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Hotel vs Holiday Apartments in Sydney – Which Is Best?

Are you planning a trip to Sydney? If you are, then I bet your first thought is to book a hotel room, right? Well before you do, I’d like you to consider booking holiday apartments in Sydney instead. Unless you’re planning to stay in the city, I’d have to say that holiday apartments in Sydney are almost always a better choice than a hotel. Sydney covers a large area and has many regions and suburbs, and a lot of the […]

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3 Reasons to visit Great Mackeral Beach

Never heard of Great Mackeral Beach? Don’t worry, I hadn’t either before I moved to the Northern Beaches. For those not familiar with Great Mackeral Beach, I urge you to become familiar with it – very familiar with it – as Great Mackeral Beach is a fantastic destination that has much to offer. Surrounded by Ku-ring-gai National Park and located opposite Palm Beach, Great Mackeral Beach offers secluded and affordable accommodation that Sydney-siders are flocking to. This holiday home haven […]

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4 Reasons to Visit Palm Beach, NSW

If you haven’t been to Palm Beach in NSW, then you haven’t yet lived! Palm Beach is the epitome of the Australian beach lifestyle; heck, it’s why Australia’s favourite TV soap ‘Home and Away’ is shot here! If your idea of the perfect holiday consists of the sun, sand, and surf, then you will not find a better location to fit the bill than Palm Beach. While the beach is certainly enough of an attraction to make you want to […]

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Editors Pick: Accommodation in Newport

As writer and editor of the Beach Stays blog, I’m often asked by readers and friends for accommodation recommendations. One recommendation I’m asked about more than most is for accommodation in Newport. If you’re not familiar with Newport, then let me tell you, you’re missing out! Newport is one of the most popular Northern Beaches suburbs, and affluent, which is why, when it comes to accommodation in Newport, you want to make sure you choose wisely. As for me, I’ve […]

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4 Luxury Accommodation Options in Avalon

If you’re considering visiting Sydney’s Northern Beaches for your next holiday, might I suggest you consider booking your accommodation in Avalon? Located just 37 km north of Sydney and bordered by Bilgola Head to the north and shaley Newport Head and rocks to the south, Avalon has become a very popular “sea change” destination for many Australians, and it’s not hard to see why. At just 500 m long, Avalon offers Sydney-siders and holidaymakers the ideal surfer-lifestyle, and as such, […]

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Benefits of Booking Self-Contained Apartments in Sydney

If you’re tossing up what type of accommodation to book for your upcoming trip to Sydney, then might I suggest you consider self-contained apartments? While booking a hotel is usually the go-to option for many, self-contained apartments in Sydney offer much better value for money, and I’m not just saying that because they’re our bread and butter; it’s a fact! Whether you’re visiting Sydney with your partner, family or friends, self-contained apartments offer fantastic value for money. They are often […]

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Avalon Beach accommodation – Perfect for a Weekend Escape

Are you planning a weekend escape? If you are let me tell you that Avalon Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches is a fantastic destination to consider. With Bilgola Beach to the south, Whale Beach to the north, Pittwater to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east, Avalon Beach spans approximately 500 m along the coast. It is close to the popular areas of Palm Beach and Newport and is most notably recognised by its 25 m ocean rock […]

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Northern Beaches Apartments – The Perfect Choice for Long-Term Rentals

Are you in search of a long-term rental somewhere around Sydney’s Northern Beaches? If you are, then take it from me, apartments are a great option! As the owner of Beach Stays, a local business that specialises in Northern Beaches holiday rentals for short and long-term stays, when it comes to long-term rentals, our Northern Beaches apartments are a perfect choice. While you may think that I am biased, given that I am the owner of Beach Stays, this opinion […]

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4 Reasons to Stay at Iluka Apartments in Palm Beach

Palm Beach is the Northern Beaches’ most popular and most visited destination. With a famous beach, great surf, an array of natural parks and reserves, and a very welcoming township, it attracts visitors from far and wide. However, Palm Beach is also very expensive. The medium property price for a home is $852,000 and holiday accommodation in the area is also pricey. The cost of living in such a pristine and attractive location is high. But there is a way […]

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4 Holiday Houses perfect for your Northern Beaches Wedding

Sydney’s Northern Beaches is a popular Wedding location, and it’s not hard to see why. With sprawling golden-sand beaches, quaint villages and untouched natural parks,  the Northern Beaches epitomise Australian beach towns. If you’re planning an upcoming wedding in the Northern Beaches, then aside from organising your wedding venue, dress, flowers, and celebrant, you need to consider your accommodation. Where you will stay for this most memorable time in your life will have a big impact on how it is […]

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Enjoy a Coastal Getaway at Whale Beach

Do you need a break? If so, a coastal getaway is an answer. In Sydney, we’re lucky to have so many beautiful coastal destinations in arms reach to jet-off to for some much needed R&R. If you’re looking to get away from the fast pace of Sydney, then Whale Beach is a great destination to consider. Located 40km notchy of Sydney, it is quietly nestled between two of the Northern Beaches’ most popular areas; Avalon Beach which is to the […]

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Tips for Booking Holiday Accommodation in Sydney

As our countries capital, Sydney is undoubtedly the most well-known destination in Australia, and its popularity continues to grow year after year. In fact, according to the latest travel statistics, Sydney welcomed 11.1 million domestic overnight visitors for the year ending December 2018, up 11.5% on the previous year. Moreover, 27.1% of these visitors came to Sydney for a holiday. If you’re looking to visit Sydney for an upcoming holiday, then chances are you will need holiday accommodation in Sydney. […]

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