Where to stay around Santa Monica?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 5,009 vacation rentals near Santa Monica. From 1,592 Houses to 1,553 Condos/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.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Santa Monica?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Santa Monica:

  • Ocean Park: 719 vacation rentals
  • North of Montana: 116 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 72 vacation rentals
  • Wilshire Montana: 106 vacation rentals
  • Mid-City: 105 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Santa Monica?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Santa Monica. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Santa Monica Pier: 2,040 vacation rentals
  • Original Muscle Beach: 7,541 vacation rentals
  • Santa Monica Place: 7,556 vacation rentals
  • Santa Monica College: 7,587 vacation rentals
  • Bergamot Station Arts Center: 7,613 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Monica listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Santa Monica?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,592 Houses in Santa Monica. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Monica include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,553 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,420 rentals available
  • Hotels: 1,047 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Monica?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,839 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Monica. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    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.