I just saw the site lovelyapartmentcity.com on Craig's List. It is still alive and well. In fact, it looked legitimate enough that I sent an email inquiry. I was indeed shocked at the pricing - soooo low for the geographies and apartments they'd depicted. I received the exact same response as the others above, word for word, with the exception of different calculations based on the rate they were offering the rental for. Here it is:
Thank you very much for your inquiry.
For your travel dates we could offer you the following options:
Our HOLIDAY APARTMENT is $490/week.
We are available throughout that time. The cost per night is $70.00 a night,
so for 3 months the total is $5880.
This includes all utilities. There is a fully equipped kitchen. We
supply all linens, and there is parking space.
There is high speed wireless internet for your convenience. If you are
interested we take 40% and refundable $200 security deposit to confirm
your booking and the rest of the balance on your arrival.
Or you may pay in full at the time of the booking. The amount of 40%
would be $2352 plus $200 security deposit making $2552, we will secure
and reserve the apartment if you make this deposit .
We accept money transfer or bank transfer only.
Please let us know if you are interested and we can go from there.
You can view more pictures and information on our website at:http://www.theclickreservation.com
Thank you and have a great day.
When I read the bank transfer, I thought it seemed less legitimate. When I did a Google search for the property, I didn't see it in any satellite or other visual from Google, so I'm not even sure an address even exists. When it seems too good to be true, it is.