RentalsinMarcoIsland.com / Rental Home in Marco Island
Martin Frimberger owner of RentalsinMarcoIsland.com rents vacation homes on Marco Island.
We sent a deposit to Martin Frimberger of $750 in March 2009 to reserve this house at 820 Newell Terrace as listed on his website www.RentalsinMarcoIsland.com. When we contacted Martin Frimberger in May 2009 to send the signed confirmation letter, he told us that the house was no longer available and we would have to choose from 2 other smaller houses on his site, neither of which suited our needs. He was offering us the listed prices for these other houses but since they were too small for our needs, we asked for our deposit back since the original offered house at 820 Newell Terrace was no longer available.
He has refused to give us our deposit back. As of today 5/21/09, the house at 820 Newell Terrace is still listed on his website and when we asked him why it is still listed, he said it is for marketing purposes because it "draws people in." Apparently, Martin Frimberger lists houses on www.rentalsinmarcoisland.com that are not currently available. In our case, it appears he accepted our deposit on a house that was unavailable and then tried to force us into one of 2 of his other houses and refused to give us our deposit back on the original house.
We don't recommend dealing with Martin Frimberger or his website www.rentalsinmarcoisland.com. There is no way to know if the houses on his site are actually available and if you put a deposit on a specific house you will not get your deposit back if it becomes unavailable.