Sydney’s holiday house scene changed last year with Lilypad, an ultra-exclusive, members-only retreat that floats atop the waters off of Palm Beach. Yep, floats.
But now, as of winter 2019, that same villa is open for business to all. From romantic weekends away to family events or client drinks, Lilypad will undoubtedly be the hottest property on the water this summer.
Reachable by boat or seaplane, Lilypad redefines seaside luxury. Though it’s small in size and nondescript when viewed from a distance, the little floating villa boasts amenities to boot. A stay at Lilypad includes a personalised concierge, luxury vehicle transfers within 20 kilometres of Sydney’s CBD and a boat to explore surrounding beaches. An onboard chef can be requested to prepare exceptional meals for an extra fee. Not to be forgotten, there’s a 40-bottle wine cellar just waiting to be cracked into. Its the perfect place for overnight getaways or intimate, luxurious lunches.
Lilypad aptly embodies her name: she is a low lying vessel with an unparalleled connection to the body of water she rests on. Designed by Chuck Anderson, Lilypad runs entirely off solar power. “The design and construction of Lilypad was a feat in engineering to ensure guests could experience luxury accommodation on an entirely stable surface, while drifting with the rhythmic sounds and movements of the ocean,” stated Anderson.
With the recent changes to Lilypad’s public availability, we can bet you big bucks that this slice of floating paradise will book out bloody quick as the mercury rises.
Check out more at Lilypad’s website.