Uptown at the Waldorf Towers there are two apartments that are six-figure rentals. One is the Cole Porter Suite, home to composer Cole Porter from the 1930s to the 1960s. The five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath suite rents for $150,000 a month. Since it’s part of the Waldorf Hotel, it comes with twice-daily maid service and full concierge services, according to broker Margaret Bay.
Bay is also showing a suite on another floor that goes for $135,000 a month. She said both are currently empty, but that they often rent for weeks or months at a time.
Joyce Rey, a Realtor in California, has a mansion on Lania Lane for $195,000 a month that features a disco and a tennis court. Another property she handles, on Heather Road in Beverly Hills, looks more like a Connecticut estate than California spread. With the guest house and the pool, it rents for $100,000 a month.
The rich who rent for six figures are usually celebrities, foreigners or entrepreneurs who need short-term shelter – but on a scale to which they are accustomed. (Michael Jackson was reportedly paying $100,000 a month for the Holmby Hills, Ca. mansion he was renting when he died.)Page 2 of 4 | Prev Page | Next Page