New York Giants rookie safety Cooper Taylor and his girlfriend are bringing the sharing economy to the 2014 Super Bowl.
Taylor and his real estate broker girlfriend, Susan Carlson, advertised the 900 square foot apartment they rent in Rutherford, New Jersey, almost in the shadows of Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford where they game will be played February 2, on Craigslist and Airbnb as a short-term rental for Super Bowl week, according to published reports.
“Offering our apartment for the superbowl week. It is a great 2 bedroom 1.5 bath .6 miles away from the stadium. The train to get to the city and the stadium is 2 blocks away. It is a brand new building and apartment and has top of the line fixtures and renovations.
“I will supply linens, tv, cable, internet, pots and pans and it will be ready to use and move-in for the week!
“We are big fans of a local team here and unfortunately will not be attending this year. I work in the city and it is a short 25 minute commute. Approximately 5.25 each way to get to and from the complex to the city. The town of Rutherford is small and has a great Park Avenue setting with an amazing Pancake House, greek restaurant, thai restaurant and 3 great Italian places. Let me know if you would like more details.”
The Giants rookie, who won’t be playing in the Super Bowl because his team didn’t even make the playoffs, is offering the apartment for $9,000 for the week,” the New York Post reports.
The couple reportedly rent the 2-bedroom furnished apartment on a month-to-month basis for $2,700. Taylor’s rookie salary is $405,000.
It’s unclear what the landlord thinks of the proposition and whether New Jersey law allows such short-term rentals, although a short-term rental advocacy group claims it is legal as long as the rental is for less than 90 days.
There are plenty of other people in New Jersey and New York who are trying to rent their apartments for Super Bowl week. In fact, these sorts of rentals have taken place at high-profile events for years, but now the sharing economy trend has made the practice more popular and easier to do for both hosts and tenants.
As long as the landlord doesn’t find out.