We made a reservation at the Virginia House through HomeAway. The owner, Jerry Kabat told me to cancel with HomeAway and rent directly from him. We did as he instructed and gave him a deposit of $2713.58 on Nov. 1, 2017. I learned immediately that I would have to have major spinal surgery and advised that I would be in recovery for many months. Since we advised him and due to the circumstances he readily agreed to cancel our reservation and return our deposit right away. To date 3-21-18 and after many unkept promises we still have not received our deposit. Jerry Kabat has not shown to be an honest and reliable businessman. So definitely go through HomeAway, not the Kabat's.