Seattle and Portland continue to lead home price increases across the US. While the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices data shows that nationally home prices rose 5.1 percent in August, gains were much larger in those two cities — in Seattle prices jumped 11.4 percent, while in Portland they rose 11.7 percent.

With home prices on the rise, more and more Seattle residents are understandably choosing to rent instead of buy, taking the rental market to new heights. To see just how crazy it’s become, check out the list below of the five most expensive rentals on the market in Seattle right now. 

1. 1210 3rd Avenue North — $18,000 per month

queen anne rental


This three-bedroom 4,535-square-foot palace in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood comes fully furnished and has a hot tub, french doors, sauna and magical views of downtown. Feeling a little chilly? Don’t worry, this place has three fireplaces and a wet bar to warm you right up.

2. 2904 – 1521 2nd Avenue — $7,500 per month

elliot bay rental


Wow. This place has a spectacular unobstructed view of Elliot Bay. Life is good inside the bedrooms of apartment 2904. For the insanely wealthy person who can afford it (who is this person?), the place comes with surround sound, a chef’s kitchen and a sky lounge.

3. 201 – 1000 1st Avenue — $7,000 per month

madison tower rental


Live inside a corner apartment of Madison Tower. The apartment comes with valet service, a 24-hour concierge and room service. Is this an apartment or a hotel? Enjoy a luxurious kitchen and magical views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.

4. 8568 Sand Point Way Northeast — $6,950 per month

sand point rental


After running around in the giant yard for a few hours, cool your face on the slab granite countertops. This home sits on Lake Washington and includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,400 square feet of glorious space. Pets are allowed, but must be pre-approved by the owner.

5. Unit Ee – 1525 9th Avenue — $6,600 per month

penthouse rental


Live out your “Fifty Shades of Grey” fantasies in this 40th-floor penthouse. You can admire yourself in the backlit mirrors, hit up the wine fridge and work out in the full gym downstairs. Which is worse? Cleaning up after yourself or walking the dog? For $6,000 per month, you decide — this place offers complimentary bi-weekly housecleaning or dog walking.

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