North bedroom overlooks the private backyard. North bedroom

Entire home/apt

5 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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About this listing

All the character of a historic home with all the convenience of modern decor. Welcome to a great neighborhood, close to downtown.

The space

The house was built in 1905, and features many historical details from that period, including the original hardwood floors, oversized trim, a pressed glass window, and an exposed brick chimney. It has many updates as well, including a recently remodeled bathroom.

Most of the city west of the property was destroyed during the Halifax Explosion - but this house survived - although some of the windows likely didn't.

It has been lovingly cared for over the years and now is part of a thriving neighborhood - an easy walk to so much the city has to offer.

The shed at the back of the property will be available for guest who wish to lock their bicycles.

Walk to downtown Halifax, universities, and the hospital district! The hip North End with it's trendy shops, restaurants, and craft brewery is an easy walk. A major chain grocery store and a pharmacy are just out of sight at the end of the street. The neighborhood is a collection of Victorian homes with mature trees. All the convenience of the city without the hustle and bustle on this side street.

Major bus route at the corner - very convenient transit service. Cab fare is under $10 to the downtown. There is a bike lane nearby - and the property includes bike storage if you need it.

Guest access

The shed at the back of the property will be available for guests who wish to lock their bicycles.

Interaction with guests

I typically rent my home when I am traveling myself. If I am available I will meet you to show you around and offer suggestions for your stay in Halifax. Once you have settled in I will check in to be sure you don't have any questions or concerns. The rest of your stay will be private.

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The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: 22 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 90
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No smoking. No illegal activities.

We ensure the property is clean before your arrival. Please ensure it is clean before your departure.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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32 Reviews

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Catherine User Profile
August 2017
Ellen's Tiffany blue house is a perfect home away from home in Halifax. It is well situated in the central core, close to everything, yet it is located on a quiet tree-lined street. Parking is easy and there are several great restaurants within walking distance. Plus, a 24 hour grocery store very close by. The house is beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The garden also offers a serene escape. I hope to be back!

Kristen User Profile
August 2017
My husband and I, along with our two dogs, just enjoyed a fabulous week staying here. Ellen's house exceeded our expectations. Her house is conveniently located and is in walking distance to many amenities. The house itself is super cute, quiet, clean and comfortable. The bed in the back principle bedroom is so comfy- we have never slept better in our lives! We also enjoyed the fenced in backyard in the mornings and evenings. Even her neighbours are so great! We really felt like we got a taste of what it would be like to live here. I could go on and on about this place. Everything was perfect in every way! Ellen was always prompt in communication and we felt very comfortable staying in her home. We already miss her house, neighbourhood and Halifax as a whole and look forward to returning in the near future. Will definitely stay here again in a heartbeat!

Danielle User Profile
July 2017
My husband and I stay at Ellen's place a few times a year and it's always great - this time was no exception. Beautiful house, beautiful neighbourhood in an excellent location. We will be returning again as always :)

Caelin User Profile
July 2017
It was just perfect and Ellen is fantastic!

Stacey User Profile
July 2017
Ellen's house was fabulous! It is decorated wonderfully, spacious, a real home away from home for me and my family. Parking was easily available on the street and it was easy to get downtown from her home. The kitchen was well stocked and the back deck was a nice evening treat. We would gladly stay in Ellen's home again!

Dennis User Profile
July 2017
We had a wonderful stay in Ellen's beautiful place. It was perfect for our family of four (including 2 kids, 13 and under). Grocery store was a half block away and downtown was walkable from her place, although about a 20-30 minute walk. Ellen's kitchen was very well equipped and we used it for several meals during our stay. The back deck and garden were lovely as well. On street parking was always available. Ellen was very responsive and helpful in her communications with us as well.

Lindsay User Profile
May 2017
Ellen's place is beautifully decorated and cared for. We loved the comfy couches and sunlit kitchen. The neighborhood is convenient and charming. Communications with Ellen were prompt and friendly.

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Ellen User Profile

I love to travel, but enjoy it most when I have the chance to 'live like a local'. I really enjoy shopping at a local market, cooking with local produce, and really building memories based on what it might be like if I were to move to the place I'm visiting. I love to downhill ski, bike, swim, hike, and do any activity that keeps me outdoors. I often travel with family, including my ten year old son.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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