Ever wonder how the wealthiest tenants live?
Take a look at some of Melbourne’s most expensive rentals where the bond is enough to fund a luxe holiday and the yearly outgoings would make for a healthy house deposit.
From stylish sky homes to architecturally designed inner city houses, these are the properties people are willing to pay thousands of dollars a week to call home, temporarily.
Albert Park – $1900/week
It will cost tenants just under $100,000 a year in rent to live in this luxe Albert Park house, plus a $9500 bond.
But in return the tenants get to call the uber stylish pad, at 10 Withers St, home.
Its impressive inclusions range from heated polished concrete floors, to a gas fireplace and lift.
There’s also a rooftop entertainment area complete with a plunge pool, barbecue kitchen, banquette seating and powder room.
Belle Property leasing agent Stefan Joannides said the property had never been lived in and had a few features that were unique to the rental market, including the lift and pool.
“Given the current circumstances with the virus, it is really impacting the high-end market but we have had quite strong inquiry given how special it is,” he said.
“The finishes are high quality with marble benchtops, stainless-steel appliances, polished concrete and floor-to-ceiling windows.”
Mr Joannides said the were two main groups of renters who were interested in leasing high-end homes, including rentvestors and internationals.
“Some people like to buy in more affordable areas and then rent in the area they want to live in,” he said.
“A lot of people that pay that sort of money are from overseas and their companies have given them a (rent) allowance.”
Middle Park – $2300/week
Renters will be forking out $2300 a week to call this fully-renovated Victorian home.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house at 96 Hambleton St was advertised as a family home in a blue-chip location.
A soundproof office, open-plan main living area, kitchen with Miele appliances and gas-heated saltwater pool are features of the property.
It’s for lease through Cayzer Albert Park.
Melbourne – $2500/week
If you have a $15,000 bond at the ready and are after a luxurious city apartment with impressive views, then this apartment might be the one.
The four-bedroom apartment at 7106/228 La Trobe St costs $2500 per week and is part of the Aurora Melbourne Central development.
The complex features a cinema, karaoke room, gym, sauna, pool, themed dining and lounge rooms, outdoor jacuzzi and barbecue area, a yoga and dance barre zone.
Ironfish are marketing the property.
Southbank – $3900/week
Tenants looking to lap up the city lifestyle might find this Southbank penthouse a tempting option.
The five-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment will cost renters an eye-watering $3900 a week, or more than $200,000 for a 12-month lease.
The glam offering comes fully furnished and features a gas fireplace and balcony.