Your concern is a real one which you need a definite answer on, I think. Really, don't take suggestions and opinions from anyone when you can simply call/write/email the HOA office and tell them your situation. If they say they occasionally ease up on the rental restriction or that they accept rentals under certain circumstances, ask them to email that answer to you or forward the HOA documents that show that. The last thing you want to do is rely on a verbal opinion or even a written one from someone who has not got the power to grant your request.
I have found most people in the HOA offices to be pleasant and eager to provide accurate information when they are approached about it courteously. Explain the situation and ask for help. Or, at the least, ask your broker to approach the HOA about this and have the answer put in writing (pen or email).
My specialty in real estate is gated and country club communities in the Boca Raton area. I'm giving you advice I would give my clients, my family and my friends. Don't take a risk of being stuck when it's this simple to get an answer you can rely on. It will only add stress to moving, finding a job and balancing your accounts. No need!
Good luck ... I hope it works out for you.
# 917-709-4957 Kathleen