Apartment near Manly, ocean & harbour

Australia - New South Wales - Balgowlah

Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Manly surf beach
Manly surf beach
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Lounge room
Lounge room
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Lounge Room
Lounge Room
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Reading/relaxing chair
Reading/relaxing chair
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Dining area
Dining area
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Motif
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Kitchen
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Main bathroom
Main bathroom
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Study
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Balcony off lounge room
Balcony off lounge room
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Side balcony with BBQ
Side balcony with BBQ
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah, Manly and harbour beaches from nearby lookout
Manly and harbour beaches from nearby lookout
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,West Esplanade, Manly,  harbour beach
West Esplanade, Manly, harbour beach
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Manly ocean beach
Manly ocean beach
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Manly ocean beach promenade
Manly ocean beach promenade
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,The Corso, Manly (shopping precinct)
The Corso, Manly (shopping precinct)
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,The Corso, Manly  (shopping precinct)
The Corso, Manly (shopping precinct)
Home exchange in,Australia,Balgowlah,Opera house, Circular Quay and the City CBD
Opera house, Circular Quay and the City CBD
  • Sleeping capacity5
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms2

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

No Children Please

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022 Europe
Open to all dates Australia

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Our apartment is situated on the ground floor at the rear of a small block of 6, close to all amenities yet calm and quiet. There are two bedrooms with queen beds, the main with ensuite, a combination lounge/dining area, kitchen/laundry and main bathroom with full-size bath and seperate rain shower. There is also a study with a single bed for occasional use. WiFi, a Sony HD smart TV with Netflix, Bose Wave Stereos and a collection of CD's and DVD's. Sliding doors open to a balcony on two sides with gas BBQ and outdoor furniture. The apartment was fully renovated and redecorated in 2018. Off street parking is available within the apartment grounds.


Apartment/ Main Residence


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Heating
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio


  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)


  • None


  • Suburban


Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Balgowlah is a well established, leafy suburb situated on the Northern Beaches of Sydney with easy access to the Harbour and Manly. Harbourside walks and foreshore parks are just 5 minutes stroll away. The apartment is 3 minutes walk from the vibrant commercial centre of Balgowlah with 12 restaurants, 5 coffee shops, a shopping mall with excellent supermarkets, a free minibus to Manly, and buses to Manly, Sydney City centre and the Northern beaches peninsula. A ferry crosses the harbour in 30 minutes from Manly to Circular Quay in the centre of Sydney. A new shopping mall with major department stores and over 150 specialty shops and a food court is 5k away.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving / Surfing
  • Windsurfing


  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Transport Nearby

  • Bus

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket


Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

The world famous surfing beach and the harbour-side resort of Manly is 2.5 kms away, 25 minutes walk via the Harbour foreshore, 4 minutes by car or 10 minutes by free shuttle bus. Manly has a splendid sandy ocean beach for surfing and two calm protected Harbourside beaches ideal for swimming. With 5 pubs, dozens of small bars, numerous cafes, restaurants and fast food outlets it caters for all tastes and budgets. Whale watching cruises depart Manly Wharf from June to November to view these magnificent creatures offshore migrating north. The Northern Beaches peninsula has 13 ocean beaches, 10 golf courses and the yachting/boating haven of Pittwater, all within 30 kms from Balgowlah. Sydney city centre is best accessed via ferry from Manly (30 minutes) offering entertainment venues, cultural events and world standard shopping. Warringah Shopping Mall (5K) has major department stores,150 speciality and fashion shops and a large food hall. The Main Street of Balgowlah has 12 restaurants, 5 cafes, 5 takeaways, a post office, medical & dental clinics, chemist etc. No need to drive for daily shopping or eating out, a car is only required for travel beyond Sydney. Reccomended overnight journeys: Blue Mountains (120K) stay in the village of Leura and visit the Everglade Gardens. Hunter Valley (160K) tour the vineyards and enjoy free wine tastings. Canberra (300K), the nations capital, tour the Parliament, National Gallery and War Museum.

Our favourite restaurants

  • The Skiff club, Manly
  • Long Reef Golf club, Collaroy
  • Moorish Cafe, Stockland Mall, Balgowlah,

Cafés & bars

  • West End, Corso, Manly
  • Moorish (in Stockland mall)
  • Manly Wine, Ocean Front, Manly

Special places to shop

  • Queen Victoria Building (Sydney city centre)
  • Warringah Mall, Brookvale
  • Stocklands Mall, Balgowlah

Walks or jogging paths

  • Spit to Manly harbourside walk
  • Manly Beach Promenade
  • Shelly Beach Parade

Health or fitness clubs

  • Anytime Fitness, Balgowlah
  • Premier Health & Fitness, Brookvale

Interesting day trips

  • Blue mountains and Leura
  • Canberra
  • Hunter Valley vineyards

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Our home is neat, clean and tidy and we ask that it is maintained as presented, as we will do the same in your home.
Our neighbours are friendly, quiet and helpful, and will respect your privacy.
There are strict rules governing conduct within the apartments to ensure a pleasant and safe environment for all residents and guests.
Our exchange preference is for a minimum of 1 to 2 months, in the UK or Europe in the Northern summer/early Autumn only.
A 2007 Mazda 6, 4 door, auto, sports saloon with air-con and portable sat/nav is offered if your vehicle reciprocated.


  • No Children Please
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange

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