Des Indes Villas comprises two stunning new villas quietly tucked away within Seminyak’s exclusive Laksmana Estate, moments from the surfing beach of Petitenget and some of Bali’s most iconic restaurants and bars. A fusion of Bali-style open living and contemporary Asian design, the two interlinking villas each have their own entrance, swimming pool and living area as well as air-conditioned bedrooms and bathrooms. They can be booked separately or together, offering the versatility of a two-, three- or five-bedroom villa vacation – well suited for multi-generation families or groups of friends who appreciate both space and privacy.
Des Indes II and III are an exceptional pair of fully staffed pool villas within the ultra-elite Laksmana Estate in the heart of Seminyak, moments from Petitenget Beach.
Named after Holland’s legendary Hotel Des Indes, this inter-connecting pair comprises two sets of vaulted pavilions arranged around inviting swimming pools and divided by a wall of double doors and pivoting plantation shutters that can be opened up when both villas are rented together or closed off for complete privacy.
A wealth of natural materials features in the design – teakwood-lined ceilings and floors, Palimanan stone reliefs, wall panels of padded linen, bathrooms of Italian marble. Every room is richly decorated with colonial-style furniture, prized antiques, precious Asian ceramics and artefacts, and oriental rugs. Among the more contemporary luxuries are top-range King Koil mattresses, crisp cotton bed-linen, and curved 47-inch TVs with satellite channels in every bedroom.
Pick up one of the many books lying around, and retreat to the antique daybed in Des Indes II or the poolside balé in Des Indes III. Take a siesta on a sun lounger then cool off in the pool. Take a leisurely stroll to Ku De Ta for sunset cocktails, and dine at La Lucciola across the road, or return to the villa for a gourmet meal created by your accomplished chef. Then retreat to the air-conditioned comfort of your spacious bedroom, sink into a petal-strewn bathtub and finally retire to your four-poster bed. Repeat the next day.
With the beach, boutiques, restaurants, bars and spas of Seminyak just moments away, families and groups of friends will find Des Indes Villas the perfect choice for their Bali vacation.
Villa holidays are an excellent option for families, with access to your own private facilities and the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can enjoy themselves 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.
Des Indes Villas is particularly suitable for a couple of families holidaying together, who can take both II and III to enjoy social time tempered by some extra private space. Those with toddlers will need to be vigilant, however, due to the unfenced swimming pools and ponds (though it is easy to keep an eye on children from the comfort of the living area).
The 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 be happy 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.
Des Indes II - 2 Bedroom
From Des Indes II’s bright red iron-studded door, steps across a small pond lead into an open-sided living area then onto a covered poolside dining pergola and second seating area. Behind the living area is the master bedroom pavilion opening onto the length of the pool terrace, facing the guest bedroom pavilion on the other side. Plantation shutters and a set of three doors run the width of the living areas and divide Des Indes II from Des Indes III. These can be closed off for privacy or opened when both villas are rented together.
A deeply cushioned daybed is the focus of the fan-cooled living area, an open-sided space defined by a striking floor of traditional patterned tiles, and decorated with antique Indonesian furniture and artefacts. Opposite is another living corner, where a pair of antique armchairs is set before a peaceful Buddha. From both areas, plantation shutters open onto the pool or koi ponds of Des Indes III (but may be closed off for privacy). In between is a covered poolside dining area with marble-topped dining table for four.
Under a vaulted teakwood-lined roof rises a magnificent four-poster bed swathed in mosquito netting. Colonial-style furniture, antique porcelain and oriental rugs enrich this air-conditioned master suite – even the ultra-modern 47-inch curved TV has a magnificent backdrop, set before an ornately carved mirror-backed geometric panel. The bathroom is just as beautifully decorated, with a dressing area, bathtub framed within a garden alcove, twin basins, and walk-in shower enclosure with pool view.
The air-conditioned guest pavilion also looks out over the pool, with extra-wide sliding glass doors opening onto the terrace and, when the plantation shutters are open, a view across the pool of Des Indes III. Twin beds (that join to create a king-size bed if preferred) rest under a towering mosquito net on an over-sized platform. An antique-style rocking chair is perfect for watching movies on the 43-inch satellite TV, and beyond a linen-padded wall lies a dressing area with wardrobe, and a bathroom with bathtub, large shower enclosure and twin basins.
Capacity: 4 adults (1 king-size bed; 1 set of twin beds that can be joined to form a king) plus 2 extra beds may be set up on request (additional charge applies).
Des Indes III - 3 Bedroom
Accommodation at Des Indes III is in three adjoining pavilions arranged in an L-shape around the 16-metre swimming pool. The social heart of the villa is the huge open-sided living pavilion facing the length of the pool, across which is a large balé. To the right is the sleeping pavilion with two large bedroom suites opening onto the pool terrace. Tucked into the corner of the L is a two-storey building with seating area, bar, kitchen and guest washroom downstairs and, above, a third bedroom suite with a terrace. A wall of plantation shutters and three sets of doors separates Des Indes III from Des Indes II, which can be closed off for privacy or opened when both villas are rented together.
The huge fan-cooled open-sided living pavilion – its soaring teakwood-lined roof supported on massive teakwood pillars – is the villa’s social hub. Opening onto the swimming pool and surrounded on three sides by koi ponds dotted with islands of heliconia, this is Bali-style living at its best. Old-style cane sofas and planters chairs are arranged around coffee tables in two distinct seating areas, and ten guests may gather around the teak dining table in cushioned comfort.
On the other side of the pool is a large cushion-covered balé big enough for a crowd; sun-seekers will gravitate to the sun loungers set on the pool terrace.
Across the koi pond is a bar area with antique style seating and, behind the service bar, a very well-equipped kitchen with sophisticated coffee maker and wine fridge.
Des Indes III’s three bedrooms are spacious and handsomely designed, with high teakwood-lined vaulted ceilings, polished wood floors, and custom-designed display cabinets. They each feature a large four-poster bed, colonial-style furniture, oriental rugs, and striking art and artefacts – a rich visual counterpoint to the ultra-modern 47-inch curved TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. The upstairs bedroom has its own roof terrace while the two ground floor bedrooms open onto the pool terrace. All three feature fans and air-conditioning as well as a large air-conditioned marble bathroom with dressing area, bathtub, twin basins, and walk-in shower enclosure.
Capacity: 6 adults (3 ensuite bedrooms with king-size beds); 1 sofa bed for additional guest use plus 2 extra beds may be set up on request (additional charge applies after 6 guests).
Rental rate inclusions:
· Daily breakfast
· WiFi internet connection
· Welcome drink and fruit basket
· Turn down setup service
· Personal service by the villa staff including full time manager, housekeeper, chef, security
· Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities