Des Indes II - Villa entrance

Des Indes Villa II

Villa Layout

Accommodation at Des Indes Villa II is in five pavilions arranged around two swimming pools. The social heart of the villa is the huge open-sided living pavilion surrounded by a koi pond and facing a large balé across the main pool. Set into one corner is a two-storey building with seating area, bar, kitchen and guest washroom downstairs and, above, a bedroom suite with a private terrace. Next to this is a sleeping pavilion with two large bedroom suites opening onto the pool terrace. To the other side of the main living pavilion is a second sitting area, a small alfresco dining area and two further bedroom pavilions, which face each other across the second pool.  A wall of plantation shutters allows these two bedrooms and the second pool to be discreetly closed off from the rest of the villa if extra privacy is sought.

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Living Areas

The huge fan-cooled open-sided living pavilion – its soaring teak-lined roof supported on massive wood 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 blooms, 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.

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. On the other side of the main pool, facing a sun terrace fringed with sun-loungers, is a large cushion-covered bale.

A second fan-cooled living area, richly decorated with antique Indonesian furniture, faces the villa’s smaller swimming pool.


Bedrooms

Des Indes Villa II’s five bedrooms are spacious and handsomely designed, with teakwood-lined vaulted ceilings, custom-designed display cabinets, and polished wood floors embellished with oriental rugs. Four feature a king-size four-poster beds swathed in mosquito netting, while twin beds (that convert to a king if preferred) rest under a towering mosquito net in the fifth bedroom.

The colonial-style furniture and striking art and artefacts provide  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, two ground floor bedrooms open onto the main pool terrace, and two face each other across the second pool. All five feature fans and air-conditioning as well as a beautifully decorated air-conditioned marble bathroom with dressing area, bathtub, twin basins, and walk-in shower enclosure.


Quick Facts

Location

The Laksmana Estate, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.

Capacity

10 adults (5 bedrooms: 4 with king-size bed, 1 with twin convertible to king); extra beds may be set up on request (additional charge applies).

Living areas

Large fan-cooled open-sided living pavilion with two seating areas and dining table for 10; poolside balé with comfortable cushions; bar terrace with seating; well-equipped kitchen; second living area and dining pergola alongside the smaller pool.

Pool

Main pool: 16m x 4m. 0.8m-1.7m depth; Secondary pool: 10m x 3m. 0.5m-1.6m depth.

Staff

Villa manager; assistant manager; chef; cook; butlers/housekeeping; garden and pool staff; maintenance; security (night-time only at villa, 24-hour for estate).  Additional staff (babysitters, masseuses) available on request.

Dining

Breakfast is complimentary; priced menu of Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes for lunch and dinner; requests accommodated (including special diets).

Communication

Fibre-optic internet with WiFi; landline for local calls (international calls charged); mobile phone coverage; PABX system with connections in all rooms; printer and fax (on request).

Entertainment

47-inch curved TV with satellite channels in four bedroom; 43-inch TV in one bedroom; DVD players in all bedrooms; amplified and Bose speakers in living pavilion; books and magazines.

For families

Des Indes II makes a great villa choice for families.  Equipment at the villa includes a baby cot and high chair.  Many other items (including booster seat, baby bath and pool fence) can be supplied on request for a small additional charge.

Spa

In-villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by visiting spa therapists (extra cost applies).

Transport

The villa’s central Seminyak location means many attractions are within easy walking distance. If transport is required, the villa manager will happily call one of the island’s safe and reasonably priced metered taxis, or organise the hire of a car and driver.

Additional facilities

Barbecue; back-up generator; safety deposit boxes; 2 massage beds.

Property area

1,080 sqm (land); 515 sqm (build).

Villa Des Indes sits securely within the Laksmana Estate, an exclusive enclave right in the heart of Seminyak. The wide expanse of Petitenget Beach is just five minute’s walk away, as is legendary restaurant La Lucciola and sunset haven Breeze at The Samaya. A few more minutes’ walk brings you to the island’s most celebrated restaurants, including Ku De Ta, Metis, Mamasan and Sarong, as well as Seminyak’s many boutiques, lifestyle shops and spas. What a perfect spot!. .

Guest Reviews

  • July 30th, 2017 - August 5th, 2017

    We had a beautiful relaxing 6 days in your villa. Thank you for being so attentive and accommodating - your service was wonderful. I would recommend to anyone.
    Elizabeth H, Australia

  • June 11th, 2017 - June 13th, 2017

    Thank you for the fine hospitality and service.
    Mingxi T, Singapore

  • May 28th, 2017 - June 8th, 2017

    Villa Des Indes, thank you. What a pleasure.
    Mark H, Indonesia

  • May 24th, 2017 - May 28th, 2017

    Thank you for making our familly celebration so memorable. We have loved gathering around the table each morning with too much coffee and too little motivation. Perfect Seminyak location, and a welcoming home to return to.
    Belle J, Australia

  • May 12th, 2017 - May 14th, 2017

    We had fabulous weekend stay, amazing location, lovely staff. Thank you.
    Samantha S, Singapore

  • April 28th, 2017 - May 2nd, 2017

    We were very fortunate to spend a lot of time in Bali over many years and have been experienced many villas. Villa Des Indes ranks in the top list for us. It is a well designed villa, well maintained and has a team that combines attentions and discretion. Great Vibe! Villa Des Indes is definitely on our list of 3-4 properties that we will comeback to. Thanks for looking after us!
    Andy B, Singapore

  • April 7th, 2017 - April 17th, 2017

    Thank you for making our stay here so special. The villa is absolutely beautiful and the service was better. It's been a fantastic trip.
    Khoury C, Australia

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Des Indes Villas – Seminyak villas with 4 to 9 bedrooms Elite Havens

Welcome to Villa Des Indes I – a rare, one-of-a-kind jewel set in the exclusive Laksmana estate in Seminyak’s most sought-after locale, moments from the beach.

The villa is designed in the style of a Dutch-era hill station, with individual living and sleeping pavilions spread around the garden. Its splendid living pavilion is a centuries-old teakwood joglo – once the residence of a Javanese aristocrat, and re-assembled in Bali. Today, with its elaborately sculpted pillars and intricately carved panels, the joglo commands centre-stage as an open-sided, open-plan living space surrounded by a 21-metre lagoon-style swimming pool and an ornamental koi pond.

Here, and in the four impeccably proportioned bedrooms, you’ll find an eclectic collection of colonial-style furniture, Asian antiques and Indonesian artefacts that add to the villa’s unique character – a gramophone cabinet in the master bathroom, a travel desk in a guest bedroom, an antique (working) telephone in the joglo, Oriental rugs and prized pieces stand on floors of polished teakwood and Palimanan stone, Dutch East Indies travel posters and black and white photos of 1930s Bali beam down from every wall. Out of sight, but always on hand, are the villa butlers, ready to meet your every whim – whether an espresso served on your bedroom veranda, silver service afternoon tea in the joglo, or a sunset cocktail prepared in the bar. Your accomplished chef will serve a hearty breakfast, and will happily prepare a light lunch or gourmet candle-lit dinner from an appealingly priced menu.

With its warm service and wonderful surroundings, you might be challenged to leave this distinctive villa (named after Holland’s legendary turn-of-the-20th-Century Hotel Des Indes). Add the best of Seminyak a short walk away – think Ku de Ta, La Lucciola, Potato Head and Bali’s most noted restaurants, boutiques and spas – and Des Indes I is the perfect choice for five-star-seeking, fun-loving families and friends.