Villa Toba’s tranquil setting, at the end of a leafy avenue, creates a peaceful hide away right in the heart of Seminyak; a district famed for its long sandy beach, world-class restaurants, trendy bars and designer boutiques.
Named after the largest lake in Southeast Asia, Donau Toba, which nestles in an immense volcanic crater in North Sumatra, this villa boasts the biggest pool in the Lakshmi Villa enclave. Built to a contemporary Balinese design, the villa is an ode to tropical living, blending dark and natural timber with creamy stone, sprays of orchids and a smattering of local artwork. An atmospheric open-sided living pavilion overlooks the swimming pool ornately fringed by pandanus palms and frangipani trees. Two spacious air-conditioned bedrooms have delightful garden bathrooms.
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 Toba are endless.
A swimming pool fringed by tropical gardens and timber pool deck makes 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.
Villa Toba’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 a 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 area overlooks the pool and walled garden, where an elaborate Palimanan frieze is framed by lush foliage and four loungers shaded by a parasol are arranged on the wooden pool deck.
The villa’s two air-conditioned bedrooms are identical in size and features, with soaring ceilings and smooth ivory-hued stone floors. 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 bathrooms have marble floors, bathtub, walk-in rain shower and customised amenities.
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
4 adults (2 bedroom with king-size bed, one of which is convertible to twin). 2 additional beds available for extra charge.
Open-plan living/dining pavilions; integrated guest kitchens.
8m x 4.3m 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; diesel-powered backup generator; safety deposit box.
1,429 m2 (all Lakshmi villas).
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.