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Sun Filled Apartment Blocks From The Beach
$195 per night
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Fun, Sun and Amazing Location

Across from the ocean and Pier Set just 100 feet from the sand and the water's edge, the property offers contemporary design & decor in a furnished studio Queen bed Full bath Has a kitchenette, includes small refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, hotplate, dishes and kitchen utensils. Minimum one month Parking is based on availability and for additional fee Parking based on availability and additional fee. Pets allowed subject to the kind of the pet, weight, behavior.

$72 per night
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Santa Monica apt/5 mins to beach

Amazing modern studio on 3rd street Promenade in the heart of Santa Monica. Perfectly cleaned according to all COVID-19 rules Close proximity to literally anywhere! (The beach, park, shopping, dining, you name it!)

$253 per night

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Santa Monica Pier844 locals recommend
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Downtown Santa Monica63 locals recommend
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Montana Avenue58 locals recommend
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Palisades Park70 locals recommend
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Sonoma Wine Garden11 locals recommend
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Santa Monica Beach73 locals recommend

Santa Monica vacation rentals

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  2. Mar Vista
Classic Private Room in West LA
$45 per night
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  2. Marina del Rey
Marina Del Rey Studio w/ a View!!
$187 per night
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Upper Santa Monica 1Bed/Bath Gem w/ Laundry & A/C
$130 per night
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Ocean Park Beach Hut
$95 per night
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Master bedroom with attached bathroom
$83 per night
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SPACIOUS BEDROOM IN PRIVATE SUITE WALK 2 BEACH
$132 per night
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West Hostel LA🏆:UCLA/Santa Monica/Brentwood
$42 per night
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Private 1906 Bungalow
$143 per night
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  2. Sunset Park
Cozy and Bright Private Room
$71 per night
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Beautiful Private Room in West LA
$55 per night
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Santa Monica Beach Condo
$85 per night
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Charming, quiet, and safe
$99 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.


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.