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Santa Monica vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Santa Monica

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Condo in Santa Monica
Luxury Studio in Heart of DT Santa Monica King Bed
It's all about location with this stunning studio right on 3rd St Promenade with views of the actual Promenade! Lots of Natural Lighting! Be steps away from all the best restaurants and shops sunny Santa Monica has to offer. Be 2 blocks away from the famous Ocean Ave where you'll find overlooking ocean and beach views. The neighborhood is very walkable with everything close by from your brand name stores to wide selection of bars and restaurants. Walk, bike, surf, skate and live like a local!
$178 per night
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Rental unit in Ocean Park
Stay above the trees within stroll from the beach.
This treetop New York-style walk-up is one of the original fourplex's in the city. Back in 1925 when this was built, the beach was the main attraction. It still is. Just a few blocks west you'll be able to enjoy exquisite sunsets, fun people watching, and a lovely, very clean space to return to after a day of exploring. We offer one queen-size “dream-cloud” mattress bed and a fold-down couch. All with clean and cozy linens.
$189 per night
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Rental unit in Santa Monica
Modern Loft/Panoramic views/Free parking/Sunset
Stunning modern apartment in heart of Santa Monica with beautiful sunsets and city views. Lots of Natural Lighting! Steps away from all the best restaurants and shops sunny Santa Monica has to offer. Be 2 blocks away from the world famous Ocean Ave, Promenade where you'll find overlooking ocean and beach views. Free PARKING INCLUDED! You'll have 1 parking spot in the garage.
$238 per night

Stay near Santa Monica's top sights

Photo of Palisades Park
Palisades Park130 locals recommend
Photo of Downtown Santa Monica Station
Downtown Santa Monica Station170 locals recommend
Photo of Heal the Bay Aquarium
Heal the Bay Aquarium37 locals recommend
Photo of Costco Wholesale
Costco Wholesale132 locals recommend
Photo of Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market1,704 locals recommend
Photo of Ocean View Park
Ocean View Park17 locals recommend

Santa Monica homes

Private room in Santa Monica
Spacious and Private Bedroom
$80 per night
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Home in Venice
Venice Sanctuary: Peaceful Home Near Abbott Kinney
$364 per night
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Private room in Wilshire-Montana
Cozy Santa Monica Suite Steps from the Beach
$165 per night
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Home in Venice
Creative Zen Retreat. Enjoy, Create, Relax. Reconnect.
$256 per night
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Home in Venice
Warm & Bright 2 Bedroom Venice Home with Garden
$326 per night
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Private room in Pacific Palisades
Private Beach Guestroom
$111 per night
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Home in Pacific Palisades
GEORGEOUS CANYON BEACH GUESTHOUSE
$188 per night
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Home in Wilshire-Montana
Ocean Park, Santa Monica Beach House Retreat
$199 per night
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Home in Los Angeles
Coral Tree Escape: A Zen Studio & Peaceful Garden
$228 per night
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Private room in Santa Monica
Private Room Available in Beautiful Victorian Home
$139 per night
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Private room in Santa Monica
Welcome to Our Home and Beautiful Santa Monica!
$99 per night
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Private room in Ocean Park
Large Room, Studio Alike - Live by the beach
$132 per night

Santa Monica cottages

Cottage in Venice
The Venice Love Lodge
$227 per night
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Cottage in Venice
Adorable bungalow by the beach :)
$126 per night
Cottage in Venice
Zen Cottage, Venice Beach Tropical Oasis - WITH AC
$244 per night
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Cottage in Venice
2 BR/1 BA House on Quiet Walkstreet
$169 per night
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Cottage in Mar Vista
Venice Guesthouse 5 min from the Beach
$150 per night
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Cottage in Playa del Rey
One bedroom casita. Close to LAX/Beaches. 2 Beds.
$217 per night
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Cottage in Hollywood Hills West
Private Modern Guesthouse near Mulholland Drive
$129 per night
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Cottage in Topanga
1925 Cabin: The Sweetest Spot in Topanga
$269 per night
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Cottage in Venice
🏖 Bright Venice Beach Bungalow steps to the sand
$275 per night
Cottage in Topanga
Camp Fernwood Cottage
$289 per night
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Cottage in Topanga
Charming Private Cottage with Secluded Yard
$215 per night
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Cottage in Playa del Rey
2.0 Secluded West-side Oasis - Very Private!
$108 per night

Santa Monica apartments

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LOVELY STUDIO ON THE PROMENADE! FREE PARKING!
$175 per night
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Lovely Studio On The Promenade with Parking!
$175 per night
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Rental unit in Santa Monica
Lovely Studio On The Promenade With Free Parking!
$192 per night
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Rental unit in Santa Monica
luxury 1 bed apartment 10 min walk to the beach
$215 per night
Rental unit in Venice
Beautiful Ocean View HighRise
$212 per night
Private room in Sawtelle
Huge Master Bedroom+private bath near Santa Monica
$91 per night
Rental unit in Venice
Cozy apartment in the heart of Marina Del Rey
$185 per night
Rental unit in Santa Monica
Promenade SM|Modern design| Studio apt
$194 per night
Rental unit in Santa Monica
High End Pad Next to beach & 3rd, With Parking!!
$187 per night
Rental unit in Santa Monica
Beachfront Santa Monica A4
$241 per night
Rental unit in Santa Monica
Santa Mónica - 2 BDR/2BTH (Pool & 5 Guests)
$198 per night
Rental unit in Santa Monica
Bright 1 bd Walking Distance To Beach A8
$250 per night

Your guide to Santa Monica

Introduction

With 3.5 miles of sandy beach and swimmable water, and some of the most heavenly summer sunsets, Santa Monica is about fun in the sun with a healthy dose of relaxation. The city’s numerous shops, restaurants, vacation rentals, and entertainment venues can convince you the city is one large coastal theme park, but it’s also a surprisingly walkable section of Los Angeles, with adjacent Venice Beach just a leisurely 2.5-mile stroll away.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Santa Monica?

Santa Monica’s coastal Mediterranean climate promises warm daytime temperatures and cool evenings. Sunny, temperate days are generally the rule for the majority of the year, with rain a rare exception. The months of June, July, and August are the driest, while January and February are more regularly gray and gloomy.

Santa Monica temperatures generally hover between the mid-60s to the low 70s Fahrenheit. Morning skies can often be obscured by a marine layer, which typically melts away before lunch, giving way to sunshine. Summers can occasionally introduce warmer daytime temps in the low 80s, but the presence of a coastal breeze tends to keep the temperature hovering around perfect. Still, it’s never a bad idea to bring an extra light layer, especially for evening excursions. Otherwise, bring sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen.


What are the top things to do in Santa Monica?

Santa Monica Pier

Arguably the most iconic structure along the Southern California coast, this pier overlooks Santa Monica State Beach and operates as a popular social, dining, and entertainment spot for locals and visitors alike. Take a ride on the historic merry-go-round, watch locals cast and catch along the length of the boardwalk, or enjoy the panoramic view from atop the Pacific Park Ferris wheel (especially beautiful during summer as the sun is setting). The pier’s Secret Story Tour app is worth a download before and during any visit.

Santa Monica Farmers’ Market

If you’re looking for an authentic taste of Southern California’s expansive cornucopia of produce, a visit to the largest grower-only farmers’ market in the region will surely be a rewarding and flavorful affair. It’s not uncommon to run into famous local chefs loading up carts for their week’s menu alongside other celebrities as you peruse the more than 85 farm stands on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday morning.

Third Street Promenade

This three-block, pedestrian-only stretch of shops and restaurants is an iconic part of the Santa Monica landscape. In recent years, the outdoor pedestrian mall has seen a revitalization. Investment has brought new, heralded dining options to the strip along with numerous public amenities that invite visitors to rest and relax, children to play, and audiences to enjoy free public performances.