This house is about 100 years old which I think gives it its character and charm… and yes it does have some creaks! :-) There is a toaster in the kitchen cabinet. Sorry you didn’t see it. I wish you would have contacted me so I could let you know where to find it. There are two lights on the porch… not sure if you didn’t have them turned on? Again, would have loved to hear from you during your stay and I could have helped you find the light switch or replace a light bulb if that was the case. Some of our furniture is antique which I think goes with the age of the home such as the side tables, tv stand, etc. All beds, living room sofa and chairs are relatively new. I really hope you enjoyed your stay. We strive to make all our guests satisfied and I apologize it you had anything but a fantastic stay at our East Side apartment.