Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Santa Monica reviews

  • Visiting our daughter who lives in Santa Monica

    "My wife & I needed a place to stay to visit our daughter, a local resident. This apt. was a great choice for us. It is very clean, it is up to date with modern appliances, has recessed lighting, it is quiet, and is walking distance to the overpass which leads to the beach, as well as to a variety of stores including a grocery store (5 blocks) and the infamous promenade. If you have a car, the garage is plenty big with ample space for both a car and bicycles. Extra bath towels were provided and also beach towels. Our daughter was impressed as she is very familiar with the types of apt’s being offered in that area. She was further impressed it has central air conditioning, something that is not all that common for this area. It has an open floor plan providing a spacious feeling. Large flat screen tv, an updated shower/bath with strong water flow from shower head round out this lovely apt. One minor suggestion for improvement is to have a solid door where the toilet is located instead of a door with smoked glass as when someone uses the commode in the middle of the night the light can be disrupting to the person that is still sleeping. We thoroughly enjoyed this accomodation and would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: El Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 18, 2014
    View listing
  • A Taste of Home 3000 Miles Away

    "My husband and I have stayed at this condo twice now. Undoubtedly, it feels comfortable and home-like. Everything you could want is available, from extra linens to garage parking. Upscale and budget shopping venues abound, not to mention the beach and farmer's market. The unit is well maintained and delivers all of its promises...at Paradise and 3rd."
    Guest: Terri Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 9, 2014
    View listing
  • Great Stay!

    "We loved the location of the. Suite and all of the facilities you included. Of course we were out and about much of the time but having just driven Route 66 from Chicago and stayed in 13 hotels it was lovely to have our own little retreat to come home to in the evening . We spent a lot of time on the beach just relaxing. But did drive to Hollywood to see the walk of fame and Beverley Hills and Universal City walk one night. All correspondences I have had with Global representatives over the last few months have been great and so helpful. If we are fortunate enough to return we will definitely book with Global again."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
    View listing
  • Wonderful stay!

    "I stayed 3 weeks in Santa Monica and had a wonderful time! Keiko and Richard have been the most hospitable couple you can imagine! The apartment was tidy, clean, and was equipped with everything you need and more :) I can highly recommend to stay there, you will have the best time! Thank you so much for giving me a home away from home!"
    Guest: Ines B Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 1, 2014
    View listing

Santa Monica Travel Tips

The beachfront city of Santa Monica is situated along the Santa Monica Bay and bordered on the remaining three sides by Los Angeles. The area is home to an eclectic mix of locals - from celebrities to executives, families, surfers, students and professionals.

Santa Monica is known for it’s spectacular climate all year long, making it an ideal vacation destination no matter what time you visit. The area is mainly known for its aquatic activities, and you can schedule surf lessons, enjoy the relaxing beaches and wander along the famous pier. In addition, Santa Monica has a thriving arts community where you can see stunning works in all mediums, interesting museums that teach you about the city’s history and amazing shopping districts.

Things to Do

Santa Monica Pier: The Santa Monica Pier is home to Pacific Park, a family amusement park whose center piece is a large Ferris wheel. Visitors can also ride a carousel from the 1920s or visit the aquarium, shops, arcade and restaurants. If you’ve ever wanted to fly through the air with the greatest of ease, check out the trapeze school or watch live entertainment. The pier is also now the official endpoint to Historic Route 66. Over time, the 83-year-old highway has undergone changes and the new official end of the road lands you right in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Aquarium: While you’re visiting the pier, take some time to check out the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. It’s operated by Heal the Bay and serves as a marine education facility. The aquarium offers visitors a variety of exhibits where they can see aquatic life up close and personal, including sharks, octopuses, crustaceans, fish and a rocky reef. As you peruse the different native marine life you can learn about pollution prevention, environmental education and marine conservation.

Pacific Park: Another stop along the pier you’ll want to make for some family fun is Pacific Park. It’s the only amusement park in the west coast situated on a pier. It houses 13 exciting rides including the only solar-powered Ferris wheel. Take in stunning bird’s eye views of the Pacific Ocean from atop this ride, then enjoy thrills on the roller coaster.

Santa Monica Stairs: Outdoor fitness lovers will be thrilled to see the long, steep staircase leading from north of San Vicente to the Santa Monica Canyon. The stairs are a popular destination for outdoor workouts, so don’t worry about getting out of shape during your vacation. Head to the stairs to burn off the delicious meals you’ve been eating and work up a well-deserved sweat.

Santa Monica Museum of Art: Located in the Bergamot Station Arts Center, the Santa Monica Museum or Art exhibits local, national and international works by contemporary artists. It was founded in 1984 and houses a main space as well as two project rooms. Exhibitions are created by both in-house curators as well as guest curators from around the globe, all bringing a unique perspective to this art lover’s paradise. The museum also hosts programs like artist talks and educational workshops so patrons can learn more about the pieces and who created them.

Looff Hippodrome: A hippodrome was an open-air stadium for horse and chariot races in ancient Greece. Currently in Santa Monica, the Looff Hippodrome is a nationally landmarked structure situated at the shore of the of Santa Monica Pier. It’s been home to a variety of vintage merry-go-rounds, including Looff’s carousel and Wurlitzer organs. The building's remains provide visitors a fascinating example of structures that used to be on the amusement pier. In 1987, the Looff Hippodrome was declared a national historic landmark.

Shopping and Dining in Santa Monica

Third Street Promenade: This upscale shopping, dining and entertainment area is a pedestrian-only complex stretching three blocks. Road traffic is closed here, allowing people to gather, stroll and enjoy the street performances. Te Third Street Promenade offers a one-stop shopping experience for all of your purchasing needs and provides a variety of entertainment and culinary options as well.

The Lobster: For a luxury dinner with the big bucks, plan a night at The Lobster. Dine in style as you gaze out over the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant is located on the eastern end of the pier and offers top-notch seafood dishes, cocktails and a stunning California vista.

Typhoon: Adventure seekers should plan a trip to Typhoon, a restaurant best known for its menu of exotic fried insects like crickets, scorpions, sea worms and ants. For those looking for more traditional Asian dishes, Typhoon also serves dim sum and sushi.

Sponsored Advertisement