Villa des Indes, part of the exclusive Laksmana Villas, is located in the most fashionable area of Seminyak, offering selected holiday visitors a unique opportunity to experience colonial lifestyle in top end luxury. For many years Bali has been a favorite tropical paradise of world travelers where hospitable residents of this extraordinary island open their homes to visitors who arrive seeking tranquility and repose. In recent years Bali has acquired a new reputation, as a glittering global resort, where elite world travelers mingle in chic beach cafes and restaurants.
Villa des Indes is built in a unique style and decorated with museum quality Indonesian art. Enter the villa through huge antique doors and across a koi pond to the magnificent centerpiece of the estate, the ’’Joglo’’. This century old residence of a Javanese nobleman has been carefully transplanted to Bali. It is a masterpiece of intricately hand carved teak wood that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. The Joglo rests on a lagoon-style swimming pool featuring an island and set in an amazing tropical garden.
The owners who are well traveled, with long experience in South East Asia, have decorated the Joglo and the three individual bungalows with selected museum-quality art from their extensive collection, which include: paintings, period furniture, classic sculptures as well as charming colonial prints.
None of the tranquility of Bali’s timeless charm has been lost, the exclusive residences of Laksmana Villas are situated in complete privacy down a shady lane that keeps the outside world at a discreet distance, and all this only one hundred meters from the Indian ocean ! At night the only sounds heard are that of a tropical breeze in swaying coconut palms, and the distant crashing of surf.
Each of the three individual colonial style bungalows within the villa residence have wide verandas and magnificent views of the exquisitely hand carved Javanese Joglo, the social center of the estate and overlook the pool. All of the bungalows are fully air conditioned with oversized antique Balinese wooden beds, splendidly appointed baths, and outdoor showers.
Three of the bungalows have den-libraries attached to the bedrooms. The third bungalow has an upper open pavilion for sunset cocktails with adjacent butler’s pantry and guest toilet. The best of Seminyak is within walking distance of the villa, but many visitors find they will seldom leave this elegant ambience which transports all who enter to a gentler more civilized era.
Services and Amenities
- Complimentary airport transfers (22 minutes door to door)
- Complimentary full American breakfast
- Fully equipped kitchen, + Chef + Villa Menu
- DID Telephone/Fax
- High-speed computer / broadband internet access
- Stereo and library of classical, pop and Indonesian music
- Excellent cell phone satellite coverage
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan-equipped guest rooms
- Traditional Bali at poolside
- Laundry and dry cleaning service available
- Car rental and tour guide services can be arranged
- 24-hour uniformed security