“We had a great 3 week stay in Judith and Stephens lovely comfortable modernised character home, which had everything we could possibly require. The location is perfect for enjoying the Northern Beaches and Sydney, while being away from the hubbub and noise of central Manly. Also a very easy stroll to Manly wharf to catch the ferry to Circular Quay - alternatively the bus stop for the express bus to city is only 2 minutes away. We were there to visit family and it suited us perfectly, a pleasant, relaxing retreat after a hard day of baby and child minding! We slept like logs in the very comfy, quiet bedroom.”
two bedroom semi detached single storey home
two bedroom semi detached single storey home
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- 2 Bedrooms
- Sleeps 4
- 1 baths
About our home
**We are not looking to do any more England swaps until 2019**
This home is in a quiet, family-friendly street. A short walk away (5 mins) are some local shops including a small supermarket and an award winning cafe. Perched high on the hill above Manly this 100 year old semi-detached cottage has two bedrooms (the second bedroom has a modern sofa bed) as well as a recently renovated kitchen and bathroom. It has a rear courtyard with outdoor dining setting and gas BBQ. While we are located away from the hustle and bustle of the town, it is only a ten minute walk from all that Manly has to offer. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, surf shops, clothes stores and the famous Manly Beach are all within walking distance. So too is the equally famous Manly Ferry which takes you on a beautiful half-hour ride across the harbour to the city and the world-renowned Opera House and Harbour Bridge. We will reply promptly to all enquiries.
- Main home
“We totally agree with all the previous comments. Judith and Steve's lovely home is perfect for a Sydney holiday. Their pretty, spacious house has a great terrace for outdoor dinning, a modern kitchen and bathroom and a super big bed, made our stay very comfortable. It really is just a 10 minute walk from the wonderful Manly beaches and the famous ferry that takes you right into Sydney centre for all the best attractions. Judith and Stephen have been brilliant, keeping in touch with us throughout our five week stay and leaving our home in Switzerland spotlessly clean and tidy. This swap was made extra happy for us as we were only a few minutes from our family in Fairlight. We would really recommend this house for anyone wishing to visit Sydney and still have peace and quiet at the end of a busy day. Many thanks to Judith and Stephen for this wonderful holiday, Sue and Mike ”
“We had an absolutely wonderful time in this lovely peaceful house in Fairlight. Judith and Stephen could not have been more kind, considerate, helpful and charming from first contact onwards. This was our first exchange and it went so smoothly that it has totally convinced us this is far and away the best way to travel. The neighbourhood is very safe, very green (beautiful cockatoos sitting in the trees), and very convenient (even without a car). The house is a 10 minute walk down the hill to Manly, which has supermarkets, cafes, great healthy bakeries, farmers markets, health food stores, etc etc and of course the famous beach. If you don't want to walk back, there is a bus which takes less than 5 minutes, and the bus-stop is about a minute from the house. There is also a fantastic outdoor swimming pool about 5 minutes walk away. The ferry to town is regular and always fun. The house was perfect for us in every way, beautiful kitchen, lovely garden, shady in the heat, but very light and airy. It was extremely roomy for a couple, and had every creature comfort. In a nutshell, we simply cannot wait to come back again!”
“We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Judith home, she was lovely, approachable and made us feel very comfortable. I hope they enjoy their stay at our place as much as we enjoyed ours! ”
“I totally agree with the four previous reviews. Superb location, walk to famous Manly beach and ferry terminal. I enjoyed the home as much as I enjoyed exploring Sydney. If you are looking for a Sydney swap, I highly recommend Judith and Stephen's home. I had my home professionally cleaned the day before the swap. When I came home, my apartment was as clean as when I left it. Thank you Judith and Stephen!”
“Our 4 week swap in Fairlight was excellent. Judith and Stephen's home was a delight and very comfortable. It was conveniently situated close to local shops/cafe's and only 10 minutes or so walk from Manly and the ferries to the city. We would warmly recommend their home as an ideal base to explore Sydney's Northern Beaches and for easy access to the city centre. Judith and Stephen are a delightful couple and ideal hosts who kept in contact throughout the swap. Five stars all round.”
“Overall an excellent home exchange with everything meeting our needs and expectations. ”
“We had a fantastic time at Judith's place! The character house is very comfortable, bright and realxing in a very quite suburb and only a short walking distance from Manly's amazing ocean and harbour beaches and vibrant's lifestyle. It was also very convenient to walk to the ferry to cross the harbour and get to the city in what has to be the world's best public transport experience! Judith & Stephen, thank you very much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful house and we look forward to welcome you in France in a few months.”
“The Five Stars tells it all. The location is very good ie Off the main road so no traffic noise and a great little shopping strip with very good Asian Cafe 200 round the corner. The main Manly Corso and surf beach is just a short stroll down the hill. A bus stop to central Sydney is only 150 yards away. The Manly Ferry is a great experience and crossing the harbour to the Opera House and the centre of Sydney is a "must do". The accommodation was super clean and beaut comfortable home. It's more than a than just a house - it's a really nice home. Judith and Stephen were so easy and accommodating and communicated all about their place, location etc and gave us their home as the perfect swap. ”
More about us
- Retired couple early 60s
- Stephen worked in financial services and Judith worked for a GP
- We are flexible and open to suggested swaps from anywhere as well as being able to do non simultaneous swaps.
Where is it?
- Buzzy restaurants
- Papi Chulo on the wharf
- Cool bars
- 4 Pines Brewery or Wharf Bar
- Cozy cafés
- Market Lane Cafe
- Retail therapy
- Manly surf shops
- Bit of culture
- Museum of Contemporary art Sydney
- Spot of exercise
- Walk along Harbour foreshore
- Day tripping
- Ferry to city & opera house
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