Abaca Villas Estate is a collection of 3 luxurious villas hidden down a quiet lane in the popular Petitenget neighbourhood of Seminyak. The villas are surrounded by rice fields, yet also within walking distance to restaurants, cafes and shops.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 491 ++||1 night|
|01 May - 20 May||USD 578 ++||2 nights|
|21 May - 17 Jun||USD 491 ++||1 night|
|18 Jun - 26 Jun||USD 578 ++||2 nights|
|27 Jun - 22 Aug||USD 656 ++||3 nights|
|23 Aug - 24 Oct||USD 578 ++||2 nights|
|25 Oct - 23 Dec||USD 491 ++||1 night|
|24 Dec - 03 Jan||USD 803 ++||5 nights|
++ Villa rates are subject to 15.5% service charge and taxes.
There three-bedroom luxury villas at The Layar - Designer Villas and Spa, each of which is designed slightly differently. Features at these exquisite villas include angled and curved walls, the distinctive sail-shaped roofs, acid-washed floors that stretch from the edge of the pools to the Marabau wood entrances of the huge open-plan living and dining rooms, outdoor jacuzzis and verdant gardens. The bedrooms are oriented for seclusion and include screened entrances and statement walls, indoor/outdoor bathrooms and private decks, terraces and gardens.
A light-flooded living and dining area, defined by dramatic overlapping roofs and a mix of angled and curved walls forms the heart of the villa. Handsome furniture rests on the acid-washed marble floors that flow unrestricted from the edge of the pool to a raised area of polished Merbau-wood opening onto a very well equipped kitchen. Four of the villas have a mezzanine level media room; in the others the free-flowing living space is so large, it’s not missed.
The design intelligence so noticeable in The Layar creates an unprecedented sense of privacy for all three bedrooms, which lie off the main living area behind statement walls of stone or via well-screened entrances set at an angle or on different levels. The spacious master bedroom enjoys a glamorous bathroom with large bathtub, shower, double basins and a private garden. The guest bedrooms are just as enticing and secluded, with equally gorgeous indoor/outdoor bathrooms, many also featuring their own private garden areas.
Edging right into the living area for toe-dipping convenience is the jacuzzi and shallow section of the large swimming pool. Another social space is created by the pool deck and garden with sun-loungers and sunset views.
|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.