Top 10 Vacation Rentals In Santa Monica, California, USA - Updated 2021

vacation rentals in santa monica

Located west of Los Angeles, Santa Monica lies on the Pacific Ocean coast of California. The city has plenty to offer visitors with the Santa Monica Pier, where families can visit the Pacific Park amusement park and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, or ride on the Looff Hippodrome Carousel, which dates back to 1916. Fitness fanatics will appreciate Muscle Beach, located next to the pier, which is an outdoor gym. Enjoy a stroll in the fresh sea air along Palisades Park which runs along Santa Monica Beach and offers beautiful ocean and mountain views. Art lovers should head to Bergamot Station in the city center, with its many art galleries. Retail therapy and a bite to eat are available in downtown Santa Monica, with its many shops and restaurants. Find the perfect place to stay in this scenic oceanfront city by scrolling below to view the top 10 vacation rentals in Santa Monica, California, USA.

1. Charming Santa Monica beach house

This modern two-bedroom beach house is located in the center of Santa Monica and is a 20-minute walk to the beach, Venice, the pier and the Third Street Promenade. The house includes off-street parking and is ideal for singles, couples or families. While there is no air conditioning, there are several fans throughout the house and central heating for winter. The living area features a large TV with Netflix, HBO, Hulu, etc., and a comfortable sofa. There is a well-equipped open kitchen with a breakfast nook. Both bedrooms feature queen-sized beds and there is a queen-sized sofa bed in the living room. Twin rollaway beds are available on request at an additional charge.

Charming 2BD Santa Monica Beach House!!!
25 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The place was a nice and cozy house as described
Multiple Apps WI-FI
the house was fully stocked even including beach chairs umbrella and boogie board
Having a parking space was also very convenient
Kitchen is fairly well equipped
The house is as described and was clean and tidy
Bedrooms are clean and simple with decent beds
The house was as advertised and
This house was clean and had a great location
Host Sean is very quick to respond and make the booking check in and check out a seemless experience
Driveway parking was a nice added feature
Sean checked in with us and was very accessible if we had any questions
The host is very quick to respond to any needs via email or text and made it easy for us to just enjoy the space
Sunny relaxing backyard Working stove and refrigerator Everything we needed Owner very responsive to inquiries TV
Nice place in a great neighborhood
You could walk to restaurants in about 12-15 minutes
is about 8 blocks away
A great location for seeing Santa Monica
We were able to walk to restaurants and the beach from the house
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2. Enchanting studio steps from the ocean

This attractive modern studio is located steps from the beach and close to the Santa Monica Pier with its restaurants and shops, Third Street Promenade and the train station. While there is parking available, all popular attractions can be reached on foot or by bike. The studio features two queen-sized beds and a large bathroom with a shower. A kitchen and internet are provided.

Cozy Beach Studio Steps from the Ocean
19 reviews
studio 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There are two double beds in the room and one chair
There is a whole crew of construction right outside your beach view window
there is no parking with out permit Hostess told me the parking was free during the night 2 blocks away
It was all precarious and the refrigerator was overflowing with ice
The only window with a view had workmen outside all the time
Overall pictures are accurate and the owner was extremely accommodating
The peir is close as well as is the The Third Street Promenade
We will use this property again Close to the beach and activity
So the chances of sleeping in a few more hours
The place smells humid and moldy The fridge was unplug and defrosted with water all over the entrance hostess was never present during arrival/chec in Un
it's "literally" out
The location was right on the beach which was amazing
did not fit the appliance where you had to plug it in
but I never was able to find this parking because there was not dirrections of location
Clean cozy studio very close to the mayhem of the beach near the pier and walkable to many great restaurants and parks
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3. Spacious modern apartment in central Santa Monica

The spacious two-bedroom apartment is steps from the Santa Monica Pier and the Third Street Promenade. The air-conditioned vacation rental is ideal for a family or business stay. The living area features a 32” LCD Smart TV and high-speed internet and there is a balcony. There is a well-equipped kitchen stocked with the essentials for daily cooking. The master bedroom features a king-sized bed, while the second has a queen-sized bed and there is a sofa bed in the living area. Two bathrooms are available to guests. Two undercover parking spaces are also provided.

Modern and Large Apt in The Heart of Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California, United States
58 reviews
Entire flat 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

4. Two-bedroom apartment in Santa Monica

This spacious two-bedroom apartment is close to the Third Street Promenade and a five to ten-minute walk to the beach. Santa Monica Pier is 6.5 blocks away and Venice Beach is a ten-minute bike ride away. The air-conditioned apartment with two bathrooms has two parking spaces available and offers super-fast Wi-Fi. The rental has a balcony and a well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. The living area features a TV. The two bedrooms can accommodate five guests.

★ Amazing 2BR Apt in Santa Monica ★ LA
1515 7th Street
2 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

5. Modern condo close to shopping and dining areas

Villa Sol apartment is located a ten-minute walk from Ocean Avenue and close to Wilshire. The air-conditioned rental has contemporary decor and free Wi-Fi throughout. The living and dining area features a flat-screen Smart TV, while the kitchen comes equipped with all necessary major appliances. Both bedrooms have private bathrooms and there is a queen-sized air mattress available on request.

1420 6th Street 209
1 review
condo 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

6. Luxurious townhome with amazing views

The luxurious townhome is right at the beach and offers amazing panoramic views. The spacious living area opens to an outdoor patio with city views. Modern furniture and plasma televisions are provided along with a full home automation system to control music or the drapes. There is a full Italian Boffi kitchen with every luxury required for daily cooking and stainless steel countertops. The mezzanine floor has a library and a comfortable sofa bed overlooking the ocean. The master bedroom with master bath is available on this level. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom. The basement features a wine cellar and a media room. Enjoy the rooftop terrace with its private whirlpool spa and fire pit.

Luxury Beachfront Townhome
11 Marine Terrace
1 review
townhome 3 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

7. Casa Playa - luxury condo close to the Santa Monica Promenade

Casa Playa is ideally located in downtown Santa Monica, close to the Promenade, Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica Pier. The modern, luxury condo has a spacious living area with Smart TV and free Wi-Fi, leading onto a balcony with a good view. There is secure parking on the property. The kitchen comes well-equipped with modern, stainless steel appliances and all the utensils you could wish for. The two master bedrooms feature queen-sized beds with memory foam mattresses. There are two large bathrooms, one with a bathtub and separate shower and the other with a bathtub/shower combination.

🏖 MODERN, SPACIOUS & SAFE 2+2 condo w/balcony & parking 🏖
1430 5th St
8 reviews
condo 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

8. Peaceful two-bedroom condo

This modern, air-conditioned condo is in a quiet area, but close to all the attractions. The Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade are a five to ten-minute walk away. The living area features a 55” LCD Smart TV with Netflix and Hulu. There is high-speed internet throughout. The kitchen comes equipped with all necessary appliances and utensils for daily cooking. Both bedrooms feature queen-sized beds and there are two fold-down futons available for additional guests. The apartment has two bathrooms. Secure parking is available for two vehicles.

★Jump to SM Culture★ Promenade, Beach, Pier
1515 7th Street
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

9. Studio at Santa Monica beach

This beachfront studio is located on the boardwalk and has a shared furnished patio with ocean views, a hot tub and an outdoor kitchen with barbecue. The patio offers views of the mountains, the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Pier. The area is ideal for kayaking, rollerblading, snorkeling and other water sports. Third Street Promenade is a short walk away with restaurants, cafes, theatres and art galleries. The living area has a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and a well-equipped kitchenette. There is a shared laundry room on the property. There is a double bed perfect for sleeping two and one bathroom.

Santa Monica, California, United States
49 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was good too
everything you need including wifi and a great shared outdoor space with jacuzzi
- the apartment was exactly as described and the jacuzzi was the best
perfect location bathroom is small but that was fine all the amenities that you need are here
it was very clean and cute
room was small but clean and practical
very clean and had everything you needed to relax
apartment was small but very clean and quiet
very clean and comfortable; small but functional
the host was very available we appreciated
the host was very helpful via email
and an awesome and very helpful host its the right choice
the best host you can ever wish for
amazing host who did everything to make the stay pleasant and always responded quickly to texts/emails
neighborhood / location was perfect
the location is perfect
the location is brilliant very close to the pier and wonderful restaurants and shopping
this is a fantastic location
but the location right on the sand and proximity to the walkway and pier was amazing
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10. Studio with a loft close to the pier

This spacious modern studio has a 1920’s Parisian theme and is located on the beach close to Santa Monica Pier and Ocean Boulevard. Muscle Beach is located directly across from the apartment and there are many restaurants close by. Free parking is provided. The rental has a queen bed upstairs and a futon in the living area on the main floor. In the studio, you will find everything you need for the beach, including towels, a beach umbrella, and beach blanket. The kitchen has everything necessary for daily cooking. There is no TV in the studio, but there is free Wi-Fi available to the guests.

Studio ON THE BEACH near the Pier!
Santa Monica, California, United States
293 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was super cool specially the bed where you have the ladder which is my favorite spot
all amenities listed in the description were as stated and made our stay nice & comfortable
chrissy’s place is what i expected but even better it had cozy amenities and very clean
if you don’t mind climbing in and out of bed this place is great
great place and super clean
very clean cool and check in was a breeze
clean and by the beach
the loft is clean and a perfect couples getaway
the studio was comfortable and clean
she is a great host
host was responsive and helpful
she is a generous and fine host
chrissy is great host
great airbnb and great host :)
great location literally steps away from the beach
this is the best location
wonderful place and wonderful location
awesome place and great location
this location is even better than we imagined
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Have fun at the beach

Enjoy all the attractions of the beach, promenade, and pier, while staying in comfort and style in these top vacation rentals in Santa Monica, California, USA.

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