Ocean views, child-friendly
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B&B | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Child-friendly, self-contained, family apartment on Sydney's Northern Beaches, with private bed room, separate lounge room that can double as second bed room, kitchen and bathroom. Extensive informal gardens with ample kids entertainment and quiet seating areas.
180 Degrees ocean views from upstairs deck. 5 minutes drive to beaches (Manly, Freshwater, Curl Curl and Dee Why) or shopping mall, 30 minute drive to Sydney City. Ample free parking on the street in front of the property.
3 minute walk to bus stop for City, Manly, or Chatswood buses; 10 minutes walk to local supermarket and other shops, cafes, and restaurants.
Our downstairs self contained garden apartment has been newly renovated for our guests. It has its own entrance.
The living room has lounge and table for meals or to write, TV/DVD/video/X-Box, WIFI, library, sliding door to the backyard, and optionally 2 single beds.
The bedroom is spacious with queen size bed, garden views, and morning sun. There is more than enough space in the bed room to optionally add two single beds and a travel cot that we can supply.
Kitchen includes 2 electric hot plates, tea/coffee/toast making facilities, fridge, microwave, and ample utensils.
Private bathroom with shower, vanity, and toilet.
Laundry facilities with washing machine and dryer are also available.
Beyond the place itself, guests have access to informal park-like gardens with a choice of various outdoor seating areas, swings for the kids, double hammock, flying fox, trampoline, spa/jacuzzi/hot-tub, and an upstairs deck to enjoy wider district views.
If you book with us for more than 2 people, extra guests, adults or children, can be accommodated in 2 movable single beds and a travel cot that we can provide at extra cost to be agreed.
We provide special discounted offers for longer term stays.
Babysitting and child-minding is available on request.
Quiet, friendly neighbourhood, close to beautiful beaches and great restaurants. We work from home and have 3 children aged 10, 12 and 13. Books, bikes, and toys available! We enjoy people and sharing our home.
The local altitude is around 130 metres, near the top of the local hill, providing magnificent 180 degrees ocean views from the property.
There is a local lookout at the absolute top of the local hill, a few minutes walk away, which is the highest point of the larger area, and provides 360 degrees views across Sydney.
The local bus stop, around 200 metres walk away from the property, can take you to the beaches, to Manly's ferry wharf for a ferry ride across the harbour into the city centre, directly into the city, or to train stations for longer distance travelling e.g. to the Blue Mountains, the Hunter Valley, and beyond.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Video player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
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17 Nov 2013
"Sydney Surburbs...........at its most very pleasant"
What a "gem" of a place here! Toni & Victor - a well-travelled couple themselves - have a lovely, spacious, welcoming comfortable home, whom they share with guests. I had the self-contained ground-floor flat (with fridge already stocked with my favourite foods for breakfast). This is a family home: "airy", & spacious - without any intrusion - and with an interesting, adventure back-garden. Instructions for everything - from the bus & ferry times to interesting local & national walks - are well documented. Books (some in Dutch) abound ....so the travelling guest can always be occupied with something, if they did not bring their own...( ..or even if they did).
When was the last time "Happy Birthday" was sung to you? This was a lovely touch, together with coffee and a chance to say "hello/goodbye".
I almost forgot: after travelling for 24-hrs one welcomes a comfortable bed!...I appreciated that. In fact, there was nothing Toni forgot! - even a "communications" notice message board..in the utility room.
If you don't mind reading time-tables and planning your journey (1-hr into the City, or 1/2-hr into Manly ...then another 1/2-hr by ferry into the City) - I slept, read or just observed - do try here: you do get a greater sense of a country/its citizens by staying in the suburbs.
What attracted me to this location was the caption " we like meeting people, and we would like to share our home": indeed they do - a very pleasant family that made my stay (6 nights in this part of Sydney) a very enjoyable experience.
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