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John or Jennifer

Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish

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

19 Reviews
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
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About John or Jennifer

This home is owned and managed by John and Jennifer Gillis. We live nearby 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.

Reviews

4.7
based on 19 traveler reviews

Large Home in Downtown Halifax Near Waterfront, Citadel, Universities/Hospitals
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

My mother and 3 sisters all agreed that this was the prefect place to stay for the 5 of us. We all had our own bed and could relax in the kitchen with our morning coffee and in the living room at the end of the day. The location was great - the house is within walking distance of downtown - 10 minute tops. The house was exactly as described. It made for a wonderful family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Greenhouse Great for a Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the "greenhouse" immensely, location within walking distance of everything on the Halifax waterfront and downtown area is fantastic (and the walk uphill to get home each night helped burn off a few the extra calories we took on with food and drink). Lot's of room for six of us. Made for a very economical family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winnipeg
4

Great location, spacious home

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at this house for a week in May 2016. Great location, we walked almost everywhere. Very spacious and comfortable home. If you're planning to do any cooking I would recommend bringing some basics with you such as salt, pepper and sugar as there is none at the home. You should also expect to bring or purchase hand soap and dish soap as this was not provided. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely rent again!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elmira, Ontario
5

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this spacious home while we were visiting Halifax and attending our sons wedding. It comfortably housed all ten of us and was centrally located to many attractions and the wedding events. We were able to host the reception party and have a home away from our home for this special event. It was great to have all the comforts of home: washer and dryer, kitchen space, outdoor yard space. The only frustration we had during our stay was totally out of the owners control - construction around the area made it difficult to access the house but by now this will be complete. This is a large space that can accommodate a large group comfortable. I would definitely rent this house again if I was coming to the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Location, location, location!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the green house for a week for my son s wedding. There were six adults and two children. It's an older home but full of character. The large downstairs room suited my son, his wife and their two children perfectly and haha we couldn't hear them cry upstairs in our rooms. Minutes away from the harbour, citadel hill and downtown. Oh yes we also walked to the casino! As everyone told us it was unusually warm I can't fault the owners for the heat, though a couple window air conditioners would be well used. Thank you for a nice holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Halifax International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Seahorse Tavern
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
VIA Rail Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
Dee Dee's
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Chocolate Lake

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

Halifax House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2016
Apr 30 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,227
 
 
fall 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$211
$997
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$268
$1,304
 
 
late winter/spring 2016
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$211
$997
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $192
Pet Fee $58

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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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 ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
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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