Inside L.A.'s Most-Expensive Rental — Ever

Priced at $600,000 per month, the famed Beverly House comes with 17 bedrooms, 29 bathrooms, a library and a palatial pool.

Photo by: Hilton & Hyland The Beverly House library is famous, with hand-carved woodwork and a staircase leading to bookshelves and a second-story wraparound balcony.

Well, this lavish Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion is spectacular, and it does have a bit of a Hearst Castle vibe, but $600,000 per month? It's rumored to be the highest-priced residential rental in the history of L.A.

Do the math, and you'll find that you could buy a nice new home each month for that price — or save up the rent for a year and buy your own $7.2 million mansion.

Of course, for that hefty monthly fee the owners are asking for the famed Beverly House, you get full use of the 3.7-acre estate that includes 17 bedrooms and 29 bathrooms.

You also get the thrill of knowing you're sleeping in the same home where JFK and Jackie honeymooned, and where Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst also frolicked. The Hollywood starlet bought it for the publishing magnate in 1946, and he moved there from his legendary castle, San Simeon, imported some of the interior design features and lived there until the day he died.

Photo by: Hilton & Hyland The landscaping, Venetian columns and cascading waterfalls to the pool would have made William Randolph Hearst feel right at home in his Southern California castle.

Hearst fancied himself a movie mogul, and perhaps that's why the property is outfitted with two lavish screening rooms. Other entertainment options include an art deco nightclub; a tennis compound with lighted courts and indoor bar and media center; a two-story library with hand-carved bookshelves and a wraparound balcony; and a pool area that looks like a cross between Versailles and Tivoli.

You might recognize the house from The Godfather, or perhaps from The Bodyguard, as parts of both films were shot there.

If you want to open the house up for more movie shoots to offset the cost, you'll just have to buy it for the paltry $115,000,000 asking price. Otherwise, your landlord will get most of the location fees.

It's being offered by Hilton & Hyland. Find more info and photos on the original listing.

About the House

Home Exterior: Legendary Beverly House in Beverly Hills, Calif.
  • Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.
  • Listed By: Jeffrey Hyland of Hilton & Hyland
  • Price: $600,000/mo

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