Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
How often do you stumble across a contemporary two-bedroom villa comprising a 15m swimming pool, a spacious garden filled with mature trees, a single-storey house for the adults, and a funky two-storey house designed specifically for the kids to sleep, play and hang out?
Well, you're unlikely to stumble across Villa Lataliana II because it's tucked away out of sight down a shaded leafy lane. Yet, with Seminyak beach and a plethora of restaurants, bars and shops all within spitting distance, the property couldn't be better positioned. Not only that, but the generosity of space gives a family, plus a couple of hangers-on, plenty of room to kick back and really let their hair down.
The immaculate single-storey main house is hugely spacious and exceptionally comfortable, while the lumbung building, fashioned after a traditional Indonesian rice barn, is the place where up to six kids/teenagers (with their own surf-themed bathroom, TV and Blu-ray player, iPod dock, and mini bar) can loll about to their hearts' content, leaving the grown-ups to get on with their own interpretation of fun.
Relaxation is the key at Lataliana II. Inside the main house you will get lost on the width of the sofas and spoiled by the size of the TV. In addition to the pool, the garden presents a cushioned relaxation pavilion and a small wrought iron table in a corner-setting straight out of 'Country Life'. Guests can also enjoy a ping-pong table on demand, a fleet of bicycles and a dedicated spa staffed by professional therapists.
The experience is completed with 24-hour personal butler service and gourmet cuisine prepared in a professional service kitchen from an extensive fixed-price menu by a team of five-star chefs. Alternatively, the villa is provided with a small kitchenette should guests wish to make sandwiches to feed the hungry teenage hordes.
Lataliana II is a wonderful holiday villa in its own right, but used in conjunction with the neighbouring five-bedroom Lataliana I, this is the perfect overflow for any parent's over-energised kids, or even the inlaws, during that epic family holiday in the sun.
Centrally located in trendy Seminyak, Lataliana has access to everything one could possible need and is only 500m in a straight line from the sweeping Seminyak Beach. Right across the road is Mesari horse-riding stables, some hotels, and a pathway that leads directly down to the sand, putting you slap dab in the middle of a slew of funky beach shacks selling good food and cold beer, and hosting the occasional party. Stop here for a sunset drink or head about 500m south to Double Six beach for a fresh fruit juice. If your tastes are more refined, then about a kilometre in the opposite direction is Ku Dé Ta, the W Retreat and Potato Head Beachclub, where a more sophisticated dining experience or a few too many cocktails can be had of an evening - my how Bali is growing up!
The five-star Anantara Hotel with its rooftop sunset lounge, and the fabulous Chez Gado Gado fine dining restaurant are also situated beachside only 500m from the villa. Up the road away from the beach is the infamous Dhyana Pura Street (also known as Jalan Abimanyu) with a few destination spas and some very 'flamboyant' bars and clubs where the energy is high most nights of the week. Drag shows are a specialty.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2)|