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The Northern Beaches' Luxury Floating Villa Is Reopening with a New Look and On-Board Sauna

Located just off Palm Beach, Lilypad comes with an on-board wine cellar, gourmet meals and your own boat.
By Ben Hansen and Sarah Ward
December 09, 2021
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By Ben Hansen and Sarah Ward
December 09, 2021
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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, the northern beaches' lavish floating accommodation is reopening from February to the public, following a series of upgrades and refurbishments. The villa, which first opened in 2019, has been fitted out with a whole new design that pulls from Spanish and Mediterranean coastal villas. The spot has also scored some exciting new additions, including a completely solar-powered, on-board sauna.

The new design is a pretty vast change from the previous look of the floating home, according to owner and designer Chuck Anderson.

"We've made better use of the space to create a whole new feeling when onboard and I know returning guests, along with new guests will absolutely love it," Anderson says.

The floating paradise has been built with 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'.

Inside you'll find all the comforts of a luxe home-stay from a full modern kitchen and king bedroom, to a wine cellar with access to a collection of Las Vino and Veuve Clicquot wines. The living space opens onto a deck on which you can sit and look out over the surrounding ocean while you eat or with a drink in hand.

Topping off your time at the Lilypad is added resort-style luxuries like included meals with a private chef on request, champagne on arrival, a private boat for use to and from the villa, paddle boards and access to onboard massages. Bookings are available for one to five nights stay, with accommodation packages starting at $1800.

Bookings are now open for Lilypad from February 2022 via the accommodation's website.

Published on December 09, 2021 by Ben Hansen
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