We are planning a trip in the Hannover area later this year. Instead of staying in a hotel, we're opting to stay in a vacation rental. We found a reasonable one on away from home.com and have been communicating with the owner. He is requiring a depost of 100 euros. He suggested wiring the deposit directly into his bank account. Call me paranoid, but if I deposit the money directly into his account from our account, is there a chance he can take money from this account in the future without us knowing about it? Maybe I've been reading too many warnings on CraigsList?
Further, there were a couple of things I need clarification on. These things were not listed on the away from home website, but quoted to me direct from the owner via email. Will this hold up in case of a conflict?