This Solar-Powered Floating Villa Is a Quarantine Dream Rental

Socially-distance in style with this floating getaway.


We get it, you really need to get the hell out of your own house now, but it may not be safe yet since there’s the little matter of a worldwide pandemic

At this point, that statement must be true for thousands, if not millions of people. This remarkable retreat in New South Wales presents what might be the ultimate in self-isolation goals: the Lilypad Floating Villa, moored off Australia’s Palm Beach.

Floating, solar-powered cabin available via Airbnb in Australia.

Seriously, consider the prospect of living on the water and all you can see is the scenery, the beach, and a boat to get between the two. No need for a mask or gloves. That’s what you’d get with this beautifully minimalist, solar-powered cabin. 

The Lilypad Floating Villa has a surrounding deck for dining outdoors, a well-appointed loft bedroom featuring a king-sized bed, and a luxury bath. The Airbnb listing says 1-2 guests, but it could likely handle a family of 4, maybe a couple more. 

Interior of luxury solar-powered Lilypad floating villa in New South Wales.

 If this from the Airbnb page alone won’t make you want to head to Australia today, you’re a little too happy in quarantine:

Our overnight stay packages include tasting plate and champagne on arrival, dinner, breakfast from The Boathouse Palm Beach, on-board wine cellar, a private self-drive tender (or on call tender service to and from wharf if preference), 24 hour concierge service and use of our stand-up paddle boards and fishing gear.

Other amenities include wifi, heating, TV, and beach essentials like an umbrella, blanket, and snorkeling gear.

Interior of luxe floating villa from Lilypad Palm Beach in New South Wales.

The price for a stay begins at $1,048 in Australian money or $635 USD. Learn more at