We have stayed at Paringa Apartments on 4 occasions. We didn't go last year as we took a cruise to Alaska, but normally like to escape north for a week or so during Sydney winter. It is WITHOUT DOUBT a most beautiful location - in the heart of the village, but still right across the road from the beach.
There are four apartments on each floor. The layout in the end apartments is nicer than the two centre ones - as they have both easterly and westerly aspects, whereas the centre ones only look out over the ocean, and you can't get an airflow from front and back balconies as in the end units. We always book a unit on the north end, overlooking the pool. It is a most relaxing and beautiful to get away from it all for a week or so.
I will definately be returning there (hopefully this year). more