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1960s Modernist Chic with Amazing Ocean Vista

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property


Suite Sixteen has amazing views over the ocean, your own ringside seat for whale watching. And if the whales are shy, there's a lot more you can do to enjoy nature from this unique property.

Everyone tells us there is nowhere else on the Northern Beaches of Sydney quite like SUITE SIXTEEN. And since we opened we've had guests from all over the world who have marvelled at the location, the views, the garden, the décor and the modernist furniture, all sourced by a 1960s design enthusiast.

At SUITE SIXTEEN, the ocean views are immense, a 180 degree panorama that changes throughout the day. Watch the whale migrations in season, see the dolphins frolic in the bay below, or in summer watch as the yachts sail around Barrenyoey, then return in the afternoon, often under full spinnaker. We even have quaint Easter Water Dragons which, though perfectly harmless to humans, delight in sunning themselves in the Zen garden outside Suite Sixteen.

Due to its unique character, SUITE SIXTEEN has appeared in design magazines and was made a featured listing on Stayz after one of their senior executives took some time out at SUITE SIXTEEN to understand why it had been one of their most popular listings.

Having a northerly aspect you'll get sun all day, and will be bathed in natural light.

Like many before you, you won't want to leave! In fact, many of our guests with plans for eating out every night have chosen to have a 'stay-in' holiday finding the ambience of SUITE SIXTEEN - both inside the apartment and out in the Zen garden, too enticing for them. Others have chosen to leave their car parked and walk everywhere during their stay. Robert, your host and concierge, can show guests all the waking tracks and shortcuts that are known only to locals.

SUITE SIXTEEN is perfect for celebrating special occasions such as wedding anniversaries or birthdays, or for those who simply want to chill out and de-stress for a while. Our guests have come from Scandinavia, Britain, USA, S-E Asia, South Africa, NZ and virtually every state and region in Australia. All have enjoyed the experience and their reviews bear this out.


There is nowhere else on Sydney's northern beaches quite like SUITE SIXTEEN:

* Mesmerising, unobstructed northern ocean views;

* Sun all year round;

* North facing - no winter southerlies, lots of N-E sea breezes in summer

* Architectural classic - has been featured in design magazines and film shoots;

* Eclectic modernist furniture - all original pieces, some extremely rare;

* Walk to Palm Beach or Whale Beach;

* Stroll to Whale Beach Deli and Jonah's.


SUITE SIXTEEN offers a unique blend of hotel and apartment living with every appointment you need to make your stay enjoyable:

* Dual refrigerators;

* Cooktop and oven;

* Microwave;

* Dishwasher;

* Combined washer/dryer;

* Underfloor heating for winter;

* Electronically controlled blinds

* Dyson bladeless fan - for the rare occasions when there are no sea breezes

* Only quality brand appliances e.g. Smeg, Meile, Leibherr etc.


SUITE SIXTEEN forms the entire lower level of an iconic modernist house designed in 1956 by Frank Cavalier, one of the new wave of architects in Sydney who helped transform our notions about the domestic dwelling.

Completely renovated several years ago by one of Australia's most awarded builders it is one of only a few buildings of its type that remain in Palm Beach and the only one we are aware of that has been restored to such a high standard. It was originally featured in House & Garden in 1958. In more recent times it has appeared in various design publications both locally and internationally and has also been used as a setting for still photography and film shoots.

Decorated and furnished in a style befitting its modernist heritage, SUITE SIXTEEN has a warm and welcoming ambience with a strong Scandinavian flair. Authentic pieces appear throughout from design icons such as Hans Vegner, Charles & Ray Eames, Grant Featherston, Le Corbusier etc. are complemented with Marimekko highlights and hand-made ceramics.

Accessed via a private entrance a stunning unobstructed northerly view awaits you which sweeps from North Palm Beach, takes in Pittwater, Barrenjoey Lighthouse, parts of the Central Coast, Cape Three Points and the ocean beyond.


* Beautiful private Zen garden area - with sun lounges and great views

* Free Wi-Fi

* Your own private entrance

* Off street parking

* Under cover parking if required

* Generous provisions

* Full bathroom with twin washbasins, shower and full-size bath (with Barrenjoey views!)

* Large walk-in robe area with lots of hanging space.


* Many guests simply chill-out in SUITE SIXTEEN - stay in and enjoy the ambience

* Sit back and read a book or imbibe a drink or two in the Zen garden

* Hit the beaches

* Swim in the local rock pools

* Brunch at local cafes - some within easy walking distance

* Enjoy some of the areas fine dining options

* Walk to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse

* Hire a kayak or paddleboard

* Try beach or rock fishing

* Watch the sea eagles soaring above the Zen garden and out over the sea

* Go whale watching in May/June and September/October

* Catch a ferry to the unique Great Mackeral Beach or to the Central Coast

* Bushwalk in the National Parks nearby

* Visit Bangalley Headland

* Play golf, tennis or boule at local facilities

* Go for a joy flight on seaplane

* See where they film Home & Away - and buy some memorabilia.


Our minimum stay throughout the year is for two nights other than at designated public holiday periods when the minimum is three nights.


* In low season our weekly rate is $2,800, inclusive of our cleaning and linen fee

* During the Christmas / New Year period it is $3,950 per week inclusive.

* Rates for extended stays of longer than a week may be negotiated.


As per details provided for Stayz online booking.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017


Other Activities:

Views, beaches and nature


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Palm Beach, Australia

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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1960s Modernist Chic with Amazing Ocean Vista
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia

What a great long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly researched places to stay for the long weekend, knowing there was a good chance it was going to rain all weekend. Saw the pictures for suite16 and thought tho looks perfect. It lived up to all of our expectations! Top 3 reasons why:

1. The views are amazing! Regardless of sun or rain, the full length windows give spectacular views.

2. The furnishings are lovely. Everything from the red rocking chair to the leather chaise. It's all very pretty.

3. The location. We went for a walk everyday (weather permitting) different directions....Never disappointed at where we ended up.

Add to that lovely owners, whale sightings and underfloor heating and you can see why we loved it! We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Jo, Very much appreciated! As you know, we always leave our guests to enjoy their privacy unless they need assistance with something. But during some of the truly dreadful weather we had over the long weekend, both my wife and I were stressing for you. So glad then that the Suite Sixteen magic worked for you both. We look forward to your return visit. Warm regards, Robert
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So good!

  • 5 of 5

Suite Sixteen is the most beautiful apartment, and the most perfect place to relax and reflect. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over the Easter long weekend and were blessed with glorious weather. We spent most of the time outside admiring the stunning view, either baking in the sun or resting under the large beach umbrella which is provided. We had our 5 month old son with us so the large sliding door that closes off the bedroom from the living area was perfect for when he was sleeping to give us two separate spaces. All the necessary basics were provided including dishwashing and washing machine powders, pots, crockery and cutlery, towels, etc. The owners are super accommodating and were the perfect hosts, discreet yet available as needed. The apartment is not ideal for a crawling baby or toddler which is such a shame as we would love to make this suite a regular family holiday location!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Emily! Your compliments are our reward. Re young children, for those who don't know the property it is unfenced to capitalise on the extraordinary view. We have regular visits from a family with a toddler (2 years old) but close supervision is definitely recommended - especially for the adventurous.
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NSW, Australia

Surpassed our high expectations

  • 5 of 5

Terrific spot, views forever from the lounge room, beautifully quiet and well set up. A great location, close to walks and cafes. Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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An absolute treat for the lucky few...

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous apartment Suite16 is with an unforgettable view. We had such a relaxing time - thanks to Robert and wife for sharing this slice of heaven with us!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Overpriced,Overrated,Underwhelmed andUncomfortable

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for 4nights.Directions to the property were not good and we had difficulty finding it in the dark.Access to the apartment was also not very good along a narrow unmade path.(especially in heels), This is not a luxurious appartment..The kitchen facilities are basic, Additionally both fridges were not working effectively. resulting in the loss of some of our food.Although the owner was made aware of this no offer of restitution was made or an apology given.No air conditioning just a modern ineffectual fan,.Of more concern was the presence of cockroaches ,one of which was found in my wifes hair when she was drying it.Again Robert did nothing to rectify matters,

Finally the chic furniture is nothing to shout about,Cheap plastic retro dining chairs chipped in places ,totally inappropriate.Warnings were given to take great care when using same..All in all not a comfortable stay given price we paid..

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: At Suite Sixteen we take pride in ensuring our guests enjoy their stay and all reviews to date reflect that. Graham & Maggie, who were considerably older than our usual demographic, arrived at 9:45PM on a wet night, direct from their flight from the UK. They had chosen a hire car with no satellite navigation and had no mobile phone(s). The refrigerators operate without fault. They were over-filled and the temperature had been turned up, not down. I apologised for any misunderstandings and set the fridges correctly. The next day I emailed to check all was OK, but received no reply. Suite Sixteen is eco-friendly. We have solar panels on the roof and no air-conditioning. Being architect-designed, sea breezes provide cooling. Graham & Maggie's stay was marked by humid weather and constant rain. That brought a few flying insects inside through open windows. I don't believe they were cockroaches as the apartment is regularly perimeter sprayed for crawling insects. Every piece of furniture in Suite Sixteen is as shown in the photographs - classic, original items from the 1960s. The "plastic" chairs referred to are mid-century "stem chairs". Designed by Grant Featherstone (Australian designer) in 1969. A set of them was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in 1974. Our listing in Stayz is very explicit - both in words and photographs. I am sorry Suite Sixteen was not suitable for Graham & Maggie and hope they enjoy the remainder of their holiday in Australia.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Palm Beach, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
22 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
15 Dec 2017 - 20 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
21 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
Standard Rate
1 May 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
1 night minimum stay


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay
    Cleaning & linen fee: $85 per stay

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