This review is not accurate. We contacted the host almost 10 days prior to the reservation (Sept 3-4, 2014) and we never heard back from him. I assumed that the tentative reservation was just that until it was confirmed by the host. Since we never heard back and were traveling from Georgia to California, we arranged other accommodations. On the 4th (the day we were to depart the booking originally) we finally heard from the host apologizing for missing our message and asking if we still needed a place to stay. So, no, we did not just "not show up" to the host's home. We went elsewhere because we had never heard back and had no instructions as to how check in to begin with.