I have rented from VRBO several times in several different states.
I have always enjoyed the value since you can select a location that has full kitchen, and lots more square feet (2 bedrooms, and a living room, and balcony) and pay $100, or $150 per night.
Much nicer and more relaxing than a Residence inn (as a comparison).
I have had issue's with "nut case" owners who whine about how a place next to the beach had "sand" left on the floor after we left. I just laugh, and leave negative feedback.
All of the places I rented , had an "extra charge" for cleaning, or.... it was made clear up front that I would do my best to leave the place "clean" (meaning no dirty dishes in sink, and no trash to stink the place up in the trash bin) but.. no.. sorry, I am not going to scrub showers, and toilets before I leave a place I spent my vacation at.
I do my best to treat any VRBO location as my own, but.. even at my own house, an occasional dish gets dropped, and broken, or a coffee table gets scratched.
I had one owner complain that I "moved furniture" and "unplugged lights"....
The moved furniture was a single upholstered chair that had sugar ants (Florida).. and the unplugged lights were ones that got unplugged to allow cell phone and Ipad chargers.
After a few back and forth emails.. I got a full refund of a $200 deposit..but.. the first email I got complaining about the "disaster" he found after we left was a polite word here (interesting).
So.. if you use VRBO.. go.. have fun, treat the place as your own.. and don't leave a bunch of dirty dishes in sink, and a bunch of smelly trash...in the trash can... and if you lose your deposit.. oh well.. it was a vacation.. and you spend money.