Santa Monica vacation rentals

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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.
$275 per night
Rental unit in Santa Monica
NEW and Gorgeous Walk Everywhere with Garden
This wonderful garden property with Super Host status and on track for AIrbnb Plus, is available for lovely and kind guests ; ) Sweet one bedroom, king size bed, w new Nectar mattress, stylish and updated, travertine floors, Venetian plaster walls, shutters, with fab Tuscan style garden to enjoy coastal weather and outdoor meals.
$179 per night
SUPERHOST
Guesthouse in Ocean Park
Ocean Park Beach Studio
An Ocean Park Gem located four blocks from the beach and three blocks from Main Street. This light and airy studio apartment is a short walk to Abbot Kinney, the 3rd Street Promenade and the Pier, and nestled close to some of the best restaurants in Santa Monica. It is also a five minute walk to an amazing beach.
$214 per night
SUPERHOST

Stay near Santa Monica's top sights

Photo of Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier2,747 locals recommend
Photo of Palisades Park
Palisades Park130 locals recommend
Photo of Downtown Santa Monica Station
Downtown Santa Monica Station170 locals recommend
Photo of Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica Beach318 locals recommend
Photo of Heal the Bay Aquarium
Heal the Bay Aquarium37 locals recommend
Photo of Costco Wholesale
Costco Wholesale132 locals recommend

Santa Monica homes

Private room in Santa Monica
Spacious and Private Bedroom
$80 per night
SUPERHOST
Home in Venice
Creative Zen Retreat. Enjoy, Create, Relax. Reconnect.
$260 per night
PLUS
Home in Venice
Venice Sanctuary: Peaceful Home Near Abbott Kinney
$388 per night
SUPERHOST
Home in Venice
Warm & Bright 2 Bedroom Venice Home with Garden
$328 per night
SUPERHOST
Private room in Pacific Palisades
Private Beach Guestroom
$111 per night
SUPERHOST
Private room in Wilshire-Montana
Cozy Santa Monica Suite Steps from the Beach
$155 per night
PLUS
Private room in Santa Monica
The Adriana
$139 per night
SUPERHOST
Home in Wilshire-Montana
Ocean Park, Santa Monica Beach House Retreat
$199 per night
SUPERHOST
Private room in Santa Monica
Nice one bedroom in a 3B Condo @Santa Monica
$115 per night
Private room in Santa Monica
Welcome to Our Home and Beautiful Santa Monica!
$98 per night
SUPERHOST
Private room in Ocean Park
Large Room, Studio Alike - Live by the beach
$132 per night
Home in Venice
Peaceful Venice Retreat
$226 per night
SUPERHOST

Santa Monica cottages

Cottage in Venice
The Venice Love Lodge
$227 per night
SUPERHOST
Cottage in Venice
Adorable bungalow by the beach :)
$152 per night
Cottage in Venice
Zen Cottage, Venice Beach Tropical Oasis - WITH AC
$279 per night
SUPERHOST
Cottage in Santa Monica
Flower Garden Cottage w/ Treehouse & Pond!
$95 per night
Cottage in Venice
2 BR/1 BA House on Quiet Walkstreet
$169 per night
SUPERHOST
Cottage in Mar Vista
Venice Guesthouse 5 min from the Beach
$150 per night
SUPERHOST
Cottage in Topanga
1925 Cabin: The Sweetest Spot in Topanga
$269 per night
SUPERHOST
Cottage in Venice
🏖 Bright Venice Beach Bungalow steps to the sand
$275 per night
Cottage in Hollywood Hills West
Private Modern Guesthouse near Mulholland Drive
$129 per night
PLUS
Cottage in Playa del Rey
One bedroom casita. Close to LAX/Beaches. 2 Beds.
$217 per night
SUPERHOST
Cottage in Topanga
Camp Fernwood Cottage
$320 per night
SUPERHOST
Cottage in Topanga
Topanga Mountain Dragonfly House
$144 per night

Santa Monica apartments

Rental unit in Santa Monica
Elegant Design Apartment with Courtyard Garden Dining Space
$206 per night
PLUS
Rental unit in Ocean Park
Stay above the trees within stroll from the beach.
$189 per night
SUPERHOST
Rental unit in Santa Monica
Lovely Studio On The Promenade With Free Parking!
$170 per night
SUPERHOST
Rental unit in Santa Monica
luxury 1 bed apartment 10 min walk to the beach
$225 per night
Rental unit in Santa Monica
1BDR & Parking in heart of Santa Monica
$219 per night
Rental unit in Venice
Beautiful Ocean View HighRise
$223 per night
Private room in Sawtelle
Huge Master Bedroom+private bath near Santa Monica
$92 per night
Rental unit in Venice
Cozy apartment in the heart of Marina Del Rey
$183 per night
Rental unit in Santa Monica
Bright 1 bd Walking Distance To Beach A8
$250 per night
Rental unit in Santa Monica
High End Pad Next to beach & 3rd, With Parking!!
$177 per night
Rental unit in Santa Monica
AMAZING LOCATION STUDIO, BY PIER & BEACH
$166 per night
SUPERHOST
Rental unit in Santa Monica
Santa Mónica - 2 BDR/2BTH (Pool & 5 Guests)
$228 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.