Villa Kinara, In Seminyak
The stunning six-bedroom retreat is a rare fusion of striking architecture, spacious entertainment spaces and lavish outdoor living. Villa Kinara features a gorgeous swimming pool, generous outdoor decking area and is located in one of the most highly sought-after areas on Bali’s south-west coast, just moments from the beach and Seminyak’s boutiques, bars and restaurants.
Each extensive bedroom features a combination of seating areas and terraces offering guests a choice of both open-plan living and quiet, private corners. Soaring teakwood columns frame the spacious indoor living area. Embellished throughout with traditional Balinese interiors, this is beautifully furnished with oversized sofas, a 12-seater dining table, home entertainment centre, bar and billiard table.
Set within an exclusive residential enclave behind the oberoi Hotel, Villa Kinara is just five minutes from the world famous Ku Dé Ta and a glamorous array of dining and shopping choices. This centrally located villa is ideal for groups of friends, or a few families who want space to spread out in their own peaceful, private, fully-staffed, three-pavilion oasis all within a short stroll of trendy Seminyak.
With a prime location in Seminyak’s prestigious Oberoi enclave, the six-bedroom Villa Kinara is perfectly positioned for Bali’s best-known restaurants, bars and boutiques as well as the island’s famed sunset beaches. Unlike many Seminyak villas, Villa Kinara offers guests a luxurious sense of space as well as lavish comfort and privacy.
Delightfully original, the villa’s architectural design draws on the Indonesian archipelago’s rich heritage and abundance of natural materials. Paying heed to traditional Balinese home layouts, Villa Kinara’s accommodation is spread over three pavilions, with alang-alang (thatch) roofing and ironwood shingles. In a contemporary interpretation of the old timber joglo and limasan houses of Java, teakwood is richly incorporated throughout the villa’s design, showcasing supreme craftsmanship and creating a depth of character typical of Balinese style. The vast living space is defined by towering wooden pillars created from trees selected by the owner’s architect; teak-embellished ceilings, and Sulawesi floors in the bedroom suites. The Dutch-inspired window and door shutters are another interesting feature as is the incorporation of other natural materials including Palimanan stone, Yogyakarta lavastone, hand-crafted terrazzo, rattan, bamboo and coconut shell.
In keeping with the enviro-architectural theme, the chic furniture, including the dining table (a magnificent slab of teak and a talking point in itself), have been designed exclusively for Villa Kinara. Sitting effortlessly among these traditional materials are all the comforts of convenient 21st Century living: large flat-screen TVs and home entertainment systems, WiFi throughout, and two superbly equipped kitchens.
Two other important Balinese traditions share the limelight with the beautiful design of Villa Kinara. Community spirit abounds in the many social gathering spaces scattered throughout the villa, and hospitality from the heart is offered by a team of charming, well-trained, willing staff who are dedicated to creating a holiday haven for their guests.
Villa Kinara is the perfect residence for multiple families or groups of friends. Parties exceeding 12 people have the opportunity to take over the neighbouring, mirror image four-bedroom Villa Kinare, providing a total of ten bedrooms.
Set behind high walls topped with decorative teakwood panels, Villa Kinara comprises a pair of interconnected double-storey pavilions facing a third pavilion across the swimming pool and garden, linked on both levels by a colonnaded walkway. The huge living and entertaining area occupies the entire ground level of the inter-connected pavilions. From here, an open staircase leads to the media room (which doubles as a guest bedroom) and onto a huge furnished terrace where sliding doors open onto two more guest bedrooms. A roof-garden walkway links to the facing pavilion which houses the master bedroom suite on the second level and two further guest bedrooms on the garden level.
Villa Kinara’s bedrooms are particularly spacious with ensuite bathrooms, wide, covered terraces, plentiful wardrobe space, and generous indoor and outdoor seating areas. Polished teakwood flooring, designer furniture, fascinating artifacts and thoughtful lighting create delightfully individual interiors, and plush American Pillo beds dressed with 100% cotton bed linen ensure a good night’s sleep. The rooms are individually air-conditioned but those who prefer to embrace the tropical climate can opt to turn on the ceiling fans and open the shutters instead.
The master bedroom suite is palatial, occupying the entire top floor of the alang-alang pavilion. Running its full length and overlooking the pool and garden is a massive terrace of wide-planked teakwood, with a large (1.10m x 2.3m) cushion-covered daybed and four chairs of burnt orange plaited leather grouped around a coffee table. On one side of the king-size bed is a taupe upholstered sofa and ottoman with mirror panel above; on the other side is an elegant reading chair and another ottoman. Facing the bed and flanked by shuttered windows and doors is a media console with 40inch TV and home entertainment system. A red lacquered desk and piebald cowhide chair sit alongside floating shelves that house an array of books and decorative pieces.
A mirrored door opens onto a large dressing room and a second door leads to the ensuite bathroom. This is another enormous space with floors and walls of terrazzo, huge mirrors and a vanity counter with double basins. Beyond, is a breezy semi-open area with a Knief bathtub set before potted palms and a large walk-in, wood-lined section with his ‘n’ hers rain showers.
Alang-alang pavilion guest bedrooms
Below the master bedroom suite are two guest bedrooms. Slightly smaller than the others, yet still larger than many a multi-starred hotel room, they are each well furnished with king bed, chaise longue, upholstered seating, writing desk, a wall of wardrobes and sliding doors opening onto a huge shared terrazzo terrace furnished with a generous daybed, just steps from the well-tended garden. The ensuite terrazzo bathrooms feature walk-in showers with windows onto foliage.
Main pavilion guest bedrooms
Occupying the second level of the main pavilion are two further guest suites – spacious, light-filled rooms equipped with reading chair and footstool, large desk and chair, sofa, blanket chest, and king size bed (one of which can be separated into twin beds). The ensuite bathrooms are light and airy with single basin, walk-in rain shower and, in one, a bathtub surrounded by duckboard and pebbles. Accessed by a staircase from the living area, these bedrooms open onto a terrazzo terrace with a distinctive ironwood shingle roof offering yet more space to relax upon seats of chocolate and brick red plaited leather.
Small pavilion bedroom/media room
Three steps down from the terrazzo terrace, with a daybed outside its glazed doors, sits the sixth bedroom – a beautiful room with particularly rich teakwood patterned floors that also doubles as a media room. Before a wall of bookshelves, is a king bed that can be converted to twin beds. A 3m suedette sofa faces a 52inch flat-screen TV and home entertainment system. Adjacent is an ensuite shower room.
The vast open-sided and open-plan living area that spreads across the garden level of two pavilions forms the social hub of Villa Kinara. This is a spectacular space for relaxing and entertaining, defined by soaring teakwood columns and skillfully divided into separate activity areas, with the swimming pool edging almost into the room. On one side, conversation is sure to flow with the configuration of oversized sofas arranged around a huge coffee table, set before a bar with stools, drinks fridge and glass jars full of snacks. With an equally social focus, is the full-size billiard table which commands centre-stage. Opposite, alongside the garden terrace, comfortable sofas and armchairs are grouped around a 46inch flat-screen satellite TV and home entertainment system.
The dining area is equally generous, with an enormous slab of teakwood fashioned into a statement dining table seating 12 people, with room to spare. Behind an island buffet of black granite, is the guest kitchen, which is well equipped with American-style fridge, hob, oven, microwave and an extensive collection of plates and utensils housed in handsome wooden cupboards. A door from here leads to the ‘back of house’ section, with separate staff kitchen allowing for extra guest privacy whilst the resident chef is preparing meals.
Villa Kinara offers a wide range of outdoor living areas in keeping with the same highly social space planning that marks its interiors. The 14m swimming pool, with water-feature on the boundary wall and wide shallow steps leading towards the living area, is the perfect spot to cool off, while an ironwood deck with stylish sun loungers shaded by a pair of parasols provides an ideal setting for alfresco siestas or refreshing sundowners.
The many terraces and decks at both levels of all three pavilions provide opportunities for private relaxation while enjoying views of the beautifully landscaped garden, with its old Cambodia frangipani, sacred Pohon Pile tree and Sawit date palms imported from Java.
Guests of Villa Kinara are looked after with flair by a dedicated team of professionals drawn from the local community, under the direction of the villa manager. They are trained to anticipate their guests’ every whim with typical Balinese charm and a ready smile, and are very much part of the villa experience.
Our villa manager is responsible for the overall operation of Villa Kinara, including staffing and guest satisfaction. Fluent in English, she warmly familiarises guests with the villa on arrival and is only a phone call away for any special requests.
The resident full time chef is skilled at cooking a wide array of international and Indonesian cuisine.
A team of seven housekeepers takes care of cleaning and tidying the villa in shifts from 8am to 8pm. They also prepare breakfast and can shop for groceries on account.
A gardener discreetly tends to the pool and garden every day.
Fully trained spa therapists will visit the villa on request to provide massages and other spa treatments on guest account.
Nighttime security is provided in shifts.
Bali is fast becoming a focus for culinary pursuits and epicurean passions. With Villa Kinara’s central location, guests are more than spoilt for choice. Ku Dé Ta is a leisurely five-minute stroll away with internationally acclaimed restaurants such as Sardine, Sarong and Nutmegs at Hu’u also nearby. Eateries serving cuisine from all around the world have earned nearby Jalan Laksmana the label ‘Eat Street’ and with its many gastronomic delights at your doorstep, for many guests, eating out is the preferred option.
Guests who wish to enjoy home cooking in the privacy of Villa Kinara will appreciate the resident full time chef who will happily prepare a wide range of Balinese, Asian and international dishes.
Food and beverage charges
All provisions can be purchased by the housekeepers and charged to guests at cost price and shopping receipts will be provided either daily or at the end of the stay – as preferred. It is also requested that the staff be given a ‘float’ to cover the grocery shopping.
Wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks are also available on request and will be charged for at the end of your stay.
- Bedroom : The stunning six-bedroom retreat is a rare fusion of striking architecture, Each extensive bedroom features a combination of seating areas and terraces offering guests a choice of both open-plan living and quiet, private corners. Soaring teakwood columns frame the spacious indoor living area
- Bathroom : Villa Kinara’s bedrooms are particularly spacious with ensuite bathrooms
- Lounge room : With indor and outdor Living area
- Garden : Tropical garden
- Entertainment : 40inch TV and home entertainment system. A red lacquered desk and piebald cowhide chair sit alongside floating shelves that house an array of books and decorative pieces.
- Dining Room : The dining area is equally generous, with an enormous slab of teakwood fashioned into a statement dining table seating 12 people, with room to spare. Behind an island buffet of black granite, is the guest kitchen, which is well equipped with American-style fridge, hob, oven, microwave and an extensive collection of plates and utensils housed in handsome wooden cupboards. A door from here leads to the ‘back of house’ section, with separate staff kitchen allowing for extra guest privacy whilst the resident chef is preparing meals.
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- Airport Transfers : return airport transfer
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- Staff Service : Guests of Villa Kinara are looked after with flair by a dedicated team of professionals drawn from the local community, under the direction of the villa manager. They are trained to anticipate their guests’ every whim with typical Balinese charm and a ready smile, and are very much part of the villa experience.
|Villa Type||Season Rate||Book|
|6 Bedroom Villas||$1,050.00 ++||$1,495.00 ++||$1,895.00 ++||Inquiry|
Exclusive use of the whole villa and the services of its staff team, including villa manager, housekeepers and nighttime security. All villa facilities, including private swimming pool and unlimited WiFi internet.
All villa rates are subject to a 5% service charge and thereafter a 10% government tax.