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Located in Halifax on the Dartmouth side of the Harbour. Just 5 minutes from the waterfront and ferry to downtown Halifax, this apartment offers the advantages of an urban location, but with green space that allows for a full appreciation of summer on the East Coast - your own backyard space, grilling on the barbecue, a chance to relax in the sun or shade with your favorite magazine.
The unit is the first-floor of a unique modern home (constructed 2008) in a historic neighborhood of cute 1900-era wooden houses, parks, and tree-lined streets. It is offset 100ft from the main street, and surrounded by well-kept yards and gardens - truly an urban oasis. Our family (Carl, Jean, and Mary Louise live on the second and third floor.
The unit is fully furnished and equipped. It would most comfortably accommodate two guests. Internet, TV, and parking are included. There is also a barbecue and outdoor eating area, and a claw-foot cast iron tub perfect for deep relaxation.
Several great restaurants in the neighborhood include Nectar (excellent cocktail menu), the Wooden Monkey (organic / vegetarian options), and Celtic Corner (sometimes featuring live celtic music). We also recommend the croissants at the award-winning Two If By the Sea Cafe, just a four minute walk from our place.
For those looking to workout, day-passes are available at the the nearby Dartmouth Sportsplex, and we are also in the process of setting up a small gym on-site. The main public bus terminal in Dartmouth is just a 10-minute walk across the Dartmouth Commons (park overlooking Halifax Harbor), providing easy access to most destinations in the Halifax metro area for those who prefer to avoid the hassle of driving and parking in an unfamiliar city (given the geography, Halifax's roads are anything but grid-like!). Also a 10 minute walk to the Dartmouth Ferry which frequently crosses the Harbour and docks in the heart of Halifax's downtown.
The apartment (inside) is a smoke-free environment. Check-in time is after 2:00pm if apartment is occupied the previous night, or any time after 9:00am if vacant the previous night. Check out time is by noon if apartment is booked the following night, or by 2:00pm if apartment will be vacant. Please bring photo ID at check-in for all guests, and return keys at checkout.
Because the apartment is located on our family home, we kindly ask that guests let us know in advance if they wish to bring friends back to the yard/apartment, and that such visits be limited to small groups during daytime and evening hours (8AM-9PM).
Miscellaneous: The barbecue should not be left unattended.
Before you check out, please wash any kitchen items (dishes, utensils, pots and pans) used during your stay.
We are a married couple living with our daughter (Mary Louise) . Carl is a retired teacher and Jean runs a small law firm in Dartmouth, where we have lived and worked for over 30 years.
Carl's interests are health and wellness (after retiring from teaching he became certified as a personal trainer) and Jean loves gardening, pilates, and treating her many nieces and nephews to a good summer barbecue. We split our time in the summer between Dartmouth and our rustic log cabin, located just 30 minutes away on the Eastern Shore.