About this listing
Comfortable room in older Victorian Style house on a quiet tree-lined street in the trendy North End of Halifax. Close to cafes and parks, adjacent to the Halifax commons, 15 minute walk to downtown. Beautiful Private Backyard. Parking Available.
This is a beautiful, large room in a classic Victorian home, centrally located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This room features a comfortable queen sized bed with fresh bedding, shelf and desk space. It has a large, sunny window overlooking the street.
This is one of two rooms in the house, which are side by side. Each room can accommodate two people and makes this an ideal spot for families or groups who want two rooms.
Location is one of the many highlight of this accommodation, as you are within walking distance to the heart of downtown and there is easy access to public transit.
In addition to your room, the house features an open concept living room and a large kitchen, where coffee/tea is available. The kitchen opens onto a large private yard with a sunny deck, the ideal spot to enjoy your morning coffee.
People should keep in mind that this is an Older house, it isnt perfect, (taps backwards, upside-down light switches) but it is still a lovely home, and we hope guests will appreciate it for what it is, with all its quirks.
Other than the rooms, the rest of the house is Common Space. Feel free to use the kitchen and fridge for storing food and/or cooking. There will be kitchen ware available for use.
The washing machine is located in the basement and is free for guest to use. There is no dryer, but we do have a drying rack for hang drying.
There are other rooms in the house that are rented, and so there will be others sharing the common space.
Interaction with Guests
My daughter Tessa will be looking after guests during their stay. She will be there to welcome guests upon arrival and will also stop in from time to time to guarantee cleanliness and ensure that you enjoy your stay.
Woodill is just one block long and while peaceful, is virtually in the centre of Halifax. Our street is quiet but is just steps away from the vibrant Agricola St. The Halifax Commons is a 2 minute walk away, The Citadel 5 minutes past that. The beautiful public gardens are a must see, and the boardwalk is perfect for an afternoon stroll. Almost anything that you would like to experience in Halifax is within walking distance of this location.
Public transit is available, with multiple bus stops near by. If you take a walk down to the waterfront, you can also take a trip over to Dartmouth on the harbour ferry.
All public transport within the city is only $2.50 (including the ferry)
The airport is a 20 min drive away and there is public transportation available from the airport as well.
Other Things to Note
We have one parking spot available next to the house, although it is a small spot, and so large vehicles may not fit. If this is the case, we have a parking pass available that allows you to park on the street - although we ask that you leave a $20 deposit to ensure you remember to give it back at the end of your stay.
I do stop into the house occasionally, and sometimes bring my dog, Smokie, with me. He is a beautiful, calm, friendly dog and loves people. If you have any issues with dogs, (fear/allergies) please let me know.
Pets are generally not allowed, but special exceptions may be made. If are traveling with a pet and would like to inquire about this accommodation, please include your pets details in your stay request.
There is no smoking in the house but guest may smoke outside or in the backyard. Please make sure not to litter.
We are happy to have guests use the kitchen for cooking or storing food, and feel free to use the kitchen ware, but please make sure to clean up after yourself, as there may be other guests staying in the house at the same time.
It was a decent stay at Tessa's. If you are looking for a place to just sleep and be close to the downtown/ harbour front area than stay here. If you are planning on cooking some or most of your meals, than don't stay here. The kitchen is not the cleanest and it's not appealing to cook in.
Location, location, location to services, restaurants, attractions is the best part of this house. Best for younger travelers. Good place to store bikes safely in back yard. Comfortable bed, wifi
Tessa was delightful and the room just right. We easily got into the house, although we had to wait a while until she came over. Life gets busy for everyone, but we didn't know whether to leave for dinner or wait for her since it was getting late. The location was perfect and the neighborhood felt safe and family friendly.
The room was a "Lovely room" as advertised. We arrived about midnight, and Teasa gave us good instructions and left everything so that it was easy for us to get settled in nicely. We also enjoyed Mary's Café, which Tessa recommended. We only regret we didn't have longer to stay.
Tessa, her daughter and her father were really great host. They showed us around, and gave us a complete tour.
The house is old and it is showing, but it is under renovation. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable.
All we needed was working perfectly. The neighborhood is great and it's just a 15 minutes walk to Halifax downtown.
Would recommend to anybody!
We spent two nights at Tessa's place in the bigger room which is a decent size for two people. The bathroom and kitchen weren't as tidy as we would've wished. There are several bus routes close to the house so you can easily get around Halifax.
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About the Host, Tessa
I am a young adult, living in Halifax. These are my fathers properties but as he is away for most of the summer, I will be looking after the bookings with the help of other family members, including my brother, Robin.