I rented and paid nine months in advance however, when we arrived they did not know the dates we were staying or which apartment we had rented, despite the fact I had communicated with Maria by email 6 or more times.
The apartment we were given is not the apartment shown, similar but not the same. It was O.K. but not as nice as the one shown. We had to wait a two hours for the owner to clean before we could move in. There was an odor in the apartment that never went away.