South Florida Homeowners Renting Out Their Homes for Big Games

South Florida residents are trying to cash in on the upcoming Pro Bowl and Super Bowl by renting their homes to out-of-town football fans. When South Florida hosted the Super Bowl in 2007, the average hotel room cost $499 a night, but for the upcoming 2010 game, Davona Lynch would like everyone to know that her 3-bedroom, 2-bath home that is located just 15 minutes from the Land Shark Stadium, is available for a nightly rate of just $300. Pets are welcome. Even though she acknowledges that her Hollywood home isn’t new nor contains any luxury amenities, she thinks it’s a good option for anyone who needs a place to stay with access to a kitchen and laundry room. Lynch has listed her home on Craigslist.

Lynch is among many of South Florida’s homeowners who have decided to post up their homes for rent right on time for the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl. Private residences that are available for rent during that week ranges from Lynch’s $300-a-night home, to a single Boca Raton bedroom for $500 a night, or to Earl Hord’s Pompano Beach home with steam room, grand piano and three-car garage for $15,000 a week.

With football’s two events on consecutive weekends, more fans will want to stay the entire week to catch both games. It’s also the first time since 1979 that the game matching AFC and NFC all-stars will be played outside Hawaii, so the Pro Bowl is expected to draw a very large audience. It will be played Jan. 31, a week before the Feb. 7 Super Bowl.

Via: Miami Herald