Des Indes I - Beautiful setting

Villa Layout

Accommodation at Villa Des Indes I is spread across a series of pavilions encircling the well-established tropical garden. From the main entrance, steps lead across a large koi pond into the intricately carved antique teakwood joglo – the villa’s centrepiece. Across the lagoon pool that curves around this elegant living space lie two master bedroom bungalows. Tucked to one side of the garden, a two-storey building houses two guest suites. On the other side is another pavilion with guest bar, guest cloakroom and, behind, the kitchen and service area.

Living Areas

Des Indes I - Elegant dining table setting Des Indes I - Luxurious stay

At the heart of Villa Des Indes I is the magnificent living pavilion – a centuries-old elaborately carved teakwood joglo, once the home of a Javanese aristocrat and believed to be the best preserved in Bali. Within this large open-sided living space are separate zones: a dining area with table for eight, and three different seating areas where colonial-style cane and rattan sofas and planters chairs cluster around coffee tables laden with books on culture and art. Oriental carpets, lacquer ware drums and stone statues are among the myriad decorative pieces embellishing this glorious space.

Des Indes I - Time to relax

In a separate pavilion is the guest bar and butler’s pantry, with antique masks lining one wall, an old cabinet brimming with spirits, and bar chairs pulled up at the counter ready for sunset cocktails. Along a corridor is the well-equipped kitchen – the chef’s domain, though guests are welcome to use it if so inclined.

Further living spaces are found within the sleeping pavilions: an air-conditioned den/library in the master pavilions, and verandas off the guest rooms provide private corners for repose away from the crowd.

Within the garden is a cushioned balé that invites lengthy afternoon siestas. Even within the lagoon pool, there are places to sit, semi-submerged with a cocktail or good book.

Bedrooms

Des Indes I - Luxurious master suite design

Master suites

In each of the two master suites, on an aged teakwood floor under a vaulted pavilion ceiling, sits an oversized four-poster bed, with King Koil mattress dressed in fine cotton bedding. Antique furniture and heritage artefacts enrich every surface, along with art books, magazines, and a 37-inch satellite-channel TV. An elegant dressing area leads to an enormous air-conditioned bathroom with twin basins, bathtub, walk-in shower and garden shower. Each master has its own air-conditioned den/library, with a fascinating collection of fiction and non-fiction, and a plushly upholstered sofa that doubles as an extra bed. All three rooms (bedroom, bathroom and den) open onto a wide veranda of Palimanan stone, where a marble-topped table and cane-backed chairs, planters chairs and comfortably cushioned steamer chairs provide yet more choice for private lounging.

Guest suites

Occupying a separate two-level building are the two beautifully furnished air-conditioned (and fan-cooled) guest bedrooms – each with a four-poster bed (which can be configured as two singles in the upper level room), a window-seat that doubles as a spare bed, and colonial-style seating set before a 37-inch TV. Both rooms open onto a veranda, and also have a walk-through dressing area and ensuite bathroom (the downstairs room with alfresco shower and bathtub). The upper level bedroom has its own entrance across the koi pond, and can also be accessed from the garden bedroom; useful for families who prefer inter-connecting rooms.

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Quick facts

Location

The Laksmana Estate, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.

Capacity

8 adults (3 king-size beds; 1 set of twin beds that can be joined to create a king) plus extra beds for 4 additional guests (adult or children) on request (additional charge applies).

Living areas

Fan-cooled living and dining area; air-conditioned den/library/study within both master suites; bar pavilion and butler’s pantry; garden balé.

Pool

21-metre lagoon pool. 1m-2m 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; chef also experienced in Japanese and Thai cuisine; requests accommodated (including special diets).

Communication

Fibre-optic internet with WiFi; landline for local calls (international calls charged); mobile phone coverage; phones in all rooms; laptop (and fax/printing) on request.

Entertainment

37-inch TV with satellite channels in all four bedrooms; Bose sound system; books and magazines in every room.

For families

Villa Des Indes makes a great villa choice for families. Equipment such as baby cot, high chair, booster seat, baby monitor 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 places many attractions within easy walking distance. If transport is required, the villa staff will happily call one of the island’s safe and reasonably priced metered taxis, or organise the hire of a car and driver for day trips further afield.

Additional facilities

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

Property area

1,565 sqm (land); 783 sqm (build).

Des Indes I (4 bedroom)

Des Indes Villas sits securely within the Laksmana Estate, an exclusive enclave right in the heart of Seminyak. The villas are not immediately next door to each other, but are just 300-metres apart and easily reached via the estates’ private road. Bali’s most stellar beach area, the wide expanse of Petitenget Beach, is a mere five-minute walk away. Many of the island’s most celebrated restaurants and bars are a short stroll away, including Ku De Ta, Metis, Sarong and Potato Head. No need to take a taxi to reach Seminyak’s many boutiques, lifestyle shops and spas either. What a perfect spot!

Des Indes II (5 bedroom)

Guest reviews

  • August 17th, 2019 - August 25th, 2019

    Thank you for a wonderful stay. The team is amazing. We will be back someday.

    Melissa P, United Arab Emirates
  • July 27th, 2019 - August 1st, 2019

    A day I will forever cherish in Bali. The venue is absolutely marvelous and the staff are the best ever - so professional and gave us excellent service. See you again soon.

    Denise G, United States
  • July 20th, 2019 - July 27th, 2019

    We all enjoyed the serenity and beauty of Villa Des Indes. A great lay out and well maintained. This is a little oasis of calm. Super well located for all restaurants and shops, could not be better situated. Friendly staff who all did their genuine best to make us feel well looked after. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality.

    Casson C, Australia
  • July 6th, 2019 - July 13th, 2019

    What a beautiful villa and lovely staff. Thank you to all the staff, we had a wonderful time. Villa Des Indes I is a peaceful retreat in the heart of Seminyak, we loved coming home to a smiling face and a cold Bintang. We appreciated being treated like a kings and queens for a week. We all looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

    Ashley M, Australia
  • May 26th, 2019 - June 5th, 2019

    What an amazing place and great staff. Service was exceptional and we will be back.

    Rachael S, Australia
  • May 18th, 2019 - May 25th, 2019

    I would like to say that the team at Villa Des Indes was exceptional and meeting all our needs. The villa is beautifully appointed and truly luxurious. We are all very sad to leave.

    Vivian B, Australia
  • April 24th, 2019 - April 29th, 2019

    Had a wonderful time at Des Indes. The staff are incredibly helpful and attentive to all details. Thank you for making our stay so brilliant.

    Andrey K, United Kingdom
  • April 12th, 2019 - April 19th, 2019

    You were all so wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful and amazing stay. Your hospitality, kindest and attentiveness to all of us was really appreciated. Will definitely recommend this villa.

    Gracanin Q, Australia
  • March 28th, 2019 - April 1st, 2019

    What an amazing experience, loved every minute of our stay. Most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, most accommodating staff. Such a fabulous place, so comfortable, so clean and couldn't have asked for more. Thank you to all of the wonderful staff for looking after us.

    Tim S, Australia
  • March 23rd, 2019 - March 26th, 2019

    We had an amazing time in this villa. Villa is absolutely beautiful, very tastefully decorated. Thank you for the wonderful service and for making our stay comfortable.

    Khushboo J, Singapore
  • January 5th, 2019 - January 12th, 2019

    Thanks for your hospitality and great service that all the staff have provided to our family holiday. We will endeavor to spread the word about Des Indes I. We have really enjoyed the professional service and we will return.

    Betty C, Australia
  • December 27th, 2018 - January 3rd, 2019

    We just had a wonderful stay and a magical trip here. The villa is utterly breathtaking and beautiful, staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and homey. Personal and heart felt service. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay so fabulous and memorable.

    Anthony H, Hong Kong
  • October 29th, 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

    Thank you so much to all of the Des Indes staff. You have been amazing and made our stay such a pleasure. The service and friendliness has been incredible. Your attention to details and warm friendliness have made our stay so pleasant.

    Jen L, Hong Kong
  • October 20th, 2018 - October 22nd, 2018

    We were a group of 5 people and the villa is one of the best places we have ever stayed at. Spotlessly clean, the most hospitable staff, spacious, beautiful. All of your staff kept up with our needs and requirements even at late hours with a smile. Thank you for making our short stay a memorable one. Looking forward to visiting again soon.

    Nitin B, Indonesia
  • October 2nd, 2018 - October 8th, 2018

    Had enjoyable stay in these beautiful villas. We were very well looked after by the fabulous staff. Thank you for everything.

    Kirsten B, Australia
  • September 1st, 2018 - September 9th, 2018

    Thank you for looking after us so well during our stay, we love Des Indes Villas and your hospitality was amazing.

    Ben H, Hong Kong
  • July 21st, 2018 - July 27th, 2018

    Many thanks to the wonderful staff at villa Des Indes who were always happy to please a chat. We have loved our stay here and will recommend to family and friends. Cannot wait to visit again soon.

    Lee M, Australia
  • July 14th, 2018 - July 21st, 2018

    Facilities first class, staff very very good and excellent service. Our family have stayed at villa Des Indes three times and all are excellent.

    Cordell K, Australia
  • June 16th, 2018 - June 24th, 2018

    Words can not explain, what a wonderful time we have had. I thoroughly enjoyed Villa Des Indes - clean, beautiful decor and plenty of space to relax. The wonderful staff were kind, attentive and thoughtful. They made us feel like family, always checking on our needs and all done with a smile. Thanks for the experience of a life time.

    Graham C, New Zealand
  • June 9th, 2018 - June 16th, 2018

    Thank you for a great time. Beautiful villa and excellent staff. We will be back.

    Manal S, Indonesia
  • May 31st, 2018 - June 5th, 2018

    Des Indes I and II you are amazing. Your attention to detail and your kindness to us all has been awesome. We had a fabulous trip, no request was too much and we can not wait to return. What an amazing place.

    Belinda S, Australia
  • October 27th, 2017 - October 30th, 2017

    What a magical name for a magical place. Palm trees, sun, water and yoga. We had a taste of paradise for 4 days. Can't wait to come back here again. We experienced the wonderful Bali and the hospitality of the Balinese again.

    Yvonne C, Singapore
  • October 14th, 2017 - October 17th, 2017

    Fantastic villa! Superb service. We had a great time and look forward to come back again. All facilities are good and very well maintained. Lovely interiors, great for kids and nice location. Special mention to the staff who took great care of us.

    Ketaki N, Singapore
  • October 5th, 2017 - October 8th, 2017

    I loved the pool and the room and the food was awesome. I loved my stay, thank you for having us.

    Chris G, United Arab Emirates
  • September 6th, 2017 - September 9th, 2017

    You have made my 70th birthday holiday the most memorable experience of my 70 years. You have met all our requests with a smile, and your hospitality is second to none. This is my seventh heaven here on earth. I will be back

    Mark R, Singapore
  • August 31st, 2017 - September 3rd, 2017

    Thanks for a great few days. The service and food was excellent. Breakfast was also good, the few dinners we had at home were exceptional.

    Chung M, Malaysia
  • August 25th, 2017 - August 30th, 2017

    Thank you for amazing stay. You make sure that we all were comfortable and managed to keep all of us happy which is quite a task. Thank you so much for an amazing holiday.

    Gautam V, United Arab Emirates
  • July 7th, 2017 - July 17th, 2017

    We had such a great time in Des Indes. It's A beautiful villa filled with lovely staff who took care of us so well. Thank you so much for everything.

    Mark L, China
  • June 27th, 2017 - July 1st, 2017

    Fantastic villa and awesome staff took good care of us through our stay. Service was great and our stay was absolutely relaxing. Thank you all and we will back again.

    Peter A, Singapore
  • June 15th, 2017 - June 17th, 2017

    We love this villa so much. Thanks for having us here. The staff are so lovely too.

    Julian B, Zambia
  • May 25th, 2017 - June 1st, 2017

    What a Beautiful Place! Thanks to the wonderful staff for their kindness and friendliness. Such amazingly appointed villas, it was a delight to stay here.

    Bruce A, Australia
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