Accommodate up to 10 adults (5 ensuite bedrooms: 3 with king-size beds, 2 with kings convertible to twins). 2 extra beds available (additional charge).
Located in Petitenget on Bali’s south-western shore, the five-bedroom Villa Sakti is perfect for families and groups of friends seeking a serene, secure setting with easy access to the buzz of Seminyak.
With four pavilions set around a fabulous 18-metre pool, the villa offers abundant living space, a palatial master bedroom and four large guest bedrooms. It’s less than a kilometre to the beach, and Bali’s most celebrated restaurants and bars are only a short walk away, but with a well-stocked wine cellar and a professional chef among the seven-strong staff, there may be little reason to leave.
About Villa Sakti
Sakti means supernatural power in the Indonesian language – a fitting name for an enchanting villa that casts its magic at first sight.
Villa Sakti successfully blends contemporary and traditional Bali style in a series of individual pavilions designed by noted Bali-based architect Joost Van Grieken and enriched with stunning Asian antiques and artefacts collected by the villa’s owner from across the Indonesian archipelago. Chic interiors are accented with oriental carpets on gleaming hardwood floors, precious gold-threaded Songkets, statues lining pink-hued Lombok stone walls – all complemented by more contemporary features like Bose sound system and flat-screen TVs.
Families and groups of friends will love the generous and convivial living space at Villa Sakti, which includes an air-conditioned living and dining room, large open-sided dining pavilion, and second living area in the guest pavilion – all facing the inviting 18-metre pool. The privacy-enhancing layout of the bedrooms will also appeal to those who appreciate having their own breathing space; two of the guest bedrooms share a separate pavilion, each of the two second-floor guest rooms are accessed via their own staircases, and one also boasts a private terrace. The master suite, meanwhile, takes up the entire upper floor of the living pavilion and is a gloriously glamorous room with sitting area and equally spacious dressing room and ensuite.
Villa Sakti is first and foremost a home, and personal touches abound: hundreds of books, magazines and DVDs; a wide selection of music; a wine ‘cellar’ flush with wines, champagnes and spirits; and a friendly team of long-serving staff, including an accomplished chef, all dedicated to their guests’ wellbeing.
Securely set in a private residential estate with 24-hour security, this peaceful oasis is less than a kilometre from the beach and within walking distance of some of Bali’s best restaurants and bars; Sarong, rated among Asia’s top 20 restaurants is a mere five minutes walk from the villa.
Villa Sakti comprises four separate pavilions arranged on three sides of an 18-metre swimming pool. The two-storey main pavilion houses the living and dining room, wine cellar, kitchen and staff quarters at ground level, and the master bedroom suite occupies the entire upper floor. Covered walkways lead to the dining pavilion and a second two-storey pavilion where one guest bedroom is reached via an external staircase and another is accessed via a garden courtyard. Within a separate pavilion are two more guest bedrooms, a living area, library and study.
Named after Bali flowers found in the garden, Villa Sakti’s five bedrooms are individually designed and full of personality with a fascinating collection of artworks and facts contrasting with 21st Century comforts that include King Koil mattresses, clip-op bedtime reading lights, Bose iPod docks, 32-inch TVs and DVD players. All have air-conditioning and full-length glazed doors and windows that can be flung open to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living.
Kamboja, the magnificent master bedroom, takes up the entire top floor of the living pavilion. This expanse of space features a wall of pink Lombok stone, ceiling-to-floor windows looking onto the pool, and burnished wood floors stretching almost 12 metres under a soaring teak-lined roof. There’s a comfy seating area facing the TV and an imposing ikat – one of many Asian antiques in the suite.
Equally large is the adjoining dressing room and ensuite bathroom, which incorporates a large vanity area with twin basins and a walk-in rain shower.
The guest pavilion houses the Melati and Anggrek bedrooms, offering a choice of king-size or twin beds as well as a window-seat that doubles as a spare bed. The décor is exotic, with red Chinese wardrobes and framed songket weavings. In the bathrooms square basins are set on suar-wood counters and rain showers accord alfresco bathing in pebbled courtyards.
A king-size bed oriented to face the pool takes pride of place in the Cempaka guest suite. Attractively proportioned, with bengkirai-wood floors under a vaulted roof with ceiling fan, this suite features an ensuite bathroom with semi-open-air rain shower.
A small courtyard in the corner of the garden leads up to a private patio with seating and, beyond sliding doors, the Jempiring guest suite. Inside is a king-size bed, sitting area facing a 32-inch TV, antique Chinese furniture, a small library of books and an imposing desk. The ensuite bathroom is air-conditioned, with a wall of wardrobes and a walk-in shower.
The social hub of Villa Sakti is the living and dining room, where three sides of glass doors can slide back for tropical open-air living, or be closed for air-conditioned cool. Ten guests can dine in style around the handsome suar-wood table, or gather in the formal sitting area backed by a wall of pink Lombok stone (which cunningly conceals an exceptionally well stocked wine cellar). A lacquer-ware armoire contains a fine selection of DVDs, and the cabinet housing the 37-inch TV and DVD players swivels so that guests can watch movies from anywhere in the room. Behind a sliding door of handmade paper set between glass is the well-equipped kitchen with central island and breakfast bar.
Just off the living room and linked by a covered walkway is the open-sided dining pavilion. A round dining table with wicker armchairs accords elegant dining for eight and, on a lower level, a cushion-covered banquette with side tables of fossilised wood faces the pool.
Separating the two bedrooms in the guest pavilion is a large fan-cooled open living area with a built-in sofa and teak-wood armchairs around an enormous coffee table. Behind is a library with shelves of books, magazines and games as well as a computer for guest use.
Outside, sun loungers, parasols, and weathered teak-wood armchairs invite guest to relax on the poolside sundeck. Three fountains set into a feature wall of pink Lombok stone spout streams of water into the 18-metre swimming pool within a beautifully tended garden tinted with tropical blooms shaded by mature trees.
Resting within Seminyak’s Golden Triangle, Villa Saktilies down a cul-de-sac in a secure upscale residential estate. The beach, with its world class surf breaks and panoramic coastline views is just one kilometre away, and some of Bali’s most acclaimed restaurants, spas and boutiques are within easy reach – the closest being Sarong, a mere five-minute walk away.Also close by is Pura Petitenet, Bali’s fourth largest temple, and the site of some spectacular ceremonies.
Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali.
10 adults (5 ensuite bedrooms: 3 with king-size beds, 2 with kings convertible to twins). 2 extra beds available (additional charge).
Air-conditioned living and dining room with table for 10; open-sided living pavilion with dining for 8; library/study.
18m x 4m.
Manager; chefs; butlers; security; gardeners; engineers on call. Babysitters and masseuses available on request (extra cost applies).
Priced Western, Asian, barbecue and set menus. Special dietary needs and requests catered for.
WiFi internet access; telephone; printer; computer.
TVs; DVD players; Bose sound system; movie and book library.
Villa Sakti is well equipped for families. Facilities include a baby cot and high chair. Spa
In villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).
Airport transfer is included. Villa Sakti’s central Seminyak location means that many attractions are within easy walking distance. If additional transport is required, the villa staff can call one of the island’s safe and reasonably priced metered taxis, or organise day or half-day car and driver hire for sightseeing.
Barbecue grill; in-room safes; generator back-up
475sqm (villa).1,200sqm (land).
Villa Sakti Photo Gallery
Low Season Rates
5 bedrooms USD 980 ++
4 bedrooms USD 790 ++
All remaining dares
Min. stay 2 nights
High Season Rates
5 bedrooms USD 1,140 ++
4 bedrooms USD 940 ++
16 Jun 2014 to 31 Aug 2014
Easter Week (03 April – 10 April 2015)
Min. stay 5 nights
Peak Season Rates
5 bedrooms USD 1,550 ++
4 bedrooms USD 1,290 ++
19 Dec 2014 to 08 Jan 2015
Min. stay 7 nights
Stay 14+ nights rates
5 Bedrooms :
Low Season USD 833 ++
High Season USD 1,026 ++
Peak Season USD 1,473 ++
4 Bedrooms :
Low Season USD 672 ++
High Season USD 846 ++
Peak Season USD 1,226 ++
Rates are subject to change without prior notice
Rates are quoted in US Dollar, per night, subject to 15.5% tax and service charges
Rates are including
Exclusive use of the villa, its listed facilities and staff including full-time manager, chef, butlers and security, transfers to and from airport and daily breakfast.
Check-in time: 14.00
Check-out time: 11.00
Early check-in is FOC based on villa availability
Late check-out until 18.00 will be charged at 50% of the rate
Late check-out after 18.00 will be charged at 100% of the rate
Food and beverage and other extras are on guests account
Note: A 50% non refundable deposit is required by the villa owner to secure the villa upon booking confirmation received. And final payment to be settled 45 days in low season and 60 days in high/peak season, prior to arrive in Bali. Booking made within 30 days prior to arrival, full payment is required.