Villa Eshara I
Hidden from view along a quiet side street, equidistant from Seminyak’s buzzy boutique-and-restaurant-packed ‘Eat Street’ and the expansive Petitenget Beach, is the city-slick, three-bedroom Villa Eshara I.
This single-storey property is totally private and self-contained with its own beautifully carved entrance, a living and dining room with integrated kitchen, garden and 12-metre swimming pool flanked by towering coconut palms, fire bowls, and a timber pool deck. Although the architectural materials are natural and neutral – characterised by soaring roofs and an abundance of glass – the villa’s décor and furnishings are funky, eclectic and sumptuous. From the shimmering Swarovski crystal chandeliers that illuminate the solid wood dining table for 12, to the cowhide chairs, sinuous sofas, vivid artwork, humdinger sculptures and ethnic artefacts, Villa Eshara’s interiors are the epitome of sleek designer-chic and pared-back luxe. Bedrooms continue the cool and contemporary concept, presenting king-size beds, funky lamps, dressing areas and wall-mounted TVs. Light bounces from the mirrored walls of the marble-enhanced ensuite bathrooms, which are fitted with indoor and outdoor monsoon showers and (in the master) a rustic, river-rock bathtub for two.
Comfort, slick service and up-to-the-minute facilities are par for the course at this private pleasure pad. Personal butlers, an in-house chef, modern audio-visual equipment and iPod docks, in-villa spa treatments, complimentary WiFi, and a menu of tasty Asian and European cuisine will entice guests with an engaging blend of sensual delights.
Finally, large groups will be happy to learn that Eshara I is one of a group of three villas that can be mixed, matched, united or divided to provide anything from a two-bedroom to an eight-bedroom renting option, all connected by an innovative system of retractable garden walls.