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Staying in professionally managed short-term rentals is no guarantee of an optimum guest experience. When your host's profile picture turns out to be a free stock photo, you can guess how this ended up.

Series: Dennis' Online Travel Briefing

Dennis' Online Travel Briefing

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Every Wednesday, Executive Editor and online travel rockstar Dennis Schaal will bring readers exclusive reporting and insight into the business of online travel and digital booking, and how this sector has an impact across the travel industry.

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Online Travel This Week A vacation trip over the last two weeks to California highlighted to me what a crapshoot staying in short-term rentals continues to be despite the supposed heightened professionalization of the industry. While I booked a mix of short-term rentals an