Derek's place was fine. Clean, comfortable and easy to deal with. Pretty decent downtown location though not in the middle of things, it was close enough (i preferred this). Derek dealt with all issues promptly and politely (for instance; AC was out on first day. he got mgmt to fix it by next day). Pool was nice too. One drawback: shower in bathroom is a pain. I am only 5'11'' and i had to crouch to get under the shower (which, like most LA showers, was set at drool level). Otherwise fine stay in decent location at nice place.
Derek and friends were great. Unfortunately, they were on a tight schedule and could only stay one night. Hopefully they'll be stopping on their way back from the Osa Peninsula. Definitely fun and their company is a pleasure.