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Urban Cool with a Harbour View

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Perched atop a historic town house in the bustling and hip Agricola North area

If a central location is what you are searching for then look no further. Park your car in a private off street spot then walk or bike everywhere. 15 minutes walk takes you downtown, a little further and you will access the waterfront, Historic Properties, universities, hospitals, museums and tourism attractions. Many of the listings for Halifax are actually no where near the city core. From our flat ..walk everywhere

Our apartment is built on the third floor of a 19th century row house at 2433 Agricola Street # 2. Yes there are stairs but it is worth the walk. It is a bright and sunny open concept flat with a corner view of Halifax Harbour.

We started our first vacation rental in 2013 with Heart of Halifax # 1 just around the corner and enjoyed the experience so much that we have decided to open up the the flat above our own home to visitors.

There is one bedroom with an ensuite bathroom opening into an open concept living/dining/kitchen area. There is also access to a nice little deck for afternoon sun. The bedroom is equipped with a brand new king sized bed topped with a high quality foam mattress and deluxe bedding. Off the bedroom is your ensuite bathroom with a tiled shower.

The floors are all hardwood and the kitchen area features a custom built wood dining counter. Kitchen equipment includes a full sized flat top stove and stainless fridge as well as standard small appliances. Your hosts are chefs and so we have equipped the kitchen with top quality pots, dishware and of course sharp kitchen knives!

The living area is well furnished and includes a top quality memory foam convertible sofa bed. Easy chairs, coffee table and a flat screen TV complete the picture.

More Details

Peter Williams
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, spanish, Se habla espanol. On parle francais
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Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2018

About Peter Williams

We are Jude and Peter Williams. After many years of working in tourism and restaurant businesses we are enjoying running our two holiday rental apartments in our own neighbourhood

Peter Williams purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Peter Williams chose West End

This apartment is the upper story of our own home and so very 'hands on'.

What makes this apartment unique

Its all about the neighbourhood which we think is the best in our city. Walkable, bikeable and with a burgeoning arts and culture scene, this is the place to be


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in West End, Nova Scotia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom is accessed through the master bedroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold out futon in open living area
  • One bedroom with king sized bed memory foam mattress. The other sleeping space is a double futon in the living room
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Urban Cool with a Harbour View
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 42 reviews

A great spot to stay in Halifax!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this well appointed, comfortable, and bright apartment. It is perfectly located near shops, restaurants, and pubs as well as being only a short walk to downtown Halifax and the many more amenities and historic sights available there. The owners have taken great care in outfitting the apartment, everything we needed to feel relaxed was provided. The bed was very comfortable and the washing machine and dryer was an added bonus. We rented a car (parking came with the place) and the central location made it very simple to take day trips to Peggy's Cove and the Annapolis Valley. We would happily stay in this great apartment again!

  • Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stony Plain, Alberta

Lovely apartment close to the action!

  • 5 of 5

We thought this was the perfect place to stay in Halifax! Lovely, clean, well equipped unit, friendly hosts, and in a great location. We loved the little shops and places to eat right on this street and we were also able to see the main sights of Halifax on foot from here. Only wish we could have stayed for longer- hopefully next time!

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous location

  • 3 of 5

Urban Cool is a self-contained one bedroom apartment in North Halifax. It is perfectly located for travellers - about a 20 to 30 min walk to the Halifax waterfront or the Citadel, there are loads of restaurants in walking distance and we found it lovely and quiet. It was beautifully clean and the king bed was comfortable and luxurious. The only down side is that it is accessed by stairs which are a challenge if you over pack like we did. Otherwise we had a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that you enjoyed the stay at our apartment, we appreciate the compliments about the place and our neighbourhood. I am, however, confused by your rating of only 3 stars. We have never received such a low rating in 5 years of operation. You mention that you had over packed and also we do make it clear in the description that the apartment is on the third floor. We would have been happy to help with your luggage if it was too heavy. Again, I am perplexed as to why this merited a low rating Peter and Jude
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The Eclectic Agricola

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location. Lovely decor. Very clean. Wonderful natural light. Poor internet.

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver BC Canada

Great central location

  • 5 of 5

Cute and comfortable, had everything my wife and I needed. Great location for neighbourhood restaurants and bars (we tried Chainyard, Robie St. Station, Unfiltered Brewing, and Good Robot, and all were very good for food and drinks), and took us about 15 minutes to walk downtown. Would happily stay again!

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Centrally Located

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Went with our family of four, two adults and two kids. The apartment was clean and cheery and centrally located. It had everything we needed including a fully equipped kitchen. There were plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance along with sites to see. Would definitely recommend this appartment.

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Halifax Stanfield International
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Halifax Harbour
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Halifax Via Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway # 102
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Chocolate Lake
Car: not necessary

Our apartment is located on Agricola Street North End Halifax. The neighbourhood is rapidly becoming the go to restaurant area as well as being a center for arts and music. Right around the corner is the Halifax Common, a lovely park with many recreational activities plus a huge outdoor skating rink. Best of all we are near downtown Halifax, only 15 minutes on foot, with all that has to offer. Hospitals, government offices, universities, museums are all easily accessible without a car. As well, we have quick and easy access to highways making this a great base for day trips around the province.

If you are a foodie, this is the right neighbourhood as several of the best new restaurants in the city are only a block away. Great local produce can be found at the market store across the street with super markets just a bit further.

Halifax has a wealth of museums from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to the Natural History Museum, all an easy walk.

Downtown too is easily accessible, with a wonderful, walkable center filled with shopping, cinemas, theater, nightlife etc.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in West End, Nova Scotia

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning(< 3 days) C$75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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