Read online VRBO reviews with a grain of salt.The company doesn't allow negative reviews (or rarely do, and the few they let through are not very negative).
They are out to protect their revenues, which come from the homeowners, their paying customer, not you, the renter. So, you are only seeing the positive experiences renters have had.
We had a negative experience with a house not looking anything like the listing, with an overflowing septic tank, flies everywhere, broken toilets, broken oven.
And VRBO would not let our review be posted under the house listing (the owners claim the house is a "mansion").Renter beware!