I contacted a person about a Puerto Morelos condo listed here on TA (and on flipkey); the owner responded that their condo was reserved but a friend had a condo for rent in the same building. They want us to send a deposit to them (the first owners) and bring cash for the rest of the stay when we arrive.
I'm not super comfortable renting from people whose names I don't even know (the friends) and not having any kind paper trail via VRBO, TA or Flipkey.
What do you think?
I'm having a hard time finding a PM rental - those on VRBO are booked. Any other suggestions?