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Private room · Ocean Park
Mins from SM beach and pier, food and busses.
Cozy private bedroom with direct access to bathroom, in quaint artistic home. Very convenient location, 5 mins from santa monica beach and pier. Seconds from bus stops and restaurants.
Private room · Eastern Malibu
Peace, Beauty & Ocean View, Malibu
A curving scenic road takes you up the mountain to our beautiful home located approximately one mile from Pacific Coast Highway. Enjoy an ocean view of the Santa Monica Bay, Catalina Island, the Queen's Necklace, and beyond. Relax in the hot tub or on the patio with an ocean view. In the evening sit by the fire pit and watch crackling flames. We are a family of three who lives on-site. We are vaccinated and provide our guests with a clean, sanitized environment.
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Private room · Ocean Park
Ocean Park Beach Hut
My home is located close to Popular Santa Monica Beach/Pier, Local Shopping, Bars/Restaurants, Venice Boardwalk, Third Street Promenade, Main Street, Abbott Kinney.
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Stay near Santa Monica's top sights

Photo of Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier864 locals recommend
Photo of Sonoma Wine Garden
Sonoma Wine Garden11 locals recommend
Photo of Downtown Santa Monica
Downtown Santa Monica66 locals recommend
Photo of Montana Avenue
Montana Avenue58 locals recommend
Photo of Palisades Park
Palisades Park73 locals recommend
Photo of Heal the Bay Aquarium
Heal the Bay Aquarium22 locals recommend

Santa Monica homes

Private room · Santa Monica
Cozy and Bright Private Room
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Private room · Santa Monica
Private Room Available in Beautiful Victorian Home
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Entire home · Venice
1 Spacious private Suite Venice Central
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Private room · Los Angeles
Del Rey Guest Room with en Suite Bathroom
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Private room · Mar Vista
New Modern Private Entry 1 Bed/1Bath in West LA
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Private room · Santa Monica
Nice one bedroom in a 3B Condo @Santa Monica
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Private room · Santa Monica
Welcome to Our Home and Beautiful Santa Monica!
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Private room · Santa Monica
Sunset Park bright studio in Santa Monica
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Entire home · Ocean Park
Spacious Classic Charm by the Beach
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Private room · Venice
Private Entrance, Free Parking *The SunnySide*
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Private room · Venice
Venice Beach 1920's Sun-Soaked Bungalow
Private room · Venice
Venice Queen BedRoom & Lovely Bath
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Santa Monica cottages

Entire cottage · Venice
Adorable bungalow by the beach :)
Entire cottage · Hollywood Hills West
Private Modern Guesthouse near Mulholland Drive
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Entire cottage · Venice
Zen Cottage, Venice Beach Tropical Oasis - WITH AC
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Entire cottage · Mar Vista
Venice Guesthouse 5 min from the Beach
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Entire cottage · Topanga
Topanga Mountain Wonderland Cottage
Entire cottage · Topanga
Topanga Mountain Dragonfly House
Entire cottage · Topanga
1925 Cabin: The Sweetest Spot in Topanga
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Entire cottage · Venice
The Venice Love Lodge
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Entire cottage · Topanga
Camp Fernwood Cottage
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Entire cottage · Topanga
Romantic cottage w outdoor soaking tub on trails
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Entire cottage · Santa Monica
Santa Monica Cottage Near Beach
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Entire cottage · Venice
Charming Craftsman with Outdoor Shower
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Santa Monica apartments

Private room · Wilshire-Montana
Beach side heart of santa monica/P
Private room · Santa Monica
Master bedroom with attached bathroom
Entire rental unit · Santa Monica
Cozy Studio Apartment In Santa Monica
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Entire rental unit · Santa Monica
Santa Monica apt/5 mins to beach
Entire rental unit · Santa Monica
Santa Monica Penthouse Small Studio Apartment!
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Entire rental unit · Ocean Park
Charming Bungalow, walking distance to the beach!
Private room · Wilshire-Montana
Private Room in Santa Monica. Parking Included
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Entire rental unit · Santa Monica
Direct White Water, Sand and Pier
Entire rental unit · Ocean Park
Charming 1BR on beach parking, bikes, pet friendly
Entire rental unit · Wilshire-Montana
Lovely house a block to beach 2 bikes pet friendly
Entire rental unit · Ocean Park
Ocean Park Treasure... 3 Blocks to the Beach!
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Entire rental unit · Los Angeles
Santa Monica * Cozy Beach Getaway
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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.