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.
Tessa and her dad (who met us at the door) were both excellent hosts - very helpful and friendly. The room is simply a large, centrally-located place to lay your head. I agree with previous reviews - if cleanliness is super important, I'd look elsewhere. For us, it was perfect. It's basically a hostel and you can't ask for better at that price. I wouldn't risk the kitchen but the bathroom was clean enough, the neighborhood was quiet and the location was just right.
Others have been subtle in describing the lack of cleanliness. I think people considering staying here should know just how disgusting the bathroom is--mold on the tub and shower curtain. There was insufficient toilet paper. The kitchen had dirty dishes piled high. There was only 1 towel for the two of us. Tessa was certainly nice on the phone. Still, even people looking to stay on the cheap in Halifax can find something that meets basic cleanliness standards. Steer clear of this place.
Location is very good, right in the downtown area. 15-20 minutes walk to Citadel Historic site and public garden. Oue room was clean. Parking was convenient and free.
So first the positive: Tessa's house is in a great location and we were able to bike around town to all the places we wanted to see and leave our vehicle in one place. Tessa was very responsive and helpful, answering questions and providing information. The house did have its charms and the room was spacious, reasonably clean and fairly comfortable. Now the negative: the house was full of an assortment of young, long term tenants. Though friendly enough, these folks made the lodging more like a frat house or dorm than a guest accommodation. Without going into painful detail, lots of people living in one place with limited bathrooms and kitchen space creates issues with cleanliness and noise. If we had been made aware of the young, crowded feel of the place beforehand, we would have chosen a different lodging and left Tessa's house to the younger crowd.
Great location. Great host. Clean sheets and towels and comfy bed. What more could we ask for?
Our host made us fell welcome by not being there and leaving the front door wide open and the lights on. When contacted by phone, she explained that she had to leave as her daughter was feeling unwell.
We took a look in the kitchen on the way up to our room and it was generally untidy with dirty pots and pans in the sink.
The bathroom appeared to not have been cleaned for quite some time, the tub was badly stained and the shower curtains were highly discolored due to what looked like mold. The bath towel was paper thin.
The bedroom door could not be locked from the inside, a padlock was provided to lock the door from the outside.
The listing may be better suited as a place for drunken students to crash after a wild night of partying.
I echo the sentiments shared by some other recent reviewers: the room itself was clean, comfortable, charming, and well-decorated (as pictured). The rest of the home, however, was not usable due to cleanliness or lack of amenities (ie. no available clean pots/pans, and no dish soap). If you’re simply looking for a room to sleep in, and only need to use the bathroom for a pit stop, this will work very well for you. The house is charming, the location is ideal, and the room is great. If you’re looking to take advantage of the listed amenities, however, it would be worth your while to carefully read and consider the overall feedback.
Tessa was very kind, accommodating and understanding when I expressed issues. She was receptive to feedback, which is very important.
Although the overall experience with the bathroom and kitchen was not as anticipated, and problems were not corrected during my stay, we did have a nice sleep in the room.
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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.