Artsy urban design and lush tropical living meet at Eshara Villa II, a chic hideaway just minutes from Seminyak Beach and some of Bali’s best boutiques and restaurants. This luxury 2-bedroom private pool villa sleeps up to 4 Guests.view
The word ‘layar’ means ‘sail’ in Indonesian, making The Layar a fitting moniker for Seminyak’s newest designer villas and spa. The name refers to the stunning asymmetrical roofs here that slope at an angle and fall dramatically to the ground, evoking the sails of traditional Indonesian sailboats. This is tropical-chic architecture at its best and a serene enclave in the midst of some of Bali’s best restaurants, shops and bars. Each of the spacious and secluded private villas has its own ambiance and character, and they can accommodate singles, couples, families or groups with 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom luxury villas on offer.
Despite having an impressive 23 villas, The Layar - Designer Villas and Spa still manages to instil a feeling of openness and space, as the villas are spread out around a large grassy expanse filled with lofty flowering trees, and the setting is elevated, which makes it seem as though the boundary walls are non-existent. The villas themselves were built with total privacy in mind and feature gorgeous garden sanctuaries, open living spaces, elegant pools, modern interiors and luxurious amenities. Although you have everything you need to make yourself at home in your romantic hideaway or multi-tiered and roomy abode, the staff here are always on hand to provide five-star service when and if you desire.
|Period||Price per night||Min stay|
|15 Apr - 30 Apr||USD 420 ++||1 night|
|01 May - 20 May||USD 494 ++||2 nights|
|21 May - 17 Jun||USD 420 ++||1 night|
|18 Jun - 26 Jun||USD 494 ++||2 nights|
|27 Jun - 22 Aug||USD 578 ++||3 nights|
|23 Aug - 24 Oct||USD 494 ++||2 nights|
|25 Oct - 23 Dec||USD 420 ++||1 night|
|24 Dec - 03 Jan||USD 656 ++||5 nights|
++ Villa rates are subject to 15.5% service charge and taxes.
The two-bedroom villas all have multiple levels that offer plenty of space for socializing as well as cozy corners for peace and privacy. The 2-tiered living and dining areas have curved walls, roofs that soar at angles high above and acid-washed marble floors that extend from the lush gardens all the way to the edges of the private swimming pools. The media rooms seem to hover above the open-plan living areas, and the master and guest suites flank the lower living areas. Each of the bedrooms has king-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms with large bathtubs, showers and small private gardens.
At the heart of The Layar’s two-bedroom villas is the two-tiered, light-flooded living area, individually defined by angled roofs and curved walls. Handsome sofas, chairs and dining tables cluster on the acid-washed marble floors that flow unrestricted from the pool edge to a verdant courtyard overlooked by the open-plan and very well-equipped kitchen (including wine fridge and bar counter). The mezzanine media room appears to float above the living area, its curved bank of built-in seating gazing towards the pool. (In most of the two-bedroom villas, this space is enclosed and air-conditioned).
Behind a curved wall of India stone is the spacious master bedroom with sliding doors onto either a small deck or private corner of the garden. The glamorous bathroom is fitted with a large bathtub, shower and double basins, and features a private garden. The guest bedroom is just as enticing and secluded, with garden view and an equally gorgeous ensuite bathroom.
The garden provides further space for relaxation and socialising. Sun loungers stretch out on the deck, while a jacuzzi and tiered shallow steps in the pool offer tempting spots for cooling-off.
|LOCATION||Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia|
|CAPACITY||4 x 1-bedroom villas, 7 x 2-bedroom villas, 11 x 3-bedroom villas, 1 x 4-bedroom villa.|
|LIVING AREAS||Open-plan living room, mezzanine media room in many villas, indoor dining for 4-8 people, poolside deck.|
|POOL||Every villa has a private swimming pool (from 41sqm to 86sqm) with shallow area for kids, jacuzzi in all 2, 3 and 4-bedroom villas except one of the 3-bedroom villas.|
|STAFF||A team of 80 staff, including an estate manager, chefs, cooks, service staff, housekeepers, maintenance engineers and security ensures the smooth running of The Layar Villa estate.|
|DINING||Options include a priced room service menu of international and Indonesian meals; private barbecues and other specially ordered meals can be cooked at the villa.|
|COMMUNICATION||Complimentary unlimited WiFi internet access and local telephone calls (international calls extra).|
|ENTERTAINMENT||Satellite TV and DVD/CD player in the living area or media room and in all bedrooms; iPod dock.|
|FOR FAMILIES||The Layar is well equipped for families including baby cot, high chair and pool fences (extra).|
|SPA||A wide range of treatments can be carried out in the privacy of your villa by professionally trained spa therapists.|
|TRANSPORT||On request, the Layar reception team will call one of Bali’s safe and reasonably priced metered taxis, or arrange for car and driver hire (24 hours notice required, additional cost).|
|ADDITIONAL||Barbecue on request, in-room safes in every bedroom.|
|PROPERTY AREA||100sqm to 431sqm (villa); 250sqm to 1,081sqm (land).|
The Layar is an exclusive residential enclave set well back from a quiet road a short stroll from Jalan Laksmana, Seminyak’s culinary and fashion epi-centre. Bali’s best-known restaurants are all within easy walking distance, as are boutiques, galleries, gourmet shops and homeware stores. And mere moments away is the sweep of the black-sand Petitenget Beach, famed for its surf breaks and sunset bars.