Student Housing and Residential Life

Off-Campus Resources

This site will provide resources to find housing off-campus. This page will be updated periodically as more information and resources become available.

Off-Campus Housing Rates

In an effort to provide more accurate off-campus housing price estimates, the CSU System has provided detailed information to assist students with finding rental rates of apartments in our area. This information will help with financial aid planning and monthly budgeting.

The average rate for a 1-bedroom apartment in the area is $1,409 per month. Download the report for more detailed information on rentals near campus.

For more details on the purpose of this study, download the memorandum addressing the findings from the research company contracted by the CSU System.

ApartmentRent/App FeeBedroom StyleUtilitiesPetsDistance from CSUMB
Abrams Park: (831) 384-0119 $1,650-4,000 + App Fee (Deposit 1 - 1.5 times rent) 2 or 4 bedroom  Not Included Yes 4 Miles-8 minute drive 
Crescent Bay Apartments: (831) 883-1489  $1,865-2,265 + App Fee (Deposit $1,865 - 2,265) 2 or 3 bedroom  Included; Except PG&E  No 4 Miles-8 minute drive
Marina Square Apartments: (831) 384-9725 $1,750-2,200 + App Fee (Deposit $1,750 - 2,200) 2 bedroom  Included; Except PG&E No 4 Miles-8 minute drive
Preston Park: (831) 384-0119 $2,100 + App Fee (Deposit 1 - 1.5 times rent) 2 or 3 bedroom  Not Included Yes 4 Miles-8 minute drive 
Sea Breeze Apartments: (831) 384-3443 $1,695-1,895 + App Fee ($1500, on approved credit) 1 or 2 bedroom Not Included Yes 4 Miles-8 minute drive
Sun Bay Suits & Apartments: (831) 394-2515  $1,265-1,950 + App Fee (Deposit $1,265 - 1,950)  Studio, 1, or 2 bedroom  Included No 3 Miles-7 minute drive
The Shoreline at Montery Bay: (831) 384-9573 $1,805 + App Fee (Deposit $500-1,850) 1 or 2 bedroom  Included Yes 4 Miles-8minute drive
Mosaic $1,125 - $1,175 (Deposit $1250)  2,3, or 4 bedroom  utilities included  No  2 Miles - 5 minute drive 
*Rates listed are as of Fall 2019, please contact the individual properties for current information.


California - tenant rights, laws and protections

Know your responsibilities as a tenant and click on the link below to ready more about your rights and laws that are set up to help you. Be sure to read your lease agreement carefully!

Additional local resources

Below is a list of websites that may help you in your search. Please realize that Student Housing & Residential Life is not affiliated with any off campus housing opportunities, however, we have put together this list because we expect our on-campus housing opportunities to be filled.

CSUMB Basic Needs

Need additional help? Check out CSUMB Basic Needs to get additional Off Campus resources


Q: Can you recommend the best apartment for me to live in?

This resource is not a referral service but a resource for our students. Basic information is provided to help you make the best housing decision. It is suggested you contact and visit multiple places to find the one that best suits your needs.

Q: How was the local apartment guide created?

We reached out to apartment communities that are within a ten mile radius of campus or they contacted us, and we asked if they were willing to provide the information on the guide for students. We did not vet the properties we only asked for the information that we provided in the guide.

Q: Does the CSUMB vet the properties that are listed on this website?

No. California State University, Monterey Bay has not inspected the premises of any of the properties listed above, and has not independently confirmed the accuracy or reliability of statements made by third-party advertisers.

Q: What if I need help moving?

The website "Consumer Reports" has compiled a list of moving companies, as well as what to look for when selecting a mover.