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522 Short-term Apartments for rent in Columbia, SC

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 >
The Waterford Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
15 Units Available
The Waterford Apartments
1340 Longcreek Dr, Columbia, SC 29210
1 Bedroom
$875
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,140
1000 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 12:01 AM
Think big! Live smart at Waterford Apartments in Columbia, South Carolina. Here you'll find plenty of space to think big and live large. Wooded grounds are sprawling, allowing you to overlook trees, not the neighboring building. Living spaces are open and great for entertaining. Even the screened-in patios and balconies are oversized! Outside your Waterford apartment home you'll find two swimming pools, a 24-hour fitness center and a tennis court.  For your convenience, we also offer a 24-hour business center, 24-hour laundry facility, 24-hour maintenance and a car care center.
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St. Andrews Commons Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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16 Units Available
St. Andrews Commons Apartments
1200 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
1 Bedroom
$940
712 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,165
905 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 12:01 AM
We don't just rent apartments. From the moment you walk through the front door, you'll feel the comfort and relaxation that makes our residents happy to call us home. Cutting-edge amenities, meticulously-groomed grounds, and a dedicated staff contribute to a higher standard of living. Convenient shopping, restaurants, local museums, and parks are all close at hand, with sponsored activities to develop new hobbies while getting to know your neighbors.
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Hampton Greene Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
36 Units Available
Hampton Greene
500 Gills Creek Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29209
1 Bedroom
$1,180
598 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,370
1024 sqft
Last updated December 8 at 12:01 AM
Convenience abounds at your Hampton Greene home, where you'll spend your free time in a tennis or sand volleyball match, lifting weights at the 24-hour fitness center or swimming laps at the pool. Chores are made easier with our clothes care center, car care center and business center, ensuring your weekends are all about relaxing and playing.
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Ovation@3500 Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Ovation@3500 Apartments
3500 Fernandina Road, Columbia, SC 29210
2 Bedrooms
$905
1080 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 11:59 PM
Discover Raintree Youll love what you see! Youll find a spacious apartment to match your lifestyle. You can choose from seven floor plans, all with fireplaces, and a private patio or balcony. Enjoy the convenience of living in the St. Andrews area, just minutes from downtown, the Columbiana Center Mall and great dining, with easy access to I-26, I-126, and I-20. Visit Raintree Apartments Today!
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Avenue at Harbison Photo Gallery 1
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7 Units Available
Avenue at Harbison
113 Paces Brook Ave, Columbia, SC 29212
Columbiana Ridge
1 Bedroom
$1,061
629 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,289
1101 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,804
1229 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 11:58 PM
Welcome to Avenue at Harbison located in beautiful Columbia, SC. We offer one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes with open concept layout, updated appliances and wood-style flooring. Avenue at Harbison features some of the area’s best amenities including a sparkling pool and sundeck, fitness center, dog park, outdoor entertaining spaces and convenient access to the Harbison Walking Trail.
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Verified
10 Units Available
Waters Edge at Harbison
250 Crossbow Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
1 Bedroom
$1,345
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,602
1077 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 11:58 PM
Welcome home to Waters Edge at Harbison in magnificent Columbia, SC. Our beautiful apartment home community is located in the heart of Irmo, just off of James F. Byrnes Expressway. Our community is conveniently located near Columbiana Centre, Harbison Court, and Frankie's of Columbia. We are also just a few minutes away from an array of fine dining experiences and entertainment hot spots. Let Waters Edge at Harbison be your gateway to fun and excitement in Lexington County.
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Reserve at River Walk Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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18 Units Available
Reserve at River Walk Apartment Homes
4501 Bentley Dr, Columbia, SC 29210
1 Bedroom
$927
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,118
927 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,341
1250 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 11:58 PM
Reserve at River Walk Apartment Homes offers six unique floor plans and plenty of amenities. Units feature walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and ice makers.
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20 Units Available
The Grandview at Lake Murray
2170 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
1 Bedroom
$1,152
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,427
1154 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,819
1292 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 11:55 PM
Residents live in units with laundry, range, patio or balcony, and garbage disposal. Community features gym, pool, trash valet and guest suite. Located just steps from the magnificent Lake Murray.
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The Heights at Lake Murray Photo Gallery 1
Verified
17 Units Available
The Heights at Lake Murray
100 Walden Heights Drive, Columbia, SC 29063
1 Bedroom
$1,185
797 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,188
1131 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,970
1358 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 11:55 PM
Great location for commuters on I-26. Units include patios or balconies, washer/dryer hookups, and garbage disposals. Pet-friendly community features garage, pool, credit card payments, playground and gym.
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11 Units Available
Vista Commons
1100 Pulaski St, Columbia, SC 29201
The Congaree Vista
1 Bedroom
$1,221
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,465
1053 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 11:54 PM
Nestled in downtown Columbia's historic district moments from the bank of the Congaree River, these apartment homes feature a fitness center, detached garages and storage units.
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Wellspring Photo Gallery 1
Verified
8 Units Available
Wellspring
500 Harbison Blvd, Columbia, SC 29212
Broad River Corridor
1 Bedroom
$1,027
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,181
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,518
1241 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 11:54 PM
In tranquil Harbison, this apartment community features landscaped grounds with tennis and racquetball courts, a gym, and a pool. The interiors of these pet-friendly apartments feature fireplaces, in-unit laundry, and fully equipped kitchens.
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Verified
4 Units Available
Three Rivers Apartments
900 Gracern Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
1 Bedroom
$1,145
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,230
1162 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 11:50 PM
Just off I-26. Playground, picnic area, and on-site pool with a sundeck. Flexible leasing terms. Apartments offer a private balcony or patio, energy efficient appliances, and lots of storage.
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Verified
20 Units Available
Vista Towers
900 Vista Towers Drive, Columbia, SC 29201
The Congaree Vista
1 Bedroom
$1,283
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,381
1004 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,383
1191 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 10:06 PM
Located conveniently close to I-126. Units feature hardwood floors, a patio or balcony, and laundry. Residents enjoy communal amenities like parking and a dog park, as well as a pool, sauna and gym.
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14 Units Available
Hampton Courts
501 Pelham Dr, Columbia, SC 29209
1 Bedroom
$927
572 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,140
1015 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 10:02 PM
One- and two-bedroom apartment homes in the heart of Columbia close to USC Medical School and I-77. Apartments feature walk-in closets, washer/dryer connections and private patio/balcony.
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3 Units Available
700 Woodrow
700 Woodrow St, Columbia, SC 29205
Old Shandon
1 Bedroom
$1,605
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,820
1050 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 7:30 PM
Your health and safety are important to us. We strongly encourage guests to wear masks and practice social distancing when visiting our offices. 700 Woodrow, chic, urban residences for lease are beset in the historic District of Shandon, Columbia's most sought after neighborhood. Live a life of ease and convenience cradled amongst the finest boutiques, eateries and outposts Columbia has to offer. Satisfy your senses as you hear the wind blowing through the trees or the greeting of a fellow neighbor passing by as you enjoy a fresh cup of coffee. Whether you are seeking a day out with friends at posh shops, satisfying sophisticated pallets, or spending some time with friends at the local tavern, your living experience will be second to none. Embrace the Devine life.
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Verified
8 Units Available
Devine District
2712 Lee Street, Columbia, SC 29205
Oakwood Court
1 Bedroom
$1,630
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,090
1233 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 7:30 PM
Your health and safety are important to us. We strongly encourage guests to wear masks and practice social distancing when visiting our offices. Your health and safety are important to us. In lieu of in person tours we are excited to offer self guided and virtuals tours. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about limited time promotions! Leasing Office location: 2735 Devine Street,  Apt 102 Columbia SC 29205
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The Cardinal Photo Gallery 1
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15 Units Available
The Cardinal
4615 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
Studio
$1,245
575 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,439
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,135
1122 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 7:21 PM
An enviable Forest Acres address, near the heart of Columbia. Our handcrafted development with chic aesthetics, exceptional quality of life, and convenience to the best shopping and dining make us Forest Acres most sought after address! Step inside of your new home and enjoy beautiful shaker-style cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, full-framed, full-width vanity mirrors and tons of natural light. Living here transcends beyond your front door! Enjoy a sparkling saltwater pool with outdoor courtyard, a fitness center complete with Fitness on Demand, expansive clubroom with hospitality bar & lounge, electric car charging stations, pet spa and pet park, and controlled access bike storage and bike repair essentials. This address is a walker’s paradise, with retail shops and restaurants at your fingertips!
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11 Units Available
Arcadia's Edge
6837 North Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206
1 Bedroom
$1,165
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,559
1169 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 7:18 PM
Arcadia’s Edge provides our residents with the apartment and community amenities to enhance their lifestyle. When it’s time to dine, you’re in luck with our modern, fully-equipped kitchens that feature a spacious pantry, stainless steel appliances*, designer cabinetry, and authentic granite countertops – all perfect for the at-home chef. Residents will also enjoy serene pond and green views through expansive picture windows, private patios or balconies, and more. Step outside of your apartment home to enjoy our luxury community amenities, which include a resort-style swimming pool, state of the art fitness center with dedicated spin bikes, and outdoor living and entertaining. You’ll never suffer from a shortage of comfort, entertainment, and fun while living at Arcadia’s Edge in Columbia, South Carolina. Welcome home!
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Verified
12 Units Available
Legends at Lake Murray
1220 Meredith Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
954 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,615
1309 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 7:17 PM
This community offers residents a resort-style pool, dog park and 24-hour fitness center. Apartments include breakfast bars, walk-in closets and in-unit laundry. It's located just minutes from Irmo Town Park and Columbiana Mall.
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Verified
7 Units Available
Peachtree Place
200 Berryhill Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
1 Bedroom
$828
785 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$946
1006 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 7:15 PM
Pet-friendly homes with eat-in kitchens, vinyl flooring, and plush carpeting. Resident amenities include a clubhouse, a pool, and a playground. Close to I-20 and I-26.
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Beldon Spring Lake Photo Gallery 1
Verified
4 Units Available
Beldon Spring Lake
3611 Ranch Road, Columbia, SC 29206
1 Bedroom
$675
1000 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$775
1250 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 7:14 PM
Beldon Spring Lake Apartments is located in the Forest Acres neighborhood in gorgeous Columbia, South Carolina. Our small but beautiful apartment community offers spacious one, two and three-bedroom apartment homes and we believe in eco-friendly, sustainable living; recycling, energy-STAR appliances, low VOC paints just to name a few! Our location provides quick and easy access to Fort Jackson, Columbia Place Mall and several local colleges. We are certain that you will find an apartment home here that perfectly fits your lifestyle. You will love calling Beldon Spring Lake "home". Call or email us today to schedule a personal tour of your new home!
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Verified
6 Units Available
West Winds
105 Hillpine Rd, Columbia, SC 29212
Broad River Corridor
1 Bedroom
$899
694 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1105 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 7:14 PM
West Winds Apartment Homes, in Columbia, SC is situated right off of Harbison Boulevard. We are within minutes from interstates I-26 and I-20, shopping at the Columbiana Centre, the University of South Carolina, restaurants including Outback Steakhouse, Chili's, Olive Garden, and downtown Columbia. We have spacious townhomes available in one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans. At West Winds, you have free access to the Harbison Recreation Center where you can lounge by the pool, exercise in the fitness center or take a hike on our walking trails. Pets are definitely welcome at West Winds! Call us today to schedule your personal tour of your new home!
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Verified
25 Units Available
Quail Hollow
2700 Feather Run Trl, Columbia, SC 29169
1 Bedroom
$845
858 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$915
1200 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$985
1400 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 7:12 PM
Located just off I-26 and I-20 just minutes from downtown Columbia. Elegant apartments with ceiling fans, walk-in closets, hardwood floors and fireplace. Community has 24-hour maintenance, plus pool and gym.
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Verified
5 Units Available
Providence Park
261 Business Park Blvd, Columbia, SC 29203
1 Bedroom
$1,045
854 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,155
1132 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,430
1332 sqft
Last updated December 7 at 7:11 PM
A peaceful retreat minutes from lively Downtown Columbia, Providence Park allows you to live the best of both worlds. Experience a new standard of luxury living complete with a resort-inspired pool, grand club room, and spacious courtyards in a variety of one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans.
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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 $650 to $2,450 per month.

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

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.