About the property
- Guest House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
5 BEDROOMS - SLEEPS - 8 + Vintage Flat - Central Downtown Halifax
This is the best location in town. This vintage flat is in the heart of the city with everything you need is a block away on Quinpool Rd. All amenities are within a five minute walk to the Quinpool Rd Shopping district - groceries, The LC, Shoppers and the best, most diverse restaurants.
This accommodation is a 2nd and 3rd floor flat - I live in a separate flat on the first floor. The house is about 120 years old with tall ceilings and original Douglas Fir (painted) woodwork.
The main 2nd floor has 3 large bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen and bathroom. There is no living room - all space is devoted to bedrooms. On the 3rd floor there are two bedrooms and a small half bathroom - also a laundry tub - sorry no laundry on site but there is the Bluenose Laundry Mat close by on Windsor Street. Both bedrooms on the 3rd floor have comfy beds - this space is sought after for privacy. The maximum available sleeping in the 5 bedrooms is 7 adults and 2 little people. I have two travel beds, two different sized high chairs and I installed quality top-of-the-steps gate for babies who explore in safety. :)
The old-fashioned kitchen has the original cedar floor boards. The table with red chairs and stools gives this fully equipped all you need for making a meal.
There are 3 flat screen TVs - 32 inch and Wi-Fi.
Parking is for 2 spots to the right side of the building close to the house and close to the rod iron gate at the back.
The QEII Hospital is across street on Robie and downtown to historic waterfront is 20 minutes by foot - it takes you along route of the Halifax Commons and Skating Oval; Children's Playground, a Skate Board Park; the Museum of Natural History and the Public (Victorian) Gardens. All of these sites appeal to different groups of people visiting Halifax.
The Universities i.e., Saint Mary’s, Dalhousie, and Nascad, English as a Alternate Language Schools and Business Colleges are close. The Canadian Museum of Immigration and Pier 21 are national treasures. Taxi cabs arrive at the door on Pepperell Street within minutes and a car ride to the waterfront is less than ten minutes.
Next to Citadel Hill, the corner of Pepperell Street and Robie is the 2nd highest spot in Halifax for a view of the city that overlooks the Common Roots Urban Farm, which is used in part for raising vegetables to support our city food bank. My family, friends and neighbours all garden there. You can browse Common Roots urban farm at your leisure . . . :)
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Paulette Raymond
I have been hosting visitors to Halifax on business, conference, study and holiday for over twenty years. As the "owner/occupier of this 2-unit house", I have lived in the downstairs ground floor flat for 24 years and rented the upper part of the house as a 2-stroey furnished flat. I am an educator by profession, and a modern-day innkeeper as a cultural way of life for many years. This accommodation is in the best location ever because you can go in any direction to restaurants, groceries, cultural and historic events, performing arts and sight-seeing, business and banking and green space - the ocean air is at your doorstep . . . on a misty spring or summer night you can hear the fog horn . . .
Paulette Raymond purchased this Guest House in 1994
Why Paulette Raymond chose West End
This property is in the heart of the city when it comes to walking, dining, entertainment, business and sightseeing. There is no question - this is the best location is the city because it borders both business and shopping district with green spaces of the Halifax Commons and Citadel Hill where the harbour can be viewed - a 15 minute walk. The five furnished bedrooms are large with good workspace, closets, lighting and desks. On the second floor there are two queen beds and one double bed. Two rooms on the 3rd floor are large loft-like furnished rooms with double beds. For those who don't mind not having a living room to gather, the kitchen has been a maritime tradition where lots of fun occurs.
What makes this Guest House unique
This property is unique in that the century old woodwork and doors are the original throughout the house. The old cast iron radiators add charm in every room with the mix of vintage furnishings. This flat has been host to groups of people attending graduations, conferences, weddings, family reunions, and festivals in the performing and visual arts. Vacationers usually use this flat as a jumping off point to explore Halifax and real countryside with unique history and diverse landscape in other parts of Nova Scotia - like the Annapolis Valley - 1 hour's drive - amazing countryside - cows in pastures; the South Shore - white sandy beaches; and Cape Breton - fabulous mountain and coastal scenery and home to international music-makers.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Enjoyable trip to Halifax
The owner took time to meet us at the time of our arrival to review all the amenities of the facility and inform us the highlights of Halifax Everything we needed was in this location. Our family had plenty of room for everyone
Location convienient to everything. Paulette was very friendly and accommodating . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Great location and very comfortable beds!
Beds are always key for us when we travel. These ones are fantastic. Nice place. Lots of bedrooms, and a well equipped kitchen. Paulette is wonderful and super helpful. Would definitely recommend this place.
As advertised, close to town, very clean, awesome, friendly host. If you need anything she is next door. Highly recommended for downtown Halifax.
Great spot close to downtown.
We enjoyed the close proximity to restaurants, shopping and the water front. The suite is really clean with new carpets and great beds. Thanks Paulette for sharing your great home.
This flat is in an awesome location in central/southend Halifax - on a green belt and a residential neighbourhood that runs parallel to Quinpool Road "Shopping District". The flat sits diagonally across from the 15 story Atlantica Hotel Halifax. Landmarks include the Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Centre II, Halifax Commons, Skating Oval and Citadel Hill; Skate Board Park; Children's' Playground / Wading Pool; The Public (Victorian) Gardens, the Museum of Natural History; Universities: Kings College; Dalhousie; Saint Mary's and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Quinpool Road has Atlantic Superstore; Canadian Tire, Shoppers and the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission. If you want the most diverse food in town go to Quinpool Rd. shopping district and Spring Garden Rd. Historic Properties has fine and casual dining. There are small businesses and uniques boutiques and stores on the way to the Halifax Historic Waterfront - a twenty minute walk from this flat. It is a treat to be a tourist on the Halifax Boardwalk, which is home to the Bluenose II - our infamous Schooner known around the world in "The Age of Tall Ships". The Halifax Shopping Centre, Dartmouth Crossing and Mic Mac Mc Mall are under 15 minutes by car if you want a day of shopping. Halifax's Farmers Market next to Pier 21 has local / fresh everything including the wares of artists from our community. Canadian Museum of Immigration opened in June 2015 after a renovation to expand the history of Pier 21. Besides the exhibits this pier has the perfect view of the Halifax Harbour - a magical event any time of year.
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This is a non-smoking house too. Also will you kindly leave your shoes in the front entry it saves on the new carpet. Thank you. :) Recycle / Biodegradable Storage / Garbage - containers in the Kitchen - Sunday night all goes to the curb if you happen to be staying over I meet and greet always or have a family member when I am not available - I live in the separate flat below or next door. If you text or call me an hour before you arrive in the city I can make sure I am available - check in is at 4:00 PM and anytime before midnight. Parking is at the a snug fit at the right side of the house and 5 feet from the black iron gate.