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Dec 2nd, 2012, 11:16 AM
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Experience renting through FlipKey?

On FlipKey, I found several properties I'm considering booking for a week's rental in Florida. I've never used FlipKey so I would like to hear from any of you who have used this service. Actually, I'm not very experienced with booking rentals from any source. All help appreciated. Thanks.
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Dec 2nd, 2012, 01:54 PM
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Not for the US - but maybe check this thread on the Europe board

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...-apartment.cfm
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Dec 2nd, 2012, 02:53 PM
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A friend got scammed using them for a NYC apt rental..(yes they're illegal in NYC but she did it anyway)
An apt, we rented from an agency in France is also listed on FlipKey and that one would be OK..
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Dec 3rd, 2012, 07:21 AM
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Oh - just read it again and that thread I linked - the flat was no longer on Flipkey and she booked based on an airbnb listing
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Dec 3rd, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Where in Florida?
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Dec 3rd, 2012, 12:22 PM
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I've used Flipkey a couple of times in Europe. One experience was great and the other just OK. Have never used them in the US.
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Dec 3rd, 2012, 09:25 PM
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jojo -- Sunny Isles/Miami
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Dec 4th, 2012, 05:41 PM
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crckwc, I would go with www.VRBO.com instead. Miami is a weird city, lots of scammers.
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Dec 6th, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Thanks to all -- I'm looking at VRBO.
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