Welcome to Villa Shambala Seminyak
Villa Shambala is a hidden oasis – sophisticated, secluded and exclusive, yet located in the heart of bustling and fashionable Seminyak.
With five elegant ensuite bedrooms – three of them in a privately situated guesthouse – a 19-metre swimming pool, a yoga garden and a spa room, Villa Shambala blends the charm of traditional Indonesian architecture with the luxury and comfort of modern conveniences and interiors. Thoughtful use of space makes this charismatic villa the perfect choice for large groups or families sharing, and a team of friendly staff is dedicated to meeting your every need.
About Villa Shambala
For a central-Seminyak property, Villa Shambala is exceptionally spacious, amazingly peaceful and totally charming. Set within a private walled garden, Shambala effortlessly fuses old and new, borrowing its eclectic style from the intricately carved traditional wooden joglo houses of Java, and blending it with today’s requisite comforts.
This single-storey villa comprises a main pavilion and a three-bedroomed guesthouse, set at opposite ends of a luxurious 19-metre swimming pool. The open-plan design of the main building allows natural light to flood into the space and accentuates the honey-coloured detail of the recycled teakwood that is the signature feature of Shambala. An ornate chandelier hangs from the soaring rafters of the century-old roof in the comfortable and stylishly furnished living room, which is adjoined by an elegant dining area where a table for ten makes the perfect setting for a dinner party. To the rear of the dining space is a chic, custom-designed kitchen incorporating an island workstation and breakfast bar.
Villa Shambala’s master suite features an exquisitely carved joglo canopy above the bed and a huge ensuite garden bathroom. The master and second bedroom sit beyond the living areas, to the rear of the villa, and both overlook a peaceful water feature complete with large stone Buddha and tranquil lily pond. The three guesthouse bedrooms, all ensuite, are arranged around a second TV room, brightly decorated and perfect for children. Villa Shambala features a fully equipped media room complete with large screen projector, surround sound system, DVD and satellite TV with an extensive library of DVDs, CDs and books for guests’ enjoyment. WiFi is also available throughout the villa.
Leading away from the main building, past circular outdoor lounge seating under a shady ‘sail’ canopy, is a double spa room where guests can enjoy massage and Ayurvedic treatments administered by skilled therapists.
Guests at Villa Shambala are served by a wonderful team of staff including a house manager, private chef, housekeepers, butler, gardeners and security guards, all dedicated to ensuring that you have the perfect holiday.
The regal master suite features an exquisite hand-carved teak canopy above its queen bed. Flowing white net encloses both the bed and ottoman at its foot creating the effect of a ‘room within a room’. Warmly decorated in natural materials, this luxurious bedroom’s wooden furnishings are complimented by exotic artefacts from around the world and accentuated with rich tones of purple and cream, inviting lazy mornings and romantic nights. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors can be opened onto the lily pond and tranquil water feature for relaxing, breezy afternoons. The master suite’s spacious bathroom features a semi-sunken stone tub and a rain shower.
Villa Shambala’s four air-conditioned guest bedrooms are all luxuriously appointed with queen-size beds, courtyard bathrooms, plush interiors and natural finishings of wood, stone and glass. The first guest bedroom is situated in the main pavilion, across the lily pond from the master suite. This lovely room is furnished with a four-poster bed and plush cushions and linens. The large outdoor ensuite features a double slate-coloured stone bathtub, twin washbasins with ‘Hollywood lighting’ lining the mirror and a tropical rain shower. The three comfortable guest pavilion bedrooms all face onto a central TV room and are ideal for children or extended family groups as the beds can also be configured as twins.
The imposing antique Javanese joglo that forms the heart of Villa Shambala’s comfortable living room evokes an authentic sense of place. Below the soaring roof is a huge U-shaped couch set around a coffee table, while an ornate crystal chandelier adds an elegant decorative element and a small army of wooden statues stand in attendance. Glass folding doors open widely to admit a cooling breeze and the peaceful sound of trickling water emanates throughout the pavilion. The dining room adjoining the living area is furnished with a solid wood table and ten chairs crafted in woven bamboo. To the rear of the dining area is a large, modern, well-equipped kitchen, designed to be as pleasing to holiday cooks as it is to guests who would prefer to take a back seat at the breakfast bar and watch the villa’s private chef do the work.
The air-conditioned TV lounge is fitted with sofas facing a wall unit filled with books, games and a massive digitally projected screen and DVD player with surround-sound. The guest pavilion features a second media room with a 42-inch TV and DVD player.
Flanking the 19-metre swimming pool is a wide, manicured lawn lined with tropical palms and fragrant frangipanis, and furnished with sun loungers and a shady balé for the ultimate in relaxation. Opposite the pool is Villa Shambala’s air-conditioned spa therapy room with two massage beds for in-house treatments, which can be easily arranged by the villa manager. On a shade-dappled deck to one side of the living pavilion is a large circular seating area – perfect for evening cocktails or a relaxing afternoon read. On the other side is a beautifully designed open-sided dining area complete with massive twenty-seat table and barbecue.
Villa Shambala’s personal chef and kitchen staff are at your service to prepare daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The villa offers an extensive suggestion menu of delicious home-style meals featuring Asian and international dishes to cater to all tastes, with an excellent selection of vegetarian and children’s options. The chef is also more than happy to tailor meals to accommodate any special dietary requirements and is always happy and willing to work with new recipes and ingredients to suit different palates.
Groceries and beverages are charged at cost plus a 20% service fee for shopping and transport. Guests will be requested to provide grocery money in advance, and the staff will do the shopping and keep the receipts for reference. To make the most of the kitchen and give staff time to shop, it is a good idea to plan meals the evening before.
Children at Villa Shambala
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 Shambala is ideally set up for families with children of all ages. Teenagers will be delighted to have the excitement of Seminyak on their doorstep; youngsters will love being close to the beach, and all will appreciate the independence of the guest bedroom pavilion and its cosy TV room. The garden offers plenty of open space and the pool is big enough for everyone to enjoy.
The team of friendly staff at Villa Shambala 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 the villa’s kitchen is well-equipped to prepare meals for fussy eaters or babies, 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, customising meals to suit children’s taste buds where necessary.
Don’t worry about packing all that cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay. Just let us know what you need, and anything we don’t have in-house (villa facilities include a baby cot, highchair, books, games and toys) we can hire on your behalf (click here to see list of available hire items).
And when the excitement of exploring the villa starts to wear off, check out our Things to do page; there’s plenty in the area 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 Villa Shambala’s dedicated spa room 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.
One of the greatest advantages of staying in a villa is the personalised service provided by dedicated staff. Villa Shambala’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly Balinese hospitality.
- Villa manager
- Villa Shambala’s friendly manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. His job is to oversee and coordinate the staff and property and to assist guests during their stay. The villa manager is on-call 24 hours a day.
- The villa chef and service staff are available to prepare daily breakfast, lunch and dinner and can cater for a large range of both Western and Indonesian dishes, or to specific guest requests and special diets.
- A team of friendly housekeepers attend to all of the daily cleaning and domestic duties at the villa, as well as waiting on tables and assisting the kitchen at mealtimes.
- Gardener/pool attendants
- Outdoor staff work discreetly to maintain the high standards of the garden and pool areas without disturbing guests.
- Spa therapists
- Professional spa therapists will visit the villa on request to provide a range of spa treatments in the villa’s dedicated spa room.
- Villa Shambala is kept safe and secure by a team of security staff working rotating shifts.
As well as having access to their own exclusive leisure facilities at the villa, guests also benefit from complimentary guest membership at Bali’s premier private members club, The Canggu Club, for the duration of their stay.
The Canggu Club, which opened in 2006 and luxuriates across 4,000 square metres of land set amongst the picturesque rice fields of Canggu, is just ten minutes north of Seminyak. The family-oriented club offers world class sporting facilities, fun activities for the kids, and a choice of venues for dining and relaxing.
A Colonial style clubhouse forms the club’s centrepiece. The library offers a quiet, cool haven for reading or working (free WiFi internet access is widely available at the club), while meals, coffee, drinks and sunset cocktails can be enjoyed at a choice of alfresco and air conditioned dining venues. Kids of all ages are specifically catered for at two kids clubs (The Rainbow Room for 2-6 year olds and D’Joglo for 7 years plus) and also at the kids splash pool set amongst the club’s lush tropical gardens.
The club arguably has the best sporting facilities in Bali, with a large, well-equipped gym and separate exercise room, a 25-metre swimming pool, a floodlit professionally turfed sports field, and a tennis centre with four tennis courts (two of which are indoor), two air-conditioned squash courts and two table tennis tables.
To enjoy complimentary guest membership of the Canggu Club throughout your stay at Villa Shambala, just present the club identity card, which is available from your villa manager.
Villa Shambala enjoys one of the most sought-after locations in Bali, offering guests a complete hidden paradise in Seminyak’s ‘Golden Triangle’. Guests are just minutes from Seminyak’s main street, Jalan Kayu Aya (also called Jalan Laksmana, Oberoi or ‘Eat Street’), where an impressive array of dining and entertainment options abound. Trendy boutiques, supermarkets and ATMs are all within a short walk of the villa, as are some of the island’s best known entertainment and dining venues, such as Ku De Ta, W Hotel, La Lucciola, Potatohead beach club and other glamorous Seminyak staples. Villa Shambala is also just 500 metres from the beach, where guests can enjoy a variety of water sports, long seaside walks and beautiful Bali sunsets.
- Petitenget Beach
- Ku De Ta
- Seminyak shopping
- Denpasar Airport
- Tanah Lot Temple, Nirwana Bali golf course
All villa rates are subject to a 5% service charge and thereafter a 10% government tax.
Please click here to view Villa Shambala Seminyak availability calendar.
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. Car and driver available (small additional cost)
|Season||Period||Price (per night)||14 nights or more||Minimum stay|
|Low Season||26 Apr 2014 to 15 Jun 2014||US$ 1050 ++||US$ 893 ++||2 nights|
|01 Sep 2014 to 18 Dec 2014|
|High Season||16 Jun 2014 to 31 Aug 2014||US$ 1400 ++||US$ 1260 ++||5 nights|
|Peak Season||19 Dec 2014 to 08 Jan 2015||US$ 1770 ++||US$ 1682 ++||7 nights|
Last minute bookings, checking in before 23-May-2014, 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 Shambala Seminyak during a last minute booking, meaning that each booking is guaranteed exclusive occupancy of the villa