While I take seriously all reviews, this one seems over the top. You stayed 9 days in the home without complaint. Without saying one word, and this is the result of 9 days? Why would anyone put up with rats, sewage smell, needles, etc? It just doesn't make sense. If it was this bad, and you should have brought it to our attention and we would have refunded worked to find you something else. Instead you slept in beds that were soiled, put up with rodents, and needles and stench? Comeon, really? Both my husband and housecleaners were there upon your occupying and went through the home, emptying garbage from prior guest/tenant themselves, checking lights and so on. We could have arranged further cleaning, checked water, etc. As far as furniture, you are the first to mention "poorly put together and cheap," however that is completely in the eye o the beholder. The garage is empty. Nada. Nothing in there. To bring that up as well . . . what's the purpose? Regarding the contract, you had ample time to review it, but went on your honeymoon, stating you'd take care of it upon your return. Yours was the reason for procrastination and you need to take responsibility for something for which you're blaming others. Nevertheless, we'll review everything you've mentioned. If you're ever this dissatisfied with a rental in your life again, regardless who you make a reservation through, single owner or not, make sure you bring your concerns to the attention of the owner/manager IMMEDIATELY. It's quite unfair to wait and say nothing and blast it out in a review.