General

Price Range: US$750 to US$950

Location:
Down a quiet lane, but conveniently located in the centre of the fashionable Petitenget district of Seminyak on Bali’s south-west coast, The Maharaj offers an oasis to escape to and rejuvenate. Perfect for family living, this delightful property welcomes with informality, lovely staff and calming influences, providing a comfortable hideaway with mature gardens and inviting 12m pool, sun-drenched rooms and tranquil sitting areas. All this, within walking distance of Petitenget’s crashing waves and Bali’s most stylish wining and dining venues, nightspots and shops.

Description
Since 2002, the villa’s owners and informal but attentive staff have created a peaceful hideaway, ideal for families, where guests feel relaxed enough to pop in and out of the kitchen at mealtimes, or talk at length about local customs and recommended dining spots with the amiable – and consummate – villa manager. All modern comforts are supplied, such as two flat-screen TVs and DVDs, sound system, and shaded, free-form 12m pool, but there is a refreshing lack of pretentiousness and superfluous adornments. Sunlight-drenched interiors focus on comfort and are furnished in a simple yet tasteful style.

Calming spiritual elements further contribute to a blissfully peaceful stay, from garlanded Hindu stone deities watching over proceedings to a secret inner garden courtyard and the exquisite and omnipresent fragrance of jasmine. More earthly accoutrements include poolside massage beds for pampering treatments.

But for those wanting to shop, party and indulge, The Maharaj is also right in the centre of one of Bali’s most sought-after areas, the happening and trendy Petitenget district of Seminyak – the cosmopolitan heart of Bali. This jetsetter’s paradise, crammed with world-class gourmet restaurants, designer spas, boutiques and hip nightspots, is within walking distance, while beautiful Petitenget beach, with its renowned beach clubs, Indian Ocean surf and fabulous sunsets, is a pebbles’ throw away.

Accommodation
Sturdy and modern looking, The Maharaj essentially comprises two separate buildings capped with traditional ironwood roof, hugging a gorgeous free-form pool within lush tropical gardens.

In the main building, the single-storey living-dining area is open-sided and open-plan; off here is also a self-contained kitchen and TV room, plus covered garden courtyard. This area seamlessly adjoins a double-storey accommodation wing containing the master bedroom downstairs and two interconnecting bedrooms above. Accessed by a stone pathway across immaculate lawns stands a detached single-storey annex; its broad wooden pillars, traditional-style roof and timbered floors displaying a more typical Balinese look. This cottage annex contains two ensuite bedrooms with small timbered terrace, facing the shaded 12 x 4m pool, alongside which rests a bale (gazebo) dedicated to spa treatments.

Air-conditioning is provided in all rooms, except the open-sided living-dining area, kept cool with ceiling fans. Villa rooms feature traditional-style high ceilings made of split rattan, floors of marble or quality timber and tasteful wood furniture, predominately teak, which strikingly contrasts with white-washed walls.

The villa contains four ensuite bedrooms plus one nanny or child’s room. Each of the bedrooms features glass and wood patio doors, floor-to-ceiling windows shielded by contemporary-style wood blinds and marble floors. In keeping with the homely ambiance, bedrooms are simply but tastefully furnished with nut-brown wood furniture and the odd splash of modern art; decor and gadgetry are kept to a minimum. The beds in all four rooms are draped with elaborate white mosquito net canopies. Air-conditioning (camouflaged behind wood grills) and ceiling fans keep spaces cool.

Living, Dining and Kitchen
The ground floor of the main building consists of a sunny, open-plan, open-sided living-dining area, featuring marble floor, thick white pillars and high, traditional-style ceiling. This area is kept cool by four ceiling fans and protected from the weather by bamboo blinds. Touches of ethnicstyle decor include a series of primitive wooden masks and extensive, bas relief stone work, illuminated by spotlights.

A section of the space is set aside for TV viewing and entertainment, with flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player disguised in a wooden cabinet, plus a stack of board games, books and DVDs. Seating comprises two striking bleached teak sofas and a large table, plus a card table with six chairs. Just outside, a marvelously inviting leather hammock is strung between trees.

At the opposite end, the dining area features a no-frills, long wooden dining table seating up to ten; a CD player with iPod dock and wall speakers provide sounds. Behind mirrored sliding doors are the simple yet well-equipped kitchen – open-sided at one end and cooled by ceiling fan – and TV room. Providing both air conditioning and ceiling fan, this comfortable room comes with satellite flat-screen TV, DVD player and speakers, plus comfy L-shaped sofa and floor cushions.

Garden and Pool
The main villa and cottage annex all face lovely mature gardens of lush green palms, bursts of bougainvillea and manicured lawns, while on the opposite side of the living area, a sheltered courtyard with white pebbles, tropical plants and Palimanan stone floor, is ideal for kid’s play or yoga.

The gorgeous 12 x 4m free-form pool – shaded by aged frangipani trees and coconut palms and overseen by a serene Buddha statue adorned daily with flower garlands – contains a shallow kid’s section and is surrounded by a timbered deck with four sun-loungers, as well as rattan table and chairs: perfect for afternoon tea or sundowners. On the left of the pool is an out-in-the-elements shower and on the right the bale, which contains two massage beds for relaxing treatments in a blissful poolside setting. The property is encircled by walls and edged with luscious plants and foliage.

Villa Facilities:

- Private free form swimming pool (12 m x 4 m)
- 4 comfort air-conditioned bedroom (2 king-size bed and 2 queen-size)
- 4 en-suite bathroom
- Spacious living and dining room
- Courtyard area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Satellite TV, DVD / CD player iPod dock
- WiFi internet connection
- Safety box
- Private parking area
- Full time manager, chef, housekeeping, gardener and night security guard

In-Villa Service (Additional Charge):

Spa/massage treatment
Mini Bar
Restaurant delivery
In-villa dinner or barbeque
Baby sitting
Laundry service

Villa Rates/Night
Villa Type Low Season High Season Peak Season
4 Bedroom Villa US$715++ US$815++ US$950++

Rates are subject to 15% tax and service charge

Season Period:
Low Season: January 9 to May 31, September 1 to December 15
High Season: June 1 to August 31, Chinese New Year, Easter Week
Peak Season: December 15 to January 8

Service inclusion:
airport pick up
welcome drinks and fresh fruit upon check in
wi-fi internet access
unlimited mineral drinking water

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellation Policy Cancellation of booking at any time will result in forfeiture of your 50% deposit. Cancellation policy of each villa may vary. Refunds of rental whether in whole or pro-rata, will be subject to deduction of a 15% service fee.

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioned Rooms
  • DVD / CD Player
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Housekeeping and night security guard
  • Private Parking Area
  • private swimming pool
  • Safety Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Spacious living and dining room
  • WiFi Internet Connection

Activities

In-Villa Service (Additional Charge): Spa/massage treatment, Mini Bar, Restaurant delivery, In-villa dinner or barbeque, Baby sitting, Laundry service

Internet

WiFi internet connection

Parking

Private parking area

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