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ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Santa Monica Furnished Studios are tucked away in a breath taking garden on a quiet street in Santa Monica’s safest, yet hip, upscale neighborhood. Find yourself a few steps away from Whole Foods organic grocery store, lively restaurants, cafes, bars, trendy boutiques, yoga studios, spas, gyms, antique shops, the local library and more on Montana Ave. Perfect for a solo traveler or couple on extended vacation, beach holiday, or romantic getaway.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD DIRECTORY

Below is a directory of local businesses, attractions, and transit trips for the Santa Monica Area. Click a category below to see its listings:


Groceries
Restaurants
Coffee Shops
Ice Cream
Yoga & Fitness
Shopping
Attractions
Transportation
 

GROCERIES

Whole Foods Market

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1425 Montana Ave. Santa Monica California 90403
(310)576-4707
Whole Foods Market is an organic, non-GMO grocery store only a few minutes walk away from Santa Monica Vacation Rentals. Here you can find vegetables, fruit, deli, dry goods, wines, cheeses, breads, desserts, ready to eat foods, juices and many other delights.


Yummy.com Grocery Delivery

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1308 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310)452-4020
Too busy for grocery shopping or running errands? Order your groceries at Yummy.com and they will deliver right to your door. They have a wide range of goods from food to prepared meals, household supplies and even spirits.

RESTAURANTS

Father’s Office

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1018 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, Ca 90403
(310) 393-2337
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Father’s Office is the nationally acclaimed Los Angeles Gastropub by Chef Sang Yoon and home of the much touted “Office Burger”. Our focus is craft beer and its pairing with great food. We feature a seasonally rotating selection of 36 craft beers on tap along with esoteric small producer wines, and classic cocktails. Our food is inspired by the rich bar culture of Europe as well as the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

Jacks On Montana


1610 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, Ca 90403
(310)-453-2771
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From our artisan bread, house roasted meats, dressings made daily, and fresh baked desserts, we take pride in being a scratch kitchen. Our ingredients are handpicked from local farmers and small purveyors. We are doing our part to leave a small carbon footprint on our planet.

R + D Kitchen


1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 395-3314
RandDKitchen.com
R + D Kitchen offers crisp and flavorful cuisine in quintessential indoor-outdoor spaces. Be sure to try our versions of classic American dishes like the Reubenesque Sandwich, the Chicken and Spinach salad, and our Three-Layer Carrot Cake with toasted walnuts and mascarpone icing.

Marmalade


710 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 395-9196
Today, Marmalade Cafe has nine units with locations across Los Angeles County as well as Santa Barbara. Each cafe is unique in design and décor. Adorned with Americana antiques, personally found and placed by Bonnie Burns, every Marmalade Cafe exudes a warm & cozy neighborhood cafe ambiance.
www.marmalade.com

Rosti


931 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 393-3236
www.rostituscankitchen.com
Rosti Tuscan Kitchen restaurant presents you with innovative delicious Italian Tuscan cuisine in the Los Angeles area, made from the freshest available ingredients. Meat is grilled over an open fire; raviolis are light and delicate. All food is prepared by ROSTI, from the Focaccia on the Panini to our very own Tiramisu, made everyday at each ROSTI location.

Vincenzo Ristorate


714 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 395-6619
Welcome to Vincenzo Ristorante Chef Vincenzo Nicoletta has done it again! He has been quietly turning out some of the most refined Italian dishes on the Westside for twenty years, combining his native Italian sensibilities with a good deal of contemporary flair. His former restaurant on Montana, Casa Monica, was a standard for fine Italian cuisine for years. Now, step inside the new Montana restaurant and serenity reigns in the spare yet stylish interior. It is remarkably comfortable. The emphasis is on the food. The cuisine”s strength lies in the use of local ingredients with minimal fuss, stressing the seasonal flavors.
www.ristorantevincenzo.com


Cafe Montana


1534 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 829-3990
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Whether you are out on the town for a lively night of entertainment or you’re settling in for a lazy Sunday with the morning paper, Cafe Montana is eager to suit the occasion with its subtle SoCal charm and distinguished California cuisine menu. Weekend visitors may savor the thoughtful brunch menu that caters to multiple palates and diets. Dishes like the Lox Benedict and the Montana Angus Beef Burger are worth getting out of bed for. The evening menu is equally eclectic and satisfying with highlights like the Seared Scallops, the Pumpkin Ravioli, and the Blackened Prime Rib. And did we mention the decadent dessert counter? It has its own loyal following.

Blue Plate


1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310)260-8877
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Neighborhood Joint serving healthy comfort food
Hours: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM Everyday!
Breakfast served all day!

Babalu Restaurant

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1002 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-395-2500
“I chose to come to Babalu for a nice date and found that it has best ambiance of any place on Montana. Our server Brianna was very sweet and attentive, constantly checking up on us to see if we needed anything. The menu has changed a lot recently and the new dishes are amazing. I had the tuna tartare and my girlfriend ordered the pumpkin ravioli. Both were very tasty. The tuna tartare is better than most restaurants. For our main course I ordered the vineyard blue burger and my girlfriend had the Panko crusted sole. Once again they both were very good. I’m very impressed with the dinner at Babalu. I’ll be back soon. ” Theo from Yelp

Louise’s Trattoria


1008 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403
310-394-8888
Louise’s on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica is one of our most popular locations. Recently remodeled, Louise’s on Montana Avenue is located in the center of this busy N. Santa Monica shopping area. Frequented by area locals and shoppers alike, our Montana Ave. location really exudes the feel of Santa Monica.

Spumoni


713 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 393-2944
www.spumonisantamonica.com
About Spumoni Pizza Restaurant — Order your favorite pizza, pasta, salad, wings, subs, and more with Spumoni Pizza Restaurant located at 713 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Spumoni Pizza Restaurant has always given the people of Santa Monica quality food, fast delivery, and great customer service… all at a palatable price. Our pizza, pasta, and meats are prepared freshly daily in our kitchens — and that’s our guarantee.

ICE CREAM

Pinkberry


1612 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA
(310) 264-4791
www.Pinkberry.com
Pinkberry is a franchise of upscale frozen dessert restaurants headquartered in Los Angeles, California. There are currently over 100 stores, mostly located in Southern California and New York City.

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Di Dio’s Italian Ice


1305 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 393-2788
This place serves gelato (not house made), italian ice (house made), and a lot of candies for the kids. My favorite things to get here are the house made italian ices made with real fruit (read: don’t get any of the technicolored ones). I especially like the grapefruit and the pomegranate. They taste like they fruit they were made from… juicy and subtle and heavenly.

COFFEE SHOPS

Groundwork Coffee


395 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

(310) 458-3111
www.groundworkscoffee.com
At only 8 feet wide and 35 feet long, this improbable space is home to one of Groundwork’s most unique coffeehouses. We loaded up every inch with organic coffee, tea, and house-made baked goods. Check out the art wall. You can’t help but get a close look. Free wi-fi too.

Starbucks


1426 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 394-3449


Peet’s Coffee


1401 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA
(310) 394-8555
www.peets.com
There’s only one way to craft great coffee and tea – with an obsessive commitment to doing things right. That means we’re fiercely dedicated to the highest standards, that no detail is too small, and that we never compromise. Ever. Free Wi-Fi.

YOGA & FITNESS

Yoga Works

Yoga Montana Avenue Santa Monica
1426 Montana Ave, Ste 2 Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 383-5150
Yoga Works is a short walk away from Santa Monica Vacation Rentals. YogaWorks signature classes are paced moderately to vigorously depending upon the level. As a beginner, you can start with Level 1 and gradually build up to more advanced levels as your practice grows. Our yoga is also practical and geared toward addressing modern issues like releasing neck pain from computer usage and neutralizing the stress of a hectically paced day.
Click here to see prices and class schedules

Revolution Fitness

Revolution Fitness
Revolution Fitness is a cozy gym atmosphere with a wide range of classes including spinning, Pilates, Indo-Row, Strength Training, Dance and more!
1211 Montana Ave, Santa Monca, CA 90403
(310) 393-6399
Click here for classes, hours and pricing


Uprise Classical Pilates


929 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 899-9591
uprisewellness.com
As one of Southern California’s premier private health and wellness centers, UpRise Classical Pilates & Acupuncture in Santa Monica, CA, is committed to helping its clients change their bodies through the practices of Classical Pilates and Acupuncture. UpRise offers Pilates and Acupuncture programs that are individually tailored to physically transform each client into a more vibrant, healthier person. By customizing a Pilates and/or Acupuncture program to an individual, UpRise is able to target specific areas and health issues. Our services not only help sculpt the body into peak condition, but increase energy, beauty, and internal health.

SHOPPING

Montana Avenue Boutiques


Montana Avenue is home to several women’s and men’s clothing boutiques from franchises like Free People to bespoke designer shops. If you love clothes shopping, window shopping and people watching, this is the place to explore! Click here for a list of all boutiques on Montana Ave.

Quatrine


1402 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 394-5444
Since our humble beginnings in 1989, we have rapidly become the industry standard for slipcovered and upholstered furniture. We are known for perfecting the washable slipcover, which comes with many styles of our custom furniture. All of our slipcovered furniture can be ordered as a traditional upholstered piece if you prefer. Either way, you can always order additional washable slipcovers for your Quatrine furniture at any time in the future.

Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic


1013 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 394-1975
Like the original store, these stores sell custom machine washable slipcovered furniture and vintage accessories, along with bedding and other home furnishings. The focus of the store is to offer a luxury custom home furnishing service and products reminiscent of years gone by. Any piece of slipcovered/upholstered furniture can be customized. All vintage accessories are hand picked during my travels to Texas, London and places in between. We also offer interior design services.
www.rachelashwellshabbychiccouture.com


3rd Street Promenade

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The Third Street Promenade is an upscale shopping, dining and entertainment complex in the downtown area of Santa Monica, California. It is considered a premier shopping and dining district on the Westside and draws crowds from all over the Greater Los Angeles Area. Due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean coupled with Los Angeles’s mild climate, it is also a popular tourist destination. Click here for a list of all the stores at the 3rd Street Promenade

 

Williams-Sonoma


1600 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 586-1018
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a high-end American consumer retail company that sells kitchenwares, furniture and linens, as well as other housewares and home furnishings, along with a variety of specialty foods, soaps and lotions.

SANTA MONICA & LA ATTRACTIONS

From Santa Monica Vacation Rentals you can hop right onto I-10 (only 1 mile away) and quickly reach Malibu, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Venice, Beverly Hills, and Downtown LA. Only 30 minutes or less by car or taxi to LAX international airport, Union Station, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Staples Center home of LA Lakers, LA Philharmonic, wine tours, the LA Zoo & Botanical Gardens, world class museums, The Grove, the Getty Center, UCLA and more!

The Getty Villa

Getty Villa

(310) 440-7300
17985 Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

The Villa is a recreation of an ancient Roman country house with 7,000 years of ancient art from the end of the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman Empire. It is inpired by ancient models and has expansive gardens with species from the ancient world. Click to see museum hours, exhibits and more

Santa Monica Public Library


601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8600
Located on the same block as Santa Monica Vacation Rentals, the library has regular book discussion groups, computer training classes, music performances and frequent author appearances. The Youth Services Department maintains a full roster of story times, special events, and a popular annual summer reading program.

Annenberg Public Beach House

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(310)458-4904
During the summer, the Beach House is open to the public daily from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, with the pool open from 10 am to 6 pm.
Use of most of the facility is free- guests pay for daily pool passes, parking and to reserve beach volleyball, beach soccer fields, and beach tennis court time. Pool, parking and other passes can be purchased on line 3 days in advance starting at 6 am. They sell out early for weekend dates. Walk up access may be available but be prepared to wait. Click here to learn more and get pool passes.

UCLA

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www.ucla.edu
The University of California, Los Angeles or UCLA is located a few miles away in Brentwood. The sprawling campus is beautiful and contains many cultural attractions such as a botanical garden, sports games, a sculpture garden, performances at Royce Hall and museums.


Palisades Park Santa Monica

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Palisades Park is a beachside park that is a 30 minute walk straight down Montana Avenue from Santa Monica Vacation Rentals. It offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Palisade Cliffs and the Santa Monica Pier. This walk is highly recommended.

Aero Theatre


1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 260-1528
The American Cinematheque is an independent, non-profit cultural organization in Los Angeles dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of the Moving Image in all its forms. You can enjoy classic movies on a big screen in this beautiful theatre.

Santa Monica Pier

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200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California 90401
The Santa Monica Pier is a beachfront historic landmark full of attractions such as a family amusement park with a large ferris wheel, the Santa Monica Aquarium, a video arcade, restaurants and a pub. Click here to learn more about the Santa Monica Pier.

Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Venice Beach, which receives millions of visitors a year, has been labeled as “a cultural hub known for its eccentricities” as well as a “global tourist destination.” It includes the promenade that runs parallel to the beach, Muscle Beach, the handball courts, the paddle tennis courts, Skate Dancing plaza, the numerous beach volleyball courts, the bike trail and the businesses on Ocean Front Walk. The basketball courts in Venice are renowned across the country for their high level of streetball; numerous professional basketball players developed their games or have been recruited on these courts

TRANSPORTATION

For security reasons, we do not release our specific address until you book with us. If you are traveling to us by taxi, we suggest you request to know the flat rate between Santa Monica and your starting point/ destination before agreeing to a taxi ride. The nearest major intersection to us is 17th and Montana Avenue.
Nearest Airport: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – 30 minute taxi ride from Santa Monica Vacation Rentals
Nearest Train Station: Union Station – 30 minute taxi ride from Santa Monica Vacation Rentals
Nearest Bus Stop: Big Blue Bus Stop – Route 3 – Montana Ave & 17th St – 50 meters from Santa Monica Vacation Rentals
Nearest Parking: There is free street parking available around Santa Monica Vacation Rentals – make sure to read signs for street cleaning days
Blue Bus Santa Monica

Getting around Santa Monica: Easily transit around the neighborhood on the Big Blue Bus (closest stop is 50 meters from Santa Monica Vacation Rentals) to access fabulous nightlife, the beach, fishing, shopping, golfing, bike paths, movie theaters, hiking trails, beach volleyball, paddle-boarding, a public pool, rides/games, the 3rd Street Promenade, the Santa Monica Pier, the Annenberg Community Beach House, Getty Villa, and Palisades Park (all within 5 min bus ride).

 

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