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Perfect apartment to enjoy Dartmouth & Halifax
My wife and I spent a week in this lovely apartment: it was spacious, tastefully and practically decorated with lots of thoughtful conveniences, and was very accessible for travels in the region. The smart TVs, efficient split-unit a/c units in the bedrooms and living room, and well-stocked kitchen all made it easy to prepare some meals for ourselves and relax after seeing the sights.
It has a few distinct advantages. First, walking distance to the shops in downtown Dartmouth (try the Canteen for a delicious dinner in a casual atmosphere) and the ferry to Halifax, just a few blocks from the flat. Plus, there are great trails nearby for walking and jogging, including one you pick up near the ferry landing and goes for several miles along the waterfront.
Second, don’t be put off (as I initially was) either by the apartment’s location across the water from Halifax or the absence of a washer/dryer. We took the ferry and drove the MacDonald bridge to arrive in downtown Halifax in ten minutes or so. Plus we enjoyed the quieter remove in the evenings. A laundry on Portland Street (Aladdin) is just a few minutes from the house, and does same-day folded laundry service for less than you’d pay for machines elsewhere.
The apartment was a central hub for regional drives, whether we traveled over to Wolfville, Lunenberg, or the eastern shore.
We’ve stayed in dozens of vacation rentals around the world; rarely has a place exceeded our expectations in almost every category. It’s definitely worth giving Emerald by the Sea an opportunity to host your Halifax vacation.
Excellent location, property & really felt at home. Everything provided except washer/dryer.
Tracy the manager was so friendly & welcoming, even so far as to provide fresh biscuits & jam or muffins for our arrival. Would return if had the opportunity.
Thanks so much, Jill. It was lovely to meet you both and I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to the area and your stay at our "Emerald Near The Ocean". Come back anytime! Tracy :)
A great place to stay
We were so impressed with this little gem in Dartmouth! We originally wanted a place in Halifax but came across this one. A five minute walk and a 12 minute ferry ride and we were in Halifax. This place is very clean and the beds were super comfortable. We cooked a few meals here and the kitchen had everything we needed. Tracy was always quick to respond to our questions. She was a great host! We will definitely be back the next time we are in the area. We LOVED and appreciated the homemade biscuits and strawberry jam too. What a bonus!
Thanks, Kathleen. We are glad you were pleased with our property. It was delightful hosting your family's visit. Please come back soon! Tracy :)
Beaut comfy home, handy to everything.
Beautiful place, everything provided & Tracey so helpful & welcoming.
Thanks, Jill. You were an excellent guest - so warm and communicative. You were very respectful of our property and left it in spotless shape. Come back to see us again some time. :)
Great place in Dartmouth
The place was very accommodating. Plenty of room and everything was in walking distance with Halifax only a few miles away.
Thanks Joseph. It was a pleasure hosting your stay. Come back anytime! Tracy :)
Beautiful, quiet, fresh and light filled. Perfect place for a family get away.
My family, which consisted for this trip of me, my husband, grown daughter and long visits with our other grown daughter and her boyfriend (who are Dal U. Students), had a great time at this property. Our comfortable king size bed was luxuriously kitted out with fresh linens and pillows as was our daughter’s queen size bed. The entire flat is beautifully furnished and styled in fresh, beachy colours. The couch and multiple armchairs were all very comfortable and gorgeous to look at. It was the perfect place to hang out together during a snowy day and again the next day with the sun shining through the many, large windows all day long.
Nothing was overlooked in creating this welcoming space. There were many board games, magazines and coffee table books to keep us entertained. There was nothing missing from the kitchen that we needed for cooking numerous dinners. More than a sufficient number of pots and pans, baking pans, dinnerware, mugs and wine glasses were available to us all.
The entire flat was immaculately clean on our arrival and I am a harsh critic when it comes to cleanliness!
The fabulous “Two if by Sea Cafe” is a short two minute walk around the corner and I looked forward every morning to my walk there for my morning joe (although the kitchen is equipped with a coffee machine, so you don’t have to walk around the corner if you don’t want to - I specifically went to the cafe for the pastries as well 😬).
We would gladly stay at the “Emerald By the Sea” again next time we are in Halifax/Dartmouth. For those looking for a bit of “cool factor” for your visit to Halifax, consider Dartmouth which is an 8 minute drive to downtown Halifax. I consider it the “Brooklyn of Halifax”.
And finally, Stacy, the manager of the property, was responsive and flexible in our communications. She made planning our visit completely stress free.
Thank you, Christine and family! We are so glad you enjoyed our beautiful "Emerald". You left our property spotless and were very respectful of our house rules. You were also very friendly and communicative.
We are pleased we were able to provide a comfortable space for you to have your family visit. We hope you come back to see us again sometime soon, as you are all most certainly welcome.
We highly recommend Christine and her family to other hosts. They are terrific guests!