“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)”
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 two 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, Molton Brown toiletries, candles and the scent of fresh frangipani and tuberoses.
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:
Bedroom 2 - Umah:
Bedroom 3 - Taman:
Bedroom 4 - Desa:
The villa has two chefs - breakfasts are included in the price and other meals are charged only 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. Naturally a children's menu is also provided and times are of your choosing - 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 are catered for and vegetarians have plenty of choice.
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 eat out (most of Bali's best restaurants are located in Seminyak, a 20 minute drive away) and staff will readily recommend places, but note that all are obliged to add 21% tax and service to your bill.
The villa was deliberately designed to be one of Bali's most child-friendly properties. 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 which has seatbelts (unusual in Bali), and there are two child car seats.
Maximum occupancy is 8 adults, 4 children and 4 babies.
Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
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 available by arrangement with the villa staff or a local nanny. Minimum 4 hours; see Rates
Baby listening/monitors are available on request and work everywhere in the property
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
Private Kids’ Club at the members-only Canggu Club nearby (10 mins) or day membership at the Penguin Club at Le Meridien Resort (15 mins) are both an option if required. Canggu Club membership is included in your rates
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
The villa can do a complimentary shop before arrival for all your kids needs eg baby food, nappies, beach toys etc.