Originally from San Diego, CA - but have been living in NYC for the past 2.5 years.
Nika's apartment in Chelsea is great. Location is close to food, shops, parks and walking distance to the village and even union square. It's spacious (for NYC), clean and has just about everything you would need. The bed is super comfortable and the bathroom is a little small.
Nika was a fantastic host. Very open and communicative as well as patient when we arrived late due to train problems. She was helpful and readily available when needed.
My daughter and I arrived weary but ready to enjoy our stay in NYC. Nika had a bottle of very nice wine waiting for us, showed us around her apartment, and left us to begin our vacation. Her apartment was spotless and well equipped with fresh towels and linens. You could not ask for a better location! We were happy to find a good café a few doors down where we had breakfast the next morning. The 14th Street station is located at the end of the block which took us all over the City, but you are within walking distance to the east and west Village. We absolutely hated to leave and we will definitely look to stay at Nika's apartment for future visits.
Nika's apartment was great! She was super communicative and it was a real pleasure staying at their place. The location is great and just as described in the pictures - would totally stay here again!