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Freshwater Tranquil Garden Retreat: Holiday Bungalow with Pool and Designer Fittings


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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Freshwater Tranquil Garden Retreat: Holiday Bungalow with Pool and Designer Fittings

Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Freshwater Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Rental for a couple or single 3km from Manly in tropical setting near beaches

Our Tranquil Garden Retreat is most suitable to the tourist requiring peace, quiet and a perfectly relaxing atmosphere while visiting family, friends or sightseeing Sydney and the beautiful Northern Beaches.

Our Freshwater garden bungalow is fully self-contained. This holiday rental suits independent tourists preferring to cater to their own needs while visiting Sydney’s Northern beaches.

All linen is supplied including beach towels.

WiFi is available for your convenience.

The flat is spacious and very modern with a relaxing casual ambiance.

One bedroom with a queen size bed and the latest in Australian designed bed linen and a mirrored built-in wardrobe. Large windows let in natural light and provide views over the artistic garden setting.

The kitchen is open plan with all European appliances: double Smeg oven/grill and large 6 burner cook top, full stainless steel fridge and Italian coffee maker if desired. A large microwave is also available for your convenience.

The property also boasts a front load washing machine for your exclusive use.

The expansive bathroom includes a shower, vanity and hair dryer. Plenty of storage and hanging space, large bathroom mirror.

The sitting room offers views over the garden and swimming pool, which is surrounded by a tropical landscape of palms, mango tree and hibiscus, providing shade, colour and privacy to complete your Freshwater getaway.

In the evenings, take advantage of a flat screen TV with Blu ray DVD player, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a family-sized leather modular lounge.

This holiday home furthers a casual, relaxing atmosphere, the perfect retreat after a day touring or visiting family and friends.

The rental features a private entrance. Parking is on the street only with no restrictions. Our Freshwater garden flat is perfect for a single or a couple wishing to discover another side of Sydney.

Our holiday accommodation is for NON smokers only.

Freshwater Tranquil Garden Retreat is a holiday bungalow in the beachside suburb of Freshwater, located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

The rental is less than 3 kilometres from the centre of Manly. From Manly access Sydney CBD via ferry in under 15 minutes.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Pamela (Owner)
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About Pamela

We are a retired couple with many years of world travelling.

My husband is a retired tug master on Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay. He has also worked on the tug boats in Durban Harbour, South Africa as well as Southampton and Nice, South of France and the Med.

In retirement I have been pursuing my art interests, with painting, drawing and textile design as my main direction at the moment. I also love to travel enjoy the artist trails in other countries.

When we travel we have always preferred to savour the local produce and to be able to prepare and cook our own meals.

We also like to eat out after a long day sight seeing so to have restaurants close by as well as public transport is also important.

Everything we provide in our Garden Flat is to help make your stay comfortable with a minimum of fuss.

We want you to enjoy your stay in our beautiful city of Sydney, in the knowledge that you will be residing in a quiet and very safe abode.

Just as we search for on our travels.

Pamela purchased this bungalow in 2010

Why Pamela chose Freshwater

The property is echo friendly, as well as being light bright and comfortable.

The perfect naturally healthy retreat with plenty of room for your morning yoga exercises.

Our suburb of Freshwater is very safe for tourists with lots of local arts and craft features as well as cultural experiences at the local parks and beaches.

Manly our famous neighbour has regular markets with antique and craft influences.

Farmer fresh food markets are held during the week as well as the weekends.

We are close to local sporting fields and walking and bike riding tracks.

What makes this bungalow unique

From Sydney Harbour you can go whale watching, visit the Opera House, travel to Sydney by harbour ferry with the locals travelling to Sydney CBD for a days work or shopping.

The local beaches are famously safe for surfers and swimmers with all day surf life saving patrols in case of emergencies.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed for two months in this peaceful place and we felt at home.

The apartment is very comfortable and cosy. We had all the equipment we needed.

Pam and Ross were friendly, helpful, warm but also very discrete.

We will come back soon for another month in April.

Thank you very much,

Greg and Elisa

Jan 2014
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Freshwater Tranquil Garden Retreat: Holiday Bungalow with Pool and Designer Fittings
average rating of 4.875 based on 19 reviews

Quiet garden setting

  • 5 of 5

A very clean, quiet and modern flat in a lovely poolside, garden setting.

Lots of area outside to sit and read, sunbathe by the pool or just enjoy the flowers.

The unit is set up with all equipment necessary to cater to a couple, or in our case a local family dinner for eight.

Curl Curl beach is 10 - 15 min walk as is the express bus to the city and others to Manly/ferry or up to other northern beaches.

Pam and Ross are gracious hosts and a great source for local knowledge and navigation tips.

We will have no hesitation in returning to or recommending this great spot.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you chose our place for your vacation from Vancouver, Canada. That you felt at home enough to barbeque with your family in the garden and surrounds was lovely. It was our pleasure to have you stay and hope to be able to welcome you back at any time. Thank you for the very informative review. Pam and Ross

Beautiful cottage, well located

  • 5 of 5

Pamela and Ross are wonderful hosts, helpful but not intrusive.

The cottage is very well fitted out and is extremely comfortable. Has everything needed for a holiday stay.

We took our cat to this cottage and he too enjoyed his stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol and Gordon for taking the time to review your stay with us in our Garden retreat in Freshwater. It is always a pleasure for us to have our guests enjoy the garden and swimming pool as much as we do. Thank you for your gardening tips and assistance. We especially enjoyed Bertie's company. We do look forward to your next stay with us and we wish you both a healthy and prosperous year ahead. Pam and Ross

Excellent accommodation and facilities

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit, having stayed here at the same time in the previous year. The bungalow is well-furnished and is very clean. The living area is very spacious and has a comfortable sofa and flat screen TV, and the kitchen area has a large cooker/oven, a large fridge/freezer and even a washing machine. The double bedroom is slightly on the small side but there is plenty of cupboard/drawer space. The bathroom was more than adequate with an excellent shower. One of the big plus factors is, of course, the pool, which is fenced off for safety reasons. There is plenty of space by the pool to lie in the sun and relax. The owners, Pam and Ross, are friendly, pleasant and helpful. We appreciated the free Wi-Fi. We would not hesitate to recommend the property to other travellers.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Graham and Angie for the review of our garden cottage. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us once again. We look forward to your return in the near future, Pam and Ross

À delightful converted barn

  • 4 of 5

The property was attractively built and furnished, and the kitchen was well equipped. Everything looked new and clean. Because of the nature of the building it had a very spacious feel, and was very light with lots of windows, overlooking the well stocked garden. The owners were very kind and helpful. I would certainly recommend this property to a friend or relative, and I would definitely go back there myself.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review of our garden bungalow. The bungalow started out as my artists studio, built to inspire. The gardens are also intended to create a relaxed and tranquil feel. I am so glad it was inspirational for you, we loved having you and hope you will come again.

Home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in a perfect location with the nicest hosts. Private, and quiet with access to the northern beaches and close enough to the city. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our garden cottage for your Sydney stay. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest and we hope you return in the near future. Pam and Ross

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Pam and Ross's cottage for 4 weeks July-August 2014. We had relocated from interstate and the cottage was the perfect base while we were looking for somewhere to live. The fully self-contained cottage has an open plan living area with a full kitchen (allowing us to cook for ourselves) plus a separate bedroom and bathroom. There is also a washing machine for sole use within the cottage which is a huge bonus. The coffee pod machine was a lovely touch! The cottage is set in a lovely garden with a swimming pool plus some friendly chickens and is very quiet and peaceful. We arrived quite late in the evening on our first night and were so grateful to Pam and Ross for placing some essentials in the fridge for us.

The property is located in Freshwater on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and has good access to buses to Manly and Warringah Mall. There is also plentiful on street parking. It is a pleasant 15-20 minute walk into Freshwater village which has a supermarket, post office, pharmacy and several cafés and gift shops.

The property had everything we needed and more, and would highly recommend it to those who wish to stay in a quiet, self-contained location but with good proximity to all that Sydney has to offer.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
27.4 Kilometres
Sydney Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Harbord Sports Bowling Club
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Kilometres
Manly Wharf
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Japanese, Thai, Italian, Freshwater village
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Curl Curl

Freshwater is a suburb of the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

The area of Freshwater was one of the earliest established suburbs of Sydney.

The suburb was the holiday destination for the inner city residents, as it was just a ferry trip from Sydney to Manly and then a short walk or bus to Freshwater.

A lot of the original holidaymakers made Freshwater their family home, as my family did over 100 years ago.

An airport shuttle service is available from the International Airport of Mascot to the Northern beaches and return.

Or from the airport, catch the train to Circular Quay and catch a Harbour Ferry to Manly take a cab to Freshwater or the local bus (about 3 to 4 kilometres).

The Garden flat is less than 1 kilometre from the surf beaches of Curl Curl, Freshwater, Manly and many more.

The surf beaches are beautifully natural with white sandy beaches, just pack a surf towel and a good book for the most relaxing experience of your life.

Natural rock pools and public swimming pools are also available all year round. Both freshwater and salt water options.

The surf beaches are patrolled by life guards and safe swimming areas are displayed on all our northern beach beaches, always take notice of the beach flags indicating safe swimming.

Walkways skirting the waterfront for kilometres in either direction, south to Manly north to Long Reef beach and beyond.

Also close by are sporting fields for netball, soccer, cricket, tennis, golf, lawn bowling clubs and a lot more.

Warringah Mall shopping centre is also near the rental, Warringah Mall is one of the largest shopping mall in Sydney with many fashion, home wares, restaurants fast food outlets, fresh fruit and veg and much more.

Within the shopping centre is also a Hoyts Cinema centre showing the latest movies, large public library providing newspapers from around the world, DVD and CD hire, internet/wifi and printing service.

Local maps and much more available to you as a tourist to the area.

Public bus service directly to the city CBD by express bus is less than 1 minute away and the bus to Manly is only 5 minutes from the address.

Local fitness centres and yoga classes are less than 3 minutes walk away and a local park is across the road and leads straight to the beach.

We have the option of many local restaurants: Thai, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Vegetarian, most offering home delivery service or phone and pickup.

We have local shops within walking distance: green grocer, butcher, baker, award winning coffee shops, newsagent, chemist, fish and chip and take away fast food and liquor shop.


Rates & Availability

From AU$120 Per night

Freshwater Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2015 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 24 2015 - Jan 2 2016
10 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit AU$400
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes A security deposit is required this will vary according to length of stay over 1 week, to be refunded at end of stay.

Local tourist tax of 10%
A deposit of 25% of total is required on booking and balance on arrival. This will need to be in the form cash (Aust.$] or direct debit into bank, or PayPal account as credit card facilities are not available.
A holding deposit on acceptance of charges is required. This is 25% of the total charge.
Owner does not have credit card facilities, final payment may be paid prior to arriving or on arrival.
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Freshwater Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 22 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main - WC, Shower enclosure
  • The bathroom is spacious with white wall to floor tiles. Large hand basin with vanity bench top in Australian Hardwood. The shower is extra large with plenty of room to move. There is a toilet within the bathroom area. Plenty of towel rail hooks and shower storage basket. State of the art hair dryer for your convenience. Also a set of bathroom scales for weighing yourself or your luggage. Soap, hand deodorizer/moisturizer are supplied. Guest will need a dongle to access internet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master - Queen Bed
  • The bedroom is spacious and well appointed with queen size ensemble bed with posture support mattress. All bed linen is supplied and of the best Australian quality. Large mirrored double built in wardrobe with extra if required for suit cases. Australian artwork is displayed to ad to the relaxed atmosphere of the unit. The flooring is slate tile for the Australian Summer months with stylish scatter rugs for the cooler months. There is also large sliding windows to catch the summer sea breeze. The bedroom is painted antique white for a fresh, cool and bright feel. Plenty of shelf space and draws also available for easy storage. Garden outlook from the bedroom windows invite calmness and privacy.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Situated within a large garden and overlooking a large 35feet lap in ground swimming pool. Garden furniture is provided and you are welcome to use. Garden table and chairs for alfresco dinning. Gas barbecue facilities are available or Webber covered outdoor cooking is also available when allowed according to Australian weather restrictions permit. Visitors may us the swimming pool and the garden area if desired. Towels for the purpose of swimming pool use are supplied along with surf towels. Mobile phone reception is available and internet connection is via the use of a dongle purchased by the visitor through any of the phone and internet providers.

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