Beware Do Not Stay Here...Cameras, Very Difficult Owners, Extra Fees
Trying to be honest no matter how I feel about the owners to help other travelers. The cabin was nice, clean, good views. The owners charge a lot of extra fees - hot tub, cleaning, a big owners fee. The BIG ISSUE is that the owners have cameras on the property that are not disclosed in their listing and they watch closely. The owners became very demanding (basically a bully) and demanded I venmo them $. Read on for details... Per VRBO policy, owners are to only have cameras outside, must disclose cameras on the listing, and once you book they are to inform you location and what can be seen. Neither the cameras nor what can be seen on the cameras were disclosed to me. There is a hot tub on the deck so I would beware of cameras there. I contacted the owners because we could not get the gas fire place to work and while I was on the phone with the owner, he confronted me about having 6 people instead of 4 and that he saw us on camera. (I took my son who is a senior in high school and some of his friends on a ski trip and and at the last minute ended up bringing 2 extra kids) VERY CREEPY if you do not know someone is watching you! Owner told me that because I had 2 extra people he was going to keep half of my damage deposit. Then it got VERY WERID! After hanging up the phone, the owner texted me multiple times and said I had to VENMO him $ that night and it had to be done that night. The texts continued the next day and I was told that if I didn't Venmo him $ that day it would double and be the entire deposit. He also told me that if I got VRBO involved that it would double. I repeatedly told him I was not comfortable to Venmo him money but he kept texting. His excuse was that VRBO only let him refund the entire deposit which was not true. There were accusations in his texts basically saying I lied about having children with us and that he saw us on camera and they were all adults. These owners WAY over step their bounds. At first I found myself trying to explain to them that I had high school kids who were not 18 and that the boys were basketball players so big. But in reality, these people are bullies and were trying to shake me down for more money somehow. Maybe to collect $ through Venmo and also keep the security deposit? They were very freaked out that I had high school kids and assumed we would cause a lot of damage (We didn't). WAY OVER THE LINE AND CREEPY. No traveler should have to deal with this. STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE!