Overlooking Big Manly and Tindalls Bay. Within 500 Metres of Manly Sailing Club
Ed and Sue Rikys
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Spacious, light filled home with beautiful views
We stayed over the New Years period 2018/2019. There were 6 adults, a preschooler and a baby and the house was big enough to accommodate all of us. All the necessary equipment needed to sleep, seat and feed the number of guests was present with each room decorated with creative flair. Loved all the home made knitted blankets, making the house feel friendly and welcoming. The master bedroom is great for families as had the main double bed, a little nook with a single for our preschooler and more than enough space for the portacot (which they provided). Only thing to note is the master bedroom is quite light still in summer so consider bringing blackout for the portocot if your little one struggles to sleep in lighter rooms. Alternatively situate portacot in the very big and darker walk in wardrobe which is also in the master bedroom. Ed and Sue live downstairs and are great hosts leaving you to enjoy your holiday but present if anything is required.
Very enjoyable stay by all and our preschooler keeps asking to go back to the holiday house!
Immaculate house, great location, incredible views!
The house was spacious, quiet, and very clean. Pictures don't do it justice. Sue has done an amazing job decorating - we loved all the artwork and cozy throws! Sue and Eddie were the most gracious hosts during our stay. My family of four spent a week during the winter and found that the house could easily have accommodated more people. We used the kitchen primarily for coffee and breakfast, but along with the outdoor grill it was ready for all sorts of cooking adventures. The location was perfect; it was the highest point in the area for spectacular views, but still an easy walk down to two pristine beaches (Manly or Tindalls). We particularly enjoyed being able to walk for dinner and drinks at the Manly Bar & Grill. The ferry to Auckland (and Tiritiri Matangi Island) was just a short drive and much easier than trying to drive into the city, especially for someone from Boston used to driving on the right! There’s also a lovely park for day hikes a few km past the ferry – we honestly felt like we never needed to leave Whangaparaoa. Winter was great, BTW (nice weather, no crowds). Highly recommended.
Thank you for a lovely review. Also for the fridge magnets and the Bottle of Wine you left for us..We are so pleased you enjoyed yor stay here..If you are ever in NZ again we would love to see you all again...Travel safe and keep well..Thank you again..
This home was wonderful.
This home was wonderful. My husband and I stayed there with another couple for 3 nights. It was very comfortable, with all your needs met. Sue and Ed manage the property and live onsite. We traveled from the US and arrived at the home at 11am. We were grateful that we were able to come right in and get settled. There were basics like milk and coffee already in the kitchen. Sue even left us a welcome basket of local gifts. I can’t recommend this home more and when my husband and I go back to Auckland we will be sure to stay with Sue and Ed.
Awesome Holiday House
Great scenery from the balcony, comfortable and neat house, lots of towels and bathrobes, BBQ mashine, great owners and stunning beach on sunset.
A aliile bit of KIWI Heaven
The home was exactly as stated and shown in the descriptions. Everything was very nice, well maintained and of a high standard you would expect from a good hotel. Views of the bay and the beach were from almost every location in the home. Ed and Sue were there for consultation or clarification 24/7 making things easy for new visitors to New Zealand. Loved the towel warmers, heated floors in bathrooms and large picture windows in the Master bedroom and the lower living room. We never used the AC as the breezes were wonderful and we just kept the vents open day and night sleeping in comfort at night.
The greatest mangers ever and the house was the best
The house was more beautiful than the pictures showed. The pictures were beautiful too. Ed and Sue were the Most gracious hosts. Very sweet nice people. Our gift basket from them was yummy. We are going to keep in touch. Beach was beautiful. Not even crowded. Easy access from the house. Wonderful wonderful time.