I am very sorry that the house was not the style you like, It was upgraded two years ago. And I apologize for the towels, a mistake that you resolved before the cleaning lady could get back there. Soaps are provided and 14 rolls of toilet paper, and paper towels. No, we don't provide shampoos or conditioners and no curling irons or hair dryers, for safety reasons. So, yes, please bring your own. Sheets are provided for all the beds. Steak knives are not provided, this is not a basic necessity. And, I agreed to reimburse you for the towels, that you so kindly decided to leave them there. $41. Dogs are not allowed on the property for the sake of future guests that might have allergies. Yes, groups of 20 or more will have to get permission to stay. If allowed, they will have to bring their own sleeping cots/mattresses. The house is suited for up to 11-12, but no single beds for 8 or 12 or 20. If you are bringing guests to a party, you will need to bring your own serving stuff, etc. ~ Dr. Sonia.