Manly Beach Getaway- best of both worlds, with Sydney city just a short spectacular ferry trip away!
Apartment • Manly NSW Australia
1 Car space
Exchange types accepted
Non-Reciprocal & Globe
Listed February 2019
One of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations is here on our doorstep. We absolutely love living here. It feels like we are on holidays permanently. Manly is a must see if you come to Australia. It really has it all so will suit all ages and interests.
The ferry trip from Manly Wharf straight into Sydney’s CBD is spectacular and I recommend sitting out the front. You will not want to put your camera down! There is also free internet, a bar and snacks onboard. While the trip is a mode of transport into the city, it is an inexpensive way to see some of Sydney's famous sites eg The Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison, Green Island, Kirribilli House where our Prime Minister Lives, The Botanic Gardens, yacht races, fireworks (if you are lucky), whales ( if you are super lucky) and so much more.
Trip Advisor has voted Manly as the best beach in Australia for the past few years.
Whilst Manly has an amazing vibe and such a fun and beautiful place to holiday at, our apartment is located in a lovely quiet, leafy street with friendly neighbours and locals. We are so close to everything, yet a beautiful retreat or oasis for you to come back to- very much the best of both worlds.
Delight in a holiday getaway in world famous Manly Beach- just minutes from Beach, Culture, and Entertainment!
Beautifully renovated first floor 2 B/R art deco apartment situated in a lovely street, lined with tropical hibiscus and frangipani trees. The apartment is light-filled with lovely afternoon sea breezes.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist areas to your haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Our fully-equipped, stylishly furnished apartment is the perfect retreat for families and couples seeking a peaceful and comfortable getaway in Manly.
With easy, flat access to all of the area's highlights and just a 4 minute walk to the famous Queenscliff and Manly Beaches, you can indulge in delicious cuisine at top-rated cafes, and stroll to the nightlife, shopping, and entertainment options along The Corso.
Our guests love the prime location of our apartment, which offers easy access to all of Manly's must-see attractions without the noise of Manly central. You can relax in peace in our beautifully styled, quality apartment, without the noise and parking issues of the busy tourist areas. Enjoy an on-site car space for your entire stay, so you can park your car and enjoy your holiday without any worries or extra expense.
Our apartment features two queen-sized bedrooms with quality mattresses and linens, wardrobes, A/C, and heating, ensuring a comfortable stay for everyone in your group. The bathroom boasts a spacious shower with great water pressure and hot water, while the comfy lounge room features a sofa bed, reclining leather armchair, Smart TV, DVD's, Wii games, Play Station, board and card games, and plenty of great books to enjoy.
You'll love the fully equipped kitchen, complete with a dishwasher, oven, microwave, kettle, coffee machine, and full-sized fridge/freezer, as well as a dining area for up to five guests. Our apartment also features a study desk, making it ideal for remote work or online learning.
If you're traveling with an infant, we have everything you need, including a travel cot, high chair, baby bath, and nappies - all provided for free.
Beyond the comforts of our apartment, you'll find an array of exciting attractions and activities right on your doorstep. Take a scenic walk along the beach promenade to The Corso, the main shopping and eating area, or explore the many backstreets and side lanes for charming boutiques and cafes. Stroll to the beautiful wharf area, where you can enjoy delicious meals at top-rated restaurants like Hugo's and Sake, rent kayaks or SUPs, or catch the iconic Manly Ferry directly into the city.
Our extensive Sydney and Manly guidebooks, brochures and books will help you plan your stay, while our comprehensive guest book offers plenty of travel information for Manly and its surrounds.
We can't wait to welcome you to our popular Manly apartment, where you can relax and unwind in comfort.
-One external stair case to your first floor apartment. Once inside there are no steps.
- The spacious apartment is yours to enjoy:)
We will send you your check in information prior to your arrival.
**Our apartment and gardens are strictly NO smoking, no parties
*CHECK- IN TIMES* As this is our Airbnb we have a check in time anytime from 3pm and check out anytime by 10am and would appreciate if you plan accordingly. There are plenty of nearby cafes, restaurants and parks to relax in if you are outside these hours.
We know that laundry is a necessary chore during your stay, so we want to make it as easy as possible for you. While there are no laundry facilities in the apartment, there are laundromats within walking distance, and some are just a short bus ride away. In case you need to wait for your laundry, there are plenty of great cafes and beaches nearby. We've also provided an iron and drying rack in your apartment for your convenience.
High Speed Internet
First aid kit
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Covered porch / verandah
EV Home Charger
Sport and leisure
Good public transport
Suitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
Dates of Availability
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Escape to our coastal paradise of Manly for a perfect blend of rest, relaxation and play! Our spacious 2BR apartment is contemporary coastal styled, and situated in a friendly safe neighbourhood. Our neighbours are great:)
Perfect for a relaxing beach stay, our apartment is comfortable and inviting, with plenty of room to stretch out and unwind after a day of exploring our beautiful Northern Beaches or Australia’s picturesque and vibrant harbour city of Sydney. There is so much to see and experience, or just put your feet up and relax.
Located on a safe, friendly, and quiet tree-lined street, our apartment is just a stone's throw away from all the action. Enjoy easy access to public transportation with ferries and buses just a short walk away. Our apartment is situated in a fantastic location that is within walking distance to everything you need, including cafes, beaches, food and groceries, just a 4-minute walk away at the popular fresh fruit and vegetable market at Harris Farm.
For those looking to enjoy some fun in the sun, Manly offers an incredible range of outdoor activities. Take advantage of whale watching tours (May-November), learn to surf lessons, bike, SUP, kayak, snorkel, surfboard, and wetsuit hire nearby, and explore the beautiful bike paths. Additionally, the beach promenade is just a short stroll away from our apartment, providing an excellent opportunity for a scenic walk along the coastline.
Looking for indoor activities? Manly has plenty of options! Check out the Escape Room, Manly Art Gallery, or the weekend art/craft markets. Enjoy live music, great shopping, and an extensive range of cafes, bars, iconic pubs, and restaurants catering to all budgets - from casual through to high-end restaurants overlooking the water.
For those wanting to explore the city, the Manly Wharf and harbour is a beautiful flat 15-20 minutes walk away along the beach promenade or just hop on one of the nearby buses that run regularly to/from the wharf. From there, catch a ferry or bus directly to the city, including popular attractions like the Opera House and Circular Quay.
Come stay with us and experience the best of both worlds - the incredible ocean and bay beaches of Manly and the direct access to Sydney city!
*easy access to public transport- ferry and buses
*safe, friendly, quiet tree-lined street
*great location-flat walk to everything
*food and groceries, just 4 minute walk away- Harris Farm
*large shopping and movie complex 5 min bus ride away
*whale watching tours (May- November)
*learn to surf lessons
*bike, SUP, kayak, snorkel, surfboard and wetsuit hire nearby
*Manly Art Gallery
*Weekend art/craft markets
*extensive range of shopping, cafe, bars, iconic pubs and restaurants for all budgets (casual through to high end restaurants overlooking the water)
*Manly Wharf and harbour is a beautiful flat 15- 20 minutes walk away along the beach promenade or just hop on one of the nearby buses that run regularly to/ from the wharf.
*ferry and buses directly to city- Opera House, Circular Quay
Cafes, bars, restaurants, bike, kyack and surfboard, boat and paddleboard hire, spectacular walks, beach volleyball, friendly neighbours.
Beautiful white sanded surf and bay beaches are all within a 5 min easy stroll of the apartment. It is one of Australia's must-see destinations and it is all on your doorstep. No need for a car. Just walk, people watch and enjoy the wonderful Aussie vibe of living at our wonderful Manly Beach.
There is something for everyone and Manly is great in all seasons.
Getting to my home
From the domestic or international airport in Sydney, you can get to our place by:
1. Uber or Taxi ( easiest - moderately priced depending on time of day)
2. Airport train takes you into the city - to either Wynyard or Town Hall Stations. Change trains to Circular Quay train station ( transport staff can help you find the right platform). Then catch the ferry directly to Manly from Wharf. Catch taxi ( short ride of a few minutes ) or Uber to our property. There are also buses - numbers 199, 166 or 167 ( located at a bus stand to the left as you walk out from the ferry terminal) that take you within a few minutes walk of our place.
3. Catch B- line bus ( yellow double decker buses) from Wynyard Station directly to Manly Vale then a Uber for a short trip to our property.
Sydney International airport
Stay connected and explore the city with ease during your visit to Manly! We highly recommend downloading the free app 'Triplite View' to access live and up-to-date timetables for ferries, trains, and buses. Don't forget to purchase an Opal card for convenient and hassle-free use of public transport.
For a truly unforgettable experience, hop on the famous Sydney ferry and take in the breathtaking views of the Opera House, Circular Quay, and Harbour Bridge. You can also choose the privately owned Fast Ferry (MFF) for a quicker ride. Buses run regularly and there's even an express service into the city. Plus, the bus stops are just a flat 5-minute stroll away at both ends of our street.
If you prefer to stay local, Manly Wharf offers a variety of bars and restaurants such as Hugo's, Sake, Wharf Bar, El Camino, Queen chow, The Pavilion, and Manly Skiff Club. And with free parking available in the B-Line parking station at Manly Vale, you have the option to drive and explore the beautiful coast all the way up to Palm Beach.
No matter what your preferred mode of transportation is, you'll have plenty of options to choose from. However, with so much to do and see right here in Manly, you may find yourself not wanting to leave at all! So go ahead, spoil yourself with endless choices of exciting activities and breathtaking sights.
We are just a 4 minute walk to a beautiful white sand surf beach with cafes, shops and restaurants everywhere. You can walk, bus or catch ferry. It’s up to you. I swim almost every day at the beach and walk along the beautiful boulevard at the beach. Additionally, Uber and taxis are safe and readily available.
Map of Approximate Location
People Like Us Local Guide
Happy to catch up for a drink or coffee ( great coffee!) in Manly where I can answer your questions and give you recommendations and directions. Manly is a must when you come to Sydney- you will love it:)
It was a pleasure to exchange our dates with Graham and Jane to their unit in beautiful Manly.
As soon as I reached out to them they were very responsive in accepting our exchange.
We exchanged our house manuals, which was full of everything we needed.
We also exchanged our mobile numbers and emails.
We invited our best friends along as we were all attending a special 70th birthday at the Q Station.
It was great to be able to exchange for three nights, as we travelled for three hours from Jervis Bay and we were well rested for the festivities at lunch time on the Saturday.
The unit was as described, perfect for two couples, clean, many additional items for the beach and the location was perfect.
We would highly recommend an exchange with Graham and Jane.
Baz and Jen
We loved our weekend away at Jane's stunning Manly home! Jane had thought of every detail - from tea and spices through to an extensive library of books and toys to keep our boys happy all weekend. The location was perfect - far enough from the main drag to be quiet and peaceful, but only a short walk to the beach and all the action. And Jane was brilliant to communicate with the whole way through. We'd highly recommend a swap or stay with Jane.
Jane and Graham’s place was gorgeous! Their apartment is attached to their main house but completely seperate. They’ve decorated it really well and it’s completely new and renovated. Jane has thought of everything and the apartment comes compete with kids (and adult) books, prams, cot etc. The only thing they don’t have is a washing machine but there is a laundry mat not far. The beach is at the end of the street - just a short walk and you can either take a slow walk into Manly centre where the ferry is and lots of shopping! Manly is a great location and is quite an exclusive suburb for Sydney.
We stayed at Jane's house over Christmas and it is in such a perfect location with the beach, shops and parks a level stroll away. The house is spacious and modern with all the amenities one could hope for. It has a lovely private deck with a BBQ and lots of living spaces. We cared for Jane's old dog as well since he did not want the long drive they were embarking on. I can highly recommend staying here.
Graham and Jane left our home in a perfect condition.
Everything was clean and laundry was popped into the washing machine, as we had organised.
We feel when your on a exchange, we don't expect you to wash.
Leaving a home feeling relaxed and refreshed is the way we like to experience an exchange.
In saying that, it is all in the communication from your exchange members.
Graham and Jane were good communicators and this really helps the exchange go smoothly.
Highly recommend Graham and Jane and their unit in Manly.
Baz and Jen
It was a pleasure to host Jane and her husband for a week at our Scotland Island home. They were perfect guests - kind, friendly and easy to communicate with the whole way through the exchange, and very considerate and proactive in the car of our home. They are welcome back any time!
Guest Feedback: Jane stayed with Tina 6 months ago
Jane and Graham were great exchangers you can tell they were not knew to this scene. They were respectful and left the home as they found it. Was great to have been able to meet them. Would not hesitate to offer your home to them
Guest Feedback: Jane stayed with Sheila 8 months ago
Jane and her husband were a pleasure to have ! Wonderful at communicating and keeping in touch about their travel plans .and really just perfect guests!
Any one would be lucky to do a future swap with them !
Guest Feedback: Jane stayed with Reina 8 months ago
I was able to welcome Jane and Graham at the local bus station and bring them to Casa Luz. It is always wonderful getting a chance to meet and visit with our PLU family members. We had a lot in common based on our backgrounds and had opportunities to visit at length. Their daughter Laura was able to visit during their stay as she now lives in Mexico City. Jane and Graham were excellent guests and I believe they thoroughly enjoyed their visit. We had an opportunity to visit my home outside of Guanajuato and see the community center (www.resplandorinternational.org) we work at in a rural community.. I am hoping that our family will be able to visit them sometime in the future at Manly Beach! Thanks for visiting us in Guanajuato Jane and Graham. Safe Travels!!!!
Guest Feedback: Jane stayed with Todd 8 months ago
It was wonderful having Jane and Graham as guests in Aix . They were easygoing and lovely and after 3 years of exchanging via email , we could finally meet ! Perfect guests ! Thanks and hopefully we'll meet soon in Australia
Jane and Graham stayed in our flat in Antibes after having to wait two summers because of Covid!
After meeting Jane before her stay, communication was quick and easy throughout. There was a hiccup with access but then they made the most of their time on the Riviera. It was lovely to have them as guests and they left our flat immaculate. We can highly recommend them as future guests in your home.
Baz and Jen have a lovely home styled in a relaxed coastal theme. From the moment you step in you start to unwind and switch into holiday mode. Everything is organised and immaculately clean with ocean views through the trees. A hilltop oasis.
We would recommend staying with Baz and Jen in their beautiful part of Australia’s east coast.
Baz and Jen and their friends left everything beautifully on their departure. They were respectful guests and great communicators. We were happy to exchange with them and delighted that they enjoyed their time in our property.
Tina was such a lovely home exchange partner, and it was a pleasure having her stay in our home. Tina and her family left everything beautifully and it was a pleasure exchanging messages with her. I highly recommend Tina and her family, and would welcome her back anytime and hope to meet her in person one day. Thank you Tina for a wonderful exchange.
We had a lovely stay at Tina’s home which is set up a hill overlooking Pittwater. It was so comfortable and homely with a view through the trees to to the water. We looked after the chickens and friendly cat during our stay. Tina’s home is a great place for a relax and recharge, as it is on a small island with no distractions. Once you have climbed the hill ( no cars or transport on island) you have the sense you are in a treehouse, but are in a lovely clean well organised home instead.
Thank you for hosting us Tina- it was a wonderful exchange- the house manual was fantastic and so helpful and you were a delight to communicate with.
We had a lovely stay at Sheila and James home in Tulúm. The house is fabulous and well equipped with everything that you could need. The plunge pool was so appreciated after being out and about in the humid weather. The perfect way to cool off.
Sheila was helpful sharing great suggestions as to what to do and see. We hired a bike for 3 days and also a car to get around, but you can walk to some places too.
It was lovely catching up in town with James and Sheila for a final breakfast before we left.
A great stay!
Home Feedback: Jane stayed with Sheila 8 months ago
Sheila and James changed their plans and were unable to make it to Australia, but I am sure they would have been great guests.
Guest Feedback: Sheila stayed with Jane 8 months ago
Reina graciously hosted us for a globe in her studio apartment in Player del Carmen. Her communication throughout our exchange was friendly and helpful which made for an easy exchange.
The studio is located in a bustling part of town, so you feel you are part of the action. There are bars and eateries right nearby and the beach is a 10 minute walk away.
It was lovely coming back to the complexes rooftop pool to cool down after a morning out and about.
Thank you Reina for being such a wonderful host.
Home Feedback: Jane stayed with Reina 8 months ago
We had a wonderful time in Todd’s home. It was so well located right near the centre of Guanajuato, which is a fascinating town.
The house is in the style of the area with gorgeous views across the town. It was hard to leave the balcony at times as the view is captivating. To get to the home there are some steep steps, but worth the climb to get to the view.
Todd was a friendly and gracious host. He took us out to his other property to show us the wonderful work he is doing within the rural community in which he lives. An inspiring and generous gentleman who is very much giving back to his community.
Thank you Todd for a great exchange experience.
Willy is a great communicator, relaxed and friendly. We stayed with Willy for a few nights before she left for her own travels. It was great getting to know Willy and her son in person. Both are really lovely. Willy’s apartment is up a series of stairs in the old part of town which made siteseeing really easy. Great location with everything on your doorstep and the buses to other areas just an 8 minute walk away. We had a lovely stay. Thank you Willy!
We had a lovely time in Rebecca and Rob’s beautiful apartment in Antibes, France- just gorgeous, and in a fabulous location right in the old town. It was great to open the shutters and observe all the local activity going on from early morning to late at night. Antibes is truly a wonderful place and we will go back one day for sure.
Thanks for hosting us Rebecca and Rob! It was great!
We had a wonderful 2 night exchange in Amanda’s lovely apartment. We were lucky to meet Amanda on our arrival, and she was very welcoming and organised. Her apartment is light filled, clean and beautifully decorated in Scandinavian style. Amanda’s apartment is in a fantastic location right near the easy to use metro. We loved everything about our exchange and would highly recommend it. Thank you so much Amanda- you were a wonderful host.
We enjoyed our stay at Natalie and Oliver’s house in Palyma, Western Australia- our first trip to WA. The house is a lovely character home on a large block of land. The front veranda is gorgeous and the back deck has a lounge setting and dining table for eating outdoors in warm weather overlooking the pool. To get to the nearest town and other site-seeing areas you will need a car as public transport is not a common way of travelling.
We enjoyed looking after their chickens and exploring the beautiful Rottnest Island.
Natalie, Oliver, Oliver’s mum and their two young children stayed in our apartment during their trip to Manly. It was a pleasure exchanging with them and we are so pleased that they enjoyed their stay. Everything was communicated clearly and the apartment was left tidy. Thanks for exchanging with us Nat:)
Rebecca, Rob and their daughter Anna stayed in our home for a couple of weeks over Christmas and New Year. They kept good care of our home, leaving it clean and tidy when they left. We felt confident leaving our home in their hands while we were away visiting our parents, and we particularly appreciated the great care they took of our dog during their stay. Thanks Rebecca and Rob!
Welcome to iconic Manly Beach, Sydney! There is something for everyone to experience and enjoy here. It really is a wonderful holiday destination where you can relax as much as you like, or get active and enjoy the amazing natural and man made (eg The Opera House in nearby Sydney) sites.
Like everyone on PLU we love to travel. explore and experience new, and not so new places. My husband and I are open to travel anywhere, and to return to old favourites already discovered.
Our beautifully renovated apartment is located in the famous and popular Manly Beach- voted by Trip Advisor as Australia's number 1 beach for the past few years. Manly definitely needs to be shared with our travelling community! You will love it:)
Graham and I will absolutely respect and care for your home as if it was ours, and know that our exchange partners will do the same for us. Happy to do sim/ non-sim and globe exchanges, as it is our very popular and highly rated AIrbnb, so we can be flexible when it is not booked.
I am a nearly retired teacher and my husband is in Finance, so I am becoming more flexible with my ability to travel which is so exciting.
Australia is definitely worth a visit...and Manly beach has something for everyone....have a Google and I am sure you will be booking your flights soon:)
Looking forward to planning a wonderful exchange with you.
Jane and Graham
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Your apartment is on the top floor at the top of the steps- no other steps inside. We are happy to offer you an onsite car-space which is a big bonus in Manly.
Manly Beach has something for everyone- often voted one of Australia's best beaches.
Comfortable lounge room to relax in after a day exploring beautiful Manly or the city of Sydney. Enjoy a book from our extensive range, a board or card game or our Smart TV
A lovely light-filled dining /kitchen area which can be closed from the other areas if you have sleeping children.
A fully- equipped kitchen, but with so many nearby cafes and restaurants you may not need to cook at all.
Queen bedroom 1 with wardrobe, bedside table lamps, A/C/Heating, dimmer light, top quality mattress and linen
Queen bedroom 1
Queen bedroom 2 with wardrobe and hangers. 2 bedside tables, AC/heating.
After a walk along the beach and a morning coffee in any of the many nearby cafes, work from home in this light- filled dining area.
Sunny light- filled dining area
Excellent hot water and water pressure in this spacious shower.
Bathroom with plenty of storage behind the mirror and two towels racks.
Manly is an international tourist destination.
So much to do in Manly- festivals, surfing competitions, live music etc
Queenscliff Beach swimming pool just a 5 minute flat walk from our home. Enjoy a coffee and shower after your swim.
One of the sites- The Sydney Harbour Bridge that you can take photos of during your ferry trip into the city.
The Manly Ferry ride into the city is just gorgeous and a must do!
An extensive range of books and board games for all ages to enjoy during your relaxing time
Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia with North (Manly) Harbour looking through to the city of Sydney. The ferry ride is a must do- just spectacular and so inexpensive.
Manly Jazz Festival with multiple outdoor stages and jazz musicians from all over the world. A wonderful festival and atmosphere with the ocean as a great background to your music experience.
Manly markets operate every Saturday and Sunday all year round. High quality gifts and Australian art and craft to take home with you.
Stand Up Paddleboarding is very popular, and you can hire boards and have fun while getting a good core workout
Hire a kayak and explore all our amazing waterways with some nearby beaches that can only be reached by water!
Wide open spaces of soft white sand to relax on, run, jog or walk along. Our beach is cleaned and smoothed over in the early hours of the morning to ensure it is clean and comfortable for everyone. Our famous Aussie life guards are on duty most of the year too.
Beach volleyball is popular and lots of fun- you can join a free lesson or just start your own game up on the many courts on the beach. Beach tennis can also be played too.
One of the local attractions is the 'mouse hole', reached via a short tunnel through the sandstone headland. Just a short walk away, via the beach and pool.
A view of Manly Beach from the northern end near the Mouse Hole and Queenscliff beach swimming pool.
The sunrises from the beach are a 5 min stroll away
The annual Jazz Festival in Manly attracts artists from all over the world.
Afternoon drinks at "The Office" (named by the locals) as the sun sets is a lovely relaxing way to spend your afternoon and evening in the harbour area of Manly where you can watch the boats and ferries going to and fro.
Little Manly is a pretty beach with an ocean pool, a great walks to nearby Collins Beach and a cafe overlooking the beach.
Manly is surrounded by a scenic National Park at North Head where you can watch the migrating whales. After you enjoy some of the walks which take you past some historical military sites, you can enjoy the fabulous views at the cafe looking towards the city.
A short drive to Many Dam where you can feed the ducks, geese and swans, swim or go for a gorgeous walk around the whole dam, past the waterfall where you can swim. There is a fantastic new children's playground too.
Manly is blessed with an abundance of cafes, restaurants, bars, land and sea activities, indigenous culture, a gallery and natural beauty
World sailing GP
Graham and I on a local whale watching walk
Relaxing after a hike in North Head
We go to the Manly Skiff Club for afternoon cocktails to watch the sunset and all the activity in Manly’s North Harbour. You can hire kayaks, stand up paddle boards, boats and even play soccer on the water!
Bella Vista cafe at North Head, Manly
Scenic view of Sydney city from North Head, Manly
A drone display- we have some of the largest drone displays in the world
Sydney Harbour Bridge, best viewed from the Manly Ferry
The Sydney Opera House viewed from the Manly Ferry. There are lots of bars, cafes and ice cream shops that you can enjoy along the promenade towards the Opera House.