Beach In Ten Villas

If being near the sea is a holiday ‘must have’, but walking into your bedroom with sand between your toes isn’t, these villas are less than 10 minutes drive from the beach - many within the soothing sound of the surf. (If you have to be right on the sand then try our Beachfront villas.)

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Villa Issi

Villa Issi

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

It was a real privilege to stay at Villa Issi, this is a gorgeous, funky, fancy pad where no expense has been spared. It’s all about space, ultra-modern architecture, more space, high-technology and super comfortable furnishings, ranging from leather chairs to beanbag-sun-loungers. The only antiquated elements at the villa are the 200-year-old frangipani trees. Beautiful! Everywhere there are walls-of-glass that open to the balmy Bali breezes. The elevated deck that bridges the swimming pool is a fabulous feature and the kitchen is a dream, we’d never before seen such a state-of-the art fridge! In fact, there are surprises at every twist and turn, including lots of places to escape to and be on your own. This is a really exciting villa to stay in.
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Ivory House

Ivory House

Sri Lanka » South Coast » Galle

The rural setting of Ivory House is undeniably idyllic.  Often when you stay on the coast you miss out on experiencing the island’s lush, rural hinterland.  Here you can enjoy the best of both worlds as beaches are accessible in 10-15 minutes (there are plenty of local sprays of sand for sunbathing).  Families will find this house suits them well; the gentle lawns and shallow ledge of the pool are both child-friendly.

The villa’s wraparound veranda makes the most of the rural environs, and although it is scantily furnished with only a round table for six, there are loungers in the garden and beside the pool.  Wide folding doors bridge the gap between indoors and out, and thanks to their location to the front of the house, the huge living room and the front master suite benefit most from the rural vistas.  The second master bedroom is tucked behind, but has its own side veranda, whilst the remaining two bedrooms – one of which is very small and would suit a single traveller, a child or perhaps even a nanny – open onto the living room.

The staff looked after us well and we were happy with the chef’s cooking – amongst other items, his sweet potato and coriander soup was delicious.  We’d also recommend the Sri Lankan breakfast.  Also try to visit the nearby Kahanda Kanda hotel for afternoon tea or a meal at least once during your stay.
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From $550 ++ Special 5br Rate

Bedrooms 4

Sleeps 10

Our
Rating 7.6

Villa Jajaliluna

Villa Jajaliluna

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Just across the road from the prestigious resorts of The Oberoi, The Legian and The Samaya, and a brief, worse-for-wear stagger home from Bali’s best nightspots, we found Jajaliluna’s location to be superb. The beach is almost on the doorstep while restaurants, fashion boutiques and high-end retail shops are within such easy reach that our credit card companies were loving us for it. Despite being in the middle of all this downtown action, Villa Jajaliluna is a serene and quiet oasis. We spent a very nice few hours by the pool, catching up on our magazine reading from the villa’s (very) updated selection of GQ, FRV, Vogue and The Sunday Times Travel magazines. After spending the latter part of the afternoon on the beach and enjoying a sundowner or three at Ku Dé Ta, we retired to the villa, ordered home delivery of gourmet burgers from the restaurant next door, cranked up the air-conditioning and settled down for a night of cinematic heaven on the big flat-screen in the TV lounge. Tarrantino never looked so good!  We came back to Jajaliluna at the end of 2012 to find that a brand new state of the art kitchen had been added on to the side of the dining room, something which is guaranteed to make this already hyper family-friendly villa even more popular. 
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Villa Jamalu

Villa Jamalu

Indonesia » Bali » Jimbaran - Bukit » Jimbaran

This villa rocks! We loved our stay here – one night wasn’t enough time to sample all the facilities. There really is something for everyone: a gym; yoga space; massage room; pool lounge; PlayStation and great stereo systems and cinemas throughout. There are also plenty of spots to relax and sunbathe by the fabulously deep saltwater pool (I had to equalize when diving to the bottom of the deep end!), or snuggle up with a good book and enjoy the ocean view.

The owners of this villa obviously have kids – we know that from the name but also because this is one of the best-equipped villas for children we have seen. Apart from the PlayStation 3 there are numerous games and toys to keep them entertained – even children-sized pool cues! And a safety fence can be erected around the pool to give parents peace of mind and save them from having to double as lifeguards. And with three home cinemas, plus three more TV’s there’s never any fights for the remote!

Jamalu works for all ages, and as well as making a great family holiday villa it’s a wicked party pad; the Bose stereo system links to speakers in all the living areas and outdoor speakers by the pool and on the first floor terrace. The villa manager has been with the villa since the start, and the chef is very accomplished.

This contemporary property may not be suit those looking for a traditional Balinese experience. However all the interiors are furnished very tastefully in the best quality materials and fabrics creating a very comfortable environment.
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Villa Jemma

Villa Jemma

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

We loved the elegance, stylish interior design and comfort of this villa. The master bedroom has a large balcony that overhangs the garden, but we opted to sleep downstairs, where two bedrooms open out to the garden, so we were able to stumble straight out of bed and into the royal blue swimming pool. Even the sunbeds, cushions and towels follow a blue and creamy-white theme to match the pool and the Batu Yogya stone sundeck. The garden is a pleasure; beautifully landscaped with palms and frangipanis, giant leaves and a soft lawn. Another unexpectedly gorgeous space is the master bathroom; the sun streams in through the partially open roof to provide an alfresco area flanked by a well-tamed jungle of palms and greenery, with a lazy chair for relaxing.
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Villa Kailasha

Villa Kailasha

Indonesia » Bali » Tabanan

Guests booking Villa Kailasha will hopefully have spotted that it’s in a remote location so there should be no surprise on arrival: we certainly thought the villa’s setting was sublime. Long stretches of black sand and marauding surf with hardly another tourist in sight. We spent most of our time stretched out by the pool enjoying the ministrations of the staff and soaking up the ocean views, but while we were there we were privileged to witness a village ceremony when the procession passed right by the villa’s front gate. We followed the merriment and colour down to the beach and experienced a Balinese event that, for us, was priceless.

For a change of scenery, take a stroll along the small roads and into the local villages for a slice of rural life. And for something a little more sophisticated, stop by the Alila Villas Soori Resort for dinner, or at least a sunset drink. The classy surroundings are pretty special and being so remote not many people drop in, so don’t miss the opportunity while you’re in the neighbourhood. We went for the said sunset drink but ended up staying for dinner – and really rated their kitchen. While their spa would probably welcome visitors as well, it’s perhaps more tempting to ask the villa staff to organise a therapist to come and give you a treatment at ‘home’.
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From $590 ++ Special 3br Rate

Bedrooms 4

Sleeps 6

Our
Rating 8.0
Guest Rating 8.8

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Villa Kailasha

Villa Kailasha

Indonesia » Bali » Tabanan

Guests booking Villa Kailasha will hopefully have spotted that it’s in a remote location so there should be no surprise on arrival: we certainly thought the villa’s setting was sublime. Long stretches of black sand and marauding surf with hardly another tourist in sight. We spent most of our time stretched out by the pool enjoying the ministrations of the staff and soaking up the ocean views, but while we were there we were privileged to witness a village ceremony when the procession passed right by the villa’s front gate. We followed the merriment and colour down to the beach and experienced a Balinese event that, for us, was priceless.

For a change of scenery, take a stroll along the small roads and into the local villages for a slice of rural life. And for something a little more sophisticated, stop by the Alila Villas Soori Resort for dinner, or at least a sunset drink. The classy surroundings are pretty special and being so remote not many people drop in, so don’t miss the opportunity while you’re in the neighbourhood. We went for the said sunset drink but ended up staying for dinner – and really rated their kitchen. While their spa would probably welcome visitors as well, it’s perhaps more tempting to ask the villa staff to organise a therapist to come and give you a treatment at ‘home’.
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Villa Kakatua

Villa Kakatua

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Villa Kakatua is a little Balinese gem, a classical residence in an area which is known to be the party capital of the island. Without being absolute beachfront, Kakatua’s location is as good as it gets in Canggu (there are very few beachfront villas in this area). The well-landscaped garden was an oasis in which we spent our days basking in the sun or lying in the shade of the poolside balé, and our nights under the floodlit palm and frangipani trees. This, coupled with the candles around the garden lit by the staff each evening, made for a very romantic backdrop to the dining balé.

Kakatua is more spacious than Villa Kedidi, its 3-bedroom sister property next door. Hiring both villas (they share staff and a management office) gave us enough room to comfortably sleep 14 people. We found the staff very attentive and professional.

For us, the villa is all about the location. We love staying in Canggu. It’s rapidly becoming one of the most exciting areas of Bali, yet it retains an unmistakable charm. A great spot for surfing, Canggu Beach nearby was also enthralling due to its black volcanic sand.

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From $588 ++ Special 3br Rate

Bedrooms 4

Sleeps 6

Our
Rating 7.4
Guest Rating 8.9

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Villa Kakatua

Villa Kakatua

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Villa Kakatua is a little Balinese gem, a classical residence in an area which is known to be the party capital of the island. Without being absolute beachfront, Kakatua’s location is as good as it gets in Canggu (there are very few beachfront villas in this area). The well-landscaped garden was an oasis in which we spent our days basking in the sun or lying in the shade of the poolside balé, and our nights under the floodlit palm and frangipani trees. This, coupled with the candles around the garden lit by the staff each evening, made for a very romantic backdrop to the dining balé.

Kakatua is more spacious than Villa Kedidi, its 3-bedroom sister property next door. Hiring both villas (they share staff and a management office) gave us enough room to comfortably sleep 14 people. We found the staff very attentive and professional.

For us, the villa is all about the location. We love staying in Canggu. It’s rapidly becoming one of the most exciting areas of Bali, yet it retains an unmistakable charm. A great spot for surfing, Canggu Beach nearby was also enthralling due to its black volcanic sand.

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Villa Kalyani

Villa Kalyani

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Relaxing comes almost too easy at Villa Kalyani and you never get bored of doing it. From swing bed to bar stool, from poolside to pool table; if one space becomes tedious you can just decamp to the next inviting chill-out zone. The home theatre is one of the best that we have seen. With movies running through a digital projector onto a 130-inch screen, the room has surround-sound and two sofa beds wide enough to lie perpendicularly horizontal.  We chose Jurassic Park to do our surroundings justice: nothing quite like a life-sized, saliva-filled set of T-Rex jaws coming at you to make you appreciate the wonders of modern technology. And there’s an even bigger screen out in the garden for special occasions!    

The staff are smart and have been trained to anticipate your every need; the timing of the bite-size fried bananas and ice cream brought to us poolside at sunset was impeccable.  The main 22 x 6m pool has a shallow area for children at the top end and a gas fire bowl providing dramatic night-time reflections. Guest comfort has been carefully thought through, with lots of underwater pool seating so you can enjoy your G&T without having to tread water at the same time. The Pioneer Pro DJ equipment can be rented for parties at the villa.  

On returning to Kalyani for the first time in three years, we were very happy to note that the villa has been impeccably maintained, it has even been featured in a coffee table book called ‘The New Indonesian House’.
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From $1,010 ++ Special 4br Rate

Bedrooms 5

Sleeps 8

Our
Rating 8.5
Guest Rating 8.8

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