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Clean and Comfy Ocean Park Guesthouse
SUPERHOST
Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Clean and Comfy Ocean Park GuesthouseBright and comfortable and private hideaway with everything you need. **During this Covid Crisis, we have adjusted our reservations to try and allow at least 24 hours between guests to give us time to air out the Guesthouse and thoroughly clean and disinfect. Your safety and comfort are our top priorities. This is a unit is a detached Guesthouse. The hosts live in the main residence on the property and are always in residence when they have guests.

Santa Monica Adjacent Palisades Garden Guest House
SUPERHOST
Private room · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 private bath

Santa Monica Adjacent Palisades Garden Guest HousePacific Palisades: the very best of both worlds! A small town feel, yet part of the second largest city in the United States – perfectly situated between Santa Monica in the south and Malibu to the north. The person who could not fall in love with the Palisades has never yet been born. Our lovely English cottage, nestled in the Palisades bluffs is the perfect getaway.

Completely private 2 blocks from Beach with bikes
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath

Completely private 2 blocks from Beach with bikesEnjoy complete privacy in our bright, centrally located, colorful bedroom and bathroom (no sharing) unit for 1 or 2 guests. No in-person contact with hosts. We are 2 blocks from Venice Beach, walking distance to the Venice Boardwalk and Abbot Kinney. A private entrance with a keypad means you can come and go as you like as well as check in and out on your own. We welcome friends, couples and solo travelers.

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Cottage Near the Sea!
ﺩ.ﺇ474 per night
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Walk to the Beach from Cozy Guesthouse in Santa Monica
ﺩ.ﺇ698 per night
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Boutique Bedroom/Private Bath in MID-SM
ﺩ.ﺇ290 per night
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Large Premium Studio by the Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ351 per night
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Bed & Design - studio close to beach in OceanPark
ﺩ.ﺇ666 per night
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Canoe Down the Venice Canals from a Historic Guest House
ﺩ.ﺇ984 per night
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Newly Built Studio in CulverCity/CulverWest
ﺩ.ﺇ376 per night
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Cozy and Bright Private Room
ﺩ.ﺇ262 per night
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Elegant Design Apartment with Courtyard Garden Dining Space
ﺩ.ﺇ670 per night
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Beautiful guesthouse in Santa Monica
ﺩ.ﺇ411 per night
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Private entrance, room & bath 1 1/2 miles to beach
ﺩ.ﺇ291 per night
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Beautiful Guest House & Surrounding Garden
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Your guide to Santa Monica

All About 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, 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.


How do I get around Santa Monica?

The most convenient entry point into Santa Monica will be through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). It’s just a 15 minute drive to the oceanfront neighborhood.

LAX transportation options are numerous. Rental cars are located off site, requiring a short shuttle ride; follow signs on the lower/arrivals level islands outside baggage claim. The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus also services LAX; to pick it up, take the free Lot South/City Bus Center Shuttle from the arrivals level to the LAX City Bus Center. Rideshares and taxi services are located next to Terminal 1 within a dedicated pickup lot. Follow signs or take the free LAX-it shuttles there.


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.

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