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526 Cheap Apartments for rent in Santa Monica, CA

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NMS 1539 Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
NMS 1539
1539 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Downtown Santa Monica
1 Bedroom
$2,395
451 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 2:41 PM
Near downtown Santa Monica and the area's dining and shopping. Each upscale home features wood-like flooring, expansive windows and a modern kitchen. Private balconies available. Lots of natural light.
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2622 28th St. Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
2622 28th St.
2622 28th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Sunset Park
Studio
$2,025
Last updated December 1 at 5:23 AM
2622 28th St. APT E Available 02/01/21 Sensational Santa Monica Studio ~ Upgrades ~ Parking ~ HUGE Patio! - Experience living near the beach in this beautiful Studio apartment in the heart of Santa Monica! We are a gated property with an intercom system and an inviting courtyard. Our building is located in a prime location only 4 buildings away from the famous Ocean Park Blvd. where you can find many restaurants, thrilling retail shops, and the famous Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street Promenade.
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Santa Monica Palms Photo Gallery 1
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Santa Monica Palms
2501 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Sunset Park
1 Bedroom
$2,400
375 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 1:15 AM
Situated in Santa Monica, close to the area's best shops and restaurants. Community amenities include on-site laundry, parking and pool. Residents enjoy units with dishwasher, bathtub and stainless steel appliances.
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Living at Santa Monica Photo Gallery 1
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6 Units Available
Living at Santa Monica
1519 6th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Studio
$2,288
350 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,768
551 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,067
770 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 1:12 AM
Close to Santa Monica Place shopping center. Luxury apartment communities with reserved garage parking and ground-level retail stores. Apartment highlights include air conditioning, oval soaking tubs, gourmet kitchens and balconies.
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1233 Stanford ST Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
1233 Stanford ST
1233 Stanford Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Mid-City
1 Bedroom
$2,200
600 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 3:22 PM
Top floor unit with tons of light and vaulted ceilings. New paint, carpet and widow treatments. Great location in a quiet, seven unit building. 1 parking spot included. Laundry on site. Minutes to UCLA, Beach, Groceries, and to Santa Monica's boutique shops and cafes.
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1998 Arizona Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
1998 Arizona Avenue
1998 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Mid-City
Studio
$770
Last updated December 1 at 9:02 AM
3299 Pennsylvania Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
3299 Pennsylvania Avenue
3299 Pennsylvania Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Pico
Studio
$825
Last updated December 1 at 9:02 AM
1553 Stanford Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
1553 Stanford Street
1553 Stanford Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Mid-City
Studio
$890
Last updated December 1 at 9:02 AM
2298 Broadway Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
2298 Broadway
2298 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Mid-City
Studio
$830
Last updated December 1 at 9:02 AM
2498 Ocean Park Boulevard Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
2498 Ocean Park Boulevard
2498 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Sunset Park
Studio
$845
Last updated December 1 at 9:02 AM
2251 Alta Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
2251 Alta Avenue
2251 Alta Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90402
North of Montana
Studio
$875
Last updated December 1 at 9:02 AM
2698 21st Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
2698 21st Street
2698 21st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Sunset Park
Studio
$825
Last updated December 1 at 9:02 AM
1700 Delaware Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
1700 Delaware Avenue
1700 Delaware Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Pico
Studio
$685
Last updated December 1 at 9:02 AM
398 San Vicente Boulevard Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
398 San Vicente Boulevard
398 San Vicente Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90402
North of Montana
Studio
$915
Last updated December 1 at 9:02 AM
3000 Colorado Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
3000 Colorado Avenue
3000 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Mid-City
Studio
$695
Last updated December 1 at 9:02 AM
1117 10th St. Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
1117 10th St.
1117 10th Court, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Wilshire-Montana
1 Bedroom
$2,350
750 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 5:15 AM
Remodeled 1 Bed in Amazing Prime Location! - Property Id: 611378 Remodeled 1 bed 1 bath in the highly desirable Wilshire/Montana area of Santa Monica. Walking distance to the beach and all the great shops/restaurants of 3rd St Promenade and Montana. Unit has hardwood floors and sizeable patio. Enormous closet space! Permit street parking. New stove and fridge included. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/1117-10th-st.-santa-monica-ca/611378 Property Id 611378 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6807685)
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1538 Franklin St Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
1538 Franklin St
1538 Franklin Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Mid-City
1 Bedroom
$1,995
750 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 5:15 AM
!MOVE IN SPECIAL! Only $1000 as security deposit (On approved Credit). Are you ready to enjoy your new home in Santa Monica? Are you the sort of person who likes alternative methods of transportation? Such as: surfboard, wheels, feet? Then this one is for you. 1538 Franklin St apt is a bright, private and spacious newly renovated 1 Bed, 1 Bath will be your home. Located on a quiet street off in a classic Santa Monica courtyard style building. The remodeled white bright kitchen with modern tiling and gorgeous solid granite surface counter tops in combination with laminated flooring make this a diamond in the rough. If you're looking for a turn-key option just bring yourself and a suitcase! On-site laundry, 1 parking spot included.... what more could you ask for? Oh, location you say? It's got that in spades! 2 miles to 3rd Street Promenade (Downtown), 3 miles to the beach, 2 miles to Santa Monica College and 3.5 miles to UCLA. It's also convenient to access the 405 and the 10 freeways, making it a very central spot in Santa Monica. * Large Living Room * Large Kitchen * Dining Area * Granite Counter tops * Laminated and Ceramic Tiled floors * Patio * Stove top * Oven * Dishwasher * Wall A/C in each Bedroom * Parking for 1 car * Swimming Pool * Laundry on site * Gated Community Income Requirements: 2.5 times monthly rent Monthly Rent $1900 Security Deposit $1000 (subject to credit and approval) 2 bed 2 bathroom unit price to available after 03/01/2021 Please call/text for more information, appointment at 626-945-3039 application@calvogroup.com www.calvogroup.com (RLNE3731168)
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2210 3rd Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
2210 3rd Street
2210 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Ocean Park
1 Bedroom
$2,150
534 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 3:15 AM
PARKING and POOL! PADDLE TENNIS COURT ONSITE! 3 BLOCKS TO BEACH IN SANTA MONICA Sunny 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom unfurnished apartment features include updated wood laminate flooring, carpet, new paint, blinds, stove and great closet space. One gated parking spot included for free. Pool and paddle tennis court! Big closets. Apartment building includes great POOL, paddle tennis court, elevator, laundry on site (6 laundry centers onsite) and interior courtyard. Apartment building is quiet, has gated entry and has off street parking. Paid water, trash, and pool and gardening services. Close to 10 and 405 and Santa Monica City College. Great location, right off Main Street. Enjoy the ocean breeze with only a 3 block walk to the beach. Right off Main Street - Be in the center of all that Santa Monica has to offer! Walking distance to YogaWorks, Starbucks, beach, 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier! *MOVE IN SPECIAL of $100 off rent PER MONTH for first year with 1 year lease. For qualified and approved applicants only with a lease start date of 12/15/21 or earlier. Terms subject to change. Restrictions may apply. For new Tenants only. Move In Special: $2,150 Rent with 1 Year Lease: $2,250 Security Deposit $2,350 Please note that there are NO PETS ALLOWED and you must have good credit. Available 12/1/21. Please call Grant to schedule a time to view this unit. Shown by appointment only. Disclaimer: Pictures are a representation and may not be of the exact apartment. Advertised unit availability, rental rates, and terms are updated in real-time; however conditions are subject to change without notice. Please call for latest availability details. Square footage is approximate. Equal Housing Opportunity. We Do Business in Accordance With The Federal Fair Housing Laws
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Windward Village Photo Gallery 1
Verified
5 Units Available
Windward Village
1720 Pacific Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Venice
Studio
$1,975
390 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,475
577 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,600
805 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 2:45 PM
Located in the heart of Venice Beach and just one block from world-famous Venice Beach Boardwalk, Windward Village Apartments offers its residents unparalleled access to sand, surf, shopping, and superb dining. Explore Venice living at Windward Village Apartments. Schedule a time to come see our available floor plan options and community grounds, found on Pacific Ave in Venice, CA. Our professional team is waiting to show you all that this community has in store. Find your Venice lifestyle at Windward Village Apartments! Professionally Managed by Cirrus Asset Management, Inc., CA - License # 01834798
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NMS 11649 Photo Gallery 1
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5 Units Available
NMS 11649
11649 W Mayfield Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Brentwood
Studio
$1,995
169 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,794
326 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 2:44 PM
WE OFFER IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL TOURS! NMS 11649offers fully furnished, all-inclusive suites and lofts in the affluent neighborhood of Brentwood in Los Angeles! These suites are pet-friendly and non-smoking, all with private and modern bathrooms. While some suites feature a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, others feature a wet or dry bar and fridge. For your comfort and convenience, all suites feature central a/c and heating, flat screen tv with premium programming, intrusion alarm, stylish furniture and access to a roof lounge and fitness center. All utilities are paid including wifi. Call for an appointment today!DISCLAIMER: Advertised rent is based on a 1-4 month lease term and includes the amortization of current lease special. Shorter term leases and pricing available - ask for details. Pricing & availability are subject to change. Pictures featured may not be of exact unit and furnishings are subject to change.
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11865 Rochester Ave. Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
11865 Rochester Ave.
11865 Rochester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
West Los Angeles
1 Bedroom
$2,125
Last updated December 1 at 5:23 AM
Beautiful 1 Bed/1 Bath, Newly Renovated with Wood Floors in the Heart of West Los Angeles! - Our beautiful property has gated entry, phone/intercom access, shared laundry facilities, extra storage, and a small courtyard with a serene fountain. Our building is well-maintained and has a low-occupancy. We are close to everything from Italian, Mexican, American to Japanese restaurants, private and public schools including University High School, Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica courthouse, close to the 405 freeway, Markets like Ralph's, stores like office depot, Best Buy, a couple of blocks from Bundy Ave, where the Fox Channel Offices are found. For more information or to schedule a viewing, please contact our Property Manager, Sandra at 424-272-6331 / 11865Rochester@benleedsproperties.com KEY FEATURES Bedrooms: 1 Bed Bathrooms: 1 Bath Parking: 1 Space Lease Duration: 1 Year (See Details Below) Deposit: 1 month (OAC) Pets Policy: Cats & Dogs OK Laundry: Shared Property Type: Apartment UNIT DESCRIPTION Living room is open conept with freshly painted walls and wood flooring (throughout), new wooden horizontal blinds on a new double pane window that faces the landscaped courtyard with a beautiful water fountain, a new ceiling fan with light fixture on a dual dimmer switch, a wall air conditioner, and wall heater. Kitchen is beautiful with tile flooring, granite countertops and breakfast bar that overlooks the living room, all white appliances (electric stove/oven, over-the-range microwave, and dishwasher), stainless steel sink with a tall spout faucet, and a new light fixture. Hallway with a large walk-in closet and a new light fixture. Bedroom with a large walk-in closet with sliding mirrored doors, a new ceiling fan with lights on a dual dimmer switch, and new wooden horizontal blinds on a large new window. Bathroom with tile flooring, nice vanity with a large mirror and light sconce above, a beautiful Jacuzzi bathtub with tiled walls, shower rod/curtain, a new window, and all new accessories. *This unit comes with 1 dedicated parking space *This is a 1st-Floor Unit For additional Ben Leeds Property listings go to www.benleedsproperties.com or call our Leasing Agent 424-543-4181. Pet Policy: Cat and Dogs friendly – under 25 lbs. (weight at maturity); No aggressive breeds: Chows, Pit Bulls, Dobermans, Rottweilers, German Shepard, and a mix of aggressive breeds. Pet Rent and Deposit may apply. Other Terms and Requirements: 1-year lease term; Security deposit is determined by your credit, typically 1-month rent; Online Application is preferred and can be processed faster than a paper application; $30 Application fee per person (18 years and older) can be paid with credit or debit card for online application or with money order and cashier check for paper application; No evictions; No foreclosures / bankruptcies in the last 5 years; Two (2) forms of current government issued ID: Driver’s License, Passport, SSN card, Military ID, Visa, etc; Proof of Income: last 3 months of check stub’s, or checking / saving account, or current W2. Renter’s insurance is required. Equal Housing Opportunity Provider *Pricing and availability is subject to change without notice* Photos may vary from actual unit and are for representational purposes only and subject to variances. Variances may include, but are not limited to, views and exposure to light, finishes for the final product, as well as layout and included features in the finished product. (RLNE2549860)
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1738 Armacost Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
1738 Armacost Avenue
1738 Armacost Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
West Los Angeles
1 Bedroom
$2,395
650 sqft
Last updated December 1 at 3:36 PM
Completely remodeled front first floor 1 + 1 in a small property on a quiet West LA street between Santa Monica and Olympic. Available for an immediate move-in for 1 year lease. Tastefully Finished - Light & Bright; Laminate & Tile Floors, Recessed Lighting; Range, Refrigerator & Dishwasher; A/C in bedroom; Built out Closet in Bedroom: Dual Sliding French Doors in Living Room; Abundance of Natural Light. Earthquake Retrofit Complete. One Parking Space. Laundry Room on-site. Great location close to Westwood, Brentwood, Santa Monica, 405 & 10 Freeways, minutes from the beach This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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33 Horizon Ave Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
33 Horizon Ave
33 Horizon Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Venice
Studio
$1,760
Last updated December 1 at 9:02 AM
11598 Woodbine Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
11598 Woodbine Street
11598 Woodbine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Mar Vista
Studio
$755
Last updated December 1 at 9:02 AM
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Santa Monica?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Santa Monica is $2,785.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Santa Monica?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Santa Monica is $3,600.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Santa Monica?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Santa Monica is $5,202.

Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Santa Monica?

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City Guide for Santa Monica, CA

Home to 90,000 residents & renowned for its laid-back beachy atmosphere.

So, let’s get you up to speed on SaMo’s various neighborhoods and what they have to offer. Keep in mind that the closer you get to the beach, the more money you’ll pay in rent.

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Santa Monica, CA

Finding cheap apartments in Santa Monica takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Santa Monica by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Santa Monica in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Santa Monica.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Santa Monica. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Santa Monica.