The 3-bedroom Villa Coco Groove offers peace and tranquillity in the heart of Seminyak, just a few minutes walk from the beach on Bali south-western coast. Boasting contemporary minimalist architecture and decor, and a tropical open-living concept, Villa Coco Groove was named after its coconut grove garden. Resting beneath the dancing coconut palms is a stone carved ensemble of five Balinese gamelan musicians, complete with drum, flute, cymbals and gong, so it not difficult to see why this delightful garden venue is ideal for music and dance performances, parties and small events.
The L-shaped, single-storey Villa Coco Groove is positioned around two sides of a square flat lawn, a 12 x 2-metre lap pool borders the third side, and privacy and security is maintained by an encompassing garden wall. A fishpond runs the length of one side of the villa, lined with frangipani trees and shaded by a pergola dripping with the cascading white thunbergia flowers.
Living and dining area
The open living and dining area literally spills onto a wooden deck within the beautiful garden, and is sheltered from the elements by a flat roof with a rustic woven rattan ceiling. The flat roof supports a natural cooling system, which recycles and circulates water that has been drawn up from the pond, while also enabling guests to enjoy the relaxing sound of running water. Two lazy chairs and a coffee table face the garden; rolling bamboo blinds can be pulled across if required to create a private cosy ambience, and the polished concrete floor feels cool underfoot.
An antique Javanese rice chest, known as a 'gerobok' rests upon its wooden wheels in the centre of the lounge. The dining area is furnished with a circular dining table and six chairs, and is located next to the stylish open-plan kitchen. The appeal is further highlighted by teak panelled cabinetry, integrated downlighting and cylindrical columns. One of the fitted cabinets houses a Bose sound system and a good selection of CDs. A black terrazzo bar links the kitchen and the dining space; and can be utilised as a breakfast, coffee, or cocktail bar due to the provision of four chrome and white satellite dish stools. Once again, for privacy, the kitchen can be closed off on two sides by discrete, cleverly designed, teak doors, which slide across create a seamless teak wall.
The TV/study room is a self-contained, air-conditioned snug, nestled between the living area and the master bedroom. Offering a TV and DVD player, this room is private cosy space where guests can relax and get comfortable while watching satellite channels on the TV, or movies from a good selection of DVDs.
The air-conditioned master bedroom, with its pitched roof, is located next to the TV room, and accessed through glass doors from the wooden deck at one end of the swimming pool. Dominated by an ornately carved, black, red and gold, Chinese marriage bed, complemented by Oriental, an antique Chinese cabinet, a lazy chair and a library of books, this room reflects the travels and the predilections of the owner, introducing a personal ambience. Windows overlook the lily pond on one side and the swimming pool on the other. An en-suite dressing area is fitted with ample storage space and a safe deposit box; the cupboards and wardrobes showcasing attractive woven bamboo doors.
The two guest bedrooms are hidden behind sliding teak doors in a separate thatched-roof wing of the property, which runs parallel to the garden and at right angles to the living and dining area.The air-conditioned fern bedroom is named after the giant umbrella tree ferns that grace the en-suite garden bathroom. This spacious bedroom is furnished with a king size bed, an antique daybed, trunk, stools and comfy chairs, resting on a terrazzo floor under a pitch roof. The neutral Ãcor is enhanced by local artifacts and primitive artwork, and there is also a safe deposit box for the storage of valuables.
The air-conditioned banana bedroom, complete with adjoining dressing room and bathroom is a mirror version of the fern bedroom, and is named after the big banana plants in the private en-suite garden. This room is also equipped with a safe deposit box.
The custom kitchen features white cabinetry, black terrazzo worktops, stainless steel oven and hob, and all of the appliances and facilities that the staff need in order to prepare delicious meals.
Garden, pool and relaxation pavilion
The 12 x 2-metre lap pool is tiled with green Java stone. Behind the pool and overlooking the entire property is a raised relaxation pavilion, known as a bale bengong. Flanked by an abundance of flowering plants, it is furnished with cushions and diaphanous drapes and perfect for chilling out with a book or taking an afternoon nap. Staff quarters are located at the back of the property, and there is also a secure car parking area.
Villa Coco Groove is fully serviced by: A Full-Time Villa Manager ~ Oversees and coordinates the staff and property and is available to assist guests during their stay. One cook ~ Trained in the preparation of both local and international cuisine. A menu is provided, and the cooks will do all the market shopping. Two Maids ~ Responsible for housekeeping duties, taking care of your daily laundry and providing waiter service around the grounds and buildings of the property. Three security guards ~ Duties are to patrol the grounds and guard the entrance of the villa from dusk to dawn ensuring your security. One gardener and pool attendant ~ Tending the garden and the grounds of the villa. They ensure that the facilities of the villa run smoothly during your visit.
- Airport transfer
- Car rental (www.balimidori.com)
- In-villa massages with proper massage table
- Limited in villa menu
- Music & dance performances
- Outside laundry services
- Catering for lunch and dinner parties
- Collection of books and music CD
- Food & beverage shopping at cost by staff.