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America's Most Expensive Rentals 2013

America's Most Expensive Rentals

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High-end rentals in the most desirable cities and vacation destinations are always costly. But just how high do rents climb in the United States? The real estate website Trulia compiled a list of the properties with the highest rental prices.

These properties must all be mansions, right? Wrong. Actually only one has enough square footage to qualify, and that one barely squeaks in at 10,000 square feet. Well then—surely these must all be the most high-end and updated properties around? Not necessarily. In some cases the shockingly steep rent prices are dictated in large part by the location, and other factors can be secondary. From Beverly Hills mansion to beach house to penthouse, these are the most expensive rentals on the market.

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By Colleen Kane
Posted 17 Jan. 2013

$45,000 a Month

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Location: New York
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3,000

This penthouse atop the luxury 10-floor Oculus Condominium, just off Union Square, offers panoramic views of the surrounding Flatiron District, Chelsea, Greenwich Village and points beyond. Counting the outdoor terrace space, it has 6,000 square feet. Features include cherry hardwood floors, maid's rooms, a gas fireplace, and Viking kitchen appliances. The Oculus offers 24-hour doorman/concierge service and a resident manager.

$45,000

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Location: New York
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5
Square Footage: N/A

This furnished duplex in the landmark Studio Building on the Upper East Side was designed in the early 20th century by architect/landscape designer Charles A. Platt, who also lived in this apartment from until his death in 1933. It features a double height living room, his and her baths in the master suite, four fireplaces and a Crestron sound/entertainment, alarm and air conditioning system.


$45,000

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Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8
Square Footage: 10,000

This classic European villa-style mansion on slightly more than half an acre was built in 1972 and is updated with the kitchen, gym and media room expected in today's luxury properties. The family room has built-in cabinetry and French doors that lead out to the terrace, swimming pool and column-flanked hot tub.


$45,000

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Location: Westhampton, N.Y.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3,000

This Tuscan style getaway in Westhampton Beach is available as a seasonal rental for those who summer in the East End. It features two living areas, parquet floors and a heated outdoor pool, and it's convenient to the shops and restaurants of Main Street.


$47,500

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Location: Miami Beach, Fla.
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9
Square Footage: 8,296

Here's a chance to rent from Robert Keith Gray, who once worked as appointments secretary for then-President Dwight Eisenhower. The Pine Tree Drive estate sits on 1 acre with a deep-water dock. The house has marble floors, ornamented coffered ceilings, a new gourmet chef's kitchen and butler pantry and a freestanding guest house with two apartments.

$49,000

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Location: East Hampton, N.Y.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3,000

For the a second Hamptons offering on the list, this circa-1990 contemporary home sits on 2 private wooded acres but is near the beach and village. It has a solar heated pool, spacious partially shaded decking and a fireplace.

$49,000

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Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: N/A
Square Footage: 9,000

This "gated celebrity hideaway" on Mulholland Drive was featured on "The Apprentice," and to that end, it's well suited for events and entertaining. It has panoramic views, a pool and spa, two media rooms, 10 plasma TVs and three large reception rooms.


$49,000

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Location: Water Mill, N.Y.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 2,600

And finally, in the tie for the top rental cost is another Southampton area property, five minutes from the ocean, this one in the hamlet of Water Mill. The home's owner designed the colorful and contemporary yet cozy and interiors. The living room has French doors opening to the patio, and the hedged-in yard has a pool.