Stayed with Michael at his property only for one night because I had flown into San jose and arrvied late night and it was a safe place to stay that a friend of mine had stayed at during another trip. The owner was welcoming and gracious upon arrival. I didn't mind his animals in the home, but I am an animal lover :) As it was my first night in Costa Rica i enjoyed Michael's stories about the enviornment, his experiences, and Costa Rica. The place was nice and had some beautiful art. The room I stayed in was downstairs, queen bed, and cozy. Nothing fancy, simple, but adequate. I would stay again if traveling through the San Jose area.