I Make $12,000 in 8 Days Renting My Home During Coachella

  • Reyes Corona, 34, is a construction technician and home owner in Indio, California’s Coachella Valley.
  • Corona’s usual rental charge is $180 for each night. In the course of Coachella, it jumps to $1,900.
  • This is Corona’s tale, as advised to writer Jenny Powers. 

This as-advised-to essay is based mostly on a dialogue with Reyes Corona, a Vrbo owner in California. It has been edited for size and clarity. 

In January, I acquired a thoroughly furnished, 4-bed room, two-and-a-half bathtub property in Indio, California for $545,000. The vendor said she typically listed her home on the holiday vacation rental marketplace, Vrbo, and that it was exceptionally financially rewarding — which include through Coachella, the yearly new music pageant in the space.

I keep in mind contemplating “Why not me?” So, I purchased the residence from her and commenced doing the identical detail. 

The residence was in fantastic condition, and it even arrived with a detached casita with a month-to-month tenant

I preferred the way the former proprietor decorated, so all I had to do was obtain some new bed linens for the learn bedroom. Then, it was move-in prepared. I dwell in the residence, so when I lease it, I have to discover an additional location to remain.

Reyes Corona's house, which goes for $1,900 per night during Coachella.

Reyes Corona’s dwelling, which rents for $1,900 per night all through Coachella.

Courtesy of Reyes Corona

Ironically, the household I would earlier owned was right across from the Polo Fields in which Coachella can take spot. Again then, I hadn’t even regarded as leasing out my put for the competition. I guess I must have. 

Around there, they failed to permit road parking. But at my new location, you can very considerably park any where you want. You could even provide an RV if you preferred to.  

To date, I have rented my residence out five occasions for $180 per night time. All through Coachella, it truly is $1,900.

It was early February when I 1st mentioned the residence on VRBO for Coachella in April — $1,900 per night time, with a four-night least all over the dates of the festival. 

A headshot of Reyes Corona.

Reyes Corona.

Courtesy of Reyes Corona

Inside of 3 months, a team of four booked it for 4 evenings. Two of people nights fall below my frequent nightly amount of $180, while the two times nearer to the occasion are jogging them the $1,900 level. The renters explained to me they are impartial contractors and performing at the exhibit, which is why they arrived earlier than attendees would.

Then, 8 youthful concertgoers listened to about my house by a mutual close friend and booked it for 4 nights as perfectly. They’re paying my Coachella pricing for a overall of $7,600.

I leave the keys for the renters, alongside with prepared instructions that consist of strategies for regional bars and dining places. I also tell them they can call me at any time. 

I have been to Coachella in the earlier, and it is really truly pleasurable. I failed to get tickets this year, and it’s unquestionably for more youthful individuals. But in spite of getting 34, I imagine I could still maintain my very own.

My moms and dads stay right here in the Valley, so I am going to be residing with them although I hire my put

I will be with my mothers and fathers for about two months. They demand me to remain there, which I believe is fair considering the fact that I’m generating cash renting out my individual home. I also assume it can be my responsibility as a son. 

nside Reyes Corona's house

Within Reyes Corona’s household.

Courtesy of Reyes Corona

It can be been a even though considering that I’ve lived with them, so I form of sense like a teenager all over again. I do not have the form of privateness I have in my have household, and I can not do certain points like adjust the thermostat or I am going to get in hassle. 

During the working day, I do the job for the Southern California Gas Utility, the place I’m a building technician and engineer. That’s a extravagant way of saying I dig holes, correct pipes, and search for leaks. 

Staying a host has been a terrific practical experience, and I get pleasure from it

Leasing out my household is a great way to convey in additional revenue, and many thanks to my home’s near proximity to Coachella, these improved rates will now maintain me get worried-absolutely free about my mortgage for the rest of the year.  I program to place any other rental gains into my discounts, because you never know what is actually heading to happen in the entire world in the course of these ridiculous instances. 

I don’t vacation substantially myself, so I have hardly ever experienced the likelihood to hire a VRBO. But possessing been on the other facet, I definitely would now.

I guess you could say the closest I’ve come to leasing a house is going again to keep at my parents’ house.