Quiet cottage in scenic location well set up as a home away from home.
Bedroom has very comfortable new bed late 2018 with quality cotton wool and down linen. There is a wardrobe with hanging and drawer space. Two luggage racks, bedside tables with lamps, thick block out insulating blinds, a ceiling fan and a chair.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
- Before you leave please make sure you put any rubbish, recycling and compost into the appropriate bins, located through the side gate to the cottage
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum one-day vacancy between guests’ stays
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About Felicity Stevens
We are a family of four who are originally from New Zealand. We moved to this part of Sydney 20 years ago originally for 2 years and fell in love with all it had to offer and so we stayed. This is our family business and all the family are involved in some shape or form to make it work. I have a background in fashion and prior to that worked in Hotels. We enjoy welcoming guests from all over the world to our special enchanted corner of Sydney and hope we can make there time enjoyable.
Felicity Stevens purchased this House in 2011
Why Felicity Stevens chose Balgowlah
We loved living in Many but with a growing family we were outgrowing our former home and were also seeking a slightly quieter pace of life. We love our location a little bit out of Manly but close enough so that if you want any thing its only a quick walk or ride away. The beaches here are some of the best kept secret beaches in Sydney. Forty baskets has a lovely safe enclosed swimming pool bbbqs and lovely shady areas for picnics and toilet and shower facilities. A little further around the harbour on the scenic walkway is Reef Beach. Another very pretty little beach entirely surrounded by bush. You can watch the manly ferrry go by and just enjoy this quiet little beach often by your self. We love a bit of history and think it only adds to the experience when we travel. The cottage is over 100 years old and was originally a small very humble workers cottage beside the very original farm house that we Iive in. When we set up the cottage as a holiday rental we had in mind that if we were traveling as a family what sort of place would we want to stay in? How would we want it furnished and what ammenities would we expect. It is not a fancy wizz bang five star cottage but its clean comfortable tidy and has all that you could need. Past guests have enjoyed all that it has to offer. We are next door so if you have a question please feel free to ask away and we are only to happy to help out if we can.
What makes this House unique
The cottage and farm house have had a very interesting past being the original farm house for this area. It was the childhood home of the artist Brownie Downing and her other talented creative family. During our time we have heard all sorts of wonderful stories about them and the previous occupiers including the local park ranger who used to stay in the cottage when checking on the farms. The cottage under its facade is a double brick building that has been fully insulated and as a result stays warm in winter and cool in summer.