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The Rangers Cottage Manly Bush View Beach House

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Lounge with comfortable couch local art work and also guests art work, throws and toys in the chest.
1 of 17Lounge with comfortable couch local art work and also guests art work, throws and toys in the chest.
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
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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. Your safety and comfort are important to us. We do our best to keep the cottage sparking clean and well maintained. During these unprecedented times we have added the following to our cleaning checklist The cottage is left vacant for 24 hours between guests. While the cottage is being cleaned all windows and doors are open to allow fresh air to circulate and these may be open when you arrive. Before we start cleaning our ha...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. Your safety and comfort are important to us. We do our best to keep the cottage sparking clean and well maintained. During these unprecedented times we have added the following to our cleaning checklist The cottage is left vacant for 24 hours between guests. While the cottage is being cleaned all windows and doors are open to allow fresh air to circulate and these may be open when you arrive. Before we start cleaning our hands are washed with soap and then hand sanitizer. We wear disposable gloves while we clean. These are then disposed of after cleaning. After cleaning we then go through and disinfect frequently 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. Air-Airconditioning. 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 try to lead a life that is as sustainable as possible. We have set the cottage up to operate as a sustainable holiday home for guests who also like to live this way. We generate over 75% of the electricity we use through our roof top solar system and the rest we source from renewable electricity providers. To minimize food waste, we use a compost bin and worm farm and invite our guests to use it as well. We have council recycling bins for paper and cardboard as well as glass plastic and Metal. Our water tanks collect rain that are used for some toilet and garden water. Inside the cottage you will find cotton sheets and towels that are laundered on site and predominantly line dried. All cleaning products and personal use products have minimal nasty chemicals in them, and containers are refilled as needed. The Cottage is fully insulated and has ceiling fans. The cottage has metal reusable water bottles and glass containers for left-over food for guests to use to further reduce their dependence on single use containers. We encourage the use of public transport and provide opal cards (stored value cards for Sydney’s Public Transport System) for guests to use while staying with us. We ourselves try to walk or ride a bicycle or use public transport as much as possible when getting out and about. We have loved meeting many likeminded travellers over the years and love to hear stories about other ways we can reduce our impact on the planet. 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. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The Cottage is let to you for holiday or residential purposes only and for the dates confirmed in your booking. Parties are not permitted in the cottage and noise must be kept to minimum at all times. You may have up to 6 guests visit you at the cottage during the day but they must leave by 10pm. Parking is available on the street and is free. Please do not park across the drive way. Check out is at 10am, check in is from 3pm.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Felicity S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2012
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Reviewed 27 April 2020

If you are looking for a host who does everything to make your stay easy and hassle free , a location that is ideal and accommodation that lives up to its reputation and description, then you will have found it in Felicity and the Rangers...More

Date of stay: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 October 2019

Lovely little cottage, walking distance to two super beaches with lovely views, bush walking (with bush turkeys!), picturesque stream crossing (with water dragons!), a friendly coffee shop, bus stop for Manly, and short drive (well you could walk it) from very good Balgowlah Heights shops,...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Tour04725515341, VR Owner at The Rangers Cottage Manly Bush View Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2019

Hello my Adventure friends thank you for your lovely review we are so happy that you enjoyed your time here in the cottage and with all the area has to offer. Thank you for choosing to come and stay with us. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

Nice and quiet. Well equipped. Fridge stocked for breakfast. Close to water. Internet and Netflix. Excellent coffee machine. Very comfortable bed. Absolutely lovely hosts of a wonderful little hideaway. You wouldn’t believe your a short walk from parks, beaches and Manly itself.More

Date of stay: October 2019
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Tour04725515341, VR Owner at The Rangers Cottage Manly Bush View Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2020

Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here and found all that you needed to make your holiday enjoyable. Yes the quiet locals beaches are a lovely and we are so lucky to have them so close...More

Reviewed 8 June 2019

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 Bush View Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

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 13 May 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
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Tour04725515341, VR Owner at The Rangers Cottage Manly Bush View Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2020

Thank you for your kind words I think you have summarised the cottage and why we just love living where we are. It is so lovely to have guests who love and enjoy it. We look forward to welcoming you back any time.. to your...More

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Reviewed 4 May 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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Tour04725515341, VR Owner at The Rangers Cottage Manly Bush View Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2020

What can I say.. Thank you again for your kind words. .As always lovely to have you visit and enjoy your Sydney home away from home. We are so happy you feel so comfortable staying and are part of the local community. I am so...More

Reviewed 14 February 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
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felicitystevens, VR Owner at The Rangers Cottage Manly Bush View Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 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 28 January 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
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felicitystevens, VR Owner at The Rangers Cottage Manly Bush View Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 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

Reviewed 7 December 2018

Near to the Manley Scenic Walk, close to North Harbour Reserve, close to Forty Basket Beach and just on the edge of the bush on a quiet cul de sac. Rangers Cottage is a very short walk to the bus route into both Manly and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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felicitystevens, VR Owner at The Rangers Cottage Manly Bush View Beach House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Thank you Andrew and Ginny for you kind supportive words. We are so happy you enjoyed your time here and felt right at home and found all that you needed while you were here. We look forward to welcoming you back in the years to...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017

This peaceful secluded spot next to a lovely nature reserve and a no-through road leading to boats and Forty Baskets beach was simply perfect. We enjoyed many relaxing hours in lovely weather either in the cottage garden or at the beach with our granddaughter and...More

Date of stay: January 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Ceiling Fans
Fax
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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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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The Rangers Cottage Manly Bush View Beach House is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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