Hi Inga, that must be one heck of a nice townhome. I am guessing it's beach front in Malibu? The devil is in the details on renting or owning. In most cases what you pay is what is discussed with the landlord/owner/manager but make sure you understand exactly what you are responsible for paying. In such a high end property you may be obligated to pay a myriad of things, maintenence, yard care, association fees, utilities, insurance, there really is a myriad of possibilities. I'll be happy to look over your potenital lease agreement...if you invite me to your house warming party in your posh new digs!