Villa Semarapura rests peacefully in Seseh, Canggu on Bali’s southwest coast. This luxurious five-bedroom estate overlooks a magical sea temple that sits atop a dramatic outcrop of black volcanic rock. Boasting breath-taking ocean views and stunning sunsets, the lavish Villa Semarapura delivers a holiday like no other.
Spread over 5000 square metres this expansive boasts a 20-metre swimming pool with alfresco bar, and open-sided living pavilion, formal dining room, media room, large rolling gardens and a shared tennis court. Villa Semarapura caters to all age groups seeking a unique and memorable getaway. A full team of staff are on hand morning, noon and night to serve up succulent feasts, arrange deluxe spa treatments, mix cocktails in the bar and prepare soothing baths. The villa’s driver can whisk you away on a sightseeing or shopping trip, and the housekeepers will discreetly turn down your bed each night. All that’s left for you to do is unwind, relax and enjoy the experience.
Villa Semarapura is perfect for those looking for a place in the sun that’s far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s most popular tourist spots to forget they exist, yet convenient enough to explore them should the mood take you. Just nine kilometres up the coast is one of Asia’s best golf courses, Nirwana Bali Golf, which has incredible views of Tanah Lot Temple. To the south are Echo, Canggu and Pererenan beaches – famous for their world-class surf and laid-back vibe. But of course there’s really no obligation to go anywhere at all – just put your feet up and relax – Villa Semarapura will take care of the rest.
Bedrooms at Villa Semarapura
All five spacious air-conditioned bedrooms at Villa Semarapura feature teak floors, sirap (ironwood) tiled roofs, paddle fans, King Koil mattresses, blackout and sun curtains, and air-conditioned black granite bathrooms. Each suite is equipped with a satellite TV, DVD player and Bose sound dock.
Flanked by water features and screened by statement architectural plants, the decadent master suite accords couples the most romantic and enticingly private retreat. The grand canopied king-size bed faces a comfortable lounge area decorated with silk furnishings, antiques and Indonesian art. A wall of glass sliding doors opens onto a large ironwood deck with Jacuzzi/plunge pool, double sunbed and breakfast area. In the gorgeous bathroom with walk-in rain shower and twin vanity, a large bathtub for two sits within a glazed alcove looking onto a private courtyard garden with alfresco shower.
Guest Rooms II & III
Set at right angles to one another, each in its own pavilion, are two guest suites accessed across a lotus pond dotted with fountains and sharing a shaded pergola with daybed. Huge mirrors have the effect of doubling the size of these already spacious rooms, which are each furnished with a four-poster king-size bed, comfortable sofa and writing desk. The ensuite bathrooms and dressing areas are fitted with granite-rimmed bathtubs, walk-in rain showers and private gardens with alfresco showers.
Guest rooms IV & V
Stunning sea views distinguish the two guest bedrooms in the double-storey wing. Ideal for families, the rooms are linked by an internal staircase. The upper bedroom has its own entrance lobby, a second lobby with bar fridge and kettle, and a dressing area fitted with a wall of wardrobes and a trundle bed for two nannies. The bedroom, furnished with king-size bed and window seat, opens onto a private sea-view balcony with daybed and breakfast table. The large bathroom is fitted with a bathtub, twin vanities, walk-in rain shower and garden shower. The bedroom below, with twin beds that can convert to a king and a bathroom that mirrors the one above (without the garden shower), opens onto a large terrace.
Living Spaces at Villa Semarapura
Villa Semarapura’s open-sided living room on the upper floor of the living pavilion commands stunning ocean vistas and views of Cemagi’s captivating sea temple. This glorious fan-cooled space is designed in the style of a traditional village wantilan, or meeting hall, with a tiered roof soaring high above comfortable seating, Indonesian antiques and objets d’art resting on polished terrazzo floors. An ironwood veranda runs the full length of the living room, providing two further breakfast areas.
Directly below is the media room, where a massive upholstered sofa is set before a 60-inch TV and Bose multi-zone sound system that also feeds the living room, dining room, pool pavilion and garden. This light-filled air-conditioned room also houses a pool table and a ‘study’ corner with antique desk and book library.
Villa Semarapura’s dining room seems to float suspended above the garden, with water-walls on three sides and bi-fold doors that can be opened to catch the evening breeze or closed for air-conditioned comfort. From the circular dining table, which convivially seats 10 guests, spectacular views unfold across the pool and gardens to the ocean.
The view is equally stunning from the kitchen, where bar chairs line the granite-topped breakfast counter. Professionally equipped as a ‘chef’s kitchen’ with commercial oven and multi-burner stove, this is the stage for informal cooking classes as guests witness the villa team cooking up a storm. A service kitchen lies behind.
Villa Semarapura offers an abundance of outdoor living space within its gorgeous tropical garden. At its heart and flanked by lotus ponds is the huge ironwood pool deck flowing out from the media room, with eight upholstered sunbeds and other seating areas. To one side, an alfresco dining area is furnished with a table crafted from railway sleepers surrounded by 10 sturdy rattan armchairs – the perfect setting for lazy lunches and star-lit barbecues.
Facing the 20-metre swimming pool (which incorporates a shallow section for kids) is a living pavilion furnished with a pair of oversized daybeds and equipped with a sunken bar; the butlers are dab hands at mixing cocktails here.
9.0 km to Echo Beach
9.0 km to Seminyak
22.0 km to Kuta
25.0 km to Airport
31.0 km to Ubud
Service and Facilities
10 adults + 2 children (5 bedrooms: 4 with king-size beds; 1 with twins convertible to a king). 2 additional beds available for an extra charge.
Open-sided living room; poolside bar and lounge; media room with pool table; dining pavilion with table for 10; kitchen with breakfast bar; poolside dining deck with table for 10; sunset balé.
Villa manager; private chef and cook; villa attendants; gardener; maintenance; security. Babysitters and spa therapists available on request (additional charge).
Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s menus. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
Telephone landline; WiFi and mobile phone coverage. Computer, printer and fax available on request.
60-inch TV with surround-sound and multiple-zone central music system in media room; 26/40-inch satellite channel TVs in bedrooms; DVD players; Bose iPod docks.
Pool table; table tennis; tennis court (shared); volleyball; 2 bicycles.
Villa Semarapura is well equipped for families. Facilities include: baby cot; high chair; car seat; shallow section in the pool.
Spa balé with two massage tables; professional therapists on call for treatments from a comprehensive spa menu.
A 16-seat minibus and driver is available for 8 consecutive hours at US$50++ per day (excludes petrol).
Barbecue; in-room safes; full generator back-up.
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
Personal service by the villa including full time manager, chef, security