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Beach Treasure Santa Monica

Experience modern beach living with all the comforts of home at our newly remodeled one bedroom residences located just south of the famous Santa Monica Pier. This property is just steps from both the Santa Monica Boardwalk and beaches to the west and the infamous Third Street Promenade to the east.

$188 per night
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Beachfront Santa Monica #18

The whole group will enjoy easy access to everything from this centrally located place.

$190 per night
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Lovely Studio in the Heart of DT Santa Monica

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!

$140 per night

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Stay near Santa Monica's top sights

Photo of Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier856 locals recommend
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Downtown Santa Monica65 locals recommend
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Montana Avenue58 locals recommend
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Palisades Park72 locals recommend
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Sonoma Wine Garden11 locals recommend
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Heal the Bay Aquarium22 locals recommend

Santa Monica beach vacation rentals

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Venice Beach
$79 per night
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Venice Canals Sanctuary
$298 per night
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Seeside Studio
$150 per night
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Historic Venice Apt 1/2 blk to beach+parking+bikes
$192 per night
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Direct White Water, Sand and Pier
$130 per night
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6 Blocks from Beach - Private Locked Room
$73 per night
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SPACIOUS BEDROOM IN PRIVATE SUITE WALK 2 BEACH
$129 per night
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NEW & CLEAN 1 BEDROOM IN THE HEART OF SANTA MONICA
$261 per night
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Modern Studio in Santa Monica. 5 min walk to Pier
$259 per night
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Cozy SM apt/beach
$200 per night
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LOVELY & COZY 1BR w/ BALCONY+WIFI in DT STA MONICA
$261 per night
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Above the Ocean #2
$195 per night

Santa Monica homes

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Ocean Park Beach Hut
$97 per night
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Welcome to Our Home and Beautiful Santa Monica!
$87 per night
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Spacious and Private Bedroom
$80 per night
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Private Retreat in West LA! Two Private Rooms!
$60 per night
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Cute Beach house w/patio steps to beach.
$196 per night
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Very Quiet Room with Private/bathroom/patio and Entrance
$109 per night
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Comfortable and charming private room in Venice
$121 per night
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1 Spacious private Suite Venice Central
$117 per night
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Venice Studio Apt in Quiet Zone.
$98 per night
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Private Entrance, Free Parking *The SunnySide*
$109 per night
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1 bed studio, 5 min to the Santa Monica Beach
$226 per night
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Creative Zen Retreat. Enjoy, Create, Relax. Reconnect.
$252 per night

Santa Monica apartments

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Elegant Design Apartment with Courtyard Garden Dining Space
$189 per night
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Cozy Santa Monica Flat Near the Beach!
$130 per night
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Cozy private room/private bath for long term stay
$43 per night
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Cozy Beach Single w Peek-a-Boo Ocean View-B14
$62 per night
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Modern Studio Apt in Santa Monica By 1 Furnished
$40 per night
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Ocean Front Walk and View #3
$166 per night
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Beach side heart of santa monica/P
$99 per night
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Sunlit Art Apartment - Walk to Beach
$150 per night
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Ocean Park Treasure... 3 Blocks to the Beach!
$215 per night
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Master bedroom with attached bathroom
$83 per night
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Special 1BDR in the centre of Santa Monica
$249 per night
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Charming, Bright and Quiet Studio Apartment Near the Beach
$135 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.