In the heart of Seminyak…
Des Indes II and III are an exceptional pair of fully staffed pool villas within the ultra-elite Laksmana Villas estate in the heart of Seminyak, moments from Petitenget Beach.
Named after Holland’s legendary Hotel Des Indes, this inter-connecting pair comprises two sets of vaulted pavilions arranged around inviting swimming pools and divided by a wall of double doors and pivoting plantation shutters that can be opened up when both villas are rented together or closed off for complete privacy.
A wealth of natural materials features in the design – teakwood-lined ceilings and floors, Palimanan stone reliefs, wall panels of padded linen, bathrooms of Italian marble. Every room is richly decorated with colonial-style furniture, prized antiques, precious Asian ceramics and artefacts, and oriental rugs. Among the more contemporary luxuries are top-range King Koil mattresses, crisp cotton bed-linen, and curved 47-inch TVs with satellite channels in every bedroom.
Pick up one of the many books lying around, and retreat to the antique daybed in Des Indes II or the poolside balé in Des Indes III. Take a siesta on a sun lounger then cool off in the pool. Take a leisurely stroll to Ku De Ta for sunset cocktails, and dine at La Lucciola across the road, or return to the villa for a gourmet meal created by your accomplished chef. Then retreat to the air-conditioned comfort of your spacious bedroom, sink into a petal-strewn bathtub and finally retire to your four-poster bed. Repeat the next day.
With the beach, boutiques, restaurants, bars and spas of Seminyak just moments away, families and groups of friends will find Des Indes Villas the perfect choice for their Bali vacation.
About Des indes III
Accommodation at Des Indes III is in three adjoining pavilions arranged in an L-shape around the 16-metre swimming pool. The social heart of the villa is the huge open-sided living pavilion facing the length of the pool, across which is a large balé. To the right is the sleeping pavilion with two large bedroom suites opening onto the pool terrace. Tucked into the corner of the L is a two-storey building with seating area, bar, kitchen and guest washroom downstairs and, above, a third bedroom suite with a terrace. A wall of plantation shutters and three sets of doors separates Des Indes III from nieghbouring Des Indes II, which can be closed off for complete privacy or opened when both villas are rented together to make a five bedroom abode.
The huge fan-cooled open-sided living pavilion – its soaring teakwood-lined roof supported on massive teakwood pillars – is the villa’s social hub. Opening onto the swimming pool and surrounded on three sides by koi ponds dotted with islands of heliconia, this is Bali-style living at its best. Old-style cane sofas and planters chairs are arranged around coffee tables in two distinct seating areas, and ten guests may gather around the teak dining table in cushioned comfort.On the other side of the pool is a large cushion-covered balé big enough for a crowd; sun-seekers will gravitate to the sun loungers set on the pool terrace. Across the koi pond is a bar area with antique style seating and, behind the service bar, a very well-equipped kitchen with sophisticated coffee maker and wine fridge.
Des Indes III’s three bedrooms are spacious and handsomely designed, with high teakwood-lined vaulted ceilings, polished wood floors, and custom-designed display cabinets. They each feature a large four-poster bed, colonial-style furniture, oriental rugs, and striking art and artefacts – a rich visual counterpoint to the ultra-modern 47-inch curved TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. The upstairs bedroom has its own roof terrace while the two ground floor bedrooms open onto the pool terrace. All three feature fans and air-conditioning as well as a large air-conditioned marble bathroom with dressing area, bathtub, twin basins, and walk-in shower enclosure.
Des Indes Villas makes a great villa choice for families. Equipment at the villa includes a baby cot and high chair. Many other items (including booster seat, baby bath and pool fence) can be supplied on request for a small additional charge.
The capacity at Des Indes III is 6 adults (3 ensuite bedrooms with king-size beds); 1 sofa bed for additional guest use plus 2 extra beds may be set up on request (additional charge applies after 6 guests).
ABOUT DES INDES II
From Des Indes II’s bright red iron-studded door, steps across a small pond lead into an open-sided living area then onto a covered poolside dining pergola and second seating area. Behind the living area is the master bedroom pavilion opening onto the length of the pool terrace, facing the guest bedroom pavilion on the other side. Plantation shutters and a set of three doors run the width of the living areas and divide Des Indes II from Des Indes III. These can be closed off for complete privacy or opened when both villas are rented together.
A deeply cushioned daybed is the focus of the fan-cooled living area, an open-sided space defined by a striking floor of traditional patterned tiles, and decorated with antique Indonesian furniture and artefacts. Opposite is another living corner, where a pair of antique armchairs is set before a peaceful Buddha. From both areas, plantation shutters open onto the pool or koi ponds of Des Indes III (but may be closed off for privacy). In between is a covered poolside dining area with marble-topped dining table for four.
The master suite is under a vaulted teakwood-lined roof with a magnificent four-poster bed swathed in mosquito netting. Colonial-style furniture, antique porcelain and oriental rugs enrich this air-conditioned master suite – even the ultra-modern 47-inch curved TV has a magnificent backdrop, set before an ornately carved mirror-backed geometric panel. The bathroom is just as beautifully decorated, with a dressing area, bathtub framed within a garden alcove, twin basins, and walk-in shower enclosure with pool view.
The air-conditioned guest pavilion also looks out over the pool, with extra-wide sliding glass doors opening onto the terrace and, when the plantation shutters are open, a view across the pool of Des Indes III. Twin beds (that join to create a king-size bed if preferred) rest under a towering mosquito net on an over-sized platform. An antique-style rocking chair is perfect for watching movies on the 43-inch satellite TV, and beyond a linen-padded wall lies a dressing area with wardrobe, and a bathroom with bathtub, large shower enclosure and twin basins.
The Villa has capacity for 4 adults (1 king-size bed; 1 set of twin beds that can be joined to form a king) plus 2 extra beds may be set up on request (additional charge applies).