I found a vacation home on VRBO that we are interested in. I spoke with the owner and he is handling the reservations and speaking with his management company with the availability, etc. He wants me to mail him a check for the deposit, but I'm a bit cautious when it comes to mailing strangers checks. How should I handle this? Should I trust that he's on the up and up and our vacation home will be available for us when we arrive? I would just like to save money this time and not go through one of the more well-known management companies, so I thought this would be a great way to save money. But, I'm skeered. Any and all advice appreciated!