My friends are in the midst of a situation with a vacation rental that we have already paid in full. We have been unable to get a hold of the owner for a week now and, in light of some more recent events, it looks like it is likely fraud. I'm just wondering if there are any others out there in the same position. It's possible that this guy got money from several different parties and then skipped town while this blows over. I'd rather find out now than on his front lawn on Thursday/Friday. The house is in Indian Wells.
Also, if anyone has any leads on a house that can accommodate 10 people for weekend 1, please send me a PM. We are a group of 30ish year old professionals (mostly medical residents).