I am a fairly new Airbnb host in a suburb outside Houston. The Super Bowl is coming in about 7 months and already I am seeing listings for ridiculous amounts like $10,000 a night.
Clearly I would like to get the best bookings for this event, but I’m not sure about the right price and options. For the last 6 months I’ve had a single room with private bath and semi-private sitting area / kitchenette, which has been bringing in some decent bookings. In the next month I will be opening a new room with private bath that will share the sitting area. Both these rooms are upstairs.
For the Super Bowl only I want to rent out the master bedroom with private bath downstairs, with possible access to the downstairs living area and maybe kitchen. There is another room in the house where my husband and I can sleep that has its own bathroom, so we can provide private spaces to all guests.
All these rooms are separate listings - how I can combine them to accommodate a large party of maybe 6-8 people? If I make the listing “whole house” does that mean that we can’t be there during the booking? It’s not really the whole house - the office and the extra bedroom are off limits and we do live here.
Also, does anyone have suggestions for pricing? We are about 30 miles from the stadium, but I hear that the hotels in town are already fully booked so people will get desperate.
Should there be a minimum booking of 3 days? Longer?
When should I open the dates? Now, or wait until it’s 3 months away?
Has anyone been in a Super Bowl city before and have any experiences they’d like to share?