First off I will say I really enjoyed my stay in Nick's apartment. It is in a very safe and nice luxury apartment building on the top floor overlooking the beautiful Susquehanna River and hills. The location is in the downtown section of Harrisburg, close to the river and easy to get to the Capitol building and 2nd street with all its great restaurants, and the lively Midtown is just a 12 minute walk away. I loved having parking and being able to walk most places I wanted to go.
That being said I do wish certain things were better. The apartment itself is bare except for a table, couch, dresser and bed. Any guests will need to bring their own sheets and pillow. When I arrived the apartment did not have any sort of necessities like silverware, plates, pots, towels, soap or even toilet paper. Furthermore, it was extremely grimy. Sticky stuff on the tables, food on the counter tops and rug, hair all over the bathroom. I believe the host does not live in the area so depends on guests to clean up after themselves. I suppose the guests prior to me did not follow that rule, so I went out and bought some supplies to clean up the place. (I left some cups, plates, utensils, soap and cleaning supplies for future residents.)
There is no microwave which was a big bummer, and no WiFi. Luckily for me I could piggyback on the xfinity network, but it will be a problem for those who can't.
Getting in to the building at first was a chore. Nick the host was unable to remotely buzz me in, so I had to wait around a while to get inside to get the keys and parking pass. After that however I had no problems whatsoever, and found the building's residents to be really kind and welcoming. (The management puts out freshly baked sugar cookies and hot coffee in the morning if you get up early enough!)
Throughout my trip Nick was very helpful with any question or issue I had and responded quickly to a text or call. All in all it is a great place to stay, especially for the bang for your buck. I would definitely stay there again should I ever need to visit Harrisburg in the future, but I do think Nick could do a bit more to ensure it is a more comfortable place to be.