Shinta Dewi Seminyak rests within the exclusive Laksmana enclave, just 500 metres from Petitenget Beach and within walking distance of Seminyak’s famous restaurants, beach, bars and boutiques. A beautiful and compact, fully staffed, four bedroom villa in central Seminyak, the perfect dual-centre Bali holiday.
Villa Shinta Dewi, where tropical living is the theme. Breezy open-sided living and dining spaces and sunny decks are designed for relaxation and socialising; four comfortable and stylish air-conditioned bedrooms are situated around an 11-metre swimming pool, and a charming flower-filled garden completes the picture.
Stay at Shinta Dewi, and you can spend your days lazing beside the pool and being waited upon by our lovely team of staff, including a manager, personal butlers and chef. If you’re feeling a little bit more energetic, you can work out in the villa’s private gym, enjoy the pampering diversion of an in-villa massage, or stroll down to Petitenget Beach, which is a mere five-minute walk away.
Our elegant holiday villa is a true haven-away-from-home, hidden within an elite gated estate, yet everything that Seminyak is so famous for is just a stone’s throw away. Not only the beach but also a multitude of international and local restaurants ranging from simple cafés to world-renowned fine-dining establishments, as well as beach clubs, nightclubs and shops galore. At the end of a busy day, return to Shinta Dewi for a soothing swim or massage, followed by cocktails served in the glorious upper level sunset lounge. Later, our in-house chef will prepare a five-star dinner in the villa’s immaculate kitchen. Relish these home-cooked international and local specialties in the open-sided dining room and then head into the air-conditioned TV room to watch a movie on the big screen. Finally, slip between the sheets of your big comfortable bed and fall into a blissful sleep. Such is a typical day at Villa Shinta Dewi.
Villa Shinta Dewi comprises a single-storey building and two double-storey buildings surrounding a pretty garden and 11-metre swimming pool. On one side is the master bedroom suite, a communal study/TV room and a small but well-equipped gym. Opposite this is a semi-open-air dining room and gourmet kitchen with a rooftop sunset lounge and sun deck above. Completing the set is the two-storey bedroom pavilion housing two rooms on the upper floor, and one on the ground floor alongside an open-air sitting room and guest washroom.
Villa Shinta Dewi’s delightful, open-sided sunset lounge is sheltered by a soaring roof and furnished with comfy couches and easy chairs. From here, guests can relax under ceiling fans and enjoy some music as they admire the setting sun from this idyllic upper-floor lookout.
Looking out over the pool and garden is the open-sided dining room, cooled by ceiling fans, equipped with a sound system and furnished with a grand wooden table that can seat up to 12 guests. The villa’s talented chef prepares delectable meals in the modern and well-equipped gourmet kitchen, which is immaculately outfitted in white.
On the ground floor of the guest bedroom pavilion, and open on two sides to the garden and pool, a cosy sitting room provides a quiet spot for relaxing with a drink and a book. A washroom is located next to the sitting room, and a daybed provides a private corner a few metres away.
Adjoining the master bedroom suite is the air-conditioned study and TV lounge, which doubles as an extra bedroom ideally suited for children. This room is dominated by a massive 52-inch flat-screen TV and is also equipped with a DVD player, two-seat sofa and a desk. Beyond the TV lounge is a compact, but well-equipped gym.
An ulin wood pool deck borders the 11-metre swimming pool at Villa Shinta Dewi, furnished, at one end with four sun loungers arranged below large green sunshades. Upstairs, on either side of the sunset lounge are two sun decks, one furnished with fun brown and orange beanbag chairs, that look down over the pool and colourful garden.
All four of the bedrooms at Villa Shinta Dewi are extremely well appointed, with marble floors, top-class amenities and superior comforts. Named after flowering tropical plants and trees, all are equipped with air-conditioning and ceiling fans, as well as TVs and DVD players set into handsome teak wall cabinets.
MASTER ALAMANDA SUITE
The Master Alamanda Suite enjoys pride of place on the ground floor next to the pool. This regal room will entice guests with its super-king-size bed and its soft green décor with splashes of red. Adjoining the bedroom is a dressing area and a bathroom fashioned in marble with a jacuzzi tub for two overlooking a heliconia garden and a romantic open-air rain shower.
HELICONIA AND FRANGIPANI SUITES
These two colonial-styled, timber-clad rooms are mirror images of each other, with king-size beds and window shutters that can be thrown open to enjoy views of the pool through the canopy of the garden’s tall frangipani trees. The Heliconia Suite is decorated in shades of orange while Frangipani is outfitted in green with elephant motifs. Built-in wardrobes showcase latticed sliding doors inspired by the rice-paper shoji screens of traditional Japanese architecture, and ensuite bathrooms are fitted with rain showers.
The Melati Suite contains twin beds that easily convert to a king-size. Elegantly furnished in green and mauve, it has two doorways, one leading out to the covered terrace and another providing a shortcut to the pool through the garden. There’s also storage space aplenty and an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower.
- Capacity : 8 people (4 ensuite bedrooms: 1 super king, 2 kings, 1 twin convertible to a king); TV Room can accommodate two extra children for a small additional cost.
- Living areas : Open-sided rooftop living pavilion (covered); air-conditioned TV room/study; semi-open-air dining area for 12; open-sided downstairs sitting area; two furnished upper level sun decks.
- Pool : 11m x 4m.
- Staff : Villa manager; private chef; butler/housekeeping; security. Additional staff (babysitters, masseuses) available on request for a small additional cost.
- Dining : Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets). Daily breakfast included.
- Communication : Complimentary WiFi internet access; landline for local calls; mobile phone coverage.
- Entertainment : Satellite TV; DVD player; surround-sound system; CD player; iPod.
- For families : Villa Shinta Dewi is well equipped for families. Facilities include a baby cot; high chair; car seat; baby bath; DVDs.
- Transport : The villa’s central Seminyak location means that many attractions are within easy walking distance. If additional transport is required, don’t hesitate to ask the villa manager to call one of the island’s safe and reasonably priced metered taxis, or to organise day or half-day car and driver hire for sightseeing (additional cost). Airport transfer to and from the villa are included.
- Additional facilities : Barbecue; diesel powered back-up generator; safety deposit box.
- Property area : 455sqm (villa), 698sqm (land).
Guests at Villa Shinta Dewi in Seminyak and Ubud enjoy the benefit of their own chef, at the ready to prepare daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dining works on a restaurant system with a priced menu offering a wide array of Western and Asian dishes available anytime of the day, whilst daily breakfast is included.
We recommend you to try some of the chef’s special Indonesian and Balinese dishes for a true cultural experience. Vegetarian and children’s dishes are also included in the menu, and if you have any special dietary requirements, please feel free to ask the chef, who will strive to comply with all of your wishes. Likewise, if you have any requests for a special feast such as seafood barbecue, the famous Balinese delicacy of babi guling (spit-roast pig) or roast duck, or even a birthday cake, you will simply need to consult with the chef up to one day beforehand and all will be taken care of.
The family friendly advantages of a villa holiday are many, including access to your own private facilities and the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too.
The Shinta Dewi villas in both Seminyak and Ubud are great for families: the large swimming pools are sure to be the focus of the kids’ day, and when they feel like relaxing with a film, there’s plenty of options, with TVs in every room and multiple living areas in both villas. In the Seminyak villa, the beach is just five minutes away, and there’s lots to occupy adventurous children just beyond the Ubud villa – ricefield walks, batik classes and – a short drive away – rafting and elephant rides. In both villas, those with toddlers will need to be vigilant, due to the villas’ staircases and swimming pools.
Shinta Dewi’s friendly staff will make children feel as welcome as adults, and having these willing helpers on hand gives guests plenty of flexibility and freedom to do their own exploring beyond the villa grounds (full-time babysitting incurs a small extra cost).
Although the equipped kitchen allows you to prepare meals for fussy eaters or babies with ease, staff will happily to do this for you – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef and they will take care of the rest. Baked beans for breakfast? Chicken nuggets for tea? No problem. The chef can customise all meals to suit children’s taste buds.
SPA AND GYM
With myriad world-class restaurants and cafés in Bali, you may be forgiven for piling on a few extra pounds. Yet being on holiday doesn’t have to mean a halt to a your fitness programme, as the Villas Shinta Dewi in Seminyak and Ubud both have air-conditioned gyms with high-spec equipment including treadmills, stationery bikes, and weights.
Within the separate massage room, guests may also enjoy a selection of spa treatments carried out by fully trained therapists from a reputable local spa (extra charges will apply).
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 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.
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.