ABOVE: A more appropriate San Francisco vacation apartment for "DJ Pattrson."
We learned about this incident via a Facebook Travel Bloggers Group post by Michela Simonici:
Fortunately, such horror stories aren't common. If they were, the vacation-rental business wouldn't be as huge as it is. But if you're ever asked for references when renting a holiday apartment, or if the proprietor demands a hefty security deposit or a credit-card number, EJ's experience may help to explain why the landlord or landlady is being careful.
Photo: Stephan Hoerold.