SEMARAPURA VILLA - A Beach Front Luxury Living in Bali
The Villa is located between Canggu and Tanah Lot, just over 30 minutes drive from Seminyak on Bali’s southwest coast. This private Bali rental villa is comprised of a series of pavilions, swimming pool and ornamental ponds, leisurely spread throughout an expansive acre and a bit of rolling lawns. Living, dining and sleeping pavilions feature glass doors; all aspected towards the sea view and the magnificent Bali sunsets.
Accommodation at Semarapura villa includes five spacious bedrooms with lavish ensuite bathrooms, an elevated open air living room, a standalone dining pavilion, a comfortable home theatre incorporating a games room with built-in bar, and a feature kitchen. Facilities include a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a car & driver, WiFi internet access and use of a tennis court. The stunning gardens, timber decks, outdoor bar and relaxation pavilions make Semarapura villa a classic venue for a holiday with family and friends.
The rugged black sand Cemagi Beach is just a few meters away and the glorious views take in the distant volcanoes, dramatic coastline and neighboring Hindu sea temple of Pura Bata Ngandang, perched on a rocky outcrop and lashed by the waves of the Indian Ocean. This magnificent Bali villa offers a range of facilities, extensive dedicated staff and is ideal for holiday rentals.
Villa Semarapura comprises a series of attractive pavilions spread over 5,000 square metres of gardens. From the villa’s Balinese entrance a covered walkway leads to the upper level of the spectacular ocean-view living pavilion at the heart of the estate. To the side lies the dining pavilion, kitchen and a double-storey building housing two of the villa’s five bedroom suites. Below the living room, a large media room opens onto a sun deck bordering the 20-metre swimming pool, with pool pavilion and bar lounge to the side. Within its own private garden lies the master bedroom suite, behind which are two more guest bedroom pavilions. Within the gardens are a massage balé and, at the highest point of the estate, a sunset balé overlooking the ocean.
All five spacious air-conditioned bedrooms at Villa Semarapura feature teak floors, sirap (ironwood) tiled roofs, paddle fans, King Koil mattresses, blackout and sun curtains, and air-conditioned black granite bathrooms. Each suite is equipped with a satellite TV, DVD player and Bose sound dock.
Master bedroom - Flanked by water features and screened by statement architectural plants, the decadent master suite accords couples the most romantic and enticingly private retreat. The grand canopied king-size bed faces a comfortable lounge area decorated with silk furnishings, antiques and Indonesian art. A wall of glass sliding doors opens onto a large ironwood deck with Jacuzzi/plunge pool, double sunbed and breakfast area. In the gorgeous bathroom with walk-in rain shower and twin vanity, a large bathtub for two sits within a glazed alcove looking onto a private courtyard garden with alfresco shower.
Guest bedroom suites 2 & 3 - Set at right angles to one another, each in its own pavilion, are two guest suites accessed across a lotus pond dotted with fountains and sharing a shaded pergola with daybed. Huge mirrors have the effect of doubling the size of these already spacious rooms, which are each furnished with a four-poster king-size bed, comfortable sofa and writing desk. The ensuite bathrooms and dressing areas are fitted with granite-rimmed bathtubs, walk-in rain showers and private gardens with alfresco showers.
Guest bedrooms 4 & 5 - Stunning sea views distinguish the two guest bedrooms in the double-storey wing. Ideal for families, the rooms are linked by an internal staircase. The upper bedroom has its own entrance lobby, a second lobby with bar fridge and kettle, and a dressing area fitted with a wall of wardrobes and a trundle bed for two nannies. The bedroom, furnished with king-size bed and window seat, opens onto a private sea-view balcony with daybed and breakfast table. The large bathroom is fitted with a bathtub, twin vanities, walk-in rain shower and garden shower. The bedroom below, with twin beds that can convert to a king and a bathroom that mirrors the one above (without the garden shower), opens onto a large terrace.
Indoor Living - Villa Semarapura’s open-sided living room on the upper floor of the living pavilion commands stunning ocean vistas and views of Cemagi’s captivating sea temple. This glorious fan-cooled space is designed in the style of a traditional village wantilan, or meeting hall, with a tiered roof soaring high above comfortable seating, Indonesian antiques and objets d’art resting on polished terrazzo floors. An ironwood veranda runs the full length of the living room, providing two further breakfast areas.
Directly below is the media room, where a massive upholstered sofa is set before a 60-inch TV and Bose multi-zone sound system that also feeds the living room, dining room, pool pavilion and garden. This light-filled air-conditioned room also houses a pool table and a ‘study’ corner with antique desk and book library.
Villa Semarapura’s dining room seems to float suspended above the garden, with water-walls on three sides and bi-fold doors that can be opened to catch the evening breeze or closed for air-conditioned comfort. From the circular dining table, which convivially seats 10 guests, spectacular views unfold across the pool and gardens to the ocean.
The view is equally stunning from the kitchen, where bar chairs line the granite-topped breakfast counter. Professionally equipped as a ‘chef’s kitchen’ with commercial oven and multi-burner stove, this is the stage for informal cooking classes as guests witness the villa team cooking up a storm. A service kitchen lies behind.
Outdoor Living - Villa Semarapura offers an abundance of outdoor living space within its gorgeous tropical garden. At its heart and flanked by lotus ponds is the huge ironwood pool deck flowing out from the media room, with eight upholstered sunbeds and other seating areas. To one side, an alfresco dining area is furnished with a table crafted from railway sleepers surrounded by 10 sturdy rattan armchairs – the perfect setting for lazy lunches and star-lit barbecues.
Facing the 20-metre swimming pool (which incorporates a shallow section for kids) is a living pavilion furnished with a pair of oversized daybeds and equipped with a sunken bar; the butlers are dab hands at mixing cocktails here.
- Capacity : 10 adults (5 bedrooms: 4 with king-size beds; 1 with twins convertible to a king). 5 extra beds can be set up on guest request ad additional charge.
- Living areas : Open-sided living room; poolside bar and lounge; media room with pool table; dining pavilion with table for 10; kitchen with breakfast bar; poolside dining deck with table for 10; sunset balé.
- Pool : 20m x 6m (including children’s section); outdoor jacuzzi.
- Staff : Villa manager; private chef and cook; villa attendants; gardener; maintenance; security. Babysitters and spa therapists available on request (additional charge).
- Dining : Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s menus. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
- Communication : Telephone landline; WiFi and mobile phone coverage. Computer, printer and fax available on request.
- Entertainment : 60-inch TV with surround-sound and multiple-zone central music system in media room; 26/40-inch satellite channel TVs in bedrooms; DVD players; Bose iPod docks.
- Sport : Pool table; table tennis; tennis court (shared); volleyball; 2 bicycles.
- For families : Villa Semarapura is well equipped for families. Facilities include: baby cot; high chair; car seat; shallow section in the pool.
- Spa : Spa balé with two massage tables; professional therapists on call for treatments from a comprehensive spa menu.
- Transport : A 16-seat minibus and driver is available for 8 consecutive hours at US$50++ per day (excludes petrol).
- Additional facilities : Barbecue; in-room safes; full generator back-up.
- Property area : 2,500 sqm (villa). 5,000 sqm (land).
DINING AT SEMARAPURA VILLA
Villa Semarapura’s chef has received rave reviews for her imaginative meals: “the best food I’ve had in Bali”; “unbelievable”; “amazing” and “outstanding – a real highlight”.
For breakfast, there’s a choice of American, Indonesian, continental or healthy. For lunch and dinner, guests may choose from an extensive suggestion menu that includes popular local dishes as well as tapas, pizzas and pastas, seafood, imported meats, and desserts.
The chef is happy to run impromptu cooking classes, where guests join her in the well-equipped kitchen and learn how to prepare house specialties such as shredded chicken salad with palm sugar dressing, Lombok gazpacho with spiced tomato sorbet, pork ribs with Balinese spices, and beef rendang. For a gourmet dining experience, guests can also enjoy a poolside seafood barbecue (jumbo prawn, snapper, tuna steak, calamari, scallops, lobster sourced from local fishermen), a Balinese set menu with babi guling (suckling pig), pepes ikan (fish steamed in a banana leaf), and Rijsttafel – a sampling of Indonesian dishes giving a true taste of the archipelago.
Groceries and beverages are charged at market price (plus a 20% handling fee which is subject to service and tax at the prevailing rate). Staff will request a cash float on guest arrival and ask for top-ups as and when necessary. Receipts will be presented either on a daily or end-of-stay basis, according to the guests’ preference. To allow the chef time to shop and prepare, it’s necessary to order in advance – either the evening before (for special requests) or at breakfast time each day.
FAMILIES AT SEMARAPURA VILLA
Villa Semarapura offers an abundance of experiences and facilities to delight families with children of all ages. The swimming pool’s large shallow section, complete with pool toys, will keep them coolly entertained for hours and it’s easy to keep an eye on young ones from the sundeck or the pool pavilion. The rolling lawns provide space for running about and safely letting off steam, there’s room for volleyball, and older kids may enjoy the two bicycles, a tennis match on the shared court, or a game of pool in the media room. Toddlers will need to be supervised, though, due to the many ponds and water features in the gardens.
Guests with babies or fussy eaters will find the kitchen well equipped for their needs, but might prefer to have a break and let the chef prepare the usual favourites, or adapt main menu meals to suit younger taste buds.
SPA & BODY TREATMENT
Massages feel all the more wonderful when carried out in the privacy of a thatched balé in the garden, the floral scents and sea breeze filtering through gossamer curtains. Villa Semarapura’s manager will happily organise professional therapists from a reputable local spa to indulge you at the villa (extra charges will apply). Here’s a sample of what’s on the menu:
Massage - Release built up tension with a traditional Balinese massage. Using a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure and aromatherapy oils to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and energy around your body, you will feel totally relaxed in no time.
Foot reflexology - Foot reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which correspond to every part of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes tension is relieved and circulation improved leaving you feeling balanced.
Body scrub - A full body scrub will exfoliate and hydrate your skin leaving it soft and smooth. A rejuvenating scrub combines an abrasive material such as salt, coffee, rice bran or pecan hulls with essential oils to remove any impurities and make your skin glow.
Manicure/pedicure - Our hands and feet work hard for us every day but rarely get the attention they deserve. Treat them to a manicure or pedicure, which usually comes with the added bonus of a quick hand or foot massage.