Manly House Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 11, with Air-conditioning, Swimming Pool and several entertaining zones
With views from the 3rd floor of the house through Sydney Heads, the home sits above beautiful Fairlight beach and the Manly Scenic Walkway. It is also situated just 5 minutes stroll along the waterfront from the Ferry Terminal and another 2 minutes on to the restaurants, bars and shops of Manly and famous Manly Ocean Beach so you will not need to get in your car during your stay and your walking will be spectacular!
The home is spread across 3 levels. The base level hosts a remote controlled garage with roller door and parking for extra cars at the front of the garage. There is. A kayak with walk along wheels is there for your use. Internal and external access leads to the middle level of the home. On this level is found the open plan large well equipped kitchen which flows to a sitting room, formal dining room, sun area with views across the harbour and front verandah with barbecue and outdoor setting. Along the hall can be found the main bathroom, three double bed bedrooms (one with a single bed in it) each with built in robes, and a dedicated study. There are 2 porta cots and 2 fold out single beds across the house for additional guests. At the rear of this level is found the laundry, a W.C. and the family room with sliding door access to the elegant salt water pool, outdoor setting with umbrella and the courtyard with table tennis table and an outdoor heated shower.
An internal staircase leads to the top level of the house with the master bedroom with walk in robe and en suite, and a wrap around balcony with beautiful views across the harbour which can also be accessed from the large parents retreat room on this level with a queen sized sofa bed and a single sofa bed in the retreat. On the upstairs balcony there is an outdoor setting and a hanging egg chair so you can wile away the time watching the Manly vista before you.
The house can accommodate 11 people at a comfortable 'pinch' but is best suited to 7 - 9 people in 5 bedrooms (including the parent retreat).
There is WIFI throughout the house (which you will need to 'top up' with payment when you arrive), and a wireless music system with speakers that can be relocated within the house. There is also an 'old fashioned ' record and DVD player. A DVD /TV is located upstairs (for the kids to retreat to!) . There is a further TV mounted on the wall in The rear lounge room with DVD connected... There is airconditioning upstairs only.
This is our Australian home and not a conventional holiday rental so it has been thoroughly furnished and decorated with comfortable and high quality fittings.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Julie Taylor Mills
The owners currently live overseas but this is their family home and as such they are only seeking families or extended families to rent the property or those who will respect our relationship with our neighbours (and thus not host parties in what isa very urban location). The property is not available for weekend lets.
Julie Taylor Mills purchased this house in 2009
Why Julie Taylor Mills chose Manly
We chose to buy this property because we wanted to live by the sea and commute to the centre of Sydney to work by ferry. Manly is the only beach location from which this is possible. We also love the casual atmosphere of Manly, the natural environment and the proximity of the National Park and the fabulous snorkelling. We have not been disappointed. We were a family of 5 till we moved overseas and the ease of access to everything in our daily life from this house meant we only needed one car and it was only used a few times a week. My husband would kayak out through the Sydney Heads before work most mornings with a group of fellow paddlers and I would do a 7am ocean swim from Manly Beach to the Marine Reserve of Cabbage Tree Bay with a swimming group. We need to be reminded quite often about why we have moved to London and are not in Manly!
What makes this house unique
This house is built and renovated for a large family. We fell in love with the clean airy feel of the house and the light….and that was before we saw the views from the top floor and the gorgeous pool. In this home at any time you can have one group sitting on the front verandah having a BBQ , another group kids playing in the pool, others watching TV in the family room and yet more having a formal meal in the dining room and you would not get in each other's way. This is rare in central Manly. As with most historic locations, the closer you get to the centre, the smaller the dwellings become but ours is spacious, gracious and beautifully renovated. And we can still walk everywhere!