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Halifax Downtown Haven

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type apartment


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

The apartment is located in the sought after south end of the city. It is 2-4 city blocks walking distance from the waterfront,downtown, Spring Garden Rd,( for great shopping, dining experiences and awesome coffee shops) hospitals, universities, grocery store and pharmacies. We are well stocked with several varieties of gourmet coffee/teas. There is a balcony with comfortable lawn chairs 3 city blocks 5 min walk to the water and downtown area. It is a very clean comfortable and warm space. We refer to this unit as our little nook in the city, but actually has a small kitchen and a queensized boxspring with mattress and comfortable topper in it's own tiny bedroom. it is 15 steps up so only for people that can make the trek up. I offer breakfasts during your stay, so please inform me of your choice of eggs & toast or cereal or oatmeal. The space is for 2 . There is free wifi Netflix not cable and parking is included. Guests are free to snack on any foods items.

I keep an open communication going from the time my guests book. I am available whenever you need any information or have any questions. If the guest wishes to share a chat and a cup of coffee I'm quite open to it. If the guest prefers their privacy that is respected also. Oh, I have to mention Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club is only 3 blocks away also!

More Details

Owner / Property Manager Elizabeth Sanna
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018


Downtown Halifax Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming


2.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 2.3333333 based on 3 reviews

Improvement needed-Jul 30-Aug 2

  • 2 of 5

Location of this property was great. We could walk to the Halifax gardens and wharf and Citadel. The apartment was clean but a few things could definitely be improved upon. The mattress is just on the floor so very uncomfortable to get in and out of, the shower is built under the roof line so you have to kneel in the tub to shower and although breakfast was to be included there was only expired food in the fridge. The property manager said that we didn't specify what we wanted for breakfast so she didn't supply anything but I still believe essentials could have been provided as it was to be part of the package. Also, leaving moldy and very expired items in the fridge and pantry is quite unacceptable. Even after contacting her in regards she laid the blame on us. We knew that there would be 3 flights of stairs to the apartment but found them very steep and not easy to manage with suitcases. Anyone that has difficulty with balance or climbing should not rent this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location to downtown great

  • 2 of 5

Location to downtown was great. You could walk down without having the parking hassle. Owner was very accomodating, however the unit was way below many other places that we have rented through VRBO. Place was very clean, but the unit could have used some upgrades.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not as advertised

  • 3 of 5

Halifax VRBO 859107

On the positive side the place was clean and in a good location. But is not what is defined in VRBO. We paid what I thought was a premium price (based on the description) and were underwhelmed.

The description we paid for “balcony….. nice view of the water and downtown area”. There is a balcony but the only view is the parking lot and the 40 steps you climb to access this unit. Location Type:

• Beachfront

• Downtown ...

• Oceanfront ...

Not….see below

It’s described as 2 blocks from everything. It’s not a bad location. We move around pretty good. But google ‘Yuk Yuks” and you find it is 850 meters away. Those are a long 2 blocks. And what google labels “Halifax Waterfront” is that much further away again.

Entertainment – “Television”. There is Netflix and a VCR. But I am a news junkie. Never would have knowingly booked a place (4 days) with no network TV. And I missed the first 3 days of the US Open. My bad – didn’t ask enough questions.

Bed was a mattress on the floor. Shower is shoehorned under the roofline. I am 5’ 11” and could only shower on my knees.

Elizabeth has done a very good job of decorating and the little things that make it easy. Cereal, sugar, spices, paper towel, toiletries etc and again the place was very clean. We just paid too much money.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Terry I'm sorry you didn"t find our little city nook comfortable. The bed is not just a mattress on the floor but rather a boxspring, mattress and a pillowtopper. I let everyone know it is a walkup 35 stairs to be exact. When you said you could get around I really didn't think 35 stairs would be a problem. You let me know it was more like 3 miles to the water and when I told you it was a few blocks you said you must have gone the wrong way. Terry the downtown area you were in is on a peninsula so whichever way you walked would've taken you straight into the ocean. You are correct that the waterfront is 850 meters which equals 1/2 mile. All my guests walk this with ease as do I in my late 50's and my son with cerebral palsy. Halifax is a very health conscious city where everyone walks. I'm sorry a half mile felt like 3 to you. As far as you paying less in St John New Brunswick for accomodation there is a reason for that. Halifax properties are by far more expensive. St John is known for having the lowest real estate values in all of Canada.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Halifax Waterfront
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $38.46
Refundable Damage Deposit $192.28

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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