Rental in Riverbend

I see in the past some rather aggressive opinions about rental cabins in Riverbend. Is this still the prevailing mindset? I have no desire to spend my vacation defending myself to local residents. I simply want some peace and quiet with a beautiful view. Am I barking up the wrong Mountain? Should I look for a rental cabin where Floridians are more tolerable? And I have a dog, is he welcome on the beach area or no? Thanks in advance for any clarification you can give me.