As indicated in a previous post I will be working in Sunnyvale, Ca for 3 months this summer. I have started looking on craigslist and some of the other apartment websites. The main two problems I'm running into are the apartments seem to be first-come, first-serve as they are available and they want a minimum one year lease. I'm looking to rent from the middle of June to the middle of Sept. Any tips on search methods? One option is an extended stay hotel. It is in my price range but I'd like to find a better location. The one I'm looking at is in an industrial area but gets decent ratings and is 1 mile from work.