HEART OF HALIFAX

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Peter Williams

Speaks english, french, spanish, Se habla espanol. On parle francais
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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HEART OF HALIFAX

Halifax Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Unique Property, This Is A Historic House With A Brand New Interior.

A completely new renovation makes this centrally located Halifax home an ideal alternative to hotel stay. From granite counters to tiled bath to a spacious deck overlooking a lovely little city garden, everything has been done to make this a perfect pied a terre in the city. There are two bedrooms and a spacious living room with convertible couch giving room for up to seven.

The master bedroom has a queen bed with a brand new memory foam mattress. The second bedroom holds a double with a single bunk over top and the living room has a top quality convertible double. You are in the heart of the city but you’ll be sleeping soundly on this quiet street.

The kitchen has been fully equipped by pro chefs! We know what is needed to make a great meal at home and we supply it all to you starting with a very good sharp knife! Good quality cookware and a complete table setting for eight is backed up with a new flat top stove, blender, toaster, microwave. If we’re missing something let us know and we can provide it. Besides of all this you are in a super eating area. We’ll tell you how to find the hidden culinary gems of this stylish neighborhood from bistro to corner pub and let you know where the best shopping is for that perfect feast of Nova Scotia seafood should you want to cook at home.

Lots of amazing entertainment in Halifax but if you feel like staying in, there is the best video store on the east coast around the corner, a forty inch flat screen on the wall, and an ipod docking sound system. Bring your own movies on a memory stick, cd, tablet or lap top and just plug and play. High speed internet … of course for streaming video, audio and if you must …. Work. Oh yes there is a small workstation too equipped with a computer dedicated to the TV with wireless mouse and keyboard.

Transportation is a snap. You will be located just off one Halifax’s main streets, minutes by car to anywhere in the city and adjacent to several bus routes. It’s an easy shuttle, collective or cab ride from our international airport a half hour away. But let’s talk human powered transport. Here you are within an easy walk from all important destinations in the city center. Around the corner is the hip new Agricola street neighbourhood; across the street is the historic Halifax Commons with parks, fountains, playgrounds and in winter, the Halifax oval, a full sized Olympic skating rink. Ten minutes gets you to the busy Quinpool road shopping area. Fifteen minutes of pleasant walking and you are almost anywhere you need to be from busy Spring Garden Road, to Halifax Metro Center, City Hall and Province House, Citadel Hill and Maritime Museum, Historic Properties and Seaport Farmers Market. All major business destinations, corporate head offices, banks, conference centers and hotels are nearby. It is a short walk to all Halifax hospitals and universities.

Do you like to ride a bike? This is a bike friendly vacation home. As a sideline we have a complete fleet of high quality bikes and are happy to make one available to you on a weekly or daily rental. Or bring you own bike and enjoy pedaling around the city core or out onto the numerous trails that surround the city. We’ll help you with maps and advice on where to go.

If you arrive with your car, there is on street parking available right in front of your door. We are located around the corner from a car share kiosk and car rentals are nearby as required. As another sideline we have a fifteen passenger van and can arrange for group pickups at the airport and tours anywhere in Nova Scotia. Call to find out about custom trips for small groups such as an excursion to Peggy’s Cove and the South Shore, a day of biking by the seaside or a wine tour in the Annapolis Valley.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Peter Williams

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english, french, spanish, Se habla espanol. On parle francais
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We are Jude and Peter Williams and we welcome you to our lovely Halifax home whether, touring, on business or just visiting. We are both veterans of the restaurant business among many other career pathways. We both have worked for many years in the hospitality industry, Jude as the chef and Peter operating a bicycle touring business has taken him far and wide from Quebec and every back road in Atlantic Canada, to Mexico and Europe. We were looking to spend more time at our home and saw an opportunity to buy this lovely property and make it into a vacation home rental. We live in the up and coming Agricola street area with its lively art life, burgeoning food scene and great neighbourhood feeling. Our home is just around the corner from your apartment on West Street and we would enjoy helping you out with all kinds of recommendations on how to get the most out of your visit to Halifax and Nova Scotia.

Peter Williams purchased this apartment in 2013

This property came to us at a time when we were looking to find another small apartment to go with the two we own in this neighbourhood. We were looking for a fixer upper but 5872 West Street had been completely rebuilt from basement to roof and we just said 'why not?' From there came the idea to try # 1 as a guest rental suite. It is an old building with good bones now restored to its former gracious lines with cedar shingle clad exterior already fading to silvery gray. Right location, right timing, right building, it all came together and we are very excited to be embarking on this project

Without taking the focus away from the apartment itself the outstanding benefit of this place is its location. But once inside you will have a perfect package to set up housekeeping and have all the comforts of home.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Heart Of Halifax
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Heart Of Halifax
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472874vbi
+1 866 447 7468
Halifax Nova Scotia
5

Utmost Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
All the comforts of home and more! I recently stayed at the Heart of Halifax for a few weeks while transitioning to Halifax for a new job. The rental itself was clean, comfortable, stylish and well equipped with everything needed. The owner was more than helpful and accommodating - even giving me a boost for my car when it died unexpectedly without any hesitation. The Apartment was also in a great location, close to all amenities and walking distance to a beautiful park just around the corner! I felt safe and 'at home' here and would highly recommend a stay at the Heart of Halifax!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Heart Of Halifax
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472874vbi
+1 866 447 7468
Halifax Nova Scotia
5

Generous

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This house has plenty of everything, plenty of good pots in the kitchen, plenty of laundry detergent, plenty of towels and plenty of other comforts. In short, it has a generous feel to it.
Also we'd suggest renting a bike or two from the owners. It is not expensive and Halifax is a great biking town.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Heart Of Halifax
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472874vbi
+1 866 447 7468
Halifax Nova Scotia
Ontario
5

Great Rental

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Great Modern Rental - lots of upgraded features. Fantastic locaton close enough to the active Waterfront but also in quiet area of town for downtime (backyard deck). Highly recommend this Rental Home for Halifax needs...
business
Heart Of Halifax
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472874vbi
+1 866 447 7468
Halifax Nova Scotia
5

Enjoyed staying at the Heart of Halifax

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The apartment rental was as advertised and depicted in the photos. Beautiful, clean, and modern. The laundry facilities in the apartment were excellent. The kitchen was very well equipped. The beds were extremely comfortable and the neighborhood is quiet. It is about a 15 minute walk to downtown and you pass lovely parks on the way. There were plenty of towels provided as well as helpful information on the garbage system in Halifax (compost box,recycling, and regular garbage). I would have no problem recommending this apartment to family and friends!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Looking back at the reviews our Heart of Halifax condo has received in our first few months of operation. Seems that people have been very pleased with what they experienced both in the house and in the neighbourhood. We have tried to make a welcoming space, properly equipped and the kind of place that we would expect to enjoy as travelers ourselves. We have also responded to the thoughtful notes and suggestions received from our guests and so we hope that we have been able to improve the experience. We live in the neigbourhood and are very gratified to see visitors enjoying it like we do.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Heart Of Halifax
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472874vbi
+1 866 447 7468
Halifax Nova Scotia
Kitchener, Ontario
5

Great location and beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We travelled to Halifax to visit family and rented this apartment for one week. It was stunning and everything was brand new. The owner was well prepared and we felt spoiled staying here.

Great location and walking distance to almost everything. Our kids could go play at the parks and pools nearby and we could easily walk to get groceries to cook our own meals.

The only "con" that I can think of is that the location is a bit loud, because it is near a busy area of town, but we wanted to be centrally located, so this didn't bother us. If you're looking for a quiet get-away, this probably isn't for you.

Would definitely stay again (and hope to in the future).
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Halifax Stanfield International
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Crystal Crescent
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Availability & Rates

Halifax Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter 2013-14
Nov 15 2013 - Apr 30 2014
C$ 150
C$ 900
C$ 2,250
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
C$ 175
C$ 1,120
C$ 3,000
3 nights
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Halifax Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shuffleboard
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • racquetball
  • deepsea fishing
  • ice skating
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
Notes:
We have a fully licensed and huge! 15 passenger van for hire. We can often arrange airport pick up if needed and certainly arrange some great day tours along the coast or up to wine country. Ask about rates and itineraries
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