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Water place to stay! The astonishing solar-powered floating Airbnb villa

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 24/05/2020 05:00:00 Jennifer Newton for MailOnline

Want to splash out on the ultimate post-lockdown romantic getaway? This Airbnb rental moored off the Sydney coast might float your boat.

Welcome aboard Lilypad Palm Beach, which boasts a double bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, a private boat for exploring the coastline, a wine cellar stocked with Veuve Clicquot Champagne and a personal chef. 

It lies in Pittwater Bay, a body of water sheltered by the exclusive Palm Beach peninsula, which is 28 miles from Sydney's city centre and where many wealthy Australians have swanky holiday homes.

a boat is docked next to a body of water: Lilypad Palm Beach is a floating Airbnb rental moored off the Sydney coast in Pittwater Bay, a body of water sheltered by the exclusive Palm Beach peninsula

Lilypad Palm Beach is a floating Airbnb rental moored off the Sydney coast in Pittwater Bay, a body of water sheltered by the exclusive Palm Beach peninsula
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Even though the villa is just metres from the shore, the owners of Lilypad say it 'feels a million miles away'. And those who have tried the villa agree that it's a tranquil and altogether quite special place to be.

One happy customer wrote on Airbnb: 'This place is amazing - it's such a unique yet relaxing experience.'

Another said: 'Amazing stay and such a unique experience. Food and wine were plentiful and of great quality.'

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While a third raved: 'If you want an amazing, high-end unique stay you cannot go past Lilypad. An amazing location, fantastic accommodation and an all-round great time in a beautiful part of the world.'

A night's stay in the villa, which is 100 per cent solar-powered, starts from AUS$1,650 (£885/$1,080), with the price including other perks such as a private concierge, onboard breakfast items supplied by nearby restaurant Boat House Palm Beach and use of paddleboards, fishing rods and a floating day bed.

Those booking a two-night stay also receive a complimentary dinner for two at the 'iconic' Barrenjoey House, with a private boat transfer (value AUS$350, £187, $230).

a boat sitting on top of a building: A night's stay in the villa, which is 100 per cent solar-powered, starts from AUS$1,650 (£885/$1,080) © Provided by Daily MailA night's stay in the villa, which is 100 per cent solar-powered, starts from AUS$1,650 (£885/$1,080) a boat that is sitting on a chair next to a body of water: Chuck Anderson, the brainchild behind Lilypad, said: 'We have built a space that is for true relaxation and enjoyment of the natural beauty where Lilypad exists' © Provided by Daily MailChuck Anderson, the brainchild behind Lilypad, said: 'We have built a space that is for true relaxation and enjoyment of the natural beauty where Lilypad exists'

Guests can also purchase additional extras such as seaplane transfers from Rose Bay, luxury chauffeured vehicles and onboard beauty treatments.

Even though Lilypad only sleeps up to two guests, the owners say it can also be used as an 'event venue to host friends, family or clients' and can host up to 16 people.

It can also be booked as a day spa venue for up to six guests.

Chuck Anderson, the brainchild behind Lilypad, said: 'We have built a space that is for true relaxation and enjoyment of the natural beauty where Lilypad exists.

a building next to a body of water: The owners of Lilypad say it can be used as an 'event venue to host friends, family or clients' and can host up to 16 people

The owners of Lilypad say it can be used as an 'event venue to host friends, family or clients' and can host up to 16 people
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'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 pitfalls of the traditional boating experience whilst amplifying the rest.'


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