Villa Batavia in Seminyak, Bali


Villa Batavia is a fully staffed five-bedroom villa that counts Asia’s grandest heritage hotels as its strongest design influence, designed by acclaimed Balinese architect Putu Edi Semara to the exacting standards of its Swiss owners, whilst including all the hi-tech facilities a twenty-first-century guest demands. A modern-day Somerset Maugham would delight in the generous open living spaces, antiques and artefacts, shaded verandas and breezy 24-hour butler service.

There’s an abundance of more contemporary luxuries too: Sonos music system with a comprehensive music library, Bose speakers, home theatre system, iPod docks and HD TVs in every room, WiFi in every corner – even an iMac computer.

Villa Batavia offers five large bedrooms – four with handsome four-poster king-size beds and walk-through wardrobes, a fifth with twin beds. They feature oriental carpets scattered on polished teakwood floors, walls lined with fascinating colonial-era prints and artefacts, and shaded verandas looking over the pool and garden. Balancing the heritage-style interiors are more contemporary touches – mini-bar fridge, safe deposit box, cable TV and DVD player, and Bose iPod dock. There’s air-conditioning throughout and among other comfort-inducing features are top-range mattresses, crisp cotton bed linen, kimonos and slippers.

All the ensuite bathrooms are air-conditioned, with teakwood and non-slip acid-etched marble floors, double basins and separate privacy cubicles for shower and toilet.

The master bedroom suite occupies the entire second level of the master wing, and encompasses a large bedroom, adjoining study room, walk-through wardrobe and dressing area, and palatial ensuite bathroom with statement copper bathtub. A teakwood veranda runs the full length of the suite, with private breakfast and relaxation areas. Downstairs is a second master suite with veranda opening onto the garden, and a twin bedroom with ensuite – perfect for the kids. Two more guest bedroom suites in the guest wing offer cool, comfortable interiors enriched with handsome furniture and heritage accents (including a hand-crafted stained glass window) and a shared veranda spilling onto the poolside sun terrace.
Villa Batavia rests within Seminyak’s ‘Golden Triangle’ in the Laksmana enclave – a prestigious residential boulevard moments from Petitenget Beach. A short stroll away are some of Bali’s most iconic bars and restaurants, including Ku Dé Ta, Potato Head, La Lucciola and Breeze at The Samaya. Also within easy walking distance are designer boutiques, glamorous spas, lifestyle shops and gourmet delis. Nearby places of interest include Pura Petitenget, one of Bali’s most sacred Hindu temples and the site of some spectacular Balinese ceremonies.

Location Laksamana Residence, Seminyak, south-west Bali
Bedroom 5 bedrooms (4 ensuite bedrooms with king-size beds, 1 with twins)
Bathroom 5 ensuite bathrooms
Capacity 10 guests. 2 extra folding beds available at extra cost.
Swimming pool 18 x 6 meter with children’s paddling area
Living areas Reception room; bar and lounge; living and dining room; bedroom terraces; indoor dining for 10; garden balé with dining for 6.
Entertainment Wireless internet connection, TV with satellite channel, DVD player, iPod dock, Sonos music system with Bose speakers.
Service & facilities Airport transfer 1x each way, complimentary daily breakfast, daily housekeeping, safe deposit box, 6 yoga mats, 2 massage beds, full equipped kitchen, barbeque, backup power generator. Groceries + 30% handling fee or priced menu.
Staff Villa manager, chef, housekeeper, gardener, pool attendant and 24 hour security guard.
Property area 1,100sqm (land)

Villa Batavia

Rate 2016:

Season Period Minimum stay 4 bedroom 5 bedroom
Low All other dates below 2 nights US$ 760++ US$ 870++
Shoulder 18 – 24 Jun, 22 – 31 Aug 2 nights US$ 880++ US$ 1,030++
High 29 Apr – 2 May, 25 Jun – 21 Aug, 16 – 25 Dec 5 nights US$ 990++ US$ 1,190++
Peak 26 Dec – 2 Jan 2017 7 nights US$ 1,580++ US$ 1,580++

Rate 2017:

Season Period Minimum stay 4 bedroom 5 bedroom
Low All other dates below 2 nights US$ 760++ US$ 870++
Shoulder 1 – 12 Apr, 16 – 23 Jun, 21 – 31 Aug 2 nights US$ 880++ US$ 1,030++
High 3 – 7 Jan, 27 Jan – 4 Feb, 13 – 17 Apr, 28 Apr – 1 May, 24 Jun – 20 Aug, 15 – 25 Dec 5 nights US$ 990++ US$ 1,190++
Peak 26 Dec – 2 Jan 2018 7 nights US$ 1,580++ US$ 1,580++

Rate 2018:

Season Period Minimum stay Rate / night 4 bedroom 5 bedroom
Low All other dates below 2 nights US$ 990++ US$ 760++ US$ 870++
Shoulder 24 – 28 Mar, 3 – 8 Apr 2 nights US$ 1,170++ US$ 880++ US$ 1,030++
High 3 – 7 Jan, 15 – 21 Feb, 29 Mar – 2 Apr, 28 Apr – 1 May 5 nights US$ 1,350++ US$ 990++ US$ 1,190++

++ Rates are subject to 15.5% tax and service charge.




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