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Rooftop in Santa Monica

Santa Monica | Downtown

$400 per hour
350
1Responds within 7 hours
8500 square feet The best rooftop in Santa Monica, overlooking 3rd Street Promenade, 2 blocks away from Santa Monica Pier. Enjoy a fun event at our venue! We have ping pong table, pool table, dart, jenga and more games. We have all tools you need for presentations including microphones, whiteboards, projector, chairs etc. Guest fit is 350 guests

Bright Boxing and Fitness Gym

Santa Monica

$300 per hour
100
We actually have 2 locations. One in Sant Monica and one in Brentwood. Both are boxing gyms which includes all equipment - heavy bags, weights, med balls, treadmills, weight rooms, etc. Both locations are great for photoshoots and video shoots or to rent for larger classes/events.

Private Santa Monica Studio

Santa Monica | Ocean Park

$120 per hour
15
1
Our film and photo studio was recently converted from a beachy bungalow, and boasts great natural light and a prime location. The studio is only one block away from the beaches of Santa Monica. The world famous Santa Monica Pier is less than a mile away, and Venice Beach and the 3rd Street Promenade are one mile away. The studio includes a small kitchen as well as a restroom, a driveway, and a quaint backyard.

Santa Monica Professional Green Screen

Santa Monica

$55 per hour
25
2
Over 1,000 hours of television have been shot in this professional green screen space. A full lighting setup is included and the room is ready to be used with a simple and convenient flick of a switch. A large monitor is set on the left wall, allowing for real-time review of your footage. High-definition cameras and lapel microphones available at an additional price. Gray curtain background also available for photoshoot needs. Lights available: - Overhead lights (option of colored or white) on a dimmer - 4 units Arri 650 - 5 units Arri studio 1000 Amenities: - Professional, pre-lit green screen - Free Parking - Available dressing/green room - Camera and microphones available - Access to bathroom and kitchen - Mounted monitor for preview Fridge? Yes Chairs? Yes Tables? Yes Basement? No Coffee Maker? Yes Pets allowed? Service animals only with corresponding permits Child-talent allowed? Yes, assessed per production of nature and size Furniture/wall art movement allowed? Yes, repainting and patching fees may apply Movable Furniture? Yes, the crew is required to put all furniture back Drones allowed? Yes, subject to FAA regulations Will there be an on-site manager present during the booking? Yes, but I will be in a different area, leaving you to do your work and available for any questions/concerns throughout the whole day

Mid-Century Modern Santa Monica Townhouse

Santa Monica | Mid-City

$95 per hour
50
Responds within an hour
About the Space Stunning, eclectic, mid-century, architectural townhouse made to host small private parties, gallery shows, garden parties, poetry readings, book clubs, massage therapy, spiritual classes, networking events, fitness activity, workshops, photoshoots, film-shoots, seminars, and any special event you can imagine. Guests love our space for it's special, unique features. The living room opens up to a 300 sq/ft architecturally designed patio, giving you an indoor/outdoor experience. Please feel free to contact us today to talk about your event. Our bookings can be customized to suit your time frames.

Zen Meeting Room and Outdoor Oasis

Santa Monica

$60 per hour
50
2
Beautifully decorated zen conference room, with large wooden table, generous seating, a comfy cushioned L-shaped couch, and tall wooden Indian bar equipped with mini-fridge, sink, and cabinets. Unique movie memorabilia and antique furniture create an Asian-flavored atmosphere perfect for photoshoots, gatherings, and meetings. Set up for multimedia screening on the mounted 4K TV monitor, and microphone for conferences. Amenities: - Private Bathroom - Mini-fridge - Large and comfortable couch for added seating - Mounted 4K TV display for multimedia purposes - Natural light - Windows with shades - Air conditioning - Outdoor/indoor space Deposit required? No Fridge? Yes Chairs? Yes Tables? Yes Smoking? No Basement? No Coffee Maker? Yes Pets allowed? Service animals only with corresponding permits Child-talent allowed? Yes, assessed per production of nature and size Furniture/wall art movement allowed? Yes, repainting and patching fees may apply Movable Furniture? Yes, the crew is required to put all furniture back Drones allowed? Yes, subject to FAA regulations Will there be an on-site manager present during the booking? Yes, but I will be in a different area, leaving you to do your work and available for any questions/concerns throughout the whole day

MODERN GETTY HOUSE

Santa Monica | Ocean Park

$300 per hour
15
This modern Getty inspired treat of a house is a wonderful filming and shoot location. This is a quiet, airy house with plenty of natural light and luxury high spec features, furniture and art. MORE DETAIL This spacious, Modern architectural masterpiece is spread over two levels set in a tranquil bamboo garden compound. The first level features a living and dining area with open-plan space, skylit vaulted ceilings, encompassing a new designer Bosch/Viking kitchen appliances, living room entertainment media center areas with switch on/off fireplace. The home was designed by Chu+Gooding Architects, known for their work on the Getty Museum. It features exclusive design elements throughout, highlighted by superb finishes and glamorous detailing in each room. Elegant art and design, sheep skin rugs, polished concrete floor and modern dim-able inset and track lighting create the perfect environment for your production. MASTER BEDROOM The master bedroom upstairs includes a California king custom bed. The sliding glass doors open to a spacious roof top deck where you can enjoy the ocean breeze and hilltop view. This sexy master suite overlooks Santa Monica and beyond and features an enormous his and hers bathroom. There is a separate studio apartment with a private entrance that is also possible to rent depending on availability. Please inquire. FREE EXTRAS Steam Bath in walk-in Shower - Childproof AC electrical power points - 2 Child Safety Gates - Fireplace - Doggy door - woof! - Outdoor Weber Grill - Herb garden for cooking - Alkaline purified Water system throughout entire house - Wifi, lightning fast Verizon FiOS with Cable TV, Radio Amp, etc. - Apple TV, Netflix, Blue Ray DVD DeckPlaystation 3, retro VHS deck - HD Flatscreen with high-end Sound System - There are rental bikes a block and a half from the house - Guest Book listing local restaurants and entertainment - Solar power, 18 rooftop ECO panels - Environmentally friendly allergy free cleaning products - Zen porch for relaxation with Firepit for evening - Extra beds NB: PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO SWIMMING POOL ACCESS Production guests will have access to the Getty House, zen-like bamboo porch lounging area, the outdoor grill, and our private gated carport. We are ideally situated, only 6 short blocks from the beach. You shall be met by an on-site supervisor who will provide complimentary fresh hot coffee and muffins on arrival. They will also help assist with any enquiries throughout your production. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Will an on-site manager be present throughout my production? YES What are the power capabilities of the house? PLENTY OF POWER OUTLETS IN BOTH FLOORS AND WALLS What is the natural light like? PERFECTION AND PLENTY OF IT Does your listing require an additional security deposit? YES. WE EXPECT A $1500 CASH DEPOSIT TO BE GIVEN TO THE ON SITE MANAGER. OUR BUSINESS MANAGER SHALL RETURN IT AT THE END OF THE SAME BUSINESS DAY (ASSUMING NO DAMAGES OR DESTRUCTION) What are the Insurance and liability (COI) regulations? WE EXPECT YOU TO PRESENT A CERTIFICATE OF LIABILITY* PRIOR TO PRODUCTION. * 1) Please confirm in writing that this insurance does include filming and/or photo shoot exposures. 2) Please confirm that the $500,000 limit on "damage to rented premises" is supplemented by the commercial umbrella that is listed on the certificate. If that $500,000 limit is not scheduled on the umbrella, then it is likely that you only have a $500,000 Insurance limit to rebuild the house if it is destroyed it for any reason. Our standard of COI on booking: General Liability $1mil per occurrence. $750k damage/building to rented premises each occurrence. $1mil personal and adv injury $2mil general aggregate $2mil Products – comp/op agg Hired autos and non-owned autos $1mil combined single limit Umbrella $4mil each occurrence, $4mil aggregate, pc/o agg $4mil Equipment/bpp $200k

GROWN AND SEXY DIVE BAR!

Santa Monica | Ocean Park

$135 per hour
96
Responds within 3 hours
The bar is perfect to throw an event because it has a great sound system and you can have a DJ or a Live band! Its perfect for a film location for commercials, brand deals, movies, reality tv shows, Food shows about alcohol, the list goes on. You'll love the place!!! We are a fully functional bar. It's hard to have private parties on Friday and Saturday evenings. We can accommodate your event on those days but it won't be private. We can give you private tables and bottle service. The bar opens at 9pm-2am . Sunday-Wednesday are perfect for parties. Thank you

Professional, Serene Office Space

Santa Monica | Mid-City

$110 per hour
50
Creative, relaxed workspace located just off Santa Monica Blvd. Large windows overlook a small, garden with greenery. Remote controlled window shades will ensure you get the exact amount of light you need. A large, organically shaped conference table sits in the center of the room with a series of paper lanterns over head as the statement light fixture. Individual workstations and two lounge areas sit along the edges of the room. Ergonomic office chairs throughout. Numerous potted plants and a small fountain create the perfect ambiance. Mid-century lounge chairs are comfortable and cozy. Kitchenette with a small fridge, microwave, sink, and seating for four located in a separate room. Two private bathrooms located off of the kitchenette. This location is available ONLY on Saturdays and Sundays.

Event Space W/ Photography Cyc Wall

Santa Monica | Downtown

$100 per hour
70
Responds within 3 hours
This space offers a 1000 square foot private studio with wall to wall mirroring, hard wood floors, a full size kitchen and color changing lights. Perfect for hosting private events, dinners, and rehearsals.

Santa Monica 2 Floors with Patio

Santa Monica | Pico

$120 per hour
25
This Stunning Sun-Drenched 3 Bedroom, just 30 seconds to Santa Monica, offers guests a once in a lifetime Vacation Experience. With top-of-the-line cleanliness, communication, and service, you'll feel like a queen or king • Professionally Designed with Memory Foam Mattresses,Down Comforters & 5-Star Hotel Quality Pillows • Easy Walk to Numerous Restaurants and Bars • Washer & Dryer • Private Patio with Patio Furniture • 3 Queen Beds with Pull Out Sofa Bed • A/C & Heating • Private Parking Space Come experience 2-Floor Luxury in our Renovated and Professionally Decorated Dream 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condominium that is located 30 seconds to Santa Monica and a 10 minute drive to the Beach. The apartment is also located close to the 101 and 405 freeway, offering guests easy access to all parts of LA. The apartment is very large, offering an oversized living room, three full sized bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, and a private patio space with patio furniture. We have 3 Queen Sized beds to accommodate up to 6 guests, and a pull out sofa to accommodate up to 7. I am here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure you have the best possible luxurious experience, and feel like you are in the comfort of your own home

The Studio At The Beach

Santa Monica

$589 per hour
120
Responds within an hour
Extraordinary ocean front home located on the sand of Santa Monica Beach. High end and recently remodeled space perfect for photo shoots, commercials and special events. Retractable glass doors on two different levels lead to private ocean view balconies. Designer done bar with multiple lounge areas and kitchen. Top floor master suite with rooftop deck, outdoor fire pit, and lounging spaces. Unbeatable location with world class sunsets from nearly every room.

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