08 June 2022, By Endeavour Lotteries

Could This Be the Most Exciting Addition to Airbnb in A Decade?

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The timing couldn’t be more perfect. Just as Endeavour Lotteries has opened the doors to the ultimate Gold Coast holiday home, Airbnb has announced the biggest change to their offering in ten years of homestay heaven.

Airbnb guests booking stays in luxury accommodation like our $1.8 million Gold Coast Prize Home, will now receive more protection in case things don’t quite go to plan with their booking or stay.   

Airbnb’s new AirCover for guests offers a number of customer satisfaction guarantees with the aim of taking some of the uncertainty out of choosing to stay in a home rather than a hotel.

Now included for free with every Airbnb booking, AirCover provides guests with peace-of-mind through four key protections:

  • Booking protection guarantee – If your Host cancels your booking within 30 days of check-in, Airbnb will find another place to stay that’s as good or better for your chosen dates. If that’s not possible, they will refund you.
  • Check-in guarantee – If you can’t check into your booking and the Host is unable to resolve the issue, Airbnb will find you a similar or better property for the length of your stay, or they will refund you.
  • Get-what-you-booked guarantee – So, you check in and you discover that the property you’re staying just doesn’t match the listing (i.e. it doesn’t have as many beds as listed or the promised big screen TV isn’t working) and the Host can’t fix it, Airbnb will find you a similar or better property, or your money back.
  • 24-hour safety line – Day or night, if you feel unsafe during your stay, you can contact Airbnb’s specially trained safety agents.

Ultimately, it all amounts to more reasons to book through Airbnb and more reasons why making the choice to host through the platform could be a good one.

All you need now is to find the perfect listing.  

Gold Coast Gold Mine

If you fancy the idea of becoming a Host and cashing in with your own luxury Airbnb property, Endeavour Foundation’s $1.8 million Gold Coast Prize Home could be the unicorn you’ve dreaming about.

This striking contemporary home is just the sort of eye-candy that guarantees clicks. From the glamorous ultra-luxe furnishings (yes, bathroom chandeliers, we’re looking at you) to the sparkling pool and yoga pavilion, there’s plenty for potential guests to drool over. Then drop it in a location that’s under 30 minutes from Gold Coast beaches, and just 15 minutes from tourist hot spots like Mount Tamborine and Warner Bros. Movie World, and this home is gold for guests and hosts alike.

So, if you do find yourself the host of a luxury home such as this, how much gold are we talking? Well, according to Airbnb’s handy potential earnings tool (which you can find on their website), renting out the whole house to six people could earn you up to $4,303 per month. That’s based on a standard rate of $269 per night for an average of 16 nights each month.*

Or, if you’re the kind of person that likes to have your cake and eat it too, why not move in and open your own luxury bed and breakfast? Just renting out a double room to eager couples could net you almost $1,000 per month (based on $79 per room, per night, occupied, on average, for 12 nights per month.)*

With fluffy new towels and crisp linen already in place, your luxury Prize Home Airbnb is ready and raring to go. All you need is a ticket to win.

Unearthing Airbnb potential: How much could you be sitting on?

While you’re waiting to find out if you have the golden Prize Home ticket, you could explore other possible investment properties or even consider opening your existing home to guests.

To find out just how much you could be sitting on, Airbnb offers a handy tool to calculate your earning potential with the platform. All you need to do is plug in your address (even just a suburb location will do), whether you’re renting out your whole property or just a room, and how many guests you can accommodate, then Airbnb’s algorithm will do the rest. The calculator will provide you will an estimated nightly rate as well as earning potential for the month based on expected occupancy rates.

Check out our instant hotel on the Gold Coast

Endeavour Foundation’s $1.8 million Gold Coast Prize Home at Riverstone Crossing, Maudsland, is ready to welcome you, and your guests (if you’re the lucky winner).

This Gold Coast glamour is open to explore from 10am-5pm daily until 4 August 2022. You’ll find address details and directions here.

Or if you can’t make it in person, take a virtual tour now.

*Estimated earnings calculated using Airbnb’s potential earning tool, as at 3 June 2022.

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