This will be our first time to Sydney (5 total), and we're pretty keen on a holiday rental rather than a hotel in the city.
I like the idea of having a house to lounge, cook, laundry, go to the beach etc... and then taking a 10-15 minute cab into downtown city during the day (we coud stay in the city but I think we're all set on being near the beach)
My friend actually lives near Manly Beach and loves it. However, I know Bondi is quite tourist friendly as well.
What beach should we focus on for our stay? Perhaps pros and cons? We want to see all that Sydney has to offer, mix in some tourist stuff, and be by the beach... pretty simple vacation :)