Manly Seaside Bliss in Manly was perfect! The Location: easy, short walk to the best beach in all of the Sydney area as well as plenty of great restaurants and shops. Ease of Getting Around: Buy the Opal Pass. Buses, Trains, and Ferries are easy and convenient with the Opal card. Tap on...Tap off. If you are concerned about the distance and expense of getting from Manly to Sydney, don't be. We used the Manly Ferry nearly everyday. It is the fastest (~25 minutes), cheapest (~$8 Aus), and most amazingly scenic way to get into the heart of Sydney. We are so glad we decided to choose and stay at Manly Seaside Bliss for our holiday. Simply put, you will not find a more perfect arrangement for your perfect Sydney holiday experience. And lastly, but most importantly, the Owners of Manly Seaside Bliss: Jenny and Lloyd are 2 of the most gracious, helpful, friendly, and wonderful people we have ever met and dealt with while on any holiday. We had some difficulty with a visa issue that was eventually resolved but not without the great effort. We cannot say thank you enough Jenny and Lloyd for their countless hours of help on our behalf. By the time we finally got to Sydney, we felt like we already knew Jenny and Lloyd as friends. By the time we left Manly, we knew we had found family. Jenny and Lloyd made our hoiday absolutely amazing. If you are considering a holiday in the Sydney area, do yourself a great favor and book a reservation with Manly Seaside Bliss. Make sure you plan ahead. Because of the popularity of this place, it may be difficult to get a reservation. But it is so worth staying at Manly Seaside Bliss!
We booked a 5-night stay at the Manly apartment via the TripAdvisor website a number of months prior to our trip to Australia. Jenny sent really helpful emails prior to our visit and answered all the questions we had and also kept in touch during our stay to ensure we had everything we needed.
We stayed in Manly at the very end of a long trip around Australia as we wanted a bit of time to relax. We drove to Manly and we met Jenny outside of the car park which was very helpful as I think it would be quite complicated to find the correct level on our own - we only used the bay for one night as we returned the hire car the next day.
Jenny’s apartment is on the 9th floor of a block in Central Avenue and it’s a great location, the views over the bay are stunning. Jenny has produced a very comprehensive guide to the apartment and also took us through all the finer points and showed us around the roof-top pool and laundry area. It is less than 5 minutes to the shops, the Manly ferry and the beaches. The apartment itself is quiet (very little noise from the apartments on either side) and also very secure. It was a pleasure to be able to self cater (in a well equipped kitchen) and relax indoors after staying at hotels and motels for quite some time.
We had a good time during our stay in Manly and Jenny even supplied a mobile phone for local calls which is great if you want to book restaurant or tickets etc. We had some difficulty with the shower on our first morning but Jenny quick advised on how we should be using it (use a slow flow of the hot water as it is so hot so this leaves plenty of water for showers) and it was fine for the rest of our stay. To summarise - a well equipped modern apartment in a great location with a helpful owner who will help you with any queries before and during your stay.
IDEAL vacation apartment. NO detail left unattended. SPECTACULAR views from the bedroom and living space. SUPERIOR amenities. PERFECT location! SPOTLESS and very comfortable and cozy. We appreciated the EXCELLENT weekly cleaning service provided. Top notch in every way. We loved our stay in Manly Seaside Bliss.
We have just returned from our 3rd trip to Manly Seaside Bliss apartment, it is a wonderful place to switch off, this year was no exception and the absolute highlight of our trip was to sit on the balcony or on the couch and watch the whales play right outside our unit everyday for the 7 days.
Jenny and Llyod are the perfect hosts making sure everything is perfect for your stay even down to supplying binoculars to watch the whales play.
All you need to bring is you, as absolutely everything else is catered for by these hosts.
Manly is the perfect base for a stay with transport only a few short steps from the door.
Manly Seaside Bliss comes highly recommended, the view from this unit is one of the best you will see anywhere and we will certainly be back again next year.
Jenny is extremely helpful, she made us feel right at home. Restaurants, shopping, banks, etc. are right at your doorstep. The beach is only a block away. The condo is very comfortable and well equipped. We would definitely stay here again if we return to Sydney!
Comfortable apartment in a superb location with fabulous sea view. Everything you could possibly need. The owners, Jenny & Lloyd were extremely helpful and there to meet us on arrival. Highly recommended.
The apartment is exceptionally well cared for and contains everything you might need. The bed was comfortable and the sheets felt especially nice.The highlight however is the spectacular view. Waking up to wide views of the sea and blue skies every morning was indeed bliss. Jenny and Floyd are excellent, friendly, responsive hosts. As an added bonus, Jenny is a great cook. Highly recojmmended.