Penthouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The privately owned Oriana, Balmoral Beach is one of the most iconic properties on Sydney's north shore, close to Sydney CBD
The Oriana hosts a private exclusive penthouse apartment, situated on the stunning Balmoral Beach, seconds from the ocean's edge.
Enjoy staying in luxury at one of Sydney's most prestigious addresses, right on the beach, within 1 minutes walk to the acclaimed eatery, Bathers Pavillion. With 1 chef hat restaurant Ormeggio on the Spit, The Watermark Public Dining Room and an array of cafes and bistros with the exclusive shopping district of Mosman all a short walk away.
Sailing, kayaking, children's play area and local parks and reserves all a short stroll away with Taronga Zoo and Manly beach close by.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Balmoral Beach|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sydney Kingsford-Smith 20.4 km, Nearest railway: North Sydney 6.8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
• 3 Bedrooms with BIR, sleeps six but can be configured for 7 guests
Configuration: 2 Queen Beds, 2 Single Beds .
Additional beds on request. Similarly 2 cots and 2 high chairs available on request
• Separate WC
• Formal and casual dining and living areas, with separate bar/reading or office.
• 2 generous balconies overlooking the beach with BBQ on northern balcony
• Wifi Internet access, Foxtel IQ,
• Parking on request
The New South Wales region
New South Wales is on the East coast of Australia, with its capital Sydney, home to the Opera House and famous harbour setting and some of the best beaches within easy distance of the central business district.
With the Hunter Valley wine region, famous Australian outback, a stunning coast line up to Queenslands and home to the Australian ski fields.
Balmoral Beach is a hidden gem, situated on Sydney’s middle harbor, a favourite beach with locals and not such an obvious choice of the tourist. With three beaches flowing into one another and an enclosed “swimming bath” section enclosed by a wooden boardwalk. The beach-front esplanade rising alongside the beach, as couples stroll arm in arm, children play while taking in the glorious beachside ambience.
Balmoral is home to some of Sydney’s most awarded dining establishment’s, even its local fish and chip shop won an award! Balmoral’s local cafes provide the perfect backdrop to a quiet coffee soaking up the atmosphere to a good Australian breakfast on the beach, after a swim in the clear blue water.
Balmoral is the start of a breathtaking walk from the elevated views of middle harbour, to Chowder Bay and Clifton Gardens, taking in some of Sydney Habours most celebrated landmarks, with some of the best hidden photographic opportunities.
Balmoral was named after Royal Dee Side, Scotland, the favourite Scottish residence of the British Royal family.
Buses and Water Taxi’s all operate between Sydney’s Circular Quay to Balmoral Beach or Buses, Water Taxi’s and Ferrys from Mosman between Sydney’s Circular Quay.
Local transport also is easy to Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Manly and Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Mosman, is Balmoral’s local shopping village providing an array of exclusive shops, from designer boutiques to local deli’s with home- grown fresh produce and welcoming café’s and bistro’s.
Mosman is an easy 5-10 minute walk away from Balmoral Beach, or a free hopper bus picks up every 30 minutes to take you to the exclusive shopping centre and also to Taronga Zoo.
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9 Apr 2014
"Can't get closer to Balmoral Beach"
We spent 2 weeks over Christmas at the Oriana on Balmoral Beach. We have 2 young children (2 and 5) and we are very careful about going away - a supposed holiday can easily turn into a nightmare with little ones..
The Oriana could not be more perfect for a young family. The apartment is huge and all on one level with stunning views out onto the harbour. The front door is right on the beach and immediately onto a childrens tidal swimming pool. Even on the beach the waves are gentle. A perfect stay - breakfast from Bathers, a huge space for the children to be at home and hours spent in the sea.
Cannot recommend more highly.
14 Mar 2014
"Heaven on earth"
What a gorgeous place. The views were amazing, we could have sat all day and just watched the harbour/activity. Helen was very friendly and offered us any assistance we needed, not that we needed much it was so well appointed.
Amazing location - would love to return ASAP!!!
When the reviews say it is on the beach, they mean 'on the beach'. We were able to sit on the beach and send my 4 and 7 year old up to the house to get a drink or pick up forgotten goggles, unescorted as it is so close.
24 Feb 2014
As a family we had a great time spending a week on Balmoral beach , the children could be playing safely while we watched them from the penthouse with it's excellent views .The apartment is very comfortable and has every thing you need and was spotless. Then within a short walk up the beach the restaurants are Child friendly and fab and serve breakfast ,lunch & dinner , we didn't cook once !
8 Nov 2013
"Extraordinary Rental in Ideal Location - The Oriana - Highly recommended"
My family feels extremely fortunate to have been able to stay at the Oriana during our recent holiday in Sydney. With two young children in tow (ages 5 and 2), and currently living in a land-locked country, proximity to a beach was key for us. Oriana is nestled literally on the beach at Balmoral…..you step out of your door and you are on the beach (a harbour beach and thus ideal for small children). At one end of the beach you find rocks, perfect for climbing over and exploring as well as the perfect location to sit for a picnic lunch or at sunset with an aperitif. At the other end of the beach, you find a children's playground and park, again, ideal for young children. To get you from one end of the beach to the other (a relaxed 10 minute walk along a bike path or the beach itself), there are a couple of coffee shops/restaurants with high quality offerings. Directly in front of Oriana, there is a rock pool, where my children loved to swim and play each day.
In addition to the ideal location of Oriana, the accommodation itself is superb. We were met by the owner Helen upon arrival, who gave us a thorough orientation of the house. Nothing was overlooked by Helen in welcoming us to her property. In spite of it being a very comfortable and luxuriously finished property, Helen and David are extremely welcoming of children, which we appreciated so much. Home-made cupcakes were presented to the children when we arrived and Helen showed them to their room where their bath towels had been arranged in the shape of African animals. Most appreciated also were the buckets/spades/beach toys we found in a cupboard, all of which were used each day by my children and their friends/cousins.
Each request we made of Helen and David (and I hope there weren't too many!) was met with efficiency and thoughtfulness. The views from their stunning property over the Sydney Harbour towards the Heads are truly extraordinary and can be enjoyed well from nearly every room in the beautiful apartment. The kitchen is fully equipped and with high quality appliances. Similarly, the bathrooms and washing facilities functioned perfectly. We used the BBQ on a couple of occasions and enjoyed eating on the balcony or in the front-sun room, both of which afford incredible views of the water.
We had a car and parking was no problem at all directly below the apartment. Helen even provided weekend parking vouchers to ensure that our car could remain in its convenient position near the front door.
I would recommend this property without hesitation.
19 Oct 2013
"A fantastic beach holiday in Sydney"
A warm welcome from Helen, who owns the apartment and lives beneath it. The apartment was spotless upon arrival and the little welcoming touches, including some home baking and a bottle of wine, were much appreciated.
The interior of this apartment is lovely, with hints of its Art Deco heritage (especially in the bathroom) and an interesting mixture of Asian and African art. The views across the beach and the harbour are wonderful.
The major draw card of this property, especially for people with young children, is its proximity of the beach - literally down the steps of the apartment and you're on the beach. There is an area for paddling right in front of the apartment - again, ideal for the young family.
Helen and her husband David, living in the apartment below, are readily available in the event of problems with the property and are a great resource for giving advice on how to maximize the enjoyment of your visit. As a courtesy to Helen and David, it is important to try to prevent children from thumping about at anti-social hours (hint - this important if you are on NZ time and your kids wake up early)
It is difficult to find anything to criticize about this holiday home. The only three things that I can think of to mention are really minor and did not detract from the wonderful time we had;(1) parking outside the apartment can be difficult at peak times,
(2) a 9.30am check out on departure day could be an issue if you are trying to get breakfast ready for kids whilst packing etc.
(3) the water temperature and pressure in the showers could be variable.
However, irrespective of these minor points, our stay at The Oriana was one of the best family holidays we've ever had.
30 Oct 2012
I am late in writing this review due to a busy travel schedule but can you assure you that our memories have not faded one bit!! We used the holiday as partly a catch up with friends and our daughter … More
27 Jan 2012
"Oriana is the most stunning, relaxing & comfortable holiday place in Sydney"
Our family spent around a fortnight staying at Oriana at Balmoral and had the most relaxing and memorable holiday of recent memory.The location is unsurpassed in Sydney with commanding views of North … More
3 Jan 2012
"Stunning view, relaxed setting to offset the running around Sydney touring"
The location of Oriana is unique with a kid-firendly beach, stunning views and a number of cafes and resturants to walk to - all within 10-15 minutes of Sydney CBD (downtown) for those touring. The … More
19 Dec 2011
"A pristine paradise with the personal touch!"
This family owned and run holiday paradise is highly recommended for a number of reasons. It's position on beautiful Balmoral Beach is unique and very special, and has a range of great restauran… More
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