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The Boathouse Forty Baskets Beach, Sydney

Cottage, Manly

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

From $165 per night {{quote.pricing.message}} Total {{quote.pricing.price | format:'currency':'short'}} for

Min 3 - 5 nights stay

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom


Welcome to The Boathouse Forty Baskets Beach, a truly unique and magical two storey sandstone property on the waters edge overlooking Sydney Harbour from North Harbour to Manly Wharf.

The Boathouse is located on the Spit to Manly walkway adjacent to the golden sandy harbour beaches of Reef and Forty Baskets Beach, the latter with an enclosed harbour swimming pool. A perfect location for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing or just relaxing on the beach watching the world go by.

Beautiful birds, water dragon lizards, bandicoots and echidnas are regular visitors to the garden surrounding The Boathouse. Turtles, dolphins, whales, seals and little penguins have also been seen in the harbour directly in front of The Boathouse.

The Boathouse is a five minute drive, 10 minute kayak or a leisurely 40 minute walk along the beautiful harbour foreshore to Manly and is adjacent to the Sydney National Harbour Park which has an abundance of flora and fauna and spectacular views of the harbour, North and South Heads and the City.

The Boathouse is furnished at an executive level in a mid-century style and is fully self-contained including all kitchen utensils, linen, beach and bath towels. It has loft style bedroom with a queen size bed, lounge, TV, DVD, WI-FI, full kitchen, bathroom, washer/dryer facilities, iron and ironing board. There is an alarm system and small hotel style safe. The Boathouse has its own private deck with a BBQ. Guests of The Boathouse will also have access to our kayaks for exploring the harbour.

There is parking available at the main house level for a small car (no bigger than a VW Golf or similar). The Boathouse is located right on the waters edge which is approximately 80 low rise sandstone steps down from the main house.

If you are looking for a romantic sojourn, a peaceful break, a creative work space or an active getaway, The Boathouse Forty Baskets Beach is all this and more.


The Boathouse Forty Baskets Beach is not suitable for children.

Out of respect for our neighbours, no parties are permitted at The Boathouse Forty Baskets Beach.

Sorry, no pets.

No smoking.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Clothes dryer Dishwasher DVD player Free WiFi Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Towels provided Washing machine
The Boathouse Forty Baskets Beach, Sydney is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Fabulous The Boathouse was truly stunning. Kylie and Mark had thought of absolutely everything, including champagne and a beach bag! Fabulous location. The boathouse had been renovated to perfection, the gentle lapping of the water a few stone steps away added to our relaxing stay. A very rare mix of beach and bush walks with a great cafe just 10 mins bush walk away. Can't wait to come back.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous location A gorgeous location made even more enjoyable and comfortable by the wonderful hosts, Kylie & Mark. The property was very clean and tidy upon arrival and we were delighted to find all the little necessities you tend to forget on trips away! We felt at home straight away. The location is the perfect mix of a peaceful and relaxing getaway, but plenty nearby to keep you entertained and easy public transport to get you there. We absolutely loved our stay and will hopefully be back at the next possible chance!
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful, peaceful getaway From the moment my husband and I arrived we knew we were somewhere special. The luxuries of home in a little piece of paradise and only 1 hours drive from our house. The coastal walks, kayaking, swimming or just sitting on the rocks or beach below enjoying the amazing views. The Boathouse has it all, beautifully appointed and styled by Kylie, who makes you feel welcome from the moment you meet her.
Date published: 2016-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful property I stayed in the boathouse for 4 nights from the 28th of april to the 2nd of may 2016. It's a magnificent little stand alone house, secluded and private, perfect for a couple, or a single traveler,. Right on the edge of a national park, with unique wildlife just outside the window, a few meters from what feels like your own beach, and with stunning views onto the bay with Manly Ferry Pier in the far distance. The house is planned as a big loft, upstairs is the bedroom opening up to the living-room and the open-plan kitchen and bathroom below. The bed is absolutely perfect, i have a few damaged lumbar discs, and i woke up each morning with no pain at all. The interior design is tops, it's fab. "House and Gardens" should come down there and make photos, seriously. The owner did not use the cheapest materials to decorate - which often is the case in holiday rental properties in that price range. On the contrary. The bathroom and kitchen are decorated in the latest state of the art italian style modern design, and the whole place feels like a real home - the owner has displayed nice personal design and decoration touches all over the house. Plenty of little welcome touches all around the house too. Kylie - the owner - thought of everything. Little things that you might need will be there, for which you would normally need to run to the store (washing powder, washing liquid, cling film, olive oil, vinegar, etc etc) . Watch the steps: to get to the boathouse you have to go up and down a few steps, as the house is on a small hill right on the bay - but it's more than worth the effort, you will see when you get there..... The nicest locations often require a few steps when they're on a hill with a stunning view. I found my place where to stay when i come back to Sydney... The owners live nearby, they welcome you, show you a few ropes, they're super nice, available, and discreet. It was perfect.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An unbelievable location. Hidden away in jungle right on the water in Sydney, I just didn't want to leave this beautifully restored boathouse. (Note, you do have to be willing to walk up and down a lot of steps, but when you arrive, you feel like you are hidden away in Thailand.)
Date published: 2016-02-15
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