A hidden oasis – sophisticated, secluded and exclusive, yet located in the heart of bustling and fashionable Seminyak.
For a central-Seminyak property, Villa Shambala is exceptionally spacious, amazingly peaceful and totally charming. Set within a private walled garden, Shambala effortlessly fuses old and new, borrowing its eclectic style from the intricately carved traditional wooden joglo houses of Java, and blending it with today’s requisite comforts.
This single-storey villa comprises a main pavilion and a three-bedroomed guesthouse, set at opposite ends of a luxurious 19-metre swimming pool. The open-plan design of the main building allows natural light to flood into the space and accentuates the honey-coloured detail of the recycled teakwood that is the signature feature of Shambala. An ornate chandelier hangs from the soaring rafters of the century-old roof in the comfortable and stylishly furnished living room, which is adjoined by an elegant dining area where a table for ten makes the perfect setting for a dinner party. To the rear of the dining space is a chic, custom-designed kitchen incorporating an island workstation and breakfast bar.
The regal master suite features an exquisite hand-carved teak canopy above its queen bed. Flowing white net encloses both the bed and ottoman at its foot creating the effect of a ‘room within a room’. Warmly decorated in natural materials, this luxurious bedroom’s wooden furnishings are complimented by exotic artefacts from around the world and accentuated with rich tones of purple and cream, inviting lazy mornings and romantic nights. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors can be opened onto the lily pond and tranquil water feature for relaxing, breezy afternoons. The master suite’s spacious bathroom features a semi-sunken stone tub and a rain shower.
Villa Shambala’s four air-conditioned guest bedrooms are all luxuriously appointed with queen-size beds, courtyard bathrooms, plush interiors and natural finishings of wood, stone and glass. The first guest bedroom is situated in the main pavilion, across the lily pond from the master suite. This lovely room is furnished with a four-poster bed and plush cushions and linens. The large outdoor ensuite features a double slate-coloured stone bathtub, twin washbasins with ‘Hollywood lighting’ lining the mirror and a tropical rain shower. The three comfortable guest pavilion bedrooms all face onto a central TV room and are ideal for children or extended family groups as the beds can also be configured as twins.
The imposing antique Javanese joglo that forms the heart of Villa Shambala’s comfortable living room evokes an authentic sense of place. Below the soaring roof is a huge U-shaped couch set around a coffee table, while an ornate crystal chandelier adds an elegant decorative element and a small army of wooden statues stand in attendance. Glass folding doors open widely to admit a cooling breeze and the peaceful sound of trickling water emanates throughout the pavilion. The dining room adjoining the living area is furnished with a solid wood table and ten chairs crafted in woven bamboo. To the rear of the dining area is a large, modern, well-equipped kitchen, designed to be as pleasing to holiday cooks as it is to guests who would prefer to take a back seat at the breakfast bar and watch the villa’s private chef do the work.
The air-conditioned TV lounge is fitted with sofas facing a wall unit filled with books, games and a massive digitally projected screen and DVD player with surround-sound. The guest pavilion features a second media room with a 42-inch TV and DVD player.
Flanking the 19-metre swimming pool is a wide, manicured lawn lined with tropical palms and fragrant frangipanis, and furnished with sun loungers and a shady balé for the ultimate in relaxation. Opposite the pool is Villa Shambala’s air-conditioned spa therapy room with two massage beds for in-house treatments, which can be easily arranged by the villa manager. On a shade-dappled deck to one side of the living pavilion is a large circular seating area – perfect for evening cocktails or a relaxing afternoon read. On the other side is a beautifully designed open-sided dining area complete with massive twenty-seat table and barbecue.
Guests at Villa Shambala are served by a wonderful team of staff including a house manager, private chef, housekeepers, butler, gardeners and security guards, all dedicated to ensuring that you have the perfect holiday.
Children and extra beds
- DVD Player
- Ensuite Bathroom
- Fire Alarm
- Home Theater
- Hot Water
- Phone Line
- Spa Room
- Staff Room
- Swimming Pool
- TV/Satelite TV
Seminyak - Bali
Seminyak – Bali