Inspired by Asia’s iconic heritage hotels, the six-bedroom Villa Windu Asri provides grandeur, glamour and a remarkable sense of space for 12+ discerning guests seeking a peaceful location moments from Seminyak. The villa rests within a private walled garden on a secure Petitenget estate, less than a kilometer from the beach and within walking distance of some of Bali’s best restaurants and bars.
Six over-sized bedrooms and a stunning amount of living space are spread across four pavilions arranged around the swimming pool. The colonial architecture – white-washed pillars, shaded verandahs with teakwood balustrades, chequer-board marble and granite floors, stained and etched glass windows – is complemented by the rich interiors. Plushly cushioned rattan sofas, plantation chairs, four-poster beds, leather ottomans and roll-top bathtub hark back to the days of grand travel – brought bang up to date with more contemporary luxuries such as Sonos sound system, satellite TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi, media room and a well-equipped gym.
Attentive yet discreet staff delivers round-the-clock Raffles-esque service to enrich the experience. Butlers serve spritzers and ice-cold towels by the pool or shake up sundown cocktails at the sit-up bar. The chef prepares gourmet meals (from a reasonably priced menu) in the state-of-the-art kitchen, served in the formal dining room or at the 16-seat table in the open-sided living pavilion. And therapists are on call for massages on the poolside bale’s stately daybed platforms.
With its breadth of living space and extra-large bedrooms, Windu Asri is a stunning villa for multiple families or groups of friends. For larger groups, the villa can be booked in conjunction with the four-bedroom Windu Sari next door, offering a total of 10 bedrooms for 20+ people.
Supremely coddled within the confines of this majestic villa, guests may find little compunction to leave. Yet within a kilometer or two is a wide choice of fine dining restaurants including La Lucciola, Sardine, Sarong and Metis. And the best of Seminyak shopping is a short taxi-ride away.