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Manly Beach- an Aussie experience not to be missed, plus easy access to the city.  


Apartment • Manly NSW Australia

    4 Guests  
    2 Bedrooms  
    2 Beds  
    1 Bathroom  
    1 Car space 
  Secondary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-Simultaneous  
  Non-Reciprocal & Globe  

Statistics

Listed  February 2019
Views  6783

General overview

Graham and I live in one of Australia’s most beautiful, fun and vibrant holiday destinations. We hope you put it on your travel itinerary and come stay in our property. Living here is a dream and we never tire of it. Manly Beach really has it all and is a place that is wonderful for all ages and interests. Our property is set up with all age groups in mind and is one of the highest rated in the whole Manly area. You can save on those expensive car-hire fees as no car is needed. Everything is walkable. If you want to explore the Blue Mountains (recommended) you can get there by public transport or hire a car for the day. We sometimes are happy to consider reciprocal car exchanges. The iconic ferry trip from Manly Wharf directly into Sydney city is spectacular and loved as much by locals, as it is by domestic and international visitors. I recommend sitting out the front and have your camera ready for the many sites you will see eg Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison, Garden Island, Botanic Gardens, Luna Park, Our Prime Minister's Sydney residence, yacht races, and even whales. 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. Trip Advisor has voted Manly as the best beach in Australia for the past few years and in the top 10 beaches in the world. Everyone has their favourite of course and beaches in Australia are beautiful, but Manly definitely has something special. 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.

The space

We invite you to stay in our renovated first floor 2 B/R art deco apartment situated in a lovely tree-lined safe street- only a 4 minute walk to world famous Manly Beach! The apartment is light-filled with lovely afternoon sea breezes, and when the surf is up you can hear the roar of the ocean. If you like the sounds of nature and are up early, you can hear the sounds of native birds, but with double- glazed windows you may need to open your front door or windows to enjoy. Our fully-equipped apartment is in a great location and suits families and couples seeking a peaceful and comfortable getaway in Manly. We are fortunate to be located away from the party areas yet close enough to walk along the beach promenade into the cafes, restaurants, bars and shopping zone. We are lucky to have 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. Parking in Manly is hard to find and our guests love that they can leave their car safely onsite, and not have to worry about parking. Our apartment features two queen-sized bedrooms with quality mattresses and linens, wardrobes, A/C, dimmer light, luggage rack, heating, ensuring a comfortable stay for everyone in your group. The bathroom has a spacious shower with great water pressure and hot water, while the lounge room has 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. The fully equipped kitchen has 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. If you're traveling with an infant, we have everything you need, including a travel cot, high chair, baby bath, and nappies. Our supplied Sydney and Manly guidebooks, brochures and books are yours to use during your stay as are the beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels. We can't wait to welcome you to our Manly apartment and are happy to answer any questions.

Guest access

-One external stair case to your first floor apartment as seen in the photo. Once inside there are no steps. - The spacious apartment is yours to enjoy:) We will send you your check in information and check-in code prior to your arrival. You can arrive anytime after 3pm and depart around 10am if we have other guests staying. Otherwise we can be more flexible with these times.

Notes

**Our apartment and gardens are strictly NO smoking, no parties and no extra guests staying after the exchange is finalised. *CHECK- IN TIMES* As this is our second property it is used mostly as an Airbnb and is typically booked year round. We are very happy to share it with our exchange partners, but ask that you plan for a check in time from 3pm onwards, and depart by 10am. There are plenty of nearby cafes, restaurants and parks to relax in if you are outside these hours. We can be more flexible when there are no guests prior or after your arrival. LAUNDRY: 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.

Features


Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Oven
Oven
Microwave
Microwave
Coffee machine
Coffee machine
Fridge
Fridge
Iron
Iron
Hair dryer
Hair dryer
Heating
Heating
Air conditioning
Air conditioning
TV
TV
WiFi
WiFi
First aid kit
First aid kit
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Fire extinguisher
Fire extinguisher
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
Workspace
Workspace
Toys
Toys

Travel Styles

    Long term
    Weekend
    Adventure
    Budget
    Family
    Romantic
    Sport and leisure
    Foodie
    Relaxing
    City
    Beach
    Water
    Culture
    Hiking
    Cycling
    Last minute
    Good public transport
    Golf

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Allergens

    Cat free
    Dog free
    Smoke free

Dates of Availability

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Available


Neighbourhood

Our 2BR apartment is contemporary coastal styled, and situated in a friendly safe coastal neighbourhood. Our neighbours are great:) We are located on a safe, friendly, and quiet tree-lined street and a paved 4-5 minute stroll to the white sands of Manly Beach. There is easy access to public transportation with ferries(15-20 minute flat walk) and buses (3 minutes walk) just a short walk away. Cafes, beaches, parks, playgrounds, food and groceries are also just a 4-minute walk away at the popular fresh fruit and vegetable market at Harris Farm. 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 and coastal walks. Additionally, the beach promenade is just a short stroll away from our apartment, providing an excellent opportunity for a scenic walk along the coastline. Other fun activities include an 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 of Sydney which I recommend, 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! SOME HIGHLIGHTS: *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 *bike paths *Escape Room *Manly Art Gallery *Weekend art/craft markets *live music *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 To Recap: -Cafes, bars, restaurants, bike, kayak 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 5 minute trip to our property. Uber's are reliable and plentiful.

Nearest airport

Sydney International airport

Getting around

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


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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:)

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Jane  

Hello fellow PLU exchangers! We are excited to welcome you and share in this wonderful journey with you. Like everyone on PLU my husband Graham and I love to travel, explore and experience new, and not so new places. We are open to travel anywhere- both domestically and internationally, and are very open to return to our old favourites already discovered. We are an active couple in our 50's (love the outdoors). I am a very very nearly retired (I keep trying to) teacher and my husband was in Finance. We travel by ourselves as our 3 young adult children are busy with their own lives. Our property is located in the famous and popular Manly Beach, Sydney- 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. We are happy to do simultaneous, non-simultaneous and globe exchanges. This is our second property and we will do our very best to accommodate you on your first choice dates, but our property is very popular and one of the highest rated STR's in Manly, so there may be times when we need a little tempting :) Last minute requests are always welcome. 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. Warmest wishes, Jane and Graham
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Jane’s my wife 3 children; Jamie, Laura Sophie

Desired Destinations

Open to any destination
Can travel at any time

May 12 - 19, 2025
"Prefer these dates, but any dates up until 19th May would be great. Looking for a 5-7 night stay."