If you’re looking for laid-back luxe in a tropical paradise; somewhere spacious, comfortable, complete with a team of professional and caring staff, yet within walking distance of sophisticated Seminyak’s best restaurants, bars and beaches, then look no further than Villa Jemma.
The villa’s gorgeous garden, punctuated with intriguing Indonesian artefacts and bursting with frangipani, orchids and bougainvillea, is just the place to spend long, luxurious days with friends and family. Slip into the sparkling, 16-metre, deep-blue-tiled pool, which has a separate shallow splash area for kids, or lounge in the shade of the cushioned balé and sip a freshly squeezed fruit juice while you browse a magazine.
The bright and airy lounge and dining room, with its soaring roof and huge rattan sofa, opens directly onto the garden on one side and a cool calm courtyard to the other – the perfect spot for an early morning breakfast or a cup of afternoon tea. Plug in your iPod, kick back under the whirr of the fan and ponder upon the villa’s menu of mouthwatering dishes as you decide what you’d like your chef to prepare for dinner.
Of the four bedrooms, the upper-floor master is particularly private and has its own comfortably furnished private balcony, while two guest bedrooms on the ground floor open directly onto the garden and pool and the third conveniently doubles as an air-conditioned study/TV room.
A delightful tropical garden and a large, inviting pool greet guests at Villa Jemma. The bright, airy lounge and dining space overlooks the garden and pool on one side and a furnished courtyard and fishpond on the other. The villa’s kitchen is also located off the living area.
On the ground floor, two ensuite double bedrooms lie either side of the living space and a twin room can also functions as a study/TV room. Upstairs, the very private master bedroom features a comfortably furnished balcony.
A bright, airy, and very spacious living and dining area forms the hub of this warm and welcoming villa. The room features a double-height, traditional pitched roof, is cooled by ceiling fans, and decorated with contemporary artworks. An enormous U-shaped rattan sofa faces the pool and garden and an eight-seater dining table lies just behind. Glass doors on both sides slide back to create a delightful indoor/outdoor tropical living space.
On the opposite side of the pool, a comfortable thatched balé has ample seating for six and makes a delightful space to relax, and a pretty walled courtyard just beyond the dining area is a great place to enjoy an early morning breakfast or afternoon tea.
A flight of white steps at one end of the living area leads up to Villa Jemma’s air-conditioned master bedroom which features a king-size bed, satellite television and DVD player, and enormous semi-open-air ensuite bathroom with a large tub and rain shower. Outside the bedroom is a covered private balcony with outdoor seating surrounded by lush greenery.
Two of the ground floor guest bedrooms are located on either side of the lounge, opening onto the garden and pool. Both feature king-size beds, satellite televisions and DVD players, and large open-air ensuite bathrooms with tubs and rain showers.
Villa Jemma’s fourth bedroom is furnished with twin beds (can be joined to form a king), making it ideal for kids or for friends sharing. This room can also double as a study/TV room and has an adjacent bathroom with outdoor shower.
Laksmana Villas, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
8 adults (4 bedrooms: 3 with king-size beds plus 1 twin/king). Extra beds can be provided on request for a small extra charge.
Indoor living/dining with table for 8; furnished courtyard; large poolside balé.
16m x 4m. 1.25m-1.4m depth.
Villa manager; private chef; housekeeping; and security. Additional staff (babysitters, masseuse, drivers) available on request.
Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets). Grocery cost is charged 20% handling fee which is subject to service and tax at the prevailing rate.
WiFi internet access; printer and computer available for guest use.
Satellite TV; DVD players; Bose surround-sound system; CD player; iPod dock in lounge.
Villa Jemma is well equipped for families. Facilities include: baby cot; high chair; DVDs; games; Children’s cutlery and crockery.
Platinum membership for up to six guests at Finns Recreation Club.
In villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).
Airport pick up and drop off is included. The villa’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. Alternatively, the Elite Concierge can organise full-day or half-day transport for sightseeing (at additional cost).
Barbecue; diesel powered back-up generator; safety deposit box.
610 square meters.