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Vacation rentals in Santa Monica

Vacation rentals in Santa Monica

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Very Clean Guesthouse/Parking    Lic. #220870
SUPERHOST
Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Very Clean Guesthouse/Parking Lic. #220870This is not a shared unit. Convenient private parking directly in front of the unit. The unit in a quiet, very safe neighborhood, near the beach. The space has an efficient kitchen and air conditioning. Has a front grassy area for guests. Full size washer and dryer in unit. Bidet toilet from Japan in bathroom. Heated water and seat, oscillating water stream. Whole foods market is just a couple of blocks away. This feature alone may leave you wanting to return to our SM space. ^_^

Stroll Along the Boardwalk from a Boho Beach Cottage
PLUS
Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Stroll Along the Boardwalk from a Boho Beach CottageEnjoy the bright and airy interior or sit on vintage patio chairs in a garden of potted succulents and soak up the retro vibe. A carefree approach continues inside with mid-century furnishings and fun, handmade decorations. Retreat to this hidden gem after an exciting day exploring Venice Beach, the Santa Monica Pier or stay in and get cozy in the queen size bed and just hang out like a native. Walk to Whole Foods or use bikes to tour around the city. Jami lives on site and will be available to help you. You can see her host profile on the online Airbnb Magazine. SM License #220268.

Cozy Private Bedroom w/Sunny Balcony - Culver City
SUPERHOST
Private room · 1 guest · 1 bed · 1.5 shared baths

Cozy Private Bedroom w/Sunny Balcony - Culver CityLocated in a quiet neighborhood in beautiful Culver City. Walking distance from Downtown Culver City where there are restaurants, bars and shopping. The condo is about 15-20 min drive from LAX and to Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and the South Bay. The entire condo is fully sanitized and amazing for solo adventurers and business travelers. Thank you! PLEASE READ HOUSE MANUAL/RULES BEFORE BOOKING.

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  • Kitchen
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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Ocean View Santa Monica Beach Studio w/ fire pit
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Tropical Beach Bungalow
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West LA Newly Renovated Guesthouse
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Idyllic, Romantic Beachfront Apartment in Malibu
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Direct White Water, Sand  and Pier
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$130 / night
Private Modern Guesthouse near Mulholland Drive
PLUSEntire cottage
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$118 / night
Ahoy!  Let your dreams set Sail... @blue cottage.
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beautiful marina del Rey beach getaway
SUPERHOSTEntire townhouse
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SPACIOUS Venice Beach Bungalow 3 min walk to ocean
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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.

Getting There

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.

Weather

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.

Don't Miss

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.

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