Exclusive members only floating villa Lillypad has now opened its doors to the public, launched in December 2018 Lillypad brings resort style comforts to the most tranquil of settings. Offering a complete walk on, walk off service, Lilypad is located just metres off shore in Sydney’s exclusive Palm Beach, but feels a million miles away.
Lilypad is the perfect romantic overnight getaway for two or can be used as an event venue to host friends, family or clients for an afternoon on the water. Able to host 16 for an intimate lunch, Lilypad is the ideal destination for a Christmas celebration, a family birthday or a luxe private event and offers an experience that is unrivalled in Sydney and Australia.
Lilypad Palm Beach has also recently partnered with luxury brands including Veuve Clicquot and Glenmorangie Whiskey, complementary with every booking, as well as Palm Beach catering group and local favourite, The Boat House Group and also Sydney Seaplanes, for the ultimate travel experience*. Sheridan Australia has also come on board as the official homewares partner for the venue, specifically promoting their sustainability range, which features select homewares, bed linen, towels and robes; crafted from natural fibres including organic cotton and Belgian linen.
Lilypad is the brainchild of Chuck Anderson, who combined innovative design with traditional craftmanship and modern luxuries to build this unique and exceptional space. Respecting the pristine environment where Lilypad exists was a key priority for majority owner and designer, Chuck who has created the venue to run completely off solar power, combining sustainability with luxury.
“We have built a space that is for true relaxation and enjoyment of the natural beauty where Lilypad exists. It is the perfect venue to either reset from the world in ultimate comfort or host friends and colleagues in a way like never before. The design and construction of Lilypad was a feat in engineering to ensure guests could experience luxury accommodation on an entirely stable surface, whilst drifting with the rhythmic sounds and movements of the ocean.”
“Growing up on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and spending much of my life around boats, I always had a vision to create something truly special that people can now enjoy as their own, a design space and service that would eliminate the pit falls of the traditional boating experience whilst amplifying the rest,” Chuck concluded.
The rental fee (prices start at $1,350 for a one night stay) includes an array of luxury inclusions such as;
– Private host / concierge – Private tender transfers to and from Lilypad for duration of stay – Additional self-drive luxury personal vessel so guests can explore, swim and picnic at local beaches at leisure – Chef prepared sides and salads to accompany premium meats, followed by dessert options – On-board breakfast items supplied by the Boat House Palm Beach – Complimentary on board wine cellar with bottles of Veuve Clicqout, Cloudy bay and Cape Mentelle – Use of water equipment including paddleboards, fishing rods and floating daybed – Two night booking includes complimentary meal for two at the iconic Barrenjoey House with private boat transfers valued at $350
Additional extras that can be purchased include;
– Seaplane transfers from Rose Bay – Luxury chauffeured vehicle transfers – On board massage or beauty treatments
Bookings are available through Lilypad website and Airbnb.
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*Seaplane transfers are an additional cost to standard bookings
Words Arrnott Olssen Editor