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Last updated December 2 at 5:43 AM

2,114 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 >
Chelsea by the Bay Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
Verified
2 Units Available
Chelsea by the Bay
1823 S Kent des Moines Rd, Des Moines, WA 98198
South Des Moines
1 Bedroom
$1,660
552 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 4:07 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
1 of 40
Verified
7 Units Available
Saddlebrook
2100 S 260th St, Des Moines, WA 98198
Woodmont
1 Bedroom
$1,500
535 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,925
986 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:22 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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Brookstone Photo Gallery 1
1 of 17
Verified
2 Units Available
Brookstone
3231 S 204th Street, SeaTac, WA 98198
2 Bedrooms
$1,797
900 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:08 AM
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 57
Verified
29 Units Available
Avana Star Lake
2211 S Star Lake Rd, Federal Way, WA 98003
1 Bedroom
$1,504
584 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,706
788 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,391
1037 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:20 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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Skyview 3322 Photo Gallery 1
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9 Units Available
Skyview 3322
3322 S 222nd Pl, Kent, WA 98032
2 Bedrooms
$2,255
1120 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:11 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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Manhattan Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
Manhattan
18243 1st Ave S, Normandy Park, WA 98148
2 Bedrooms
$1,988
750 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 11:47 PM
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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Results within 5 miles of Des Moines
Chandlers Bay Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
20 Units Available
Chandlers Bay Apartments
1020 Central Ave N, Kent, WA 98032
1 Bedroom
$1,505
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,890
1043 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,565
1301 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:43 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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Airmark Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
4 Units Available
Airmark Apartments
223 Andover Park East, Tukwila, WA 98188
Tukwila Urban Center
1 Bedroom
$2,325
670 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$6,825
1840 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:41 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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Terra Tukwila Photo Gallery 1
Verified
2 Units Available
Terra Tukwila
6206 S 153rd St #10, Tukwila, WA 98188
Tukwila Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,521
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,985
1200 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:15 AM
**Our leasing team is available to provide virtual support only via phone, email, or Facetime/Skype during business hours.
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Miro Photo Gallery 1
Verified
6 Units Available
Miro
31004 19th Pl SW, Federal Way, WA 98032
1 Bedroom
$1,468
592 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,724
776 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,375
1300 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:15 AM
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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DRIFTWOOD APARTMENTS Photo Gallery 1
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6 Units Available
DRIFTWOOD APARTMENTS
1610 W James Pl, Kent, WA 98032
Studio
$1,492
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,532
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,786
864 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:11 AM
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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Align Photo Gallery 1
Verified
1 Unit Available
Align
35434 25th Ave SW, Federal Way, WA 98023
Northeast Tacoma
3 Bedrooms
$2,035
1169 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:11 AM
Align offers newly renovated two- and three-bedroom apartment homes. Upgrades include new stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, full-size washer and dryers, wood-burning fireplaces, and a contemporary color scheme. Enjoy some coffee and treats while relaxing in the resident lounge or start your day with a morning workout in our newly upgraded fitness center. Align is a pet-friendly community with flexible lease terms. Treat yourself to the lifestyle you deserve at Align. Call today to schedule your personal tour of the property today! The landlord will not accept a comprehensive reusable tenant screening report made available to the landlord by a consumer reporting agency.
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Kently Pointe Photo Gallery 1
Verified
5 Units Available
Kently Pointe
4724 S 272nd St, Kent, WA 98032
1 Bedroom
$1,647
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,912
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,903
1100 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:10 AM
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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The Platform Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
The Platform Apartments
420 W Smith St, Kent, WA 98032
Downtown Kent
1 Bedroom
$1,549
630 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 5:04 AM
All Aboard! Experience the perfect blend of style, comfort, and urban living at The Platform Apartments in Downtown Kent, WA. Choose from our studio, one and two-bedroom floor plans. Each brand new apartment home features designer touches including Berber carpeting, accent walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and more. We also welcome pets so feel free to bring your furry friends home with you! Our Kent, WA apartments for rent are conveniently located in the heart of the Historic Downtown area. Enjoy living just minutes from local shopping, dining, entertainment, and public transportation. Don’t wait to give us a call and schedule a tour to make The Platform Apartments your new home.
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Avana at South Station Photo Gallery 1
Verified
13 Units Available
Avana at South Station
4708 Southcenter Blvd, Tukwila, WA 98188
Thorndyke
1 Bedroom
$1,681
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,644
1050 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:22 AM
Contemporary homes with large closets and private patios/balconies. Relax in the courtyard or socialize in the resident lounge. Easy access to I-5. Close to shopping, dining, and entertainment at Westfield Southcenter.
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Midtown 64 Photo Gallery 1
Verified
37 Units Available
Midtown 64
24615 64th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032
Studio
$1,685
542 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,240
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,615
988 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:15 AM
Foster Creek Photo Gallery 1
Verified
8 Units Available
Foster Creek
15110 MacAdam Rd S, Tukwila, WA 98168
Tukwila Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,445
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
800 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:14 AM
Carpeted units with step-down living rooms and fireplaces. Just off the I-5/I-405 interchange in Tukwila, minutes from Westfield Southcenter, IKEA, and all of Downtown Renton. On-site laundry facilities.
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Brier Woods Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
3 Units Available
Brier Woods Apartments
31224 Pete Von Reichbauer Way South, Federal Way, WA 98003
1 Bedroom
$1,475
674 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
970 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:13 AM
Unique apartments with differing floor plans. Right between I-5 and Route 99. Wood burning fireplaces, plenty of storage and full gourmet kitchens in each unit. Indoor pool with hot tub.
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The Commons Photo Gallery 1
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14 Units Available
The Commons
190 S 334th St, Federal Way, WA 98003
1 Bedroom
$1,522
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,896
1000 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:12 AM
Luxurious homes feature washer and dryer, black appliances, fireplace and walk-in closets. Community offers residents access to carport, clubhouse, night patrol, pool and playground. Great location, close to restaurants and nightlife.
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The Maverick Photo Gallery 1
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13 Units Available
The Maverick
15045 5th Avenue Southwest, Burien, WA 98166
1 Bedroom
$1,642
681 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,274
1012 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:11 AM
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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Bayview Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
Bayview Apartments
30911 1st Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98023
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
910 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:11 AM
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. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity – visit us today! *PowellsWood garden is within a 3-minute drive from Bayview Apartments We offer studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments f
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The Cove Photo Gallery 1
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14 Units Available
The Cove
33131 1st Ave SW, Federal Way, WA 98023
1 Bedroom
$1,778
668 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,047
927 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:08 AM
If you're looking for a newly renovated apartment in Federal Way, WA that's ideally located near the luxury of a large city but offers a calmer suburban vibe, The Cove Apartments are the perfect choice. Located in the beautiful Puget Sound region, The Cove will give you 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 a true joy of cooking in your contemporary kitchen with brand 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. Y
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Brookside Village Photo Gallery 1
Verified
4 Units Available
Brookside Village
28700 34th Ave S, Auburn, WA 98001
Lakeland North
2 Bedrooms
$2,099
1023 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
1165 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:07 AM
Nearby schools: Thomas Jefferson High, Mark Twain Elementary, Camelot Elementary, Wildwood Elementary, Kilo Middle School. Close to I-5, Pacific Highway, Star Lake. Amenities include sport courts, seasonal pool, year-round spa, walk-in closets, and gas fireplaces.
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Verified
7 Units Available
Water's Edge
6305 S 238th Pl, Kent, WA 98032
The Lakes
1 Bedroom
$1,450
509 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,975
1023 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,405
1124 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 1:07 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

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 $1,500 to $1,950 per month.

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

Currently, there are 2 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.

-By Katy Comal See more

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.