Where to Find Short Term Furnished Rentals in San Francisco
by Paul Joseph | Published September 2, 2021
With its proximity to the global epicentre of technology known as Silicon Valley, it’s little surprise that San Francisco is a hugely popular place to live – and here are three ways to find a short term rental in the city.
A view of the San Francisco skyline (Photo: Mathieu MarquerFollow via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)
As one of California’s biggest cultural, commercial, and financial centres, San Francisco is widely regarded as an incredibly liveable city. And while property prices have soared in recent decades, there are still some good deals to be had if you know what you’re looking for – and where to look for it. If you’re planning to stay in San Francisco for a limited time only, we’ve picked out three of the best websites for finding your perfect rental home.
Booking.com are our number one choice for finding short term apartment rentals in San Francisco for anything up to a fortnight. The travel search engine is renowned across the world, so you can book with maximum confidence. Though it is first and foremost a hotel booking website, Booking.com also has a large apartments and aparthotels section for up to 30-day rentals. When we looked for short stay options in San Francisco for both weekly rentals and monthly rentals, three apartments were available, with rates starting at $162 per night. In terms of policy perks and other services, Booking.com offer a Best Price Guarantee as well as a detailed reviews section that lets you read feedback from former guests for each listed property.
Launched as a company in 2013, Blueground have rapidly grown to become one of the industry’s most renowned players. Their service is designed for anyone seeking fully-furnished apartments with flexible lease arrangements for stays of 30 days or longer. A crucial difference with Booking.com is that stays of more than a month can lead to hefty savings, since the longer you stay, the cheaper the pricing often is. During our search for San Fran apartments, we found rates starting from $2,450 per month for a one-bed apartment. In total Blueground list over 176 available apartments in and around the city, with their professionally-managed, turnkey properties including everything from studios to one and two-bed apartments. The online booking process is user-friendly, and there’s also a 24-hour support service accessed through a customised guest app.
Specialising in updating classic, historic apartment buildings with modern renovations and design-forward upgrades, Rentsfnow is one of the most renowned resources for San Fran rentals. They have homes located in the city’s most iconic neighbourhoods and all of their units are fully equipped with everything you need to make yourself feel at home. Whether you’re new to the city and searching for a more permanent place that fits your lifestyle, need to relocate while working abroad, or are looking for a temporary place to stay while your home is undergoing repairs, their furnished apartments are ideal. There are options for both temporary and long-term homes with comfortable furnishings, complete kitchens, laundry facilities – and in most cases, you can even bring your pet. Pricing starts at around $4,200 per month for a furnished studio.