A Quite Villa within the Active Seminyak Area
Friday, 02 Dec 2011
A well-hidden secret awaits you behind the simple doors that lead into Apsara Villa. Once behind these doors you will be delighted with the quietly, seeping pond waters that snake around the villa, the gurgling water fountains, lush tropical gardens, beautiful pool, spa treatment area, bedrooms and living areas all private and beautifully presented.
Only 30 minutes drive from the international airport, Apsara Villa is located in Jalan Raya Seminyak, Gang Plawa, Seminyak. Easy walking distance to Seminyak Main Street where many boutiques, restaurants and the famous Bintang supermarket are to be found.
Dining and Living Area
As you enter the property you face a circular stonewall structure and a pond that snakes it way past the lounge and dining areas. The stonewall is the structure that holds the stunning circular Alang Alang roof. Crossing a wooden bridge you enter into the dining area. A wooden teak table and seating for six graces this area and beside the pond, with its lush tropical garden are two comfortable chairs and a large wooden table designed as a chess set to while away the hours, challenging your opponent.
A wooden deck leads off from the dining area and two sun lounges and coffee table are placed there facing the kidney shaped pool and beautiful bale on the opposite side.
A wall unit that runs the length of the sofa cleverly segregates the living and dining areas. This cabinet acts as a sideboard and storage area with different art pieces being displayed.
Behind the wall is a semi circular concrete structure that acts as a sofa. Cream coloured seat and backrest cushions are accentuated with orange and terracotta scatter cushions. On the wall behind the sofa, is a painting of a Thai dancer. In the front of the sofa is a round mahogany coffee table which rests on a floor rug covering a white tiled floor. Wooden slated windows provide fresh air and an air conditioner is also available. Guests can use at their leisure the TV, DVD or stereo system that are to be found in the living area.
A carved wooden architrave graces the doorway that leads into the kitchen. Both a wet and dry kitchen is available for guests to use. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery and cutlery, gas hotplates and fridge.
There are 3 air-conditioned bedrooms in the villa and each has its own en-suite. Each bedroom is located at a different end of the complex so privacy is maintained if you come with other couples or older children.
As you traverse the pathway from the main entry you pass a display of two large surfboards. This leads to the first bedroom with its wooden shutters and french doors. Outside the room is a 2 seater, single chair and coffee table to enjoy the view of the pool and relax overlooking the garden or while reading a book.
A four-poster king sized bed with white sheers attached to each poster and a brown silk bedspread with gold trimmings along the bottom and an elephant at the centre of the bedspread, adds ambience to the room. A TV, DVD, writing desk as well as a water cooler for cold or hot water and tea and coffee making facilities are all available in all the bedrooms. A low-lying divan rests on the wooden parapet floor with cushions to lounge on. Beautiful stone sculptures grace the walls of the bedroom and bathroom.
The outdoor shower attached to this room has a wonderful display of seashells set into recessed wall frames. A terrazzo bathtub allows you to unwind after a busy day shopping.
Bedroom two is located behind the spa treatment room and is a surprise awaiting you. With its own rectangular pool and bale it presents as another property, while still being attached to Apsara Villa. The turquoise blue of the water is reflected in the cushioned seating within the bale opposite the pool. Additionally two wooden sun lounges with the same colour cushion seating are located on the other side of the pool near the bedroom.
The outdoor area before you reach the bedroom is undercover and has an outdoor sink with cupboards below. A small chair, a two seater and round table are by the bedroom door and overlook the pool area. Balinese artworks are seen on walls and on the cabinetry located both inside and out.
The bedroom is the same colour and design as the first bedroom with king sized bed. A doorway leads to the outdoor shower, and undercover terrazzo bath overlooks an indoor wooden divan that is covered in brown fabric with scatter cushions in brown. Double basins and a large mirror are nearby the bath.
Bedroom three differs slightly in that it has a black settee resting against the bottom of the bed. Colours and style follow through from the other bedrooms. The outdoor shower and undercover terrazzo bath gaze out onto a lush garden. Double basins and a wooden open framed cabinet to the left display a number of ornaments and objects adding to the artworks throughout this splendid villa. The tropical garden is directly in front of this villa adding to its privacy and has the sound of running water nearby from the water features and pond.
Spa Treatment Room
Opposite the living and dining areas is a stunning stonewall structure and on entry you discover that the room has been turned into a massage and spa treatment room. A single treatment bed and basin with artwork surrounding the walls and tables further showcases the Balinese culture in this villa.
There are two pools at this property. The main one is kidney shaped and located between the two bedrooms and outside of the living and dining room. It faces a comfortable wooden covered bale, with brown, gold and orange cushions situated beside the spa treatment room. The other is a private rectangular pool attached to one of the bedroom areas.
This is definitely a wow property. With stunning artworks and ornaments surrounded by water and tropical gardens, comfortable rooms and privacy, this special place close to all the main Seminyak activity, is a gift to oneself.