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The Rangers Cottage Manly

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Charming Beachside Cottage offers visitors a lovely holiday home to relax in and use as a base while exploring all that Manly and Sydney have to offer. We are located on the famous Manly to Spit Scenic Walkway, with pretty local beaches at the end of our street fantastic bush walks on our door step and Manly just a 25 minute walk away or 5 minute bus or car ride. Surrounded by native bush and with a secluded arm of Sydney Harbour just a stone's throw away,the Cottage offers newly refurbished, fully self-contained, quiet and sun drenched accommodation: bedroom (king bed or twin single), main room (including double sofa bed), kitchenette, bathroom, laundry facilities and private outdoor courtyard. Located on the famous Manly to Spit Scenic Walkway. Short walk to safe swimming beach. Free ...Charming Beachside Cottage offers visitors a lovely holiday home to relax in and use as a base while exploring all that Manly and Sydney have to offer. We are located on the famous Manly to Spit Scenic Walkway, with pretty local beaches at the end of our street fantastic bush walks on our door step and Manly just a 25 minute walk away or 5 minute bus or car ride. Surrounded by native bush and with a secluded arm of Sydney Harbour just a stone's throw away,the Cottage offers newly refurbished, fully self-contained, quiet and sun drenched accommodation: bedroom (king bed or twin single), main room (including double sofa bed), kitchenette, bathroom, laundry facilities and private outdoor courtyard. Located on the famous Manly to Spit Scenic Walkway. Short walk to safe swimming beach. Free WiFi and smart tv with netflix. A great cafe serving delicious coffee, breakfast, lunch and icecream is a three minute walk via a pedestrian bridge across a cascading stream. Opposite it is North Harbour Reserve, with a popular children's play area. The cottage is suitable for couples, families and friends traveling together who apreciate a nice relaxing enviroment that offers a more personal and cost effective alternative to a hotel with more conviences. It is ideal for short and medium term stays and is family friendly. No Smoking or Pets We live next door and are on call to answer any of your questions and help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The Cottage is cleaned and serviced weekly during your stay including fresh linen/towels/beach towels. We offer a special rate for stays of a week or more. If you're travelling with young children, a travel cot, high chair and selection of toys can be provided if needed. You will also find a range of books for all ages : A free Manly Council operated shuttle bus (to Manly ferry wharf and local shopping destinations) runs past the end of the street (100m). Normal buses also operate along this route including peak hour services to the Sydney CBD. The closest supermarket, along with a selection of over 20 restaurants is 10 minutes walk away. The Ranger's Cottage is so-named because it was originally inhabited by the local forest ranger over 100 years ago. Because we are so close to the bush we do enjoy a wide variety of bird life in the garden so don't be surprised if you find your self being observed by the inquisitive Kookaburras or chatty Rainbow Lorikeets. On your way to the beach or café you may also spot Pelicans and other sea birds or shy lizards sunning themselves on the rocks. If you're looking for stylish, comfortable self-contained accommodation in an enchanted corner of Sydney Harbour, you've found it. With the added benefit of friendly local hosts who are happy to help but also happy to leave you to your own devices if you prefer. So far our first guest's have given us the following feedback: 'It's a very quiet and peaceful location' 'The beds are very comfortable and we love the bedding' 'We've found everything we need in the cottage' We stayed in the cottage for four nights with our two kids, aged 3 and 5. It was perfect for us in every way! We fell in love with the cottage instantly. Everything is brandnew and Felicity has done a great job creating a space that feels cozy, modern and like a real home. The location was the best surprise: on a map you might get the impression that it is far out. However, the cottage is right on the Manly to Spit Walkway and the walk to Manly Wharf could not be nicer. Our kids never wanted to take the bus! We wanted to explore Sydney and found the cottage to be the perfect hub. You either take the ferry or a direct bus to the city. Back 'home' you enjoy the numerous beaches, the quiet, the peace. Last but not least Felicity, David and their two boys were great - one could not wish for better hosts. Our girls would suddenly vanish and we would find them somewhere in their spacious garden. If our daughters could write they would probably also mention the toys, the storybooks and their comfy beds. My husband was very happy with the walk-in shower. I couldn't help but be grateful for the washing machine. I would have loved to read some of the interesting books on the bookshelf but there was just not enough time. We highly recommend the Ranger's Cottage and if we ever make it back to Manly will return for sure! More
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About the Owner
Felicity S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:November 2012
Interaction with guests
We live next door and will be here to meet you when you arrive. We will show you around and will do our best to answer any of your questions about the area and cottage. We will leave you to your own devices but if you do need us you only need to come over and knock on the door.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flick (Felicity) was most welcoming and had arranged breakfast provisions and lots of fresh fruit. The kitchen has everything (coffee machine, mini oven, hot plate, microwave and toaster) packed into a tight nook in the living area. Bed was comfy with choices of bed linen...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Tour04725515341, VR Owner at The Rangers Cottage Manly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. I am so happy you found every thing you needed for your stay. We try to think of every thing but sometimes its not possible. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Sydney!

Reviewed May 12, 2019

I have stayed in this lovely cottage before, and the accommodation is so charming and peaceful that it just makes me want to stay in Sydney more often. The Ranger's Cottage is located on the Spit Manly walk by the North Harbour Reserve - so...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Frances W
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

Thank you Felicity, David, Charlie and James for our wonderful stay again in February and March 2019. This is our third time that we have had a long term stay of 6 to 8 weeks in this charming cottage in a location that you cannot...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Great location , no need for a car with local transport at the door step. Manly within comfortable walking distance as are a number of beaches . With friendly hosts , the cottage is well equipped for home cooking if you wish , games ,books...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank YorksHelen
felicitystevens, VR Owner at The Rangers Cottage Manly, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Hi Helen it was lovely to welcome you back to the cottage and to catch up. Many thanks for your kind words. We are so glad you found all that you needed during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you both back in the...More

Reviewed January 27, 2019

We had a wonderful days in Felicity's cute, comfortable cottage. Fab location by the North Harbour Reserve, 40 Baskets beach and walking distance to Manly. Super comfortable and ample items in our Welcome package on arrival . Thank you Felicity and family for such a...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Sarah O
felicitystevens, VR Owner at The Rangers Cottage Manly, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2019

Thank you for your kind words and for coming to stay with us. We are so happy you and the family enjoyed all that the cottage and the local area have to offer. We try to make sure the cottage has all that you could...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Fax
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
We live in a beautiful quite part of Sydney. We have native bush on one side of the road and sydney harbour moments away at the end of the street. We have an abundance of bird life around us and often people comment that they have never heard so many birds. We have the beautiful quite Forty Baskets beach at the end of our street. Choose to sit on the sand or grass or seek cover in the shade under one of the magnificent Trees. If you venture further along the walkway you will get to Reef Beach one of the prettiest beaches in Sydney and often you will have it all to your self. We can get to manly easily by walking or driving or taking a bus and love all that is has to offer. A good selection of shop and cafes are a short walk away.
Getting around
We have buses stop at the top of our street ( aprox 250m) that will take you to the city during peak hours - (6.30 - 9.30)and also to Manly and around the beaches - all day long. We also have the free community bus that will take you to our local shopping mall and into Manly and the Manly Wharf. We also have the Ride Plus service - a mini bus that can be pre booked and can take you around the area. From the main road - about a 10 min walk away there are a wide range of buses that will take you to Manly the city and further afield in Sydney. We are also moments from the famous Manly to Spit Walkway a lot of guests prefer to talk this walk to Manly aprox 25 - 30 mins.
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