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Last updated February 3 2023 at 6:28 PM

2,516 Short-term Apartments for rent in Des Moines, WA

Finding a short-term apartment in 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... Read Guide >
Whispering Brook Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,595
466 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
696 sqft
A modern community with assigned parking, a pool with a deck area, playground, and yard. Near I-5 and shopping. Pet-friendly. Apartments feature fireplaces, wood flooring, a balcony, and larger kitchens with a pantry.
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Emerald Court Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
Verified
2 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,680
890 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
950 sqft
Apartments feature wood-burning fireplaces and in-unit washers and dryers, while the pet-friendly community boasts an outdoor heated pool and a fitness center. Minutes from shopping and dining, close to I-5, between highways 509 and 99.
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Chelsea by the Bay Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,385
462 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,675
552 sqft
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
1 of 33
Verified
11 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,569
535 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
955 sqft
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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Bay Club Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
Verified
2 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,525
637 sqft
Bay Club Apartments is conveniently located 10-15 minutes from SeaTac Airport with easy access to I-5 Freeway. Choose one of our thoughtfully designed 1 or 2 bedroom floor plans, each featuring spacious living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchens, large closets and much more. Our homes proudly feature washers and dryers and wood-burning fireplaces. Enjoy the peacefulness of a private and quiet location where you can visit parks, schools, the community center and many shops and restaurants. Our newly renovated amenities include fitness scenter, pool table and game room area, swimming pool and dog park. Contact us today for your tour of Bay Club Apartments.
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Manhattan Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
2 Bedrooms
$1,809
525 sqft
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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Village of Newport Photo Gallery 1
1 of 20
1 Bedroom
$1,495
560 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,445
932 sqft
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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Skyview 3322 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,162
1120 sqft
Discover your new home at Skyview 3322 Apartments in Kent. 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 Off-Leash 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 Skyview 3322.
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Brookstone Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
1 Bedroom
$1,611
725 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,315
1105 sqft
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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Avana Star Lake Photo Gallery 1
1 of 80
1 Bedroom
$1,341
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,676
912 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,207
1221 sqft
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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Results within 5 miles of Des Moines
DRIFTWOOD APARTMENTS Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Studio
$1,444
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,498
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,724
864 sqft
SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS, GREAT LOCATION, PLENTIFUL AMENITIES Driftwood Apartments offers studio, one and two bedroom apartment homes in Kent, Washington, just minutes from entertainment and dining options at Kent Station. Our apartments include in-unit washer and dryers, walk in closets, outdoor patios, and fully equipped kitchens. The recreation options at Driftwood are endless with an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, playground, human foosball, outdoor movie theatre, soccer field and more! Driftwood Apartments is a pet friendly community and welcomes both cats and dogs. Find the floor plan that’s right for you and schedule a tour today!
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The Cove Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
1 Bedroom
$1,700
668 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,125
927 sqft
If you're looking for a newly renovated apartment in Federal Way, WA, ideally located near the luxury of a large city but offers a calmer suburban vibe, The Cove Apartments are a perfect choice. Located in the beautiful Puget Sound region, The Cove will provide convenient proximity to major freeways, shopping, dining, and entertainment options, all just minutes away. At The Cove, you can choose from five unique updated floor plans to find just the right fit for your lifestyle, from a more traditional one or two-bedroom apartment to a home that boasts special options like a sweeping spiral staircase and second-story loft. You’ll experience the joy of cooking in your contemporary kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances, elegant granite countertops, spacious new soft-close cabinets, and stovetops with sensi-temp technology. You’ll love the designer finishes, including upscale light fixtures, a digital fireplace, modern hardwood-style flooring, and plush carpets. You’ll have plent
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Island Park Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
Verified
13 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,760
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,110
875 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,545
1071 sqft
Live lakeside in this newly renovated, pet-friendly community with on-site racquetball court and gym. Units contain fireplaces, walk-in closets and balconies or patios. Water views available. Near Green River and Hogan Park.
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The Ridge and The Shores Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
1 Bedroom
$1,515
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,865
900 sqft
Enjoy the luxury of a Puget Sound lifestyle when you choose an apartment in Federal Way, WA, that’s part of The Ridge & The Shores Apartment Homes. You’ll love your cozy apartment with modern amenities, and you’ll be located near Seattle and Tacoma yet still encircled by the laid-back appeal of a coastal city. Choose from our one, two, or three-bedroom floor plans to meet your modern lifestyle. Release your inner chef in our stylish kitchens, complete with a full suite of appliances, including a dishwasher, pantry, and adjoining dining room. You’ll love having your very own washer and dryer in your home. Wood-burning fireplaces will keep you warm during Washington winters, and ceiling fans and a private patio or balcony will be much appreciated in the summers. Crown molding adds a touch of elegance to the main living areas. Step outside your home, and you’ll find plenty of popular amenities. Our onsite fitness center makes it easy to get in a workout, while our sparkling swimming p
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The Maverick Photo Gallery 1
1 of 11
1 Bedroom
$1,811
681 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,859
1030 sqft
Close to everything - our beautiful oversized, newly built apartments and townhomes in Burien, Washington, feature large studio, one, and two bedroom floor plans within walking distance of downtown Burien. Gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier are part of the package that includes quartz countertops, plank flooring, big walk-in closets, a kitchen pantry, in home washer and dryers, plus tons of indoor and outdoor amenity spaces. We are located one block from the Transit Center, a short distance from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and less than 20 minutes south of Seattle for a quick and easy commute. “Small Town USA” Neighborhood The Maverick offers brand new large apartments and townhomes with a rental rate you won't find in the downtown core. Our location offers easy access - just a block away from Burien Transit Center where you can zip into Seattle in under 20 minutes and we're close to the airport and West Seattle too.
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Arcadia Townhomes Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1049 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,450
1256 sqft
Nearby schools: Silver Lake Elementary, Brigadoon Elementary, Saghalie Middle School. Close to Wild Waves Theme Park, Saghalie Park, Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center. Pet-friendly apartments with an outdoor pool, short-term leases, pet park, hot tub, hardwood floors, bike and walking paths.
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Kently Pointe Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,612
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,614
800 sqft
Welcome home to a lovely rural setting, snug in the middle of the fabulous Puget Sound Area! With Mt. Rainier as an exhilarating back drop and our natural wooded, hilly landscape, Kently Pointe truly inspires relaxation and comfort. Here you'll feel a world apart. Nestled within a quiet residential neighborhood, overlooking Kent valley, you are still only Two minutes from I-5 and 167, centrally located within easy access to everything. Location, convenience, comfort, style, and service—it's all here at Kently Pointe. Call, email, or stop by today. Our friendly staff will be at your service! This community does not accept portable screening criteria.
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Airmark Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 62
Verified
13 Units Available
Studio
$1,600
1 Bedroom
$1,780
2 Bedrooms
$2,785
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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Timber Heights Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,500
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
825 sqft
Located in the scenic enclave of Kent, a neighborhood known for its open spaces and a thriving town, Timber Heights delivers immediate access to the best that Kent, WA has to offer. Our apartment homes stylishly blend work and play with expansive floor plans and efficient spaces, while a convenient location provides all the necessities for entertaining. Discover life at Timber Heights — lease today!
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Dwell at Kent Station Photo Gallery 1
1 of 38
Verified
5 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,760
555 sqft
At the corner of luxury and convenience, Dwell is located in direct proximity to shopping, transit, dining and all the other opportunities for fun at Kent Station. Large two bedrooms, open design one bedrooms, and appropriate sized studios, whatever your need, Dwell has an apartment build for you.
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Solana Photo Gallery 1
1 of 14
1 Bedroom
$1,690
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,107
897 sqft
An exceptional, modern community with spacious homes and several floor plan options. Homes include an oversized deck or balcony and in-unit washer and dryer. Near Highway 509 and 518. Close to public transit.
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Miro Photo Gallery 1
1 of 34
1 Bedroom
$1,472
592 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,691
776 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,095
1100 sqft
Residents enjoy units with laundry, garbage disposal and dishwasher. Luxury community features pool, playground, BBQ grill, dog park and pool table. Convenient location for commuters, between Seattle and Tacoma.
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Bayview Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,499
570 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,059
910 sqft
At Bayview Apartment Homes, service and convenience are our specialties. We are situated between Tacoma and Seattle near Federal Way, and all Greater King County is within easy reach. We offer studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments for rent. Our apartment homes are designed with your wants and needs in mind. All apartment homes feature spacious layouts and oversized walk-in closets with plenty of room for storing your belongings. In addition, many apartments also feature fireplaces and large private balconies that offer spectacular views of Washington. Dont miss out on this wonderful opportunity visit us today! *PowellsWood garden is within a 3-minute drive from Bayview Apartments
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Avion Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,956
623 sqft
Our team is committed to assisting you and we are available by phone and email. Need a tour? We can provide virtual and touch-less tours to help you find the perfect home. Schedule an appointment today!Welcome to Avion ApartmentsAt Avion, we believe that every home should be a haven - a place of comfort and tranquility. Our complex brings together a dynamic neighborhood and value-added amenities in order to provide an unparalleled residential experience.Conveniently situated just minutes away from Sea-Tac Airport, residents at Avion can enjoy the best that Seattle and Tacoma have to offer in dining, shopping and culture. With the Light Rail practically at your doorstep, you can get around the city with ease.Avion offers its residents comfort and convenience, with dedicated parking in the underground parking garage.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent for a short-term apartment in Des Moines?

Rental prices for short-term apartments in Des Moines range from $1,350 to $2,200 per month.

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

Currently, there are 5 short-term apartments available for rent in Des Moines.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Des Moines?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Des Moines by using the cheap apartments filter.
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.

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

Finding a short-term apartment in 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.