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Dreaming Of Summer: 7 Sunny Apartments With Megawatt Style

Sunny Apartments for Rent in Scottsdale AZ
Take a mental vacation with these dreamy properties that are filled with light.

Winter can certainly be enchanting. There are fewer sights more beautiful than a landscape with a fresh dusting of snow. However, winter is also cold. And dark … so dark. (There should be a phrase for the dismal feeling that stems from commuting to and from work when the sun is down.)

If you’re craving a glimpse of welcoming sun, we’ve rounded up an assortment of apartments for rent in Scottsdale, AZ, and other sunny locales boasting light-filled rooms with large windows that will certainly boost your mood — or perhaps even inspire a move.

The Stetson Apartments for rent in Scottsdale AZ

Love the nightlife: $1,383 to $4,250, The Stetson Apartments

A stone’s throw from the entertainment district of Old Town Scottsdale, The Stetson Apartments are close to hot restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. But if your idea of a great night is to stay in, the Stetson is a good place to do it. Take a break in the boutique hotel-like lobby, with its fireplace and multiple televisions, or just enjoy the open, airy feel of your apartment.

Form 15 Apartments for Rent in San Diego CA

Awesome amenities: $1,695 to $5,275, Form 15 Apartments

Live the hip life in a building that was designed with details in mind. The units at Form 15 Apartments in San Diego, CA, are loftlike with white walls, which makes the apartments feel roomier and sunnier. The complex is also a perfect fit for sun worshipers, with amenities that include bike (and surf) lockers, a grassy sunbathing area with device-charging stations, a saltwater pool, a roof deck, plus a dog run and dog wash. Basically, you’ll never be bored — and neither will Fido.

Lincoln Place Apartment Homes for rent in Venice CA

Modern luxe: $2,536 to $5,379, Lincoln Place Apartment Homes

The Lincoln Place Apartment Homes sit just a half mile from both Venice Beach and the boutiques of Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, CA, and are designed in a cool mash-up of styles: 1950s architecture meets California contemporary. The interiors are bright and welcoming, and boast quartz countertops and wood floors. Those who live a more active lifestyle will appreciate the two-story fitness center, indoor/outdoor workout areas, and the resort-style pool with underwater speakers.

AVIVA Coral Gables Apartments for Rent

Tropical cool: $1,543 to $3,746, AVIVA Coral Gables

What would Florida living be without a little shuffleboard? You’ll find a court for just that at the luxurious AVIVA Coral Gables, along with an outdoor grilling area complete with Viking grills, an on-demand fitness trainer (this is Miami, after all), tons of workout equipment, and a dog- washing station for your four-legged friend. Meanwhile, the sunny apartments are very on-trend, with sleek finishes, modern fixtures, and huge windows.

Optima Sonoran Village Apartments for rent in Scottsdale

Picture-perfect views: $1,398 to $5,295, Optima Sonoran Village Apartments

Nestled in the desert, this stunning oasis is made up of a series of five buildings, which together create a “gateway” to Scottsdale. You get the best of both worlds at the Optima Sonoran Village Apartments — the location promises that you’re close to downtown, while the building’s floor-to-ceiling glass walls gorgeously frame the desert terrain. Whether on your lush garden terrace or in the cozy neutral interior, you’ll love soaking up the spectacular views.

The Preserve at Mobbly Bay Apartments for Rent in Tampa FL

Resort-style living: $930 to $2,180, The Preserve at Mobbly Bay Apartments

Live every day as if you’re on vacation at The Preserve at Mobbly Bay Apartments in Tampa, FL. The open-concept units were designed to be “sun-drenched” and have sun terraces along with lake views. Vaulted ceilings make the apartments feel huge, while the clubhouse — which has a giant fireplace — makes a lovely “second home.” Pups will love that the buildings are located near a huge dog run too. But the most remarkable feature might be the community’s truly impressive pool (and accompanying hot tub).

AVA Cortez Hill Apartments for Rent in San Diego CA

Downtown deluxe: $1,500 to $2,320, AVA Cortez Hill

These San Diego, CA, apartments for rent are a far, far cry from the cramped apartments of your past. At the AVA Cortez Hill, each residence has a wall-sized window that offers a great view into the city while letting light into every corner of the open living space. The building also has a fitness center and spa, a hot tub, basketball and tennis courts, and a poolside barbecue area with cabanas, and is in walking distance to the fun Gaslight District and Petco Park.