Whale watching beachfront apartment with views from Long Reef to Gosford.
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
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Great location, really friendly helpful staff, very accommodating
We do try very hard to make every guests' stay a wonderful experience and try to cater for their needs.
We would love to see you again the next time you want a beachfront holiday.
Our family of 5 had a great stay here, the views were picture perfect. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because there was limited parking spots. So awesome to have the beach out the back yard, we couldn't get our 3 boys inside. The accommodation was clean and comfortable.
Sonia, thanks for the great review; it really is a magical place and very unique having so much land right on the beach. When you were staying with us, the weather was absolutely fantastic and just being able to go straight into the ocean right at our property really is refreshing and great, especially being able to use one of the outside showers to rinse off after your swim or surf.
The apartment that you stayed in certainly has fantastic views up and down the coast. We are pleased that you had a great time.
Regarding the parking, as the weather was so good, there were more people going to the beach than usual; there is generally more than enough parking spots throughout most of the year.
The next time you and your family want another beachfront escape, we would certainly love to see you again.
This apartment has a fabulous view and is convenient to the flags for swimming safely at the beach. The owner was very welcoming. Choice of Narrabeen or Collaroy for restaurants, shops, fuel and supermarkets. Bus stop to city next door. We really enjoyed staying although watch your head in the bathroom and bedrooms. The furniture could be updated - tear in the lounge and under cushions not cleaned out but minor criticisms.
Thanks for your review Juliana. It is great just being able to get out of your apartment and go to straight to the beach, where the lifesavers are patrolling.
Our apartments are incredibly convenient with public transport.
We thanked you for your comments on the tear in the lounge, which had occurred before your stay. We have fixed these minor issues and are constantly upgrading and the apartments and love the feedback from guests which allow us to make our apartments even better.
A Beautiful Spot
I was wondering about the place as I walked to the front door and up the stairs. As I unlocked the door and climbed the cozy carpet stairs. The suite was awesome and the view incredible. A wonderful place thank you. Thank you.
Thank you for your review. I know the front of the property does not do it justice, as we are currently in the middle of beautifying the front area. We have spent, as you know, an enormous amount of time and money on the huge backyard, which goes straight onto the beach.
The apartment that you stayed in: Apartment 11, is very magical, with the amazing views up and down the beach and watching the sun and moon rise over the ocean.
I am not sure if you saw the whales and dolphins that regularly appear in front of our place.
I have spent time in the main bedroom, on the chaise lounge reading and each time the ocean and sound of the waves mesmerises me; usually I drift off to sleep.
We are so pleased that you loved our place as much as we do.
Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the beach.
Robert and Dan
An enjoyable beach and city break
We had a lovely family holiday at this property.
You could not get closer to the beach- amazing to hear the waves at night and see the ocean sun rises each morning
The apartment is very well-equipped with all you need incl beach towels, toiletries and great kitchen utensils
It was surprisingly close to attractions- 20 mins to Taronga zoo and 30 mins to the city centre
Points to be aware of:
The apartment is right at the top of the building like an attic- you cannot stand up straight in the bathroom as the roof is angled, and bedroom the same on one side- my husband hit his head many times on the ceiling getting out of bed!
There is a very slight sewage smell that pervades some areas of the apartment but you get used to it
The cleaner didn't have the apartment ready til 3.45pm so we just walked along the beach to fill in time
Pittwater Road is a very busy main road- it's hard to get a park and if it wasn't for the ocean noise, you'd hear traffic all night!
But overall I would recommend this property and owner provided excellent info prior to arrival. Thank you!
Thanks for the review
the apartment that you stayed in certainly has its good points and quirks.
We have a number of apartments in the building for short stay. Apartment 11 that you stayed in is in the roof cavity... we have found some guests love it, while others don't. The angle of the ceiling in the bathroom is a small price to pay for the incredible views up and down the beach and generally guests do not have a problem with the bedrooms.
We traced the "smell" that you mentioned back to a lifted roof tile, where water was coming in and the insulation when wet gave off a faint odor.. which we have now fixed, so thank you for alerting us to that issue.
We really are very centralised and fantastic for public transport with bus stops just outside of the property.
Although we are on the main road, as the apartments face the beach, the only sound you can hear is the surf.
Parking is generally not an issue, however, Sydney is generally not the easiest place to park in.
We are pleased that you had a great time, and we would love to host you again in the future.
The apartment features 180° views of Narrabeen Beach, including both Long Reef and North Narrabeen to Gosford headlands. The master bedroom boasts views of Long Reef and a large window to watch the sunrise from the comfort of your bed.
Overlooking the grassy backyard flowing on to the beach you are only 3 doors down from patrolled lifesavers. Enjoy playing on the sand, frolicking in the water or simply sitting on the grass in the backyard, taking in the majestic views.
This entire beautiful, cosy, light filled, second floor penthouse apartment has been freshly painted and renovated, complete with breathtaking views along the beach to the headlands. Watch the incredible sunrises and the beautiful sunsets. Kick off your shoes and unwind, sink your feet into the sand down to the surf, without leaving your backyard or having to cross any roads. Conveniently located near public transport and ease of access. The apartments face the beach, so enjoy the surf 24/7, throughout your stay.
The Ocean Vista is very sunny and light, located on Level 2 with glorious sweeping views to the ocean and up and down the beach, overlooking the headlands at either end of the beach.
During your visit, please make use of our well equipped kitchen, read a book, swim and surf, watch dolphins and whales frolic as they pass by, go beach fishing and catch your dinner, or simply sit in the backyard or lounge in your own private yard, watching the water and experience the serenity of life. At night watch the Bilbies forage in the garden
There is an abundance of birdlife; watch as a flock of Pelicans glide through the air, skimming the tops of the waves, the Sea Eagles and Hawks wheeling through the air and pouncing down for their dinner.
You have your own private apartment, within a security building, with an intercom system, overlooking the beach and yard, with sweeping views from the lounge, kitchen and bedroom, from headland to headland, watch the incredible sunrises and the beautiful sunsets from your apartment.
This property is absolutely unique and 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.
We'll try and make your stay as pleasurable and easy as possible. If you would like any information regarding the area, or the property itself, our friendly onsite manager would be more than happy to fill you in on anything you'd like to know as there are many restaurants, sites to visit and activities to do, that we are able to give you advice upon. We are only a phone call away and will probably see you during your stay.
We are located in the centre of the beautiful Northern beaches of Sydney, which boasts over 25 ocean beaches, with many more surf clubs. The Narrabeen / Collaroy beach has 4 surf lifesaving clubs.
You could not pick a better location!