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Why rent with Bungalow?

Bungalow doesn’t just list rooms for rent in shared homes - we work with our homeowners to hand select each property to make sure it is up to our standard. We then help our residents find their roommates and build a unique community in their home. Finally, we have an incredible team behind the scenes that are always a message away through our app if and when you need us.

Beautiful homes. Incredible locations. Pricing that makes sense. Find a room in a shared home that hits the sweet spot between great quality and sensible pricing. Bungalow homes are hand-selected across major markets to match your lifestyle.

Find it. Try it. Feel 100% before you rent. Love where you live or you're free to go. Our 30-day trial, option to transfer to other in-network Bungalow homes, and flexible lease terms are all designed to help you rent with confidence.

Live in good company. Our Meet & Greet Chat takes the stress out of finding a roommate by making sure everyone in the household is a match from day one. We pre-screen all residents because your safety is our top priority. Enjoy the benefits of living together with the freedom of operating solo. Use our Meet & Greet chat to select roommates with similar lifestyles. Then, sign and pay separately within our app.

Are utilities included in Bungalow Home Rentals?

For the vast majority of our properties, Bungalow partners with Conservice, to manage, separate, and bill utilities removing the need for arguing over venmo each month. You will only pay for the exact amount your home uses and Bungalow takes care of splitting these costs evenly between you and your roommates.

Are Bungalow Home Rentals furnished?

Bungalow’s Shared Homes include furnished common areas (living, dining, and kitchens), along with a Smart TV, and kitchen essentials! The only furniture you'll need to move in is whatever you'd like to put in your bedroom.

Are Bungalow Home Rentals pet friendly?

Some Bungalow Shared Homes are pet friendly, while others are not. You can find pet information by clicking on a particular home. That said, service and emotional support animals (ESAs) are accepted in every Bungalow home with proper supporting documentation.

About us

Bungalow takes the hassle out of your housing search. We offer beautiful homes (entire and shared)  in the country’s most vibrant neighborhoods, and can help connect you with roommates you’ll love coming home to. And finally, we believe you should be able to still afford to explore your new city as well. We pride ourselves on the fact that Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Things to know before moving to the Bay Area:

How to find a roommate in the Bay Area

Moving into a Bungalow shared home is the easiest way to find great roommates. Our Meet & Greet Chat helps you connect with roommates you look forward to living with to form a one-of-a-kind household together.

What is the average rent in the Bay Area?

According to Zumper, the average 1 bedroom apartment in the Bay Area is $2,800. Nationwide, Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Is there good public transportation in the the Bay Area?

The Bay Area contains many forms of public transportation, from BART to ferries, but it all comes down to what you need in your area. In the city of San Francisco BART is a reliable way of getting around and AC transit buses serve Berkeley and Oakland. If you live in neighboring towns, then different forms of public transportation will be more convenient for you depending on how far away they are from your everyday routes.

What to do in the Bay Area

San Francisco is home to diverse neighborhoods and scenic views. The waterfront offers extensive cycling and hiking opportunities, and an old-fashioned cable car can take you up and down the steep hills in the city. Many people choose to start their day by hopping on a ferry across the San Francisco Bay to visit Alcatraz Island for a little culture or enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco skyline. For those seeking more foodie adventures, there's plenty of that in this beautifully varied city too — from salted caramel ice cream at Bi-Rite Market & Creamery to French toast with hazelnut butter custard at Nutella Café tucked inside Ferry Building Marketplace.

Schools and universities in the Bay Area

If you're looking for universities, Stanford is in Palo Alto, about 35 miles away from downtown San Francisco. The University of California at Berkeley and the prestigious UC San Francisco are also nearby. If you're looking for colleges and universities within the Bay Area, there's a whole range of schools to explore. Most notably, your choices include prestigious schools like UC Berkeley or NYU Silicon Valley, which is highly ranked and home to over 23 digital start-ups and has been featured by Richard Branson as an emerging tech hub with fantastic career prospects since its inception in 2014!

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