GENERAL INFORMATION - The cottage features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and kitchen/living/dining flowing onto a sunny front garden/deck. The style of the cottage is cute and 'beachy'.
LOCATION - Beautiful Freshwater beach is at the end of the road, and the vibrant village is a one minute walk away. Bustling Manly is a picturesque walk over the headland, or a short bus ride away. Freshwater beach is stunning and is the perfect spot for swimming and surfing in the day, or an evening stroll. Freshwater village has lots of great cafes and restaurants, supermarket, bottle shops, doctors, chemists etc.
PARKING- There is one parking space for the cottage, plus free on street parking if you have more than one car.
BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS- Bedroom one has a queen bed and ensuite bath with shower over, WC, and basin. Bedroom two has two single beds can be pushed together to form one large bed with ensuite shower, WC, and basin. Bedroom three has a single bed, suitable for an adult or a child, an ensuite shower, WC, and basin. Bedrooms 1 and 2 are upstairs, and bedroom 3 is downstairs. All linen and towels are included, including beach towels.
LIVING, DINING AND KITCHEN - The living area has a large comfortable sofa, and a smart TV, so lots of choice. The indoor dining table seats 5, and there is a fully functioning kitchen with fridge freezer, oven, cook top, microwave, sink and dishwasher. There are plenty of pots, pans, plates, mugs, glasses, a coffee plunger, tea pot etc.
OUTSIDE SPACE - At the front of the cottage is a pretty enclosed courtyard with seating for 6, and tropical plants. The side of the cottage has a washing line.
WASHING MACHINE-There is an under stairs washing machine with a separate half dryer. Outside is a washing line attached to the side of the house.
FOR YOUR COMFORT- Beds are brand new and very comfortable. For winter, there is underfloor heating in the 3 bathrooms, and underfloor heating funder the Travertine floor in the living/kitchen/dining and downstairs single bedroom. For summer, there are ceiling fans plus plenty of cross-breeze through the louvred windows.
FOR CHILDREN - A selection of books, toys and games, cot with bedding, high chair, kid's crockery, plates and bowls.
CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT - Check in is from 2pm and check out is 10am. If you have a late flight, you will be able to store your luggage with us. If you are arriving on an early flight, we'll do our best to get you in a bit earlier or speak to us about a reduced rate for booking the night before you land, so you can arrive early morning.
INTERNET - There is a wireless internet connection.
FUNCTIONS/NOISE - Sorry, no large groups of young adults, no Scholies, and strictly no parties or functions allowed as the cottage is in a residential area. The cottage is surrounded by other homes, so outside noise must be kept to a minimum, especially after 10pm.
BOND -There is a bond payable and this is gladly refunded within 4 days of your stay for leaving the cottage in the same condition as the beginning of your stay.
Please note: there are no refunds on cancellations unless the property can be re-let. If it is only re-let for a portion of your stay, or for a lower amount, then a pro-rata refund will apply.
SMOKING- Seahorse Cottage is a no smoking home inside. Smoking is fine in the front courtyard.
PRICE NEGOTIABLE, DEPENDING ON LENGTH OF STAY. PLEASE ENQUIRE.
SUMMARY - Free-standing 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom cottage, Internet access, Linen and towels beds are made up, Beach towels, Washing machine, Dryer plus outside line, High Chair, Cot with bedding and towel, Kitchen has oven, cook top, microwave, fridge, and plenty of pots, pans, crockery etc, Toys and books for children, One parking space plus free all day parking on the street outside, if you have more than one car.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question - Does the cottage have internet?
Answer - Yes.
Question - Does the cottage have parking?
Answer - There is one parking space at the cottage. If you have more than one car, there is free all-day parking on the street. At peak times of the year it is harder to park, but most of the time you can park close by.
Question - Are the beds made up?
Answer - Yes.
Question -Are towels included and are there beach towels?
Answer - Yes to both.
Question - Is there a cot and high chair?
Answer - Yes, plus cot bedding.
Question - How far is the beach?
Answer- About 250 metres down the road. The cottage is between the beach and the village.
Question - Are there shops and restaurants close by?
Answer - Yes, 1 minute walk away. There are lots of cafes and restaurants in close walking distance. For shopping, you can get most things in Freshwater village; there is a convenience store, butcher, chemist, bottle shop, and bakeries. A Freshwater supermarket is opening in 2019 date TBC. Manly has Harris Farm and Coles, Balgowlah has Harris Farm and Coles in Stockland plus Woolworths close by in Manly Vale, Dee Why has Coles and Woolworths. Warringah Mall has Coles, Woolworths, and Aldi.
Question - Is there a playground close by?
Answer - Yes, two playgrounds at the beach end of the street.
Question - Can I check-in early/check-out late?
Answer - It depends. The cottage is usually fully booked and we need the hours in between guests vacating and guests arriving to get it clean and sort out any maintenance issues. You can always drop off luggage whilst we're cleaning, or leave luggage for a couple of hours if you are vacating and you have a later flight. Please ask and we'll do our best to help.
Question - Is there air-conditioning?
Answer - No, but there are ceiling fans in the living room and bedrooms and the cottage has lots of windows and French doors, which provide a lovely cross-breeze.
Question - Is there heating for winter?
Answer- There's underfloor heating all of downstairs, plus underfloor heating in the bathrooms upstairs, so the cottage is nice and cosy in the winter months.
Question - Do we have to strip the bedding when we leave?
Answer - No, we'll do that.
Question - How do I pay?
Answer - Stayz/Homeaway online system.
Question - Is there a cleaning fee?
Answer - We do not charge a cleaning fee unless the cottage is left in a extremely dirty state.
Question - Is there a bar-b-que?
Answer - No, but there is a fully equipped kitchen.
Question - Does the owner live nearby?
Answer - Yes, we live next door.