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Luxurious Hottub Getaway centre Dalhousie in Halifax

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

*** Be sure to watch the video. If you scroll through the pics it is the last one ***

Our hideaway is built with love:

- 10 ft wide drop down movie screen

- dining table on hoist

- hottub

- steam shower

- piano

- middle of Dal campus

- stone heated floors

- hidden queen bed, bunkbed, kitchen

- 3 bicycles and use of local phone (iphone)


Using natural and used building products where possible, the space was designed to be rustically luxurious, playful, creative and welcoming.

The 10 ft wide otherwise recessed movie screen comes down when the apple iTV (with access to netflicks, etc.) is turned on and is best viewed while in the hot tub or while lounging on a 9 piece sectional couch.

Inspired by the mini-house movement, when the table in the back area is lowered the back area functions as a board room (or as a dining room when the L-shaped hidden kitchen armoire is opened). And when the in-wall control for the electric hoist is pressed, the table disappears and raises against the ceiling so the luxurious queen murphy bed can be pulled down from built in custom designed furniture when it is bedtime.

The hidden sliding glass doors will allow you to keep the entire space open-concept, or gain privacy in the bedroom area and/or hot tub area as you desire.

In the winter, the 2" thick stone floor is heated by in floor heating as well as the NG fireplace. Water is heated in part by solar panels.

The steam shower competes well against the 6-8 person Hottub (4 ft deep, recessed into the ground 1 ft) for most relaxing. Every light in the space is dimmable and ready for whatever mood you want to create.

3 bicycles are available for use as is an iPhone with a local number (which requires you to pay the applicable local SIM card fees).


The space is the basement of a 110 year old well maintained heritage home in Halifax. Access is through a dedicated arched medieval church like door on the side of the house. Another dedicated glass french door serves as a second entrance.


We live upstairs and use the space when it is not rented. The space is separated from upstairs by multiple doors and to the greatest extent possible it has been soundproofed so your stay should be wonderfully relaxing and as isolated as you would like to make it.


As the house is located at the center of Dalhousie university, there is a 2 hr parking ban on week days (nights and weekends are ok). Our driveway is long enough to fit multiple cars (although it may take some coordination of keys if for some reason we are not going to work that day as it is a single lane driveway). Generally the entire driveway is available so parking shouldn't be an issue.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 April, 2018

About The Owner

Start-up technology lawyer, whose head is often filled with dreams of backyard cabins, new adventures and new friends.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South End in Halifax

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • limited accessibility


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Luxurious Hottub Getaway centre Dalhousie in Halifax
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
Milton, ON

Architectural Delight in this Secret Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

A one of a kind unit, very clean and well maintained. Exceptionally comfortable beds with superior linens. Added feature of in-house hot tub. Great kitchen table for cards or games. Heated floors! Very accommodating owner who made sure parking was never a problem and although this is a basement unit, the 'upstairs' residents were quiet and respectful of us below.

Just a couple of suggestions -- while sectional was clean, the springs appear to be gone in many of the seats making it uncomfortable to enjoy lounging. Would also suggest removing a couple of the large ottomans to make the space more open feeling.

Overall a great choice for anyone visiting kids at Dalhousie or wanting to be close to the core.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing ingeniously designed space unlike any other!

  • 5 of 5

You should stay here if only to admire the ingenuity with which Christian designed every inch of the space. By our second night we scrapped other plans, ordered in, and just hung out in the hot tub watching the big screen projection TV. It was an amazing Hideaway and the area is charming too!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoy a lot our stay to this appartment. Chris was very helpfull about everything! I recommand this rental to evebody who want a great experience. I will return without hesitationé!

Thanks Chris,

Jérôme, Laurie & Coralie

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a "Hideaway"

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was great! Well laid out, modern and beautifully designed. Chris was also very helpful and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Chris was an excellent host. He helped with everything we could need. His suite is very functional and unique. It was comfortable for the two of us and our two adult daughters. Walked almost everywhere in downtown Halifax and the university area. Really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You will be in LOVE!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to be able to rest your head at night! I can confidently say it is the cleanest place I have ever stayed at. All you will need is provided for you from towels to necessities in the bathroom to all dishes in a beautifully designed kitchen! Take advantage of the hot tub it is amazing to relax in at the end of your night! Its is only a 5$ cab ride to the inner core of the city you can walk it in 15min but it was a snow storm that night for us! Looking forward to staying here again. Christen has definitely got himself a wonderful gem here in Halifax!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £33.54
Damage Deposit £111.81

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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