Welcome to Villa Kinara
Villa Kinara offers a rare fusion of six bedrooms, striking architecture, stunning entertainment space, swimming pool deck and a sensational location on Bali’s south-west coast, moments from the beach and Seminyak’s boutiques, bars and restaurants.
All bedrooms are huge, with seating areas and terraces according myriad private corners. Even more spacious is the open-plan living room defined by soaring teakwood columns and furnished with over-sized sofas, home entertainment centre, bar, billiard table, and 12-seater dining table.
Set within an exclusive residential enclave behind the Oberoi Hotel, five minutes from Ku Dé Ta, Villa Kinara is perfect for groups of friends, or a few families who want space to spread out in their own peaceful, private, fully-staffed, three-pavilion villa a short stroll from Seminyak.
About villa kinara
With a prime location in Seminyak’s prestigious Oberoi enclave, the six-bedroom Villa Kinara is perfectly positioned for Bali’s best-known restaurants, bars and boutiques as well as the island’s famed sunset beaches. And yet such is its sense of spaciousness, comfort and privacy, guests may be reluctant to venture much beyond its teakwood-capped walls.
Delightfully original, the villa’s architectural design draws on the Indonesian archipelago’s rich heritage and abundance of natural materials. Paying heed to traditional Balinese home layouts, Villa Kinara accommodation is spread over three pavilions, with roofs of alang-alang (thatch) and ironwood shingles. In a contemporary interpretation of the old timber joglo and limasan houses of Java, teakwood is much in evidence throughout the villa, showcasing supreme craftsmanship and creating a depth of character that belies its newness (the villa was completed mid-2012). The vast living space is defined by towering teak pillars created from trees selected by the owner’s architect; teak-embellished ceilings, and Sulawesi teak floors – some intricately inlaid with darksonokeling (rose) wood – enrich the bedroom suites. The teak window and door shutters are another interesting feature, influenced by colonial Dutch architecture. Such expansive use of teak is complemented by other natural materials including Palimanan stone, Yogyakarta lavastone, hand-crafted terrazzo, rattan, bamboo and coconut shell.
In keeping with the enviro-architectural theme, the chic furniture, including the dining table (a magnificent slab of teak and a conversation piece in itself), has been designed specially for Villa Kinara. And sitting comfortably among these traditional materials are the trappings of convenient 21st Century living: large flat-screen TVs and home entertainment systems, WiFi throughout, and two superbly equipped kitchens.
Two other important Balinese traditions share the limelight at Villa Kinara: community spirit – as evinced in the many social gathering spaces scattered throughout the villa – and hospitality from the heart, provided by charming, well-trained, willing staff dedicated to creating a holiday haven for their guests.
Villa Kinara is the perfect residence for multiple families or groups of friends. Parties exceeding 12 people have the opportunity to take over the neighbouring mirror-image four-bedroom Villa Kinaree, providing a total of ten bedrooms.
- Private 14m swimming pool
- 6 air-conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
- Fully staffed including villa manager, chef, housekeepers and security
- Family-friendly villa
- WiFi broadband internet connection
- 3 home entertainment systems with large flat-screen TVs
- Safety deposit box in all bedrooms
- Billiard table
- Air-conditioned media room featuring satellite TV
- Back-up generator in case of power failure
Guests of Villa Kinara are looked after with flair by a dedicated team of professionals drawn from the local community, under the direction of the villa manager. They are trained to anticipate their guests’ every whim with typical Balinese charm and a ready smile, and are very much part of the villa experience.
- Villa manager
- Our villa manager, Dora, is responsible for the overall operation of Villa Kinara, including staffing and guest satisfaction. Fluent in English, she introduces guests to the villa on arrival and is at the end of a phone for special requests.
- The resident full time chef is skilled at cooking a wide array of international and Indonesian cuisine.
- A team of seven housekeepers take care of cleaning and tidying the villa in shifts from 8am to 8pm. They also prepare breakfast, and can shop for groceries on account.
- Gardener/pool attendant
- A gardener discreetly tends to the pool and garden every day.
- Spa therapists
- Fully-trained spa therapists will visit the villa on request to provide massages and other spa treatments on guest account.
- Night-time security is provided in shifts.
Set behind high walls topped with decorative teakwood panels, Villa Kinara comprises a pair of interconnected double-storey pavilions facing a third pavilion across the swimming pool and garden, linked on both levels by a colonnaded walkway. The huge living and entertaining area occupies the entire ground level of the inter-connected pavilions. From here, an open staircase leads to the media room (which doubles as a guest bedroom) and, up a few more steps, to a huge furnished terrace where sliding doors open onto two more guest bedrooms. A roof-garden walkway links to the facing pavilion which houses the master bedroom suite on the second level and two further guest bedrooms on the garden level.
Villa Kinara’s bedrooms are particularly spacious, with ensuite bathrooms, wide covered terraces, plentiful wardrobe space, and generous indoor and outdoor seating areas. Polished teakwood flooring, designer furniture, fascinating artefacts and thoughtful lighting create delightfully individual interiors, and plush American Pillo beds dressed with 100% cotton bed linen ensure a good night’s sleep. The rooms are individually air-conditioned, but those who prefer to embrace the tropical climate can opt to turn on the ceiling fans and open the shutters instead.
The master bedroom suite is palatial, occupying the entire top floor of the alang-alang pavilion. Running its full length and overlooking the pool and garden is a massive terrace of wide-planked teakwood, with a large (1.10 x 2.3m) cushion-covered daybed and four chairs of burnt orange plaited leather grouped around a coffee table. On one side of the king-size bed is a taupe upholstered sofa and ottoman with mirror panel above; on the other side is an elegant reading chair and another ottoman. Facing the bed and flanked by shuttered windows and doors is a media console with 40-inch TV and home entertainment system. A red lacquered desk and piebald cow-hide chair sit alongside floating teakwood shelves displaying books and objets d’art.
A mirrored door opens onto a large dressing room and a second door leads to the ensuite bathroom: another enormous space, with floors and walls of terrazzo, huge mirrors and a vanity counter with double basins. Beyond is a breezy semi-open area with a Knief bathtub set before potted palms and a large walk-in, wood-lined section with his ‘n’ hers rain showers.
Alang-alang pavilion guest bedrooms
Below the master bedroom suite are two guest bedrooms. Slightly smaller than the others, yet still larger than many a multi-starred hotel room, they are each well furnished with king bed, chaise longue, upholstered seating, writing desk, a wall of wardrobes and sliding doors opening onto a huge shared terrazzo terrace furnished with a generous daybed just steps from the well-tended garden. The ensuite terrazzo bathrooms feature walk-in showers with windows onto foliage.
Main pavilion guest bedrooms
Occupying the second level of the main pavilion are two further guest suites – spacious, light-filled rooms equipped with reading chair and footstool, large desk and chair, sofa, blanket chest, and king size bed (one of which can be separated into twin beds). The ensuite bathrooms are light and airy with single basin, walk-in rain shower and, in one, a bathtub surrounded by duckboard and pebbles. Accessed by a staircase from the living area, these bedrooms open onto a terrazzo terrace with a distinctive ironwood shingle roof according more space to relax upon seats of chocolate and brick-red plaited leather.
Small pavilion bedroom/media room
Three steps down from the terrazzo terrace, with a daybed outside its glazed doors, is the sixth bedroom – a beautiful room with particularly rich teakwood patterned floors that also doubles as a media room. Before a wall of bookshelves is a king bed that can be converted to twin beds. A suedette sofa over three metres long and one metre deep faces a 52-inch flat-screen TV and home entertainment system. Adjacent is an ensuite show
The vast open-sided and open-plan living area that spreads across the garden level of two pavilions forms the social hub of Villa Kinara. This is a spectacular space for relaxing and entertaining; defined by soaring teakwood columns and skillfully divided into separate activity areas, with the swimming pool edging almost into the room. On one side, conversation is sure to flow with the configuration of over-sized sofas arranged around a huge coffee table, set before a bar with stools, drinks fridge and glass jars full of snacks. An equally social focus here is the full-size billiard table which commands centre-stage. Opposite, alongside the garden terrace, comfortable sofas and armchairs are grouped around a 46-inch flat-screen satellite TV and home entertainment system.
The dining area is equally generous, with an enormous slab of teakwood fashioned into a statement dining table seating 12 with room to spare. Behind an island buffet of black granite is the guest kitchen, well equipped with American-style fridge, hob, oven, microwave and an extensive collection of plates and utensils housed in handsome teakwood cupboards. A door from here leads to the ‘back-of-house’ section, with separate staff kitchen according extra privacy to guests whilst the resident chef is preparing.
Villa Kinara offers a wide range of outdoor living areas in keeping with the highly social space planning that marks its interiors. The 14m swimming pool, with water-feature on the boundary wall and wide shallow steps leading towards the living area, is the perfect spot to cool off, while an ironwood deck with stylish sun loungers shaded by a pair of parasols is ideal for alfresco siestas or refreshing sundowners.
Bali is fast becoming a focus for culinary pursuits and epicurean passions. With Villa Kinara’s central location, guests are spoilt for choice. Ku Dé Ta is a mere five minute stroll away; internationally acclaimed restaurants such as Sardine, Sarong and Nutmegs at Hu’u are just as conveniently placed; and eateries serving cuisine from all around the world have earned nearby Jalan Laksmana the moniker ‘Eat Street’. So for many guests, eating out is the preferred option.
Guests who wish to enjoy home cooking in the privacy of Villa Kinara will appreciate the resident full time chef, who will happily prepare a wide range of Balinese, Asian and international dishes.
Food and beverage charges
All provisions can be purchased by the housekeepers and charged to guests at cost plus receipts will be provided either daily or at the end of the stay – as preferred. It is also requested that the staff be given a ‘float’ to cover the grocery shopping.
Wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks are also available on request and will be charged for at the end of your stay.
Children at villa kinara
The family-friendly advantages of a villa holiday are many, including access to your own private facilities and the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too.
Villa Kinara welcomes families. Younger kids can be easily supervised in the pool as it is visible from all areas of the open-plan living room, and will enjoy watching TV in the living area or the second floor media room. Older kids will gravitate to the billiard table, appreciate the size and privacy of the bedrooms, and revel in the chance to wander out safely to the beach, shops and nightlife of Seminyak.
Our friendly staff will make children feel as welcome as adults, and having these willing helpers on hand gives guests plenty of flexibility and freedom to do their own exploring beyond the villa grounds (full-time babysitting incurs a small extra cost). Although equipped kitchens allow you to prepare meals for fussy eaters or babies with ease, staff will happily to do this for you – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or cook and they will take care of the rest.
Neither do you have to worry about packing all that cumbersome extra equipment when you stay at Villa Kinara as we can provide you with all the essentials. We have a cot and high chair, and what we don’t have in-house, we can generally hire in for a small fee (click here to see list of available hire items). Just talk through your requirements with us when you make your reservation and we’ll make sure it’s all there ready and waiting for your arrival.
And when the excitement of exploring the villa starts to wear off, check out our Things to Do page; there’s plenty in Bali to keep kids of all ages amused throughout the holiday.
Feel like a body scrub or massage? Just ask our staff to bring the spa to you! We can recommend deluxe treatments carried out in the privacy of Villa Kinara – by the pool, on the terrace or in the cool of the bedroom – by fully trained therapists from a reputable local spa (extra charges will apply). Here’s a sample of what’s on the menu:
Release built up tension with a traditional Balinese massage. Using a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure and aromatherapy oils to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and energy around your body, you will feel totally relaxed in no time.
Foot reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which correspond to every part of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes tension is relieved and circulation improved leaving you feeling balanced.
A full body scrub will exfoliate and hydrate your skin leaving it soft and smooth. A rejuvenating scrub combines an abrasive material such as salt, coffee, rice bran or pecan hulls with essential oils to remove any impurities and make your skin glow.
Our hands and feet work hard for us every day but rarely get the attention they deserve. Treat them to a manicure or pedicure, which usually comes with the added bonus of a quick hand or foot massage.
Villa Kinara is so centrally placed, many attractions (shops, supermarkets, spas, bars and restaurants) are within easy walking distance. If transport is required, don’t hesitate to ask the villa manager to call one of the island’s safe and reasonably priced metered taxis or, for day or half-day excursions, help organise the hire of a car and driver (additional cost).
Tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac within an exclusive residential enclave behind the Oberoi Hotel, Villa Kinara is well placed for guests to enjoy the many attractions of Bali’s famed Seminyak area. It’s only a five-minute stroll to the beach with its surfers, sun-loungers and string of cafés and bars for sunset cocktails. A little further are the smart boutiques, spas restaurants and nightspots of Jalan Laksmana (also called Jalan Kayu Aya) and Jalan Raya Seminyak.
All villa rates are subject to a 5% service charge and thereafter a 10% government tax.
Exclusive use of the whole villa and the services of its staff team, including villa manager, housekeepers and nighttime security. All villa facilities, including private swimming pool and unlimited WiFi internet.
|Season||Period||Price (per night)||14 nights or more||Minimum stay|
|Low Season||07 Apr 2013 to 15 Jun 2013||US$ 1050 ++||US$ 945 ++||2 nights|
|01 Sep 2013 to 18 Dec 2013|
|High Season||16 Jun 2013 to 31 Aug 2013||US$ 1475 ++||US$ 1328 ++||5 nights|
|Peak Season||19 Dec 2013 to 08 Jan 2014||US$ 1895 ++||US$ 1800 ++||7 nights|
Last minute bookings, checking in before 15-Jun-2013, enjoy a 10% discount.
- All villa facilities, including pool, kitchen, F&B services, etc., will be fully available for all last minute bookings
- No other clients or groups will be booked at Villa Kinara during a last minute booking, meaning that each booking is guaranteed exclusive occupancy of the villa