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Tiki Hut

Tiki Hut in the garden. The hut is a one room Free standing new building separate from the main house. Great for travelers who want a comfortable cozy clean spot to rest and refresh your body and soul. New mattress and linens. The newest offering at the art compound known as Disgraceland in Venice. The compound is filled with Americana antiques. The tiki hut is decorated in island/ Polynesian style. There are pets that live on the property. Pet fee may apply. Please ask.

G$11,236 per night
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Adorable bungalow by the beach :)

Adorable bungalow walking distance to the beach. Enjoy sipping coffee outside on your private yard, walk to your local restaurants, local yoga and art galleries. Located on a peaceful, quiet street next to all the hot spots. TV with Netflix/Amazon, washer dryer onsite, Queen size bed, full bath, free street parking, limited reserved parking, and kitchen is equipped with full sized refrigerator, cooktop, microwave, toaster, blender. We are pet friendly - please inquire as to pet fee.

G$34,847 per night
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Hip Cool Venice Canal Cottage

Enjoy your getaway in this cozy Canal Front Venice Island canal cottage where you can easily walk to the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, stroll along the canals, or shop to your hearts desire on Abbott Kinney. You can now rent out this cottage for 31 plus days w/ discount, please inquire for length of stay as dates can be opened up to accommodate. If my cottage is booked for your dates, be sure to check out my other short term listing 1 block away

G$20,921 per night

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View of the Beach, Pier and Sunset
G$20,711 per night
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Private Room in Santa Monica. Parking Included
G$18,829 per night
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Beach side heart of santa monica/P
G$20,711 per night
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Bright Upper 2Bed/1Bath, Newly Renovated
G$37,657 per night
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A Venice Beach Stay for the ACTIVE Traveler!
G$14,644 per night
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Master bedroom with attached bathroom
G$17,364 per night
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Luxury Upper 1Bed/1Bath Suite at 10th & Wilshire
G$26,988 per night
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Cozy Studio Apartment In Santa Monica
G$22,324 per night
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Upper Santa Monica 1Bed/Bath Gem w/ Laundry & A/C
G$27,197 per night
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Ocean Breeze Santa Monica #5
G$31,680 per night
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Luxury Studio in the Heart of DT Santa Monica
G$35,356 per night
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Santa Monica Sands #1
G$37,657 per night

Santa Monica vacation rentals

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Longer-term private room+bath+parking+laundry
G$11,626 per night
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Comfort
G$7,322 per night
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  2. Mar Vista
Classic Private Room in West LA
G$9,414 per night
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Private Room/Bath in Santa Monica
G$18,619 per night
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Charming, quiet, and safe
G$16,527 per night
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Private Retreat in West LA! Two Private Rooms!
G$10,460 per night
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Marina Del Rey Studio w/ a View!!
G$38,105 per night
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Large Premium Studio by the Beach
G$21,130 per night
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Private 1906 Bungalow
G$26,002 per night
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SPACIOUS BEDROOM IN PRIVATE SUITE WALK 2 BEACH
G$26,268 per night
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Mins from SM beach and pier, food and busses.
G$13,389 per night
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  2. Sunset Park
Clean and Comfy Ocean Park Guesthouse
G$22,385 per night

Santa Monica guest houses

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MODERN ECO GUEST HOUSE 6 blocks from the beach.
G$28,182 per night
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The modern California Guesthouse near Venice Beach
G$24,059 per night
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Rainbow Nest West
G$26,151 per night
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Charming Walk Everywhere Garden Cottage
G$38,494 per night
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Luxe private Venice Beach casita
G$29,080 per night
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Quiet Neighborhood Studio
G$25,285 per night
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VeniceHaven—Studio with Bathroom & Parking
G$20,322 per night
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Venice Beach Guest Studio with Pool and Hot Tub
G$28,990 per night
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The Common Studio, Venice Beach, CA
G$29,768 per night
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Venice Beach * Guesthouse * Recently Renovated
G$20,473 per night
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Private Guest House Near Venice
G$20,084 per night
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Cozy studio in Santa Monica Art District- Pets ok!
G$30,902 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.


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.