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Venice Beach Guest Studio with Pool and Hot Tub
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Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Venice Beach Guest Studio with Pool and Hot TubCool off in the swimming pool at this Spanish architecture pool house. Discover a relaxing beach atmosphere in a cozy space featuring a private outdoor bathroom, a sauna, 3 fire pits, and bikes to borrow for a ride down to the beach. The hot tub is available to use and has to be scheduled 45 minutes ahead of time so it can heat up to 103 degrees fahrenheit. This listing is for two adults only.
Craftsman Cottage with Tropical Garden
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Entire bungalow · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Craftsman Cottage with Tropical GardenPRICE REDUCED $20. PER NIGHT DURING NOVEMBER and DECEMBER. Reguraly $210. Minor construction repairs in the side yard (9am to 4 pm some days). Wonder through the tropical garden of this airy, cottage-style house. Indoors, the open-plan layout offers abundance of well-lit space, extending to large spa-style bath. Less than 1/2 mile to Main St., shops restaurants and the beach.
Charming One-Bedroom Guesthouse w/ Parking
Entire guesthouse · 3 guests · 1 bath
Charming One-Bedroom Guesthouse w/ ParkingKick back and relax in this charming, 1929 Tudor guest house nestled in the heart of Culver City. Around the corner from the legendary MGM / now Sony Studios, and centrally located to all that Los Angeles has to offer including the beaches and downtown LA.

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Cozy Studio Apartment In Santa Monica
$99 per night
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Elegant Design Apartment with Courtyard Garden Dining Space
$181 per night
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Walk to the Beach from Cozy Guesthouse in Santa Monica
$200 per night
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Luxury Oasis in a Pool View Guesthouse in Santa Monica
$183 per night
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Canoe Down the Venice Canals from a Historic Guest House
$268 per night
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Casual Colorful Venice House near Canals,Beach &Abbot Kinney
$223 per night
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Sunset Ave Bungalow
$159 per night
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Bed & Design - studio close to beach in OceanPark
$211 per night
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Clean and Comfy Ocean Park Guesthouse
$97 per night
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Cozy and Bright Private Room
$71 per night
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Tranquil Mid–century Guesthouse - Private and Serene
$159 per night
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Santa Monica Bungalow on Quiet Street North of Montana
$301 per night

Your guide to Santa Monica

All About Santa Monica

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, 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.


How do I get around Santa Monica?

The most convenient entry point into Santa Monica will be through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). It’s just a 15 minute drive to the oceanfront neighborhood.

LAX transportation options are numerous. Rental cars are located off site, requiring a short shuttle ride; follow signs on the lower/arrivals level islands outside baggage claim. The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus also services LAX; to pick it up, take the free Lot South/City Bus Center Shuttle from the arrivals level to the LAX City Bus Center. Rideshares and taxi services are located next to Terminal 1 within a dedicated pickup lot. Follow signs or take the free LAX-it shuttles there.


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.