Modern Meets Soul
Lataliana Villas are ideally situated in a quiet side street just three hundred meters from popular Seminyak Beach off Jalan Dyana Pura, within easy walking distance to some of the island’s most fashionable shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife. There is a five bedroom estate and a neighbouring two bedroom estate, the two villas can be rented together to provide guests with a seven-bedroom renting option. The comforts of a private home in one of the most stylish villa complexes in Bali and a range of services that allow individuals to tailor their own holidays, add to the allure. Warm, generous hospitality, the ultimate private getaway, a modern take on beautiful Balinese architecture and landscaping are what make this property a great one.
This majestic property was built in 2011 and is part of an exclusive and secure enclave complete with a dedicated on-site spa. This exceptional property blends stylish modern architecture with custom-made furnishings crafted from the century-old recycled timbers of a traditional Indonesian phinisi schooner. With its spacious rooms, large free-form swimming pool, historic joglo bale pavilion, dazzling designer chandeliers, soothing antique water features and high-tech facilities, this is classy and chic. It also presents an abundance of space, making it the perfect venue for group holidays.
The Villa features covered walkways, terraces, ornamental ponds and secret gardens, offering private spaces that guests can escape to, complemented by an abundance of social areas for dining, relaxing and recreation. Characterised by white pillars, ironwood shingle roofs, sliding glass doors with teakwood frames, and a swimming pool that meanders through the centre of the flat velvety lawn.
All of the spacious bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite-channel TVs and Blu-ray disc players. Each has its own unique character or colour scheme ranging from gold to pink to turquoise and each is elegantly furnished with beds, cabinets, and chests fashioned from the recycled wood of a traditional sailing boat. Four bedrooms feature king-size beds (two of which can be converted to twins) while the smallest bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed. The two master bedrooms have retractable mosquito nets around their beds. All ensuite bathrooms are remarkably spacious; finished with non-slip acid marble floors, and fitted with twin washbasins, soaking tubs, and monsoon showers that are open to the sky in private walled courtyards or gardens. Even the old ship’s rum barrels have been used to create the vanity units in one of the bathrooms!
Main Five Bedroom Villa:
The large living room has glass doors at both the front and the back that can be opened for cross ventilation or closed for air-conditioned comfort (ceiling fans are also an option). This elegant room is furnished with a baby grand piano, an Oriental rug, and segmented sofas and modern daybeds big enough to accommodate ten people. Soaring above the terrazzo floor is a pitched roof with a skylight at its pinnacle which channels sunlight or moonlight into the room and highlights a spectacular chandelier reminiscent of a bunch of gold ribbons. The gold theme is carried through to a fountain ornamenting the pond that lies just beyond this room. The living room is perfect for entertaining as it opens to a broad covered terrace running the length of the building, just a step or two above the pool deck.
Connected to the living room is an air-conditioned home theatre room with Bose surround sound and a 51-inch flat-screen satellite-channel TV and Blu-ray disc player, complemented by a library of 1000 DVDs. The room is furnished with three comfortable sofas, two of which are customised chaise longues, each big enough for two, plus a large daybed-type-sofa big enough for at least four, all are crafted from the recycled wood of an old phinisi boat. Fitted shelves on one wall are filled with books while glass doors open to the covered terrace at the front.
Open on three sides to the pool deck, the dining pavilion features a terrazzo floor and stone pillars supporting a vaulted wood-lined roof. Cooled by natural breezes and four ceiling fans, it is furnished with a solid wood table seating 16 and a sideboard. A guest wash room also leads off the dining pavilion, and to one side is a pond which carries the sound of water in motion as it cascades over a traditional wooden mortar that was originally used for threshing rice.
The villa’s commercial kitchen, professionally equipped with stainless steel appliances, is conveniently situated behind the dining pavilion and is for the sole use of three chefs. However in addition to this is a small kitchenette designated for guest use which is positioned next to the bedrooms towards the back of the property, and equipped with a kettle, coffee maker, toaster and fridge.
Two Bedroom Villa:
The property presents two completely independent buildings: a single-storey ‘longhouse’ with a glamorous bedroom and bathroom complemented by a hugely spacious living, dining and kitchen area, and a two-storey building modelled on a traditional lumbung (rice barn), specifically designed for youngsters and/or teenagers and offering all the independence and amenities that they could possibly wish for. The sophistication spills across into the superb gourmet cuisine prepared and cooked by three excellent chefs and the 24-hour service provided by the team of hotel-trained butlers.
The main living room is open-plan with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and a non-slip floor throughout, yet it features two distinct areas: the living room under a high pitched roof with a skylight and glass doors front and back, and the dining room and kitchenette under a flat roof. The living space is furnished with huge and exceptionally comfortable sofa-style daybeds with deep cushions, a coffee table and a pool table, and equipped with a satellite channel TV, Blu-ray disc player and iPod dock. The dining area is furnished with a square table for eight. Adjacent to this, the kitchenette is built into the end wall and fitted with a marble worktop and a two-burner gas hob. It is equipped with a fridge, Nespresso coffee machine (available upon request), and cupboards filled with quality glassware and crockery. This kitchenette is for guest use while the superb cuisine is prepared in the enclave’s professional kitchen, which is the domain of the chefs.
Sliding glass doors from the living area open onto the timber pool deck, which is partially sheltered by a pergola roof. Another set of glass doors beside the kitchen area open to a pretty patio with just enough space for a circular table and two chairs guarded by an ancient frangipani tree.