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The Northern Beaches' Luxury Floating Villa Lilypad Is Now Open to the Public

Located just off Palm Beach, the private villa comes with an on-board wine cellar, gourmet meals and your own boat.
By Libby Curran
July 17, 2019
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By Libby Curran
July 17, 2019
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Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all. And what better way to do that, than by escaping to your own private luxury villa, floating offshore from Sydney's famed Palm Beach?

Lilypad is a lavish, resort-style escape that's right at home on the northern beaches, and it's just become a whole lot more accessible — while it was previously only available to members, bookings are now open to the public.

Of course, it's much more than just a pretty face — the floating paradise has also been built with big respect for its natural environment, running entirely off solar power. And it's been cleverly engineered to remain stable, while still embracing the natural movements and rhythms of the water below. After all, a bout of seasickness doesn't exactly scream 'luxury'.

This designer lilypad can only sleep two, but can also be used to host events with up to 16 of your friends and fam. It comes decked out with an on-board, 40-bottle wine cellar — which you have unlimited access to — and comes stocked with a handy array of water equipment, including paddleboards, snorkel gear, fishing rods and a floating daybed.

Guests can expect even more luxury, with their own private concierge and a self-drive luxury personal vessel for exploring the surrounds, along with gourmet brekkie by The Boathouse Group and premium booze by Glenmorangie whisky throughout their stay. Throw down even more money if you fancy adding on upscale extras like a private chef, seaplane transfers and on-board spa treatments.

To enjoy your slice of floating luxury, you'll need some big cash to splash — the nightly cost is set at $1650. But, if you can somehow splurge for two nights, the booking includes a complimentary meal for two at Barrenjoey House, with the private boat transfer included (naturally).

Lilypad Palm Beach is now available for bookings, starting at $1650 per night. It's located off of Snappers Lane Wharf, Palm Beach.

Updated: December 19, 2019. 

Published on July 17, 2019 by Libby Curran
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