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Trulia’s Favorite Rentals of 2016

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From palatial castles to quiet family neighborhoods, these homes offer something for every renter.

Who says you have to own a house for it to be a home? These rentals, from Weehawken, NJ, to Atlanta, GA, embody the best part of having your own space (quiet, tree-lined streets, infinity pools, and endless yards) without the constant maintenance. We’ve rounded up Trulia’s nine most-viewed rental properties of 2016 from January 1 to December 4, ranked in order of popularity. Make like Goldilocks and find the home that is just right for you in the list below, starting with the most-viewed rental home of 2016.

1. Opulent amenities meet historic charm

$40,000/month, 45 W. Clinton Ave., Irvington, NY 10533

Snap up the opportunity to reside in one of the most distinctive homes on the rental market, the rose-hued Armour-Stiner (Octagon) House overlooking the Hudson River. The 8,400-square-foot home has 20 rooms, including a formal ballroom, and ornate, detailed woodwork and painted ceilings. The historic 19th-century gem, which sits on a beautifully maintained property with a carriage house and original Lord & Burnham conservatory, is close to the train station to New York, NY.

2. City proximity without the traffic

$800/month, 2615 Habersham Drive, Decatur, GA 30032

Take a trip back to 1954 with this three-bedroom, two-bathroom property, located just 7 miles from Atlanta, GA. The brick-fronted home, set in a cozy neighborhood, has a carport and hardwood floors. The home permits dogs and cats, so enjoy walking your pooch through the wooded area surrounding the house.

3. Renovated in the Peach State

$600/month, 3045 Washington Road, Atlanta, GA 30344

Not sure if you want to be a renter for much longer? Get the opportunity to potentially own your own home with this rent-to-own three-bedroom house. The house was built in 1950 but has a new roof. Cats and small dogs are also allowed, so you don’t have to worry about leaving Fido behind.

4. Reside like Southern royalty

$16,000/month, 5300 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30327

Live like kings and queens at this seven-bedroom, seven-plus-bathroom English Tudor estate with a pool, waterfall, and Jacuzzi. Sound like a lot of upkeep? Don’t sweat it: The owner provides maintenance for the house and yard. The family and living rooms, as well as the study, all have fireplaces, and you can perfect your shot in the billiard room when you aren’t enjoying the steam shower and claw-foot tub in the master suite. A few months in this furnished rental home, set on 3.19 acres, will make you wish it were up for sale.

5. Palace on the Hudson

$35,000/month, 83 Kingswood Road, Weehawken, NJ 07086

Feel as though you’re living in the Big Apple without the hassle of traffic at this magnificent four-bedroom, six-plus-bathroom home overlooking the Hudson River and that world-famous city skyline. The property sits on King’s Bluff and has an infinity pool set among stone terraces. The mansion is refined luxury at its best, with wrought-iron interior staircase railings, a shimmering oversized chandelier that greets guests in the foyer, and tiled, spa-like bathrooms.

6. Idyllic quiet in the suburbs

$4,150/month, 1487 Tower Road, Winnetka, IL 60093

This pet-friendly, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home with a lot of character (think dark wood and pitched-beam ceilings) is close to parks and public transportation and sits in a community just 20 miles from Chicago, IL. The newer kitchen has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and an inviting backyard extends the interior space outdoors.

7. You’ll never have late fees at this library

$3,500/month, 2201 Green St. #5, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Rent a piece of history when you rent the original library of the Bergdoll Mansion, built in 1936. The library has two gilded rooms with original fireplaces, high ceilings, walnut floors, mahogany millwork, a bath, and a new kitchen. Two terraces showcase views of the lush gardens, and you’re close to the city’s museums and Fairmount Park. A much-needed bonus: Gated parking is included in the rent.

8. Castle living with a mountain view

$36,000/month, 26192 Oroville Place, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Take in the expansive views of the Saddleback Mountains from the stone terraces at this seven-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bathroom house. The 11,119-square-foot castlelike home has rich wood paneling and tiled floors as well as a 12-seat theater, library, wine cellar, and even a piano bar. Go for a walk along the stream that runs through the greenery-filled property or challenge friends and family to an on-property miniature golf game before relaxing in the pool and hot tub.

9. Easy access to an outdoor lifestyle

$1,330/month, 1507 High Sierra Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Spend plenty of time outdoors, either on the front porch or the back deck with multiple seating areas, at this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home. The recently remodeled 1,716-square-foot home has wood floors and wall paneling (and tile in the new kitchen) and sits in a quiet neighborhood, perfect for families.

Which of these popular home rentals earned your thumbs-up? Let us know in the comments!