The 12 Best Airbnbs In Santa Monica, California

January 7, 2021
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Santa Monica, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Santa Monica and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Magnificent Glen

6 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $4,900 per night, airbnb.com

This magnificent mansion near South Beverly Park is a must for any big family looking for a unique place to spend their vacations together! With a giant pool, an open space concept, an outdoor area with a fire pit to sit down and enjoy the sunsets, and super spacious bedrooms, good times are guaranteed here!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“One of the Hollywood hills rises up behind the white walls of this villa, nestling it into the perfect position for L.A. city views. Built in 1960, the home has sharp angles and clean lines that make it a haven of mid-century cool; a recent refresh gave it easy indoor-outdoor living spaces, too. Drive deeper into the hills for canyon hikes or down into Hollywood and the Sunset Strip.”

Amenities

Pool | Hot tub | Fire pit | Sun loungers | Terrace | Balcony | Gas fireplace | Sonos sound system | Kitchen | Apple TV | Wifi | Desk

#2 Stunning Stanley

10 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $6,000 per night, airbnb.com

Get ready to step into luxury in this stunning Stanley Villa close to Melrose Avenue! With five bedrooms, a gorgeous pool, a lovely living room with an indoor fireplace and a rooftop BBQ area, this is the place you rent to spend some amazing days with your big group of friends!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Dine on the rooftop and relax around the pool of this Melrose Village masterpiece. An entertainer’s dream, the 5,000-square-foot villa features multiple living and dining areas, indoor and outdoor kitchens, and an open-air spa.”

Amenities

Pool | Natural-gas barbecue | Fire pit | Sun deck | Outdoor kitchen | Sun loungers | Balcony | Gas fireplace | Wet bar | Smart TV | Office | Sonos sound system

#3 Rouge Elite

10 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $3,800 per night, airbnb.com

If you love unique architectural houses with stunning views, you're absolutely gonna love this villa! This modern house tips over the Mulholland Drive, with floor-to-ceiling windows for you to enjoy every bit of that view! With a pool, a hot tub, and a fire pit, this place is a must for any big group of friends wanting to have the summer vacations of their life.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Curving to a sharp point that reaches over the infinity pool, this modern house juts like the bow of a ship over water just off Mulholland Drive. Dip in the pool or hot tub, chill by the heat lamps or fire pit, and retreat to rooms with even wider balcony views. Curved couches, a live-edge dining table, and limestone flooring go bold, and you're perched just 2 miles from Hollywood Bowl.”

Amenities

Infinity pool | Heat lamps | Hot tub | Indoor fireplace | Fire pit | BBQ grill | Sun loungers | Sound system | Dining area for 10 people | Gym | Chef's kitchen | Breakfast bar

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#4 Allen Estate

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Book Now: $2,500 per night, airbnb.com

You're gonna love every bit of this house. From the open concept that connects the living room to the pool to the indoor fireplace to the super comfortable bedrooms, every bit of this house is designed to make you feel like you're in heaven! Perfect for friends' reunions.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This family-friendly villa in Upper Bel Air features an ample lawn and jungle gym with swings and slide. Built in 1953 and fully renovated, its style balances a bright, modern elegance with lovely touches of rustic ranch-house charm, from the exposed wood ceiling beams to the”

Amenities

Pool | Hot tub | Fire pit | Sun deck | Sun loungers | Terrace | TV | Gas fireplace | Kitchen | Breakfast bar | Wifi | Driveway parking

#5 Exceptional Chic Home In Beverly Hills

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $600 per night, airbnb.com

This exceptional chic home in Beverly Hills is stunning! With an indoor fireplace to warm you up during the nights, a modern kitchen with lots of space to fit everyone, and a gorgeous patio with a pool to chill in warmer days, this is the place you'd want to rent to spend a couple of days with your best friends.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This stunning custom-built home is an exquisite blend of modern and traditional design. It features tall ceilings with polished porcelain floors, steel trowelled cement walls framing a concrete indoor fireplace, and a cement soaking Japanese tub.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Pool | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron

Guest Reviews

“Fantastic location and decor. Great option for a trip to LA.” – Andrea
“This Airbnb looks lovely both on pictures and in real life, absolutely stunning” – Ana
“Extraordinary place” – Orlando
“I went there with my family to spend weekend on a calm place, it was very beautiful and super calm ,we enjoyed our weekend Highly recommended” – Nastaran
“My boyfriend and I stayed here to get away for two days. Rob answered our request right away and was easy to work with. The house had a lot of character and was in a great location, plus had all the things we needed to feel at home.” – Tiana

#6 Crystal Cabin, Restored Vintage Lodge In Topanga State Park

3 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $160 per night, airbnb.com

If you're looking for a romantic, light-drenched place to spend with your partner, then this crystal cabin in Topanga State Park is what you've always dreamed of! With big windows to let in the natural sunlight, a cozy living room, a comfy bed and a full working kitchen, you won't ever want to leave!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Step into a romantic getaway that seems a million miles from anywhere. A stone fireplace now serves a decorative purpose and adds to the rustic charm of pine paneling. Original stained-glass windows. Newly-built, modern kitchen.”

Amenities

Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Indoor fireplace

Guest Reviews

“We enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was peaceful, clean and a perfect location for our needs. Great renovation!” – Julia
“We had a wonderful get away. We loved the privacy and enjoyed sitting in the shade of the oak trees. The cabin is very close to town and lots of trails.” – Julie
“I loved my stay here. The crystal cabin is a magical, private, quiet, well decorated and comes with every amenity you'll need to sink and have your getaway. I stayed for 6 nights and didn't want to leave.” – Nicole
“We spent a week of “remote work / staycation” and thought it was a really nice spot! The proximity to civilization yet remote aspect of the cabin were super nice. There’s also a beach with (likely) free parking 10 min away by driving.” – Clément
“Amazing place, loved our stay. Only drawback was the driveway was a bit sketch and definitely felt like it tested our Prius a bit.” – Andrew

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#7 Vintage Venice Beach House With A Charming Private Garden

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $300 per night, airbnb.com

Enjoy every minute in this lovely vintage Venice Beach house with a private garden! Featuring two bedrooms, a fully working kitchen, and a backyard where you can spend some quiet afternoons, this place is a must for small families that need a nice, secure space to spend a couple of days in Santa Monica!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Prepare meals in a retro kitchen with original cabinets and tiles, and sit at a garden table surrounded by plants. Necessary bathroom upgrades have been made, but this classic house is otherwise mostly intact. Even the door chimes are still in place.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Indoor fireplace | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“I had such a wonderful stay at Grace's home. It's a great location and such a cute and comfortable house. Grace was so kind and welcoming and went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of.” – Frances
“We enjoyed the house. Beautiful outdoor space. Nice convenient location. Thanks” – Mark
“Lovely home to stay in, great garden and really easy communication.” – Hal And Camille
“We had a wonderful and comfortable stay. A convenient location to be based for exploring the west side. Grace was helpfully communicative before, during, and after our stay.” – Tom
“The house was spacious and the host was very responsive and helpful! Will definitely recommend for stay in LA” – Jeff

#8 Brentwood Sophistication A Short Drive From The Beach

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $270 per night, airbnb.com

If you love modern decor and open spaces with lots of natural light everywhere, then you're gonna love this Brentwood house located just a short drive from the beach. With three bedrooms, a very spacious living room, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen, this house is prepared to welcome a big group of friends or a numerous family!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Meditate and do yoga in front of a silver Buddha in the zen den. Glamour pervades with the ornate gilt mirror over the fire, a cream velvet sofa, leather ottoman, and an Empire chandelier.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Jeff, Shannon and Jessica were amazing hosts for our 3. 5 month stay!! They went above and beyond the norm like installing some window curtains in the living room, adding more lighting and just accommodating every need we had.” – Tamara
“Jeff and Shannon are great hosts. Their place was well equipped and clean. The checkin was smooth along with a convenient parking space.” – Abdelghani
“Just perfect! Location is perfect for West LA, Brentwood, SaMo and Westwood. Very responsive hosts.” – Ashwin
“Solid apartment with a massive couch and yoga room. Convenient location to Santa Monica and other parts of LA” – Dan
“Very comfortable. Great Hosts” – Paul

#9 Architect's House In Venice Beach

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $280 per night, airbnb.com

Architecture lovers, this house in Venice Beach is for you! With unique and colourful decorations all around, big windows that let in all the natural light, a modern kitchen and two comfy bedrooms, this is the house you rent to have the best time of your life with your best friends.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Kids will love the bunk beds and an outdoor playground. Grownups will love the light and ocean breeze pouring in through floor-to-ceiling windows—and the family-friendly kitchen. Designer furniture and modern artwork abound in this newly built space.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“We had a fantastic stay in the guesthouse and it was very comfortable for our week in LA. Beautifully designed, comfortable, clean and spacious. Fast internet, convenient location, and outlet for electric car charging making this place a unique find.” – Anthony
“I can’t wait to stay here when we visit again! This house is perfect – the location, amenities, the architecture and the outdoor space. Jade is a great host – she made sure we had everything we needed and was friendly and responsive.” – Michelle
“This was the ultimate Airbnb Plus experience. Jade was thoughtful and kind every step of the way.” – Nadia
“Architectural masterpiece, thoughtfully designed. Jade and her family were such great hosts. Our kids enjoyed the space, the playground and their kids.” – William
“Meet Joanna Gaines of Airbnb! If you travel with kids then this place is heaven! We couldn’t have asked for a better host nor a better experience.” – Inna

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#10 Cactus Flower – Modernist Solar Guesthouse With Large Garden

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $250 per night, airbnb.com

You're gonna love everything about this modern solar guesthouse. From the eco-friendly concept, the open space and the hammock on the large garden to the fully functioning kitchen, this place is a paradise for any solo traveller that wants to enjoy a couple of days on their own.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Rejuvenate in this luxury modernist retreat with its own private desert-style cactus garden. This home offers sustainable living, with a fully indoor/outdoor connection, solar electric power, solar radiant floor heating, and organic bedding.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Indoor fireplace

Guest Reviews

“I decided to escape reality into a bungalow close to the ocean. I had the best stay there. There are so many amazing restaurants and places near by.” – Shai
“The backyard was an amazing crash pad to just hang out at a time when social distancing was ideal” – Lori
“Awesome location!” – Justin
“Amazing outdoor space, which was a lot bigger than in the pictures. I loved the cactus garden. The Wi-Fi was weak so had to leave the house a bit early to make some work video calls.” – Charvi
“awesome stay! patio was really nice for an early morning yoga session and tanning in the afternoon. convenient location in santa monica area.” – Flora

#11 Craftsman Cottage With Tropical Orchid Garden

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $180 per night, airbnb.com

Everything about this cottage bungalow screams comfort from the earth-tone colour palette to the big sofas, the spacious kitchen, and the lovely master bedroom. This is the place you rent to spend a couple of days with your loved one and disconnect from the world.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Wander through the orchid garden of this airy, cottage-style house. Indoors, the open-plan layout offers, abundance of well-lit space, extending to large spa-style bath.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful home in a perfect location! Easy walking distance to the beach and tons of great take out options (pandemic! ).” – Lesley
“Awesome place, great neighborhood” – Paul
“Tom’s place is great. The location is near everything. You can walk to shopping and the beach. I will stay there again” – Mary
“This place had everything we needed for a two week stay! Very comfortable bed, shower, towels, bedding; a really well-appointed kitchen; large closet for storage; very clean and tidy home; pleasant layout with lofted ceilings, lots of light and fresh beach breezes.” – Susan
“Tom's home is spacious, light filled and quiet. With the windows open the whole home was fresh and I slept very well. We didn't use the big kitchen, but it is impressively full of pro kitchen gear for anyone that wants to cook!” – James

#12 Charming Craftsman With Outdoor Shower

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $170 per night, airbnb.com

If you're a solo traveller looking for a nice, quiet place to stay in, this charming craftsman cottage is a solid choice. With a super comfy bed, an outdoor shower and even a little patio to unwind, you'll feel in your own little world.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Live in a garden oasis in the middle of Venice Beach. Featuring vine-covered interior walls, a brick patio with lounge chairs, and a delightful outdoor shower, this unique guest house is nestled in the sunny backyard of a larger Craftsman home.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Kitchenette | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts |

Guest Reviews

“This Airbnb was amazing. We had such a good time during our stay. The space has so much charm and character.” – Emily
“Susan and Kevin provided an amazing and unique experience with their beautifully put together cottage. They are easy to reach/communicate with and were very flexible with our booking needs. Could not recommend it more.” – Steven
“We enjoyed our stay here, and the character of the property is especially pleasant – it has a clean, rustic, boho style vibe with a fantastic outdoor shower.” – Moysh
“We absolutely loved our time here. It was full of character, charm, and beauty. We wished we had booked a longer stay.” – Makenna
“This place was just as beautiful as the photos! And the outside shower is one of the most gorgeous showers I have ever been in. Everything about the place is absolutely adorable.” – Janette

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