WOW - I'm peeved right now. A few posts ago I blogged about how we were getting our deposit back. On my other blog, I told about our experience with this owner. (here's a link) http://thatissocute.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html#1600297642182880253
Well, I just tried to leave a comment on VRBO.com. Here's how it works.
1) Go to the page of your rental - here's ours: http://www.vrbo.com/124069
2) Scroll down to where it say "view comments from previous guests"
3) Click on "add a comment to this guestbook".
4) Follow instructions.
And then guess what?????????? They email your own comment to you...and you can either delete it or click on a button that will forward to the owner for their approval. So, since I'm leaving a negative comment, I'm sure the owner will not approve it. Now, if it isn't approved, the negative will still show up - people just can't read it. That's helpful..to the owner, not to potential renters! Wait, here's the best part: the owner can "terminate" the guestbook at any time...getting rid of comments and any negavie counts...and then "reset" the guestbook and start all over.
And since this owner has zero comments, I'm sure that my 1 negative will be gone in no time!
http://www.homeawayconnect.com/guestbook.cfm?pid=124069&cid=5 - it's still there for now...check it out!
So, just be careful when looking at comments...especially if an owner has none! You now know how they can do this! And please, be extra careful if for some reason you would want to rent from this owner...feel free to leave a comment if you want her name - I'll gladly share!!