Charming and grand beach house just three minutes stroll from stunning Manly Beach. A magical old freestanding federation house with charm and character that has been recently renovated and updated with all mod cons. Large leafy backyard, deck with big BBQ, and private parking out the back!
Three bedrooms - the first two with queen beds and the third with two bunk beds, a trundle bed and a kids bed/baby cot (suitable for babies and up to four year olds). There is also a daybed in the family room which can be used as an extra bed if needed. We do also have a travel cot and spare mattresses in case there are extra kids or you want the kids to sleep in the main bedrooms.
Restaurants, cafes, bars are all just a one minute stroll away and the beach is 2 or 3 minutes stroll away! Bus stop for city buses is just moments away and the ferry is a few minutes walk away (5 or 10 depending on your walking pace) or a very quick bike ride along the beach promenade.
Located in a buzzing area but the house and backyard is very quiet and peaceful.
Lovingly renovated recently
We have just lovingly renovated this grand old gem of a house at the beach in Manly.
This is a three bedroom house for your own private use. Total privacy for you including your own private front courtyard and big leafy backyard. Your own private locked carspace with rear lane access as well as access from the road out front.
Great location at Manly Beach
This is one of the loveliest parts of Manly, some of our favourite Manly cafes, restaurants and bars are around this area, and it is also so close to the best part of Manly beach. Because it is on the flat of Manly it is perfect for strolling or bike riding around without needing to deal with any hills. We love this area and are confident you will too. Please feel free to ask if you want to borrow bikes, we have adult and child bikes that we can lend.
We are a local Manly Beach Family and we have been hosting families for many years now on other similar websites and we have never had a bad review. We LOVE hosting and we always make sure our guests have a wonderful, relaxing and comfy holiday. We promise to do everything we can to make you feel at home.
We are new to using Stayz so we don't have many reviews yet, but here are some reviews we have received on other websites from previous guests (more can be provided on request):
Emma from Wagga Wagga NSW
“Mimi and Nick were the perfect hosts from the initial enquiry to our departure. I can say they went above and beyond making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed considering Mimi was due to have a baby the day we arrived. The house was everything we expected and well represented on the website. Mimi and Nick have done a wonderful job renovating the house, giving it a very homely and welcoming feel. It was perfect for our family of five with plenty of space inside and out. On arrival Nick kindly met us and showed us through, also providing all the essentials for our first night stay such as milk, bread and other handy items. We normally stay beach front when in Manly, however we really enjoyed this location as it is a little quiter than North Steyne, less windier than being on the beach, and also was very conveniently located next to some great restaurants, bottle shop, deli, Harris Farm Markets and only a 2 minute walk to the beach. You really felt as though you were living like a local. I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful house to anyone and we will definitely be coming back to stay again. Thank you Mimi and Nick - we hope your little bundle of joy has arrived and look forward to seeing you next time.”
Jeanette from USA:
"Delightful cottage in great location, one block back from the beach and walking distance to great restaurants and amenities. Mimi and Nick have beautifully renovated this gem with quality inclusions and style through out. We were most comfortable, thoroughly enjoying our Manly stay. Looking forward to a return stay in future years".
Genevieve from Queensland:
"Our family of six loved staying at Charming Beach house by the Sea. Nick and Mimi were great hosts, and were really helpful sorting out a couple of teething problems at the start – and then they left us to enjoy their beautiful house. The house has been beautifully restored and there were so many stylish touches that you don’t find in hotel accommodation – fresh flowers in every room, scented candles, fairy lights in the garden and mohair rugs to cuddle up with on the lounge! We felt more at home than we do when we are actually at home.
The bed in the main bedroom was comfy and soft with fluffy pillows and doona. The authentic rose cornices on the ceiling and the restored fireplaces were beautiful. Our kids slept in the bunk beds in the kid’s room and there was also a trundle bed, so we had the flexibility of changing the kids sleeping arrangements. The double bed in the third bedroom was also very comfy. For meals there was a long 8-seater dining table, and outdoor furniture that enabled us to entertain a dozen guests. The kitchen was very functional with a new dishwasher and massive oven. Mimi had stocked the pantry with a couple of basics which was also great. I loved the vanilla honey!
The furniture throughout the house was in the style of the house - so many beautiful antique chairs, of all different vintages. They were absolutely beautiful. The bathroom and toilet were newly renovated and had beautiful fixtures. The kids loved having a shower in the dark, as the rainwater shower head has built in lights!! Great hot water, and water pressure. The kids enjoyed having the space of a back yard, and played handball on the path along the side of the house....."
Craig from UK
"Mimi and Nick were great hosts and nothing was too much trouble. We were tired after a long 25 hour flight from the UK with our two young children and we were relived to have no hassle when we arrived at the lovely home that they have worked so hard to turn into great holiday accommodation. The location is excellent and it is nice to have a place with a lovely outdoor area for entertaining or just sitting and having a read and a coffee. The house itself is much more spacious than the photos show and it has lovely high ceilings and flows well to create good living space. The furniture is of a high standard and despite being in the middle of everything it is a really nice little haven. Top job of renovating an older property to create a charming house. Craig, Claire, Josh and Ruby x"
Prashant from India
"Nick and Mimi were extremely kind to let us check-in early and check-out late. In spite of having had to visit the hospital the previous night, Nick made it a point to be present at the house, so that he could show us around and ensure that we were comfortable. The house itself is wonderful. A nice back yard for the children to play, lots of toys and spacious rooms..."