Securely sited within Seminyak’s exclusive Laksmana Estate, just moments from the beach, the fully staffed three-bedroom Villa Ramadewa is a rhapsody of contemporary and traditional Bali-style architecture set around a 17-metre pool. Its stunning interiors combine museum-quality antiques and artefacts with 21st Century technology to create a villa designed for easy living and lavish entertainment. With a huge living pavilion, dining balé, sun deck, rooftop terrace, gym, home office and super-pro kitchen with separate wine cellar, there’s space for six to spread out in supreme comfort.
ABOUT VILLA RAMADEWA
Villa Ramadewa blends the best of contemporary and traditional Bali design elements in a prime champagne-popping Seminyak location moments from Petitenget Beach. Featured in many lifestyle magazines, this paean to laid-back tropical living was created by Bali-based Dutch architect Joost Van Grieken as a stunning holiday retreat for its sociable, style-conscious owner.
For a three-bedroom villa, the understated yet uber-chic Ramadewa is incomparable. Think spacious vaulted living pavilion, multiple dining areas, glamorous bedrooms, Philippe Starck bathrooms, and gorgeous statue-graced garden with 17-metre pool, antique balé, ornamental ponds and rooftop terrace. Add an air-conditioned gym, temperature-controlled wine room, dedicated music control room with centralised iPad-controlled Bose sound system, home office with iMac, Apple TVs, and iPods in every room. Enrich with an extraordinary collection of museum-worthy antiques and artefacts from Bali, Sumba, Nias and beyond. And finally animate these luxurious surroundings with turquoise-attired butlers on hand 24 hours a day, and an accomplished chef who can whip up feasts from an appealing suggestion menu, served in air-conditioned cool, or candle-lit alfresco charm. It couldn’t get any better!
Ramadewa is named after the legendary brother of Laksmana, both heroes of the revered Hindu epic the Ramayana. The villa rests within the exclusive Laksmana Estate in the heart of Seminyak, a short walk from Ku De Ta, La Lucciola, Potato Head and Bali’s famed surf-and-sunset beaches. It’s the perfect villa for fun-loving friends or a family who relish luxurious, hedonistic surroundings a heartbeat from Bali’s most happening places.
Within Villa Ramadewa’s large garden, two thatched pavilions face each other across the 17-metre swimming pool, sun deck and lawn. Furthest form the entrance is the two-storey bedroom pavilion, where a pair of guest suites open onto the lawn and, above, an open terrace separates the large master suite from an office/reading room. From here, a pond-lined colonnade – with air-conditioned gym and rooftop terrace above – leads to the professional kitchen and the living and dining pavilion. Behind, off a semi-open gallery that links to the villa’s entrance, is a temperature-controlled wine room.
Master Bedroom Suite - Gazing down on the garden and pool, the king-of-the-castle master suite blends high-tech with home comforts. Under the vaulted roof, a king-size bed with top-quality bedlinen sits before a 50-inch screen with Apple TV, DVD player and Bose sound system. Kimonos and slippers await guests in the walk-through dressing room, leading to a glamorous bathroom with Philippe Starck fittings including the statement bathtub placed under a circular roof light. Both bedroom and bathroom are air-conditioned, and there’s an iPod and dock in both areas.
Guest Bedrooms - Opening onto the garden via floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, the two air-conditioned guest bedrooms are as high-spec as the master, with 32-inch TVs, DVD players, Bose sound systems, iPods, and mood lighting. Queen-size beds rest on teak floors and stylish armchairs and ottomans provide comfy reading corners. There are Philippe Starck fittings in the ensuite bathrooms, balanced with the option of Bali-style indoor/outdoor showers.
Designed for entertaining in style, the huge living and dining pavilion is Villa Ramadewa’s social hub. Striking antique statues and artefacts surround deep-cushioned sofas and a dining table seating eight in supreme comfort. Below the vaulted alang-alang thatched ceiling, the white stone floor flows towards the ironwood deck beyond walls of sliding glass doors that can be closed for air-conditioned cool or flung open for breezy tropical living.
A magnificently carved antique joglo-style balé suspended over one end of the pool provides a magical setting for semi-alfresco dinners, with gourmet fare created in the state-of-the-art kitchen close by.
There’s further entertaining space on the roof terrace – a private suntrap with parasol-shaded loungers overlooking the pool. On the same level, above the colonnaded walkway, is an air-conditioned gym, where the exercise-inclined can work out to their heart’s content while watching TV if they wish. Guests needing to keep a half-eye on business while on vacation can retreat to the Study where a computer sits on a massive desk oriented for the pool views.
Daybeds tucked into terraces and walkway recesses provide languid corners for siestas. Within the garden, couples can curl up in the huge circular all-weather wicker sofas under a cluster of fragrant Frangipani trees, or head for the many comfortably cushioned sun loungers on the ironwood deck lining the 17-metre swimming pool.
- Capacity - 6 people (3 ensuite bedrooms: 1 with king-size and 2 with queen-size beds); extra beds can be arranged (costs apply).
- Living areas - Living and dining pavilion with table for eight; dining balé; poolside deck; rooftop sun terraces; study.
- Pool - 17m x 6m.
- Staff - Villa manager; chef; cook; butlers (24-hour service); gardeners; maintenance and security. Additional staff (eg babysitter, masseuse) available on request for a small additional cost.
- Dining - Suggestion menu includes Indonesian, Asian, Western, vegetarian and children’s dishes and an excellent choice of cocktails and wines. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
- Communication - High-speed WiFi internet; inter-room phone system for local and IDD calls (charged extra); Apple Mac computer, printer and fax.
- Entertainment - TV; DVD players and library; centralised Bose/iMac music system with iPad control; iPods and docks in every room; books and magazines.
- For families - Villa Ramadewa is well equipped for families. Facilities include a baby cot and high chair.
- Gym and spa - Gym equipped with treadmill, bike and cross trainer. Treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists at the villa (extra costs apply).
- Transport - Villa Ramadewa’s central location means that many attractions are within easy walking distance. If additional transport is required, the villa manager will happily call one of the island’s safe and reasonably priced metered taxis, or organise a day or half-day car-and-driver hire.
- Additional facilities - Barbecue; in-room safes; full back-up generator.
- Events - Events for up to 30 people sitting and 50 standing can be held at the villa with prior notice.
- Property area - 1,200sqm (land); 600sqm (villa).
DINING AT VILLA RAMADEWA
Good food, effortlessly provided and gracefully served, is such an important part of a relaxing holiday experience. Ramadewa’s chef is skilled in the preparation of Indonesian, Asian and international cuisine ranging from poolside snacks to formal dinner parties. Breakfast is a gourmet occasion, with three different menus – Western, Ramadewa Special and Archipelago Sunrise.
For lunch and dinner, there’s an excellent and suggestion in-villa menu designed to cater to all tastes, and a kids’ menu. As Villa Ramadewa has a temperature-controlled wine room, guests can enjoy a good choice of wines to accompany meals, as well as cocktails and soft drinks. The kitchen team is also more than happy to tailor meals to accommodate any special dietary requirements.
Groceries and beverages are charged at market price (plus a 20% handling fee which is subject to service and tax at the prevailing rate). Guests will be requested to provide grocery money in advance, and the staff will do the shopping and keep the receipts for reference. To make the most of the kitchen and give staff time to shop, it is a good idea to plan meals the evening before.
FAMILIES AT VILLA RAMADEWA
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.
Villa Ramadewa is a great villa for families. The pool is bound to be popular, and parents can keep a watchful eye from the comfort of the living pavilion. The garden provides plenty of flat space to run around, and being able to walk out to the beach within minutes is a big plus.
The team of friendly staff at Ramadewa 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.
SPA AND GYM
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:
Massage - Release built up tension with a traditional Balinese massage. 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 - 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.
Body scrub - 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.
Manicure/pedicure - 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.