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Ray T.
$ 3600
12 hours
15 people
4 months ago
Great location to film in! My team had a packed 12hr day of 6 setups both interior and exterior. The wide open spaces in this home and the large sliding glass door to the backyard and pool area both made our packed shoot day easy to be nimble and gave us lots of natural light to bounce around. We had a crew of 15 yet we fit comfortably in this home. The property manager, Josh, was very easy to reach before we committed to the space and he was very available to help us on our production day. One of the owners remained in the house during our production and that was initially a concern for me. However the owner did not bother or interrupt production other than checking in once to see if we needed anything. One thing to be mindful of is that parking can be limited in this area, however our shoot started early and street parking was readily available. Street cleaning for the street in front of the house is on Friday mornings I believe yet please do your own research. Also there was not easy access to large trash cans. Not a problem for our crew because we hauled our trash out but just flagging this so that you know if you’re doing a medium to large production you may want to have a solution for trash reduction and hauling trash to a large dumpster. I would use this space again for future productions. The owners and manager made our production work very easy. We used the front yard to build cameras. We had space to make a green room. Plus the house looks gorgeous on camera.
Nick P.
$ 480
4 hours
5 people
9 months ago
Excellent. 5 stars. The space is great, Brenden and his staff were wonderful -- FYI if you're filming here: the quality fluorescent lights are great for filming. No flickering at 24fps or higher fps. If you have the right camera, the place lights itself!
Sabrina S.
$ 960
8 hours
15 people
2 years ago
The experience was wonderful - Brenden was extremely helpful, the space was clean, and looked great on film. I would absolutely use this space again and recommend it to others looking for a similar space.
Moni H.
$ 198
2 hours
15 people
2 years ago
Perfect shoot! The Limo is incredible! Ned is super reliable and flexible and fast communication... everything went supersmooth and was the funnest! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Top Film Shoot locations in Santa Monica, CA

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Cozy Beach
  • $350/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
Comfy Santa Monica multiple occupancy home that contains 1,858 sq ft and was built in 1920. The home has a painted wall interior with wood floors and white window sills. The kitchen has a stove/oven combo with hanging pots and pans. Minimum rate shown is for crew/talent size of 15 or less and a 10 hour day. Please inquire for rates on larger impact jobs and include and the following details about your project. Job Name: Dates Needed: What The Shoot is For: Crew/Talent Size: Hours Needed: Areas Needed: Miscellaneous Info Relevant to Your Shoot:
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New California No.14
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
Minimum Daily Rate that is shown is based on a still shoot with a crew/talent size of 15 or less @ a 10 hour day. Please inquire for rates on larger impact jobs and include and the following details about your project. Job Name: Dates Needed: What The Shoot is For: Crew/Talent Size: Hours Needed: Areas Needed: Miscellaneous Info Relevant to Your Shoot:
SuperHost
Bama's Modern
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
Pricing based on low impact 10 hour stills shoot with under 15 people. Please inquire with project details for accurate rate. Additional fees may apply.
SuperHost
1400 sqft. Private Studio
  • $120/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (6)
  • 6
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
Newly renovated private fitness studio! Videographer/Photographer provided for an additional fee. Reach out to us for more information!
SuperHost
Great White Limo
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Santa Monica, CA
Meet Great White Limo! Host up to 16 friends, family, or coworkers in a fun and unique event space! Bring a crew to do a memorable shoot inside or outside Great White. Best of all, the included driver will transport you to and from anywhere within LA! Use the included transportation ability to pick up clients or travel between on-site visits! The space is outfitted with 6 televisions, a brand new high-powered sound system, and an advanced lighting and laser system to suit all of your shooting, presentation,or party needs!
SuperHost
Pavilions Motel
  • $120/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Santa Monica, CA
22 room motel located in Santa Monica. Has been shown in multiple previous productions
SuperHost
Exclusive Santa Monica Smokeshop
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Santa Monica, CA
An upscale cigar lounge located in the heart of Santa Monica. The space has more than 1,00 square feet making it ideal for video, movie or photoshoots, commercials and social events. The space provides an intimate, setting for private parties, cocktail receptions and meetings. Ameneties: *1,000 sq. ft. Cigar Lounge, with ample seating *Service-Oriented, Experienced and Knowledgeable Staff. *Large Flat Screen TV’s for Sports and Viewing Events. *Precision-Controlled Temperature and Humidification.
SuperHost
MODERN STYLE HOME IN SANTA MONICA CANYON
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
Modern style four-bedroom five bathroom home in sought after Santa Monica Canyon. Featured in Architectural Digest, this light filled house was designed by Melinda Gray, AIA. The movable walls of glass offer a seamless indoor/outdoor flow to the pool and gardens. The main floor is divided by a sculptured staircase and features a state of the art kitchen, family, dining and entertaining areas. Second level offers the spacious and private master suite plus two additional bedrooms or office. The upper floor has a loft/library, a large office/studio/or bedroom with a bath. the basement level previously utilized as a screening room has been converted to a music composition studio. The house is located in close proximity to State Beach, Canyon Elementary, Rustic Canyon Park and Canyon Square.
SuperHost
Santa Monica Apartment for Film & Photo Shoots
  • $115/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Santa Monica, CA
1 bedroom apartment with open concept: living room, dining room, balcony overlooking the Santa Monica mountains from the 7th floor, bedroom, kitchen & 1 bath. Flexible space that can be easily changed up for a photo or film shoot. Hue lighting to change lighting & mood. 1 parking spot available in the garage that will get you right to the 7th floor.
SuperHost
Coffee shop Santa Monica
  • $180/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Santa Monica, CA
Large beautiful spacious coffee shop located in Santa Monica. Black walls around with seating area and over 20 parking spaces located right on the outside. Large kitchen with counter area as seen in photos. Gorgeous lantern on top with counter area for placing cream and sugar

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Santa Monica?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Santa Monica on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Santa Monica?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Santa Monica at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Film Shoot locations are available in Santa Monica?
Right now, there are 84 Film Shoot locations available in Santa Monica.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Santa Monica bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Santa Monica guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Santa Monica locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Santa Monica?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Santa Monica. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Santa Monica booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Santa Monica?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Santa Monica is $277 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Santa Monica?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Film Shoot locations in Santa Monica, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $115 to $500.
Which Film Shoot locations are most popular in Santa Monica, CA in 2022?
The top 3 Film Shoot locations in Santa Monica, CA right now are Cozy Beach , New California No.14 and Bama's Modern.
How do I book a Santa Monica location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Santa Monica reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Santa Monica

In western Los Angeles County, California's Santa Monica is a seaside city with a beachfront. It is encircled on three sides by neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Santa Monica is about 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Downtown Los Angeles. This city is home to some rich and famous people, including many Hollywood celebrities and executives. It is a meeting place for actors, writers, and directors in the entertainment industry.
Santa Monica has been a frequent shooting location for movies and television shows since the 1920s. With its sunny beaches, palm-lined streets, and charming architecture, it's no wonder that so many movies and TV shows have been filmed here. Some of the most famous film shoot locations in Santa Monica include Will Rogers State Beach, Santa Monica Pier, and Palisades Park.

Film Shoot Options in Santa Monica

  • Catering
    Santa Monica offers various catering options to suit all film shoots. These caterers are experienced in several gastronomic styles and have people-pleasing menus for everyone. If you have any special dietary requests, caterers in Santa Monica are happy to help.

  • Film and Video Production
    Santa Monica is home to many film and video production companies thanks to its proximity to Hollywood. Whether you need help with pre-production, post-production, or something in between, these companies can assist you.

  • Equipment Rental
    Santa Monica has many equipment rental companies that can provide all the rentals needed for your film shoot. These vendors have everything from cameras and lenses to sound and lighting equipment.

Film Shoot Vendors in Santa Monica

  • Sublime Cuisine
    Chef Leslie Pollock started Sublime Cuisine. She is exceptionally well-traveled and has worked internationally for several years. Sublime Cuisine in Santa Monica is known for its fresh health-based organic California-style food. It focuses on 'mother-made' tastes that appeal to all palates and have a great mix of traditional Japanese flavors and modern American cuisines. The menu is based on fresh, organic, and seasonal produce with Mediterranean flourishes. Sublime Cuisine caters to large and small events and curates the menus based on guest size and budget. They also provide service, kitchen staff, clean up, and tableware for clients with specific requirements.

  • Stray Angel Films
    Stray Angel Films is a company that offers motion picture rentals, productions, and production services. Suren M. Seron founded it in 2003, and his goal was to provide studio services to many different types of clients. Over a decade ago, He partnered with COO Josh Burrows to grow and position the Stray Angel brand. Together, they worked tirelessly to bring the company to its current level of success. Now the company offers a plethora of services, from equipment rentals to production services. They don't discriminate against their clients, whether you're an independent filmmaker or producing multinational television for large studios. In addition to its high-quality services, Stray Angel Films is also known for its competitive prices and friendly service.

  • Party Max Event Services
    Party Max is passionate about hospitality and takes pride in providing clients with an enjoyable and memorable experience. At Party Max, they understand that the event's success is essential. They offer extensive services and have six years of experience in the industry. Their staff of expert professionals is committed to giving outstanding service, including mixologists and bartenders, as well as seasoned coordinators for small and large locations and events. Whether you're looking for signature drinks or assistance with location planning, Party Max can assist.

Pros and Cons of Film Shoots In Santa Monica

There are many pros and cons to consider when choosing a film shoot location in Santa Monica.

Advantages

  • The city is close to Hollywood, making it easy to access studios and other production facilities.

  • There is a wide variety of locations available for filming, from beaches to parks to downtown streets.

  • A large pool of experienced film crews is available to work in Santa Monica.

Disadvantages

  • Filming in Santa Monica can be very expensive, especially if you need to rent equipment or secure permits.

  • You may need filming licenses for specific locations, such as public beaches or parks.

  • California gets plenty of sunlight, so you must provide refreshments, food, and constant ventilation for all cast and crew indoor shoots.

Tips on How to Organize Film Shoot In Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a beautiful place to film. However, filming in Santa Monica can also be a bit of a challenge. To make your film shoot run smoothly, here are a few tips on how to organize your locations in Santa Monica:

  • Be Organized: Make a list of the locations you want to film at and their addresses. This will help you track where you need to be and when.

  • Schedules: Create a program for each day of shooting, detailing what scenes will be filmed at which locations. This will help everyone involved know where they need to be and when.

  • Map the Locations: Use Google Maps or another mapping service to create a map of all your locations. This will come in handy on the day of shooting when you need to locate a specific area quickly.

Famous Locations in Santa Monica

  • California Heritage Museum
    Step back in time and learn about California history at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica. The museum is housed in an 1894 Victorian-style home that was initially built for the son of the founder of Santa Monica. Rotating exhibitions on topics related to California and the region are displayed throughout the year. Recent explainer videos have covered subjects such as Hawaii's impact on the local culture, California fruit box labels, and surfboard designs. So take a break from the sun and learn about California's rich history at the Santa Monica History Museum.

  • Looff Hippodrome
    When you visit the Looff Hippodrome today, you can still see some of the original features from when it was first built over a hundred years ago. Charles I D Looff was a master carver and woodworker, and he quickly gained popularity for his beautiful and intricate carousel rides. The Looff family saw an opportunity to capitalize on the growing popularity of the Santa Monica Pier. The city of Santa Monica commissioned Looff to build an amusement park at the pier, which he named Pleasure Pier. The park includes a hippodrome, which is essentially an open-air stadium that was popular in Greek history. If you visit the Looff Hippodrome, you can still see some of the original features from when it was first built over a hundred years ago.

  • Route 66 End of the Trail Sign
    Santa Monica is a beach city in Southern California known for many things, but one of its most iconic landmarks is the Route 66 End of the Trail Sign. Although Highway 66 was taken out of service in 1985, its signs remain a nostalgic reminder of past days. Visitors can drive down Route 66 and appreciate the old-fashioned diners and neon signs that dot the landscape. Even though it's not an official highway sign, the Route 66 End of the Trail Sign serves as a popular Santa Monica attraction and is free to visit.