Open the carved wooden garden gate to reveal a walled oasis dominated by a wonderful freeform swimming pool. The surrounding 2.5m walls are concealed by mature gardens of lush green palms and ferns bursting with Heliconia and Bougainvillea. Frangipani and coconut palms hang over the pool giving a cool shade. The open-sided living areas spill out onto the poolside decking and grassed areas to giving a pleasant feeling of space. Fans turn lazily overhead.
Four simple bedrooms (and 1 kid/maid room), all ensuite, sit around the pool in two separate buildings between which lies a shady balé (gazebo). Bangkrai and Merbau floors, bamboo shades, Sirep (Iron Wood) roofing and teak furniture provide strong wood overtones which contrast well with the clean white washed walls of the MahaRaj.
Out of the cul-de-sac and you are in Seminyak itself. Petitenget Beach and the popular beachfront La Lucciola restaurant are just 500m from The MahaRaj Villa. Ku De Ta, The Living Room, Hu’u Bar and other iconic restaurants and bars are in easy walking distance and the main shopping area along Raya Basangkasa is less than two kilometres away. Villa MahaRaj is a true in-town oasis and the villa staff can guide you as to what is ‘in’ during your visit.
Although there are literally 100s of restaurants to choose from, the villa does come with a full time chef as one of the nine staff. There are also a manager, three maids, a gardener and three security personnel all of whose presence or lack of can be dictated by you, the guest. For those wanting complete privacy there is bell to summon staff who will also handle all provisioning on your account for a small additional fee.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4)|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool|
Bali is Indonesia's most popular tourist location and is considered one of Asia's premier tropical island destinations. Steeped in history and renowned for its artistic way of life, Bali is a peaceful contrast to some of the more frantic destinations Asia has to offer.
The inner peace and creative talents of the Balinese has attracted artists the world over fascinated by local dancers, silversmiths, wood carvers, potters and painters that seem to pervade throughout the island. The abundant verdant fields and surrounding sea have long supplied Bali with an easy surplus of food leaving time for life's more artistic past times. As a result everything in Bali has a creative and religious element centred around the local Banjar (residents association) – little, adorned temples are everywhere, doors are covered in intricate carvings, huge kites ward off evil spirits and colourful roadside ceremonies bring traffic to a standstill.
Bali is a popular destination principally from Australia and Asia but also from all over Europe. The island welcomes thousands of visitors each year to a relaxing lifestyle, stunning beaches, world class surf, vibrant villages, and spectacular scenery all with an exquisite tropical climate. Located approximately two hours' flying time from Singapore the island is serviced by an international airport at Denpasar with direct flights to and from many major cities in Asia, Europe and Australia and many more via Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.
The island offers an impressive range of leisure and lifestyle amenities including world-class golf courses, wonderful seascapes for surfing, diving and snorkelling as well as luxurious spas, chic boutiques, tropical forests, towering volcanoes and international cuisine.
A few kilometres north west of Kuta, Seminyak is a hip and happening district which has long been the lure of bohemians and jetsetters. This is Bali's late-night party land, laying claim to the highest concentration of independent fine-dining restaurants and beach clubs on the island, including Ku Dé Ta, Potato Head, Mozaic, Cocoon, La Lucciola, Sarong, Métis and Sardine. Seminyak also boasts a plethora of chic cocktail bars, sumptuous spas and fashionable boutiques.
Seminyak Beach is the place where the local and expat communities gather every evening at sunset. A playground of the rich, the famous and the bon vivants, the vibrant nightlife and luxurious accommodation of Seminyak draws a sophisticated crowd of 'beautiful people', especially Europeans.
Nearby sporting facilities include the Canggu Club (of which many holiday villas in the area include guest membership), offering social and leisure amenities, including a state-of-the art gym, a 25m swimming pool and a tennis and squash centre. For horse lovers, three riding stables are located at nearby Canggu – Kuda P, Tarukan, and Bali Equestrian Centre. Nirwana Golf Course – designed by Greg Norman and renowned as one of the best golf courses in Asia – lies about 20km up the coast beside the dramatic, waved-lashed sea temple of Tanah Lot. Seminyak is also convenient for all of Bali's main shops, shopping malls, Waterbom Park, and many tourist attractions.