I booked thru Trip advisor, got confirmation , paid two thirds of the one night rental, and when we showed up to stay there, we were told that the reservation had been canceled because I did not pay the rest of the bill. If you book online and pay with your credit card it should not be a 2 step process. Then Michael T. wanted to rent us an old house on the busy highway miles away from the beach for the same price. When I asked him for my deposit back he said he never got it, but Trip advisor and my credit card say otherwise.
Needles to say we stayed elsewhere and were treated Royaly.