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Vacation rentals in Santa Monica

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Rental unit in Santa Monica
Amazing Sunsets, Pier and Beach
Across from the ocean and Pier Set just feet from the sand and the water's edge, the property offers contemporary design & decor in a furnished studio residence Unit is approximately 300sf Has a kitchenette, includes a small refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, hotplate, dishes and kitchen utensils. Pet friendly. Pets allowed subject to the kind of the pet, weight, behavior. There is a pet fee and a pet refundable security deposit Parking is based on availability and for additional fee
$105 per night
Rental unit in Venice
Sunlit Art Apartment - Walk to Beach
A quiet and newly-renovated ground floor apartment with light-filled rooms. In the Venice Canals Historic District, this location is walkable to the beach, shopping, restaurants, bars and groceries. Two (2x) parking spaces, laundry machine, dishwasher, king sized bed and walk-in closet are just some of the amenities you will enjoy inside of the place. Outside you will enjoy a large fenced-in yard with a barbecue and a patio for outdoor fun. Your hosts are Venice locals who care about you.
$102 per night
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Condo in Marina del Rey
Marina Del Rey Studio w/ a View!!
Marina Del Rey Studio w/ a View!! This is the perfect place for a getaway. This studio with stunning views(blackout blinds on all windows) is right on the Marina and only 1 mile from the water at Venice Beach. Amazing views of the Santa Monica Mountains and you can even see the Hollywood sign to the east on a clear day! One cannot beat the location, view, comfort, and value of this studio. Wifi, large Samsung TV w/ all streaming subscriptions and all amenities one can ask for!
$191 per night
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Stay near Santa Monica's top sights

Photo of Heal the Bay Aquarium
Heal the Bay Aquarium37 locals recommend
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Downtown Santa Monica Station172 locals recommend
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Palisades Park130 locals recommend
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Sonoma Wine Garden20 locals recommend
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Ocean View Park17 locals recommend
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The Victorian96 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Santa Monica

Rental unit in Venice
Clean Modern Flexible Apartment Walk To Beach 🏖
$150 per night
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Private room in Wilshire-Montana
Santa Monica Beach Condo
$85 per night
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Private room in Los Angeles
Private Retreat in West LA! Two Private Rooms!
$60 per night
Private room in Santa Monica
Longer-term private room+bath+parking+laundry
$60 per night
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Rental unit in Culver City
Bright, Spacious Home in West LA
$134 per night
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Private room in Venice
Very Quiet Room with Private/bathroom/patio and Entrance
$109 per night
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Private room in Wilshire-Montana
Private Room in Santa Monica. Parking Included
$91 per night
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Guesthouse in Echo Park
Silver Lake Hilltop Home With Private Garden
$140 per night
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Condo in Sawtelle
2 Story + 2 Master Bedrooms + 2.5 Bath + 2 parking
$166 per night
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Condo in Central LA
Chic Condo w/Pool & Spa
$90 per night
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Rental unit in Mar Vista
Explore the City from a Sunny Palms Apartment
$81 per night
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Rental unit in Santa Monica
Direct White Water, Sand and Pier
$130 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.