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Top 5 vacation rentals near The Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles

Searching for the perfect accommodation? Take a look at these gems and book your dream stay

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Santa Monica Pier during daytime, Los Angeles

When visiting Los Angeles, The Santa Monica Pier has to be high on your list of things to see. It's renowned for a reason, so be sure to go and see what all the fuss is about. It isn't every day you find yourself so close to something so special.

Where to stay near The Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles

Here is our pick of the top 5 vacation rentals. Make your choice and treat yourself to a luxury stay.

The Art Oceanfront

The Art Oceanfront, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

The Art Oceanfront, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Click to book The Art Oceanfront now: from £400 per night We fell in love with this home based on the location alone, even before crossing the threshold. Just a stone's throw from the beach, you can easily jump in the ocean before breakfast. You're conveniently located just one block from Main St, where you'll find indie boutiques, charming cafes and Michelin-recognised restaurants. The home itself is equally breathtaking – we adore the double-height living space with a sea view. It's exceptionally stylish, brimming with character. The amount of art hanging on the walls would put some galleries to shame. It's definitely a home that makes you want to know its owners – a truly unique place to stay and one that's ready for its Instagram close-up. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Lemons and Palms

Lemons and Palms, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Lemons and Palms, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Click to book Lemons and Palms now: from £225 per night Los Angeles isn’t known for its walking ¬– in fact, Missing Persons wrote a whole song about it – but this beautiful Venice bungalow will have you singing a different tune. You’ll be just ten minutes away from Abbot Kinney – the main dining and shopping drag of Venice, where you can find some seriously good food, coffee and boutiques. From there, it’s another fifteen minutes to sandy Venice Beach and its iconic boardwalk. Or, head out from home six minutes in the other direction, and you’ll hit Lincoln boulevard’s burgeoning food and shopping scene. Spend an afternoon people-watching and wandering Venice’s lovely canals before returning back home. It’s a place that fits perfectly into its surroundings, with a quintessential LA vibe – plenty of beautiful wood, white couches, cowhide rugs and a palm tree-clad back garden. The eclectic antiques that dot the rooms are from all over the world, making this space truly unique. Enjoy lunch under the citrus tree, and in the evenings curl around the fireplace. In a home so thoughtfully put together, you’ll blend right in with the trendy boho crowd of Venice. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Leafy Greens

Leafy Greens, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Leafy Greens, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Click to book Leafy Greens now: from £200 per night This stunning home has mastered the art of indoor-outdoor living, with dark leafy green foliage framing the dramatic rectangular pool just metres from the kitchen. It's a California twist on Japanese-style minimalism – you might start the day by taking a bath in the master en-suite’s Hinoki Soak tub, but by lunch, you could be cooking up fresh pies in the pizza oven outside. It's at night that this home really comes alive. Build a fire and screen a movie on the outdoor projector – it doesn't get better than this. The openness to the interior space means that it's easy to prepare cocktails in the kitchen without missing a second of your chosen film. With the ocean breeze, beautiful plants and gently lapping fountain, this home is so zen that you may just forget you’re in buzzing LA. Don't forget to make some time to explore Venice – we recommend grabbing one of the provided bikes and cycling through the neighbourhood to the beach. Sleeps up to 9 | 4 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

The Art Of Sound

The Art Of Sound, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

The Art Of Sound, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Click to book The Art Of Sound now: from £950 per night Close to Santa Monica airport, and with the beach just a five-minute drive away, this LA home is more than meets the eye. A comfortable, detached single-storey house with a separate music studio, all sorts of musicians have stayed and worked here over the years. Created by one of the founders of Trotsky Icepick in the mid-1980s, it's been used by major record labels and well-known sound engineers, and recently hosted Australia's top electronic dance group, Rufus du Sol. That aside, the home has been freshly remodelled, with bright, sociable living space, relaxing bedrooms and sleek, modern bathrooms. There's a well kitted-out kitchen for meals at home, and you'll be within an easy drive of numerous excellent dining options. The outdoor space is another of this home's little surprises. With a pretty yard, fruit trees and a covered outdoor lounge area, there's plenty of room for your group to spread out. The heated saltwater pool is a new addition and comes with an infinity Jacuzzi, a deep end for diving and shallow shelves for sunbathing. Just across the road from a park and a golf course, this is a quiet neighbourhood and the host has curated self-guided bike tours for keen cyclists – including Venice and Santa Monica beaches and the Venice canals. Sleeps up to 8 | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Bollinger House

Bollinger House, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Bollinger House, Plum Guide home in Los Angeles

Click to book Bollinger House now: from £843.75 per night This mid-century inspired modern home in the exclusive Pacific Palisades neighbourhood covers an expansive 1,700 sq ft. That’s a lot of space for two. The single-storey home feels organic and stylish, with carefully chosen mid-century pieces and plenty of rich, dark walnut. From the walk-in wardrobe to the Japanese-style soaking tub, beautiful wood takes centre stage, with woven rugs and earthy ceramics the perfect complement. We love the generous wood-panelled bedroom, which opens out onto the terrace and mature garden. Here you’ll find the heated saltwater pool and plenty of space for soaking up the Californian sun. This home is a peaceful retreat for two, but it’s also a lovely space for entertaining – particularly on the pretty covered terrace. Pop a cork and spend a relaxed evening poolside with friends, or head into Palisades Village, just a five-minute drive away. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 2 Bathrooms

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