Rental Real Estate Heats Up

By Melinda Sheckells | VEGASSEVEN.COM

The development of architecturally interesting, affordable mid-rise luxe rental properties is on the rise, coinciding with a large demand by those seeking a carefree, low-maintenance lifestyle.

California transplants are especially fond of this type of living because it mimics many of the offerings there. The communities feature amenities that rival resorts, and as the weather gets warmer, the pool scene at home becomes just as important as the one on the Strip. Here’s a look at a few of the most chic:

The Lennox

Location: Cactus Avenue and Bermuda Road

Details: 100 units, starting at $1,250/month.

Outdoor amenities: Two gas grills with mini fridges, fire pit, day beds, complimentary beverages and snacks, six cabanas with TVs and an indoor/outdoor gym.

The vibe: Day party. The residents at this community, dubbed the “Melrose Place of Las Vegas,” love to frolic poolside. Many work in the service industry, so the outdoor life comes alive on Sundays and Mondays.

The closer: Poolside games such as a foosball, ping-pong, bag toss and giant Jenga.

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas residences

While it qualifies as neither affordable nor mid-rise, the residences at luxury resort Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas are one of the most coveted addresses in town, and a few opportunities exist for renters.

Location: Adjacent to Aria

Details: 225 units, $3,200-$12,500/month.

Outdoor amenities: 166 lounge chairs, two pools, two Jacuzzis and a plunge pool, two showers, 19 cabanas.

The vibe: Luxury resort. As a resident, you are checking in for more than just a few nights, so make sure you are on a first-name status with your cabana attendant. Plus, hit up the pool café, which serves fresh, light fare to achieve your #bodygoals.

The closer: Owners and renters get the same amenities as hotel guests. Cabana rentals come with mini smoothies and frozen fruit, a complimentary mini bar with non-alcoholic beverages, suncare and passed pool amenities every hour.