With a stopover price tag that's more than three times the average cost to buy a home, the Beverly House is thought to be America's most expensive rental. At $600,000 a month, it's an exorbitant fee for a temporary stay that only the megarich can afford.
"When the filthy rich need a temporary pied-a-terre, they rent places like the Beverly House," said author Mark Ellwood of CNBC's "The Filthy Rich Guide."
Beverly House sits on 6 private acres that include two guest homes. The main mansion is 50,000 square feet and has 17 bedrooms and 30 bathrooms. Rent for the Beverly Hills property makes it the most expensive in the U.S., according to Jeff Hyland, president of Hilton & Hyland, the agency listing the home.
But to prove it's the most expensive rental in America isn't so easy, according to Trulia's chief economist, Jed Kolko.
"Because so many of the most expensive rentals are never formally listed, we're unable to say if any specific listing is the most expensive," Kolko said. But he did go on to say that "$600,000 per month is an extraordinary rental amount."
The per-month-fee dwarfs the average median cost of a house in the U.S., which is $176,000, according to Zillow. And it's three times the most expensive rental currently listed in the site's database, which is $200,000 for a Malibu home.
Two different home rental sites, RadPad and Lovely, confirmed they do not have listings that high. RadPad founder Jonathan Eppers said the price doesn't come close to any of the 2 million homes listed in its database over the past 18 months.
"Based on my own experience, I would say that this is the most expensive rental I've ever heard about," he said.