Valentine Lodge is a brand new luxury, fully furnished, self contained apartment that has been gorgeously designed and furnished to ensure your stay is relaxing and one to remember.
The property has large north facing patio doors so the space is bright and airy, the living area has a large comfortable L-shaped sofa which turns into a sofa bed. There is a wall mounted Smart TV so you can catch up on your favourite Netflix TV series or watch the latest movie. Connect to the free WiFi and play your favourite album through the Sonos wireless speaker system. You have all the mod cons at your fingertips
The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with high quality appliances including a coffee machine, large fridge freezer, gas stove top and oven.
The main bedroom has a comfy pillow top queen sized bed made up with luxury linen, duvets and pillows. We know how important it is to get a good night sleep so we’ve made it extra snuggly The duvet is merino wool so keeps you warm during the colder season and cool in the summer. You will find plenty of storage in the large wardrobes, including draws and pull out shoe racks.
The sofa bed is super comfortable and bed linen/duvets are stored in the base of the sofa. If you are travelling with a baby we have a travel cot and can provide cot linen, high chair, toys etc.
Take a hot shower in the luxurious bathroom; we’ll supply you with fluffy towels, face cloths, and quality toiletries as well as a hairdryer and straightening irons. You will find plenty of storage for your things in the large vanity unit.
Enjoy your morning coffee whilst listening to the bird life on the sunny court yard or indulge in a traditional Aussie BBQ with all the facilities including outside table and chairs.
On your arrival we will supply you with a welcome hamper including fruit, snacks, goodies and a bottle of bubbles, The cupboards contain all the cooking essentials, oils, spices etc, we will also stock the fridge with the basics, milk, butter, bread, jams, etc.
No thought has been spared to ensure you have a relaxed and stress free stay.
What you can expect
High ceilings with fans
Heated polished concrete floors
Fully equipped gourmet kitchen including coffee machine
Luxury bathroom / supplied towels/toiletries
Washing machine/Drying Rack/Iron & Ironing Board
Queen Bed/Large Wardrobes
Double Sofa Bed
Travel Cot/High Chair
Dining Table / Chairs x 4 people
Sunny courtyard with outdoor furniture and fully equipped BBQ
Fully lit access path/Independent guest access/security key box
Flat screen smart TV/Netflix/Sonos sound system
Weekly service clean/change bed linen/fresh towels
Location & Getting Around
Valentine Lodge is located in Manly Vale on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, the space is perfect for solo adventurers couples or business travelers wanting to enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of Manly Vale. We are a 20 min walk, 10 min bike ride, 5 min drive from the world famous Manly and Shelly Beach which was voted no 4 by Trip Adviser as being in the top 10 best beaches in Australia.
We think the best way to get around is by bike. Its free, keeps you fit and no parking stress.
We can provide you with bikes/helmets/locks during your stay for you to get around no need to pay for bike hire we also have a kids bike trailer which fits a child up to 18 kilos.
Supermarket, Liquor Store, Cafes, Fast Food and Restaurants all within walking distance.
Bus stop is 3 min walk from Valentine Lodge. There is an express bus which takes you straight into the city.
If driving guests will have access to street parking, off street parking can be arranged upon request.
Uber Taxi Costs: $8 into Manly Centre / $60 into the City / Approx. $75 to/from the Airport.
Manly Ferry Wharf is a 3-5 minute walk from Manly Beach and will take you directly to the city.
If you need help organising transport to or from the airport we are happy to assist you, just let us know in good time.
The hop skip and jump is a free bus service which operates around the Manly area. Here you will find the routes. The nearest bus stop the Hop Skip Jump service is located at is the swim centre, about a 10 min walk from Valentine Lodge.
On request we can provide you with pre-paid Opal Cards to take the fuss out of arranging this when you arrive so you are set up and ready to explore Sydney and the beautiful Northern Beaches. The Opal Card can be used on Buses/Ferries/Trains
Valentine Lodge is located in the back garden of our property, it is completely separate to the main house and has its own gated entrance and access path. You will be given a security code to access the keys for the property. If you are arriving late at night the security lights will activate to ensure you find your way safely. We will give you 2 x sets of keys during your stay. Lost keys will incur a charge of $20.00.
Interaction with Guests
We are around most of the time and more than happy to provide information about great things to see and do both in Manly and in Sydney in general. We will leave our mobile numbers with you but if you see us around please come and ask us anything
Personalise Your Stay
Please let us know if you are visiting for a special occasion such as an anniversary, honeymoon or birthday, we can help you make it extra special by suggesting some ideas or provide some add-on's such as a homemade birthday cake or a picnic basket/rugs.
We provide you with a welcome hamper on arrival so if you have any allergies or dietary requirements or you would prefer some beers or a bottle of red or white wine instead of bubbles then please let us know so we can cater for this.
We understand what it’s like to be on holidays with children and want to have a night to yourself; whether it’s a romantic meal or a night on the town we can provide a babysitting service for you. Being a mummy myself to two children i’m pretty experienced in keeping little ones entertained and putting them to bed. I have a WWC working with children check clearance. I charge $15p/h which is about $10 less the going rate. I can’t promise I’ll be available so ask that you give me as much notice as possible notice so there is no disappointment.
The rate you pay includes a weekly service clean which includes clean bed linen and towels. This is to ensure that the property stays beautiful and well maintained, both for you and future guests. If you are staying longer than 1 week we will arrange a convenient time to come and service the property.
Check-in is usually after 2.00pm, please check with us as the property may be ready for you before this time.
Please remain mindful of our neighbours. We would appreciate it if you could enjoy your stay without disrupting others due to noise.
After 9.30pm we ask guests to move inside off the courtyard and close the patio doors to keep sound contained within the property. We'll also be following this house rule on our outdoor space so you can sleep quietly too.
We don't allow smoking inside the property at all but if you do smoke please do so in the courtyard and use the ash tray provided.
Please keep the property in a tidy condition throughout your stay – please clean any spills immediately, if you damage something, please contact us.
If you are travelling with babies, children please enjoy all of the toys, books, puzzles and games we will provide, we would really appreciate it if you looked after them as we have done by packing away and keeping all pieces in the correct boxes.
The floors in the property are polished plaster finish, we ask that you are extra careful with suitcases as they can chip the floor or plaster on the doorways and cause damage.
We have provided hair straighteners for your convenience. Please do not place heated irons directly on the wooden timber vanity as this will scorch easily, please use the mat provided or a towel.
Please do not use the white towels to wash off your makeup. There are black towels that you can use for this and we have also provided you with make-up cleansing wipes to avoid this. Any stains on white towels or on bed linens that cannot be removed will incur replacement fees.
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