Our host, Dave, was very accommodating. We never met Julia.
We had several minor issues. The first night and the next morning there were many insects inside the house. It turns out that the bathroom window was open and didn't have a screen. Also regarding the bathroom, the lighting is poor, the window is over the sink and the mirror is over the toilet. We managed to work around this. I would suggest a florescent light be installed on the side of the cabinet or ceiling. The mirror, I don't know, perhaps put it on a piano hinge so it can be swung around and be used with the sink.
I think a microwave is a necessity, a TV would be good and a landline phone is important because cel phone reception is so poor.
The home was clean and the beds were comfortable. The interstate was a couple of minutes away. We were actually visiting friends and relatives in Connecticut. We were able to get down to Hartford in less than 75 mins.
There is a great Deli right down the street which we strongly recommend.
We would recommend this rental as long as everyone is aware it's lacking in some amenities.