When Marilyn Harrett called off her Hawaii vacation this spring, she thought she could get a refund for a canceled vacation rental. After all, her state was locked down and so was the Aloha State. There was no way she’d be able to make it to her rental in Maui.
Oh, and one more thing: She had an email from the vacation rental company promising her a refund. Slam dunk, right?
What should you do if you check into a dangerous vacation rental? That’s the problem Shui-man Tong faced when she arrived in Lisbon and found her TripAdvisor rental in a deep freeze.It was early December, and the temperature inside the rental had plunged below 40 degrees. What happened next forced Tong to find alternate accommodations and ask TripAdvisor for a refund.