If you’re a renter in Sonoma County, you’ve probably noticed that the rental market has gone as haywire as the real estate market: prices are rising across the board. Also, it would seem that you can’t pick up a newspaper without reading about yet another eviction, renters being unfairly treated, or another rent hike.
These stories are enough to make even the most optimistic individual give up hope, but they also may mean that it’s time to look beyond apartments and right into houses. There are a number of homes that are currently available for rent, and some of them are privately owned as second homes or investment properties.
Here are six houses currently looking for renters, all $2,500/month or less. Imagine – no shared walls and a yard for your pets;
For $2,400/month you can rent this charming 1,664 square foot home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Cats are allowed, dogs are not.
There’s hardwood flooring in the kitchen and breakfast nook.
The living room is decorated with an electric chandelier for all your dinner party needs.
This 480 square foot garage is included. If you’re tired of your car getting dinged in the apartment parking lot, this may be the rental you’re looking for.
$2,300 will rent you this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,100 square foot duplex in West Santa Rosa.
The kitchen is equipped with all the appliances you need.
No pets are allowed.
Another rental in Santa Rosa, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 1,500 square foot home is renting now for $2,300/month. It’s a professionally managed and maintained home that allows pets – but with restrictions.
Though there’s a backyard, the pet restrictions are: no Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Staffordshire Terriers, German Shepherds or Dobermans.
The kitchen has been remodeled.
For $2,300/month, this Glen Ellen home comes with two large bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, washer and dryer, gas heat, air conditioning and plenty of outside storage. There’s a one car garage with side carport.
There are no pets allowed, though the yard is sizable. Luckily, gardening service is included in the rent.
The kitchen is small, but serviceable.
The one car garage with side carport keeps your vehicle off the street, and out from under the trees.
If Forestville is your style, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home is renting now at $2,450/month. At 1,344 square feet, you’ll have plenty of room to entertain.
A welcoming porch awaits visitors to your first get together – celebrating not having to climb all the steps up to an apartment.
The kitchen features all stainless steel appliances; gas range with fan and hood top, refrigerator, ice-maker, and dishwasher,
According to the listing, this rental home has wood flooring and high ceilings, along with being a two-story. So, for your $2450 monthly you get;
Lower level: open great room, kitchen/living/dining area and 1/2 bath.
Upper level: sitting area, three bedrooms including master suite with walk-in closets, and a full bath.
If you have roommates, split the $2,450/month rent for this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home.
Landscaping maintenance is included with the rent.
This home has vaulted ceilings, tile/hardwood flooring, Gas fireplace, air conditioning, central heat, plus a washer and dryer. Small pets may be allowed.