I avoid booking reservations that leave 1-3 night gaps in my calendar. I must book my guests back to back, or leave at least 4 nights between reservations. If your requested dates leave a 1-3 night gap with an existing reservation, I may not be able to accept your reservation.
More details: To book a property you will need to contact me to make sure I don't have another contract in progress on your specified dates. If all is clear, you will pay a $250 deposit and afterwards I will email you a contract. The deposit holds your reservation until your rent is due, one month prior to your arrival. The $250 deposit is returned promptly upon a tidy check-out. I take e-check for payment which processes for free. Credit cards will cost you 5% extra.