15 Absolutely Best Airbnbs in Santa Monica

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Visting Santa Monica and interested in Santa Monica Airbnb rentals? Fantastic! Santa Monica is an awesome place and you’ll love it! Here’s the ultimate collection of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica.

Best Airbnbs in Santa Monica You’ll Want to Book Immediately

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Vibrant Santa Monica is popularly called California’s Hollywood by the Beach. This renowned Californian beach city is famous for the 3.5 miles-long golden coastline with magnificent ocean views and magical ocean sunsets, glowing art and culture scene, and outstanding architecture.

If you are planning your trip to Santa Monica and now checking out Santa Monica Airbnb options, I’ve researched Santa Monica Airbnb rentals and summarized the best Santa Monica Airbnbs.

But before heading to the best airbnbs in Santa Monica, let me help you with a short checklist of must-do things in Santa Monica.

Recommended things to do in Santa Monica, California:

  • visit iconic Santa Monica Pier that officially marks the end of Historic Route 66
  • catch a sunset at Palisades Park overlooking the Pacific ocean and the Santa Monica pier,
  • walk, people watch and shop one the famous 3rd Street Promenade
  • rent a bike at Santa Monica Beach and cruise the Marvin Braude Beach Trail 
  • swim, surf and have some amazing beach time at Santa Monica State Beach
  • enjoy in Santa Monica Aquarium with your kids,
  • buy some fresh fruit at Santa Monica’s Farmer Market,
  • have a fine Mexican dinner at Mercado,
  • enjoy homemade ice cream at Sweet Rose Creamery,
  • go for a wood-fired pizza at Milo & Olive.

Hope this checklist will help you to make the best time in Santa Monica. Now let’s head to the best airbnbs in Santa Monica.

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TOP AIRBNBS IN SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA

Best Airbnb Santa Monica vacation rentals:

1. BEST AIRBNB SANTA MONICA BEACH HOUSE

This beach house is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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This beach house is one o f the best airbnbs in Santa Monica

Ocean Vista at an Incredible Santa Monica Beachhouse

Santa Monica beach houses are in high demand since Santa Monica Beach is the most attractive part of Santa Monica. So it’s not surprising if Santa Monica beach house rental might interest you.

This historic 100 years old house with patios, terraces, and balconies, and modern amenities is a top-rated Santa Monica beachfront home.

The guests especially praise the prime beach location and amazing views of the Santa Monica boardwalk and Santa Monica pier.

The beachfront villa has 4 bedrooms, 4 beds and 3 bathrooms, with available free parking on premises. It can take up to 11 people.

If you are traveling with your family or friends and want to enjoy Santa Monica beach, you might want to check this awesome Santa Monica Airbnb beach home.

2. BEST SANTA MONICA GUESTHOUSE FOR RENT

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The Beach Retreat

This pretty guesthouse is one of the most-wished vacation rentals in Santa Monica.

The guesthouse sits on a huge property. It has a spacious and modern living room, a full kitchen, a cozy dining room, 2 bedrooms, 2 king beds, 1 full bathroom, a huge outdoor space with a recreation area and front yard. It can accommodate 6 people.

The guesthouse is located in the center of Santa Monica, within walking distance to Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica beach, 3rd Street Promenade, amazing restaunats and top coffee shops.

Santa Monica Beach Retreat is a fantastic rental for families or a group of friends.

3. BEST SANTA MONICA HOUSE RENTAL – VILLA

The Airbnb villa with a roof top deck is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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The Airbnb villa with a roof top deck is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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WALKING DISTANCE FROM FIVE STAR RESTURANTS!!

This villa is the tallest house in Santa Monica.

The house comes with an amazing rooftop deck and breathtaking 360-degree views of Santa Monica, the Pacific Ocean, and the Santa Monica mountains.

The villa has 3 bedrooms, 4 beds (1 bedroom with a king bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, and 1 bedroom with one single bed), and free on-premises parking. It can accommodate 6 people.

Needless to say, the amazing villa is a great rental for families and friends.

4. BEST AIRBNB SANTA MONICA WITH POOL

This house with a pool is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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This house with a pool is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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Luxury Oasis in a Pool View Guesthouse in Santa Monica

This charming guesthouse with a heated pool, a lovely patio with and outdoor seating, and a gorgeous garden with a fire pit is a popular Airbnb rental in Santa Monica.

The guesthouse is a small but elegant studio with one queen bed and one bathroom, and it accommodates up to 3 people.

It is located only 2 miles from Santa Monica beach.

If you are traveling solo or with your partner, most likely you will enjoy it.

5. BEST AIRBNB SANTA MONICA PET-FRIENDLY

This pet-friendly guest house is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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This pet-friendly guest house with a lovely garden is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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Private Lush Escape Close To Beach

This pet-friendly cottage is one of the cutiest airbnbs in Santa Monica.

This gorgeous guest house has 1 bedroom with one queen bed, 1 bathroom, a kitchen, a lovely garden, and a parking space in the garage. The house accommodates 2 guests.

This little serene oasis is pet-friendly. In fact, the guest house in adjacent to the main house where the owners live with their two dog pets. So, pets are more than welcome in the cottage.

 It is located a 15-minute walk from the main beach, the Santa Monica pier and 3rd St promenade.

6. BEST AIRBNB SANTA MONICA BEACH APARTMENT

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Beautiful Oceanside Home w/Stunning View

Looking for an Airbnb Santa Monica beach apartment with priceless views of Santa Monica pier and the Pacific ocean?

This apartement is one of the top-rated airbnbs in Santa Monica.

The one-bedroom apartment comes with 1 queen bed, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a communal laundry room. A free parking lot next to the building is provided as well. The apartment accommodates 2 people.

If you are looking for an apartment on the Santa Monica beach, with unbeatable views of Santa Monica Pier, there is no doubt you will enjoy this place.

Especially if you are traveling with your partner. This Santa Monica apartment could be your perfect beach nest in sunny Santa Monica!

7. BEST AIRBNB ROOM FOR RENT IN SANTA MONICA

This suite is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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Private Bedroom, Kitchenette blocks from the Beach

This private suite room with a well-equipped kitchenette is one of the loveliest airbnbs in Santa Monica.

The new, bright and stylish suite room comes with thoughtful touches.

The suite has its own private entrance and a free parking space in the street. It has one king bed and one sofa bed. So, it can perfectly host 2 guests or a couple with a kid.

If you are a solo traveler or a couple with/without a kid, this place might suit your needs.

8. BEST LUXURY AIRBNB RENTAL IN SANTA MONICA

This luxury house with a huge pool is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Beach Villa

This newly refurbished villa on an 11,000 square foot property is located in the most affluent Santa Monica neighborhood. The property is gated and it grants absolute privacy.

The luxurious villa features the main house and a pool house. The main house has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and the pool house has one bedroom, one bath and a kitchenette. The villa can host 8 people.

Santa Monica Beach Villa is a great choice for families and groups of friends who seek a luxury stay and privacy.

9. BEST AIRBNB BEACHFRONT HOTEL IN SANTA MONICA

this beach hotel is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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this beach hotel is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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Ocean Front Escape – The Alcove Suite #2

Although this hotel might not be the fanciest hotel in Santa Monica, the location of the hotel with a direct walkway to the beach is unbeatable.

Additionally, this lovely boutique hotel is located right near the Santa Monica pier and near all must-see attractions in Santa Monica.

The Alcove Suite has 2 bedrooms with 2 beds (a king bed and a queen bed), a living room with a couch, a small dining room, and a bathroom. The suite accommodates 4 people.

Thus, if you are a couple or family, you might want to check out this cozy beachfront gateway in Santa Monica.

10. BEST AIRBNB COTTAGE IN SANTA MONICA

This cottage is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Cottage Near Beach

This charming cottage is the best rated Airbnb cottage in Santa Monica.

The cottage is adjacent to the detached owner’s unit on private and secluded property in a lovely family neighborhood of Santa Monica. It has two private entrances and a free parking lot.

The well-appointed cottage has a kitchenette, a bedroom with a king bed and dedicated workspaces (3 desks with laptop facility), a spacious bathroom, a shared and homey backyard, and a patio. It fits 2 guests.

It is located near restaurants, coffee shops and shops and not far from the beach in Santa Monica.

The cottage is perfect for solo travelers or couples. It serves especially well business travelers.

11. BEST SANTA MONICA AIRBNB BUNGALOW FOR COUPLES

This bungalow is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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This bungalow is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Bungalow on Quiet Street North of Montana

This fashionably renewed and uniquely designed bungalow is one of the top Airbnbs in Santa Monica.

The bungalow is in fact an impressively converted garage with a gorgeous and one-of-a-kind setup. It comes with a full kitchen, a pretty living room, a bedroom with a king bed, a full bathroom, a beautiful garden with a sitting area for enjoying morning coffee and wine in the evenings. The bungalow fits 2 people.

This is a great and romantic Airbnb rental in Santa Monica for couples.

It is located in a quiet neighborhood and in one of the most beautiful parts of Santa Monica, near the beach and Montana Street.

12. BEST SANTA MONICA AIRBNB BUNGALOW FOR FAMILIES

This bungalow is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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This bungalow is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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Beach House Beauty; Best Area of Santa Monica

If you are planning to visit Santa Monica with your family, you might love this stylish bungalow in a prime Santa Monica neighborhood.

This luxurious bungalow comes with a lovely decorated main living space with a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 queen beds, 1 bathroom, and an adorable garden. It fits 4 guests.

It is located in an exclusive Santa Monica neighborhood, near Santa Monica beach, Santa Monica promenade, and the pier, first-class coffee shops, and restaurants.

This is a wonderful Airbnb rental bungalow for families with kids.

13. BEST AIRBNB LOFT IN SANTA MONICA

This loft is one of the best airbnbs in Santa Monica
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Santa Monica Studio Loft a Single Block From Montana Avenue

If you like creative interiors, you will unquestionably love this studio loft in Santa Monica.

This unique, bright, and extremely chic studio comes with lots of light and amazing furnishings. The open-space studio has a main living area with a kitchen and a dining room facing a balcony, a spiral staircase leading to a bedroom with a queen bed, and a full bathroom with a walk-in shower.

It is located in a quiet area between Wilshire and Montana neigberhoods in Santa Monica.

This Santa Monica Airbnb rental studio has lots of charm and character and it is a top choice for couples.

14. BEST AIRBNB NEAR SANTA MONICA

This beachfront apartment is one of the best Airbnbs in Malibu
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Idyllic, Romantic Beachfront Apartment in Malibu

If a Malibu beach house is out of your budget, you might be interested in a Malibu beach apartment.

This beachfront apartment in Malibu with a fantastic ocean deck was voted as one of ‘Top 7 Airbnbs in Los Angeles’ by Conde Nast Traveler.

The apt has 1 main beachfront living area, 1 bedroom, with 1 queen bed, 1 bathroom, and a sensational beach deck for watching sunrises, sunsets, dolphins, and seals. It fits 2 people.

Needless to say, the apartment is a perfect choice for couples who see romantic moments next to the ocean.

If you are a couple and would love to stay in Malibu with an unbeatable beach vibe and marvelous views of the Pacific Ocean, you need to check out this top Malibu Airbnb apartment.

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15. BEST AIRBNB SANTA MONICA-VENICE BEACH

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Great VENICE LOFT near the beach

This amazing 2-story loft apartment in Venice is just 3 blocks from the main street in Santa Monica.

The stylish Venice Beach apt is located just a short walk to the beach, and in near proximity to some great shops and amazing restaurants in Venice Beach, but also close to trendy cafes and popular restaurants in Santa Monica.

It has 2 bedrooms with 2 king beds, 2 bathrooms, a great kitchen and a free parking place in the garage. The apartment can host 4 people.

This family-friendly place is a great place if you want to enjoy all that Venice Beach and Santa Monica have to offer.

FAQ

Best time to visit Santa Monica

Santa Monica in Southern California is a year-round destination because of its moderate Mediterranean climate and 310 days of sunshine a year.
The peak season for visiting Santa Monica is summer and June, July and August are the months when the crowds come to enjoy beach time.
Spring months can be crowded as well because of spring breakers. The best time to go to Santa Monica to enjoy good weather and to avoid the crowds is from September to November.
December, January, and February are the best months to visit Santa Monica for budget travelers who don’t mind few rain showers. After all, Santa Monica is a year-round destination.

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