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Highlights Santa Monica

  • Spacious sandy beach
  • 3rd Street Promenade
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Rapp Saloon
  • Saint Monica Catholic Church

Best Vacation Rentals in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
Vacation Rental • 5 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
5.0
(9 reviews)
Upscale and fully furnished newly renovated home in Santa Monica. 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, wide screen televisions in each bedroom and living room, 2 dining areas (inside and patio), an outside BBQ grill, washer and dryer. Internet access via high speed Wi-Fi ( 300Mbps down/25Mbps up). Roku, YoutubeTV, Netflix, Amazon Prime. Surrounded with trees and a view of water fall, stream and koi pond. Quiet neighborhood, great for walking dogs.
from $277 / night
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Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
Vacation Rental • 1195 ft² • 1 Bedroom
4.8
(5 reviews)
WE RENT FOR 31 NIGHTS OR LONGER. EVEN 6 MONTHS TO A YEAR. An elegant one-of-a-kind, two story property with ocean and sunset views, tastefully furnished Modern designer home: Private, Secure, Right On The Beach. Designer high-end furniture, filled with an amazing collection of Fine Art and full arts Library / large dining / sunning porch upstairs. NEW DESIGNER KITCHEN & APPLIANCES! Large Living Room with full front Ocean Views to Sliding Door to 2 Patio's with Sitting areas and healthy ocean breezes. Master Bedroom with Bath & Shower & Skylight, Upstairs: beautiful Loft, Office,...
from $504 / night
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Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
Vacation Rental • 398 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
5.0
(10 reviews)
Fabulous Location!!! Stay in The Garden Suite to luxuriate in a first floor studio apartment featuring Asian inspired decor with rich red, black, and gold accents abound. The fully equipped kitchen has beautiful and historic Malibu tile in addition to every appliance you could want. With its own garden patio, you’ll be tempted to enjoy every meal in this incredibly lush, verdant space. You’re also welcome to explore the entire garden where you’ll find spots to relax with a glass of wine, sunbathe, take in the beauty or even just read a book in the shade.The Air Conditioned Garden Suite is l...
from $126 / night

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Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Santa Monica

$563for 4 Feb - 11 Feb
$499 annual average
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Vacation rentals availability Santa Monica

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Holiday homes in Santa Monica

Shopping, beach and sun experience

In Santa Monica, not far from your centrally located apartment, you'll find plenty of opportunities to shop in elegant boutiques. In addition, there are countless comfortable holiday apartments not far from the beach. An outside holiday home offers you plenty of privacy to relax after an extended day out.

Enjoy a lot of comfort in your holiday home

No matter if holiday flat or apartment, the accommodations are predominantly equipped with large king-size beds and also offer extensive facilities for cosy holidays. The apartment complexes with pool, which you can use at any time, are also common. A holiday home by the sea not only offers you a fantastic view, but also a beautiful garden, where you will experience a wonderful atmosphere and a fresh sea breeze in deep trains.

Vacation in Santa Monica

Location and orientation

The city on the Pacific Ocean

The city of Santa Monica is located in western California, directly on the Pacific coast. It is located in the bay of the same name on a steep coast west of Westwood, south of Malibu and not far from Los Angeles. In the northwest rise the up to 948 meters high Santa Monica Mountains. The best way to get there is via Los Angeles International Airport.

The beautiful sandy beach of Santa Monica
The beautiful sandy beach of Santa Monica

Travelers and Activities

Beach holiday at its best

Santa Monica has a beautiful sandy beach where the famous pier is located. Another beach not far from the city is Malibu, where you can see unique stilt houses, film sets, surfing opportunities and many muscle-bound people. Also popular is Venice Beach, where various sports such as cycling, rollerblading and weight training are practiced in public spaces.

A paradise for shopping fans

You will find an incredibly wide range of clothing stores and food options on the city's largest shopping street, the 3rd Street Promenade, where a large shopping mall is also located. On the pedestrian zone there are boutiques of famous designers like Armani, GAP, Abercrombie & Fitch as well as Old Navy. Apple also has one of its largest stores in the Los Angeles area.

Santa Monica is the end of the historic Route 66, which started in Chicago and was once almost four thousand kilometers long. It is regarded as the first continuous road connection from east to west.

Top 3 travel tips

1. To the pier, the landmark of the city

The famous Santa Monica Pier dates back to the 1920s and today houses an amusement park with a roller coaster and Ferris wheel that is often seen in American movies. There is also an old horse carousel in the Looff Hippodrome building. Also worth seeing is the white-blue gate at the entrance of the pier, which is illuminated brightly in the evening.

2. Discover the oldest house and its history

Santa Monica was founded in 1875. The one-storey "Rapp Saloon" in Second Street, a building that once belonged to William Rapp of German descent, who ran a beer pub here, dates from this period. After the closure of the restaurant, the town hall of the town was housed here for a short time. Today the Rapp Saloon is one of the landmarks of Santa Monica.

3. Visit the church of the rich and famous

The modern Saint Monica Catholic Church is known above all for its prominent churchgoers. These include the actor and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was also the site of the funeral of the actress Lucille Ball, who became famous through the television programme "I love Lucy" from the 1950s.

The Pier of Santa Monica with the amusement park
The Pier of Santa Monica with the amusement park

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Santa Monica

How much do the vacation rentals in Santa Monica cost on average?

At an average cost of $426 per night, Santa Monica lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Santa Monica?

Those who want to save as much as possible visit Santa Monica in September, May, or June, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $392, $401, and $402 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Santa Monica?

Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices in Santa Monica was February, with an average price of $473 per night. This was followed by October, with an average of $452, and then January, with $448.

Do I need to plan a trip to Santa Monica well in advance?

It is better to book your stay with plenty of time when visiting Santa Monica, as only 17% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?

The most available months are, on average, August (with an availability of 37%), June (36%), and July (23%), according to the trends observed in the prior year.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Santa Monica?

The accommodations in Santa Monica reach their peak in demand in May, with an availability rate of 3%. The second most requested month is April, with 9%, and the third is February with 10%. During this period, the availability is very low (7%). It is therefore preferable to book early.

How many rentals does Holidu have in Santa Monica?

Holidu offers around 880 accommodations in Santa Monica from 4 different partners, so find the perfect type of accommodation you are looking for. You can count on us!

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