If there’s one thing we’ve learned during this whole lockdown it’s that travel is a privilege. The ability to move freely and explore new places has never felt more appealing and that’s why we’ve spent most of our isolation time planning adventures for 2021. Near the top of that list is the Lilypad Floating Villa.
Designed by boat enthusiast Chuck Anderson, the solar-powered Lilypad home floats on the waters of Palm Beach just north of Sydney. By combining innovative engineering, classic design and traditional craftsmanship, Anderson aims to keep a connection to the surrounding marine environment.
Lilypad’s timber clad exterior houses some modest-in-size but expertly designed modern living. There’s an open living area with a kitchen, bathroom, and a sleeping loft, while the lower level walks out to an expansive terrace for al fresco dining and sunbathing.
To take advantage of the waterfront setting, the property comes with paddle boards, fishing equipment, and even its own private beach nearby on the shoreline. But if leaving the villa seems like too much of an effort, a 24 hour concierge service can arrange for on-site massages.
Stays at the villa also include an open wine cellar with local wines to match your chef-prepared gourmet meals and there’s a range of itineraries to suit every season, including picnics on the Portuguese Beach, surfing at Palm Beach or beginning your experience from Rose Bay and arriving by Seaplane.
The Lilypad floating villa is available to book from July (Coronavirus permitting), where prices for a stay begin at around £740 a night ($1,467 AUD). Find out more over at the Lilypad Website or on the Airbnb Website.
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