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FAQs for renting a room in a Shared Home in Orange County, California

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 Orange County:

How to find a roommate in Orange County

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 Orange County?

According to Rent Cafe the average 1 bedroom apartment in Orange County is $2,432. Nationwide, Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Is there good public transportation in Orange County?

The only county in California that has a Metrolink system is Orange County. The bus systems in Orange County can be found on OCTransit website, and their website provides more information on buses, rail lines, etc. Hours of the bus lines will depend on where they leave from and how long they operate for, so please check these routes' websites for more info

What to do in Orange County

If you are looking for activities in Orange County, look no further! Huntington Beach has a boardwalk with food stalls and outdoor cafes. You can take selfies in front of the Queen Mary while you relax on the beach. Orange County is also home to such attractions such as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Nothing beats spending a day laughing with Mickey Mouse or terrorizing your family with Terroride at Knotts! Lastly, seeing our beautiful skyline should be one of your top priorities while visiting OC. Go around sunset and enjoy all the warm lights that highlight our city and remind us just how special it really is!

Schools and universities in Orange County

For colleges and universities around the OC, the top ones are Irvine, Fullerton, and Long Beach. University of California--Irvine is ranked number 2 in UC system; Cal State Fullerton is always voted "Best Undergraduate Teaching" by the National Universities Rankings. If you want to go to college outside of OC, here are some other great schools around Southern California: UCLA in Westwood, USC in L.A., any of the Claremont Colleges or Pomona College in Claremont for a liberal arts lifestyle. There's also one here called Chapman University which has been touted as an institution on the rise with their MBA Program. The Notre Dame University campus in Santa Paula is situated on a large lot with sprawling lawns and trees, making it a very welcoming environment in the pursuit of higher education about 30 minutes from LA.

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