Villas in Greater Seminyak, Bali

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Harmony Villas

Harmony Villas

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

‘Very stylish indeed’ we thought when we walked through the door of our Harmony Villa. Fish swimming in the water flowing between the stepping stones in the villa’s leafy portico, lots of shady palms, tropical flowers, a small private swimming pool; altogether a very inviting two-storey dwelling.

In a quiet street, with rice fields to the front and rear offering a genuine window into rural Bali, this pair of villas really allows you to get away from it all. And it’s so quiet! After preparing our own simple lunch we spent a lazy afternoon chilling out, reading books and swimming in the pool. The villas are self-catering but if you aren’t in the mood to cook, you can order gourmet meals (menu provided in the villa) from BaliEpicure, a company that offers 24-hour in-villa dining. We also recommend taking advantage of the many nearby restaurants and beach bars. We jumped in a taxi and headed to the beach at sunset for a couple of cold beers at Cozy Wheels (1km) on Batubelig Beach and when it got dark we called into Warung Sobat to sample their famous ‘Steak Wiwin’, the cheapest and best in Bali. Finally, we flopped back on our comfortable king-size bed in the villa and watched a movie.
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Villa Iman Jasa

Villa Iman Jasa

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

It was a pleasure to step into Villa Iman Jasa and find – in place of a polished, impersonal rental – a lovely family home. We liked its laid-back personality and easy barefoot beach-style vibe. It felt intimate, family-friendly, and spacious, with some quiet corners to retreat to for ‘me’ time. At our request, the staff served our continental breakfast on the terrace of the master bedroom. We spent the morning drifting between the alang-alang thatched balé (gazebo) and the shallows of the enormous pool, gazing over the bank of rice terraces beyond the garden’s edge. At night, after enjoying a beautiful sunset, we reclined on brightly coloured sofas under the enormous white chandelier, relaxing to the sounds of gamelan music wafting in with the breeze, punctuated by fireworks set off on Petitenget beach. And we slept well in our four-poster bed, soothed by the lavender room spray (one of a collection thoughtfully provided).

Other than the chatter of the staff during the day and the rare bark of the resident dog, it’s an amazingly peaceful villa. Despite increasing development that eats into Canggu’s rice fields, this is a place where you can still tune into the rhythms and rituals of rural Balinese life little changed in generations. From every room, we could see farmers tending their crops, and we were privileged to witness a Balinese temple ceremony in a local village on the way to the beach. Our visit coincided with Galungan, a major Balinese celebration that happens every 210 days, and so the lanes were beautifully decorated with rows of penjurs – tall, tapering bamboo poles decorated with offerings placed outside every Balinese home. Some nice eateries are within a kilometre of the villa (including Bali Buddha, Café Moka and the gorgeous Kayu Api bakery) and with so much happening close by we felt no compunction to head to the bright lights of Seminyak 15 minutes away.

Iman Jasa means ‘great service’. Though perhaps not as polished as some villa staff teams, the staff looked after us well with sweet smiles and a willingness to please. They greeted us with refreshing cut fruit and cold towels, and served us a home-cooked fish curry for supper.

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Villa Istimewa

Villa Istimewa

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

What a breath of fresh air Villa Istimewa is. Charming doesn’t even begin to describe it. It’s a very rustic villa with so much greenery that we half expected Tarzan to come swooping down to greet us when we arrived. With that said, it won’t appeal to everyone, but if you’re looking for an old-style Bali experience that will guarantee you forget all about home then this might just fit the bill. Location-wise it’s a winner being only 50m from Jalan Raya Seminyak and its stacks of boutiques, knick-knack shops, cafés and Bintang Supermarket – all within walking distance.

After nipping out for a coffee at French-style Café Moka (great pastries – just a shame we were too full from our big in-villa breakfast) we came back to the villa and simply hung out by the pool. The semi-outdoor massage studio will get a lot of use so make sure you work out your roster beforehand to keep squabbling to a minimum. The local masseur, Budhi, could give any shaman out of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ a run for his money so take advantage when you can. Female therapists are also available for a more gentle massage if required.

Although the villa sleeps eight, we thought that might put a bit of a strain on resources and space so would recommend it more for a family or smaller group of singles.

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Villa Karishma

Villa Karishma

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

Villa Karishma is certainly a very large villa that offers luxury and privacy. Our first impressions were that the high walls to either side of the villa made it feel a little hemmed in, but after a while this enclosure actually became quite comforting, and the views across the pool remain open towards the river and its wooded embankment. Although the master suite is without doubt the largest and most indulgent of the six bedrooms, the others are all of a similar size and so would be good for equitable sharing. A big selection of DVDs should suit everybody’s tastes – and can be enjoyed in the privacy of your own bedroom. We found the staff team, and in particular the butler, to be friendly and responsive to our requirements; they were very experienced and although perhaps few in number for a property of this size (only five full time), more can be called upon if the villa is fully occupied. The kitchen is very well-equipped and although presided over by a good chef who creates meals at cost price (plus 15% service charge), the staff did mention that guests are welcome to use it too, and that they are happy to help prepare and wash up. That said, we felt that Villa Karishma really is a place for escapism and pampering; the massive living room, complete with bar, is the perfect social hub. As well as a security guard, the villa also has 24 hour CCTV with cameras in the kitchen. There are no shopping or dining facilities within walking distance of the villa so if you wish to venture out a car is necessary. Alternatively, the staff can easily call for a taxi.
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Villa Kendra

Villa Kendra

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

One of life’s simple pleasures is to drift off to sleep and wake up to the gorgeous smell of tuberose flowers wafting through the air, so we were thrilled to see that Villa Kendra had stocked every suite with a generous arrangement of these classic tropical flowers. Greeted by the staff with fresh watermelon juice and cool hand towels, we were immediately drawn to the pool deck; enjoying the sound of overflowing water against the busy backdrop of the neighbourhood. This villa is perfect for an extended family vacation: mum and dad can take the upstairs master bedroom with the kids in the connecting twin-bedded room, while grandparents, aunts, uncles, or teenagers will be more than happy with the Pool and Garden Suites down below. The kitchen is suitable for light self-catering such as drinks, snacks for the kids and easy meals that don’t require an oven, but the area really lends itself to eating out. After a lazy afternoon by the pool, we decided to go out for dinner and walked 400m to Hana, a small Japanese restaurant, where we tucked into a perfect bowl of ramen and sautéed salmon teriyaki. Then we slowly window-shopped our way to Bintang Supermarket to stock up on a few bits and pieces before heading back to the villa. After a big dose of ultra-hip Jalan Raya Seminyak, we really appreciated the lack of pretension and laid-back family ambiance at Villa Kendra. Next morning, even while we enjoyed our breakfast of poached eggs, whole wheat toast and fresh fruit besides the pool, we were already dreaming about the mezze platter from Zula, just down the street on Jalan Dhyana Pura. Our recommendation: don’t stay at Villa Kendra if you are weight-watching. With the excellent order-in service from Baliepicure and all these tempting treats on your doorstep, you just don’t stand a chance!
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Villa Kinara

Villa Kinara

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Considering its heart-of-the-action location in Bali’s sophisticated Seminyak, it’s extraordinary just how serene life is at Villa Kinara. It also beggars belief that this villa is brand new (completed in 2012). Thoughtful design combines classic and timeless Indonesian architecture with twenty-first century luxury and convenience to create a truly delightful villa and one we felt very much at home in. It’s very hard NOT to relax here with a gorgeous garden to enjoy, refreshing pool to dive into and wide breezy balconies and terraces to stretch out on. Then there’s the very convivial pool table and bar area and the massive sofas to curl up on come evening time.

Not only did we admire the size of the bedrooms, but we thought them beautifully furnished and the bathrooms immaculate (two of them have indulgent semi-outdoor tubs). All rooms have plenty of private, comfortable sitting space, and the daybeds outside the upstairs bedrooms are equally inviting.

Although there’s a huge choice of places to eat and drink within easy reach of the villa, a chef is on hand to prepare a wide range of Indonesian and Western favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner; just talk through your selection with him, or Theodora, Villa Kinara’s friendly and very capable manager, and the rest will be taken care of.

Although it wasn’t a problem during our visit, we thought that the staff quarters might be a bit close to the main living areas and could result some unwanted noise.

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Villa Kinara

Villa Kinara

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Considering its heart-of-the-action location in Bali’s sophisticated Seminyak, it’s extraordinary just how serene life is at Villa Kinara. It also beggars belief that this villa is brand new (completed in 2012). Thoughtful design combines classic and timeless Indonesian architecture with twenty-first century luxury and convenience to create a truly delightful villa and one we felt very much at home in. It’s very hard NOT to relax here with a gorgeous garden to enjoy, refreshing pool to dive into and wide breezy balconies and terraces to stretch out on. Then there’s the very convivial pool table and bar area and the massive sofas to curl up on come evening time.

Not only did we admire the size of the bedrooms, but we thought them beautifully furnished and the bathrooms immaculate (two of them have indulgent semi-outdoor tubs). All rooms have plenty of private, comfortable sitting space, and the daybeds outside the upstairs bedrooms are equally inviting.

Although there’s a huge choice of places to eat and drink within easy reach of the villa, a chef is on hand to prepare a wide range of Indonesian and Western favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner; just talk through your selection with him, or Theodora, Villa Kinara’s friendly and very capable manager, and the rest will be taken care of.

Although it wasn’t a problem during our visit, we thought that the staff quarters might be a bit close to the main living areas and could result some unwanted noise.

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Villa Kodok

Villa Kodok

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

As soon as we entered Villa Kodok we felt a real sense of seclusion, serenity and privacy. And we were so impressed with the staff’s from-the-heart service. This lovely team of Balinese people stayed well out of our way but were there in an instant if we needed them. A brass bell is provided to summon them at any time.

The villa was built as a home and has been furnished with love, yet it is also stylish, practical and immaculately maintained. We were delighted to note that there is so much emphasis on children here; it’s a true family-friendly villa with every consideration given to the care, entertainment and safety of guests’ children. Even the fishpond outside the living room has a protective grill over it to deter over-curious kids. The villa has a connection with the nearby Glo Day Spa, so guests get a discount and therapists will come to the villa.
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Villa Aliya - Laksmana Villas

Villa Aliya - Laksmana Villas

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

We have no doubt that this villa is a great place for families and for entertaining. One of the bedrooms is also dedicated to the enjoyment of children, furnished with beanbags and equipped with soft toys and games, a large, flatscreen TV,DVD player and a good selection of kids’ movies. The staff really proved their ability to look after us, accommodating all of our last minute requests with willingness, ease and big Balinese smiles. The location in Seminyak is absolutely superb, and the villa is gorgeous! 
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Villa Mimi

Villa Mimi

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

You can always tell when an owner has designed a villa for him or herself and not just to turn a profit. Villa Mimi has that clean, chic, trendy Seminyak sense of place that screams contemporary Bali style, yet also manages to feel like home. The villa’s charm and functionality make for a great long weekend getaway or a home base for the summer. This little gem works very well for Bali visitors who want to be in the thick of things, yet covet privacy and an interesting architectural aesthetic. Although the media room could use a larger, comfier couch, we liked the thoughtfully framed personal photos that give a glimpse of the owner’s passion for life, and the big book selection. I soon found a collection of short stories written by a long-time Bali expat about her quirky life on the island and sank into one of the bean bags by the pool as Nur the housekeeper delivered French press coffee in eclectic mismatched china. My favourite quote captured the essence of our stay at Villa Mimi, “Those in synchronicity with Bali are among the happiest people I have ever known.” As the afternoon lazed on, Nur checked in about ordering dinner. We sheepishly asked if she would be willing to make soto ayam, an Indonesian twist on chicken noodle soup (which wasn’t on the menu). Without hesitation, she hopped on her motorbike to grab the ingredients and within an hour, we had a healthy, steaming lemongrass broth simmering on the stove and bowls of rice noodles topped with sliced chicken breast, green onion, bean sprouts and wedges of lime. Ask and you shall receive!
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