Business is business, Danny.
Next time, it's better to follow the rules here in Canada: Check IDs; Deposition of last month's rental; Sign agreement with detailed items; Pay before move-in. These will reduce lots of troubles.
I sympathize with you. Please don't be annoyed or frustrated. It's just unlucky to meet that kind of situation.
BTW, can you intruduce your camping in Vancouver Isl.?