Luxury Apartments Rental Market

Top 10 Silicon Valley Rentals Only the Rich Can Afford

Some of the most exclusive ZIP Codes in Silicon Valley are a magnet for the wealthy. According to Forbes, half of California’s 131 billionaires reside in this affluent tech hub, more than in any other US region!

You think all rich people own million-dollar mansions in sought-after communities, such as Atherton or Los Altos Hills? Not necessarily. The luxury rental market in Silicon Valley is also smoking hot. Renting can be a highly convenient lifestyle choice for the elite, especially if they’re only temporarily working in the Bay Area. Or if they’re looking for a move-in ready home, boasting an impressive array of high-end amenities.

Luxurious designer interiors, resort-style swimming pools, lush tropical gardens, gourmet kitchens, private tennis courts, and golf courses – these are just a few of the perks the super-rich indulge in when renting a luxury home in this IT mecca. No wonder the monthly price tag for these lavish estates is a small fortune.

Are you curious to see what the poshest and priciest homes for rent look like around Silicon Valley? Here are 10 of the most expensive homes you can rent right now (if you’ve got thousands and thousands of dollars to spare every month, of course):

#10. PALO ALTO – Modern New Construction

2082 Channing Ave, Palo Alto, CA

Monthly Rent: $15,000

Address: 2082 Channing Ave, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, CA 94303
Size: 3,308 sq.ft. living area, 3,379 sq.ft. lot, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
Special features: Furnished home, just completed. Located close to Stanford, Downtown Palo Alto, and many well-known employers such as Facebook or Google.
Photo credit: Abe Matar – Landmark Real Estate Service

#9. HILLSBOROUGH – Private Estate with Panoramic Bay Views

2545 Butternut Dr, Hillsborough

Monthly Rent: $15,500

Address: 2545 Butternut Drive, Hillsborough, San Mateo County, CA 94010
Size: 7,500 sq.ft. living area, 1 acre lot, 7 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
Special features: Indoor swimming pool. 8-seat movie theater. Full size tennis court. Basketball court. Club house. Gazebo with surround sound. Built-in fire pit.
Photo credit: oodle Marketplace

#8. LOS ALTOS – Beautiful Energy Efficient Home

154 Bridgton Ct, Los Altos, CA

Monthly Rent: $17,500

Address: 154 Bridgton Ct, Los Altos, Santa Clara County, CA 94022
Size:6,466 sq.ft. living area, 19,169 sq.ft. lot, 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
Special features: 3 blocks from downtown Los Altos. Rent includes gardener, pool, and spa service. Energy efficient features: double pane windows, skylights, solar power, thermostat controller.
Photo credit: Stephanie Nash – Alain Pinel Realtors

#7.  MENLO PARK – Wonderful Home in a Premier Location

80 San Mateo Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Monthly Rent: $17,500

Address: 80 San Mateo Drive, Menlo Park, San Mateo County, CA 94025
Size: 3,960 sq.ft. living area, 36,154 sq.ft. lot, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
Special features: Private setting adjacent to creek and just minutes from Stanford Univesity and Downtown Menlo and Palo Alto. Flexibility with time of lease. A multi-year arrangement is possible.
Photo credit: Abe Matar – Landmark Real Estate Service

#6. ATHERTON – Remodeled, Furnished Ranch Home

196 Patricia Dr, Atherton, CA 94027

Monthly Rent: $18,000

Address: 196 Patricia Dr, Atherton, San Mateo County, CA 94027
Size: Approx. 2,950 sq. ft. living area, 32,000 sq. ft. lot, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Special features: Completely remodeled. Wonderful gardens and swimming pool. Bright and spacious interiors.
Photo credit: Gustave White – Sotheby’s International Realty

#5. ATHERTON – Classic and Timeless 2-Story Home

97 Mandarin Way, Atherton, CA 94027

Monthly Rent: $20,000

Address: 97 Mandarin Way, Atherton, San Mateo County, CA 94027
Size: 3,970 sq.ft. living area, 1 acre lot, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Special features: Superb location, with access to top-rated Las Lomitas schools. Beautiful hardwood flooring. Great room with chef’s kitchen. Manicured grounds, the ideal place for outdoor living.
Photo credit: oodle Marketplace

#4. HILLSBOROUGH – Large Estate with Pool and Tennis court

333 Richmond Ave, Hillsborough

Monthly Rent: $20,000

Address: 333 Richmond Ave, Hillsborough, San Mateo County, CA 94010
Size: 6,886 sq.ft. living area, 43,124 sq.ft. lot, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
Special features: Prime location on a level lot in a cul-de-sac. Huge library. Pool, tennis court, spa. 4-car detached garage.
Photo credit: Nino Real Estate

#3. LOS ALTOS HILLS  – Exquisite Gated Mansion

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Monthly Rent: $20,000

Address: 26966 W Fremont Rd, Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara County, CA 94022
Size: 5,234 sq.ft. living area, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Special features: Circular driveway and fountain. Golfers putting green and sand trap. Lush landscape backyard and pool. Three fireplaces. Two custom in-wall wine storage areas.
Photo credit: oodle Marketplace

#2. ATHERTON – Gorgeous Custom Estate

1 Kilroy Way, Atherton

Monthly Rent: $25,000

Address: 1 Kilroy Way, Atherton, San Mateo County, CA 94027
Size: 8,516 sq.ft. living area, 44,866 sq. ft. lot, 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms
Special features: Gourmet kitchen. Top of the line appliances, center island. Temperature controlled wine cellar. Sparkling pool. Built-in BBQ center with TV alcove.
Photo credit: The Brokerage Real Estate

#1. WOODSIDE – Amazing Tropical Villa

330 Ridgewood Rd, Woodside, CA

Monthly Rent: $36,000

Address: 330 Ridgeway Rd, Woodside, San Mateo County, CA 94062
Size: 4,600 sq.ft. living area, 54,450 sq. ft. lot, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Special features: Lush tropical landscape. Pool, tennis court, basketball court, spa, cabana. Completely reconstructed. 98 palm trees. To be rented furnished.
Photo credit: leesellsmore.com

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Nicky Iudean

Online content developer Nicky Iudean loves writing about real estate, interior design, and lifestyle topics for RENTCafe.com. She keeps busy by raising two tiny humans, daydreaming about travelling the world, and cooking healthy for her crew. You can reach her by email or Twitter.

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