The SpaceGreat home, great part of the city. Our home is architecturally designed and has a total of three floors, with beautiful front and back gardens with a porch on the front and a back patio with BBQ and outdoor dining. It's ideally situated and very close to Halifax's Point Pleasant Park and is very close to downtown by foot or by car, and the highway to get to the airport or other parts of Nova Scotia, like beautiful ocean beaches and lakes.
On the main floor, you can enjoy the living room with super comfortable leather couches and art from around the world, a kitchen with an espresso machine (yes!), dining room, and back patio. Upstairs is one guest room, and downstairs is another. A full bathroom is available for guest use on the main level (house is three levels, so bath is in the middle or main).
Our house is very cyclist and sports friendly. We can hook you up for mountain or road bike rides, and we can connect you to the arts and theatre scene too. A solid network of great people, we have.
You must like animals and not be allergic, as we have two cats, a huge Maine Coon (he's still a baby at2w years, and LOVES to play with aluminium foil balls), and a more mature female cat, who is much more mellow in nature.
Ideally located, the house is close to Halifax's main multi-use trail (walking, jogging, biking, strolling). Bus stop is very close by, and there is room for on-street parking. It's a quick ride (5 min by car) to the downtown core of Halifax (less than 2km), and is within walking distance to sports facilities, the universities (Dal & SMU), Point Pleasant Park, Public Gardens, boutiques, health clinics, banks, pharmacies, restaurants, coffee shops, and grocery store.
We live in the house and we keep it clean and orderly. We would like you to keep it that way too.
You'll have a private room in either space (large 450 sq-foot Guest Suite #1 downstairs from main level or Bedroom #2 upstairs from main level) to enjoy while you stay with us. You would have to like our friendly, playful, but shy (he's still a "youth" and getting used to new people) cat (dog-cat), and more mature mellow chubby feline who is also friendly, and will love you forever for food! You'll have access to have wireless internet.
Both guest spaces have queen sized beds with new queen mattresses, and doors that close off spaces to make them your personal space. We offer Guest Suite #1 first to guests, as it is an entire suite with more privacy away from main living area - with full-size couch, armchair, dresser, teak desk, teak Queen-size murphy bed with new mattress, closet, and a fridge around the corner. A portable heater too, as you may want your personal space warmer that we like the home!
GREAT deck / garden areas to enjoy as well.
Pricing for rooms: each room is full price as listed in the "price" field of the listing. An additional person for each bedroom is $20 extra as listed in the "additional person" field of the listing.
Example #1: Three people book and want both rooms. Two people stay in one room, one on another. For the room with two people, it is $Full price + $20 (for the additional person). For the other queen room with the third person, it is $Full price.
Example #2: Two people book, but want separate rooms. It is $Full price for each room, or $Full price per person.
Example #3: Two people book, but want to share a queen bedroom. It is $Full price for the room plus and $20 for the second person.
I speak English, French, and... :), and we really enjoy cross-cultural exchanges and experiences. Welcome to Urban Oasis. Guest AccessGuests have access to wifi, and common living areas are shared (living room, dining room, kitchen). Guests are welcome to enjoy the back yard oasis. As well, there is a fridge by the Guest suite on the bottom floor for guest food. The furnace room is not an area of access, except to re-set modem and access fridge. Interaction with GuestsIf you have any questions, we'll be pleased to help you get to know our lovely city. We welcome conversation, but also respect your desire to "do your own thing." We're always around during guest stay, either during the day or the evening, so although you will have a private living area, we share the home with our guests. The NeighborhoodThe neighbourhood is FANTASTIC: close to a lovely park (Point Pleasant Park), walking trail, universities, a sports facility, the bus stop, grocery, boutiques, historic and beautiful Public Gardens, and downtown Halifax, museums, and the waterfront. It is a safe and quiet residential area in the heart of the city with beautiful trees, and lovely gardens. Getting AroundThe bus stop is only a few hundred meters away and will take you downtown. Metro Transit #10.
If you prefer to walk, it's 15 min to Spring Garden Road and the Public Gardens.
Parking is available on the street outside the house. During the week, there are timed restrictions during daylight hours. Evenings, weekend, and holiday on-street parking is 24-hour available. Other Things to NoteWe have two cats that we love :)
We're a shoes off at the door home.
We'll be glad to help you enjoy the most of our city once you tell us what you're looking to do.
We're happy to brew a pot of coffee for you in the morning.
We're happy to share a fridge downstairs next to Guest Suite #1 for your food, and the kitchen on the main floor for cooking if you so choose.
We respect, and expect the same.
We love our city and hope you do too!