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Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

The Rangers Cottage Manly

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £73 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Davis Marina on Sydney Harbour 150m from front gate

House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Charming Beachside Cottage offers visitors a lovely holiday home to relax in and use as a base while exploring all that Manly and Sydney have to offer. We are located on the famous Manly to Spit Scenic Walkway, with pretty local beaches at the end of our street fantastic bush walks on our door step and Manly just a 25 minute walk away or 5 minute bus or car ride.

Surrounded by native bush and with a secluded arm of Sydney Harbour just a stone's throw away,the Cottage offers newly refurbished, fully self-contained, quiet and sun drenched accommodation: bedroom (king bed or twin single), main room (including double sofa bed), kitchenette, bathroom, laundry facilities and private outdoor courtyard. Located on the famous Manly to Spit Scenic Walkway. Short walk to safe swimming beach. Free WiFi. A great cafe serving delicious coffee, breakfast, lunch and icecream is a three minute walk via a pedestrian bridge across a cascading stream. Opposite it is North Harbour Reserve, with a popular children's play area.

The cottage is suitable for couples, families and friends traveling together who apreciate a nice relaxing enviroment that offers a more personal and cost effective alternative to a hotel with more conviences. It is ideal for short and medium term stays and is family friendly. No Smoking or Pets

We live next door and are on call to answer any of your questions and help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The Cottage is cleaned and serviced weekly during your stay including fresh linen/towels/beach towels.

We offer a special rate for stays of a week or more.

If you're travelling with young children, a travel cot, high chair and selection of toys can be provided if needed. You will also find a range of books for all ages

: A free Manly Council operated shuttle bus (to Manly ferry wharf and local shopping destinations) runs past the end of the street (100m). Normal buses also operate along this route including peak hour services to the Sydney CBD. The closest supermarket, along with a selection of over 20 restaurants is 10 minutes walk away.

The Ranger's Cottage is so-named because it was originally inhabited by the local forest ranger over 100 years ago. Because we are so close to the bush we do enjoy a wide variety of bird life in the garden so don't be surprised if you find your self being observed by the inquisitive Kookaburras or chatty Rainbow Lorikeets. On your way to the beach or café you may also spot Pelicans and other sea birds or shy lizards sunning themselves on the rocks.

If you're looking for stylish, comfortable self-contained accommodation in an enchanted corner of Sydney Harbour, you've found it. With the added benefit of friendly local hosts who are happy to help but also happy to leave you to your own devices if you prefer.

So far our first guest's have given us the following feedback:

"It's a very quiet and peaceful location"

"The beds are very comfortable and we love the bedding"

"We've found everything we need in the cottage"

We stayed in the cottage for four nights with our two kids, aged 3 and 5. It was perfect for us in every way! We fell in love with the cottage instantly. Everything is brandnew and Felicity has done a great job creating a space that feels cozy, modern and like a real home. The location was the best surprise: on a map you might get the impression that it is far out. However, the cottage is right on the Manly to Spit Walkway and the walk to Manly Wharf could not be nicer. Our kids never wanted to take the bus! We wanted to explore Sydney and found the cottage to be the perfect hub. You either take the ferry or a direct bus to the city. Back 'home' you enjoy the numerous beaches, the quiet, the peace. Last but not least Felicity, David and their two boys were great - one could not wish for better hosts. Our girls would suddenly vanish and we would find them somewhere in their spacious garden. If our daughters could write they would probably also mention the toys, the storybooks and their comfy beds. My husband was very happy with the walk-in shower. I couldn't help but be grateful for the washing machine. I would have loved to read some of the interesting books on the bookshelf but there was just not enough time. We highly recommend the Ranger's Cottage and if we ever make it back to Manly will return for sure!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach 0.1
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 700 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: We recommend using a shuttle service to and from t, Nearest railway: Circular Quay - meets the manly ferry and train al
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General TV, Video player, CD player, Fax machine, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

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The New South Wales region


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3 Nov 2014



We stayed at the Rangers Cottage, Manly for 8 nights with our five year old son, when we were in Sydney for a family wedding. We stay in a lot of cottages in the UK whilst we are in the Lake Distric… More

Thank you for your kind words we are so pleased you had a good stay in the cottage and thankyou for choosing to come and stay with us. It was lovely to meet you and your family and we look to forward to seeing you again some time.

10 Mar 2014


"Perfect!!!!! Could not wish for more A*"

We stayed here with my 3 year old daughter for 1 1/2 weeks and all I can say is perfect. The cottage is amazing and very clean. And we could not have been made more welcome. Felicity even made us brow… More

22 Jan 2014


"A gem of a place"

Rangers Cottage is a gem of a place: peacefully located right beside a forest and just a short walk from the sea. It's compact but we had everything we needed and it's spotlessly clean and w… More

7 Aug 2013


"Felicity is a wonderful host and the cottage is a home away from home."

From the initial booking of the accommodation over the phone Felicity was very friendly and welcoming and was happy to provide information about the cottage and arrangements in picking up the key. On arrival Felicity was warm and welcoming and was generous filling the fridge and pantry with a yummy selection of groceries for our stay. The Cottage was renovated and felt cosy and comfortable. With good quality bed linen on all the beds. The location of the cottage is in one of the best areas of Sydney, scenic walks on the Harbor and in close proximity to great cafes and Restaurants. My family and I will definately return!

5 Jun 2013


"Ideal long stay holiday accommodation"

One of, if not the best, holiday accommodation I have stayed at. Home comforts, very accessible by public transport and easy walk to Manly. Personal touches from books and toys, to the welcome breakfast hamper and wi-fi, and Felicity's bubbly personality made 7 days very enjoyable. I would readily stay there for a much longer duration.

1 May 2013


"Lovely place"

We loved our two days spent in the Rangers Cottage Manly. We found ourselves immersed in the nature, surrounded by so many birds other than those that we are used to see in Europe. The cottage is real… More

21 Apr 2013


"Rural Delight"

On arrival we received a very warm welcome from our host Felicity.As it was late evening we were pleased to find that there were Breakfast Provisions for the following morning, and some lovely home ma… More

16 Apr 2013


"Hidden gem, cozy place with friendly host"

The Rangers is situated in upper class residential area, well equipped with Scandinavian furniture and kitchenwares. Lots of books for reading. Beautiful environment - you wake up everyday in songs of birds. Perfect for those prefer serenity.

Could be perfect if add a clothes dryer, the weather was not dry enough for our laundry during the stay. It's also recommended to install an kitchen ventilator. Though we did not cook a storm, the smell stayed there for long.

The host is living right next door, so help is always there. But frankly you don't need that. Everything has been thoughtfully prepared.

15 Apr 2013


"This is a very special place - a very special space"

We wholeheartedly recommend staying at The Rangers Cottage in Manly altho we should really be keeping this wonderful holiday house a well kept secret ! It is a gem - the little house is light … More

11 Apr 2013


"Fantastic cottage with everything we needed and more!"

My parents booked this little cottage to stay in when they visited us here in Sydney. And we were blown away by how comfy, clean and well equipped this place is. Felicity is a wonderful host: friendly, helpful and her brownies.... !The one bedroom is large, the bathroom was so clean that my Mum had nothing to complain about (my family are a bit fussy about cleanliness and the whole cottage passed with flying colours) and the couch in the lounge is the best couch we have ever slept on.

Pretty little bays are in walking distance and the walk to Manly is really lovely. Theres also a cafe nearby too with great coffee. Its a nice location to be accessible but hidden away at the same time.

We have already recommended this cottage to all of our friends. No matter if you're visiting Sydney for business or pleasure, Felicity's cottage is the perfect place to settle in, get comfy and really enjoy yourself.

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