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Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Freshwater Studio Rental Photos and Description

Light-filled holiday retreat with veranda and kitchenette, perfect pad for a couple

In a picturesque garden setting in the Northern Beaches suburb of Freshwater.

The owners are retired, with many years of world travelling experience, in tune with the wants and needs of the travelling guest.

We are offering a healthy refreshing eco friendly experience for travellers requiring peacefully relaxed accommodation, the only noise is the bird song, while visiting the beautiful northern beaches, Manly and Sydney.

Our Garden studio is Eco friendly with a fresh and healthy relaxed atmosphere. The full length in ground swimming pool next to the studio along with the expansive garden adds to combine a completely healthy healing experience.

The kitchen provides the traveller with all modern appliances and necessities for a comfortable stay.

The rental additionally offers a full shower/bathroom with good air flow and a large window for a refreshing experience after a hard day’s sightseeing or hours spent at one of the many nearby beaches.

Our holiday home’s bedding arrangement can either be king size bed or twin king single beds, whichever is preferred by the guests.

All linen is supplied, only best quality bedding is provided with an artistic/colourful flare for a fun friendly welcome.

Please be sure to mention bedding preference (king or twin) upon booking.

The Garden Flat boasts an expansive veranda with table and chairs for alfresco dinning or simply to sit and enjoy the sea breeze on a balmy summer’s evening while enjoying a beautiful Australian wine or breakfast in the garden or by the swimming pool.

Please take advantage of the garden while you holiday with us. The swimming pool at our Freshwater retreat may also be used by the guests, but please be mindful of swimming pool safety rules.

Our address is within walking distance to boutique coffee and dinning shops and restaurants.

Our local shops are many and varied, the bakery and coffee shop is award winning. Fresh seasonal food is also just a short walk away.

Local government transport to Manly and the Ferry service is reliable and very regular, approx. every 20 minutes.

Government bus transport to Sydney CBD is also close by.

The beaches are easily accessed either by local transport or walking if desired.

Local playing fields are just across the road including nature walks and bike trails.

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Pamela (Owner)
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About Pamela

We are a retired couple of world travellers who appreciate quiet comfortable and safe accommodation when travelling overseas and are offering the same to visitors to our beautiful suburb of Freshwater on the popular Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia.

My husband is a retired tug boat master.

His work life was on Sydney Harbour and the historic port of Botany Bay.

As well as being a busy mother of two sons I am also an artist, textile designer and quilt maker. I also enjoy tennis, yoga, walking along our beautiful beach sides. I am a keen movie goer and stage show and opera patron.

We are both keen gardeners and enjoy having others enjoy the fruits of our labours.

Pamela purchased this studio in 2009

Why Pamela chose Freshwater

This property was built by my family nearly seventy years ago.

The holiday Garden accommodation was build just a few years ago for the purpose of my yoga practice and as an art studio.

Purpose built to inspire and relax.

This area is quiet and very peaceful residential.

You will experience a true beach side casual experience, just as we have enjoyed for the 40 years we have lived here and raised our family here.

What makes this studio unique

The sea breeze is never far away, some summer days will be very warm to hot and then the sea breeze arrives late afternoon or evening to help cool every thing down.

Living on a hill within walking distance to the beach is invigorating and refreshing.

The surf and natural rock pools are always beckoning you to come and take a refreshing dip.

During Spring and Autumn it is not uncommon to sight the migrating whales travelling along our coast to and from the breading grounds.

A days trip around Sydney Harbour or just a 30minute commute into Sydney CBD by Harbour Ferry is a unique experience.

Taronga Park Zoo is a 15mt bus ride and is worth seeing as a world class zoo experience featuring the beautiful birds and other wild life unique to Australia.

The Manly Museum and Art Gallery is a must see for all travellers with an interest in local and historical art.

Next to the Manly Art Gallery is the Aquarium where you can watch the sea life being hand fed by divers. During holiday times live demonstrations are available with look and touch experiences of the sea life.

Manly is the start of the Northern Beaches peninsular with surf beaches on one side and harbour beach on the other just a short walk to either side.

From Manly wharf take the local bus to the Quarantine Station a tour can be taken on prior arrangement with a guided ghost tour during the summer months. The Quarantine Station is steeped in local and Australian History and a very worth while tour.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Pam and Ross,

Thank you very, very much for your great hospitality and kindness.

We felt so well looked after by you.

And your place, the beautiful artistic garden, was a place of quietness and peace in between the busy programme going here and there with our (grand) children.

Both in rain time and the hot sunny days.

Thanks and hope to visit you again.

love from

H and N

Oct 2014
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based on 6 traveler reviews

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Garden Studio, beach side appeal
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 21 reviews
Garden Studio, beach side appeal
+61 -0299054241
Freshwater Northern Beaches

Sweet little cabin that affords a longer stay

  • 5 of 5
We were greeted warmly on the cold, damp night we arrived. Although the cottage was smaller than I expected, it met our needs perfectly. It was clean and tidy and the wonderful owners have been more than accommodating. Location is great with easy access to public transportation, but I would recommend that future clients be fit enough to get around by foot. It's a short walk to busses but it's hilly. Access to shopping and the beach is a short bus ride. Getting into Sydney is also very easy and relaxing on a ferry. A local bus gets one quickly to Manly Wharf ferries.
We appreciated the quietness of the location. Amenities included a swimming pool, but it was too early and cool in the season to use. WiFi was reliable. A flat screen TV was nice to have with limited channels but enough to be entertaining after a long day of sightseeing. Washer was available, but no dryer as most Aussies dry clothes out on a line. That was fine with us.
All in all, we are enjoying are stay here, cabin is self contained and private, very affordable. We've gotten great travel tips, recommendations by the owners who have been lovely hosts.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to welcome our guests from California, USA. We had had many emails to and fro in preparation to the arrival.
We were pleased that our advice regarding touring and transport while here in Sydney was of assistance to you both.
To be able to share with you your travel experiences has been a lot of fun. I am sure you would recommend the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb, the tour of the Sydney Opera House, the live concerts also at the Opera House and Sydney public transport as highlights of your holiday here.
Thank you for your helpful feedback included in your review of our place.
Pam and Ross
Garden Studio, beach side appeal
+61 -0299054241
Freshwater Northern Beaches
Melbourne, Australia

Neat, clean, well equipped

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in this place by myself. I had great communication with the owner prior to arrival, she responded really quickly to any questions and allowed me to take a look before confirming the booking. The place is lovely! It's small but really well equipped and makes great use of the space. The owner also offered to remove anything you don't need to so if you are a couple you can have more space.

The kitchen is well stocked in terms of utensils etc, the bed is comfortable and generally feels quite modern but simple. It still retains its privacy set well behind the main house and with a nice garden around the block. The street generally is low-key and quiet (in a good way).

The studio is about 10 minutes walk to a major bus stop (and Warringah Mall) and about the same to Curl Curl Beach. I would recommend it and will stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ian for your thoughtful review of our place.

Our aim is to make our guests feel welcome and relaxed in our garden cottage.

We have endeavoured to create a artistically relaxing and environment friendly space so our guest will feel welcome.
We like to encourage our guests to use the expansive creative garden spaces at all times. Alfresco lunches or coffee in one of the many atmospheric and fully functional garden settings.

We look forward to your return.
Garden Studio, beach side appeal
+61 -0299054241
Freshwater Northern Beaches

Cozy, clean,comfortable property

  • 5 of 5
This property was clean, private, comfortable for our purposes. Pam could not have been more helpful and friendly. Unfortunately the weather was very rainy but the accommodations were perfect. Good location to Freshwater and shops. Would highly recommend this anyone traveling to this part of the world. Priscilla Henry- Sewickley, PA
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Garden Studio, beach side appeal
+61 -0299054241
Freshwater Northern Beaches

Perfect holiday cabin

  • 5 of 5
Pam and Ross welcomed my parents to their holiday cabin and were very helpful from the first minute. Pam drove my parents to the local shops and pointed out the nearby bus routes. My parents loved the cabin, and especially enjoyed the swimming pool - which they used almost every morning. The cabin is surrounded by some amazing plants and art work, there's also some chickens that provided my parents with eggs for breakfast! I would highly recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel so proud to have had the opportunity to accommodate Norm and Ellen and that they shared our pleasure in the garden we have created.
The comfortable but relaxed atmosphere both within the Garden Cottage and around the garden is an added bonus for those travellers wanting to experience a more "at home" holiday experience.
The Northern Beaches of Sydney are a beautiful holiday destination, our aim as hosts is to encourage tourists to experience the beauty for themselves.
We are always happy to help our guests to discover the many hidden experiences, with tips and advice. When asked.
From Manly beach to Palm Beach (known as Summer Bay in Australian TV soap Home and Away) you are never far from a stretch of sand, a gourmet coffee shop or a 1st class alfresco dinning experience.
Most without the 1st class price tag.
Pam and Ross
Garden Studio, beach side appeal
+61 -0299054241
Freshwater Northern Beaches
santa cruz, CA, usa

garden studio near manly

  • 5 of 5
this place is amazing!!! staying here made our trip so special. the cottage is lovely and the pool is fantastic and the walk to the beach is beautiful; the owners are wonderful. of course, the chooks are sweet too:)
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Our aim is to make your stay with us an experience to remember, for many happy reasons.

We are proud of our tranquil garden and beautiful beaches.

Happy hour in our garden reviewing the days activities and helping with arrangements for future adventures with a cool glass of wine, cheese and a local street map were always fun.

Your enjoyment is our pleasure.
Garden Studio, beach side appeal
+61 -0299054241
Freshwater Northern Beaches

Bra stuga med omtanksamt vardpar

  • 4 of 5
Bra boende for 2 personer. Ett rum samt dusch/toalettrum. Pam och Ross mycket omtanksamma. Bra lage om du har bil, 5 min till stort kopcenter samt fina beacher. Bra sangar, tillgang till wifi.
10-15 min promenad till den fina Curl-Curl beachen. Mycket rent och propert i stugan.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Claes and Ewa, for your review of my property.
It was a pleasure to have you stay at our property and look forward to your return.
Pam and Ross



Nearest Airport
27.4 Kilometres
Mascot Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Kilometres
Bar N Racks
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Kilometres
Manly Wharf
Nearest Golf
2.1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
14.9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
16.4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Kilometres
Brookvale Chinese
Nearest Beach
1.7 Kilometres
Curl Curl

The Garden Studio Flat is located in the Northern Beaches suburb of Freshwater/Curl Curl (Sydney).

The rental is within walking distance to most of the above activities with the option of public transport to all attractions.

Across the road is public parkland with adventure walks, a netball field, cycle tracks and walking or running trails.

Discover the walking trails leading to the surf beach of Curl Curl, Freshwater Beach and onto Manly Beach: these are a must-do experience for visitors, so pack your walking shoes and swimming costumes.



Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Freshwater Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Wi Fi connection pweek AU$25 + Tax
cleaning AU$75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit AU$200
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes 10% General Services Tax is charged on all bookings.

A cleaning fee of $75 is included in each booking.

A security deposit maybe requested by owner and held for duration of stay, this to be returned on departure when all is found to be in good order.

Owner does not have credit card facility.

A holding deposit is required for each booking this is 10% of the full booking charge.
Rates are subjected to change until confirmed.
25% of booking fee is required on confirmation of booking.
This to be deposited into bank account specified by owner or payed into PayPal account.
No credit card facilities are available.



Freshwater Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master - Queen Bed
  • Studio Bedroom
  • Books
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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