FAQs for renting a room in a Shared Home in San Diego, 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 San Diego:

How to find a roommate in San Diego

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 San Diego?

According to Rent Cafe the average 1 bedroom apartment in San Diego is $2,000. Nationwide, Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Is there good public transportation in San Diego?

San Diego has something for everyone. The MTS service provides buses, trolleys, and the Coaster commuter rail in San Diego County with transit links to other counties in California like Orange County. APEX provides shuttle service to the airport, UC San Diego campus, Viejas Casino and Resort, North Campus Town Center in Sorrento Valley Neighborhood in National City; stop at Qualcomm Stadium (Mission Valley), Del Mar fairgrounds (Del Mar), Dover Shores (Solana Beach). SDMTS is a services that provide connections between downtown Union Station and Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner trains via local bus routes.

What to do in San Diego

San Diego has something for any taste. You can sail or swim, see street art or marine life. Explore the old Mission of San Juan Capistrano, marvel at Hoover dam's gargantuan scale, laugh with Jerry Seinfeld at his popular Shamu show, shop the biggest malls in the county, join a free yoga class on one of our city's fifty public beaches (yes you read that right!), hike up to enjoy sweeping views of desert and mountains - all these experiences are waiting for you!

Schools and universities in Schools and universities in San Diego

The following schools and universities are located in San Diego: San Diego State University, University of California - San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene College, Columbia University at SDSU. Some of the major four-year colleges and universities in San Diego include UCSD (University of California, San Diego), Point Loma Nazarene College (PLN), and CCSATL HSU (Coastline Community School). There are also many two-year colleges with notable programs including the CSU's like Palomar College. All these schools feature public higher education opportunities that remain tuition free for residents.

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