Inauguration frenzy!

November 28, 2008 3 Comments A+ a-

Inauguration frenzy has begun here in Washington, DC! The hotels are booked to capacity--many people have posted their homes online for rent for the week of the inauguration--even people two hours away in Gettysburg are renting their homes out!

There are some crazy listings out there, too! I know you can find a lot of people wanting to rent out their homes for the week--I just don't know how willing people are to pay the prices they are asking.


This listing offers two townhomes right next to each other, with 7 bedrooms can sleep up to 10 adults. An air mattress will be included! Walking distance to two Metro stations, the owners will provide the renters $500 worth of food and beverages of their choice. All this can be yours for the Inaugural deal of $30,000!


This home is listed as a five bedroom with a gourmet kitchen, that is only a mile away from two Metro stations. $6000 per day/4 day minimum, or a steal at $35,000 for the whole week!








This lovely home is listed as having 4 bedrooms, and sleeps 6 comfortably. Airport pick-up and drop-off included, as well as luxury transportation to and from the Metro. 10 miles from downtown Washington, this home can be yours for $50,000! Call now!


Finally, even though there is no photo, this listing is my favorite:

$1000000 / 1br - Inauguration...I am not a price Gouger...I Promise

I am have small, crappy apartment located in a bad area of town. I have little morals, and am interested in taking advantage of the fact that for the first time in a long time there is genuine hope in this country. That hope will hopefully translate into big dollars for me when you rent my place at extravagant prices.....P.S. I forgot to mention that even though I am gouging you terribly and you probably are not all that concerned with breakfast, I will provide some bagels......Cheers and thanks for looking!!



Only in America...


Blondie
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Adrienne
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November 29, 2008 at 6:03 PM delete

WOW! I've heard some homes were up for extravagant prices for the week, but all that is way too much. I'll be interested in hearing the post-inauguration stories. The last one you mentioned is absolutely classic though! Sweet of them to toss in the bagels as a bonus.

I will be making my way into D.C. this January as well. Since this is Thanksgiving weekend still, I'd like to give thanks to my father's sister-in-law. She has kindly opened the door to her home for me to stay and for free.

Thanks!

:)

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Blondie
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November 29, 2008 at 8:05 PM delete

Truly a historic time in our country--a way cool time to be in Washington, DC--and hopefully I'll be here, too! I, however, will watch the inauguration from the comfort of my living room!

I've told my family to let me know now who is coming aqnd who isn't. So far, it'll be just me 'n Norm 'n the cats!

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CuzLilBit
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December 4, 2008 at 7:50 PM delete

Yeah, but once you get to DC, what would you do in all the crowds?? Remember, I am in a small town with no internet or TV! Be sure to tell me all about it later (and the trip to NC if you go down and see d'Mouse.) Love, LilBit

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