Over $6 million spent on Airbnb listings in Boston, Cape Cod over Fourth of July weekend

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Massachusetts was an in demand destination for the Fourth of July weekend. 

Residents of Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands who listed their homes for rent on Airbnb over the holiday weekend earned a combined total of more than $6 million.

Airbnb reports 6,700 guests stayed in Boston listings over the Fourth of July holiday weekend - up 57 percent over last year. 

Boston residents who opened their homes to guests between Friday, June 30 and Monday, July 3 earned a combined total of $3.2 million, or a median income of $1,050 for each homeowner.

On average, residents of Boston who rent their home on Airbnb earn $6,600 annually. There are currently 5,000 homes listed on the website for short-term rentals. 

The Cape, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket saw higher guest arrival numbers over the holiday weekend, with 7,350 properties booked through the website for Thursday, June 29 through Monday. Visitors paid a total of $2.9 million for their weekend rentals earning homeowners, on average, $1,600 for the stay. 

The Novus Group