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Top-rated vacation rentals in Halifax

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Apartment in Halifax
1 Victorian Chic Suite - DT, WALK EVERYWHERE!
This historical South End flat features lots of light and modern decor. Cozy living room is the perfect place to curl up to watch TV, log into your Netflix, or read a book. Kitchen is stocked with all your essentials - skip the pricey take-out. The perfect location to explore Halifax! Transit stop out front. Can be a bit noisy but extremely convenient for getting around. Walk to all hot spots: Spring Garden Rd., Point Pleasant Park, Waterfront, Downtown! We do not offer off street parking
Nov 20 – 27
$66 per night
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Cottage in Herring Cove
Entire Nature Getaway Cottage Herring Cove Village
Newly built in 2021 as a place to hideaway in nature. Set on a private wooded 9 acre lot with lake access to Powers Pond. We have two Kayaks available for use. There are many walking trails on the property for you to explore and wildlife. The contemporary and rustic features of the cottage highlight country living in Herring Cove Village, just 15 minutes to the city of Halifax. Stay put and relax in the hot tub or Herring Cove has hiking, sight seeing, ocean views, and local places to eat.
Jan 22 – 29
$154 per night
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Apartment in Halifax
Downtown - Bright, Modern Unit with Large Windows
• Brand new building • Sunny + modern • View of Citadel Hill • Downtown • Walk Score of 98 • Next to the new Convention Centre • Steps from the Waterfront • Museums + entertainment • Cafes + breweries • Quiet building • Open concept living • Brand new furniture • 50" TV • High-speed Wifi, Netflix • Fully equipped kitchen • Dishwasher (Currently NOT working) • Washer + dryer • Professionally cleaned • Professionally managed by HostOften • Inquire about our other listings
Jan 15 – 22
$112 per night

Popular amenities for Halifax vacation rentals

Stay near Halifax's top sights

Dartmouth Crossing14 locals recommend
Halifax Waterfront173 locals recommend
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site319 locals recommend
Mic Mac Mall89 locals recommend
Point Pleasant Park295 locals recommend
Casino Nova Scotia50 locals recommend

Halifax house rentals

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Home in Halifax
Private studio in quiet central neighbourhood
Apr 8 – 15
$62 per night
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Home in Bedford
One of the nicest streets in NS!
Jan 19 – 26
$87 per night
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Home in Halifax
Vibrant Downtown Estate with Parking - 8 Bedrooms
Feb 2 – 9
$374 per night
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Home in Halifax
Luxurious Hottub Getaway centre Dal
Aug 12 – 19
$164 per night
Home in Halifax
Downtown House-BEST ROOFTOP PATIO&HotTub in HFX
Sep 11 – 18
$617 per night
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Home in Mineville
Owl & Otter
Jan 22 – 29
$370 per night
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Home in Halifax
Beautiful 3-bedroom house close to Hfx downtown
Dec 31 – Jan 7
$130 per night
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Home in Fergusons Cove
Oceanview, $0 cleaning fee, spacious with 2 bdrms!
Apr 8 – 15
$148 per night
Home in Brookside
Dreamy Lakefront View Retreat House on Melissa Ave
Nov 10 – 17
$95 per night
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Home in Indian Harbour
Oceanfront Guest House near Peggy's Cove
Feb 18 – 25
$182 per night
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Home in Hubbards
Beach Bonfires by an Oceanfront Getaway in Shoal Cove
Nov 23 – 30
$259 per night
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Home in Hubbards
Charming Ocean Retreat
Jun 4 – 11
$260 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Halifax

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Tiny home in Nova Scotia
Cozy Cottage on South Shore. 30 min from Halifax!
Feb 19 – 26
$42 per night
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Apartment in Halifax
Downtown Bachelor Apt with parking.
Mar 12 – 19
$81 per night
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Guesthouse in Head of Saint Margarets Bay
Boat House
Feb 13 – 20
$120 per night
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Cabin in Prospect
Cozy log cabin nestled between Prospect & Shad Bay
Feb 15 – 22
$120 per night
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Cottage in Lawrencetown
Conrad Beach Cottage
Nov 21 – 28
$120 per night
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Cottage in Hubbards
Fox Point Lake House - Luxury Lakefront Rental!
Oct 9 – 16
$342 per night
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Apartment in Halifax
Ocean View! Modern/Rustic Studio Suite
Mar 28 – Apr 4
$68 per night
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Apartment in Halifax
The Cellar (w parking included)
Jan 9 – 16
$95 per night
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Guesthouse in Halifax
Adorable 1-bedroom guesthouse in Halifax
Feb 6 – 13
$91 per night
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Guest suite in Bedford
Brand New & Modern - Our Sweet Bedford Suite
Sep 20 – 27
$58 per night
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Apartment in Halifax
The Hydrostone Hideaway
Aug 24 – 31
$107 per night
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Condo in Halifax
Modern condo in the heart of it all!
May 8 – 15
$150 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Halifax

Total rentals

1.7K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

980 properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

40 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

400 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

640 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

77K reviews

Your guide to Halifax

All About Halifax

The provincial capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax is noted for its maritime history, blend of architectural styles — the glass of Halifax Central Library sits comfortably alongside 19th-century buildings such as the Old Town Clock — and as a convenient jumping-off point for exploring the surrounding area’s natural beauty. Home to one of the largest ice-free harbors in the world, Halifax became one of the most prolific commercial ports on the eastern seaboard. Today, a stroll along the downtown waterfront takes in heritage vessels, sailboats, and tugboats still zigzagging around the harbor.

The Atlantic port city is also known for its universities, thriving arts scene, and bohemian neighborhoods. There’s classic and cutting-edge art to admire, while historical walking tours can lead you through the city’s past, and the North End is home to a host of buzzing craft breweries. Halifax performs a careful balancing act, both a business hub and a center for the arts, brimming with modernity and dripping with history.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Halifax

The most popular time to visit vacation rentals in Halifax is during the summer months, when temperatures are the most pleasant and rainfall is minimal. However, temperate conditions are still possible during the spring and fall shoulder seasons. The music festival in late spring and jazz festival in the height of summer are well attended by locals and visitors alike. The fall brings a performing arts event and a well-known film festival. The relatively mild winters here can come as a surprise, provided you have the appropriate layers and boots on. Check out the local lights festival for an inspiring display of Christmas lights, carolers, food vendors, and warm drinks in Cornwallis Park.

Top things to do in Halifax

Sea kayaking in Halifax Harbor

Get an unparalleled view of the harbor and waterfront by renting a sea kayak and touring the waters and coastlines of Halifax. This easy-going activity is the best way to experience a bit of nature without even leaving the city, whether you follow the 2.5-mile boardwalk or venture across the bay to McNabs Island. Go it alone or hire a guide for a deeper dive into the harbor’s history and wildlife-spotting tips.

North End Halifax

North End Halifax is the city’s premier bohemian neighborhood, home to a slew of award-winning restaurants, boutique shops, and a thriving arts scene. When the day turns to night, be sure to check out a craft brewpub. North by Night market’s lively blend of DJ sets, vintage gems, and foodie treats marks the start of the summer.

Georges Island

Set in the center of the city’s harbor, Georges Island is home to Fort Charlotte. What used to serve as a fortification against invasion now operates as a historical site for visitors and history buffs. The entire island is worth exploring, but the tunnels beneath the fort are of particular note. Guided tours are available for the labyrinth that used to store gunpowder and munitions for the fort’s armaments.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Halifax?

    Halifax experiences a wide range of weather conditions. Summers are warm, with temperatures around 79°F (26°C), while winters can be cold and snowy, dropping to 14°F (-10°C). Spring and fall are mild, making them ideal times for hiking and nature walks.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Halifax?

    Halifax has several appealing activities. Explore the waterfront boardwalk, delve into Canadian history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, or enjoy nature at the Halifax Public Gardens. The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is frequently suggested for those interested in history.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Halifax?

    Halifax is frequently visited between June and October, when temperatures range between 68°F (20°C) to 79°F (26°C). This period coincides with popular events such as the Halifax Jazz Festival in July, the Halifax International Busker Festival in August, and the Atlantic Film Festival in September.

  • What are the best places to stay in Halifax?

    Popular areas to stay in Halifax include Downtown, known for its proximity to major attractions, and North End, recognized for its food and art scene. South End is also appealing, with its historic architecture and access to Point Pleasant Park.

  • What are the best places to visit in Halifax?

    Popular places to visit in Halifax include the vibrant waterfront area, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and the peaceful Point Pleasant Park. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is often suggested for its engaging exhibits about Nova Scotia's seafaring history.

  • What are some hiking trails in Halifax?

    There are numerous trails to explore in Halifax. The Bluff Wilderness Trail is recommended for those seeking to experience nature, while the Point Pleasant Park trails are great for leisurely walks. For stunning coastal views, try the Salt Marsh Trail.

  • What are some family activities to do in Halifax?

    Halifax has a range of activities perfect for families. Visit the Discovery Centre for interactive exhibits, explore the natural history at the Museum of Natural History, or enjoy outdoor activities at the Dingle Park. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic also provides engaging displays suitable for all ages.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Halifax?

    Day trips from Halifax often include visiting Peggy's Cove, a quaint fishing village with a historic lighthouse. Another option is Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its colourful buildings and rich maritime history. Alternatively, the Annapolis Valley is popular for its scenic beauty and wineries.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Halifax?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 980 vacation rentals in Halifax featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Halifax?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Halifax. Choose from more than 400 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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