Ideally situated in Seminyak’s Laksmana estate, an exclusive enclave of luxury private villas just minutes from the beach, lies the charming four-bedroomed Villa Jemma. The villa is wonderfully light and airy thanks to the spacious, double-height lounge and dining room whose wide glass doors open on to a stunning tropical garden, 16-metre swimming pool and huge relaxation bale on one side and a cool courtyard on the other.
Three elegant double bedrooms with gorgeous garden bathrooms, and a fourth (twin) bedroom, which doubles as an air-conditioned study/TV room, await guests at Villa Jemma, as does an excellent staff team that includes a skilled chef.
ABOUT VILLA JEMMA
If you’re looking for laid-back luxe in a tropical paradise; somewhere spacious, comfortable, complete with a team of professional and caring staff, yet within walking distance of sophisticated Seminyak’s best restaurants, bars and beaches, then look no further than Villa Jemma.
The villa’s gorgeous garden, punctuated with intriguing Indonesian artefacts and bursting with frangipani, orchids and bougainvillea, is just the place to spend long, luxurious days with friends and family. Slip into the sparkling, 16-metre, deep-blue-tiled pool, which has a separate shallow splash area for kids, or lounge in the shade of the cushioned bale and sip a freshly squeezed fruit juice while you browse a magazine.
The bright and airy lounge and dining room, with its soaring roof and huge rattan sofa, opens widely to the garden on one side and a cool calm courtyard to the other – the perfect spot for an early morning breakfast or cup of afternoon tea. Plug in your iPod, kick back under the whirr of the fan and ponder the villa’s menu of mouthwatering dishes as you decide what you’d like your chef to prepare for dinner.
Of the four bedrooms, the upper-floor master is particularly private and has its own comfortably furnished private balcony, while two guest bedrooms on the ground floor open directly onto the garden and pool and the third conveniently doubles as an air-conditioned study/TV room.
A delightful tropical garden and a large, inviting pool greet guests at Villa Jemma. The bright, airy lounge and dining space overlooks the garden and pool on one side and a furnished courtyard and fishpond on the other. The villa’s kitchen is also located off the living area.
On the ground floor, two ensuite double bedrooms lie either side of the living space and a twin room can also functions as a study/TV room. Upstairs, the very private master bedroom features a comfortably furnished balcony.
Master bedroom - A flight of white steps at one end of the living area leads up to Villa Jemma’s air-conditioned master bedroom which features a king-size bed, satellite television and DVD player, and enormous semi-open-air ensuite bathroom with a large tub and rain shower. Outside the bedroom is a covered private balcony with outdoor seating surrounded by lush greenery.
Guest bedrooms - Two of the ground floor guest bedrooms are located on either side of the lounge, opening onto the garden and pool. Both feature king-size beds, satellite televisions and DVD players, and large open-air ensuite bathrooms with tubs and rain showers.
Villa Jemma’s fourth bedroom is furnished with twin beds (can be joined to form a king), making it ideal for kids or for friends sharing. This room can also double as a study/TV room and has an adjacent bathroom with outdoor shower.
A bright, airy, and very spacious living and dining area forms the hub of this warm and welcoming villa. The room features a double-height, traditional pitched roof, is cooled by ceiling fans, and decorated with contemporary artworks. An enormous U-shaped rattan sofa faces the pool and garden and an eight-seater dining table lies just behind. Glass doors on both sides slide back to create a delightful indoor/outdoor tropical living space.
On the opposite side of the pool, a comfortable thatched bale has ample seating for six and makes a delightful space to relax, and a pretty walled courtyard just beyond the dining area is a great place to enjoy an early morning breakfast or afternoon tea.
- Capacity: 8 adults (4 bedrooms: 3 with king-size beds plus 1 twin/king). Up to 2 extra beds available on request charged at US$50++ per night for adults, and US$35++ per night for children. The price includes breakfast.
- Living Areas: Indoor living/dining with table for 8; furnished courtyard; large poolside balé.
- Pool: 16 x 4 metres.
- Staff: Villa manager; private chef; housekeeping; and security. Additional staff (babysitters, masseuse, drivers) available on request.
- Dining: Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
- Communication: WiFi internet access; printer and computer available for guest use.
- Entertainment: Satellite TV; DVD players; Bose surround-sound system; CD player; iPod dock in lounge.
- For families: Villa Jemma is well equipped for families. Facilities include: baby cot; high chair; DVDs; games; Children’s cutlery and crockery.
- Spa: In villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).
- Transport: Airport pick up and drop off is included however the villa’s central Seminyak location means that many attractions are within easy walking distance. If additional transport is required, don’t hesitate to ask the villa manager to call one of the island’s safe and reasonably priced metered taxis, or to organise day or half-day car and driver hire for sightseeing (additional cost).
- Additional Facilities: Canggu Club access; Barbecue; diesel powered back-up generator; safety deposit box.
- Property Area: 610 square meters.
The personal chef at Villa Jemma is at your service to prepare daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. The villa offers an extensive suggestion menu of delicious home-style meals featuring Asian and international dishes to cater to all tastes, with an excellent selection of vegetarian and children’s options. The chef is also more than happy to tailor meals to accommodate any special dietary requirements, including gluten-free menus, and a stay is not complete without sampling his fantastic tapas selection over a glass of wine or two. Breakfast is provided free of charge on a daily basis for all guests.
FAMILIES AT VILLA JEMMA
The family friendly advantages of a villa holiday are many, including access to your own private facilities and the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too.
The team of friendly staff at Villa Jemma will make children feel as welcome as adults, and having these willing helpers on hand gives guests plenty of flexibility and freedom to do their own exploring beyond the villa grounds (full-time babysitting incurs a small extra cost).
Although the equipped kitchen allows you to prepare meals for fussy eaters or babies with ease, staff will happily to do this for you – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef and they will take care of the rest. Pancakes by the pool for breakfast? Toasties for tea? No problem. The chef can customise all meals to suit children’s taste buds.
Don’t worry about packing all that cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay. Just let us know what you need, and anything we don’t have in-house (villa facilities include a baby cot, highchair, children’s cutlery and crockey, DVDs and games) we can hire on your behalf.
Feel like a body scrub or massage? Just ask our staff to bring the spa to you! We can recommend deluxe treatments carried out in the privacy of your own villa by fully trained therapists from a reputable local spa (extra charges will apply). Here’s a sample of what’s on the menu:
Release built up tension with a traditional Balinese massage by the pool or in the relaxation balé. Using a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure and aromatherapy oils to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and energy around your body, you will feel totally relaxed in no time.
Foot reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which correspond to every part of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes tension is relieved and circulation improved leaving you feeling balanced.
A full body scrub will exfoliate and hydrate your skin leaving it soft and smooth. A rejuvenating scrub combines an abrasive material such as salt, coffee, rice bran or pecan hulls with essential oils to remove any impurities and make your skin glow.
Our hands and feet work hard for us every day but rarely get the attention they deserve. Treat them to a manicure or pedicure, which usually comes with the added bonus of a quick hand or foot massage.
As well as having access to their own exclusive leisure facilities at the villa, guests also benefit from complimentary guest membership at Bali’s premier private members club, The Canggu Club, for the duration of their stay.
This family-orientated club luxuriates across 4,000 square metres of land in amongst the picturesque rice fields of Canggu. Upgraded in 2014, sporting facilities at the club are world-class and include a large, well-equipped gym with separate studios for aerobics, (spinning) bicycles and boxing, as well as a 25-metre swimming pool, a floodlit professionally turfed sports field, a tennis centre with three undercover tennis courts and an indoor multi-sports hall for basketball and badminton.
The Cubby House Kids Club* for 2-12 year olds offers a huge range of quality toys and activities to keep children entertained for hours, whilst the slides at the all-new Splash Water Park, set amidst the club’s lush tropical gardens, take fun to a whole new level. Kids will also love the Bounce Trampoline Centre*, and can work on their fitness at the Junior Sports Academy* (3-17 year olds), which offers football, swimming, gymnastics, dance and tennis lessons. For family fun, make a booking at Strike Ten Pin Bowling*.
You’ll also find a library at the club’s Business Centre and a choice of relaxing wining and dining venues including The Veranda Restaurant and The Club Sports Bar. At the Body Temple Spa, the decadent range of treatments includes facials, massages, nail services and waxing.