About This Listing
Our historic condo has it all: high ceilings, original 1860s hardwood, a large deck with morning and afternoon sun. By walking, it's only ten minutes from Point Pleasant Park, ten minutes from the Seaport Market, and fifteen minutes to downtown.
This lovely 1870's historic property is right where Halifax's gorgeous south end meets downtown.
The condo itself has high ceilings, lots of natural light, and a large furnished deck with a flower garden. For the history buffs, the building was once the home Anna Leonowyns (of The King & I/NSCAD fame), and has a tremendous amount of character. Since the deck is south-facing, you can enjoy the sun.
There are limitless things to see and do in and around Halifax. As a frequenter of every coffee shop and pub within a half-hour walk (and there are many fantastic ones!), based on your interests, I can let you know what would be the right fit for you. There are two major grocery stores/liquor stores within a five-minute walk, and lots of amenities nearby. I will be reachable any time you have a question or need assistance.
I am an avid outdoorsperson, so if you would like any tips or routes for hiking, swimming, surfing, kayaking, bouldering/climbing, or canoeing, let me know! If I am available, I would be happy to serve as a guide.
Please let me know if there is anything else you need (or would like me to provide in advance) to make your stay more enjoyable.
Your room has a comfy double bed, dresser, lamp, and storage space. The living room is cozily furnished, with a comfortable sectional to relax on. Wi-fi is provided and a desk at which you can work. The building is small and quiet, and the unit has its own entrance in the front and back. When not travelling for my PhD research, I live in the other bedroom of this two-bedroom condo.
The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking (and has a dishwasher!). For your cooking and baking needs, there are lots of herbs and spices (including fresh herb plants!), oils & vinegars, a selection of looseleaf teas, and lots of baking supplies. Let me know if you're a coffee drinker, and I'll provide coffee from a local roaster.
There is free street parking on the weekends (unfortunately, the weekdays are limited to two hours from 9AM to 5PM). If your stay is two nights or less, you may use the guest parking at the building. There is coin-op laundry on-site.
Interaction with Guests
If I will be out of town, my property manager Laura will be available to do the key exchange and help out if you need any assistance.
It is a ten minute walk from Point Pleasant Park, ten minutes from the ocean and the famous Seaport Market, and fifteen minutes from the harbour, nightlife, and shops at Spring Garden and Barrington. There is a bus stop directly in front of the building that will take you downtown in five minutes, and another stop right around the corner with routes that will whisk you anywhere.
As there are other owners in the condo building, please do not make excessive noise on the deck or in the common areas. Though small indoor gatherings are fine, absolutely no parties are to be had.
Apartment was clean, bright, and just like the pictures. Key exchanged worked great and Alana had great suggestions for things to do in and around Halifax. We had one issue with a neighbour playing very loud music but he was friendly and turned it down after we asked. It is a bit of a walk from the main downtown area so make sure you bring good shoes if you don't have a car.
Wir haben uns in der Wohnung von Alana total wohlgefühlt. Die Einrichtung und der schöne Altbau entsprechen der Beschreibung. Wir haben alles sehr sauber und in gutem Zustand angetroffen. Die Lage ist perfekt um Halifax und die Umgebung zu erkunden. Alles hat super geklappt von der ersten Kontaktaufnahme über die Schlüsselübergabe und kurze Einweisung durch eine sehr nette Freundin. Gut war für uns auch der Parkplatz direkt im Hof. Wir können die geschmackvoll eingerichte Wohnung jedem Besucher bestens empfehlen. Das war unsere erste Buchung über airbnb und für uns eine sehr positive Erfahrung. Schön, dass es solche Gastgeber gibt.
Alana was a great host and she went above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable. The listing was very accurate and the apartment is in great condition. It's about a 10-15 minute walk to some of the main bars/restaurants and close to the farmers market which was also nice.
It was a little too cold outside to sit on the deck but I could definitely see myself out there once the weather warms up. The inside of the apartment is wonderfully decorated and after one day of staying there my girlfriend said she felt at "home" :)
If you're going to be in the area and are looking at hotels, I highly recommend checking out Alana's place because it's definitely the better option. More room, full kitchen, free parking and internet.. it's a no brainer!
I had a very comfortable stay at Alana's for a couple of nights. The place is beautiful and kept very clean and tidy. Everything that I needed for my stay was available and the room itself was clean and comfortable. I particularly like that it was very bright all the time. Her place is also in an excellent location such that I walked everywhere. Her place is definitely recommended.
Host offered and gave good advice and recommendations prior to arrival. We asked her lots of questions during our planning process, and her reply was prompt, and freely offered advice. She offered flexibility for arriving and leaving, which made our life much easier, as we came in quite late, and left quite early. Location was fairly convenient with close proximity to grocery store, gas station, and walking distance to tourist destinations and downtown. If you want to cook, she has a very well stocked kitchen. One thing we were not used to was the traffic noise at night time.
Our stay in Halifax was fantastic! Alana's space was beautiful and welcoming, and Alana herself was incredibly easy to communicate with. Her home was close enough to walk to everything, but far enough that we weren't smack in the middle of downtown. Grocery stores and bakeries nearby meant that if we didn't eat out, we had lots of options to stay in. She was a fantastic host who gave us tailored recommendations for neighbourhoods and places to eat. Would very highly recommend!
About the Host, Alana
I am a displaced prairie girl who has fallen in love with the sea.
I am working on my PhD in biology/ecology at Dalhousie University, and spend as much time outside as possible. If I am around during your stay, I love showing off this town.
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