Our home has been listed for availability from 2014 - the minimum stay requirement is 4 nights through the year and 1 week over the Christmas New Year period. This elegant and welcoming period home with beautiful furnishings is ideally situated in the heart of Manly. It is a large and expansive well renovated property in a truly prime location.
With views from the 3rd floor of the house through Sydney Heads and filtered water views from the 2nd floor BBQ verandah, the home sits above beautiful Fairlight beach and the Harbour Foreshore walk. It is also situated just 5 minutes stroll along the waterfront from the Ferry Terminal and another 2 minutes on to the restaurants, bars and shops of Manly and famous Manly Ocean Beach so you will not need to get in your car during your stay and your walking will be spectacular!
The home is spread across 3 levels. The base level hosts a remote controlled garage with roller door and parking for one or two cars (depending on whether ours is in residence) and parking for 2 small extra cars at the front of the garage. Internal and external access leads to the middle level of the home. On this level is found the open plan large well equipped kitchen which flows to a sitting room, formal dining room, sun area with views across the harbour and front verandah with barbeque and outdoor setting. Along the hall can be found the main bathroom, three double bed bedrooms (one with a single bed in it) each with built in robes, and there is also a dedicated study. At the rear of this level is found the laundry, a W.C. and the family room with sliding door access to the elegant salt water pool and the courtyard with table tennis table and an outdoor shower and outdoor dining setting.
An internal staircase leads to the top level of the house with the master bedroom with walk in robe and en suite, and a wrap around balcony with beautiful views across the harbour which can also be accessed from the large parents retreat room on this level with a queen sized sofa bed and a single sofa bed set up in this room. There is a TV//DVD up here so kids can retreat here to watch movies and a lovely outdoor setting to wile away the time watching the vista of Manly and Sydney Harbour.
The house can comfortably accommodate a family of 4 or 5 as it did when we lived there, or will comfortably accommodate 11 people at 'a pinch' when there are bigger extended families seeking somewhere for the group to stay together. However 11 people can only be accommodate if the existing beds and sofa beds are shared. The beauty of the house for larger groups is that there are 3 separate living spaces - the parent retreat, the TV room and the front lounge - so there is lots of room to be apart as well as together. There are 2 porta cots and a high chair and booster seat for little guests!
There is WIFI throughout the house and a wireless music system with two speakers that can be relocated around the house. There is also an old fashioned record player DVD system in the TV room on the second level.
The owners currently live overseas but this is their family home and as such they are only seeking families or extended families to rent the property.