After a 23-hour journey from Dublin, arriving into Michael's clean, comfortable apartment was a joy! The master bedroom was spacious, with a nice private bathroom and AC. The little touches made the stay all the better: a private patio, a washing machine with detergent, tea and coffee, electric shower, and so on. As I was arriving quite late, Michael left the keys in a key box at the apartment door, and texted on the code.
The apartment is within walking distance (< 20 minutes) of an array of shops, food places, and a cinema, and also close enough to the centre of Riverside (about 45 minutes walking, or 10 minutes in a car), where there are a lot of bars, restaurants, etc.
To cap it off, Michael also gave me a ride to LAX at very short notice, when my booked ride failed to show. Without this, I would more than likely have missed my flight (Riverside pro tip: install Uber!).
Overall, then, a wonderful place to stay, and I will definitely be looking out for it again if I return to Riverside.