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Large Home in Downtown Halifax Near Waterfront, Citadel, Universities/Hospitals

John or Jennifer

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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John or Jennifer

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
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Large Home in Downtown Halifax Near Waterfront, Citadel, Universities/Hospitals

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Halifax House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This character home in the heart of Trendy Central Halifax has the perfect location for those seeking convenient access to all that Halifax has to offer. North Park Street runs along the east side of the Halifax Commons, home of the Skating Oval being introduced this winter! It’s a five-minute walk to downtown, close to shopping, bus stops, the MacDonald Bridge to Dartmouth, and much more. The layout offers 2 spacious living rooms; one of which opens into dining room, one of which can be the fourth (very large) bedroom. The kitchen was recently renovated with beautiful cabinetry with spacious cupboards. There is a 3 piece bath located on the main level as well as washer and dryer units. The second floor features 3 bedrooms and a 4-piece bath. Other features include wide planked pine flooring, high ceilings, back yard, and a dry basement for storage. Utilities, cable and phone are all included in the rent. This home is FULLY FURNISHED!

Keywords: 3 or 4 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS, LARGE LIVING AREA, YARD, NEAR DOWNTOWN, NEAR HOSPITALS, NEAR UNIVERSITIES, DOWNTOWN, WALK TO EVERYTHING, PET FRIENDLY

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
John or Jennifer (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

About John or Jennifer

This home is owned and managed by John and Jennifer Gillis. We live next door and take pride in providing local knowledge and necessities to our guests. We have 2 children and 2 dogs and are happy to help with travel arrangements, sight-seeing, and any special needs that you may have.

Why John or Jennifer chose Halifax

location, charm, great yard, spacious, and welcoming. The best spot for anyone visiting on vacation, business, or for events like weddings or sports competitions. You will not find a more central location to enjoy everything Halifax has to offer.

What makes this house unique

In the wintertime we enjoy living across from the skating oval. It's free of charge and skates are provided. In summer, enjoy the green of the Halifax Common and the Citadel across the street and just to the left respectively. We are able to walk everywhere we go and love the close proximity to downtown signts, bars and restaurants, and the beautiful Halifax waterfront.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Large Home in Downtown Halifax Near Waterfront, Citadel, Universities/Hospitals
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
Greater Halifax
5

Rental During House Reno

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here while some work was being done on our house. The house is near downtown and right around the corner from the Propeller Brewery which is convenient! The house is an older home but has a lot of charm with old floors, high ceilings, and moldings which was cool especially if you live in a more modern place. The house is across the street from the huge skating Oval for winter use (with free skates), and the Halifax Common, although not very green in the winter. Even though it was winter we used the BBQ in the backyard a lot... it would be amazing in summer as it is sheltered and private. We used only two bedrooms but all were well equipped. I saw a note about beds... the beds were fine and it appears that the one my wife and I used appeared brand new (plastic on box spring). The washer and dryer worked great and there is a great ice cream/burrito/coffee spot call DeeDee's around the corner. We had friends drop in a fair bit and this place is great for entertaining by itself and because it's right by all the restos/bars/events downtown. We parked mainly on the street and used the owners driveway next door and had no problem at all. The owners were available on phone/text all the time and helped with any questions or anything we needed. Overall, a great time, and while we were glad to get home, I would recommend to anyone, especially groups and those in town for weddings/events.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Perth, Ontario
3

It served the purpose

  • 3 of 5

Overall, this property served the purpose of what we needed which was a place to hang our hats, close to downtown Halifax. It is a lovely walk up and down the hill to down town and the house was large enough for us to be comfortable in. The parking is atrocious. Basically there is no place to park near the house. We were lucky that the street was closed off for part of our visit but after that a real pain. The house itself was quite cute but it felt like it was pieced together from leftover furniture and stuff from the owners. The information lists were a couple years out of date, it sleeps 8 but there are only 4 mismatched plates. A few of the beds, the mattresses were horribly old and we picked our beds based on which rooms had the best mattresses. We did enjoy our stay but we have stayed in much nicer places. A few extra minutes of loving care and this place could be amazing. The owners were very nice and responded right away when needed. The stairs to the bedrooms are very steep and narrow. Anyone with mobility problems, should be careful.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all feedback and always act on what we hear. We have replaced two mattresses as part of our routine winter maintenance before we saw this review(hard to do in busy summer/fall months). As for parking, we have 1 hour street parking and unlimited street parking, as well as two spots in our own paved driveway next door. Our house is a bit eclectic in its furniture and art, as many find fitting for a classic old row house in Downtown Halifax. Thanks for the advice on plates... all replaced enough for a banquet feast. As we live next door, we do make it our mission to help our guests and respond to their needs and concerns while they are staying, and I am disappointed not to have heard this guests concerns while staying as we might have helped with extra/replacement mattresses and parking advice. Nonetheless, the feedback is appreciated and we will continue to work to make the Green House an even better gem in the heart of central Halifax.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4

Cooperation, facilitation and cleaness

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very cooperative. We went to Halifax for our daughter wedding. We wanted to organize a small reception. The owner provided us a CD player we didn't have to entertain our guests. The house was very clean and comfortable. The needs to improve the lighting. It was very weak. It was hard to shave.

I will not hesitate to re-rent the house in the future or/and recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the "Green House" while attending our son's wedding. We hosted the rehearsal party and the house and garden were perfect for entertaining a small group! The location could not have been better as we walked absolutely everywhere. The house was ideal for all eight of us and very comfortable with it's fully equipped kitchen and two bathrooms. Parking was a bit tight, but Jennifer and John let us use their driveway and once we parked we did not really need the car to get around town. I would definitely recommend this property as an ideal place to have a great vacation in Halifax.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Our Stay in Halifax

  • 5 of 5

Had a chance to stay in this quaint home in Halifax. Owners were delightful, we were totally comfortable, all the comforts of home. Within walking distance of anything downtown. Had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Location and Excellent Owners!

  • 5 of 5

This old house is centrally located to everything a family wants to do and see in downtown Halifax. Myself and 5 co workers stayed here for 5 weeks from Feb-March and the owners were extremely accommodating and knowledgeable about the city and the house as well as giving advice on where to stay when we rented a car to go to PEI for the weekend. The house has all amenities you need and is a short walk to all the popular bars and restaurants downtown. Overall, this house is worth it for location alone but also having the owners living next door is a definite plus! Anytime I stay in Halifax I plan to use this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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THIS HOME IS LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE HALIFAX COMMONS, HOME OF THE BRAND NEW WINTER SKATING OVAL. DURING THE SUMMER, THIS IS AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO WALK A DOG AND PLAY SPORTS LIKE SOCCER, BASEBALL, RUGBY, AND FOOTBALL. THERE IS A PUBLIC TENNIS COURT AND A PLAYGROUND LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET AS WELL.

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Rates & Availability

From C$250 Per night

Halifax House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
late winter/spring
Jan 6 2015 - May 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$250
C$1,250
 
 
High Season
May 11 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
C$300
C$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$75
Refundable damage deposit C$250
Notes Payment is via Interac Money Transfer or Credit Card (visa, MC, amex). Deposit of 50% (NON REFUNDABLE) is due on booking with the balance required 30 days prior.
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Amenities

Halifax House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • downstairs bathroom has a standup shower, while the upstairs bathroom has a tub with a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • 1 Queen size Bed in 3 bedrooms, 1 Double Bed in 1bedroom, Baby Cribs (1), air mattresses on request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
INCLUDED ARE ALL UTILITIES, CABLE, AND INTERNET. ON STREET PARKING AVAILABLE. HOME IS FULLY FURNISHED AND SPECIAL REQUESTS CAN BE MADE. THIS HOME IS CENTRALLY LOCATED AND CLOSE TO UNIVERSITIES, HOSPITALS, DOWNTOWN, BUS STOPS, AND BRIDGES AND FERRIES TO DARTMOUTH.

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