Beautiful Family Home in Avalon, New Jersey
This home in Avalon is lovely, beautifully decorated and comfortable. The host was great - always available and interested in making everything as convenient and pleasant as possible. The easy block and a half walk to a great beach is nice; the super pool is a big bonus, and of course, Avalon is a very pretty town. We also enjoyed sunsets every night from the "observation deck." Definitely a happy vacation place. We did have a problem with the $481.25 booking fee. We booked directly through the owner. There was no pre-booking followup from VRBO, or link to any web site or any further dealing with VRBO. It was not mentioned in the lease we signed with the owner, only added to the balance due after we made the first payment. The owner maintains that it was "outlined on the website and needs to be agreed to by the renter at the time the property is booked." We never signed anything agreeing to this booking fee. We called the VRBO number and were told to research the web site and we'd see the fee listed there. Frankly, this seems like a scam. You should make sure that renters are aware of the fee up front.
Beautiful Family Home in Avalon, NJ