Villa Kawi’s tranquil setting at the end of a leafy avenue creates a peaceful hideaway right in the heart of Seminyak; a district famed for its long sandy beach, world-class restaurants, trendy bars and designer boutiques.
Named after a sacred mountain in East Java, where thousands of pilgrims go to seek blessings, Villa Kawi has a contemporary Balinese design, blending dark and natural timber with creamy stone. An ode to elegant tropical living, minimal adornments include sprays of orchids and a smattering of local artwork. The atmospheric open-sided living pavilion has tall sloping ceilings and overlooks a swimming pool fringed with panda nus palms and frangipani trees. Two spacious air-conditioned bedrooms have delightful courtyard garden bathrooms. For those needing an additional bedroom and extra space, Kawi can be connected to the adjoining one-bedroomed Villa Solo.
Long-standing staff provide a warm welcome and a discreet professional service. The villa has a guest kitchen, with mini bar and complimentary tea and coffee, while an executive chef prepares tasty meals in the staff kitchen from an extensive a la carte menu that includes western and Asian dishes. He is also happy to accommodate any special requests – from kid’s meals to four-course feasts and pool-side barbecues.
Whether you want to stroll down to the world-class dining venues of ‘eat street’, shop till you drop, lounge on the beach, or sip cocktails at sunset, the opportunities that come with a stay at Villa Kawi are endless.
The swimming pool is a central feature at this single-storey villa, with an open-plan living area and kitchen on one side, and two adjoining bedrooms on the other. A door in the garden wall connects to Villa Solo for those who wish to add a third bedroom.
Villa Kawi’s entrance leads into a fan-cooled, tropical-style living pavilion with cool stone floors and a steeply pitched roof supported by stout teakwood columns. Two rattan sofas piled with colourful cushions make a relaxing lounge area arranged around a wooden coffee table. A highly polished wooden dining table seats six and a sideboard displays magazines, Balinese-themed coffee table books and an iPod dock.
A guest kitchen with granite counters adjoins the lounge room, and provides all the essentials for tea and coffee-making, cool drinks from the mini bar, or for whipping up a quick meal.
The living room and kitchen open onto the pool and garden, where four loungers shaded by a parasol are arranged on a timber pool deck.
The villa’s two air-conditioned bedrooms are identical in size and features, with soaring ceilings and smooth ivory-hued stone floors. One bedroom has hints of green in the soft furnishings, the other deep burgundy.
King-size beds (one of which beds can be converted to twins) are draped in silky mosquito nets and dressed in crisp white linens and deluxe pillows. Comfortable chairs form a sitting area and a flat-screen satellite TV with DVD player provides entertainment.
Delightful semi-outdoor garden bathroom shave marble floors, bathtub, walk-in rain shower and customised amenities.
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
4 adults (2 bedrooms: 1 with king-size bed, 1 with twin beds that converts to a king). 2 additional beds available at extra charge.
Open-plan living/dining pavilions; integrated guest kitchens.
8m x 3.9m x 1.7m.
Lakshmi Villas is fully staffed and includes; Villa manager; 2 villa supervisors, head chef and cook; 5 villa attendants; security and gardeners. Additional staff (babysitters, masseuses) available on request.
A la carte priced menu, including western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets). Daily breakfast is included in the rate.
WiFi internet access; landline for local calls; mobile phone coverage.
Flat-screen TV; DVD/CD player in all bedrooms; iPod dock in living rooms.
Lakshmi Villas is well equipped for families. Facilities include: baby cot; high chair; DVDs; and board games. A baby car seat and pool safety fence is available on request.
In villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).
Lakshmi Villas’ central Seminyak location means that many attractions are within easy walking distance. If transport is required, your villa manager will be pleased to call one of the island’s safe and reasonably priced metered taxis on your behalf, or organise day or half-day car and driver hire for sightseeing (additional cost).
Barbecue, back-up generator; safe deposit boxes in each bedroom.
With a fabulous setting just 500 metres from the beach in Seminyak, this luxurious enclave of four fully staffed villas, each with private pool, is ideally located for exploring Bali’s vibrant, cosmopolitan hub. A chic one-bedroom apartment can be added to the rental of any or all of the other villas if a little extra space is required.
The iconic beach club Ku De Ta is just a short stroll away, as are some of the island’s most acclaimed dining venues. Each villa is built to a stylish tropical design incorporating open-plan living area, spacious bedrooms and swimming pool fringed by lush walled gardens.
One- and two-bedroom villas are equally suited to couples and small families, while larger groups can rent the entire complex (including the Apartment), giving a total of eight bedrooms.