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View of the Beach, Pier and Sunset
Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
View of the Beach, Pier and SunsetAcross 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 Minimum one month stay Month to month Parking is based on availability and for additional fee Pet allowed subject to the kind of the pet, weight, behavior. There is additional pet and security deposit fees.Full disclosure of the pet required at initial inquiry and full approval by property owner needed
Sunset Ave Bungalow
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Entire bungalow · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Sunset Ave BungalowA modern boho bungalow surrounded by lush outdoor living rooms and fruit trees for you to enjoy. Stay home and grill, walk to the new restaurants and shops along Lincoln Blvd. and Rose Ave., or take the bikes for a quick ride to the beach and Boardwalk.
Beautiful Guest House & Surrounding Garden
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Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Beautiful Guest House & Surrounding GardenThis cozy and comfortable Guest House with en suite bathroom has its own private entrance, bathroom and patio. The room looks out towards the garden. Not to far from the beach (1.5 miles) and Santa Monica Pier (2 miles) Shops & Restaurants are just around the corner! Very quite and peaceful neighborhood. Free parking in driveway. (License #218215). Owner is on premise while guest is visiting.

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  • Free parking on premises
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Clean and Comfy Ocean Park Guesthouse
$98 per night
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Private Room in Santa Monica. Parking Included
$78 per night
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Charming 1Bed/1Bath at 10th & Wilshire, SM
$119 per night
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Private Bungalow, 3 Blks from Beach
$121 per night
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Newly Renovated Apt Four Blocks from Beach
$124 per night
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Ocean Breeze Santa Monica #5
$150 per night
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Above the Ocean #2
$178 per night
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Stylish Santa Monica 1Bed/1Bath at 10th & Wilshire
$120 per night
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Bright & Cozy Santa Monica Upper 1Bed/1Bath
$119 per night
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Old World 1920s 1Bed/1Bath 4 Blocks to the Beach
$125 per night
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Chic Santa Monica Studio, Newly Renovated
$95 per night
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Ocean Front Walk and View #3
$150 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.