Where to stay near Halifax?

Our 2018 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 293 house rentals near Halifax. From 104 houses to 68 apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Halifax for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Halifax?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Halifax. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Chocolate Lake Beach: 289 home rentals
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design: 268 home rentals
  • Maritime Command Museum: 272 home rentals
  • Halifax Seaport: 267 home rentals
  • Dalhousie University: 290 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Halifax listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Halifax?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 104 houses in Halifax. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Halifax include:

  • Apartments: 68 lodging choices
  • Condos: 57 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 39 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with free wifi in Halifax?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with free wifi among our 18 vacation homes with free wifi available in Halifax.

    Halifax Vacation Rentals

    Halifax vacation rentals provide you with the perfect place to settle in and relax after you’ve explored the largest city in Atlantic Canada. This bustling port city has a long history and a busy social calendar that ensures you’ll always have something fun to do. When you stay in Halifax house rentals, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the action, or if you prefer, in a peaceful location on the outskirts of the city. Take a stroll along the historic Halifax Harbour that has seen many ships come and go, or visit the variety of historic places along Dartmouth Heritage Walk. You can also just venture out to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area. From your Halifax vacation rental you can easily explore everything Halifax has to offer.

    Halifax Festivals Have Something for Everyone

    There is always something exciting going on in Halifax – whatever time of year. In the fall, you can enjoy the Maritime Fall Fair, or grab a glass of the local wine at the Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival. Winter brings the Annual Victorian Christmas celebration and the In The Dead of Winter Music Festival. Come springtime with the thawing snow, you can enjoy such Halifax festivals as the Fieldstone Spring Festival, perfect for horse lovers, or the Halifax Dandelion Festival. With all of the summer festivals in Halifax, it’ll be hard to choose which to attend. Check out the Atlantic Jazz Festival or the Nova Scotia Multicultural Festival – there are events to please even the pickiest traveler!

    Shop the Halifax Farmers Market and More

    Head out to the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market to find a wide variety of goods from over 200 vendors. In addition to great shopping, the market has historic significance too; it’s the oldest, continuously operating farmers’ market in North America. If you’re looking for something in the way of fashion or decor, Halifax has several malls and boutique shopping districts. Find the perfect gifts and souvenirs in the many gift shops in the popular tourist areas of the city.

    Halifax Vacation Rentals – Part of Canadian History

    Of all of the cities in Canada, Halifax may have the most history per square foot. As the oldest permanent British settlement in Canada, Halifax is full of historic sites to visit and provides a glimpse into the birth of the nation. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 gives you a lesson about the many immigrants who came to Canada’s shores, as well as those who departed from this pier to fight in World War II. See the oldest seat of government in Canada at Province House, which offers free admission. The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site has a reputation as the most-visited historic site in the nation and is a must-see for history buffs.

    Your Halifax Rental Home is Your Haven

    With so much to see in the city, you’ll want to relax at the end of your day and a Halifax vacation rental is the best place to do just that. Enjoy a spacious house or condo where you can put your feet up, just like at home. Get a good night’s sleep in your quiet getaway where you’ll wake up refreshed and ready to explore again in the morning!

    Sightseeing in and around Halifax

    Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Halifax a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

    • Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
    • Emera Oval (0.6 mi / 1 km)
    • Clay Cafe Paint Your Own Pottery Studio (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • Links at Montague (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
    • Aplaydia Indoor Playground (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
    • Goodwood Family Golf Centre (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Halifax

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Halifax is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

    • Public Gardens Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
    • Royal Artillery Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
    • Halifax North Common Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
    • Halifax Public Gardens (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
    • Halifax Central Common Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
    • Ferry Terminal Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)