Renting on Long Island is not cheap. But for those who prefer to rent rather than buy, there are a variety of options, including apartments, condos and whole houses. Here are 10 rental properties on Long Island for less than $3,000 per month.
This duplex, with three bedrooms and a bathroom, was built in 1868 and recently renovated, says listing agent Karen Elefante of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty. Karen Elefante, Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, 516-398-5055
The first-floor unit includes a living room and an updated kitchen, which features a dining area, new flooring and a new dishwasher, Elefante says. The unit, with two hall closets, also has a renovated bathroom with a washer and dryer.
The 58-by-129-foot property, with landscaping and snow removal included, has a driveway with two-car parking. The lease is one year, and the security deposit is one month's rent. Gas and heat are included, the agent says.
This Colonial, with three bedrooms and 2 1⁄2 bathrooms, is available as a whole-house rental. Kathy Metz, Re/Max Signature Real Estate, 631-897-8780
The house, which sits on a 0.34-acre property, includes a living room with wood laminate flooring, a den, an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room. The master bedroom includes a full bath.
Built in 1972, the house features updated windows, a 4-year-old heating system, a washer and dryer and a new gas oven, says listing agent Kathy Metz of Re/Max Signature Real Estate. The property includes a covered front porch and an attached one-car garage. Utilities are not included. The lease is for one year, and the security deposit is one month's rent.
Port Washington: $2,995
The fully renovated apartment in this home offers three bedrooms and 1 1⁄2 bathrooms. The second-floor unit, with wood flooring throughout, features a living room-dining room combination. Diane Andersen, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-695-2400
The kitchen includes white cabinetry and new stainless steel appliances, says listing agent Diane Andersen of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The unit, she says, has central air conditioning and a new gas heating system. Tenants also have access to a finished lower level that includes a bathroom and their own washer and dryer, Andersen adds.
The property, less than a quarter-mile to Manhasset Bay and less than a mile to the train station, includes a private driveway and a shared backyard with a patio. The lease is for one year, and the security deposit is one month's rent. Utilities are not included.
This raised-ranch, with four bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms, is available as a whole house rental. The home, which sits on a 0.35-acre property, includes a fenced-in, in-ground gunite pool and patio. Utilities are not included, but with the home’s solar panels, tenants can expect a reduced electric bill, says the homeowner, George Gianakas. The security deposit is one-month’s rent, and the lease is a minimum of one year. (George Gianakas, homeowner, 631-656-5547)
The main level of the house has a living room with vaulted ceilings and skylights, formal dining room with hardwood floors and fireplace flanked by windows, eat-in kitchen with updated appliances, and half-bathroom.
All four bedrooms are on the upper level, including the master, which features a full bathroom. The home, with three-zone gas heating and central air-conditioning, also includes a partial basement with an outside entrance that opens to the backyard and pool.
Rockville Centre: $2,999
This rental unit, in the Fairfield Tudor at Rockville Centre apartment building, includes two bedrooms and 1½ bathrooms. Each unit has a private entry, and the building offers assigned parking. Renters who move into this or another upper unit by May 1 will receive one month free and $100 off their rent each month, says Deborah Bohrer, the marketing director of Fairfield Properties. The security deposit is $500 and the current lease term special allows for a range of 12 to 14 months, she adds. (Fairfield Properties, 516-612-3396)
The unit features gray carpeting and paint along with base and crown molding. Marble and granite bathrooms boast a floating vanity with undermount lighting beneath the mirrors. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet.
The eat-in kitchen features flat panel cabinetry, granite flooring and countertops, and stainless steel appliances, including a French-door-styled refrigerator with freezer beneath. The unit is also equipped with a dishwasher, convection microwave and stackable washer and dryer.
This rental, with two bedrooms and one full bathroom, offers three floors of living space, plus a full finished basement. The two-family house was fully updated within the last four months, the listing agent says. Utilities, other than water, are not included. The security deposit is one month’s rent, and the lease is for a minimum of one year. (Yvette Clark Watkins and Eyston Perez, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 917-655-9318, 718-877-1858)
In addition to the living room, the main floor also has a granite eat-in kitchen that boasts stainless steel appliances, including a microwave and dishwasher, and quartz countertops. Both bedrooms, each with hardwood floors, are on the second floor.
The master bedroom offers access to a carpeted and windowed loft area on the third floor. The property, situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, includes a three-car driveway and private backyard. The home includes a new water tank and boiler.
This unit, in the Greybarn luxury rental community, features one bedroom and one bathroom. On a 13-month lease, tenants receive one month free. The security deposit is one months rent. One parking spot comes with the unit and an additional space would be $50 per month. (Greybarn, 631-414-8500)
The open-concept layout includes a kitchen with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. Wide-plank flooring runs throughout the unit, including the dining area and living room, which features a wall of windows. Indoor amenities within the community include a fitness center with a yoga room, an 18-seat theater, a billiard room, a lounge area, and a community chefs kitchen and dining room. Outdoor amenities, still under construction, will include swimming pools and other features.
Indoor amenities within the community include a fitness center with a yoga room, an 18-seat theater, a billiard room, a lounge area, a community chefs kitchen and dining room. Outdoor amenities, still under construction, will include swimming pools and other features.
This rental, on the main level of a two-family house, features two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. Utilities are an additional $300 per month. Tenants also have the option of renting the house fully furnished, from the couches and televisions to the kitchen silverware and fully stocked bar, for $2,900 a month with utilities included, the listing agent says. One- and two-year leases are considered. The security deposit is one months rent. (Mercedes Daniels-Reed, Imperial Real Estate, 516-425-6015 Imperial Real Estate)
The layout includes a living room with an electric fireplace, an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room with sliders opening to a patio. The master bedroom boasts two double closets and a half bathroom. The home also includes a basement with a brand new washer and dryer. Tenants have use of the backyard, which includes a koi pond. Street parking is available.
The home also includes a basement with a brand new washer and dryer. Tenants have use of the backyard, which includes a koi pond. Street parking is available.
This whole house rental features three bedrooms and one bathroom. Tenants also have the option of having access to a separate wing of the house, which includes a den with a fireplace and a fourth bedroom with a bathroom, and increases the rent to $3,500. One- and two-year leases are available and the security deposit is two months rent. Landscaping is included, utilities are not. (Patrick Curtis, One Realty, 516-459-4438)
The roughly 2,500-square foot ranch features a living room with hardwood flooring and vaulted ceilings with skylights. A brand new eat-in kitchen includes granite countertops and sliding glass doors that open to the backyard. The house, with a new heating and air conditioning system, also includes a full basement with a washer and dryer.
A new eat-in kitchen includes granite countertops and sliding glass doors that open to the backyard. The house, with a new heating and air conditioning system, also includes a full basement with a washer and dryer.
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is situated in the One Third Avenue luxury rental apartment building, which opened in June. The security deposit varies depending on credit and leases range from one to three years. Each unit comes with a parking space, with a second spot available for $100 per month. (One Third Avenue, 516-746-6633)
Dark oak hardwood floors run throughout the main living space. The kitchen, which overlooks the living room, boasts ceramic tile floors, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. Additional amenities in the building, which is one block from the Mineola train station, include a fitness center, an indoor pool and sauna, a 50,000-square-foot roof deck with barbecue grills, and a roof lounge with a gourmet kitchen that is available for residents to reserve for private parties.
The bathroom is adorned with floo- to-ceiling porcelain tile. In addition to a washer and dryer in the unit, each floor of the building has a laundry room.
Stony Brook: $2,600
This fully renovated ranch, which offers three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, is available as a whole house rental. The home sits on a .35-acre property, with all landscaping included. The lease is one year and the security deposit is one months rent. The tenant pays 75 percent of the utilities, the listing agent says. (William Tarantola, Coach Realtors, 516-236-6178)
The kitchen boasts granite countertops, a mosaic backsplash and new stainless steel appliances. One of the homes two updated bathrooms is situated in the master bedroom.
The open floor plan includes a living and dining room with oversized sliding glass doors that open to a paver patio. The home also includes a washer and dryer and a private driveway.
Oyster Bay: $2,500
This whole house rental, which sits on a 50-by-150-foot lot, offers two bedrooms and one bathroom. The property includes a fenced backyard and a private driveway that leads to an attached one-car garage. The security deposit is one months rent and the lease is a minimum of a year. Utilities are not included. (Michael Clay, Realty Connect USA, 516-864-9459)
The living room features a manteled fireplace. Two bedrooms and a full bathroom are situated on the upper level.
The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The lower level includes a laundry room and an entrance to the attached garage.
This farmhouse, with four bedrooms and two full bathrooms, is available as a whole house rental. For tenant use, the property also includes an in-ground pool, a back deck, a private driveway and a separate home office area with an outside entrance. The security deposit is two months' rent and the lease is a minimum of one year. Utilities are not included. Kristen Rishe, North Fork Real Estate, 631-765-6000
A full-length enclosed porch, with paneled windows and French doors, lines the front of the house. The living room features a fireplace and French doors that open to the dining room.
The dining room is adorned with coffered ceilings. The eat-in kitchen boasts an outside entrance that opens to the deck. All four bedrooms and a bathroom are situated on the second floor. The house also includes a full unfinished basement.