Sunny apartment with view of Manly Harbour, less than 2 minutes from Delwood Beach, 3 minutes from Fairlight Beach and harbour pool, and 10 minutes walk around the harbour to the harbour beach, with netted pool, and the Manly Ferry wharf. (
The iconic Manly Ferry runs to the city every 30 minutes, and the scenery during the 30 minutes ride is truly breathtaking. (Harbour beaches, opera house, harbour bridge etc).
Manly surf beach is then a few minutes walk along Manly's main street (The Corso), and the walkway to Shelley Beach. Cafes again! Shelley beach is great for picnics, swimming, its ocean, but protected by the headland, so gentle water for the children.(as are the 3 harbour beaches within minutes of the apartment)
Manly beach has 3 patrolled surfing areas, 'swim between the flags', and there are surfboards for hire.
Manly abounds with cafes and restaurants.
The self contained apartment is the top floor of my 106 year old Federation mansion.
the apartment is modernised for comfort, in keeping with the style of the house, with original features. The apartment has it's own entry door, and I live in the separate area downstairs. We both have privacy as there are double doors in the hallway separating our areas.
There are 5 skylights in the apartment as well as many windows, so it is bright and sunny. The view of the harbour is from the eat- in sunroom is magic, and their is a lounge to relax on after your busy day exploring beaches and cafes. The main bedroom has a queen size bed, The second bedroom has 2 single beds, and has a lounge and TV. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The bedrooms are large.
PLEASE NOTE; the one bathroom is en-suite to the main bedroom, so the guests in the second bedroom have to walk through the main bedroom to get to the bathroom.
This is ideal for families and for other who can make this work.
The kitchen is small, but has everything you need, including a new electric stove. (There is no dishwasher). The laundry is down stairs, and available to use.
There is a port- a cot; child's stroller; beach towels, all linen, toys and books, There is an extra mattress should you have an additional child. Continental breakfast goods are provided for your first days.
Manly harbour beaches are great for swimming, snoring, kids play, rock exploring, and relaxing. The Scenic Walkway 9ks between Manly and the spit bridge is a bush walk of Australian trees and plants, and views of the harbour and beaches.There is a cafe at Clontarf park/beach, and another at North Harbour Reserve. Maps available here.
Many people bus to the Spit Bridge and walk back to Manly. It takes between 2-3 hours, depending on your stops, for photos and snacks. Or you can just do as much as you feel like.
There are also the walks, views and military history at North Head, cafe there too!
There is a bike hire shop near Manly Wharf for the fit/adventurous.
Manly Wharf has Aldi supermarket, and Coles supermarket is conveniently located on The Corso.
You don't need a car to explore Manly, Fairllight and the City; but if you do have one, there is off street parking in my garage.