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What Luxury Looks Like in 10 of the Most Expensive Cities for Renters in Florida

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With its unique combination of classy and sassy, dream-like views, flow of celebrities hanging out at The Setai, adventurous Orlando and 663 miles of beaches, we have to agree with Walt Disney that Florida is a place that captures your imagination. It has it all, well, minus the winter, but who cares about that when you can look tanned and fit all year long?

But let’s experience the “sunshine state” from a different perspective – luxury! We decided to compare the most luxurious rentals in 10 of Florida’s most expensive cities for renters right now. And we found that lavish properties come with various price tags depending on their location.

What makes these rental properties outstanding? Is it their location, their size, their unique features? We compared all of those things and here’s how they stack up:

the most luxurious rentals in 10 of Florida’s most expensive cities for renters

A Virtual Tour of Florida’s Most Luxurious Rentals

The cherry on top is a $150,000/month neo-classical Miami Beach mansion (#1 pin on the map below) with a fantastic waterfront and magnificent views of the ocean and downtown Miami. But surprisingly, for just $7,500/month you could rent an impressive villa in Doral (#10 pin on the map below) that competes side-by-side with Miami’s Beach estates, boasting exquisite interiors and an enviable pool and Jacuzzi outside.

Click the pins on the interactive map below to see more details about each property:

For the free-spirit inside you we also found two amazing apartments: an impeccable, fully-furnished penthouse in Boca Raton (#7 pin), with marvelous ocean-views from each window, and a full-floor unit in one of the best locations in Sunny Isles Beach (#4 pin) with its own private pool and spa-like bathroom.

Indulge yourself with these dreamy photos and let your imagination run free:

1. MIAMI BEACH – Amazing Neo-Classical bayfront villa

4730 North BAY RD Miami Beach Miami-Dade County

4730 North BAY RD Miami Beach Miami-Dade County

Monthly Price: $150,000
Square Feet: 14,000
Address: 4730 North Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Features: One-of-a-kind, newly-built masterpiece home designed by Austin Harrelson, with a magnificent Neo-Classical touch. Estate spanning over 14,000 SF and set on a 27,000 SF lot with an amazing 130 feet water frontage. Soaring ceilings, custom built-ins, movie theater, separate guest quarters, beautiful sunsets and the best open bay downtown views Miami has to offer.
Photo Credits: Point2Homes.com

2. PALM BEACH – Mizner’s oceanfront architectural  landmark

473 N County Road Palm Beach Palm Beach County FL 33480

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Monthly Price: $95,000
Square Feet: 10, 546
Address: 473 N County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Features: This landmark estate, with incredible ocean views, is an enduring legend of architectural and historic significance designed by the famous Addison Mizner, the architect who revived Florida’s looks. The picturesque 12-bedroom has detailed fireplaces accompanied by hand-painted tiles, and sits on over 1.5 acres with 150 feet of direct beachfront. The fairy-tale house, with Spanish influences, also offers a great outdoor loggia for entertaining, as well as a beautiful pool, tennis court and a beach cabana.
Photo Credits: Point2Homes.com

3. DELRAY BEACH – Resort-like mansion

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473 N County Road Palm Beach Palm Beach County FL 33480
Monthly Price: $65,000
Square Feet: 6,503
Address: 511 S Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Features: This property has some of the calmest and most relaxing views in Florida. Imagine waking up in the morning, ready for your daily dose of exercise, jumping from bed straight into the ocean-view infinity pool. Is there a better start of the day? This fabulous single-family house, offering 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and 100-foot water frontage is the perfect place to reinvent yourself.
Photo Credits: Point2Homes.com

4. SUNNY ISLES BEACH – Rare oceanfront apartment

7749 Collins Ave TS27 Sunny Isles Beach Miami-Dade County FL 33160

7749 Collins Ave TS27 Sunny Isles Beach Miami-Dade County FL 33160

Monthly Price: $49,000
Square Feet: 8,750
Address: 17749 Collins Ave TS27, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Features: A rare opportunity to rent a full-floor unit in the newest oceanfront condo Mansions at Acqualina. The unit has gorgeous marble floors, top-of-the-line Onyx bathrooms, swim spa and fireplace. This residence offers a private pool, a summer kitchen and unique 360 degree views of the ocean, the intracoastal and the Miami skyline and top-notch Fendi closets.
Photo Credits: Point2Homes.com

5. FORT LAUDERDALE – Grandiose waterfront gated estate

828 SOLAR ISLE DR, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, FL 33301828 SOLAR ISLE DR, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, FL 33301
Monthly Price: $44,500
Square Feet: 11,767
Address: 828 Solar Isle Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Features: Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, has 185 miles of navigable water and we found the perfect 150’ of deep dockage for your boat in exclusive waterfront neighborhood Las Olas Isles. Now add to the recipe oversized pool and Jacuzzi, newly furnished interiors, spacious entertaining areas and spectacular views. What do you get? A house which combines them all, plus privacy and elegance.
Photo Credits: Point2Homes.com

6. CORAL GABLES – Contemporary heaven

9550 JOURNEYS END RD Coral Gables Miami-Dade County FL 33156

9550 JOURNEYS END RD Coral Gables Miami-Dade County FL 33156

Monthly Price: $38,000
Square Feet: 9,105
Address: 955 Journeys End Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156
Features: This heaven-like estate, work of Chad Oppenheim  architects (yeah, you’re right, the same guys planning Nature City in Abu-Dhabi), with a salt water deep pool, private dock, tennis court and a park-like sanctuary is the perfect getaway from normality.
Photo Credits: Point2Homes.com

7. BOCA RATON – Extraordinary oceanfront penthouse

1000 S Ocean Boulevard 602 Boca Raton Palm Beach County FL 33432

1000 S Ocean Boulevard 602 Boca Raton Palm Beach County FL 33432

Monthly Price: $35,000
Square Feet: 5,346
Address: 1000 S Ocean Boulevard 602, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Features: An extraordinary penthouse, representing the quintessential beach residence that will please the taste of the most discerning individuals. The rental includes a private elevator landing, a fireplace room and a spa-like master bath. With the Lake Terrace to the northwest, Ocean Terrace to southeast and over 5,300 square feet of pure luxury, what more could you ask for?
Photo Credits: Point2Homes.com

8. AVENTURA – Oldie but goldie

2600 ISLAND BL 2706 Aventura Miami-Dade County FL 33160

2600 ISLAND BL 2706 Aventura Miami-Dade County FL 33160
Monthly Price: $30,000
Square Feet: 4,740
Address:2600 Island Bl L 2706, Aventura, FL 33160
Features: Located on prestigious Williams Islands, with a view to die-for, water frontage and an exclusive community,  this comfortable and spacious apartment is perfect for boosting your independent journey.
Photo Credits: Point2Homes.com

9. WESTON – Private imposing villa

3460 Paddock Rd Weston Broward County FL 33331

3460 Paddock Rd Weston Broward County FL 33331

Monthly Price: $15,000
Square Feet: 6,800
Address: 3460 Paddock Rd, Weston, FL 33331
Features: This masterpiece house is located in Florida’s prime suburb Weston, with titles such as “best places to live” and “biggest earners”. Weston’s most expensive property offers a wide variety of special features: wine room, private master outdoor lounge area, pool and spa with outdoor grill, and dining areas with lake views.
Photo Credits: Point2Homes.com

10. DORAL – The jewel of Doral

Doral FL 33178

Doral FL 33178

Monthly Price: $7,500
Square Feet: 2,696
Address: 4794 NW 104 Ave, Doral, FL 33178
Features: This stylish corner home in Doral Park is all about style, luxury and comfort. Charming inside out, the property has 4 bedrooms, all rooms carefully designed to the tiniest detail, a gorgeous kitchen and a movie theater. Outside you can enjoy a deep blue pool, a Jacuzzi and a custom made pergola. More than just a chic Doral house, this property has an environmentally-friendly solar system.
Photo Credits: Point2Homes.com

Story by: Ruxandra Patrascu-Maian
Graphics by: Ioana Pop

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Nadia Balint is a senior creative writer for RENTCafé. She covers news and trends in residential and commercial real estate and their impact on our everyday life, including rental housing, for-sale housing, real estate development, homeownership, market reports, insurance, landlord-tenant laws, personal finance, urban development, economy, sustainability, and social issues. Nadia holds a B.S. in Business Management from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. You can connect with Nadia via email.

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