Join us on an exclusive tour of Lilypad, a super chic resort-style villa floating in the beautiful blue waters of Palm Beach in Sydney.
You’ve come to know and love the tiny house movement for everything that it promises: a sense of uniqueness, anything-but-ordinary and an off-the-grid, compact escape that’s surrounded by nature.
Lilypad is all of this and so much more. It’s sustainably made, powered completely by the sun, architecturally designed, and remote in that it floats isolated in a stunning bay in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
While many tiny home escapes offer a pared-back lifestyle, Lilypad is all about luxury and you best believe no expense has been spared to ensure guests here are pampered to within an inch of their lives.
The villa itself is split over two storeys; the open-plan lounge, modern kitchen, and luxurious bathroom are situated on the ground (ahem, sea) floor while the lofted king bad can be found upstairs.
The entire abode is hugged by a huge outdoor deck, which includes space for lounging, dining, and catching rays after a quick dip in the waters surrounding.
All of this is worthy of a five-star resort in itself, but it’s the lavish inclusions that really elevate Lilypad to next-level status.
When you arrive at the villa, you are met by a private tender who will be available to take you to and from your private wharf throughout the duration of your stay.
After docking, you’ll be treated to Champagne and a charcuterie or seafood tasting plate to help get you relaxed in the zen zone.
And over the course of the weekend, you’ll have unlimited access to a 40-bottle wine cellar, enjoy a complimentary breakfast, and kick back with an array of water inflatables and stand-up paddleboards.
Now those are just the ‘base’ inclusions, but those really looking to turn up the lavish factor can also sign up for luxury transfer vehicles, gourmet meal packages, onboard chefs and massages, and even transfers with Sydney Seaplanes.
Chuck Anderson, designer, engineer and the brains behind Lilypad, says the villa was designed to appeal to those drawn to the nautical lifestyle, in a way that’s comfortable and approachable.
“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,” says Chuck.
“Boating can be intimidating to some and vessels don’t often have the luxuries one might hope for,” he says, adding: “The driving force behind Lilypad is simply about letting people enjoy the space.
“Lilypad offers everything there is to love about boating – the calm isolation of being on the water and nature at your fingertips – only it doesn’t compromise on the opulence we all want in a getaway.”
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Every detail of the design was cleverly thought out to reflect the beautiful landscape in which Lilypad sits.
The interiors are kept minimal and simplistic to frame the nautical outlook, while the exterior is designed to blend in seamlessly with its natural surrounds.
The exterior is clad with slatted, sun-stained timber panels designed to patina over time. From afar, the villa blends into the landscape which helps to ensure privacy and deter curious kayakers.
Following an extensive build from Chuck and a skilled team of nautical engineers, Lilypad is now available to book for a remote escape like no other.
A mid-week stay will set you back $1,650 per night, while a weekend escape is slightly more at $1,950.
Originally published as Lilypad at Palm Beach is a floating villa you can stay in by Katie Skelly. Author at realestate.com.au.