With a fabulous, sanctuary-like location deep in the heart of vibrant Seminyak, Orchard House provides a very different villa experience. The Orchard family lived here for 12 years, gradually adding rooms as their brood grew. They have now moved to Singapore, but have left the villa fully set up as a family home. Children will love the rambling gardens and plethora of toys and games, while parents will enjoy the character, spaciousness and convenient location of this four-bedroom villa.
Balinese design features throughout the three-floored villa in the form of hardwood floors, alang-alang thatched roofs and mature tropical gardens, while distressed wood finishings, whirring fans and sprawling layout create a distinct colonial ambiance. The Orchards, originally from England, are well known on the island for high-end furnishings, and have also travelled extensively – all three factors are reflected in the interiors. The expansive living area has a stunning collection of furniture from plump upholstered sofas to cabinets, easy chairs and a truly eclectic and very personal collection of artwork that spans the globe. Included in this collection are evocative drawings and watercolours, prints, African statues, Roman busts, Balinese temple art and an astounding selection of books.
Surrounded by lush lawns fringed with tall trees, bamboo and myriad tropical blooms, the swimming pool area (with shallow end and optional fence for toddlers,) has an outdoor dining table for eight, cushion filled balé pavilion, small waterslide and four deck chairs. A separate bungalow in the garden allows for more private guest quarters.
Orchard House is run more as a private home than a rental villa. Staff are kind and gentle, and Putu is a well trained chef who worked for the family for five years. He is equally adept at preparing a cheese soufflé or ayam bakar (Indonesian grilled chicken) and is happy to cook up anything you suggest (or choose from the collection of recipe books), with provisions charged to guest account. Should you wish to self-cater, the well-stocked Bali Deli is a ten-minute walk away.
One of the most fabulous things about this villa is its location, with a plethora of high-end spas, boutiques, bars and world-class restaurants all within easy walking distance.
Additional Features: Linens provided, Bicycles, Games, Garage, Air-con (Bedrooms), Crib, Computer, Generator, Hairdryers, High Chairs, IDD, Internet (WiFi), iPod, iPod Dock/Speakers, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service, Microwave, Oven/Hotplates, Kid's Playground, Printer, Safe, Main Dining (8 persons), DVD Library, DVD Player, Ceiling Fans, Pool (access), Toiletries, Towels, TV (Satellite/Cable) , Electronic Games (Wii), Wine Fridge, Electronic Games (Xbox), Garden, Security (Night time only), Service Staff, Shopper, Manager, Masseuse/Spa Therapist, Chef/Cook (All meals), Babysitter, Housekeeping (Full time)
Location Type: Beach in ten, Bring the relatives, Beach in ten, Child friendly, City Scene, Kid friendly, Going for golf, Fair share for groups, Sensible for seniors, Room with a view, Walk into town
Please note that guests aged 12 years old and above are considered adults when booking.
* 50% at time of booking
* 50% balance due 61 days prior to check-in fo low and high season. Balance due 91 days prior to check-in for peak season.
* For last minute rates, full payment by credit card is required 10 days prior to check in.