As locations go, this is hard to beat. Your neighbour across the road is the Pacific Ocean. Head down for a morning swim, grab a coffee and the paper, and spend the rest of the day relaxing in the light-filled living room. The whole place is tastefully appointed in seaside chic (there’s even a porthole), and lacks for no modern convenience. Walk down to the Manly Corso in the evening and take your pick from dozens of great restaurants and bars.