I heard 2 sad stories today from people who had rented properties from vacation rental by owner sites and found that their money was gone and they had no place to stay! Beware of scamers! In both of these cases, someone had pirated pictures and info from a Vacation Rental Management Company and placed an ad on a consumer web site. If the person will not accept credit cards beware!!! This is the biggest clue.
Better yet, only rent from licensed Vacation Rental Management companies with FMB Chamber of commerce membership. This at last gives you an avenue of dispute. Better yet, make sure that company is also members of the Vacation Rental Managers Association which is the highest governing board in the country.
Sun Palace Vacations is a member in good standing of the followimg professional organizations:
Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, Lee County VCB. VisitFlorida, Trust Earned Travel, Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association and the National Vacation Rental Managers Association.