With hardwood floors and a soaring ceiling, Villa Eshara I’s living and dining room is a massive space exuding taste and elegance. Cooled by ceiling fans and with glass doors running the length of one wall, the room is bathed in natural light. Furnishings include a long wooden dining table for 12, huge comfortable sofas and a giant, ornately carved rocking horse. At one end is an open-plan kitchen equipped for guest use.
Outside, the 11-metre swimming pool is surrounded on three sides by a wooden deck topped with loungers, sofas and sunshades, creating a lovely area in which to relax and catch a few rays. Coconut trees, frangipanis and flowering plants lend a true sense of place, lulling guests deep into the tropical holiday vibe.
Villa Eshara I’s master bedroom is filled with natural light that shines through the large sliding glass doors in front of the king-size bed, and soothed by the sound of falling water from the water features just outside. The room’s high-pitched roof and hardwood floors add to the feeling of space and the ensuite bathroom is also blessed with a wall of glass and a series of stone figurine fountains right alongside the tub, creating a mesmerising bath time like no other.
Behind louvre doors to the living room, and next door to the master, this twin-bedded room (beds can convert to a king) is perfect for kids. Glass doors along one wall offer up a Zen-like pebble garden bordered with bamboo, while a deep soaking tub adds a touch of luxury in the marble ensuite bathroom.
Eshara I’s second guest bedroom looks out across to the pool and two towering coconut trees. Its king-size bed sits under a high-pitched wooden ceiling and the room is decorated in natural earth tones to create a very relaxed ambiance. The elegant ensuite bathroom generously offers the option of both indoor and outdoor showers.
Seminyak, south-west Bali, Indonesia.
6 people (3 ensuite bedrooms: 2 with king beds and 1 with twin beds convertible to a king).
Large open-plan living and dining room with table for 12; pool deck with sun loungers and two-seater sofa.
11m x 5m. 0.9m-1.8m depth.
Full-time villa manager; full-time chef; butlers; garden/pool maintenance; security. Babysitters and masseuses available on request (extra cost applies)
Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
WiFi internet access; landline for local calls; mobile phone coverage.
Satellite TV; DVD player; CD player (thru DVD Player) in all bedrooms.
Children’s facilities at Villa Eshara include a baby cot and high chair.
In villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists by the pool or in the privacy of your own room (extra cost applies).
Villa Eshara’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. The villa also has six scooters for rental (extra cost applies).
Barbecue; diesel powered back-up generator; safety deposit box.