Mogul of Pineapples
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Let me play devil's advocate for a minute in anticipation of what I think they will say back: The deposit was non-refundable and by paying it you were guaranteed the cottage for those days.
Then the problem comes with the fact that you were only partially paying for the "purchase" here since your friends would be chipping in. So you need to make clear that this is 100% your money that you paid for the deposit.
The right way to dispute this would be exactly what you said: They did not tell you the deposit was non-refundable, they did not disclose to you (verbally, written, or otherwise) the terms of this agreement when you paid the deposit. I would think this should be your way out of it. After all, how can there be an agreement between two parties when one party didn't disclose the details of the agreement?
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