United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Home Away Property Managers; are the Vetted like Airbnb property owners

Jump to last reply

I've put down a deposit on a Hawaii condo and now proceeding to pay the balance, as my travel is just over a month away. The property was listed on HomeAway, and I've contacted the owner (also designated as property manager by HomeAway) by email and possibly by phone (not totally sure whether I just emailed or both discussed by phone with manager as well, as this was some time back) about deposit and payment arrangements, and was told to make initial deposit of $300 directly to B of America account which I did. The manager/owner confirmed receipt of deposit by email.

As I go to pay my balance, I got to thinking about how Airbnb does at least a cursory vetting of people listing property by actually calling the phone number they list and confirming email address. HomeAway does state that the person I'm dealing with has been a manager with HomeAway since 2006, which is of some value, but I was wondering if property managers go through any vetting similar to Airbnb.

7 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 New York city--best time to visit??
  2. 2 Which hotel - Washington Hilton OR Cambria Suites
  3. 3 Chicago- The Godfrey hotel or the Hotel Burnham????
  4. 4 Trip Report Fun weekend in NYC, including a GTG
  5. 5 Hotel advice needed near Palo Alto
  6. 6 Naples-where to stay on the beach
  7. 7 Maui Luau?
  8. 8 Recomendations for outlets in miami and hotels in orlando
  9. 9 American Honeymoon in March
  10. 10 Vegetarian Friendly BBQ - Fort Worth or San Antonio?
  11. 11 California & French Polynesia
  12. 12 Carmel (and Monterey) weekend with a 4 year old
  13. 13 Boston Uber shenanigans? Fake airport fees
  14. 14 General Utah planning questions
  15. 15 Protecting yourself when using VRBO
  16. 16 4 week family trip ideas
  17. 17 Boston area -- nature
  18. 18 Places to eat like a local in Los Angeles
  19. 19 Trip Report A Week in Naples Florida--Much Ado About Food (and Wine)
  20. 20 Hotel - Caesars Palace OR Signature @ MGM
  21. 21 where in 'Charleston' would you winter?
  22. 22 Metro or cab from Delancey St to Penn Station?
  23. 23 SFO black friday traffic
  24. 24 Tennessee Alabama Louisiana
  25. 25 best place for New Year's in the South?
View next 25 » Back to the top