We're sorry we missed the official comment period, as we were still traveling in CR. Talk about no negatives - Phil is a warm and thoughtful host, the lodging is quiet and comfortable, his grounds are beautifully groomed and inviting for walks and meditation, his breakfasts are from local sources (his own too) and very tasty, and he will serve his own home-grown coffee - delicious. When we faced a laptop crisis and could not download our already purchased gps maps, he spent nearly a whole morning translating and helping us with the download. Beyond generosity! Phil knows Costa Rica very well, and can give you good ideas on places to go and food to eat. If you're of a mind to chat, he has much to offer abut not only Costa Rica, but personal growth and transformation - he's authored a couple of books on these subjects. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him and his wonderful animal companions - hi Gizmo!