My Maroubra Beach home is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom modern apartment. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, gas cooktop, electric oven, large fridge and lots of appliances. Separate laundry with w/machine and drier. Sunny balcony. Main bedroom has double bed, and en suite bathroom. Second bedroom has single bed. The apartment complex has well-maintained grounds and a swimming pool and tennis court.
Maroubra is in Sydney's eastern suburbs, about 10km (6 miles) from the city, Opera House and harbour. Good bus service takes 30-40 minutes into the city. Maroubra beach is a wide sandy bay a 5-minute level walk from the apartment. Near the beach there are cafes, shops, and pub. Maroubra Junction, a 5-minute drive or bus-ride away (or 15 minute walk), has supermarkets, delis, cafes, post office, banks etc. Several golf courses nearby, most in spectacular positions near the ocean.
You can get a bus from here to the Sydney Opera House for music and opera, and in May each year the Sydney Writers' Festival is on, with an amazing selection of literary events, authors speaking about their work, book launches etc. In June is the Sydney Film Festival which premieres many new films from around the world.
Sydney has a range of art galleries and museums - before I retired I worked at the Powerhouse Museum (part of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences) which has a huge collection of decorative arts as well as science and technology related materials, and a range of temporary and permanent exhibitions.