Ground floor apartment with private garden and direct beach access.
About Dan Wiggins
Ocean Apartments are a family-based endeavour, intertwining professionalism, experience, design and modernisation to share the Australian beachside with people from around the world. Whether you're looking at a summer getaway or some winter whale watching, each self-contained apartment is fitted with full-sized kitchen, laundry services, free WIFI and Netflix. We're here to make your vacation everything you'd wish for, giving you your own piece of paradise for business or pleasure. Our love of the beach and surfing is one of the drivers for us to share this amazing experience at this property. Incorporating various techniques, processes and operations of hotels, we aim to provide a hotel experience in a homely environment. Each apartment is decorated with furniture, appliances and features we would need in a home of our own. We aim to give our guests all the luxuries of home and hotel, to allow them to relax from the second they walk into their apartment. We love hearing from our guests – before, during and after their visits, to ensure their stay is going as planned. We are constantly adjusting our apartments with feedback from guests, allowing us to continually improve your experience every time you stay with us.
Dan Wiggins purchased this Apartment in 1987
Why Dan Wiggins chose Narrabeen
This block of apartments was built in the late 19th century, and still exudes the charm and history of this era, whilst having been renovated, with all of the sophistication and convenience of the 21st century. Having an enormous backyard which leads onto the sands of the surf beach is very rare in Sydney, with far less than 100 properties in all of Sydney having this feature. You will immediately feel at home in one of our renovated apartments. The Coachhouse was one of the first buildings built on the Northern beaches that is still standing. You can imbue yourself with comfortable scenic history. So whether you're looking at a summer getaway or some winter whale watching, each self-contained apartment is fitted with full-sized kitchen, laundry services, free WIFI and Netflix. We're here to make your vacation everything you'd wish for, giving you your own piece of paradise for business or pleasure.
What makes this Apartment unique
Walk straight from the backyard to the ocean, transport at your door, lifeguards next door, shops and restaurants down the road, various parks and lakes to boot - The Coachhouse boasts charm, character and convenience. We are uniquely positioned directly on the beach, providing our guests instant beach access from the expansive back garden. Only a handful of places in Sydney (and New South Wales) have similar access, however most don't have the additional luxury of being situated next to a Surf Lifesaver's Club. Even if you get tired of the beach, Narrabeen Lake is right down the road (<5 mins), offering a host of things to do solo or with a family. Home to pelicans, swans and cockatoos, all peckish for a feed, it's a great way to keep the family entertained after lunch by the lake or kayaking and biking around the lake. This property is conveniently located between Narrabeen and Collaroy. An iconic building and property, owning 30 Metres of beachfront, has its backyard continuing onto the patrolled South Narrabeen Beach, only 20 metres south of the Lifesavers Club. Each ground floor unit has its own level, private fenced yard.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
My family & I would like to thank Rob & Dan for the beautiful weekend we had.
For a family with 3 kids under 5, the apartment size is great. Location is absolutely perfect. Beach access right at your door step and so close to shops & restaurants. The apartment was clean, very comfortable beds and we loved the outdoor garden area. Although the weather wasnt great, my family & I had an awesome 3 night stay.
We are now planning our next trip so we'll be back again soon.
Thanks for the review Hayley, it really is a remarkable spot to stay. I knew that you would appreciate the private fenced yard with 3 small children. The ease of getting to the beach just straight through our backyard gate is fantastic and now the weather is warmer the life guards are just outside on the beach.
It is a shame that you didn't see the whales and dolphins that were here last week, with a few guests watching them from the backyard.
We would love to host you again the next time that you want a beachfront getaway.
Nice accommodation, tranquil stay
The location is great , there needs to be a comment made about the direct access to the beach and parking , and you can’t swim in the ocean as it drops off two foot out .
Thanks for your review and staying with us. It really is a special location. I think that you mentioned seeing the whales offshore in front of our place, from the back yard, which overlooks the ocean and beach. At dusk and dawn we get lots of dolphins swimming right in front getting their meal.
Over the few days that you spent with us the ocean tides had a large surge, which it does on occasion, which occasionally eats into the sand dunes, making it more difficult to go into the water. For a couple of days during your stay, most of the beaches in Sydney were closed due to very high tides caused by an offshore storm and the full moon.. the beaches are now back to a more normal state.
We would love for you to return and spend more time with us, now that these unusual tidal conditions have gone back to normal... Unfortunately we do not have any control over the weather or ocean and I know that the next time that you stay with us your access to the water will be easier.
Parking is generally not a problem, however when you were staying with us over the long weekend and school holidays, combined with an Australia wide soccer tournament down the road; the whole Northern Beaches had an enormous influx of people visiting the area and so parking was a bit more challenging than usual.. one of the drawbacks of living in a city of over 5 Million people who are on a spring long weekend holiday, combined with interstate and overseas visitors.
A great advantage of our property is the ability to go to one of two ocean pools at either end of the beach, which I hope you had the ability to take advantage of while being with us and not wanting to go into the surf.
We would love to host you again, the next time you want to get away from the countryside and visit our beachfront location.
We had a wonderful time. The ambiance of the apartment was very tranquil. We were so close to the beach as well as the life saving flags we could swim and be back at the apartment within seconds. The grass area was fabulous to sit and drink wine as we watched the dolphins swim past. We'll be back.
Sally it was wonderful to host you. Watching the dolphins and whales from the backyard is really a special experience and I am so pleased that we were able to share it with you.
Fabulous beach property
We loved our holiday at the Coach House it really is right on the beach. There's also easy access to the city with a bus stop across the road and local shops for all your daily requirements.
Thanks for your review Valerie. since you have stayed with us, we have increased the number of apartments that are available to have a holiday in.
You are right, the Coachhouse is incredibly convenient for public transport and the stores are very close.
We look forward to seeing you again the next time you want a beachfront holiday again.
A great beach front location for a family of 5
We were searching for a beach holiday location that was easily accessible, with a ocean front view and most of all that would fit a family of five. We found it in this property with everything as advertised, and more... shops and restaurants to walk to, surf life savers patrolled beach within 100m, the ocean waves to go to sleep by and very helpful owners. They even purchased a new porta-bed to accommodate us when we mixed up a baby cot with a full size mattress in the booking! I was vry impressed - Thanks!
Thanks Eric It was great to host your family. Given your trip to the cold climes, a relaxing stay on the beach before you departed was probably just what you needed. The weather was great while you were here, so it was ideal in the water and on the sand and the grassy back yard. If you make it back to Australia for a holiday, certainly come and stay with us again. Good luck in the land of the Ice and Snow. Kind Regards Robert
One of favorite holiday stays ever
The location, view & easy access to patrolled beach was the highlight of our trip. Bus stop outside the door. Tastefully renovated, very clean, old world charm. Robert & Dan very hospitable. Loved the outdoor areas & shower to rinse off after a refreshing swim in the ocean. Will definitely stay again. Thank you
Thanks Lisa Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. As you can tell, we try very hard to give our guests a great experience at the CoachHouse on the Beach and the location certainly makes the stay very pleasant. The weather was fantastic while you were here, after speaking with you the time spent in the grassy back yard overlooking the water was a pleasant highlight for you. We look forward to when you return and we would be pleased to host you again. Kind Regards Robert