Just make sure to check all the reviews, I even go as far as google image searching the pictures of a place to see if I get lucky with a hit that gives up the actual location before booking, and image search the posters profile picture, sometimes you get lucky and get their social media page out of it, make sure they aren't weirdos. But in all my years of airbnbs, have never had a problem, just choose a place that looks like it meets your standards and has good reviews.
I got cancelled recently by a 5 star superhost or whatever they are called. I booker a couple of days before the tour officially announced and now I am left with higher prices and not near the selection that was there before. At least it happened this far out. Coming down with 3 kids and 3 adults I need a decent sized place.