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Last updated January 20 at 6:44 AM

1,882 Apartments for rent in Des Moines, WA with Washer-Dryers

Finding apartments with a washer and dryer in Des Moines offers more freedom and flexibility to your weekends. Throwing in the laundry before work or a Saturday afternoon bike... Read Guide >
Chelsea by the Bay Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Chelsea by the Bay
1823 S Kent des Moines Rd, Des Moines, WA 98198
South Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,580
552 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 6:04 AM
Pet-friendly apartment community in a serene setting close to Des Moines waterfront. On-site amenities include a multipurpose sports court, swimming pool and covered parking lot. Residents enjoy easy access to I-5 and Angle Lake Station.
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Saddlebrook Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
Saddlebrook
2100 S 260th St, Des Moines, WA 98198
Woodmont
1 Bedroom
$1,525
535 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
986 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 5:13 AM
West of I-5 blocks from Poverty Bay. Close to Saltwater State Park. Seasonal pool and hot tub, tanning studio and gym. High speed internet access on site.
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23502 16th Avenue South, A101 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
23502 16th Avenue South, A101
23502 16th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198
South Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,510
650 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 6:30 AM
Please call at 206-870-3034 for more information. Crystal Bay offers well designed studio, one and two bedroom homes with decks or patios that expand your living space. Located just 1/4 mile to the Des Moines Marina District, with waterfront dining, farmers market and stunning waterfront parks with views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Enjoy our amazing amenities, close to Highline Community College and the Sea Tac Light Rail Link making commuting to Seattle an easy and affordable option. Crystal Bay is the right place for you.Call leasing office at 206.870.3034 for your community tour. Granite counter tops, Washer & Dryer in unit + private deck. First floor unit as well.
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23712 13TH PL S Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
23712 13TH PL S
23712 13th Place South, Des Moines, WA 98198
Zenith
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
1302 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 5:12 AM
Say hello to this bright and contemporary 3 bed, 2 bath Des Moines apartment. Conveniently located in the Hudson Ridge community between Seattle and Tacoma, this space has so much to offer! Step inside to gorgeous wood-look vinyl floors, a coat of new paint, and great natural light from the many windows. Along with updated appliances, the kitchen features granite counters, an attached pantry, and a dishwasher to make cleaning up a breeze. Plus, an in-unit washer/dryer, a backyard space, and parking provide added convenience. This community complex also offers a fitness center, seasonal swimming pool, and a clubhouse.  This desirable Des Moines spot is only 18 miles from Seattle and 20 miles from Tacoma. The 137-acre Saltwater State Park, the east shore of Puget Sound, and the Des Moines Marina are all less than a mile away. You'll also have easy access to I-5 and WA-99 from here. Fred Meyer and Safeway are a short drive away for groceries, along with lots of neighborhood and specialty markets. Popular dining at Wally's Chowder House & Broiler, The Quarterdeck, Anthony's HomePort, and more are close to home, too! Plus, Empire Coffee and Nob Hill Espresso are within a quick drive for a morning latte. About Bungalow: We are on a mission to take the hassle out of renting. When you live in a Bungalow managed property, you are getting a modern, tech-enabled, responsive landlord from Day 1. We have all your needs covered, from utility setup to flexible lease terms, an easy-to-use app for paying rent, on-staff maintenance technicians, a dedicated team of customer support experts, and even optional furnishings and monthly cleanings. Find out why thousands of renters are choosing to rent with Bungalow. Furniture in photos is for illustrative purposes only and is not included in the price. If you're interested in having the home furnished, please inquire about our furnishing options. (RLNE7004742)
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1218 S 244th Place Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1218 S 244th Place
1218 South 244th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198
Zenith
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
920 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 5:12 AM
REDUCED RENT JUST IN TIME -!!!!! Great 55+Community! Duplex Corner Home.. PET Friendly - This Charming Triplex offered by T-Square Properties is the perfect place to call home, Great 55+ Community! 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom this home backs to a lovely Greenbelt, and allows easy access for those who like to get out and enjoy all it is nature has to offer. Home has detached 1 car garage, and a cozy wood burning fireplace. Pet lovers welcome! ( 40 years old and above may be considered with approval, tenant must also attend a community orientation) Non-Refundable Application Fee: $45.00 Deposits due upon lease signing: Refundable Security Deposit: $1,500 Non- Refundable Fee: $300 Non-Refundable Tenant Admin Fee: $150 RESIDENT BENEFIT PACKAGE: $20/mo. View all the awesome perks here: https://tsquareproperties.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/T-Square-RBP-Flyer-2021.02.pdf PET POLICY: Pets Accepted limit of 2, with a refundable pet deposit of $250.00 per pet. INCLUDED IN RENT: Lawn Care LEASE TERMS: 12 Months SQ FT: 920 YEAR BUILT: 1978 COUNTY: King COMMUNITY/COMPLEX: Huntington Park Tenant must abide by all HOA Rules and Regulations. TENANT SERVICES: 24 Hour Maintenance Online Rent Payment Options Cash Back Rewards & Much More! Please drive by this rental prior to scheduling a showing. Be sure to include the property address when making an email inquiry. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. For more details on this rental home and all our available rentals please visit our website at www.tsquaremanagement.com. (RLNE3882229)
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24445 Marine View Drive South Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
24445 Marine View Drive South
24445 Marine View Drive South, Des Moines, WA 98198
Zenith
4 Bedrooms
$4,495
3910 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 5:12 AM
Gated Sound view home Des Moines area, 4 bed plus den 2.5 bath 3900 s/f, Available NOW! - Welcome home to this beautiful view home. The gated entry enters down a long driveway to the main home on the property. The circular driveway offers plenty of parking. Double door entrance to a lovely foyer with 2 large chandeliers and tiled floors. French doors into the formal living room with fireplace and large windows for light and views of the sound and mountain range. The formal dining room is tile floors and large windows as well. Gourmet kitchen with gas stove top, subzero refrigerator, great cabinets and counter space, pantry, tile/hardwood floors and more. Breakfast nook opens to the exterior patio area. Recreation room with a grand fireplace wall, large windows to enjoy the views and more! The 1st floor is finished with the den/study room, powder room and a 3 car garage. The upper floor you will enjoy the master suite with gas fireplace, views and a Romeo/Juliet balcony. Double walk in closets and a steam/shower in the large bathroom area. 3 more bedrooms and a main bathroom off the hall and a laundry room with 2nd office area. The property is private and close to shopping, restaurants and more.Tile and hardwood floors and carpets through out. A lot of great windows thru out the home. Call Dawnette for a private showing at 253-261-7154. Hot Tubs not used for rental - NOT INCLUDED! To view this home please drive by first and if you like the location please contact Reilly 253-590-9591 or Lisa 206-841-8527. Terms are 1st & Deposit to move in; Pets are a case by case basis with an additional $500.00 fully refundable deposit. Sorry No Smoking. 40.00 app fee per adult to apply. Apply online at wpmsouth.com. 12 month lease. Please note that if you apply online the application fee is charged immediately and is non-refundable. Do not apply until you have seen the property and have spoken with me directly. Please drive by first and then call Reilly 253-590-9591 or Lisa 206-841-8527. Dawnette Fletcher, Property Manager Windermere Property Management/WPM South, L.L.C. – VERDI Group 13106 SE 240th St Suite 200, Kent WA 98031 Office Phone: 253-638-9811 Leasing Cell (Lisa): 206-841-8527 Leasing Cell (Reilly): 253-590-9591 dawnettefletcher@windermere.com www.wpmsouth.com http://dawnette.mywindermere.com/ (RLNE2791025)
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Results within 1 mile of Des Moines
Village of Newport Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
Village of Newport
2500 S 272nd St, Kent, WA 98032
1 Bedroom
$1,510
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
900 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 6:44 AM
One- and two-bedroom apartments located near Woodmont Beach and Saltwater State Parks, with quick access to I-5 and Hwy 99. Resident facilities include a hot tub and modern fitness center.
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Avana Star Lake Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
28 Units Available
Avana Star Lake
2211 S Star Lake Rd, Federal Way, WA 98003
1 Bedroom
$1,578
584 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,907
912 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,361
1037 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 5:13 AM
Community amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, on-site laundry and pool. Units feature patio/balcony, dishwasher and fireplace. Great location in Federal Way, WA, with easy access to Seattle and Tacoma.
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Soundview Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
Soundview
28425 18th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003
1 Bedroom
$1,575
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
865 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 5:09 AM
Welcome home to Soundview Apartment Homes! As our name suggests, we are an apartment community that offers spectacular views of the Puget Sound. When you’re seeking an apartment in Federal Way, WA, be sure to come and see what we have to offer. Cozy homes, an amazing community, and a premier location are waiting for you. Our spacious apartments have been carefully designed with your needs and comfort in mind, and we offer a range of floor plans with different bedrooms and pricing that are suitable for singles, couples, and families. Choose from one and two-bedroom apartments with airy, open floor plans. Whether you love cooking or just prefer reheating restaurant leftovers, you’ll love our kitchens with high-end features like wrap-around bars, islands, and a full suite of appliances. Our living rooms feature huge windows and our comfortable bedrooms offer spacious closets. You’ll appreciate your own washer and dryer in your home. Select homes have bay windows and large private balco
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Manhattan Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Manhattan
18243 1st Ave S, Normandy Park, WA 98148
2 Bedrooms
$1,548
500 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 1:08 AM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as two-level, two-bedroom townhomes. Units feature washer and dryer. Neutral colors throughout. Convenient location just blocks from the water and from SeaTac Airport.
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Skyview 3322 Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
Skyview 3322
3322 S 222nd Pl, Kent, WA 98032
2 Bedrooms
$2,310
1120 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 1:06 AM
Discover your new home at Skyview 3322 Apartments for rent in Kent, where we are conveniently located right off I-5 and less than 10 minutes away from Tukwila, Des Moines, and Seatac. At Skyview 3322, you'll find the perfect combination of adventure and functionality in our spacious two-bedroom, two-bath dual master suites. Each unit is equipped with fantastic amenities including a fitness center, playground, wood-burning fireplaces, in-unit washer/dryer, and more. Live close to work for an easy commute while staying out of the city and near adventure. Our pet-friendly apartments in Kent WA are just down the street from Grandview Dog Park and only three miles from Seatac with access to Kent Station for shopping or the Light Rail, your options are unlimited. Call now and schedule a tour to start living the good life at our Skyview 3322 Apartments in Kent.
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Brookstone Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Brookstone
3231 S 204th Street, SeaTac, WA 98198
1 Bedroom
$1,583
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,978
900 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 11:56 PM
Brookstone Apartments are located in the center of SeaTac, Washington, just minutes from the SeaTac International airport, Tukwila Light Rail Station, shopping, restaurants, and schools. The community is located in a peaceful setting surrounded by large evergreen trees. Residents enjoy the fantastic amenities, such as a community swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, valet trash service, and more. Schedule a tour today and see why residents love calling Brookstone Apartments home!
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1843 South 286th Lane Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1843 South 286th Lane
1843 South 286th Lane, Federal Way, WA 98003
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
951 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 3:16 AM
Ground Floor unit. 2 beds 2 baths. Home features a large living room with recessed light and wood fireplace. Dining room with slider to private patio and additional storage space. Master bedroom with master bath and walk in closet. Community clubhouse amenities include gym with exercise equipment, lounge, hot tub, and pool! Water, sewer and garbage include monthly payment, renter responsible for electric bill. First, last and security deposit required. No smoking allowed. 1 Small dog under 15 pounds permitted.1 assigned cover parking.3:1 income ratio. 700+ credit score. Date Available: February 5th 2022. Please submit the form on this page or contact Arsen at 425-224-5891 to learn more. This property is managed by a responsible landlord using Avail landlord software.
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20419 2nd Avenue Southwest Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
20419 2nd Avenue Southwest
20419 2nd Avenue Southwest, Normandy Park, WA 98166
4 Bedrooms
$3,400
2700 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 3:15 AM
Beautiful Setting On A Quiet Street/Stainless Steel Appliances/Elevator/Downstairs w/Second Kitchen/Full Bath/Bedroom/Family Room/Set Up To Be A Complete MIL/Good Size Bedrooms /Large Master With Door Out To A Serene Patio/Huge Closet/Master Bath/Kitchen Opens to a Family Room Looking Out To A Private Fully Fenced Backyard/Oversized Garage/Huge Shop Area/Another Area For Storage/Wired for Generator/Close To Parks/Marvista Elem/Gym/Restaurants/Grocery/Bus Line/Light Rail/Lot A Beach Rights Renter pays all utilities, Owner pays landscaping, No smoking, Some pets negotiable, Lease available now through June/July.
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21507 42nd Ave S Unit P3 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
21507 42nd Ave S Unit P3
21507 42nd Avenue South, SeaTac, WA 98198
2 Bedrooms
$2,575
1279 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 5:13 AM
***MOVE-IN SPECIAL!!! $250 OFF YOUR 1ST FULL MONTH'S RENT*** Welcome to 21507 42nd Ave S Unit P3! This beautifully designed home located in SeaTec boasts 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with a living space of 1279 square feet. Come upstairs to an open and spacious kitchen with a center island, breakfast bar, a nook, wooden cabinetry, and beautifully updated appliances! Large living room with a center tile decorated fireplace and access to the patio, also with a formal dining space overlooking the kitchen. Good-sized master bedroom with a closet and a master bathroom equipped with dual vanities, and a standalone shower, and a garden-style tub. Watch the sunset or have a Bbq in your comfy patio ideal for entertaining family and friends on the weekends. Just a short drive from shopping, restaurants, parks, and schools! Come join us for a tour of your new home! Rental Terms: $49 App Fee Per Adult Water/sewer is included in the rent Rental Insurance Required Non-Refundable 10% Move-In Fee Pet fees and restrictions apply: Monthly Pet Charge per pet varies based on Paw Score. All pets must be registered at www.petscreening.com Unfortunately, we do not allow the following breeds: Akita, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Wolf Dog, Bullmastiff, Doberman Pinscher, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, German Shepherd, Pitbull, Presa Canario, Rottweiler, Stafford Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu, Wolf, and Wolf Dog mix. Having an unauthorized pet can result in fines up to $500. Lease Term:15 months Federal Occupancy Guidelines followed: Max 2 per bedroom + 1 additional occupant; Max 2 per studio. Homes are Rented in the Current Condition at Time of Viewing You can reach us directly at leasing@mynd.co, or please call (206) 202-9028 or text 833-340-6963 for more information. We look forward to connecting with you! Mynd Property Management Equal Opportunity Housing License #WA DOL 20922 -Fast Online Application -Mobile App to Pay Rent and Track Service -Affordable Renter's Insura (RLNE7062535)
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30618 8th Ave S Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
30618 8th Ave S
30618 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003
1 Bedroom
$1,000
1570 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 5:12 AM
Room for Rent - Property Id: 815350 Room for rent that includes all utilities. Shared spaces are the bathroom, living room, kitchen, game room and garage. No smoking, drugs or partying. Other tenants are in 3 other rooms. Background check required before application can be accepted. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/30618-8th-ave-s-federal-way-wa/815350 Property Id 815350 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7146875)
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20012 3rd Pl SW Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
20012 3rd Pl SW
20012 3rd Place Southwest, Normandy Park, WA 98166
3 Bedrooms
$3,695
2340 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 5:12 AM
MIN-CENTURY HOME - This is a beautiful mid-century home located in the very desirable Normandy Park community. This home with 2 car garage, has large landscaped front yard, as well as rear fenced yard with nice patio, rear shed, and tree house for the kids! This house is in a wonderful neighborhood, down the street from the Marvista park, and the Olympic View Swim and Tennis club, walking distance from the Marvista elementary school! Not only that, it is walking distance to the local café, fitness gym, nail salon, restaurants and more! Commuting? Normandy Park is only 13 miles from downtown Seattle, and 4 miles from the Seatac Airport. This gorgeous split level home, features vaulted ceilings, lots of light, and hardwood floors throughout the top floor. Your open kitchen features lots of storage, and breakfast nook. The spacious living room has corner windows, wood burning fireplace and French doors to your private back yard. The upstairs has 2 bedrooms, an office, and bathroom with separate shower and soaking tub. At the downstairs of the home, you will find a rec room with built-in hutch and lots of space for a second family room or playroom! There is also another full bathroom, 3rd bedroom, and large laundry room with washer/dryer, sink, lots of cabinet space, and a great spot for a second refrigerator or freezer! (RLNE7124636)
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29300 19th Pl S Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
29300 19th Pl S
29300 19th Place South, Federal Way, WA 98003
1 Bedroom
$950
Last updated January 19 at 5:12 AM
1 large bedroom in large clean house - Property Id: 804304 Couple seeking roommate, for a total of 3 people in a clean large house. We would love to live with someone who has a similar lifestyle (first and foremost being clean) for an ideal living situation, and we will be verifying income source. Details: 1. Utilities included (water, sewer, gas, solid waste) 2. Private Bedroom with closet. The bathroom is shared with only one other person who occasionally uses it in the 2000-SF house with shared common areas 3. CLEAN, pet-free, smoke-free home 4. In-house washer & dryer 5. Weight room 6. Full updated kitchen 7. Close to airport, shopping, bus lines, freeway 8. Street parking always available out front 9. Month-to-month lease. Require first & last month's rent & deposit Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/29300-19th-pl-s-federal-way-wa/804304 Property Id 804304 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7098772)
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Terrace View Burien Apts Burien -Normandy Park Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
Terrace View Burien Apts Burien -Normandy Park
231 South 177th Place, Burien, WA 98148
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1000 sqft
Last updated January 19 at 5:12 AM
Please call or text Tyson(425)761-3047 or James Peck (206)992-3025 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMBHX-GSMb8 * 509 hwy to Seattle no traffic jam * Free Car port, easy guest parking * Full Size Washer/Dryer & big kitchen * Fireplace, Dishwasher, Storage, Balcony * 3 Minutes to Freeways, or Sea-Tac airport * Sparkling pool, Recreation & Racket ball court Accepts Section 8. (RLNE141658)
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Results within 5 miles of Des Moines
Airmark Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
Airmark Apartments
223 Andover Park East, Tukwila, WA 98188
Tukwila Urban Center
3 Bedrooms
$6,825
1840 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 6:44 AM
Located just minutes from I-69 and Grand Blanc. Pet-friendly community. On-site pool with deck. Soundproofing for each unit. High-ceilings, maple cabinetry, and recessed lighting in each home.
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Central Flats Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
27 Units Available
Central Flats
1024 Central Ave N, Kent, WA 98031
1 Bedroom
$1,401
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,672
780 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,193
1010 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 6:05 AM
Nearby schools: Neely O'Brien Elementary, Green River Community College-Kent Campus, East Hill Elementary, Mill Creek Middle School, Montessori Plus, Kent-Meridian High. Close to WA-167, Mohawk Industries, Art Wright Field, Kent Regional Library, Mill Creek. Pet-friendly apartments with saline pool, hot tub.
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Chandlers Bay Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
Chandlers Bay Apartments
1020 Central Ave N, Kent, WA 98032
2 Bedrooms
$1,965
1043 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,510
1301 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 5:48 AM
Get close to nature in a manicured complex welcoming pets and containing a dog park. Pool, playground and well-stocked gym available. Extra storage and washer/dryer hookups in apartments. Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park nearby.
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Sunset 320 Photo Gallery 1
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17 Units Available
Sunset 320
1901 SW 320th St, Federal Way, WA 98023
1 Bedroom
$1,484
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,594
850 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 5:14 AM
Close to The Commons at Federal Way and The Outlet Collection for all your shopping needs. Scintillating pool and spa, awesome fitness center and on-site dog park. Apartments have wood-burning fireplaces and skylights.
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Water's Edge Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Water's Edge
6305 S 238th Pl, Kent, WA 98032
The Lakes
1 Bedroom
$1,699
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
1023 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,545
1124 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 5:13 AM
Modern apartments in a peaceful setting near Riverfront Park. Walk-in closets and private balcony/patio. Units with fireplace available. Tenants have access to heated swimming pool and fitness center.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent for an apartment with a washer and dryer in Des Moines?

Rental prices for apartments with a washer and dryer in Des Moines range from $1,500 to $4,450 per month.

How many apartments with a washer and dryer are available for rent in Des Moines?

Currently, there are 6 apartments with a washer and dryer available for rent in Des Moines.

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City Guide for Des Moines, WA

Trying to find an apartment for rent in Des Moines, Washington? Well, it's a good thing you've landed on this page, because we've got all the tips and tricks to renting, living, and general enjoyment in the little city of Des Moines.

Situated on the east shore of the Puget Sound, halfway between Tacoma and Seattle, Des Moines is a waterfront city with some of the luckiest residents in the country. The people of Des Moines get to enjoy fishing the cold waters of the Puget Sound, strolling along the boardwalk at Redondo Beach, shopping for the freshest groceries at the waterside farmer's market, as well as exploring the steep ravine of the forested Saltwater State Park at the southern edge of town. And, when it comes to property rentals, local residents have many options to choose from. Hobbs, for instance, has everything from low cost studio apartments to luxury lofts, townhomes, and rental homes, many with great views, and all just a mile or two away from a lovely waterfront. Apartment rental rates range from about $600 for an inexpensive studio apartment to over $1,200 for a luxury rental near the waterfront. Most rental homes around here are fairly big, having three bedrooms or more, and can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000.

Need amenities? Well, we've got plenty of them in the apartments around here. It's common for apartments to have long lists amenities, including the usual perks such as a pool, playground, fitness center, business center, courtyard, and laundry facilities. In the expensive places, though, you can get some luxurious extras, such as free tanning, high tech workout equipment, a cozy community area complete with fire pit, a resort-style pool and a sauna.

Pet-friendly pads are everywhere around here. However, the kinds of pets you’re moving with can make the apartment search a little more difficult. Cats and small dogs are welcome just about anywhere, but moving to Des Moines with a 60-pound coon hound or a big ol' Labrador will most certainly be a challenge. Less expensive apartments, townhomes, and rental homes are the places to look for big dogs. Houses for rent by owners are more likely to consider pets on a case-by-case basis, so be sure to tell Sparky to be on his best behavior! At any property rental, you can expect to pay a refundable pet deposit around $500.

That's about all you need to know be a local Des Moinesian-renter. So, pack up that fishing pole and get to it! Good luck and happy hunting.

-By Katy Comal See more

What to keep in mind when looking for apartments with washer-dryers in Des Moines, WA

Finding apartments with a washer and dryer in Des Moines offers more freedom and flexibility to your weekends. Throwing in the laundry before work or a Saturday afternoon bike ride and finishing it up later is inconvenient, if not impossible, without your own set-up.

There are a few things to keep in mind while looking for apartments with a washer and dryer in Des Moines. Ask how old the appliances are before you sign. A washer and dryer over 10-years-old may need to be serviced regularly or have an expired warranty. You should also ask the property management who services the washer and dryer. Some leases stipulate that the landlord will pay for repairs to an essential appliance like oven or refrigerator, but require the tenant to service the washer and dryer.

Finding apartments with a washer and dryer in Des Moines can go quickly, so come prepared with your bank statements, pay stubs, identification, and letters of recommendation to sign your new lease.