If you’re looking for great kid friendly options for Manly accommodation, do check out this list of Manly holiday apartments and apartment hotels.
Having a whole apartment works so well for families and can be much more economical than staying in one of the (excellent but more expensive) Manly beach hotels. Not only do you have more space in an apartment, but there’s also always a kitchen and probably a laundry included too and this cuts down the food and dining costs hugely. Also you can wash all the clothes whilst away- just what you want!
Research and Book Apartments in Manly
To get an idea of the types of apartments available in and around Manly, I really recommend looking at the local Aussie version of HomeAway Stayz. HomeAway joined up with the Sydney company Stayz and has a fantastic range of options.
(I am currently not recommending AirBnB as I find it costs more to rent using that platform, I’ve compared the same property on both platforms in several locations and HomeAway comes out best.)
Click here to check out a huge range of Manly holiday apartments on HomeAway.
You can adjust the number of rooms you need, how many people you have in your group and pop in your dates to look at all the options.
Here are some examples that would work well for families in search of Manly apartments that are near the beach.
This 2-bedroom and very modern apartment is on the harbour side of Manly, just a five minute walk to the Wharf and 10 mins to the ocean beaches.
It’s alongside the meandering walkway that takes you past gorgeous Fairlight Beach and rock pool and all the way to Forty Baskets Beach and pool. There’s a 10km walk called Manly Scenic Walk if you’re a keen walker too.
This super central apartment has two bedrooms and faces the beach with glorious views from the balcony. This security apartment is right on the beach and situated on the top floor giving it sweeping views.
Now here’s the apartment that I’d love to rent for our family of six, it is so pretty to look at and is slap bang in the heart of Manly’s hustle and bustle. This apartment is in a small art deco black, has fab outdoor spaces and is surrounded by great cafes and shops, plus it’s just a 2 minute walk to the surf beach and less to the harbour beaches. It IS a tiny bit pricey, mind you.
Do have a look at a huge range of apartments for yourself, there are three and four-bedroom Manly apartments as well as some more economical one bedroom places where one or two young children will fit in with their parents OK.
There are some apartment blocks on the beachfront which have quite luxurious apartments in great locations too. A couple of examples are:
But I prefer to use the map and search functions on HomeAway Stayz as you can see a big range of options for your dates and a wide variety of price points too.
Save Money on Manly Holiday Apartments
You can use the map function on HomeAway Stayz to look further afield. Properties a little bit west in Manly Vale and on the next beaches north at Freshwater and Curl Curl are a bit cheaper.
The easiest way to save money through is to avoid peak season like Easter, Christmas, New Year and early January. Prices rocket skywards at these times.
Winter, from June – August, is the most economical time of year. You can still have warm sunny days and can swim at the beaches all through winter. If you come from northern Europe it will feel like your summer!
Click here to check out a huge range of Manly holiday apartments on HomeAway Stayz here. Search further afield on the map. Any apartment close to major roads has good bus connections into Manly
Manly Apartment Hotels
Manly also has several apartment hotels which are worth checking out too.
54A West Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095
Quest Manly is on the Sydney Harbour side of Manly and in a magnificent position directly opposite the ferry wharf. If you intend to whizz in and out to the city then this side of Manly is a great choice. There are still swimming beaches on this side, the sheltered East Esplanade Beach is opposite the hotel and there are wonderful sea pools and small beaches just a short walk away, as well as the ocean beaches, also a short walk away.
Quest Manly offers studio apartments sleeping up to three people and has one bedroom apartments which sleep four people, on beds and sofa beds. There is also a two-bedroom apartment available.
All rooms and apartments have either a kitchen or a kitchenette, a laundry and their own balcony. Free wifi is available. Quest Manly has its own gym with sauna. There is paid parking available under the building.
Quest Manly is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and bars, the Four Pines brewery and bar is just a few minutes walk away.
Manly Paradise Motel + Apartments
Manly Paradise Motel and Apartments are on the Manly oceanfront, right opposite the beautiful surf beach here. At the Manly Paradise Apartments, you will find a big variety of rooms and apartments. ,
Small families might find a double room is big enough, but larger families will prefer the two- or three-bedroom apartments, which can sleep up to six persons. The apartments all have kitchens and laundries and some even have two bathrooms.
At the Manly Paradise Apartments, there is a compact pool up on the roof plus an area to sunbathe too . The apartments have private balconies overlooking the beach and there are cafes and restaurants right alongside the apartment. The Corso is a few steps away and you can walk along smooth paths for miles along the beaches here.
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If you prefer to stay at one of the excellent beach hotels in Manly, check out our favourites here.
I hope this article has given you a good idea of all the Manly apartment options you have, you’ll also find beach houses on HomeAway Stayz too of course, great for bigger families.
We have lived near Manly for over 20 years and love it dearly. We are painfully aware how expensive Manly accommodation can be, but we really do recommend this area as it is SO GOOD for kids… and all the family.
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