When it comes to quintessential West Coast cities, San Francisco marries a business hub with cultural offerings in a one-of-a-kind climate. Although known for being costly, the quality of life is worth every cent. Between its charming hills, waterfront promenades and enormous bridges, the City by the Bay is home to a host of young professionals, creative minds and friendly locals.
If you’re looking for an apartment to rent in San Francisco that comes completely equipped and move-in-ready, we’re here to welcome you home.
At Blueground we want to make people feel at home wherever they choose to live. With each Blueground unit, we offer a curated and beautifully-designed space in the best neighborhoods to live in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Designed to help people simply show up and start living, our apartments are available to book for a month, a year, or even longer.
For an extended vacation, relocation, business trip or simply because you’re looking for long-term premium accommodation in San Francisco and the South Bay Area, Blueground apartments offer the ideal temporary housing experience.
Ask residents why they’ve moved here or chosen to find an apartment in San Francisco and you’ll hear their take on the city’s distinctive identity. From rainbow flags in the vibrant Castro, to dreams of the Seventies living on in Haight-Ashbury, there is certainly a spirit of nostalgia here.
Recently, job opportunities in San Francisco, neighboring Silicon Valley and around the Bay Area have brought a new generation of residents. International tech brands including Salesforce, Uber, Amazon, Airbnb and Yelp call SF home. Meanwhile, doctors, patients and their families might find themselves here for the UCSF Medical Center, Stanford Health Care and Saint Francis Memorial. Others have come to the San Francisco Peninsula for their studies at UCSF, Stanford and Berkeley and have simply stayed in the place they’ve fallen for.
Living in San Francisco is a treasure hunt for hidden gems across a 47-square-mile map. The mixing of alternative, tech, LGBTQ and outdoor scenes all in one city is uniquely San Franciscan. Hidden beaches, ramen restaurants, hilltop towers, Victorian homes and of course the famed Golden Gate Bridge are just some of the classics. In addition, due to the prime location of the city, there are numerous destinations ideal for a weekend getaway.
Whatever your housing needs may be for a short-term rental from 1-month to 12 months+, Blueground has a Bay Area furnished sublet to suit you and your budget.
San Francisco often feels like a patchwork quilt of idiosyncratic neighborhoods, the goal is to find the best San Francisco neighborhood to live in for you and your needs. There is no shortage of SF neighborhoods to rent in or call home, however. Farmers-market-loving families look to Noe Valley, while business executives might go for Pacific Heights, and young couples descending on Alamo Square. Further afield, South Bay communities are now famous in equal measure for hosting Silicon Valley’s biggest names and offering a well-balanced lifestyle.
Creativity practically oozes out of every corner, nook and apartment in SoMa. This neighborhood south of Market is a trendy, urban district, famous for its excellent art and museum scene. Home to a diverse mix of entrepreneurs and young families, this San Francisco neighborhood is your place for natural wines, pour-over coffee and artisanal baked goods. Don’t miss the plethora of museums, including a visit to the San Francisco Modern Museum of Art. Baseball lovers also pass through the area on the way to AT&T Park to catch the Giants.
With its commanding sightlines over San Francisco Bay, apartments in Telegraph Hill are enviable. Not in the least for being amongst the city’s most architecturally fascinating homes. As one of San Francisco’s original “Seven Hills”, the neighborhood is home to wild parrots, steep streets and hidden climbing trails. Reach the top of Telegraph Hill through non-descript steps and see the City by the Bay unfold before you.
Those looking to strike a work-life balance in San Francisco ought to rent a place in Mission Bay. Originally an industrial district, this area by Dogpatch and China Basin has undergone serious redevelopment. Up-and-coming Mission Bay has gained popularity ever since UCSF made it the site of its research campus. Mission Bay’s waterfront parks framed by contemporary architecture offer excellent jogging routes.
When looking for apartments in Nob Hill, the air of sophistication is undeniable. High-end boutiques, Victorian homes and the gothic Grace Cathedral define this San Francisco neighborhood. Though its history now meets new styles of shopping and dining and an updated urban lifestyle. A diverse mix of residents chooses to nest in this area thanks to its central location and fine dining options.
Victorian houses and consulates dot Pacific Heights, known for its unmatched view over San Francisco Bay. Residents of this neighborhood often rank the serenity, central location and architectural heritage as the best parts about living here. When looking for a sublet in SF, who wouldn’t want to be near designer boutiques, new wave eateries and dog parks?
Blossoming apartments in South Beach are all the rage these days. From disused warehouses to now luxury lofts, this waterfront slice of San Francisco is reinventing itself. Paved pathways weave throughout the area, a favorite of runners, bikers and inline skaters. Come for the bay views, stay for the active lifestyle.
Sometimes all you need is a simple studio. Given the price of apartments in San Francisco, renting a studio may free up some monthly budget to put towards experiencing the city’s dining scene, outdoor activities, and one-of-a-kind shopping. Our studio sublets in Alamo Square, Pacific Heights, Mission Bay, and South Park were chosen for their abundant natural sunlight, many of which are also pet-friendly studios.
For relocating singles and couples looking for a corporate apartment, our one-bedroom rentals across San Francisco include an enclosed sleeping area and a dedicated living room. Our one-bedroom apartments from Noe Valley up to North Beach range from 466 to 946 square feet and all come equipped with the essential amenities. What’s more? Many one-bedroom apartments by Blueground include a doorman or are designated pet-friendly, if not both -- making for the perfect extended stay experience.
Settle into our spacious two-bedroom apartments in San Francisco and discover how Blueground is redefining sublets in the Bay Area. Gone are the wall-to-wall carpeting, outdated furniture, and stale decor. In our two-bedroom serviced units, you’ll find amenities like smart TVs, WiFi speakers, new kitchen appliances and five-star hotel quality beds and linens. The Blueground App brings those “serviced apartment” perks into this day and age with on-demand cleaning, maintenance requests, and ride-hailing app pairing. Depending on where you choose to stay, building facilities can include luxuries like a fitness center and a pool.
Figuring out public transportation in San Francisco, will have you truly thriving. Owning a car in such a tightly-packed city can be more trouble than it’s worth. The struggle to find parking takes up more time than the convenience of having your own vehicle. Our monthly rentals are all close to Bay Area public transportation, making exploring the city a breeze.
For everything in between, our Blueground guest app is paired up to local ride-hailing apps (Uber and Lyft) to have a ride ready at your door. Whether it’s a last-minute errand, ride to the airport or heading out for the evening, a ride is just a few taps away.
No matter which apartment you choose to rent, you won’t have any issues getting around the city. For short rides downtown on Muni light rail to Embarcadero, or out to Balboa Park, our rentals are a short walk away from light rail stops. If work takes you across the Bay to Oakland, hop on BART at a station near your apartment.
Then for trips to Palo Alto and further afield to San Jose, Blueground’s Mission Bay, and Dogpatch rentals are walking distance to Caltrain stations for those weekday commutes and weekend excursions. In the opposite direction, guests staying in our apartments in San Jose and Mountain View can get into the city with ease.
Your search high and low for a pet-friendly flat to rent in San Francisco ends here. Simply use the “Pets Allowed” filter on Blueground’s San Francisco apartment listing page to browse the dozens of monthly apartment rental possibilities where dogs and cats are allowed. Dog owners will appreciate using the map function with each apartment to see where the nearest dog parks are in relation to our SF and South Bay apartments.
Bringing a fluffy fellow along? Use the Blueground App to schedule recurring cleaning from once daily to once weekly.
LGBTQ history in the US and San Francisco are inseparable. For decades, SF has been a haven for queer people from across the country and around the world. Many have also decided to settle or rent here thanks to the city’s open attitude, historic LGBTQ communities, and inclusive arts and culture scenes. Gay-friendly areas in San Francisco are abundant and each comes with its own flavor. The Castro is tied to the city’s activists and their struggle, while SoMa is synonymous with nights out and the Mission with LGBTQ-friendly cafes and stores.
Gone are the days of smelly upholstery and sunworn generic wall art, our SF apartments with amenities included cover all grounds with updated furnishings. No detail is overlooked from fluffy bath towels, to all necessary utensils, down to hotel-quality mattresses. You can count on all bed linens, multiple pillows and a recently updated bathroom in each Blueground home from San Matteo to Nob Hill. Blueground’s rentals always have a washer-dryer on-site (either in the apartment or a laundry room in the building) as well as ironing boards and irons. On top of these apartment amenities, many of our furnished rentals also come with a pool, open-air terrace, fitness center and doormen.