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The homestead

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The homestead

Has anyone stayed at the Homestead rental in St. George? We found it on vrbo.com but we are not sure if this is a safe way to rent. It says the owners will not accept online payment. They have not responded to our questions. Perhaps tomorrow.

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What do you mean by online payment? How do they want to be paid?

Baltimore, Maryland
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Almost nobody takes/can take electronic payments for rentals. Use checks. If they ask for cash that is a red flag IMO.

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For what it's worth.....I've heard of or read VERY FEW complaints about private rental properties in Bermuda over the years...and NONE of '..scams..' often associated with such properties elsewhere. BUT, having said this.....common prudence dictates that if you are not comfortable with an owner's arrangements, then look elsewhere for accommodations.

Insofar as the time it takes for a private rental property owner to respond to e-mail inquiries, owners tend to be people with other responsibilities and priorities and may not be as quick in response as some might like. Be patient.

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Nothing wrong with cash if you are paying it when you get there. That's how bermudarentals used to work Owners didn't like bank drafts or international M.O. because the banks in Bermuda take ages to clear them apparently. We used travellers' cheques the last time we rented through bermudarentals.

Just don't wire money. Many owners can take credit cards and most sites have "safe" ways of paying. Including the one the OP is complaining about.

The Homestead is listed on just about all the rental sites. It has reviews, some good, one not so good. The OP should try phoning the owners.

Edited: 08 May 2016, 00:05
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... I have not used or heard of the Homestead ... I have used many vacation rentals on Bermuda and all required US$ only at check in ... the burdens of currency exchange and not nefarious schemes are the reason ... Enjoy!

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