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Vacation rentals in Santa Monica

Vacation rentals in Santa Monica

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Real Santa Monica Too/Two
SUPERHOST
Private room · 1 guest · 1 bed · 1 shared bath

Real Santa Monica Too/TwoYou can enjoy a comfortable room in a family home. I offer two AirBnB rooms booked for one guest only with a shared bath room. I share the house with my adult son who works daily, and two friendly, small dogs. I'm retired, so I am available to my guests when you need me. We are within a one mile walk to south side Santa Monica beaches and Venice Beach. Markets and restaurants are within a 6-8 block easy walk. I have traveled the world and enjoy all the diversity it has offered.

Classic Private Room in West LA
SUPERHOST
Private room · 1 guest · 0 beds · 1 shared bath

Classic Private Room in West LAMy house has two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a nice outdoor patio and garden. The neighborhood is safe, centrally located, and has good public transportation. Perfect for students and visitors. No animals or smoking please.

Beautiful Private Room in West LA
SUPERHOST
Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 shared bath

Beautiful Private Room in West LALarge luminous private room for rent in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. The room has a king size bed and a door that opens to the backyard. Shared bathroom and kitchen with rest of house.

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  • Free parking on premises
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West Los Angeles PRIVATE GUEST HOUSE
Entire guesthouse
West Los Angeles PRIVATE GUEST HOUSE
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Cozy Guest House
SUPERHOSTEntire guesthouse
Cozy Guest House
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All-in-one cozy retreat!
SUPERHOSTEntire guesthouse
All-in-one cozy retreat!
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West LA Newly Renovated Guesthouse
SUPERHOSTEntire guesthouse
West LA Newly Renovated Guesthouse
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The Sunshine Room
SUPERHOSTPrivate room
The Sunshine Room
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Stroll Along the Boardwalk from a Boho Beach Cottage
PLUSEntire guesthouse
Stroll Along the Boardwalk from a Boho Beach Cottage
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Private Room Available in Beautiful Victorian Home
SUPERHOSTPrivate room
Private Room Available in Beautiful Victorian Home
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Large Room, Studio Alike - Live by the beach
SUPERHOSTPrivate room
Large Room, Studio Alike - Live by the beach
/ night
Private room in Pacific Palisades
SUPERHOSTPrivate room
Private room in Pacific Palisades
/ night
Venice Beach Guest Studio with Pool and Hot Tub
PLUSEntire guesthouse
Venice Beach Guest Studio with Pool and Hot Tub
/ night
Completely private 2 blocks from Beach with bikes
SUPERHOSTPrivate room
Completely private 2 blocks from Beach with bikes
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Private Marina del Rey - One Bedroom
Entire apartment
Private Marina del Rey - One Bedroom
/ night

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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