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Family Home in Crichton Park

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Quiet Home in Halifax/ Dartmouth

We are located in the upscale neighbourhood of Crichton Park in Dartmouth close to all amenities. Lake Banook and Shubie Park as well as Mic Mac Mall are a 5 minute walk. 10 mins drive to downtown.

Our home is a fairly unique space. It has been lovingly landscaped with slate front entrance and pathways, a very private courtyard of granite with a waterfall, fire-pit and organic gardens that feature espalier honey crisp apples, grapes, pear, cherry and peach trees. The peaches start in mid August to mid September and the apples are harvested in the fall. Bing Cherries come in early July as well as Blueberries and Stawberries throughout the summer. There is also a vegetable garden that has snap peas, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. There is a master bedroom with a king bed and a studio room with a double and 2 rooms with twin beds. Your host Steve McCall, a 25 year veteran of Massage Therapy owns and operates the Neuromuscular Treatment Center in the downstairs of the home. The clinic will remain in operation during certain weeks throughout the summer as clients enter and exit through a separate entrance from the upstairs. Steve would be happy to help you with any rehabilitation or pain relief needs while you are here. There are 2 driveways and free parking everywhere. We have high speed internet/ wifi and big screen TV with Netflix and Cable TV.

Guests will, have privacy and access to the main floor of the home and full use of the gardens and produce as available. Guests also have access to the downstairs laundry room and second washroom as needed.

We are presently only renting on a weekly basis. We plan to be present on Sundays after cleaning to introduce guests to the space and answer any questions. Steve will be working in the downstairs clinic by appointment on certain days and weeks not yet defined. We plan to spend a great deal of time in the countryside this summer but will periodically be keeping up the garden.

This is a quiet upscale neighbourhood with a great school down the street and friendly neighbours who respect privacy. We are closer to downtown Halifax than many places on the Halifax peninsula and can get downtown in 10 mins by car. Dartmouth is the 'City Of Lakes' and so there are many places to cool off of walk within nature. It is a lovely 15 minute walk past lakes and Sullivans Duck pond to the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal / Farmers market/ high quality restaurants. We often enjoy taking the ferry across the harbour to the downtown Hali Halifax. If you are more inclined to Ocean beaches, Cow Bay is 15 mins and Larencetown of Martinique beaches are approximately 30 minutes drive. There is a lovely picturesque fishing village / boardwalk and beach called East Passage within 10 mins drive.

There are bus stops at the bottom of the hill and at Mic Mac Mall which is a 5 min walk. If our bikes are here guests have access to their use or you can rent a bike from 'The Bike Peddler' on Portland St. We hope to make your stay enjoyable and stress free! :)

More Details

Steve McCall
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Steve McCall

Steve McCall. Steve is a 28 year veteran of Medical Massage and a Singer Songwriter performer and recording artist. An avid gardener and surfer he has been renting the home for 3 years and enjoys helping people have a great time in Nova Scotia

Steve McCall purchased this house in 1960

Why Steve McCall chose Halifax

It's a great space for a family or those who require a comfortable home setting in an ideal location.

What makes this house unique

Great Central location to nature, trails,lakes and ocean beaches as well as downtown and shopping.


Halifax House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Sunroom / Studio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Right now I have a single bed and room as well as a double bed and room. Rates are based on 100.00 per person per night. 150.00 for a couple.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mic Mac Tavern
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Halifax Dartmouth Harbour
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Miles
South End Halifax
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Cow Bay Rainbow Haven
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $769.11

No smoking inside. Please Note Our Cancellation Policy: No refund on initial 25% deposit if booking is cancelled with less than 7 days notice prior to check in date. Host can cancel booking with a minimum of 21 days notice on VRBO.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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