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Pets in Vacation Rentals Tips and Info

Service Dogs vs Pets and "ESA" in Vacation Rental Cabins

We receive requests to accommodate various types of animals, including Service Dogs, Emotional Support Animals (ESA), support, therapy, and Assistance Animals. However, it's essential to clarify that neither the ADA nor Tennessee's service animal law includes emotional support animals. These laws only require public accommodations to allow true service animals and dog guides and do not apply to pets.

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Avoid Scams Tips and Info

Protect Yourself from Social Media Vacation Rental Scams: "Look There But Pay Here"

Vacation rentals on platforms like Vrbo/HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Airbnb now come with additional "service fees" ranging from 7% to 17% on top of the owners' rates. To avoid these fees, many people turn to social media and Craigslist for alternatives. Social media platforms, particularly Facebook groups dedicated to vacation rentals, have become a breeding ground for a prevalent scam known as "Look There But Pay Here."

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