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Magnificent Manly Magic Zen Living
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2.5 baths
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2.5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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I'm happy to welcome nice non-smoking travelers to my lovely Daintrey Gardens haven in Fairlight in magnificent Manly. For those seeking an escape from the busyness of traveling, come relax in my Zen garden and let your burdens and worries dissolve.

The space

I am offering peaceful and private share accommodation in my terrific Daintrey Gardens townhouse in the leafy suburb of Fairlight for non-smokers, only 15-20 mins mins scenic walk from the bustle of Manly Village and the ferries.

Conveniently located, I am just a short walk to the city buses; One minute to the amazing swim centre and the free community bus which takes you all around the Manly suburbs; a nice stroll to the Pacific Ocean beaches and in the inner harbour foreshores.

It's actually only 15 mins by road to the Harbour Bridge, the gateway to the CBD but taking the 30 min Manly Ferry is a wonderful relaxing way to feel part of our beautiful harbour foreshores.

Fresh sheets and towels provided. There's also a comfy travel cot for babies and toddlers.

The guest room is large light and airy room and it has has a lovely ensuite and study nook. There's one double bed and one single bed. There's also a TV and lots of books to read and videos for you to watch.

The key will be under the mat on the day of your arrival so if I'm not at home you can let yourself in.

When I'm not abroad, I'm not home till later in the evening so I like to know my home is well enjoyed by nice people.

It's infinitely more comfortable and much cheaper than a hostel or hotel of the same standard. There are nice places nearby to stroll to for a cool Aussie brekky. A brisk walk to Manly Village or grabbing the free Hop Skip Jump village bus, brings you to where there are coffee shops and eateries galore.

Internal laundry facilities. Lovely sunny garden. Come and relax and enjoy.

The small townhouse complex is a non-smoking building.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire home and garden to laze around and relax in. With a TV and tons of DVD's and it's own private bathroom, your light an airy room comfortably sleeps three adults.

Interaction with guests

I'm not at home that often and because of differing time schedules we might not see each other that much. However, I'm happy to have a yarn and to give you info and insights as to the wonderful area of Manly if I'm in Sydney at the time of your stay.

Other things to note

Fortunately in my culture, we don't need to take our shoes off or leave them at the front door for everyone to trip over. So please follow this while you're visiting. There's nothing worse than smelly feet and smelly socks traipsing all around the home leaving odours. Take any shoes and bags to your room so we can all enjoy a clutter free and tidy space.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 crib

Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Extra people $25 AUD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $50 AUD
Weekly Discount: 2%
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House Rules

Be nice.
Be non-smokers please.
Wash regularly.
Wear a smile.
Have fun.


2 nights minimum stay

54 Reviews

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Susan User Profile
February 2016
The host canceled this reservation 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Philip User Profile
February 2016
We enjoyed our stay with Davey. He made us very welcome and he has an really interesting home. The whole house was really clean and Davey could not have been more accommodating. Recommend you stay there, the only two problems we encountered (Davey had made them clear to us beforehand) was the walk to the ferry terminal, about 20 mins and heat in the bedroom. Even though the heat wave had passed and Davey provided an excellent fan it was very hot as it is not possible to get a good draft through the bedroom without opening the curtains and revealing yourself to the neighbours.

Victor User Profile
February 2016
We spent a phenomenal week in Davey's lovely, atmospheric Fairlight townhouse, a perfect base for enjoying Manly and the Northern Beaches as well exploring Sydney. Our room had everything we needed and Davey is an extremely friendly and helpful host. I highly recommend this place.

Emma User Profile
December 2015
Davey was excellent in communicating promptly and being friendly and very helpful. The accommodation was lovely and as described, and in a good location.

Rachel User Profile
November 2015
Davey was an excellent host providing valuable information on finding the house before our arrival as he was out of town that particular night. Further useful information was located in our beautiful room. He treated me to a bottle of wine when we mention it was my birthday. We were usually busy sight seeing during the day and Davey tended to be busy in the evenings so we mostly communicated via written messages. We organised a takeaway one evening and traded travelling stories with Davey. The accommodation was close to both the beach and wharf. The house, garden and our room, were all beautifully presented, perfect for relaxing after a busy day of site seeing. My partner and I would have no reservations about recommending Davey he was a lovely man and a very helpful host.

Varnika User Profile
October 2015
Davey was extremely helpful and a wonderful host. We had a chance to talk to Davey, which was good. The house was beautiful and was well maintained. The instructions provided to us were helpful and had all the information in it. My Family enjoyed and had a comfortable stay in the house. I will recommend the place to my firiends.

Bei User Profile
September 2015
Davey is very welcoming and attending to details. He had messaged us about all need to know before our arrival. He left with us almost the whole space to explore on our own and communicated through note writing which is quite special and lovely. His house is stylish and eclectic, with every trivial arrangement a reflection of Davey's love for the culture of South-east Asian. Thanks Davey for hosting us!
Davey User Profile
Response from Davey:
Bei and family were wonderful guests to have stay with me. I wasn't able to leave a review in time as I had been travelling in a remote area for a couple of weeks after they left. I'd recommend them to other hosts as they are very clean and respectful. Welcome back any time guys. Cheers, Davey.
September 2015

Manly, AustraliaJoined in April 2011
Davey User Profile

I'm a nice Aussie guy who loves to travel and host adventurers from abroad in my lovely townhouse in Manly. I've lived, loved and worked in a number of different countries and visited heaps and heaps. I've hosted many people in many countries and at present I'm living in Manly in the most beautiful part called Fairlight on the sunny side of the hill, which is just a hop, skip and jump away from the hustle and bustle of Manly Village, the Manly Ferry and Manly Beach.

Languages: English, Français

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