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Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO.com) website

Huntington Beach...
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Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO.com) website

We were told about this website and was wondering if anyone has any experience using this site to book a rental, and what your experience was.

Las Vegas, Nevada
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126 posts
1. Re: Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO.com) website

Just saw a warning about them posted on the Costa Rica forum. You may want to read that.

Be the sloth.

Davie, Florida
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11,187 posts
2 reviews
2. Re: Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO.com) website

have used it a couple of times, worked out just fine.

Bonney Lake...
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2 reviews
3. Re: Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO.com) website

We have used VRBO for 4 vacations. Costa Rica, Maui, Ireland and just last week Cabo San Lucas. We have never had a problem. Every place we have stayed has been just as good or better that what we saw on their website. We have never had a problem, but anytime you book something online, use caution. Better to pay with a credit card so you can dispute any fraudulent charges. Any place you find that you want to stay, check with trip advisor or other travel sites to make sure the comments on VRBO are not posted by the owner. Hope this helps.

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1,365 posts
1 review
4. Re: Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO.com) website

That site is probably the most popular of several "rental by owner" sites. You deal directly with the owners. Many rentals are fine, but it is possible to get not what you were expecting. You need to ask the owners detailed questions. Search for reviews online of specific properties. If there are none or the property is new you are taking a chance.

Thousand Oaks...
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84 reviews
5. Re: Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO.com) website

Have rented many times all over the world with these guys. They have quite a few places that look interesting in Belize. Have been really satisfied and have never had any problems with them. Be aware that some rentals do require that you pay "up front" which can be a bit unnerving. Always has worked out for us (knock on wood).

6. Re: Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO.com) website

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