By now, Los Angeles's high-rent rep is quite well-known, but it turns out that even in the super expensive reaches of the market, LA is a standout for its mega-expensive for-rent properties. Rental info site RentCafé has found the 10 most expensive publicly listed rentals in the state of California and turns out they're all in the greater Los Angeles area, which is kind of surprising. (Not even one in the Bay Area?) Mostly concentrated toward the Westside, of course, the houses ran the gamut from Old Hollywood properties in Beverly Hills to sleek new spec houses in the Bird Streets, but none of them were going for cheaper than $85,000, and most were $100,000 a month. Are they worth it? We've mapped them all out for your perusal:Read More
Mapping the 10 Most Expensive Places For Rent in Los Angeles
1013 Beverly Drive
This "Very private and gated Estate" has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a swimming pool, and can be delivered either with or without all the trappings shown in the listing photos (down to the bedding and kitchen accessories). Rent is $85,000.
2529 South Coast
At first glance, yes, this oceanfront castle in Laguna Beach looks a little cartoonish. But the 1921 structure was built by the same developer who created the fanciful Mission Inn in Riverside, and inside features some high, beamed ceilings; fabulous large windows; and just a general atmosphere of old-timey fun. The property, which measures just over a half acre, includes four "guest villas," 12 bedrooms, and 11 bathrooms. It's renting for $95,000.
9105 Hazen Drive
This fancy Bev Hills mansion is lousy with high ceilings and travertine. The master suite at the eight-bedroom property is 3,000 square feet with a private sitting room. There's also an indoor swimming pool and a spa with a 2,000-square-foot "party room." Space abounds for cars, with a six-car private garage, a 10-car "additional garage," and a motor court with room for eight cars. Rent is $98,000.
This OC house in Newport Beach is right along the harbor and features nearly 9,500 square feet of living space between the main house and a guesthouse. There are six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, plus a billiards room, a theater, and an underground wine room. Rent is $100,000.
918 Alpine Drive
This mansion in Beverly Hills sits on about three acres (with very green gardens and lawns) and includes a guesthouse with three "apartments" that each have their own kitchen and bathrooms. The house has a new screening room and a lighted tennis court. Rent is $100,000.
9555 Heather Road
Once owned by Burt Lahr, who played the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, this Beverly Hills house designed by Paul Williams has been lived in by a massive list of celebrities since. The main house in the compound has two master suites, high ceilings, a wetbar, and wine cellar. There's also a bowling alley, tennis court, and koi pond. On and off the market for a few years, it's now asking $28.5 million, but can be rented for just $100,000 a month.
12055 Summit Circle
"[L]ocated in the exclusive guard-gated community, the Summit," this 10,000-square-foot estate has a kitchen decked out with all the fancy bells and whistles (Viking appliances, custom cabinets), a master suite with his-and-hers bathrooms, and a slick screening room with high-definition projection. Rent is $100,000.
1232 Sunset Plaza Drive
The Sunset Strip house made famous by its inclusion in a commercial for a Cadillac hybrid that costs $75,000 is now a pricey rental. The 13,000-square-foot residence, designed by architect Hagy Belzberg, is split into "three distinct structures—a Main Residence, Wellness Center and Guest House," and includes a wine cellar and parking for 30 cars. Last up for sale at $28.8 million, it's renting for $100,000.
1423 Tanager Way
This one-time pad of the Facebook-suing Winklevoss twins is perched on a parcel in the celeb-filled Bird Streets above the Sunset Strip. The nearly-8,000-square-foot residence has five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an infinity pool, and a lounge with wetbar. It's renting for $110,000—a drop from it's previous $150,000-a-month asking price.
9505 Lania Lane
Oh, hideous Palazzo Di Amore, you try so hard. The 12-bedroom, 23-bathroom property boasts a 35,000-square-foot main house, a quarter-mile-long driveway, room for 150 cars, a wine-producing vineyard, two wine cellars in which to store said wine, a bowling alley, a nightclub with rotating dance floor, a theater that can accommodate live shows (there's a dressing room) or movie screenings, and formal gardens. It's selling for just $149 million, or renting for $350,000.