What types of amenities, comfort, etc. can we expect upon arrival?

Amenities will vary widely when renting a privately owned Vacation home. These are not like hotels or resorts. Standards tastes vary from Owner to Owner. Especially in rural properties, you may need to "make do", to some extent. Country insects and even mice can occur at any time and should be expected as part of country living. Water and septic system usage must be taken into consideration when renting rural properties. Conservation is the name of the day.