common amenities include a coffee bar, clubhouse, pool and playground.
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9 Units Available
The Elms at Falls Run
8401 Oakton Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043
1 Bedroom
$2,180
826 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,059
922 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,596
1373 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 4:08 AM
The beautiful and secluded community offers residents a tennis court, hot tub, clubhouse, pool and 24-hour gym. Apartments equipped with fireplaces and in-unit laundry. Route 100 also provides easy access to just about everything.
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10 Units Available
The Elms at Montjoy
4900 Walking Stick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
1 Bedroom
$2,216
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,315
1255 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 4:08 AM
Modern living within minutes of Highway 100. Planned community with a pool, fitness center and clubhouse. Pet-friendly property. In-unit amenities include fireplace, walk-in closets and laundry. Garages available.
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8 Units Available
Plum Tree
3463 Plum Tree Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042
1 Bedroom
$1,302
629 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,669
879 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:16 AM
Plum Tree Apartments is in a fantastic Howard County apartment location. This community has planned events and a very attentive staff taking care of you. A king-size bed fits easily in the master bedroom, with generous walk-in closets, an eat-in kitchen, big sliding glass doors, with a view of the beautiful landscaping. The all-brick apartments are nestled within the renowned Centennial School District. Enjoy a beautiful, sparkling swimming pool, playground, and new Bark Park for your pets, all with easy access to excellent shopping and dining.
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15 Units Available
Orchard Meadows Apartment Homes
3421 Sonia Trail, Ellicott City, MD 21043
2 Bedrooms
$1,830
1000 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:07 AM
1-2 bedroom apartments in Ellicott City with easy access to Baltimore and Washington, DC, via major thoroughfares. Pet-friendly community with pool, fitness center, fire pit and yoga studio. Access to Columbia Pike and Kaiser Park.
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46 Units Available
Charleston Place
3182 Normandy Woods Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21043
1 Bedroom
$1,545
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,730
910 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:04 AM
One- and two-bedroom renovated apartments with rich, mocha maple cabinetry. Located between I-70 and I-95 in the historic, close-knit community of Ellicott City. Complex boasts clubhouse and fitness center overlooking the pool.
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6 Units Available
Alister Town Center
5331 Columbia Rd, Columbia, MD 21044
Fairway Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,676
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,973
983 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,653
1107 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:16 AM
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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24 Units Available
Avalon at Fairway Hills
5441 Columbia Rd, Columbia, MD 21044
Fairway Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,645
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,890
1049 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,505
1274 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:07 AM
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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Preserve at Cradlerock Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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5 Units Available
Preserve at Cradlerock Apartment Homes
6531 Quiet Hours, Columbia, MD 21045
Owen Brown
1 Bedroom
$1,405
814 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1127 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:14 AM
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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Cedar Gardens & Towers Apartments & Townhomes Photo Gallery 1
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38 Units Available
Cedar Gardens & Towers Apartments & Townhomes
8246 Church Ln, Milford Mill, MD 21244
Studio
$1,070
432 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,250
671 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,330
1085 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:14 AM
Enjoy your own private patio and fully furnished apartment with air conditioning and walk-in closets in this ideally located community with close links to good local schools and the I-695. Lobby and internet cafe onsite.
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6 Units Available
Clarys Crossing
11311 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044
Hickory Ridge
1 Bedroom
$1,488
823 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,061
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,446
1486 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:13 AM
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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31 Units Available
St. Charles At Olde Court
7900 Brookford Cir, Pikesville, MD 21208
1 Bedroom
$1,316
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,529
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,774
1188 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:13 AM
St. Charles at Olde Court Apartments is located at 7900 Brookford Circle Pikesville, MD and is managed by David S. Brown Enterprises, a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe. St. Charles at Olde Court Apartments offers 1 to 3 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 750 to 1188 sq.ft. Amenities include Availability 24 Hours, BBQ/Picnic Area, Business Center, Cable Ready, Carpeting and more. This rental community is pet friendly, welcoming both cats and dogs. Property is located in the 21208 ZIP code. For more details, contact our office and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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40 Units Available
Juniper
6000 Merriweather Drive, Columbia, MD 21044
Downtown Columbia
Studio
$1,772
608 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,149
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,804
1107 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:09 AM
Introducing Juniper. The centerpiece of the new Merriweather District. Studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments available.
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46 Units Available
Carriage Hill Apartments
3456 Carriage Hill Cir, Randallstown, MD 21133
1 Bedroom
$1,370
893 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,585
1136 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
1363 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:09 AM
A charming community with nice updates including breakfast nooks in the kitchen and large closets. On-site amenities include a tennis and basketball court, pool with sundeck, and fitness center. Close to I-695, I-70, and I-95.
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22 Units Available
Brompton House
7691 Mandrake Ct, Elkridge, MD 21075
1 Bedroom
$1,820
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,141
1086 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,236
1628 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:09 AM
Smoke-free community offers 1-2 bedroom apartments with modern kitchens, granite counters, wine rooms, fireplaces, hardwoods, in-unit laundry and walk-in closets. Pet-friendly community with pool, playground, gym and conference room. Easy access to public transit.
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1 Unit Available
Dunhill North Apartments
7910 Dunhill Village Cir, Baltimore, MD 21244
1 Bedroom
$1,400
724 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:07 AM
A beautiful community just minutes from grocery stores, the library, and area parks. On-site amenities include free parking, a pool, and laundry in each building. Separate dining rooms and larger patios and balconies.
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The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia Photo Gallery 1
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25 Units Available
The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia
10000 Town Center Avenue, Columbia, MD 21044
Downtown Columbia
1 Bedroom
$1,942
663 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,518
1191 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,114
1340 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:07 AM
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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9 Units Available
The Gramercy at Town Center
10601 Gramercy Pl, Columbia, MD 21044
Downtown Columbia
1 Bedroom
$1,834
777 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,326
1013 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,521
1401 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:05 AM
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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Alister Columbia Photo Gallery 1
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12 Units Available
Alister Columbia
8909 Early April Way, Columbia, MD 21046
Kings Contrivance
1 Bedroom
$1,814
735 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,947
966 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:05 AM
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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1 Unit Available
Azure Oxford Square
7010 Southmoor St, Baltimore, MD 21076
1 Bedroom
$1,850
730 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 4:19 AM
Close to Baltimore-Washington Pkwy for ready access to the big city. Abundant parks nearby. LEED certified community with pool, children's splash deck, fitness center, movie theater. In-unit W/D, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances.
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8 Units Available
The Timbers at Long Reach Apartments
8782 Cloudleap Ct, Columbia, MD 21045
Long Reach
1 Bedroom
$1,441
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,788
978 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1196 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 4:09 AM
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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4 Units Available
The Elms at Kendall Ridge
8399 Tamar Dr, Columbia, MD 21045
Long Reach
1 Bedroom
$1,662
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,078
1090 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 4:08 AM
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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18 Units Available
10X Living Columbia Town Center
10360 Swift Stream Pl, Columbia, MD 21044
Downtown Columbia
1 Bedroom
$1,940
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,240
1042 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,015
1403 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 4:08 AM
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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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent for a short-term apartment in Ellicott City?

Rental prices for short-term apartments in Ellicott City range from $1,300 to $3,150 per month.

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

Currently, there are 7 short-term apartments available for rent in Ellicott City.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Ellicott City?

You can filter cheap apartments in Ellicott City by price: under $1,400.
City Guide for Ellicott City, MD

Ellicott City: George Washington slept here. So did Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Robert E. Lee, H.L. Mencken and Washington Irving. Scores of historical figures have stopped by Ellicott City; whos next?

Consistently ranked by Money Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Best Places to Live" along with its sister city, Columbia, Ellicott City is lauded for its rich history, charming downtown, arts and cultural offerings, variety of housing options, and thriving job market. A diverse demographic of workers from the Fort Meade Army base and National Security Agency are joined by commuters to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., both of which are within an hours drive or train ride. Throw in affordable housing and excellent schools, and Ellicott City, one of the nations most prosperous towns, becomes an ideal living environment for its population of nearly 70,000. Why not become a part of it?

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

Finding a short-term apartment in Ellicott City 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.