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Private room · Santa Monica
Nice one bedroom in a 3B Condo @Santa Monica
Relaxed atmosphere and comfortable space in scenic Santa Monica. Near Montana Avenue shops and restaurants, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica pier and beach. Free neighborhood parking and easy access to public transit, bikes and scooters.
Mar 18 – 25
$104 per night
Hotel room · Sawtelle
Sonder at FOUND Santa Monica | Double Queen Room
A comfortable stay with a SoCal vibe — welcome to FOUND Santa Monica. The lobby is an open lounge with a retro-style pool table, herringbone wood floors, and seating all around. Each room includes a Chromecast for streaming and plenty of space to work. Just a short drive away, experience ocean views at Palisades Park or open-air shopping at Third Street Promenade. If a scenic Ferris wheel ride is more your style, head to the iconic Santa Monica Pier. This coastal paradise is waiting, and we can’t wait to host you.
Sep 15 – 22
$139 per night
Private room · Santa Monica
Cozy and Bright Private Room
This Cozy and Bright bedroom has all you need for your perfect stay in Santa Monica.The room Features a new Memory Foam full size bed, armoire, a desk, dresser, Wooded flooring and plenty of light and fresh air. Near SMC and 18 blocks from beach.
Aug 7 – 14
$68 per night

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Stay near Santa Monica's top sights

Photo of Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier865 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 · Eastern Malibu
Peace, Beauty & Ocean View, Malibu
Aug 1 – 8
$145 per night
Home · Venice
1 Spacious private Suite Venice Central
Aug 30 – Sep 6
$115 per night
Home · Santa Monica
1 bed studio, 5 min to the Santa Monica Beach
Nov 9 – 16
$182 per night
Home · Venice
Cute Beach house w/patio steps to beach.
Mar 22 – 29
$264 per night
Private room · Wilshire-Montana
Cozy Santa Monica Suite Steps from the Beach
Feb 21 – 28
$192 per night
Private room · Ocean Park
Large Room, Studio Alike - Live by the beach
Nov 15 – 22
$132 per night
Private room · Santa Monica
Private Room Available in Beautiful Victorian Home
Dec 5 – 12
$131 per night
Private room · Santa Monica
Welcome to Our Home and Beautiful Santa Monica!
Aug 18 – 25
$89 per night
Private room · Venice
Private Entrance, Free Parking *The SunnySide*
Mar 3 – 10
$138 per night
Private room · Santa Monica
Guest studio with private entrance on quiet street
May 9 – 16
$153 per night
Private room · Inglewood
Bohemian Escape Private Room & Bath
Aug 15 – 22
$108 per night
Home · Mar Vista
Bonita Mar Vista Guest House
Sep 14 – 21
$127 per night

Santa Monica cottages

Cottage · Venice
Adorable bungalow by the beach :)
Aug 8 – 15
$195 per night
Cottage · Hollywood Hills West
Private Modern Guesthouse near Mulholland Drive
Sep 10 – 17
$129 per night
Cottage · Venice
The Venice Love Lodge
Jun 20 – 27
$233 per night
Cottage · Venice
Zen Cottage, Venice Beach Tropical Oasis - WITH AC
Sep 21 – 28
$332 per night
Cottage · Topanga
1925 Cabin: The Sweetest Spot in Topanga
Sep 19 – 26
$261 per night
Cottage · Topanga
Camp Fernwood Cottage
Mar 19 – 26
$320 per night
Cottage · Topanga
Sunny 2-Bedroom Garden Cottage With Hot Tub
Mar 17 – 24
$500 per night
Cottage · Topanga Canyon
Pirates of the Caribbean Getaway
Mar 2 – 9
$199 per night
Cottage · Topanga
Romantic cottage w outdoor soaking tub on trails
Jan 22 – 29
$162 per night
Cottage · Topanga
Robin’s Nest artist haven, heaven for families
Aug 29 – Sep 5
$135 per night
Cottage · Santa Monica
Santa Monica Cottage Near Beach
Jan 17 – 24
$197 per night
Cottage · Topanga
Topanga Mountain Wonderland Cottage
Apr 6 – 13
$133 per night

Santa Monica apartments

Private room · Santa Monica
Aloha Santa Monica Sunset Room
Aug 3 – 10
$104 per night
Private room · Santa Monica
Master bedroom with attached bathroom
Nov 24 – Dec 1
$72 per night
Private room · Wilshire-Montana
Private Room in Santa Monica. Parking Included
Feb 23 – Mar 2
$105 per night
Private room · Santa Monica
Boutique Bedroom/Private Bath in MID-SM
Mar 2 – 9
$86 per night
Private room · Wilshire-Montana
Room with Private Bathroom
Nov 21 – 28
$118 per night
Private room · Wilshire-Montana
Cozy condo in Best location Santa Monica with pkg
Mar 30 – Apr 6
$127 per night
Private room · Sawtelle
Comfy room near Santa Monica
Nov 6 – 13
$96 per night
Private room · Santa Monica
Jimmy's Apartment Rental
Mar 8 – 15
$114 per night
Private room · Ocean Park
🌇 ☆ Private Bedroom Shared Bathroom in LA! ☆ 🌇
Mar 5 – 12
$75 per night
Private room · Venice
Private entrance, room & bath 1.9 miles to beach
Dec 13 – 20
$95 per night
Private room · Ocean Park
Room at the beach in Santa Monica
Jul 25 – Aug 1
$70 per night
Apartment · Santa Monica
Lovely Studio Apartment located in Santa Monica A
Jul 30 – Aug 6
$114 per night

Your guide to 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, 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.