• Report: #1067440
Complaint Review:

Harry Johnson Jr

  • Submitted: Tue, July 16, 2013
  • Updated: Tue, July 16, 2013

  • Reported By: Mad Vacation Home Renter — Chicago Illinois
Harry Johnson Jr
Miami, Florida USA

Harry Johnson Jr. MIAMI Home Away, Flipkey, Vacation Home Rentals Shady Realtor (LaGorce St. Vacation Home) Miami Florida

*Consumer Comment: Harry Johnson Jr needs to be stopped

*Author of original report: So sorry to hear you had a horrible experience

*Consumer Comment: Harry Johnson is on Youtube

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We booked Mr. Johnson's vacation rental home back in April of this year for our upcoming trip on 8/1/13. About 2 weeks ago the curious bug in me prompted me to go back to the Home Away website and look up the property to start planning for our trip and to my dissappointment there were many negative reviews on the property located on La Gorce Street in Miami Florida. I quickly emailed Mr. Johnson and left several voice mail messages and he didn't get back to me till a few days later. I expressed to him that I was overly concerned given our trip was 3 weeks away and the negative reviews mentioned that the home had mold, leaky roof, plumbing issues and a non-operable hot tub (this was the main reason we booked this home). He confirmed that the home needed a lot of work and attempted to convince us to stay anyway. He claimed that the reason he had not attempted to fix any of the issues was because it was too costly and the property HAD BEEN SOLD!!!! The new owners aren't expected to move in until later in August 2013 therefore according to him we could still stay there. [continued below]....

..... I have never dealt with such an unprofessional and shady realtor in my entire life.

 Needless to say we aske him for a full refund which he did a few days later. We managed to book another property and are expecting to have a stress free vacation. I am so thankful for the reviewers because if it wasn't for them we would have been stuck at this horrible property. I looked up the property today 7/16/13 and he lowered the rates for booking this property to fool more people before the property is officially out of his hands. This is the reason why I am writing this review and hope it avoids someone the huge pain from dealing with a realtor of this magnitude. So PLEASE PLEASE stay away from booking any of his properties. Avoid yourself a huge headache and book elsewhere.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/16/2013 11:02 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/harry-johnson-jr/miami-florida/harry-johnson-jr-miami-home-away-flipkey-vacation-home-rentals-shady-realtor-lagorce-1067440. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Harry Johnson Jr needs to be stopped


Thank you!! i am just so happy, it is catching up with him...When we booked there was nothing online, if you put his name in...now my viideo come up....He is a crook...They did post my review on HOmeAway today. I was happy about that! I would have never booked the proerty had i seen the last 2 reviews on that site.

Sorry you had a bad experience too..We only booked 3 days, thank God....and we left after the second night....We never asked for our money back....the only time i asked was when we arrived....and was told on the phone by Harry that we signed an "as is" contract....i contacted my credit card company and they said i was out of luck if i signed it...it is hidden in the process and if you don't sign it at the end he keeps your money...

Hope this helps to get the word out about him...I have reported him to the compliance code because he is not supposed to rent this property for more than 6 months a year...I will not stop posting any place i can to get the word out about this man....He is a real peice of work...

Take care and hope to never have an experience like this again..I learned a real huge lesson...i agree do you Due diligence on this man and his properties...and i will continue posting about him...every chance i get..ha!!

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#2 Author of original report

So sorry to hear you had a horrible experience

AUTHOR: Mad Consumer - ()


So sorry to hear you had a horrible experience as I did dealing with this person. I hope that peope do their due diligence before booking a property with him. I also attempted to file a complaint with Home Away and as suspected was told that because I didn't actually stay at the property I could not. Which makes no f*ing sense. So basically they are giving him the authority to srew people over instead of preventing renters from a horrible vacation. My father has been sick for over 2 years, this trip was planned months in advance to allow my siblings and friends some much needed vacation time to decompress and relax for a few days. That's what Home Away and similar sites forget to realize that we work hard for our money and we look forward to a booking a property where we can relax and not one that is falling apart.

I wish you nothing but the best and hope that a stress-free vacation isn't too far away.



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#3 Consumer Comment

Harry Johnson is on Youtube


WE had an awful experience with this horrible man on June 30, 2013...he has said we are trying to extort him it is almost comical!! How can we extort him....he has my money and i cannot get it back..I have nothing to gain from writing this..he has  a lot to lose!!

Here is his response...below....and the reason all these review are hitting at the same time..is because it has finally caught up with Harry!! he is an awful business man too....if you do a wiki-corp on him....you will see!! Do your DD on this man and his property...

Here is our awful experience in his nasty house on Sheridan Ave...Miami Beach Fl..He is not supposed to even be renting this property for more than 6 months...you should read very carefully the house rules before giving him a penny!!

Youtube link...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnQrzSK_Bt0....i can be contactd there i have tons of pic of this awrul property....at 4532 Sheridan Ave Miami Beach Fl...

#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Federal Offense comitted

AUTHOR: Harry johnson jr - ()

If you notice, all of these reviews came on the same day. They are all from the same person. This person tried to extort me for money, a criminal offense. I have in writing from them asking for monies in exchange for not leaving a bad review. 

This is: 

* A Federal Offense

I have already contacted the State Attorney's office to file a criminial investigation into this Felony. I have also alerted Homeland Security as well

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