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I live in downtown Los Angeles. I like to travel and compete in endurance sports.
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We stayed at Derek's spot over the New Year's holiday. Derek was a great host. His place was accurate as advertised. His place being across from Pershing Square was a great location. We had a great time.
Derek and Christine are wonderful hosts and the loft is even more spacious and welcoming than depicted. Super clean, very well-appointed, and ideal for short- or long-term stays. The location can't be beat -- so close to all the great downtown restaurants, across the street from the Metro, and convenient to museums, bookstores, etc. Could not have been better!!
Derek was a great host, and respectful communicator and his place was fantastic.
I didn't personally meet Derek, but all of our communication went very smoothly. The apartment was in the BEST location downtown near very good spots to eat, drink and just have fun. I enjoyed my stay in the loft-style apartment, which was spacious and clean. Highly recommended.
Derek was a terrific host. He made the checkin/out process a breeze, remained communicative throughout the stay, and was very respectful of our privacy. The loft was beautiful and exactly as it is described on the site. Very clean, great furnishings, fast WiFi, and comfortable bed. It is very urban so do expect the hear the sounds of the city at night - which I happen to enjoy. Being from LA I know the town and the location of this loft was perfect. It is steps away from my company, steps away from bars, diners, and posh restaurants, and importantly just across from a subway station. LA has a reputation of being a car city but by staying here I had no trouble getting around without a rental car. The Skid Row area is near and you should be careful and use common sense. However, we had no problems at all walking in the area even at night and enjoyed a few late night meals in the area. We took the subway to Hollywood for a day, trained out to Pasadena Old Town for evening drinks, trained out to the San Gabriel valley for amazing dim sum, and also took the MetroLink from Union Station out to Orange County for a day trip. I highly recommend this apartment. Spacious loft, clean, safe & secure, very friendly doorman, and you could not get a better host.
Derek was a great host--he met us right on time and got us parking permits which made our arrival so much easier.
The place worked out great for us--just a block from the VTA metro which took us right to our football game--so easy.
And the neighborhood had fun, close restaurants.
Just really a perfect experience,
The experience at the apartment was great! It was nice, clean, and modern just like Derek described. It was spacious and safe. Walking distance to many downtown locations (small shops, restaurants, etc) There is quite a bit of noise that can be heard in the apt from the street in the mornings but earplugs are provided to help with the noise. I highly recommend staying here.
Derek & Christine are wonderful hosts, and their home is perfect for anyone looking to stay in the downtown area!
The apartment was clean, bright, spacious, and well-appointed. The location is fantastic and the building is secure, with valet parking.
Highly recommended, thanks again Christine & Derek!
Derek was a fantastic host. The place is beautiful--tons of sunlight and open space. Plus a really cool historic building and the location is convenient to everything DTLA. I booked it last minute and Derek made the whole thing very easy. Thank you! I would definitely stay here again!
Derek was great with his communication and all the extra amenities (hairdryer, washer/dryer with detergent, shampoo/conditioner etc) were a nice touch most places don't have. The day we were driving down to LA, he found out the garage spot wasn't allowed for visitors, so he more than covered the cost of our parking (the lot was literally right next door) and left us a bottle of wine to make up for the inconvenience. The flat was in a great location and I would definitely stay there again if I needed to be downtown!
Great guest very polite
Perfect guest. Would rent to him again in a minute! Easy to communicate with.
I was very happy to host Derek and Christine a second time! Once again, they were very quiet and clean, and the communication before meeting was perfect.
Great guest!!! Was almost like they didn't stay at all. There was a parking issue on the first day of check in and I was not able to be there to assist but Derek was very understanding. I would welcome them again anytime
Derek is a great guest, totally recommend! His communication was clear and cordial. Completely grateful to him for alerting us to a potential plumbing issue. Thanks Derek and good airbnb hosting and guesting karma is yours. Best, Kiki
Derek and Christine were terrific guests! Very friendly, great communication on when to expect their arrival, and they left the place just as tidy as it was when they got there. I'd be happy to have them stay at my place again!
they were so quiet and so clean it is as if they were not even there. they also just happen to be really nice people.
Derek was very responsive and easy to deal with. He communicated well so that the exchange of keys was smooth and there were no problems at all during his visit. He is welcome to stay again any time and I recommend him as a guest for other hosts!
Derek is a very friendly boy. He was very friendly and very quiet. Although only stayed one night but left us with a good impression. Want to accept his scheduled again.
Derek and his girl friend were ideal guests. Very quiet, thoughtful and discrete, left the house mornings and did non come back till evenings. Left the place very clean. They would be welcome any time again.