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Manly is one of Sydney’s most popular seaside destinations. Full of attractions and exciting activities including Manly Beach, Oceanworld, kayaking, swimming, tennis, golf, beach volleyball, roller blading, scenic and historical walks, art, parasailing, scuba diving, fishing, dining and so much more. Manly is the perfect destination for your next Sydney escape.
Situated seven miles north-east of Sydney on the lower Northern Beaches, Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip after his encounter with the confident and manly Aboriginal people of the Kay-ye-my clan who lived here. Surrounded on three sides by water, Manly is the perfect destination to enjoy both the harbour and the 18 ocean beaches, coves and inlets to swim, sail and surf. But as the locals know, Manly is more than Sydney's premier beach resort. Come by sea or road and take some time to discover its rich heritage and culture, its great shopping, dining and family attractions - it's well worth the trip.
Set in a quiet, leafy cul de sac, with a bush reserve on one side of the street and a secluded arm of Sydney Harbour just a stone's throw away, the Ranger's Cottage offers a delightful home away from home. Newly refurbished, fully self-contained and sun drenched, the Cottage features a main room (including kitchenette), bedroom, bathroom, laundry facilities and private outdoor courtyard.
The Cottage is located on the famous Manly to Spit Scenic Walkway, with Manly about 30 minutes’ walk away (or five minutes by car). Picturesque Forty Baskets Beach (a sandy and safe harbour beach with enclosed swimming area, jetty, rock pools, free barbecues and swings) is an easy eight minute walk through the bush reserve on a sealed path. A great café serving delicious coffee, breakfast, lunch and ice cream is a three minute walk via a pedestrian bridge across a cascading stream. Opposite it is North Harbour Reserve, which features a popular children’s play area.
The Cottage sleeps up to four including king bed or two singles in the bedroom and double sofa bed in main room. With all the conveniences of home, it is ideal for short and medium term stays and is family friendly. No smoking or pets.