Amy and Matthew Skene
About Amy and Matthew Skene
Matthew and my wife of 14 years Amy - have 3 beautiful kids. Matthew was born in Manly hospital and is a true local. He grew up 6 houses down the road that his parents still reside in.
Amy and Matthew Skene purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Amy and Matthew Skene chose Manly
One of the best streets in Manly - quiet but closer enough to everything.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
This is an amazing location. You walk to everything. Will definitely come back. Thanks
Comfortable But Lacking Information For The Occupants
We arrived without information on how to operate the security system on the front door of the Ground Floor Apartment. We just happened to accidentally turn it on, after many attempts to enter the security number. Unfortunately, we did not know what we had done to activate the system. So when we went out, we were unable to re-activate the front door. It would not open. Instead, we entered the property from the back gate onto the terrace. We had memorised its security number from the "Welcome Book". After 2 days we attempted to rectify our front door "lock out" and accidently set off the alarm system. It was so loud, we ran outside to escape the noise. Then we called the Managers to receive instructions on how to turn the alarm off. This was a very bad and noisy experience. Also, there was no advice on where the Foxtel Unit was situated, so at first we could not change the TV Channels, as we did not know where to point the TV Remote (it was not obvious). However, the apartment was very comfortable and it had all the facilities occupants would want. But more info is needed for new arrivals.
Spacious apartment in great location
We couldn't have asked for a better location in Queenscliff just a stones-throw from the beach and Queenscliff lagoon & playground. This was a great place to stay with young children- fully enclosed, no stairs and room for them to run around outdoors in the adjoining courtyard. It's as spacious as it appears on the website although not quite as "shiny and new"- looking. We felt it was pricey but then so is all Sydney accommodation, it seems! My main objections were that much of the advertised equipment wasn't working (the table tennis, badminton and bikes)- not that it made a great difference to our stay but if it's advertised on the website we felt it should be working! There is also a $150 cleaning fee and yet the "welcome" pack asks you to strip the beds before you leave- surely for that rather hefty fee for cleaning a 2BR apartment, it could include stripping the bed?! We were asked to leave the duvet covers on though, implying they do not get washed every stay... really? There was also a rip in one of the bedsheets. Small things which, overall, did not make it an unpleasant stay, but it did take the shine off a bit! I'd stay here again but I'd look earlier and harder for somewhere a bit cheaper before paying high-season prices again and it'd be nice to see those things fixed up, and maybe a new set of crockery without so many chips and mis-matched bits and bobs.
Absolutely fantastic accommadation! Perfect, peaceful loation away from the hussle and bussle but ye
Absolutely fantastic accommadation! Perfect, peaceful loation away from the hussle and bussle but yet so close.We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have already been recommending it. Thank you so much.
A huge thanks to Matthew & Amy; we rented this place for my immeadiate family and their 2 puppies, t
A huge thanks to Matthew & Amy; we rented this place for my immeadiate family and their 2 puppies, to stay at for the week of my wedding - it was PERFECT! Manly Magic is in the perfect position -close to everything, with no noise, backing onto the reserve. Myself & bridesmaids (along with my family!) got ready there, and it was amazing. The size was excellent, the yard was perfect for photos - i cant recommend it enough! Matthew, Amy - see you again soon!