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Furnished Apartments, Rooms & Sublets for Rent in the Bay Area

You are about to move to one of the epicentres of tech companies in the world. The Bay area is not only the ideal place to start your own business, it is also an area of freedom and creativity, hence why, you might find a lot of people looking for apartments to rent in the Bay area. Even though the rents will be higher than other cities in the US, finding a ready-to-move-into furnished apartment in San Francisco should not be very different from other cities.

Bay area apartments are usually separated into neighbourhoods that are easily recognisable and attract very specific groups of people; some more creative, some are more family orientated and some even more orientated to people working in large tech companies such as Google, eBay, Apple or Facebook, within many others.

Furnished Apartments in SF Bay Area

As mentioned above, you will find the whole process of looking for furnished apartments in the Bay area quite similar to other cities, however, the closer to the city centre, the higher the rent might get.

Furnished apartments in the San Francisco Bay area, usually offer a much more modern look to them compared to other regions. Apart from the above, these apartments also usually count with much better services and amenities, such as; swimming pool, gym or even laundry service.

Even though these types of services are quite common in the South West coast area, not all the apartments include them. Furnished apartments like these, are the perfect solution for young people moving into the city to start a new job and are available for mid and long-term rentals.


Bay Area Apartments by City






Oakland

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$1,193
Roomi

Room in Cleveland Heights

$6,515
HomeAway

Charming 1937 Craftsman Bungalow

$1,690
Roomi

Room in Produce and Waterfront

$1,292
Roomi

Room in Fremont

$4,761
Zeus

2BR Apartment in Oakland

$1,803
Homestay

Sunny studio unit w/private entry

$3,077
HomeAway

STUNNING APARTMENT WITH CITY VIEWS

$6,442
HomeAway

Delightful & Spacious Room for Rent, Shared Common Areas with lots

$4,316
HomeAway

Private In-law suite located in hillcrest estates

$3,870
Sublet.com

Apartment in Piedmont

$1,342
Sublet.com

Room for rent in Emeryville

$994
Sublet.com

Room for rent in Emeryville

$6,542
HomeAway

CHIC & EXCLUSIVE HOME IN PRIVATE TRANQUI

$6,238
HomeAway

Family Friendly 2 Bd/1 Ba Sleeps 6, Safe, Fun & Walkable Grand Lak

$7,249
Zeus

2BR Oakland Apt with On-Site Amenities

$6,120
HomeAway

SUNNY & SPACIOUS FLAT IN DOWNTOWN

$5,010
Sublet.com

Apartment 1 bedrooms in Oakland Suburbs North

$2,982
Roomi

Room in Mosswood

$3,849
HomeAway

Sweet, Spacious Garden Apartment Rockridge/Temescal

$6,451
HomeAway

★ New & Modern | Walk everywhere | Parking | Ace Location ★ 2BD

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Palo Alto

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$6,681
Sublet.com

Apartment 1 bedrooms in Palo Alto

$7,359
HomeAway

Business Ready 2BR w/ Fast Internet - Kasa

$15,753
HomeAway

North Palo Alto home with pool near Stanford Univ.

$9,842
Sublet.com

Townhouse 3 bedrooms in Palo Alto

$8,028
Zeus

Palo Alto 2 Bedroom with Many Amenities

$6,770
Sublet.com

Apartment 2 bedrooms in Palo Alto

$8,315
Zeus

3BR Condominium in Palo Alto

$1,541
Bungalow

Available 7/1 - Oasis in Palo Alto - Bedroom 3

$6,926
Zeus

Apartment close to Prime Palo Alto Locations

$6,161
Sublet.com

Apartment 3 bedrooms in Palo Alto

$11,554
HomeAway

Urban Flat 1BR Urban Flat - Close to Stanford & DT

$6,880
Zeus

Palo Alto 2BR with Parking

$7,153
Sublet.com

Apartment 3 bedrooms in Palo Alto

$15,466
HomeAway

Modern Living in Palo Alto, One Block to Stanford

$10,181
HomeAway

Executive 2BR w Gym & Pool - Kasa

$4,689
Zeus

Palo Alto 1 Bedroom Near Stanford

$8,970
HomeAway

Huge & Bright Urban Flat Near Stanford w/ Pool!

$6,624
Zeus

Palo Alto 2BR near Caltrain

$6,067
HomeAway

Apartment in basement. Perfect location!

$9,305
Sublet.com

House 3 bedrooms in Palo Alto

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Mountain View

$1,640
Bungalow

Available 7/1 - Private Bedroom in Beautiful Mountain View Ranch Style

$5,816
Sublet.com

Apartment 1 bedrooms in Mountain View

$7,129
HomeAway

★ Bright Unit Near Silicon Valley ★ Washer & Dryer ★

$4,121
Zeus

Beautiful 2BR Condo in Mountain View

$7,069
HomeAway

The Best Home In Silicon Valley: 1BR/1BA Steps To Caltrain/castro(Down

$6,641
HomeAway

Downtown Private Home With Backyard

$11,561
HomeAway

Designer 1BR Urban Flat In MV by Google HQ w/ Pool

$6,325
Zeus

1BR Condo in Mountain View

$4,474
Sublet.com

Apartment 3 bedrooms in Mountain View

$4,042
Zeus

Mountain View 1BR with Pool and Gym Access

$3,864
Zeus

1 Bedroom Apartment in Wooded Reserve

$4,899
Sublet.com

Apartment 2 bedrooms in Mountain View

$5,171
Zeus

1BR Apartment near Googleplex

$7,037
Zeus

2 Bedroom Condo near Caltrain and Googleplex

$14,841
HomeAway

DVA: Spacious, Newly Renovated 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath

$1,803
SpareRoom

Room for Rent in Mountain View

$10,264
HomeAway

Fairmont Ave 3Br/2Ba, Great Family Neighborhood

$7,855
HomeAway

Cute, cozy remodeled duplex in a great neighborhood, perfect bay area

$3,426
Sublet.com

Apartment 2 bedrooms in Mountain View

$6,979
Sublet.com

Apartment 2 bedrooms in Mountain View

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Sunnyvale

$7,549
Zeus

2BR Apartment in Sunnyvale

$4,384
Zeus

2BR Townhouse in Sunnyvale

$2,621
Zeus

Modern 1BR Apartment in Sunnyvale

$5,142
HomeAway

Relaxing & Comfy Silicon Valley 1BR Apt

$6,120
HomeAway

Deluxe 2 bedroom in Sunnyvale 631

$1,615
Roomster

Roommate to share a 2B/2Ba

$3,936
Zeus

Lovely 1BR Apartment in Sunnyvale

$2,632
HomeAway

Master Room W/ Private Bath, Air Con & Separate Entrance

$5,540
Zeus

3BR House in Sunnyvale

$3,685
Zeus

1BR Condominium in Sunnyvale

$12,270
HomeAway

BR: 4bd/3ba 10min Walk to Downtown Sunnyvale

$3,256
Zeus

Charming 2BR Apartment in Sunnyvale

$5,068
Zeus

Beautiful 2BR Home in Sunnyvale

$6,120
HomeAway

Avalon- 1029 Luxury 2 bd unit in Sunnyvale, CA

$5,779
Zeus

Beautiful 2BR Apartment in Sunnyvale

$5,299
Zeus

1 Bedroom Close to Google and Caltrain

$2,588
Zeus

1BR Apartment close to Downtown Sunnyvale

$46,014
HomeAway

Superbowl Entire Home Rental 5 Mins Levi Stadium Corner Home Fully Fur

$6,120
HomeAway

Luxury 2 bedroom 2 bath in Sunnyvale Ca 2079

$1,190
Hubhaus

Bell Haus

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Menlo Park

$60,558
HomeAway

Modern Mediterranean House in heart of Silicon Valley

$1,292
Bungalow

Lovely Menlo Park Home - Walk to Facebook! - Bedroom 3

$2,971
HomeAway

Stanford Menlo Park Rentals Apt #14

$13,221
HomeAway

OC: Gorgeous 4 bedroom home in central location

$6,082
Zeus

Home close to Downtown Menlo Park

$2,855
Zeus

Cottage close to Stanford

$3,347
HomeAway

Luxury 1BR/ 1BA in Menlo Park

$8,513
HomeAway

Furnished rental 3 bedrooms, 2 baths near Stanford - $6950/month or $1

$3,079
HomeAway

Stanford Inn Rentals Apt #6

$1,193
Roomster

Room for Rent

$9,834
Zeus

3BR Home in Menlo Park with Patio and Yard

$1,591
Bungalow

Fantastic Room in Lovely Menlo Park Home - Bedroom 4

$12,141
HomeAway

Charming Menlo Park bungalow by Stanford-sleeps 9

$1,292
Bungalow

Available 5/1 - Huge Home Near Facebook HQ - Bedroom 6

$6,905
Zeus

Sunny Menlo Park Home

$6,482
Zeus

Apt close to FaceB HQ

$4,442
Zeus

Menlo Park 1BR with Amazing Amenities

$2,766
HomeAway

Stanford Menlo Park Rentals Apt #1

$4,428
Zeus

Apt close to Bayfront Park

$7,086
HomeAway

Stunning, Just Remodeled 2BR Near Stanford And Facebook

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Santa Clara

$3,877
Sublet.com

Townhouse 2 bedrooms in Other Central San Jose

$4,572
Zeus

Apartment with Amenities in Santa Clara

$6,180
Sublet.com

Apartment 2 bedrooms in Milpitas

$5,169
Sublet.com

Apartment 2 bedrooms in Sunnyvale

$5,786
Sublet.com

Apartment 2 bedrooms in Santa Clara

$12,764
HomeAway

3 Bdrm + 2.5 Bath Luxury Home 1 mile to Super Bowl 50 Levi's Stad

$6,762
Sublet.com

Apartment 3 bedrooms in Santa Clara

$5,846
HomeAway

Centrally Located 2B Close to Silicon Valley

$8,704
HomeAway

Executive 2br/2ba with Gym, Pool, & Spa

$6,120
HomeAway

Luxury 2 bed 2 bath gated apartment in Santa Clara 312

$3,817
Zeus

2BR House in Santa Clara

$994
Sublet.com

House 3 bedrooms in Campbell

$5,850
Zeus

Convenient 1BR Apartment in Silicon Valley

$4,800
Sublet.com

Apartment 1 bedrooms in Alviso

$6,323
Sublet.com

Apartment 1 bedrooms in Santa Clara

$6,591
Sublet.com

Apartment 2 bedrooms in Santa Clara

$4,966
Sublet.com

House 2 bedrooms in Downtown San Jose

$4,238
Sublet.com

Apartment 2 bedrooms in Milpitas

$7,247
Sublet.com

House 4 bedrooms in Santa Clara

$2,945
Sublet.com

Apartment 1 bedrooms in Sunnyvale

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Redwood City

$3,070
HomeAway

Private Studio Cottage, Secure, Comfortable

$9,878
HomeAway

Woodside Plaza Family Retreat

$5,687
Zeus

Thoughtfully Designed Studio w/ Gym Access

$6,371
HomeAway

Freshly Refurbished Second Story Retreat

$8,882
HomeAway

Spacious Redwood City Apartment with Pool & Gym

$2,841
HomeAway

Private Room In A House

$4,969
Zeus

Centrally Located Apartment in Redwood City

$5,199
Zeus

Beautiful 2BR Condo in Redwood City

$1,094
Sublet.com

Room for rent in Redwood City

$4,420
Zeus

Comfortable 2BR In Redwood City w/ Amenities

$5,994
Zeus

Redwood City 2BR in Great Location

$1,392
Sublet.com

Loft 1 bedrooms in Redwood City

$5,396
Zeus

Redwood City 2 Bedroom with Gym Access

$5,308
Zeus

Amazing 1BR Apartment in Redwood City

$4,461
Zeus

Beautiful 1BR Apartment with Pool and Gym

$11,273
HomeAway

NEWLY CONSTRUCTED BAY AREA HOUSE FOR VACATION OR BUSINESS

$9,341
HomeAway

High-Ceiling Urban Flat in Heart of RWC w/ View

$10,908
HomeAway

Spacious and Stylish 2BD/2BA Menlo Park Apartment

$4,448
Zeus

2BR Apartment in Redwood City

$6,190
Zeus

2BR Adjacent to Downtown Redwood City

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Milpitas

$3,037
Roomster

2 Beds 2 Baths Apartment for Rent

$1,491
SpareRoom

sublease

$5,898
HomeAway

FULLY Furnished- Modern Town House Next To Library

$4,816
Zeus

Charming 3BR Condo in Great Neighborhood

$4,730
Zeus

Beautiful 3BR Condominium in Milpitas

$3,075
Zeus

Beautiful 2BR Condominium in Milpitas

$6,110
Zeus

Contemporary 2 Bedroom Townhouse in Milpitas

$1,988
Roomster

1 B/ 1B in-law unit - internet/utilities included

$4,029
HomeAway

Fully Furnished + Close to Shopping Centers, Restaurants, and Major Co

$4,596
Zeus

1 Bedroom near Downtown Milpitas

$3,610
Zeus

Charming 3BR Condominium in Milpitas

$4,949
Zeus

2BR Apartment in Milpitas

$1,292
Roomster

1B 1B Available For Immediate Move In

$4,628
Zeus

Charming 2BR Condominium in Milpitas

$5,703
Zeus

2BR Milpitas Home near The Great Mall and Parks

$1,342
Roomster

Furnished 140 sqft large room

$6,732
HomeAway

Fantastic Centrally Located 4 Bedroom Oasis

$9,269
Zeus

4BR Townhouse in Milpitas

$4,187
HomeAway

Exceptional Silicon Valley Home

$3,370
Zeus

3BR Townhouse in Milpitas

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San Carlos

$7,037
Zeus

Home close to the Caltrain

$4,983
Zeus

Ideally located Apt in Downtown San Carlos

$1,238
Homestay

A Beautiful Room in San Carlos

$13,208
HomeAway

Panoramic Views of Silicon Valley

$3,216
HomeAway

Great Apartment Near Everything!

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Cupertino

$4,187
HomeAway

Private Large 1 Bedroom With Attached Bath & High Speed Internet I

$4,443
Zeus

Amenity-rich Condo in Cupertino

$4,498
Zeus

Cupertino 2 Bedroom with Pool

$1,233
Hubhaus

Room in large 8 bedroom Cupertino house

$895
Hubhaus

Room in large 8 bedroom Cupertino house

$3,434
Zeus

Lovely 2BR Apartment in Cupertino

$3,650
HomeAway

Private home near new Apple Campus!

$4,706
Zeus

Charming 2BR Cupertino Apartment

$9,502
HomeAway

Modern 3Br/2Ba Single Family House. Close to Apple

$1,084
Hubhaus

Room in large 8 bedroom Cupertino house

$4,443
Zeus

Beautiful Cupertino 1BR with Pool and Gym

$790
Hubhaus

Kirby Haus

$1,282
Hubhaus

Room in large 7 bedroom Cupertino house

$9,700
HomeAway

GD: Walk to Apple "Clean, Comfortable, Relaxing"

$4,037
Zeus

Beautiful 1BR Apartment in Cupertino

$1,233
Hubhaus

Scorpio Haus

$4,706
Zeus

Bike to Apple from this Cupertino 2BR

$3,246
Zeus

2BR House in Santa Clara County

$3,221
HomeAway

New Executive apartment with Beautiful view, easy access to HWs, close

$984
Hubhaus

Janus Haus

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San Mateo

$1,342
Hubhaus

Room in large 7 bedroom Palo Alto house

$1,102
Homestay

Home away from home

$24,116
HomeAway

Big home in San Mateo, close to CalTrain, downtown and tech companies

$8,555
Zeus

Awesome Home close to Parks and Trails

$2,883
Sublet.com

House 1 bedrooms in Milbrae

$1,252
Bungalow

Picture-Perfect East Palo Alto Renovation Right Off the 101 - Bedroom

$10,794
HomeAway

Cozy Modern 3bed 1bath house in San Mateo, California

$895
Roomster

ROOMMATE NEEDED (Females preferred)

$5,846
Sublet.com

Apartment 1 bedrooms in San Mateo

$1,192
Roomster

Spacious room with private bath

$5,981
Sublet.com

Apartment 3 bedrooms in San Bruno

$3,186
Sublet.com

Apartment 1 bedrooms in Menlo Park

$3,977
Sublet.com

House 1 bedrooms in Redwood City

$5,199
Sublet.com

Apartment 2 bedrooms in Redwood City

$21,114
HomeAway

Big home in San Mateo, close to CalTrain, downtown and tech companies

$4,989
Sublet.com

Apartment 2 bedrooms in Redwood City

$5,468
Sublet.com

House 3 bedrooms in Daly City

$974
Roomster

Two Rooms Available for Lease!

$5,403
Zeus

Modern 2 Bedroom in Foster City

$7,665
Sublet.com

Apartment 3 bedrooms in Menlo Park

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Cheap Apartments in the Bay Area

Even though you might be moving to one of the most expensive regions in the US, there are also cheaper housing options in the Bay area. However, these properties might include some commuting or an extra dose of coffee in the morning, in order to get used to the traffic while entering the city at peak time.

Commuting into the Bay area is very common; in fact, big giants like Facebook even have transportation services for their own co-workers. Naturally, most young professionals prefer to live close to areas where everything happens and therefore, most of them try looking for cheaper apartments, but these are usually found slightly outside the main city centres.

Cheaper neighbourhoods in the bay area include areas like Palo Alto (famous for Stanford University, Los Gatos or Fremont (located on the East side of the bay).

Rooms & Sublets for Rent in the Bay Area

If the reason of your relocation is a temporal job or a job offer that you are still not 100% convinced of, subletting or renting a room in the Bay area might be the solution to your problem. Since the San Francisco area can get quite expensive for young people who are just starting their professional careers, many entrepreneurs opt for renting a room or looking for sublets in San Francisco. Both options allow them to explore different areas in town and having a smoother relocation process in terms of costs.

The Bay area is home to more than 1000 start-up companies only in San Francisco, so you will probably find yourself with many other young professionals in similar circumstances. So make sure you chat to anyone next to you in a coffeehouse, you never know if you are sitting next to the future Steve Jobs.

SF Bay Area vs. San Francisco: Pros & Cons

Costs of Living in the Bay Area

Even though San Francisco might be one of the most expensive cities to live in right now, average incomes are also very high compared to other cities. The average salary of a professional living in the San Francisco Bay area stands now on approximately $86,000 per year. The average housing prices in the Bay area compared to the national average, however, are much higher. Having in mind that the average household income of a small family in San Francisco is currently around $110,000 (which is considered a low income), it is important to consider all the pros and cons before moving to San Francisco. As well as the renting costs, the everyday average expenses such as food, gas or phone bills are also slightly higher compared to the rest of the country.

SF Bay Area Weather

Since the Bay area is located in the last part of the West coast, you will probably already know that the weather conditions are much warmer than in cities like New York or Chicago for example. However, it is also true that waking up to a completely “fog free” sky in the Bay Area, is very uncommon. Fog usually disappears throughout the day allowing blue skies to come through and reminding new locals why they moved there in the first place.

Thanks to its mild weather in both, winter and summer, people in the Bay area tend to be very sporty and fit. The fact that going for a weekend walk during a January morning doesn’t mean wearing two layers of every single garment makes it all a lot easier.

SF Bay Area Culture

If food drives you crazy, you should know that you just made it to the place of your dreams. According to locals, there are enough restaurants in San Francisco for the whole population to be sitting at the same time. Apart from its endless cuisine options, bars and restaurants, San Francisco is also known as a liberal and tolerant place. Here you will be able to dance, sing or practice whatever form of art you like freely. Arts play a huge role in the Bay area, sometimes even slightly eccentric.

There is always something going on in the Bay area, boredom is not an option. Street markets and festivals will take over the streets more often than you can even imagine and all these small details make San Francisco one of the most beloved places to explore in the country.

Student Housing in the Bay Area

If you are moving to the Bay area to study in one of their prestigious colleges, just as any other city in the world, you will also have the opportunity of living in Student housing in the Bay area. These types of rentals will allow you to live close to your college or it’s surroundings. As a student, you will probably want to take part on every cultural event or street market happening in San Francisco, so living in a Student residence in the Bay area might be what you are looking for. Also, student housing in the South West coast will probably be the best way to take home with you the craziest memories and adventures you will ever have, so it is definitely worth a go!

SF Bay Area Public Transportation

Long boulevards, curvy street and of course… the hills - especially in San Francisco. If you were used to driving your car to go down the road, this might be the time to get out of that habit. You will find the Bay area to be very sporty, thanks to its good weather conditions, so walking a little longer should not be hard at all.

Public transport, however, is also a great way of moving around and the possibilities are endless. As soon as you arrive, you should get yourself a Clipper Card – a basic public transport tool in the Bay area. This card is a top-up card that will allow you to go on almost every public transport.

BART

BART is an inexpensive and fast way of getting in and out of the city centre. BART is especially convenient for those living in the San Jose area or in Downtown SF. The prices depend entirely on how far you go and how many stops you make, but a one-way ticket for just 2 stops will cost you around $2-$3. BART also shares stations with MUNI and connects with Amtrack.

CALTRAIN

CalTrain is the commuter train that starts on the Peninsula and ends in SF. It runs from as far south as Gilroy all the way to the city centre. Once at the CalTrain station, it is very common to jump on a bike to finish your journey to or from work. The price for a one-zone fare with CalTrain currently stands at $3.75 ($3.20 with a Clipper Card). The CalTrain is 100% thought for commuters, so on their official site, you will find a “Commute Calculator” that is definitely worth having a look at when you just moved to the Bay area.

MUNI

MUNI is both; the bus and the train system in the San Francisco area and just like any other bus lines; it will probably take longer than the train, especially during peak hours or sports match times.

One thing you should note is that if the line is a letter, the train will be underground. If the line shows a number, it’s a bus above ground. The only exception is line F – This will always be above ground and most likely full of tourists getting to know the city. Ticket prices also cost around $2/$3 per trip and these lines will run throughout the whole city centre.

VTA

VTA provides service throughout the coast, including the municipalities of Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale within many others, all situated on the southern part of the Bay. Even though it will be hard to say how much time it will take someone to commute in or out of the city, it is important to note that the area that VTA covers will be one with the shortest overall commuting time for residents.

SMART

SMART stands for “Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit” and it is the newest way of transportation in the San Francisco Bay area. With zone fares starting at $3.50, SMART offers users more than 41 miles of corridor all the way to Sonoma County Airport. SMART will be more convenient for those living in the North part of the Bay area and goes through neighbourhoods like Santa Rosa or Cotati. Future construction works are planned, so this route will soon be extended and offering new stops for those living in the North side.