Set within an enchanted courtyard garden brimming with frangipani, heliconia and hibiscus, Solo is the most intimate of the Lakshmi villas, and also the most romantic, making it an ideal hideaway for honeymooners. Its tranquil setting belies a convenient location right in the heart of Seminyak; a district famed for its sweeping sandy beach, world-class restaurants, trendy bars and designer boutiques.
The villa takes its name from the historic city of Solo in Central Java, known as the cradle of Javanese culture and renowned for its distinctive batiks. A contemporary Balinese design celebrates tropical living, with an open-sided living pavilion with soaring ceilings overlooking the swimming pool fringed in lush greenery. A spacious air-conditioned bedroom comes with sitting area, satellite TV and DVD player and delightful garden bathroom. Those looking for extra space can rent Villa Solo in conjunction with the adjacent two-bedroomed Villa Kawi, connected by a garden door.
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 Solo are endless.
This single-storey villa is entered via a stone pathway leading into a walled courtyard garden with swimming pool. Designed in an L-shape around the pool, the villa has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and a large bedroom.
The villa’s open-sided, fan-cooled lounge and dining pavilion has soaring ceilings supported by stout timber columns, and a pale stone floor. Two rattan sofas piled with colourful cushions make a cosy lounge area arranged around a wooden coffee table. A glass-topped dining table seats four, while a sideboard displays flower-filled vases and an iPod dock.
A guest kitchen with granite counters is conveniently tucked into one end of the living room and provides all the essentials for tea and coffee-making, cool drinks from the mini bar, or for whipping up a quick meal.
A wooden pool deck in the corner of the garden is topped by two deck chairs shaded by a parasol.
Elegant and expansive, Villa Solo’s air-conditioned and fan-cooled bedroom overlooks the pool. Smooth marble floors give way to creamy walls and soaring ceilings, while the King-size bed is draped in an ivory mosquito net, with green and gold soft furnishings concealing crisp white linens and deluxe pillows.
The bedroom also features a desk, flat-screen satellite TV with DVD player and a daybed (which could sleep a child). A beautiful semi-outdoor bathroom has marble floors, walk-in shower, twin vanity and customised amenities. A bathtub is set in a picturesque courtyard amidst blue pebbles and fernery, while a narrow pathway leads to a small temple hidden amongst the foliage.
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
2 adults (1 bedroom with king size bed). One daybed is available for 1 child at extra charge.
Living/dining pavilions; integrated guest kitchens.
6m x 4m. 1.2m-1.5m depth.
Lakshmi Villas is fully staffed and includes; Villa manager, villa supervisors, head chef and cook, 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.
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, giving a total of seven bedrooms.