I've been surprised by the number of people I know turning suburban houses into AirBnBs. These are "family homes" in areas where there is plenty of rental demand, and they could probably get $500 a week. Eg: Padbury, Woodvale etc. These locations have nothing much to recommend them to as "tourist destinations." They are close to the train-line and freeway, so make good dormitory suburbs. I'm trying to get my head around what is attractive for AirBnB patrons. I have my eye on an apartment in a quiet beachside suburb. It's about 900m back from the beach. Is that an attractive proposition, or is it better to be closer to the city and closer to the train?