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Manly Magic - a gracious home by the beach

House, Manly Beach

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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Min 7 nights stay

11 guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
3 bathrooms


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. Please note at the outset that we only accept booking for minimum stays of 4 nights mid year, and 5-7 nights over holiday periods.

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 and newly renovated 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.There is air conditioning to the top level of the house and ceiling or floor fans for all other bedrooms, underfloor heating across the front of the house and gas heating in the TV room .

This is our family home when we are in Sydney and it is beautifully furnished and thus somewhat different to a conventional holiday rental home. As such we are only seeking families or extended families to rent the property.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Private pool, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Books Ceiling fan Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Games Games room Garage Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Private pool Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Toys Video library Washing machine
Manly Magic - a gracious home by the beach is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to celebrate my mum's 70th! We had a brilliant stay at Manly Magic recently. My mum wanted to 'escape' the fuss that she knew would ensue for her 70th birthday and took our immediate family up to Sydney to celebrate quietly. We hired Manly Magic for the 6 nights and it suited us perfectly with 4 adults and 3 kids, with plenty of room for more. We ended up having a surprise party for mum at the home (which we asked the host about doing) and about 7 of her siblings and cousins from NSW came to. We had a brilliant time and it was perfectly set up for catering for that amount of people and more. The rest of the time the weather was perfect and so got to enjoy the decks and views and the walk into Manly was easy and gorgeous, even for my mum who has difficulty walking with a bad ankle. The home is lovely and furnished eclectically from the families travels. And although we obviously respected the home, it wasn't precious, in that you didn't feel you had to tiptoe around incase you broke something etc. so was very welcoming. Just to note it has underfloor heating the the living zones and portable heaters in the bedrooms, which worked well and the heater in the rumpus room worked a treat too. Thanks again for having us, we'd love to come back.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic location We had three weeks in Manley magic with our adult children and partners. There was plenty of room for all, with comfortable and spacious bedrooms. Easy walking distance to the ferry terminal and the restaurants of Manley. Great views of the ocean from the front of the property. Local beaches easily accessible. Just wish Manley Magic was a bit closer to Ireland!!!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many Magic is an amazing home. Our family of eleven had an amazing weeks stay at this beautiful home, walking distance to beaches the Manly Corso cafes etc. Great pool, TV room, lots of room for everyone. Julie & Anne-Marie looked after our every need from the original booking to our departure. Our family would highly recommend this family home for a relaxing week by Sydney the harbor and ocean.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a magical stay in paradise! We spent 10 magical days at this lovely property! It is within walking distance to Manly beach and to the local shops and restaurants. Julie, the owner, and her management team, Annemarie and Eric, were kind and helpful to deal with. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. The house is very nicely appointed with high quality furnishings and plenty of dishes, cutlery, and glassware. With two living rooms the house is comfortable for those wanting both time together and quite time apart. The pool and ping pong table were a hit with the kids. The outdoor spaces are very enjoyable to relax and entertain in. I couldn't recommend this property more highly. Thank you.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent holiday home We thoroughly enjoyed a week at Manly Magic with three couples, two teenagers and two small boys. The house was very spacious with good bedrooms for all, and well equipped with even a small swimming pool. The situation was particularly great for us, five or six minutes from the shops and wharf. It was very clean, the local manager helpful, and the owner was a delight to deal with. I would have no qualms about recommending it!
Date published: 2016-05-19
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