PHOTO: You can book this Surfers Paradise penthouse on Airbnb for $550 per night.

GOLD Coast Airbnb listings are rocketing, with the Commonwealth Games promising to be a bonanza that outstrips the traditional Christmas-New Year holidays for mums and dads who have jumped on the short-term rental bandwagon.

The lure is the prospect of being able to fetch more money for a central Gold Coast property in a single night during the Commonwealth Games than what can be made in a week with a traditional permanent tenancy.