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House with Easter blooms
Spa bath in Master Suite
Bedroom parents' retreat
Garden View Room lower level
Main bathroom
Leafy private rear deck
Main livingdining area
Musical corner of living area
Dining room overlooking front garden
Balcony room main level
Kitchen
Bathroom lower level
Back garden in spring
Pre-dinner  drinks on the deck
Lorikeets feeding on back deck
BBQ at nearby Manly Dam with kookaburra.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Manly, Greater Sydney, New South Wales

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Morgan Hill
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“You will not be disappointed by the genuine Aussie hospitality with Ray & Christine O'Grady as your hosts!”
Reviewed 20 May 2011 for a stay in November 2010

I had the privilege of visiting Sydney for 5 days prior to embarking on a cruise to New Zealand. I was traveling with my parents who are in their late 70's and could not imagined having to stay in a dreary hotel. Fortunately, I contacted Sydney with Us by email and discovered a hidden gem! Christine assisted me to build an itinerary customized to our pace and interests. We chose to have full hosting which included all our transportation, (they do all the driving for you), admission fees to all the places we wanted to visit, our lodging, & all of our food-which was prepared with our preferences. We had wonderful nibbles before dinner a d plentiful wines, beers etc. Christine is a fabulous cook and is very well organized. You will find Ray to be a laugh a minute, but like his wife attentive to all the things that matter. You will feel like family within hours of arrival! We stayed in both of their homes and were treated like royalty. We stayed near Manly beach for 2 1/2 days and then up to the Blue Mountains and stayed in their Mt Victoria home for 2 1/2 days. I wanted to have an experience that my folks would truly enjoy, and without the hospitality that we experienced with Sydney with Us, our trip would have incomplete. My parents seldom recall events from the cruise, but often speak of Ray & Christine with great affection. If you are a first time visitor to Sydney and you want to have a memorable experience without breaking the bank, then consider Sydney with Us.
Thank you Christine & Ray for opening your hearts and homes to us and representing the Australian way to make us feel welcome. You are both endeared to our family and we hope to visit again. The Roach Family San Jose, CA. USA

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Las Vegas
Reviewed 5 March 2011 for a stay in February 2011

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Travelling group: Other
Your age range 55-64
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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Looking for a place to stay in Sydney? Look no further!!!”
Reviewed 27 February 2011 for a stay in February 2011

My husband, my mother and I stayed at Sydney with Us for 5 nights and it was an absolutely perfect stay. Sydney with Us is run by the owners themselves, Christine & Ray, who did their best to make us feel as if we had never left the comfort of our own home. They surely offer premium accommodation with premium services. To start our days we were fancied with a fantastic homemade and freshly cooked breakfast at the time we preferred and at the end of the day we could relax in a great shower.
Sydney with Us is located in a quiet residential area of Manly. It’s really close to public transport and the trip to the city doesn’t take too long. And if you, by the way, get lost or need any help, Ray and/or Christine will rescue you!
Simply the best!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
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DanJanda
Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
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“We did nothing, they did it all!”
Reviewed 10 December 2010 for a stay in November 2010
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person found this review helpful

We knew we wanted to visit the Blue Mountains while in the Sydney area, and the Internet led us to Ray and Christine O'Grady's Sydney With Us. The mountains + a couple of days in Manly would work well for us. We didn't work out details - we left that to Ray and Christine.

On the way from the ship to the Blue Mountains, we stopped at a wildlife park where we got up close and personal with Koalas, Kangaroos, Wallabies and a not quite so close to many other Aussie critters. After a nice, unrushed visit, we continued on our way, where we were introduced to a neighborhood bakery's pies.

After a trip with Ray to the Zig-Zag Railway we headed for Manly to spend a couple days in the urban spring pleasantly warmer weather watching beaches, paragliders, whales, surfers, and more
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In summary, we were very pleased and completely satisfied with the warm and friendly accommodations, meals and other services we were provided by Ray and Christine.

Dan & Linda, Pennsylvania, USA, November 2010

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Tourists
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Reviewed 16 April 2010 for a stay in October 2009

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Liked best: It felt like home
Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 55-64
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Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
Rugged travelers
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