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Short Term Rentals in Des Moines, IA
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  • Top Rated for Location
    Guest Bedroom or Office at The Equitable Building, Des Moines, IA, 50309 Dining area at The Equitable Building, Des Moines, 50309
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    604 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
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    1 BED $1,249+
    2 BEDS $1,879+
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    5/5 Karis P. on Sep 13, 2023

    We were lucky enough to stumble upon the Equitable Apartments last year, unfortunately circumstances are causing us to move, but we have really enjoyed our time here. The "Staff" is great. Chrissy has been so helpful, she really went above and beyond her responsibilities when we needed guidance. The Maintenance staff has the building looking great and they work to keep it that way. As well, they have been very responsive to our trivial questions and concerns. The 3rd floor dog park is a great convenience, I do not know how any dog owner lives in the city without it. We highly recommend The Equitable and the city of Des Moines.

    5/5 Anonymous on Jul 19, 2023

    Lived here 4 years. Every year I see effoto improve.

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    Kitchen at Rocket Transfer Lofts, Des Moines, 50309 Billiards at Rocket Transfer Lofts, Des Moines
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    320 SW 7Th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    6 Units available
    1 BED $1,145+
    2 BEDS $1,608+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Jul 1, 2023

    I have absolutely loved living here. Nice apartments and unbeatable location. Easy walking distance to any downtown locations while being far enough removed that it is quiet and relaxing. Commuting simple with access to bike trails and quick driving access to highways.

    4/5 Robyn S. on Nov 1, 2023

    I've lived here for six months today, and I really do like it a lot. I MAY have made a different decision if I a) had a car at the time I was looking, and b) was able to be in the apartment in the evening. I needed a downtown apartment because I work downtown and didn't have a car at the time, so any place outside of downtown wasn't an option because I couldn't go see it. And apparently Des Moines apartments can only be shown during business hours Mon-Fri, so I didn't fully appreciate how busy 7th St. is; the road noise in the summertime from the revving and peeling out at the light at 7th & Tuttle is formidable, and the sirens are constant. Now that it's colder and the window is closed, we can still hear some noise but it's just normal traffic noise at a normal volume. I very rarely hear my neighbors when inside - the guy next door is a scream-sneezer, but that's sporadic, and the doors don't do much to keep hallway noise out, but it's not like people are hanging around out there. It's nice that the living room is away from the front door. Amenities - now that it's cool enough for me to be outside and enjoy the rooftop deck, it's locked. Being able to grill in the winter would be amazing. Maintenance - the maintenance chick is awesome! Very responsive with good communication. Administration - Shannon left shortly after I moved in, and Korrie seems really on top of it. I have bouts of confusion with how rent payments should be made - I get notices from "Conservice" whatever that is, but I just make my payments through RentCafe and it's fine. Parking - Safe, no problems, but it's only on the north side of the building. I would like the option to park on the south side of the building for ease of using the remote start for the car. In short, I'm not sorry I moved in but haven't yet made any decisions about what will happen when my lease is up - now that I know Des Moines better, and have a car, I have more options.

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    100 Jackson Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315
    Studio $844+
    1 BED $953+
    2+ BEDS $1,202+
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    700 East 5Th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    Studio $818+
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    2+ BEDS $1,081+
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    4200 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50321
    1 BED $827+
    2 BEDS $950+
    3 BEDS $1,276+
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    103 SW 3Rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    1 BED $1,066+
    2 BEDS $1,782+
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    604 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    1 BED $1,249+
    2 BEDS $1,879+
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    3861 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    1 BED $995+
    2 BEDS $1,166+
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    6000 NW 62Nd Ave, Johnston, IA 50131
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    2333 SW Plaza Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023
    Studio $1,121+
    1 BED $1,237+
    2 BEDS $1,405+
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    2333 SW Plaza Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023
    Studio $1,165+
    1 BED $1,083+
    2 BEDS $1,405+
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    320 SW 7Th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
    1 BED $1,145+
    2 BEDS $1,608+
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    1040 Blue Ridge Place NW, Altoona, IA 50009
    Studio $897+
    1 BED $965+
    2+ BEDS $1,171+
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    6565 Wistful Vista Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    Studio $1,085+
    1 BED $1,225+
    2 BEDS $1,615
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    1260 S Jordan Creek Parkway Unit 13000, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    1 BED $1,192+
    2 BEDS $1,436+
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    360 Bridgewood Drive #4000, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    Studio $1,035
    1 BED $1,375+
    2+ BEDS $1,640
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    935 SE Silkwood Lane, Grimes, IA 50111
    1 BED $1,049+
    2 BEDS $1,337+
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    355 88Th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266
    1 BED $1,110
    2 BEDS $1,355
    3 BEDS $1,695
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    4454 NW 142Nd St, Urbandale, IA 50323
    1 BED $953+
    2 BEDS $1,287+
    3 BEDS $1,428+
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    1360 NE Primrose Lane, Grimes, IA 50111
    Studio $895
    1 BED $1,095
    2+ BEDS $1,295
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    1735 NW Fieldstream Lane, Ankeny, IA 50023
    1 BED $1,025+
    2 BEDS $1,323+
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    175 NW Common Place, Waukee, IA 50263
    1 BED $889+
    2 BEDS $1,263+
    3 BEDS $1,716+
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    1003 Elizabeth Place, Waukee, IA 50263
    2 BEDS $1,500+
    3 BEDS $1,768+
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Getting around in Des Moines, IA

54 /100
Somewhat Walkable
34 /100
Some Transit
69 /100
Bikeable
Walk Score®: 54, Transit Score®: 34, Bike Score®: 69

Frequently asked questions

What is the price of a short-term rental in Des Moines, IA?

The price range of a short-term rental is between $818 and $2,396. Search short-term rentals in Des Moines, IA.

How many short-term rentals are available in Des Moines, IA on RentCafe?

There are 52 short term rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in Des Moines, IA were last updated on 16 Jul 2024.

What is the average size of a short-term rental in Des Moines, IA?

The average Des Moines, IA short-term rental size is 907 sq. ft.

Why rent a short-term rental in Des Moines, IA?

The best part about living in a short-term rental is the lease flexibility that allows you to choose for how long you’ll be renting.

What are the downsides of renting a short-term rental in Des Moines, IA?

Short-term rentals might be more expensive per month than long-term leases. Some short-term apartments are furnished and may include the cost of utilities as well. You might be interested in browsing all RentCafe apartments for rent in Des Moines, IA.

Look for short term rentals near me

Looking for short-term apartments nearby? This option is ideal if you want to stay in the area, or you’re still looking for something more stable and don’t want to make any permanent decisions yet. Or, simply put, renting short-term fits your lifestyle better. With RentCafe you can now browse short-term apartments near you and compare price, size, location and real reviews from verified residents in your area to see which short-term apartment would suit you best.

You can browse available short-term listings and find your options in any location, whether you’re looking at a specific neighborhood, ZIP code, or city. Just choose the location you want, close to whatever is of interest for you, and we’ll take it from there!

Renting a short-term apartment in Des Moines, IA

If you’re in Des Moines, IA for a limited amount of time, you are a digital nomad, or simply want a change of scenery, RentCafe is here to help you find the short-term rental suitable for your needs. Maybe you just want to test a new area in Des Moines before actually settling in, or maybe you find yourself in-between homes on your way to getting your hands on your dream home. For all those reasons and many more, short-term apartments are the way to go. Short-term rentals usually come furnished and are equipped with essentials that most renters would need on the regular. Plus, some include the cost of utilities in the rent price, so you wouldn’t have as many bills and paperwork to deal with. Renting in Des Moines, IA is an experience. So, if you want to make your renting experience here short and sweet, we got your back!

There’s more to the world

Short-term apartments are not just for renters in between homes or people on prolonged visits to a certain area. They are perfect for those who aren’t looking to put down roots too soon and settling down is not currently in the plans. For those not looking for a long-term apartment just yet, the experience of living in other areas can be life changing. If you’re the type of person who goes wherever life takes them, we are here to help you find a short-term lease!

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