Santa Monica, CA, USA

Santa Monica, CA, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,404 vacation rentals near Santa Monica. From 1,434 houses to 1,036 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santa Monica for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Sun, surf, and sand—we're California dreamin' in Santa Monica

Attracting everyone from surf dudes and superstars, to dreamers and drifters, Santa Monica is one of California's most popular beach districts. Get your L.A. getaway off to a great start by booking a Santa Monica vacation rental right on the beach. Promising endless miles of blonde sandy beaches, whether you want to ride the Ferris wheel on Santa Monica Pier, learn to surf, or just hang out with the artists at the Bergamot Station Arts Center, there's something here for everyone.

Let's go surfin' now in Santa Monica

Santa Monica is all about sun, sea, and sandy beaches. At its heart is Santa Monica Beach, a wide swathe of buttery sands popular with locals and visitors alike. Book a surf lesson from one of the many surf schools, play beach volleyball, or take a sunrise yoga class right on the sands. After a busy day of relaxing, kick back on the deck of your Santa Monica vacation rental and watch the sun set with a cold brew. After dark, why not venture down to Main Street for some great Mexican food.

Succumb to pier pressure in Santa Monica

Santa Monica Pier is one of L.A's most iconic landmarks. Built in 1908, it extends out a quarter of a mile into the Pacific Ocean. As well as home to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, it boast classic fairground rides and buzzy arcades. In the summer, free music concerts draws the crowds from dawn 'til dusk. If you prefer a little culture, then don't miss a visit to the Bergamot Station Arts Center. Housed in an edgy former trolley station, it has dozens of cool art galleries, plus a rolling calendar of temporary exhibitions.

Hot in the city? Cool down on the beach

Santa Monica benefits from a mild, temperate climate all year round and promises plenty of sunshine and blue skies. In the summer, the coast is generally around 10 degrees cooler than inland, but temperatures still reach a balmy 70-80 degrees. It's the peak time for visitors, and Santa Monica vacation rentals often get snapped up in advance. Winter is the wettest season, although it still brings plenty of sunshine. While temperatures rarely fall below 50 degrees, pack a light jacket and an umbrella just to be on the safe side.

Where there's a Will, there's a hiking way

Located 15 miles west of Downtown L.A., Santa Monica is a buzzy beach suburb overlooking the Pacific Ocean. While there are plenty of jogging and rollerblading routes in Santa Monica, for hardier hikes, you'll need to venture a 15-minute drive north to Will Rogers State Historic Park. Perched on the western tip of the Santa Monica Mountains, it has a number of popular public trails running through the 186-acre ranch. For the best views of Santa Monica and the ocean, try Inspiration Point trail, a 2-mile dirt path to a well-known lookout.