1000+ Reasons to rent your Boston apartment during marathon weekend

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What will you be doing this April 20th?

If you’re a savvy Airbnb/HomeAway/VRBO/FlipKey’er or even a once a year host – it’s likely that you’re headed out of town with thousands in revenue from your weekend rental. Most hosts rent out their apartment months in advance to a runner and their family, or someone coming to town for the Boston Marathon. The historic race typically sells out hotels and Airbnb’s in downtown Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and surrounding areas, as early as a year in advance.

This article is meant to inform other would-be-hosts of the opportunity that sits in front of them to simply take a vacation and get paid handsomely while doing so. There are other great things that you can do by renting your apartment during that week. In no particular order, these are:

  1. Help out a runner, their family, or friends by giving them a comfortable and affordable home (even $300/night is inexpensive right now) in or around the city, so that they won’t have to trek out to Worcester, Framingham, or Western Mass after 26.2 grueling miles.
  2. Pledge your proceeds to a worthy cause.
  3. Make a serious dent in your rent or mortgage for the month by renting your apartment for only a few nights.
  4. Check something off your bucket list with your weekend fully funded by your guests.
  5. You get the picture…

Our intelligent pricing software projects $450+ per night for 2 bedroom apartments in downtown Boston, $300+ for 1 bedrooms, and similar income for apartments within a few miles of the Marathon route (ideally T accessible) in Cambridge and Somerville. The typical Marathon guest is renting for 3-4 nights – meaning even a first time host could earn well over $1000 for the weekend. Apartments in the downtown areas, i.e. Back Bay, Fenway, North End, South End, Leather District, Chinatown, and Beacon Hill, are especially attractive to guests and there are few listings left to fill the overwhelming demand.

Want to find out what you can get for the weekend at your apartment? Contact us today and mention “Marathon pricing” in your message.

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