Most of us normal Los Angeles renters are stuck with apartments (yuck) or maybe bungalows or guesthouses (gross!), but when the megarich want a no-strings-attached or short-term housing arrangement in LA, only a megamansion makes any sense at all. From the beaches of Malibu to the hills of Beverly Park (and just about nowhere else), here are LA's most expensive rentals right now, starting at $70,000 and just heading on up from there. Map updated at 1:30 pm.Read More
Mapping The 17 Most Expensive Rentals In LA Right Now
Rent: $600,000Stats: 17 bedrooms, 29 bathrooms, 20,570 square feetThe Gordon Kaufmann-designed Beverly House was built in 1926 and has been home to William Randolph Hearst, honeymoon spot to John and Jackie Kennedy, and iconic filming location for both The Godfather and The Bodyguard. It has an art deco nightclub, a beautiful library, two projection rooms, and so much more.
10847 Bellagio Rd.
Rent $299,999Stats: Nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 20,000 square feetIt comes with all the hallmarks of awfulness: a dumb French name (Chateau Du Joyau), a huge square footage, and the words "completely rebuilt."
9505 Lania Ln.
Rent $195,000Stats: 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 43,000 square feet.This house is "suited for royalty," who apparently need vineyards, commercial kitchens, and a disco to get by.
72 Beverly Park
Rent $299,999Stats: 11 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms, 20,000 square feetLA's most prolific megamansion architect Richard Landry went contemporary with this megamansion for Perfect 10 founder Norm Zada; it comes with all the regular insane amenities like paddle tennis court and "1,700 square foot subterranean bonus room."
972 Palisades Beach Rd.
Rent: $140,000Stats: Six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 6,691 square feetComes with a "gigantic pool" and two spas, plus a bar/billiards room.
9909 Beverly Grove Dr.
Rent: $100,000Stats: 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,500 square feetPerfect for some addled (but not too addled) celeb, this house comes with 360-degree views, "one of a kind walls of glass and illuminated waterways," a 40-foot atrium waterfall, and a rooftop pool.
918 N. Alpine Dr.
Rent: $100,000Stats: 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 6,685 square feetComes with a guesthouse with three different apartments, a north/south tennis court, and a screening room.
1023 N. Roxbury Dr.
Rent: $95,000Stats: 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 11,703 square feetThis house was built in 1926 but has been pretty unfortunately updated; comes with a pool and tennis court.
9779 Oak Pass Rd.
Rent: $95,000Stats: 10 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms, 18,000 square feetThis newly-constructed compound includes four structures, including a main house with elevator and three-car garage, a two-story guesthouse, and a two-car garage.
24230 Malibu Rd.
Rent: $93,000Stats: 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3,825 square feetOnly an architect would be a bottle opener on the front of his house. This house comes with 55 feet of beach frontage on Malibu Road, plus white marble floors, elevator, and a bunch of white leather furniture. No pets, obviously.
518 Doheny Rd.
Rent: $85,000Stats: 5 bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, 10,189 square feetThis odd house comes with lots of koi ponds, a pool, tennis court, basement, wine cellar, elevator, and three-car garage.
8 Beverly Ridge Ter.
623 N. Alta Dr.
Rent: $75,000Stats: 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 6,462 square feetIt's only available for a few brief periods, but this house comes with travertine floors, folding glass doors, pool and spa, and a master with fireplace and gym.
21520 Pacific Coast Hwy.
23826 Malibu Rd.
Rent: $72,500Stats: 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 16,381 square feetA recently-remodeled house with a separate guesthouse with screening room.
23556 Malibu Colony Rd. #67
Rent: $70,000Stats: 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4,200 square feetThis very unattractive 2009 house in the Malibu Colony comes with seven fireplaces, 10 flatscreen TVs, and an elevator.
9914 Shangri La Dr.
Rent: $70,000Stats: 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 14,092 square feet