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The 5 best family friendly Airbnb homes in Santa Monica

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These are the best family friendly Airbnb homes in Santa Monica. With miles of beaches, bikes paths, the pier, hiking trails and a couple of famous theme parks within close proximity, Santa Monica is the perfect place to vacation with the family.

But here’s the thing: vacations can be stressful. Ferrying kids around an unfamiliar city in a rental can really take it out of you, and sometimes all you want is to relax under the sun with something to occupy the little ones. Like, say, a pool. Or at least a big yard.

These Airbnb homes in Santa Monica are very fancy!

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On that note, we’ve come up with some of the best Airbnbs in Santa Monica for a family stay.

A modern Venice home for $695 per night

Before we explore the heart of Santa Monica let’s do something all Santa Monica locals do. Go straight to Venice and claim it as their own. This modern home is ideal for families thanks to wide open living spaces, three bedrooms, a huge TV and excellent proximity to the beach.

On top of this, there’s an extremely useful washer and dryer and chef-worthy kitchen capable of cooking all your family meals.

And literally on top of this, there’s a beautiful rooftop deck for barbecues and excellent views. Definitely one of the best family friendly Airbnb homes in Santa Monica.

A big yard and big pool for $800 per night

Another one of the  best family friendly Airbnb homes in Santa Monica. This six three bedroom home sleeps six and has two things all Californians desire, a big yard and a big pool. Make the most of it with your family by swimming a few laps, lounging on a lilo or shooting hoops from the water.

If you get a bit winded, the kids can keep swimming while you relax on the sun-drenched patio. Inside, there’s a large living space which opens on to the backyard. The modern design features a balcony that overlooks the pool, where swing chairs will rock you toward a sense of calm.

Back on the patio, a ping-pong table will keep the kids amused after exiting the pool, and a barbecue and fire pit will ensure some quality time beneath the Santa Monica evening sky.

A home for large families for $925 per night

With wide, open-plan spaces, a top of the range kitchen and a living room couch that could accommodate a large crew, this Santa Monica home, about a mile from the beach, is perfect for big family gatherings.

The expansive living area is adjacent to the kitchen and perfect for entertaining, while four bedrooms can host up to 12 guests.

The real qualities of this house can be found outside, where a lengthy pool, complete with hot tub and nearby fire pit, sits surrounded by green lawns. There is also a pool house which can sleep another guest. The home is ideal for the summer months

A Palisades home, close to the Santa Monica Mountains, for $900

This three bedroom home is in Pacific Palisades, a quiet, hilly area on the cusp of Santa Monica and within easy reach of all its main attractions (plus better proximity to the hiking trails of Temescal Canyon and Will Rogers State Historic Park).

The home features a beautiful kitchen and dining area, bedrooms full of personal touches and a backyard boasting a classic kidney-shaped pool. The living area has floor to ceiling windows and glass doors that open on to an outdoor deck.

Santa Monica is only a short drive away, however we highly recommend a visit to the aforementioned Will Rogers park. Rogers was a cowboy, actor and all-round performer in the early twentieth century who had a beautiful ranch in the Santa Monica mountains. After he died, his wife donated it to the state, where is has persevered as a place to hike trails, ride horses and lounge on the expansive grass lawns. Rogers’ house has been preserved like a time capsule, and kids are sure to enjoy the frequent tours through the home.

A remodeled home in the heart of Santa Monica for $1,188 per night

This might be the best family friendly Airbnb homes in Santa Monica. On San Vicente Boulevard, a tree-lined street street that runs from Brentwood to the beach, sits this expertly remodelled ranch-style home.

The four bedroom home features hardwood floors throughout and a fully equipped kitchen. All furniture is brand new and there are six TVs to keep the whole family entertained. The home provides easy access to the shops and restaurants of Brentwood, the beaches of Santa Monica, and the natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Unless, of course, you can’t pull the family away from the backyard, where manicured lawns, an outdoor dining area, barbecue and a large pool will let you sink into the Santa Monica lifestyle like a true local. A pool house, with a king size bed, also offers extra space for guests.

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