Villa Avalon – a glorious seven-bedroom sanctuary a stone’s throw from Kayu Putih beach just north of Seminyak. Three individual villas make up Villa Avalon – the iconic four-bedroom main villa, two-bedroom Avalon 2, and one-bedroom Avalon 3 – each set in beautifully landscaped gardens complete with private pool. Book just one villa or all three; the flexibility of bedroom configurations gives you the choice of anything from one to seven bedrooms.
Award-winning Balinese architect Popo Danes curated the design, crafting contemporary interiors with an Asian twist using Indonesia’s abundant natural materials – elaborately carved sandstone walls, polished teakwood floors, paras stone sun decks, marble basins and terrazzo baths. Vast living areas and individual bedroom suites are embellished with rare antique furniture, modern ‘classic’ pieces and handsome Balinese paintings and artefacts. Coffee table books on Asian design and a library of interesting fiction feed the mind, while within the extensive gardens, heritage teakwood joglos, koi-filled lotus ponds with riverstone water features, moss-covered statuary and the abundance of tropical blooms and manicured bonsais feed the soul. Accompanying the birdsong is the sound of surf crashing onto the beach just beyond the sacred shrine that lies the other side of the villa’s boundary wall.
Feeding the body is the task of the resident chef, who happily whips up Indonesian and international meals from a suggestion menu. He is one of 10 “nothing-is-too-much-trouble” staff dedicated to making guests feel super-special.
When guests have had enough of the three pools, the pool table, and all the privacy and luxury Avalon accords, they can venture onto the expanse of Kayu Putih beach just beyond the villa’s entrance and, facing it, one of Bali’s hippest beach cafes La Laguna – perfect for sunset cocktails and tapas. Five minutes’ stroll down the beach is W Hotel, Potato Head and other notable Seminyak establishments are just 10 minutes further (even less by taxi).