The 11 Best Airbnbs In Santa Monica, California

February 6, 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 Chic Tranquility at a Loft-style House — Walk to Santa Monica Beach

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $350 per night, airbnb.com

Sleek straight lines combine with quirky art pieces and a spiral staircase to provide a unique kind of stay. The big kitchen with stainless steel appliances and wooden cabinetry will be a great place to start the day while fixing a hearty breakfast. This is the perfect spot for two couples looking for an experience they’ll never forget.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Our Loft-style Guest House is…. A Haven of Tranquility, Contemporary Elegance & Chic Serenity in the Heart of Santa Monica… Perched among the tree tops, this Zen-style retreat has fast Wi-Fi and a comfortable work space for working guests. Unwind on the Sunset View Deck, soak in our Jetted Bathtub, and relax with premium movie channels.”

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

“Excellent stylish home in a great area. Deborah offered wonderful tips about where to eat and what to do in the area. The house is very clean and well maintained.” – Rose
“Nice location and great deck for tanning when the beach was too windy to be at. It was great having our own washer and dryer and garage. We had all things needed in the kitchen to cook and clean with.” – Adrianne
“Very friendly host, excellent experience, enjoyed our stay very much! Strongly recommend!” – Weiming Van
“Great location and really beautiful loft. It was very comfortable for our family!! We loved it.” – Juli
“Deborah’s loft is the perfect option for staying in West LA. The ADU above the garage has the feel of a private house. The loft is modern and updated with a good amount of space to relax and a rooftop deck for morning coffee.” – Robert

#2 Stunning Three Bedroom Santa Monica Beach Home

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,300 per night, airbnb.com

Hit the shops and restaurants in Main Street all within walking distance from this one-of-a-kind house for 8. Besides taking advantage of its great location, have a ball as you host your friends to a nice dinner party followed by a night binge-watching your favourite shows, all of it while surrounded by dark floors, white walls and colourful art all around.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Wake up to the sun streaming in through the floor-to-ceiling windows at this architectural, split-level coastal retreat. Browse the surf shops, hang out at cool cafes, or curl up by the futuristic fireplace under the grand vaulted ceiling.”

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

“Awesome house walking distance to beach and restaurants. Would definitely stay again.” – Greg
“Our stay in Santa Monica was terrific, in large part due to the fantastic house we rented from Sean. The house is clean, modern, extremely well appointed and well-located just far enough off the main strip that it's quiet but an easy walk to great beaches.” – Andrew
“Great location, and hands down lovely home. Great space and layout was well thought out and appointed. We needed a rollaway and it was made for us prior to arrival.” – Elizabeth
“Hotel-like feel with the added comforts of home” – Teresa
“Sean has a beautiful spacious home… amazing location a few blocks from entry to beach. The home is luxurious with great appliances and fully stocked kitchen.” – Ruth
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#3 Santa Monica Studio Loft Near Montana Avenue

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $280 per night, airbnb.com

Are you an Instagrammer looking for the perfect base in Santa Monica? Then look no further than this cozy 1-bedroom abode that will steal your heart. You’ll have plenty of room for yourself to unwind, get some work done and, why not? Take some pretty amazing pictures while you’re at it.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Descend the spiral staircase from the cream-colored mezzanine bedroom to the colorful mid-century modern living area. A full drum kit awaits percussion practitioners, while tranquillity is on offer via the sliding doors that lead to the balcony.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free street parking | Kitchen | Heating | Air conditioning | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Carbon monoxide alarm

Guest Reviews

“Recommended host! This place is as advertised. Comfortable loft.” – Kenny
“Great place. Convenient location.” – Daniel
“Kevin’s place was absolutely beautiful and the location was great. On top of this, the neighborhood was quiet, the bed was SUPER comfy and parking wasn’t a hassle at all. We will definitely be staying there again next time we visit Santa Monica!” – Sidney
“The loft was accurately portrayed in the listing. Beautiful place, great location close to the beach, and Kevin was a very welcoming and helpful host. Would stay again if we’re back in the area.” – Jacob
“The loft was beautiful, clean and comfortable. We loved it. Thank you.” – Susan

#4 Craftsman Cottage with Tropical Orchid Garden

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $170 per night, airbnb.com

This is yet another great option for solo travellers and couples but at a better price. It’s also quite spacy and comfortable, and it has everything you could possibly need for a long stay that’ll feel even better than home, from a full kitchen, a laundry room and a clean and modern bathroom to a plush bed and a small patio to enjoy a good book every now and then.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Wonder 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

“Our stay was great,the pictures showed exactly as shown. Tom had the place clean and stocked with items of need. The craftsmanship of the home is beautiful.” – Tim
“We wanted a comfortable place to relax in Santa Monica and we were not disappointed. The flat is large, airy, bright, well equipped and comfortable. Check-in was easy, and Tom left good notes and instructions.” – David
“Great place that was exactly as described. Walking distance to beach and not far from lax. Only small issue was the noise from Lincoln at busy times.” – Jay
“There is with no exception that Tom’s place is deserving of a 5 star status. An incredibly beautiful home, excellent location, amazing home features, and wonderful communication with Tom. It felt like I was home away from home and more.” – Alisha
“Home was excellent and exactly as described. If you read Tom's description it is fully accurate. Would stay again.” – David

#5 Gorgeous Getty House Two by the Beach

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $400 per night, airbnb.com

The openness, the brightness, the spaciousness and the spotless cleanliness of this 1-bedroom house make it be worth every penny. If you want to impress that VIP that’s coming to town to close a deal, this is exactly the kind of place you rent for their stay. This 5-star accommodation will surely get them in hand-shaking mode after the first night in. After a couple of nights, you’ll have made a friend for life!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“The Getty House Two Is a 2 bedroom, 2 level modern home. The property also complies with LA County’s Safer at Work Order and reopening protocol. The property features vaulted sky-lit ceilings, fireplace, TV media center, an open-plan space, encompassing a new designer Bosch kitchen, and a large outdoor, bamboo surrounded zen patio area.”

Amenities

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

Guest Reviews

“A really wonderful space with great hosts. The house is amazing, clean and in a great location! All communication was very pleasant and easy.” – Henry
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#6 Mid-Century Modern Studio Guesthouse with Patio

2 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $160 per night, airbnb.com

If you’re in town for work or if you’re just looking for a nice, private space for yourself as you rest and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the noisy city life, this great studio is simply perfect. It comes with an outdoor dining table where you can host your friends whenever you feel like you want company, and the garden is also a great place to practice your skills in photography, taking home some memorable shots in your Instagram feed.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Rest the soul in this carefully curated apartment set in a contemporary bungalow. Escape to an elegantly furnished space with all the essentials you need, an open-plan living area, beamed ceilings, pops of color, and a sunny yard.”

Amenities

Self check-in | Free parking on premises | Free street parking | Full kitchen | Heating | Garden or backyard | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer

Guest Reviews

“Had an amazing stay! The place was thoughtfully designed. Highly recommend.” – Isabelle
“Fantastic stay, hopefully it’s available for my next work trip to LA.” – James
“Luke and Lena's Airbnb was picture perfect! The amenities were all up to date, and the style was very on point! The location is ideal (gas station, WholeFoods, 15 min Bird to the Santa Monica Pier) and is ideal for exploring Santa Monica.” – Angela
“Great space for the price. Luke and Lena were very accommodating with early check-in/late check-out. Would definitely recommend!” – Crystal
“Very California like studio. Cozy and stylish. Great spot !” – Marie And Caley

#7 Bright, Charming & Spacious Beach Home by Santa Monica Pier

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $1,980 per night, airbnb.com

A nicely decorated family home that can comfortably sleep 8 guests is waiting to blow you away in Santa Monica. With four big and private bedrooms and three baths, it’s also an ideal stay for a group of several couples travelling together to this wonderful West Coast destination. With so many amenities and so close to Main Street with all its shops and restaurants, it’s no wonder it has so many great reviews.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Savor the cool ocean breeze at a light-filled 1918 Craftsman, tucked away on a romantic walkway just steps from the beach. Kick back in front of the fire, take a soak in the roll-top tub, or spend a soothing day by the waves.”

Amenities

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

Guest Reviews

“Great location in terms of near the beach and main road, but a bit secluded so it was quieter, which was nice.” – Janis
“We had a wonderful stay at Tom’s place. The location was perfect for us, it was convenient and safe. The decor was chic and comfortable and we had all the amenities and kitchen utensils we required.” – Paulette
“Great home in a convenient an great location!” – Paul
“We had an amazing weekend here. Andrew and Christina (Co hosts with Tom) were very friendly and quick to communicate. Although we didn't have the pleasure of meeting them in person, our communication was pleasant and efficient.” – Anthony
“Nice spot in Santa Monica. Close proximity to a lot of shops and restaurants. Older building (could hear creaks and noises) but remodeled to look and feel modern.” – Peter

#8 Sun-Drenched Modern Beach Haven with a Green Balcony

3 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $250 per night, airbnb.com

Perhaps you’re a young family with a single child on your first vacation together. If that is so, then congratulations for choosing Santa Monica as your destination, and even more so for considering this unexpectedly spacious 2-bedroom apartment. Its white walls and ceilings give it brightness, its wooden floors warmth and your presence will give it life. It’ll be a place you won’t want to leave.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Open shuttered french doors and have a seat in a modern woven chair on a sunny balcony with a lush potted garden. Crisp mid-century furnishings and stylish decor forge a world of calm below a white, wood-beamed ceiling within this beach apartment.”

Amenities

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

Guest Reviews

“We spent 1 month with my wife at Henry's place as we just moved to LA, and it felt like home. Everything is perfect and well thought. Nice furnitures, plants and amazing sound system.” – Cyril
“Henrys place has been absolutely perfect for our 5 week stay in LA. Location is amazing- close to Main Street with restaurants and shops, close to the beach and with the birds (electric scooters) that are everywhere it’s such a short trip to Venice and Santa Monica…” – Thea
“A really sweet spot. Great light, lovely south facing balcony, spacious, beautifully laid out and very well equipped apartment. Definitely recommend. Plus Henry is extremely reliable and on top of things with great communication” – Simon
“Henry is a great host! His apartment is perfectly situated b/t Venice and Santa Monica. Main st restaurants, the beach, boardwalk and everything is easy to walk to…” – Bert
“Henry was a caring, friendly and thoughtful host. Easy to reach and quick to reply all my questions. The house is really close to Main Street and the beach, that is “if you run, you'll be there (and in a good part of it) in seconds not minutes close.” – Michael”

#9 Head to Santa Monica Beach From a Private Guest House

3 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $190 per night, airbnb.com

Couples with a small child will find this small yet comfy guesthouse in Santa Monica a real treat! Besides all the essentials from home such as a laundry room with a washer and dryer, a small but fully equipped kitchen and Wi-Fi to keep in touch with your loved ones while away, it also has plenty of amenities to make your little ones’s life a whole lot easier. This includes a bathtub, a crib, children’s dinnerware and even a backyard for them to play around until they drop.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Enjoy the privacy of a secluded guesthouse bungalow in the heart of Santa Monica's upscale Montana Avenue district. Access the private guest house using a separate keypad gated entrance, and step into a comfortable yet chic interior elevated by hardwood floors. The decor is inspired by the Danish concept of ‘Hygge' to ensure every space feels cozy and inviting.”

Amenities

Full kitchen | Washer | Dryer | Dishwasher | Wifi | TV | Bathroom essentials | Bedroom comforts | Coffee maker | Hair dryer | Iron | Heating

Guest Reviews

“My wife and I had a great stay at Rit's guest house. The check-in process was very smooth and simple. The guest house was on a shared property with the owners but was very private.” – Nick
“We had a great stay at Rit and Jen's place. As a family of 4, we were looking for a great location in Santa Monica that would allow us to walk around the city but that also had the creature comforts of a home.” – Rebecca
“Perfect location with plenty of space to cook, work, hang out. Cute and clean. Very nice stay.” – Julie
“Cute spot in a great location with lots of shops and restaurants near by. Would def recommend” – Taejas
“The place was perfectly located and made for such a nice staycation. Rit was incredibly easy to communicate with – everything was clear and easy to follow! We are so thankful !” – Sarah & Jimmy

#10 Chic Boho Beach Bungalow Suite near Farmers Markets & Venice

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $230 per night, airbnb.com

The vibrant touches of red on the furniture and other furnishings will probably be the first thing you notice as you cross the door for the first time. Yet it all seems to change drastically when you go into the kitchen where dark wood and electric blue cabinetry meet the eye. While it may not be the combination you have at home, it won’t be long before you start feeling right at home in this eclectic bungalow built for a pair of couples travelling together.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Walk to the beach from this bright, eclectic bungalow. With its colorful style and great location, the home offers quintessential California living. Located close to LA's hippest boutiques, bars, and restaurants, it's easy to take it all in.”

Amenities

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

Guest Reviews

“Great spot close to attractions and restaurants in both Santa Monica and Venice. Mena was very communicative and her place was cosy and well-appointment.” – Arielle
“Clean comfortable bungalow, lovely garden. Well appointed kitchen and laundry. Homely feel.” – Swati
“Great host, very quick responses, and thoughtful touches :)” – Sukh
“We really loved Menas place. We stayed there with my Wife and 1yr old. Its very clean was in the perfect location.” – Cain
“Absolutely fantastic host and the place was exactly as described. I was really happy with everything! Highly recommended. ” – Matt

#11 Modern Guesthouse in Iconic Ocean Park Near The Beach

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $220 per night, airbnb.com

This super modern guesthouse is a total treat for couples and solo travellers alike. If you’re into having your own space all to yourself, this place is perfect. If you prefer the company of your better half, then it’s also perfect. Read, cook, eat, drink, watch your favourite movie sagas or simply use it as a base to visit Santa Monica. Just imagine fixing the biggest pot of pop-corn you can think of and enjoying 6 or 7 consecutive movies while you take short breaks to prepare some hors d'oeuvres in the fully equipped kitchen. It will give binge-watching a whole new meaning, no matter what the movies are about!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Cleaned following CDC guidelines, you can relax in this free-standing, custom-built designer guesthouse, boasting high ceilings, an indoor fireplace, high-end kitchen, private patio & great light in one of Santa Monica’s most desirable neighborhoods. The space lofts above a garage (used only for storage.)”

Amenities

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

Guest Reviews

“Beautifully designed space that is large, bright and open. Nestled in a quiet location and also tucked away behind the owners home offering full privacy. I would certainly stay again when visiting Santa Monica/Venice area.” – Robert
“Michele’s place was great! Excellent location and a nice quiet and serene stay.” – Matt
“Beautiful and well located stay in Santa Monica. ” – Ryan
“Michelle’s place is great. The location is ideal since it’s away from the Main Street but a 5-10 minute walk to the beach. The place is well maintained and beautiful.” – Krista
“Michele is an A+ host! Quick communication, accommodating where possible, and respectful of your time and privacy. Location is great and the neighbourhood is safe and quiet.” – Johnathan
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