We finally found a rental but only payment method is to mail owner a check. I've been communicating with the owner through the Homeaway site & the owner has been very nice but is it normal to accept only checks as the payment. It's a 50% deposit now & the balance due 30 days before. Lots of good reviews about the house. She did send an information page but no rental agreement. Her address is in the US. My gut feeling is its legit but I'd feel better if cc or paypal was accepted.