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Last updated March 22 2023 at 1:28 AM

188 Luxury Apartments for rent in Santa Monica, CA

Luxury apartments in Santa Monica offer upscale living and the best amenities. Look for luxury apartments in city centers or popular neighborhoods with swimming pools, fitne... Read Guide >
Gibson Santa Monica Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$4,550
840 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,239
578 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$6,601
1168 sqft
Fashionable apartments near the sea in lively Santa Monica. The quirky building is home to creative professionals, and has its own coffee bar, TV lounge and landscaped deck. Only 15 miles from Downtown LA.
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AO Santa Monica Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,271
612 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,418
1094 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$6,094
1555 sqft
Conveniently located in the Mid-City neighborhood of Santa Monica. High ceilings and stainless steel appliances in units with ocean and city views. Close to hiking trails and restaurants. Spa, pool, and cardio room available.
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The Charlie Santa Monica Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$3,120
489 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,785
599 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,135
750 sqft
Are you looking for brand new, luxurious apartments in mid-city Santa Monica, CA with space to spread your wings? The Charlie has exactly what you have sought. We offer a selection of apartment floor plans each with 9’ ceilings and an open layout that helps you create the best living space. Each residence has a stainless-steel Samsung appliance package including a 5-burner gas range, euro-style cabinetry, quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathroom, and wood-style plank flooring throughout. In just one visit you will see why our brand-new apartment homes are where you want to reside. Each home has everything you could desire including a washer and dryer plus oversized showers with glass doors, dual mirror bathroom vanities, and even balconies in many homes. The search for luxury living apartments in mid-city Santa Monica, CA will end at The Charlie. Newly built homes in a great community and neighborhood are just a call away. Schedule a tour now.
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Living at Santa Monica Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,446
376 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,682
551 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,608
797 sqft
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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Sway Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
8 Units Available
Studio
$3,971
683 sqft
1 Bedroom
$5,669
1173 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,428
981 sqft
Great location, close to the ocean and Third Street Promenade. Luxury community offers residents a pool, pool table and courtyard. Units include laundry, stainless steel appliances and dishwasher.
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Chelsea Santa Monica Photo Gallery 1
1 of 48
Verified
1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$4,519
643 sqft
Chelsea Santa Monica is the new jewel of the area! If you have an eye for luxury and a love for modern aesthetics, you will feel right at home at Chelsea Santa Monica. Live Chic. Live Coastal. Live Chelsea. Chelsea floor plans are unique and creative; luxuriously designed studio, one and two-bedroom apartments feature contemporary, modern and open living spaces. Each apartment at Chelsea features epicurean kitchens, spacious rooms and high-tech features built right into your new home, as well as abundant closets and stylish bathrooms. Quick access to world-class restaurants, distinctive boutiques, and entertainment. Downtown Santa Monica features unique boutiques & dining, a premiere farmers market, the iconic Third Street Promenade and endless bike paths with stunning hiking trails. Busy streets give way to the soothing sounds of the Pacific, while the iconic Santa Monica Pier beckons.
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Millennium Santa Monica Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$3,057
511 sqft
1 Bedroom
$4,032
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,040
839 sqft
Junction Santa Monica Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,925
459 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,920
688 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,599
810 sqft
Junction Santa Monica offers spacious and light-filled studio, one, two and three-bedroom modern apartment homes with beautiful designer finishes. Located just minutes from the beach and countless shopping, dining, and nightlife options, your apartment home at Junction Santa Monica provides a peaceful retreat from busy metropolitan life. Discover the luxury apartment home you've been looking for today.
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Catherine Santa Monica Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$3,275
428 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,928
570 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,531
893 sqft
LIVE YOUR URBAN COASTAL DREAMCatherine Santa Monica is bringing a new sophisticated living concept to downtown Santa Monica. Catherine is a lifestyle solution, modern residences for career-focused, schedule-intense individuals who desire an exceptionally convenient living experience.
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Riva Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
12 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,499
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,399
880 sqft
Wonderful neighborhood with excellent schools, retail stores and restaurants. In-unit washer and dryer. Rooftop lounge area. Secure underground parking garage. Charging station for electric vehicles.
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The Park Santa Monica Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$4,840
574 sqft
1 Bedroom
$5,816
856 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$8,232
1185 sqft
The Park epitomizes modern beach living. Located on 5th and Broadway, The Park is stationed in the epicenter of Santa Monica with easy access to the best LA has to offer. Featuring a private, fully-programmed 1-acre rooftop park with sweeping ocean and city views of Santa Monica, residents enjoy four separate but connected spaces: The Field, The Garden, The Oasis, and The Farm. Residences at The Park range from studios to three bedrooms with bright and open floorplans, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies or terraces. Experience elevated wellbeing with a host of impressive indoor and outdoor amenities, focusing on wellness and community throughout The Park. Residents feel at home with 24-hour concierge, laundry and dry-cleaning service, package delivery, car care, valet parking, and a custom resident app.
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2300 Wilshire Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$4,830
945 sqft
Shoreland Plaza Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
2 Bedrooms
$4,200
825 sqft
Live your best life at the Shoreland Plaza in Santa Monica! This highly desirable residential neighborhood is home to surfers, beach lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The beach access via the pedestrian bridge to cross Pacific Coast Highway is less than a block away, making this location a popular destination for locals and visitors. Hop on the Ocean Front Walk and stroll 4 blocks to Santa Monica Blvd and the Santa Monica pier.The beautifully renovated apartments feature laminate hardwood floors, custom cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances, fixtures, and finishes. The modern and airy layout are complimented with sunshine and ocean breeze flowing through the windows! This community is beautifully landscaped with a colorful interior courtyard that creates community and grants access the 2nd floor residences.
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Avalon Santa Monica on Main Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$4,215
860 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,595
892 sqft
Minutes from Santa Monica's glorious beaches. Also close to Main Street with its many boutique shops. Apartments boast contemporary kitchens and bathrooms and private rooftop gardens. Communal media lounge, fitness center and swimming pool.
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1863 10th St. Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$4,145
Newly Upgraded 3 Bed/2 Bath in PRIME Santa Monica ~ Close to the Beach! 3D Tour a Unit NOW! - This garden-style courtyard building has a beautiful fountain, gated entry, gated parking*, and a shared on-site laundry. This building is close to major public transportation, Santa Monica College, Interstate 10, Pacific Coast Highway, and Santa Monica Pier. Quiet and pleasant living. This unit will not last long! For additional information or to schedule a tour please contact the Building Manager: Sara (213) 537-3035 / 186310th@benleedsproperties.com Please Click Here/Copy this Link for a Virtual 3D Tour of a Similar Unit! https://touritnow.com/3d-model/1863-10th-st-unit-e-santa-monica-ca-90404/fullscreen/ KEY FEATURES Bedrooms: 3 Bed Bathrooms: 2 Bath Parking: Contact Manager* Unit Floor/Level: 2nd-Floor/Upper Unit Lease Duration: 1 Year (See Details Below) Deposit: 1 month (OAC) Pets Policy: Cats & Dogs OK Laundry: Shared Property Type: Apartment UNIT DESCRIPTION Spacious Living room with wood floors and fresh paint (throughout), new wall a/c unit, gas wall heater, new light fixture on a dimmer switch, and a new double pane window with new wooden horizontal blinds. Dining area with ceramic tiled floors, new modern ceiling fan on a digital dimmer, large new double pane window with new wooden horizontal blinds, and is large enough to fit a table and chairs. Kitchen with new quartz countertops, brand new stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, gas stove/oven, and over-the-range microwave), lots of beautiful cabinets, a new stainless steel sink with tall spout faucet and a new double pane window above with new horizontal blinds, and a new light fixture. Hallway with floor-to-ceiling cabinets for extra storage and a new light fixture. Hallway Bathroom with tile flooring, new modern vanity with a new LED-lit mirror, new light sconce, Jacuzzi bathtub with tiled walls, new overhead heater/exhaust fan, a new window, and all new accessories. Primary Bedroom with a new wall a/c unit, closet with built-in shelving and new sliding mirrored doors, new ceiling fan with lights on a digital dimmer switch, USB port/outlet for convenient charging, a large new double pane window with wooden horizontal blinds, and is very spacious. Primary En-suite Bathroom with a new modern vanity, a large LED-lit mirror and light sconce above, new mirrored medicine cabinet, standing shower with tiled walls, new overhead heater/exhaust fan, and all new accessories. Second and Third Bedrooms with new a/c units, large closets with sliding mirrored doors, ceiling fan with lights on digital dimmers, USB port/outlet, and a large new double pane window with wooden horizontal blinds. *Parking is available for an additional fee. Please contact the Property Manager directly. 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; $48 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 stubs, or checking / saving account, housing voucher, 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. (RLNE3259764)
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914 5th Street Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$10,000
2200 sqft
Modern loft style 3 bed, 2.5 bathroom townhome in great Santa Monica location. This newer construction unit features bright open floor plan with mezzanine, high vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, multiple balconies, walk-in closet, designer bath and kitchen with top of the line stainless Vicking appliances. Secured entry, which includes 2 car private garage with room for storage. Located blocks from promenade upscale shopping, trendy restaurants and the beach. Priced unfurnished, can come furnished & short term. Ask agent for more details & available units!
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1039 26th Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
2 Bedrooms
$6,500
1200 sqft
Furnished lease with all amenities in the heart of Santa Monica and short walk to Montana Ave. This property has had a major renovation with all upgrades of a five-star hotel. The property is the ultimate in comfort and serenity in its soothing colors and design. The home has been meticulously decorated with the finest materials, furnishing and amenities. Living room includes large sectional, gas fireplace and flat screen TV. A large wooden table and chairs fit 6 comfortably. Kitchen has all stainless-steel appliances and breakfast bar seating. French doors from living room lead to a beautiful patio with water feature, BBQ, and conversation seating. Beautiful bedroom with luxurious bedding and linens includes a queen bed, flat screen TV and French doors to patio. Elegant full bathroom with shower and tub. Master bedroom with high-end quality queen bed and linens, large walk-in closet and attached bath with separate shower. Separate area for washer and dryer. Property is adorned with hardwood floors, ceiling fans, recessed lighting, finest tiles, furnishings, fixtures and appliances. Parking is street parking. Two homes on a lot, both properties have their own entrance and complete privacy. Both houses can be leased together if necessary. Address is 1039 26th st unit A, the unit is in the back Willie Baronet 310-801-0633 Coastal Vacation Estates
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938 18th Street Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$4,500
1289 sqft
Enjoy prime Santa Monica in this updated 2 bedroom 2.5 bath townhouse! This 2 story home features hardwood floors, a large living area, central heat and air throughout, and a modern fireplace. The kitchen showcases gorgeous granite counters and comes fully equipped with stainless-steel dishwasher, refrigerator, stove range, and microwave. This home also comes equipped with full sized washer and dryer. Upstairs contains both bedrooms, each with walk-in closets and window shutters. The large primary bedroom has soaring ceilings and an oversized en-suite bathroom that boasts a beautiful walk-in shower. Two parking spaces are included. Conveniently located near the beach, Downtown Santa Monica, Douglas Park, Lincoln Middle School, and more! Schedule a showing today!
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320 Pacific St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$7,000
1443 sqft
Enjoy stunning Ocean & Mountain views from both levels of this rare 2 story Penthouse Condo, in an intimate 8 unit building, located 2 blocks up from Main Street & 3 blocks to the beach. This is the corner unit, with features that include: an expansive wrap around balcony facing both West and North, an office/sitting/sun area off the large primary bedroom, and renovated throughout - kitchen, bathrooms, floors, marble countertops & freshly painted. The building also just completed a massive $400,000 face lift & upgrade - this is a premium Ocean Park building, with an elevator, 2 side by side parking spots, storage & more. Take a stroll to Main Street, Shutters, Casa del Mar or to the beach, or relax at home & watch your own private sunset over the Iconic Santa Monica Ferris Wheel every evening.
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460 Lincoln Blvd Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$14,000
2451 sqft
Nestled behind mature hedges find this exceptionally well maintained 3 bedroom 3 bathroom single level house with an attached 1 bedroom guest house. The main house epitomizes Southern California indoor/outdoor living with a large deck and courtyard at the center of the home while being surrounded on all sides by mature landscaping for ultimate privacy. The guest house has all new flooring, mini-split AC unit, and kitchenette appliances. Ideal for guest, an additional bedroom, or a work from home environment that is entirely separate from the main living areas. Located in the prime North of Montana neighborhood of Santa Monica and only a few minutes to the world famous pier, local farmers markets, 3rd Street promenade, shops on Montana and the beach!
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311 Hill St Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$6,495
1279 sqft
Enjoy Ocean & Mountain views from this premium, contemporary condo, ideally located 2 blocks to Main street & 3 blocks to the beach. This is 1 of only 4 units in a quiet, well maintained building located at the highest elevation on Hill St. Features include: updated kitchen, quartz countertops, Viking appliances, breakfast island, pendant lighting, central air, soaring ceilings, skylights, in unit Washer/Dryer, freshly painted & secured parking with 2 side by side spots. The first floor has (2) bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and oversized closets for ample storage. The 2nd floor has a West facing kitchen, an open floor plan that leads to a spacious living room with a cozy fireplace. The sun drenched 3rd Floor Loft has French doors opening to your own private balcony, with the unparalleled views, towering over Ocean Park. Take your morning walks, experience the best of Ocean Park.
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1328 10th St Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$8,950
1691 sqft
Welcome to quintessential Santa Monica living at its finest in this charming storybook cottage located in a highly coveted north of Santa Monica Blvd enclave. The perfect blend of period details and modern updates invite you to this absolutely adorable home featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with hardwood floors throughout and an updated chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a farmhouse sink and granite countertops. Complete with an expansive primary bedroom including a luxurious en-suite master bath, the large windows and multiple skylights provide an abundance of natural light throughout the home. Exit through the sliding glass doors to one of two patio decks overlooking large garden settings enhanced by luscious, mature foliage that create the perfect outdoor spaces for entertaining and dining al fresco. Right down to the white picket fence, this picturesque home offers immediate and easy access to all of the best that Santa Monica has to offer. Perfectly situated just moments from the beach and some of the best shopping and trendiest eateries on the Westside. An easy, low maintenance lifestyle to live, work and play in the heart Santa Monica awaits.
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1232 STANFORD ST Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$5,785
1215 sqft
2 Bed, 2.5 bath townhouse for lease in prime Santa Monica 'college street' location. This well-appointed 2-story townhome offers a quiet and comfortable respite from the city, just steps away. The living room graced with hardwood floors, beamed ceiling and fireplace opens to a bright front patio; the dining room allows for BBQ cooking on the adjacent back patio. The sunny kitchen with breakfast bar boasts ample counter space, pantry storage and a powder room. Upstairs are 2 large bedrooms, both ensuite with walk-in closets including primary with vaulted ceiling. A full-sized washer & dryer is conveniently into the hall laundry closet. The private 2-car garage provides additional storage space. Exceptional dining nearby with Dono, Fia and Milo & Olive plus shopping conveniences Erewhon and Bristol Farms, as well as Whole Foods and Trader Joe's all within minutes.
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1304 WASHINGTON AVE Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$5,850
1464 sqft
Prime location moments to Montana Ave. Beach & 3rd St Promenade. The spacious townhouse features a light and airy open concept living room with green tree views and multiple outdoor patios for just the right amount of privacy. The open layout and multiple outdoor areas offer the perfect indoor-outdoor living. The beautiful wood floors and fireplace lend to its warmth. The kitchen opens up to the main living space just steps to another large patio with grill, all ready for a night in or entertaining friends. The top floor offers two bedrooms and laundry closet. Light abounds in the Master Bedroom with two-story vaulted ceilings and expansive loft with private roof top deck. The second bedroom has private bathroom. No need to worry about storage, there is a large two-car private attached garage. Once you find time to step out, you'll find yourself on a beautiful tree lined close to shops, entertainment, parks and beach.
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How much is rent for a luxury apartment in Santa Monica?

Rental prices for luxury apartments in Santa Monica range from $4,000 to $55,000 per month.

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Currently, there are 93 luxury apartments available for rent 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 luxury apartments in Santa Monica, CA

Luxury apartments in Santa Monica offer upscale living and the best amenities. Look for luxury apartments in city centers or popular neighborhoods with swimming pools, fitness center, rooftop terraces, covered parking, and doormen.

Finding luxury apartments in Santa Monica can be competitive, but there are usually several apartment complexes to choose from. Consider whether or not the amenities inside the apartment are as desirable as the shared amenities. The pool and tennis courts may look fantastic, but your kitchen could need an update. You should also consider the views and whether or not they fit your idea of luxurious living.

If cost is a factor, but you still want a luxury experience, try renting in a more residential neighborhood away from the action. Luxury apartments in Santa Monica will be pricey no matter where you look, but some buildings will be less expensive than others