I had a bad experience with VRBO.in trying to organize a trip I tendered my payment for the week. I next got an email saying the transaction was canceled. On following up with the property owner she blamed the VRBO technology but expressly told me she would work it out and save those dates for me. A week before my trip she canceled it. Lesson learned. Always keep a backup plan with VRBO. Sadly VRBO would do nothing to help and would not allow me to post a review for other travelers. I found a company called Airbnb that seems to have better offerings. Hopefully that will pan out.