Bali Luxury Private Villa

Seseh, Canggu Denpasar & South Bali, Indonesia Book from Book from £721 per night

Stylish 4-bedroom Kemah Tinggi villa with charming rural views: the ultimate in privacy, 5-star service and child-friendly facilities (sleeps up to 12)
Contemporary villas are two a penny in southern Bali, with new developments popping up each month. This stunning house ticks all the usual boxes - chic tropical décor, garden bathrooms, infinity pool - and way more. Firstly the location - it's hidden away at the edge of an unspoilt fishing village, with views of swaying rice and palm-tree fringed surf, yet only 40 minutes from the airport. Then there's the charming staff who will patiently await your decision on whether to fit in another massage before sunset cocktails and canapés. But if you have kids, the star attraction will be that it's exceptionally child-friendly: everything from high chairs, pool fencing and stair gates to nannies and children’s menus can be provided.

Set in lush tropical gardens with wide lawns are four large bedrooms centred on an impressive open-sided living space with soaring columns. Design is chic and contemporary, with a high standard of finishes throughout – far from your average Seminyak identikit viewless box! With a delightful team of 12 Balinese staff who intuitively second guess your every need, the atmosphere is exclusive, private, laidback and utterly luxurious - perfect for families or friends holidaying together.
Covid-19 update: some services and facilities may be changed as a result of Coronavirus measures.

Highs

  • Grown-up glamour whilst being extraordinarily child friendly - ideal for 2 families for holidaying together, but also affordable for honeymooners and smaller families (rates include full staff & service)
  • Luxe details from deliciously scented locally-produced toiletries to the in-room Bose stereos and Wifi throughout
  • Beautiful spacious gardens with cool infinity pool and rural views
  • Good value blissful massages and delicious in-villa dining
  • Car and chauffeur ensure you're within easy reach of temples & sight-seeing, excellent restaurants & bars, surf-breaks and horse- riding

Lows

  • A 30-45-minute drive from the shops, restaurants and nightlife of Seminyak – although this may be the attraction!
  • Insects sometimes present, particularly in the garden bathrooms, but spray and lotions are provided
  • This stretch of coast is unsuitable for swimming although the surf is good for the experienced and the villa has a gorgeous pool
  • No landline but mobiles work well and WiFi is available

Best time to go

In general Bali's drier months are May - September. If you’re on a budget though, head out before July to make the most of lower prices.

Our top tips

The sunset views of Tanah Lot temple are an iconic Balinese must-see (15 minutes' drive)

Great for...

Beach
Family
  • Luxury Villa
  • 4
  • Catered villa (includes chef)
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-street Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Towels & Bedlinen
  • Concierge Service
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Available
  • Laundry Service
  • Massage Pavilion
  • Twice daily maid service, turn down, robes & sarongs
Room:

Rooms

Each booking secures the villa's facilities and staff in their entirety, for anything from 2 to 8 adults, plus up to 4 children using extra beds (accommodation for babies in cots and a local nanny can be in addition to this). The villa is laid out in Balinese pavilion style, with four separate buildings. These consist of a living, dining and recreation pavilion, two bedroom pavilions, and a kitchen/service wing.

The 4 spacious Master bedrooms are grouped in pairs and offer a number of possible sleeping configurations to accommodate most requirements. Comfortable and romantic, the beds are vast with billowing mosquito nets, soft goose down Ploh pillows, white linens and light duvets. Neutral tones and rich teak are offset by walls of floor-to-ceiling windows which slide open to catch the breeze; each room's shady fan-cooled terrace is furnished with a daybed or armchairs piled with squashy cushions. Views are of the pool, gardens and rice fields. Dressing areas have plenty of wardrobe space, salon-quality hairdryers, robes, slippers and sarongs. A selection of travel adaptors and trays for personal knick-knacks are a nice touch, as are the Bose Wave CD players with ipod connections and Wifi throughout. All rooms have safety deposit boxes, A/C and fans. The large bathrooms are an experience in themselves: huge bathtubs, outdoor garden showers, piles of white towels, deliciously scented tropical toiletries, candles and fresh tuberoses.

Bedrooms 1 and 2 are linked in a single-storey pavilion at one end of the swimming pool, whilst Bedrooms 3 and 4 are in a two-storey building to the rear of the main villa with their own private walled garden. All bedrooms can accommodate an extra single bed, and the villa has three hotel quality trundle beds (with their own mosquito nets) for this purpose. Umah is the largest room and has space for two additional trundle beds.

Bedroom 1 - Sawah:

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • View of the lawns and rice fields towards the sea
  • Antique kingsize bed; walk-through dressing area
  • Walled garden bathroom with large bathtub, indoor & outdoor shower
  • Fan-cooled private terrace with open views, table and chairs, armchair and daybed

    Bedroom 2 - Umah:

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • View of pool and living pavilion
  • Four-poster super-kingsize bed
  • Walled garden Bathroom with outdoor shower and oversize terrazzo bath
  • Fan-cooled terrace with armchair and daybed

    Bedroom 3 - Taman:

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • View of pool and gardens
  • Four-poster super-kingsize bed
  • Walled garden bathroom with large bathtub and indoor & outdoor shower
  • Private walled garden with daybed, table and chairs

    Bedroom 4 - Desa:

  • First floor bedroom
  • Views of the garden, rice fields and village rooftops beyond
  • Kingsize double/twin beds
  • Day bed can be made into a further single bed
  • Internal Bathroom and dressing area with a screened al fresco shower deck
  • Two private terraces, one fan-cooled with armchairs, the other with table and chairs

    Features include:

    • Air conditioning
    • Bathrobes
    • CD player
    • Cots Available
    • Extra beds
    • Fan
    • Full kitchen
    • Hairdryer
    • Ipod dock
    • Radio
    • Safe box
    • Toiletries
    • WiFi
  • Eating

    The villa has two chefs and delicious dining menus. The staff will shop for, prepare and serve all meals which are charged at the local cost of ingredients. The bar service is another big plus and even the night security can knock up a frozen margarita. Apart from cocktails and local beer, there's a selection of wine at local supermarket prices, as well as a more extensive premium wine list from France and Australia.

    The modern Asian dining menu is extensive and delicious, ordered family-style and served at the 12-seater dining table overlooking the pool, on the lawns under the palm trees, or at a shaded bale by the rice fields to take full advantage of the villa’s gorgeous ocean views. A children's menu is also provided - just let the staff know when you want to eat. There is a lovely kitchen but you'll not be spending much time in it; the staff will be catering for you. A professional coffee machine means even the lattes are top notch. Dishes concentrate on fresh ingredients and clean tastes. Personal tastes and special diets are catered for.

    A typical day might include breakfast of freshly squeezed fruit juice and banana crepes with palm sugar and lunch of the house special Nasi Goreng with fresh sambal. At sunset try the frozen margarita or mint caipiroskas served with canapes - perhaps a taster of scallop salad with chili sauce and fresh coconut or lime and chili chicken dumplings with dipping sauce. Dinner might be a chilled roasted tomato soup served with crusty bread followed by seared Tasmanian salmon with pink peppercorns, pickled ginger, lime, coriander and lemongrass. Exotic local fruits served with a ginger, cardamom and lime syrup and vanilla ice-cream is just one of many refreshing deserts on offer. Premium Lazumba coffee and warm chocolate samosas round off the meal to perfection.

    Guests can choose to dine out if they can bear to venture away from such home comforts, and there’s a great deal of choice both locally in Canggu or a 30 minute drive away in Seminyak. Staff will readily suggest the latest openings or tried-and- tested favourites.

    Features include:

    • Bar
    • Breakfast
    • Children's meals
    • Dinner by arrangement
    • Full kitchen
    • In house cook
    • Lunch by arrangement
    • Room service
    • Shopping service
    • Vegetarian menu
    Eating:
    Activity:

    Activities

    • Massage and Yoga/Pilates – a team of masseurs deliver excellent treatments on professional spa tables - just choose where you'd like to have one
    • Lots of games to play at the villa from lawn dominoes, badminton, table tennis and football (bamboo goals included) to backgammon, Giant Connect 4 and Perudo
    • Walks or bike rides through rice fields, villages, to the beach & temples are an unforgettable way to immerse yourself in everyday Balinese life. Villagers are friendly and the scenery spectacular with green plains of rice, volcanoes in the distance and rugged black sand beaches. The temple and beach at Seseh are important ones for regional ceremonies
    • Horse-rides through rice fields or along the beach at sunset, private surf lessons, diving, white water rafting, cruises and elephant trekking can all be arranged for you.
    • Local culture is intrinsic to Bali and one of the benefits of staying in this private villa will be the exclusive insights you will enjoy by getting to know its lovely Balinese staff and by being part of this traditional village. A gamelan orchestra and dance performances can be arranged at the villa whilst sarongs are available for temple visits
    • The villa is within easy reach of Finns Recreation Club where guests can purchase day passes to enjoy activities such as tennis, water-slides, a bounce trampoline centre and ten-pin bowling
    • Chauffeured tours of the island, shopping expeditions to Seminyak & Berawa (30 minutes) and Ubud (60 minutes drive), or nights on the town are easy in the air-conditioned comfort of your complimentary car

    Activities on site or nearby include:

    • Birdwatching
    • Cooking classes
    • Cycling
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horse riding
    • Plantlife / flora
    • Shopping / markets
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Traditional cultures
    • Yoga

    Kids

    The villa was deliberately designed to be one of Bali's most child-friendly properties and includes a complementary pool fence on request. It's especially good for young families and multi-generational parties and is suitable for all ages. There is plenty of space and the villa has been designed to let children run round freely and safely, with wide manicured lawns, few steps and no pond. Note that the rates include 12 staff including chefs and a chauffeured car plus complementary car seats and boosters.

    Maximum occupancy is 8 adults, 4 children and 4 babies.

    Best for:

    Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)

    Family friendly accommodation:

    You'll be booking the whole villa so have the run of the place; 1 room can sleep 4 children on their own (good if you're holidaying with another family or your extended family) and there's a total of 4 cots and 4 extra beds that you can add. 3 of the bathrooms have a bathtub.

    Babysitting:

    Babysitting available by arrangement with the villa staff or a local nanny. Minimum 4 hours.

    Baby equipment:

    • Cots & bedding
    • High chairs
    • Pool fence
    • Stair gates
    • Buggies
    • Sink steps
    • Potty
    • Nightlight
    • Baby monitors
    • Baby bath
    • Bottle warming
    • Changing mats
    • Steriliser

    Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

    Children's meals:

    Wide-ranging and tempting children's menu; the kitchen is fully equipped for bottle feeds and the chefs are happy to whizz up baby puree at any time you wish. Food is available all day, and there are special meal times for children if required.

    Kids Activities on site:

    • Pool with shallow end and wading platform (fenced if needed) plus toys
    • Large grassy private field with football goals plus lawn games
    • Aircon media room with a wide variety of indoor games and toys for all ages – baby to adults
    • Children's DVDs
    • Giant Connect 4, swing ball and table tennis

    Kids Activities nearby:

    • Village walks, temples and the beach
    • Finns Recreation Club: tennis, cubby house, kids club, water slides, bounce park, bowls
    • Waterbom waterslide park
    • Horse riding and bike rides through rice paddies

    Families Should Know:

    The villa can do a complimentary shop before arrival for all your kids needs eg baby food, nappies, beach toys etc.

    Distances:

    • Airport: 45-60 minutes
    • Hospital: 30 minutes
    • Doctor: 25 minutes
    Kid Friendly:

    Location

    The villa is on the outskirts of the village of Seseh, on Bali's southwest coast. It's 15 minutes from Canggu and Tanah Lot, 30-45 minutes northwest of Seminyak, 60 minutes from Ubud, and 45-60 minutes from Denpasar airport.

    By Air:
    Denpasar Ngurah Rai (24km). Served by many international airlines. Please click on the links below for further information. You can also fly to Jakarta, then travel overland (approx 24 hours) or catch a connecting flight to Denpasar.

    From the Airport
    Return transfers are included in the rates (as is a chauffeured car every day during your stay). If you're coming from another hotel, pick up a metered taxi on the streets, but be sure to haggle a price before you get in.

    By Ferry:
    There are frequent boats between Bali and the major islands in Indonesia, including Java, Lombok and Komodo. You can catch a taxi from the ferry port to the hotel.

    By Car:
    We don’t recommend you renting a car unless you’re a very seasoned visitor to Bali as some of the on-the-spot fines for ‘traffic violations’ can be annoying. Narrow roads and overtaking procedures can also be unnerving, especially through the mountains.

    Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.com.

    More on getting to Bali and getting around

    Airports:

    • Denpasar Ngurah Rai 24.0 km DPS

    Other:

    • Beach 0.2 km
    • Shops 15.0 km
    • Restaurant 6.0 km

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