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Condo in Whale Beach
Whale Beach Escape Apartment with Leafy Ocean Views
Floor to ceiling views just 10 minutes walk to the beach. This space has the feel of a luxurious cabin with all the amenities of a high-end apartment. Take in ocean views while relaxing in total comfort in this secluded, leafy hideaway. Escape the crowds for a longer stay in peaceful surroundings only 1 hour from the city centre. A lovely self-contained apartment with sunlit rooms decorated with easy elegance for relaxing and taking in the view. An easy 10 minutes walk to beach, cafes, restaurants and stunning bush walks. Public transport can deliver you and delivered-to-the-door public transport. Whilst being situated in a secluded spot away from the hustle bustle, public transport can now deliver you directly to our door. Guests have separate entrance to their apartment. You will occasionally cross paths on the driveway with hosts, Emily and David- happy help you with any queries should you have them, but of the general understanding that you need to just get on with the business of having a holiday. Guests are always greeted on arrival, with a bottle of wine and a welcome selection of appetisers and breakfasts to start your holiday off on the right foot. Happy to assist if you are dairy and/or gluten free. We have an excellent, well-equipped kitchen for longer stays and are happy to point you in the right direction for local specialty fare. As is the case for many spots with great views, access is via a short but steep driveway. Parking is safe and always available. Due to enquiries, we now have an extremely comfortable queen sofa bed which is very easy to return to a sofa during the day. Pictures still being updated. Please contact for more details. Wifi is available, as is a bookshelf with books, board games and DVDs which can be played on the large television. You have your own clothesline, and hose to wash off sand after a swim. The sunny outside table is great for sunset drinks or dinner. Relax at home, or spend the day exploring this beautiful area- see online guidebook or booklet compiled with all the great things to do here. We are happy to interact where needed. If needed, contact for anything is initially via text. We are extremely respectful of privacy. Stroll to Whale Beach for a swim or exercise, bushwalk along some of the coast’s most dramatic scenery; take in the view from the lighthouse above Palm Beach or just retreat to your secluded hideaway to cook up a storm and take in the view. This delightful part of the world is just a walk from Avalon village, or you can choose to have supplies delivered. You can come here by public transport easily - only 10 minutes walk from the L90 bus stop. If you drive, please park opposite on the street outside (the driveway is quite steep and needs practice!). It is easy to arrive by public transport bus, the L90 and E88, which are about ten minutes walk uphill, alternately we can arrange to give you a lift from here if the timing is arranged beforehand. There are also excellent airport shuttle bus services that will take you straight to our door from the airport. We are walking distance to Moby Dicks for weddings and a very short drive to Jonah's. Keep an eye on our whalebeachescape social media page for our regular special deals. Young/small families welcome: we have a portacot, toys, books and dvds for your young ones :) If you wish to bring your baby/child, as we've found many happily have, we ask you to please "baby-proof" the space on arrival- you are far better at knowing what your little one can get up than us :) We are happy to provide a portacot if needed, but ask that you supply your baby's familiar bedding :) We advertise "5 beds" because small families with a child have enquired about this with reasonable regularity. We can supply a trundle bed which is made up and fits under the queen bed. We charge an extra $30 per person. The sofa bed is a new addition which can have an extra 2 people. Please note, the trundle bed needs to be set up in the bedroom or sitting room. You need to go through the bedroom to get to the bathroom, so it is not for everyone, but it probably makes a place with a view and walking access to the beach better value.
31 May – 7 June
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Home in Avalon
Private Luxury Apartment Sitting atop Pittwater
This near new luxury apartment has everything you need to enjoy a comfortable and serene break away. It's private and tranquil and you will enjoy the stunning views of Pittwater from every room. It has it's own private outdoor area and pool overlooking Pittwater, large separate Queens bedroom, designer bathroom, lounge/ dining, full kitchen facilities and it's own sauna. The apartment includes WiFi access, it's own private pool and Sauna, Fully Equipped Kitchen, TV, DVD, Luxury Linen and Hairdryer. Guests will enjoy all the amenities of the apartment to themselves it is self contained and private. We will be happy to welcome you at check -in and after that you have the apartment to yourselves. Just give us a call if there is anything else we can help you with. Enjoy all the beauty of Sydney's northern beaches at your doorstep. Stroll down to Paraidise Beach for a swim, kayak or enjoy a fish from the public wharf. Avalon Village is within walking distance with it's wonderful cafes and boutiques or enjoy a surf at Avalon Beach. Pittwater is a boating and sailing haven and nearby ferries will take you into the beautiful Kuringgai National Park. Fine dining just minutes away at Clareville Kiosk or let us recommend a unique dining experience at some of the fantastic restaurants of Sydney's Northern Beaches Avalon Village is an easy walk or there is a convenient bus stop that will take you into the Sydney CBD just metres away from the home. No Guest access is private I am very respectful of my guest privacy - most of my guest choose Pittwater Paradise as a romantic get away or for a secluded break. I am, however always available to give you advise on the best restaurants and things to enjoy in the area. Just let me know how I can help make you stay as enjoyable as possible Paradise beach is just a few minutes' walk away. Take the spectacular walk up to Palm Beach Light House in the winter to spot whales, or visit Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park with its Indigenous rock carvings and roaming wallabies. We have a bus stop at our door step - this will take you into Palm Bach or Avalon village. From there you can take an express bus into the city. Wedding Preparations We are the perfect location for Brides to be for their pre wedding night and Wedding preparation and pre wedding photos. Ask us about the availability to have photographs on our top deck with stunning views across Pittwater. We are happy for you to invite your bridesmaids, make up artists and photographers to our beautiful apartment and off course we have the perfect romantic location for your Wedding Night!!
8 – 15 Feb
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Apartment in Palm Beach
Palm Beach Studio with Ocean Views
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise amongst the trees with ocean views from this immaculate studio in one of Palm Beach's best streets. A short walk to either Palm Beach or Whale Beach it’s an ideal spot to stay whilst attending a wedding or a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. *** Book 3 or more Nights and get 1 additional night free*** (cheapest night free and not available during Easter, December/January). Please message us at time of booking to arrange.
15 – 22 Dec

Popular amenities for Palm Beach holiday rentals

Stay near Palm Beach's top sights

Barrenjoey Lighthouse231 locals recommend
The Boathouse Palm Beach214 locals recommend
Jonah’s Restaurant & Boutique Hotel111 locals recommend
The Palm Beach Bible Garden21 locals recommend
Governor Phillip Park8 locals recommend
Barrenjoey House107 locals recommend

Other great holiday rentals in Palm Beach

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Guest suite in Palm Beach
Shutters by the Sea
8 – 15 Apr
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Cabin in Clareville
Clareview - Studio with expansive Pittwater views
29 Apr – 6 May
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Cabin in Avalon
Avalon Beachside Holiday Flat
18 – 25 May
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Cottage in Great Mackerel Beach
The Little Black Shack
8 – 15 June
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Apartment in Mona Vale
Seabreeze - Carefree Absolute Beachfront Living
5 – 12 Nov
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Guest suite in Newport
Lux Beach Retreat, 2 beds, fire-pit, ensuite, gym!
27 Apr – 4 May
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Cabin in Avalon Beach
Gorgeous, beachy getaway in leafy garden setting
2 – 9 Aug
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Guesthouse in Bilgola Plateau
Romantic Getaway for Couples with Private Spa
7 – 14 Oct
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Guesthouse in Whale Beach
Whale Beach Secluded Self Contained Spa Cottage
21 – 28 Feb
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Guesthouse in Avalon Beach
Stylish, tranquil & private studio in Avalon Beach
23 – 30 July
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Apartment in Clareville
Pittwater Boat House
12 – 19 Sept
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Tiny home in Newport
The Salty Dog
1 – 6 Aug

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Palm Beach

Total rentals

230 properties

Rentals with a pool

90 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

30 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

190 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

4.4K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$152 AUD before taxes and fees

Your guide to Palm Beach

Welcome to Palm Beach

Occupying a peninsula at Sydney’s northern tip, Palm Beach, or “Palmy,” stretches for 2.3 kilometres — and its golden beach doubles as the setting for a certain long-running TV soap that launched the careers of some renowned Aussie actors. Fringed by some of Sydney’s swankiest real estate, the southern end of the beach is the safest and most popular swimming spot, complete with a sparkling 50-metre ocean pool. At the northern end, a historic lighthouse sits atop Barrenjoey Head, which rises 100 metres above the cerulean sea. On the western side of the peninsular lies the wide, tidal estuary of Pittwater, a haven for boaters.

While Palm Beach is primarily a residential suburb, there are several cafes and restaurants dotted along the main road that curls around the peninsula from Pittwater to Palmy’s surf beach.


The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Palm Beach

Palm Beach is at its busiest during the balmy summer months. Visit outside school holidays and summer weekends for ease of parking, and for more space to spread out on the sand. Like most beaches on the Northern Beaches peninsula, Palm Beach is patrolled by lifeguards from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September until the end of April. There are also lifeguards stationed at North Palm Beach on weekends. While some locals swim year-round, the water becomes too chilly for most in April before warming up again in November. Visitor numbers dwindle during the winter months; however, this can be a nice time to wander up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse, the perfect vantage point to spot migrating whales.


Top things to do in Palm Beach

Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Part of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Barrenjoey Head’s iconic lighthouse was built in 1881 from locally quarried sandstone. It’s an easy one-kilometre walk uphill from the Governor Phillip car park, or you can scramble up the shorter Smugglers Track. Guided lighthouse tours are available on Sundays, but the panorama of the peninsula is worth the walk any day of the week.

Pittwater

Technically a drowned valley estuary, Pittwater is sandwiched between the West Head precinct of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park to the west and the Palm Beach peninsula to the east. A regular ferry service connects Palm Beach with West Head; alight at the Basin Wharf to hike to an ancient Aboriginal art site. You can also explore Pittwater on a boat tour, or by stand-up paddleboard or kayak, with paddle craft rentals available in Clareville and at Bayswater, southwest of Palm Beach.

Patonga

Get a taste of the Central Coast without hitting the road by taking a 30-minute ferry ride from Palm Beach to Patonga Beach. The ferry makes half a dozen return journeys on weekends, and one return trip during the week. Surrounded by Brisbane Water National Park, Patonga is a scenic spot to laze on the beach, enjoy a long waterfront lunch, or go for a hike.

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