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Mapping The Top 10 Most Expensive Rentals in America

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The fabulously wealthy and fickle—or those simply not ready to plunk down tens of millions on a single home—can try out some of the country's most exclusive and expensive homes, simply by spending six figures every month on rent. Interested? Mapped below, please find the ten of the most expensive rentals on the market, including actor Pierce Brosnan's Malibu manse, listed for $250K per month, and the Rhode Island estate that Nicholas Cage lost to bankruptcy, now up for rent for $100K.

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1. $250,000

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31118 Broadbeach Rd, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

It may have only been available last summer, but this $250K per month rental was the most expensive in the country in 2012. Owned by former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan, the environmentally friendly spread sits on Malibu's Broad Beach.

2. $217,000

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269 Great Plains Rd
Southampton, NY 11968

The Hamptons are rife with high-priced rentals, but this is currently the single most expensive on the open market. Listed for $650K for the three-month summer period, this 16,000-square-foot shingle-style mansion boasts seven bedrooms and 10 baths.

3. $200,000

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1880 Meadow Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

This seven-bedroom contemporary on Southampton's Meadow Lane is a near constant on the Hamptons summer rental market. The prized location earns it a hefty rent of $200K per month in the summer.

4. $195,000

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9505 Lania Ln
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Owned by billionaire Jeff Greene, this sprawling Beverly Hills manse is listed for $195K per month. Centered around a seven-bedroom house with more than 28,000 square feet under the roof, the estate also boasts "vineyards, a tennis court, beautiful gardens, commercial kitchens, discotheque, and fabulous master suite."

5. $166,000

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612 Halsey Ln
Water Mill, NY 11976

Known as The Sandcastle, this 26,500-square-foot megamansion was built by Hamptons homogenizer Joe Farrell, who packed in every concievable amenity in order to achieve a $166K per month rental rate. From the listing: "Rock Climbing Wall, DJ Booth, Virtual Golf, 2 Lane Bowling Alley, Full Bar and Disco, Spa, Media Area, Full Gym and Steam Room, Squash, Racquetball, Basketball and Volleyball Court, Tennis, 30 x 60 Gunite Pool."

6. $150,000

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100 E 50th St
New York, NY 10022

Once occupied by legendary composer and playwright Cole Porter, this five-bedroom flat in Manhattan's Waldorf Towers is currently the city's most expensive, listed at $150K per month.

7. $125,000

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23416 Malibu Colony Rd, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

Located directly on the beach in the coveted Malibu Colony—a gated community popular with celebrities—this four-bedroom house might not look like much, but it is asking $125K per month in high season, or $70K a month for the entire year.

8. $125,000

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768 5th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Regular rooms are expensive enough at NYC's Plaza Hotel, but the Astor Suite will set one lucky renter back $125K per month. The four-bedroom suite has park views, five bathrooms, and a rare private terrace.

9. $110,000

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80 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10023

Located in the Time Warner Center, this apartment might be the worst value for money in NYC, no matter how nice the views. It has just two bedrooms and one bathroom, but is asking $110K per month.

10. $100,000

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75 Gray Craig Rd
Middletown, RI 02842

Formerly owned by property hungry (and cash poor) actor Nic Cage, the very private Rhode Island estate known as Gray Craig now rents for around $100K per month. That price includes eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms, spread over nearly 25,000 square feet.

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1. $250,000

31118 Broadbeach Rd, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, CA 90265

It may have only been available last summer, but this $250K per month rental was the most expensive in the country in 2012. Owned by former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan, the environmentally friendly spread sits on Malibu's Broad Beach.

31118 Broadbeach Rd, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

2. $217,000

269 Great Plains Rd, Southampton, NY 11968

The Hamptons are rife with high-priced rentals, but this is currently the single most expensive on the open market. Listed for $650K for the three-month summer period, this 16,000-square-foot shingle-style mansion boasts seven bedrooms and 10 baths.

269 Great Plains Rd
Southampton, NY 11968

3. $200,000

1880 Meadow Ln, Southampton, NY 11968

This seven-bedroom contemporary on Southampton's Meadow Lane is a near constant on the Hamptons summer rental market. The prized location earns it a hefty rent of $200K per month in the summer.

1880 Meadow Ln
Southampton, NY 11968

4. $195,000

9505 Lania Ln, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Owned by billionaire Jeff Greene, this sprawling Beverly Hills manse is listed for $195K per month. Centered around a seven-bedroom house with more than 28,000 square feet under the roof, the estate also boasts "vineyards, a tennis court, beautiful gardens, commercial kitchens, discotheque, and fabulous master suite."

9505 Lania Ln
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5. $166,000

612 Halsey Ln, Water Mill, NY 11976

Known as The Sandcastle, this 26,500-square-foot megamansion was built by Hamptons homogenizer Joe Farrell, who packed in every concievable amenity in order to achieve a $166K per month rental rate. From the listing: "Rock Climbing Wall, DJ Booth, Virtual Golf, 2 Lane Bowling Alley, Full Bar and Disco, Spa, Media Area, Full Gym and Steam Room, Squash, Racquetball, Basketball and Volleyball Court, Tennis, 30 x 60 Gunite Pool."

612 Halsey Ln
Water Mill, NY 11976

6. $150,000

100 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022

Once occupied by legendary composer and playwright Cole Porter, this five-bedroom flat in Manhattan's Waldorf Towers is currently the city's most expensive, listed at $150K per month.

100 E 50th St
New York, NY 10022

7. $125,000

23416 Malibu Colony Rd, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, CA 90265

Located directly on the beach in the coveted Malibu Colony—a gated community popular with celebrities—this four-bedroom house might not look like much, but it is asking $125K per month in high season, or $70K a month for the entire year.

23416 Malibu Colony Rd, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

8. $125,000

768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Regular rooms are expensive enough at NYC's Plaza Hotel, but the Astor Suite will set one lucky renter back $125K per month. The four-bedroom suite has park views, five bathrooms, and a rare private terrace.

768 5th Ave
New York, NY 10019

9. $110,000

80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023

Located in the Time Warner Center, this apartment might be the worst value for money in NYC, no matter how nice the views. It has just two bedrooms and one bathroom, but is asking $110K per month.

80 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10023

10. $100,000

75 Gray Craig Rd, Middletown, RI 02842

Formerly owned by property hungry (and cash poor) actor Nic Cage, the very private Rhode Island estate known as Gray Craig now rents for around $100K per month. That price includes eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms, spread over nearly 25,000 square feet.

75 Gray Craig Rd
Middletown, RI 02842