L.A. Rental: Modern Santa Monica 2BR for $2,795

This two-bedroom, one-bathroom Santa Monica townhouse apartment has an unusually modern and sleek design for the beach areas of Los Angeles. And with the price well below the median, at $2,795 a month, it's a pretty great deal, too.

If you want to live by the beach and are into modern style and convenience -- no rustic beach bungalows will do for you -- this could be the apartment you've been seeking.

Plus, the deposit is less than half the monthly rent. Sweet, huh? Here's what else this Santa Monica apartment rental offers:
Santa Monica has some great apartments, and this free-standing unit in a four-unit complex with a modern beach theme is one of them. The median rent for a two-bedroom in Santa Monica is $3,300, making this a great deal at $500 less per month. The deposit is another bright spot, it's only $1,000. Add the apartment's pluses: tons of amenities and a great location.

Let's get the age-old L.A. issue out of the way: There's a two-car carport included with this apartment, a big bonus. Other amenities include a washer and dryer in the unit, hardwood floors and lots of light (although the marine layer is nothing the builders can do anything about).

The bathroom is particularly dreamy with its marble, double vanity, built-in cabinets, and separate shower and tub. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and Caesarstone counters, and there's a fireplace in the living area. Added benefits: custom closets and a private patio. Yup, you can go to the beach if you want or lounge in your private patio. Planning the parties already, aren't you? Plus, pets are allowed (Fido will love the outdoor space).

Santa Monica is one of the greenest cities in the country. Bus transportation is easily accessible from this apartment to navigate around Santa Monica and Los Angeles -- and the buses run on green energy. While Santa Monica is as far west as you can go unless you want to swim, it's near freeways to get around Los Angeles -- sometimes faster, sometimes not. The10 Freeway can get to Downtown L.A. in 15 minutes (traffic allowing), and you're near the 405, to head down to San Diego or up north to San Francisco.

Santa Monica is also in a great spot to get to LAX, all you do is take Lincoln and you can be there in 10-15 minutes -- no freeway needed!

This apartment is also a short bike ride from the beach, the Santa Monica Pier, and shopping areas like the Third Street Promenade and Main Street.

It's a modern gem with elegant features and even a coveted private outdoor space. And with two bedrooms and two parking spots, you can have freedom to invite guests to visit or have a roommate.

The apartment is available July 5. More time for you to plan your welcome party on the patio, right?

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