Villa Batavia

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Asia’s grand colonial hotels provide the design inspiration for the five-bedroom Villa Batavia. Antiques and artefacts that celebrate Indonesia’s cultural heritage enrich the living spaces – defined by art deco furniture on floors of marble and polished teakwood. Breezy 24-hour butler service animates the colonnades, while Sonos, Bose, iMac and iPods provide 21st century privileges. Afternoon tea in heirloom teacups, sundown cocktails in the open-sided bar, and a gourmet silver service dinner are among the pleasures of this gracious villa resting in the Laksmana Estate, minutes from Petitenget Beach, Ku De Ta and the bright lights of Seminyak.

The layout


– Gorgeous interiors reminiscent of Asia’s grand hotels of the 1930s such as Raffles Singapore
– All rooms graced with a beautifully curated collection of old prints, maps, engravings, and postcards as well as ceramic and silver heritage treasures
– Large open-sided reception room opening onto the pool, with striking black and white checked floor of marble and granite
– Open-plan second level living and dining room with the option of air-conditioning or ceiling fan, table for 10 under a grand Javanese chandelier and large leather – sofas gathered around an antique cabinet with flatscreen TV and surround-sound home theatre
– Professional kitchen out of sight behind dining area
– Centralised Sonos music system
– Second level open-sided fan-cooled bar and lounge with bar chairs at curved teakwood counter for sunset cocktails, cosy seating area and iMac computer for guest use
– Other seating areas in the colonnaded corridors linking the pavilions


– 16m x 6m swimming pool with soft-on-skin salt filtration system, waterfalls and children’s wading section
– Poolside garden bale with table for 6
– Two separate poolside sun terraces with loungers and parasols
– Shaded terraces on both floors of the accommodation wing, with comfortable seating



– There’s a master suite on each level of the the Master Wing
– Each has a bedroom with kingsize bed and large walk-through dressing area
– Upstairs master has an adjoining study room with single bed/couch
– Both rooms have TV, DVD player, iPod dock, and stocked mini-bar fridge
– Huge air-conditioned bathrooms with statement copper bathtub and walk-in rainshower with non-slip marble floors (plus a garden shower for the downstairs master)
– The upper master has a teakwood verandah with private breakfast and relaxation areas and cane planters chairs with stools for supine relaxation
– The downstairs master has a verandah with black-and-white check floor where planters chairs and coffee tables face the garden

– Well placed for families, next to ground level master suite the twin-bedded room has an air-conditioned bathroom and private garden view

– Two guest suites face the swimming pool from the ground level of the living wing
– Four-poster queen-sized beds and walk-through dressing areas
– Air-conditioned ensuite bathrooms, one with statement stained glass window, the other with a second outdoor shower. With twin pedestal basins and walk-in shower enclosures with non-slip marble floors
– Shared verandah spills onto the poolside terrace


18 Apr to 27 Apr / 02 May to 15 Jun / 01 Sep to 14 Dec820 USD/night720 USD/night
01 Apr to 12 Apr / 16 Jun to 23 Jun / 21 Aug to 31 Aug960 USD/night860 USD/night
13 Apr to 17 Apr / 28 Apr to 01 May / 24 Jun to 20 Aug / 15 Dec to 25 Dec1090 USD/night990 USD/night
26 Dec to 02 Jan1450 USD/night1450 USD/night