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7 Rentals Cheaper Than A Round-Trip Flight To Tokyo

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Skip the pricey flight and jet lag — and say “konnichiwa” to these stunning apartments.

For those who love to travel, a trip to Japan could be hard to resist. But who doesn’t love a great apartment? These premium apartments rent for less than the cost of a round-trip flight from New York, NY, to Tokyo (around $1,300). And they just might tempt you into a staycation instead! From stunning views to resort-style pools, these seven prime pads offer all the perks of a sweet vacation — that you can enjoy 365 days a year.

Character building: $1,047/month, American Cigar in Richmond, VA

Rich character doesn’t have to be expensive. This impeccably restored cigar plant has kept its original charm, with exposed brick and beamed ceilings. That chic, industrial look is just the start. You also get two pools, two fitness centers, parking, and other modern amenities. Snag a studio for just over $1,000 and enjoy views of the nearby James River and easy access to the Liberty Trail.

Above and beyond: $1,205/month, SkyHouse River Oaks in Houston, TX

Each apartment at the new 25-story SkyHouse River Oaks building features floor-to-ceiling windows and solar shades. SkyHouse puts you right in the heart of stylish Uptown Houston, TX, a major business district. But you’re still just minutes away from the luxury shops and fine-dining options at the River Oaks District. Plus, the pet-friendly building also includes two saltwater rooftop pools, for a swim with a view. Hello, paradise!

Sunshine style: $1,245/month, SteelHouse in Orlando, FL

Perched at the corner of North Orange Avenue and West Colonial, the new SteelHouse community brings high style to a convenient location. You’ll have direct access to the Orlando Urban Trail and an easy walk to restaurants, nightlife, and shopping. But you may not want to leave home: Storefront-style windows bring the city to you. Enjoy your downtime at the on-site art gallery, outside at the fire pit, or in the resort-style pool.

The mile-high life: $1,260/month, MileHouse in Denver, CO

Forget commuting woes when you move into MileHouse. It’s close to the Tech Center and on a light rail line. When you’re home, you’ll enjoy granite countertops, 9-foot ceilings, and the breathtaking backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Get out there and explore it all with camping and backpacking gear through MileHouse’s partnership with Outdoors Geek. Or just relax on-site with the rooftop pool, lounge, and fitness center.

Nice and easy: $1,283/month, 2268 E. 16th St. #2 in Oakland, CA

At this apartment, the only thing separating you from all Oakland, CA, has to offer is a short walk to the nearest BART stop. These one-bedrooms feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and convenient built-ins, and the complex offers off-street parking and laundry.

Modern classic: $1,295/month, The Mark in Alexandria, VA

The Mark’s bright studio apartments offer ultramodern amenities but exude warmth and classic charm. The pet-friendly community features a pool terrace and grilling patio, plus a fitness center. On-site smart laundry facilities alert you when your clothes are done. Outside, there’s plenty of shopping nearby and easy access to hiking and biking trails along Holmes Run Parkway.

South Seattle hot spot: $1,301/month, The Station at Othello Park in Seattle, WA

The Station at Othello Park sits right on the light rail, providing hop-on, hop-off access to everything Seattle, WA, has to offer. Staying home is just as sweet with this pet-friendly unit, which feels more like a condo than an apartment. A separate den gives you room to stretch out. The oversized walk-in closet means organization. Best of all? See the city (with 360-degree views!) from the sky deck.

Do you think a staycation can be as fun as a globe-trotting adventure? Which do you prefer to spend your money on? Share in the comments below!