The Orchard House (4 bedrooms) Seminyak

Welcome to The Orchard House

Hidden down a small laneway in the heart of bustling Seminyak lies one of Bali’s best kept secrets, The Orchard House. This charming four-bedroom villa, with an additional bedroom that sleeps four children, has a large mature garden and beckons guests with open arms.

Designed by Bali’s leading stylists, Charles and Luli Orchard, this family holiday home is an eclectic mix of Asian and Western flavours, resulting in a sublime tropical oasis in the midst of the urban jungle. Breathtakingly quiet, yet only a short stroll from some of the islands finest restaurants, spas, boutiques and bars, The Orchard House is the perfect choice for those seeking a secluded hideaway but one that’s within easy reach of Bali’s best shopping and nightlife.

About The Orchard House

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Located in downtown Seminyak, The Orchard House is an elegant four-bedroom character home set amongst stunning tropical gardens. Unique in appearance and style, this delightful residence can best be described as “British India meets Out of Africa”, lovingly created by the villa’s owners, Luli and Charles Orchard, renowned in Bali for high-end furniture design.

Having been the family home for the past 12 years, the villa overflows with exotic furnishings and artefacts. Hundreds of paintings, sketches, photographs and prints by famous artists adorn the walls, while antique rugs, ceramic vases and vintage fabrics inject a unique sense of style.

Sympathetic to its surrounds, traditional Balinese materials have been used in harmony with the environment and tropical climate. High vaulted ceilings topped with ironwood shingle and alang-alang thatched roofs, and hard wood floors keep the villa cool, while French-style windows beautifully capture the natural light.

The expansive garden with its mature trees, large lawn, 13-metre swimming pool (with optional pool fence) and poolside balé adds to the villa’s beauty to create a sense of space in an urban neighbourhood bustling with activity. Just 100 metres from the villa’s door guests find themselves on Jalan Seminyak, home to some of the island’s best restaurants, spas, boutiques, bars and galleries.

However for those who’d rather stay in and enjoy the quiet, The Orchard House offers a multitude of living spaces and comes with a team of dedicated staff, including a highly-skilled in-house chef. The villa is particularly child friendly too, with an additional bedroom that sleeps four children and an abundance of facilities to keep even the most energetic youngsters entertained.

 

Bedrooms

Children’s room

The children’s bedroom is divided by a wooden doorway into two separate air-conditioned spaces. The first area is fitted out with a white bunk bed, bright pink furnishings, shelves, cupboards and play space, while an annex features two single beds with white and turquoise furnishings (suitable for children and teenagers only).

Garden bungalow

Across the garden from the two guest rooms stands the air-conditioned garden bungalow – discreetly located for those craving  extra privacy. Featuring a high vaulted ceiling and alang-alang thatched roof, terracotta-tiled patio with reading chairs, a king-size four-poster bed with mosquito netting, sofa adorned with green and white striped cushions and an antique writing desk, this little house oozes character.  Traditional Balinese doors lead to an ensuite with a terrazzo tub and handheld shower and twin basins set in a teak vanity. The bathroom also opens onto the garden – the perfect place for taking a relaxing bath.

Guest rooms

Accessed via the media room or garden veranda, the connecting downstairs guest rooms, which are cooled by both air conditioning and ceiling fans, feature green and white hand-painted cement tiles from one of Bali’s most famous artistic villages, Sidemen.

The larger room is furnished with a four-poster king-size bed draped in mosquito netting, a floral patterned sofa, watercolours and a scattering of antiques. Curtained doors lead to the twin guest room which has its own garden access through bi-fold doors.

Both rooms share a rustic ensuite bathroom featuring a terrazzo bathtub and handheld shower, small settee, twin basins set in a beige marble vanity and a large whitewashed teak cupboard for storing clothes. As well as opening onto the garden, the bathroom has a clear glass ceiling above the tub to give the effect of bathing under the stars.

These two guest rooms are ideally set up for a family with young children.

Master bedroom

The spacious air-conditioned master bedroom with its white wooden ceiling, hardwood floors, ensuite bathroom, king-size bed and library sitting area is the perfect place for those who wish to unwind and relax while taking in the garden views. The room is also equipped with a ceiling fan and small satellite TV and DVD player.

The air-conditioned ensuite bathroom consists of two areas: a dressing room with wooden floors and antique carpets underfoot, plentiful cupboard space and two white basins set in a grey marble vanity; and a light and airy Palimanan bathing area with rain shower and tub looking out across the vivid green foliage.

This room is ideal for parents who like to have their children close at hand as the children’s room is accessed directly off the master suite’s dressing area.

Living Areas

Guests at The Orchard House are spoilt for choice when it comes to indoor living spaces. The villa has been decorated by the owners, with each piece of furniture designed to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere with old world charm. The artwork and antiques have been collected from worldwide travels including Morocco, Turkey, Africa, South-east Asia and India. Most of the paintings are by famous Balinese artists with the odd Picasso or John Lennon print and Burmese masterpiece scattered in between.

Indoor living

Guests are greeted at The Orchard House in the open-plan living and dining room, where they can recline on soft, comfortable sofas with a welcome drink while admiring the detail that has gone into making this home so special. The dining area, with its circular table for six, curves out towards the garden with bi-fold doors and windows opening onto the tropical surrounds. A writing desk with desktop computer and printer/scanner sits under a bay window.

A step down from the living and dining room is the fan-cooled Big Room, with vaulted ceilings under a thatched roof. Rich oriental carpets add colour to the dark hardwood floors and pastel walls, while vases of silk English roses add to the country cottage feel. Floor-to-ceiling bookcases line one wall, while paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and artefacts line the other. Plump sofas with soft cushions surround a huge coffee table laden with books (some published by the owner), and an antique cabinet hides a satellite TV with DVD player and Bose iPod dock for entertainment. A round dining table for four is just the spot for high tea. French doors open out onto the gardens and a patio furnished with an eight-seater dining shaded by umbrellas.

Adjoining the living and dining room is the villa’s fully equipped galley-style kitchen fitted out with black granite worktops, teak cupboards, an impressive china cabinet, a great selection of cookbooks and all the latest appliances. Guests can sip their tea in the breakfast nook decked out with pink and white check cushions.

The air-conditioned media room can be accessed from the entrance hall, kitchen and garden. A pastel blue chaise sofa compliments the hand-painted white cement tiles, turquoise cupboards with stained-glass windows and pink-striped curtains. Here guests can enjoy a movie on the large flat-screen satellite TV with DVD player. Equipped with Karaoke machine and numerous toys – even a dining table with vinyl tablecloth for messy eaters – this room doubles admirably as a children’s playroom.

On the top floor of the main house is the air-conditioned library. Furnished with two leather armchairs, a wooden desk and a large daybed, this room offers the best views in the house. A small balcony furnished with a wicker chair is strategically placed to catch the sun’s rays.

Outdoor living

One of the highlights of The Orchard House is its stunning garden with swaying coconut palms, towering trees and exotic blooms. A rare luxury for a Seminyak villa, this beautiful home boasts large lawns big enough for a game of soccer, badminton or croquet.

While the children are kept well entertained playing in the tree house, on the swings and in the 13-metre swimming pool which has a special shallow section, adults can lie back on the sun loungers and daybed or take refuge in the poolside balé.

Near the pool is a shaded outdoor dining area (seats ten) which makes an idyllic setting for a barbecue on a balmy night. By the main entrance lies a lily pond with an elephant water feature that creates a soothing background ambiance.

 

Dinning

The villa’s private chef, Putu, is 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. However Chef Putu is more than happy to whip up a favourite dish or encourage you to choose a recipe from one of the villa’s cookbooks. He is well trained in European cooking and a stay isn’t complete without trying his cheese soufflé, steak with white bean sauce and lemon brulée tart.

Meals can be tailored to accommodate special dietary requirements and to make the most of the kitchen, and give staff time to shop, it is recommended that you plan meals with the chef or villa manager the evening before.

Groceries and beverages are charged at cost price. Guests will be requested to provide grocery money in advance and the staff will do the shopping for you and keep the receipts for your reference.

 

Staff

One of the greatest advantages of staying in a villa is the personalised service provided by dedicated staff. The warm and friendly Balinese staff who have worked at The Orchard House for many years will do their utmost to make you feel at home.

Please don’t hesitate to talk to your villa manager to discuss any specific requirements.

Chef
The villa’s skilled private chef, Putu, will happily prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s suggestion menus. His specialities include English and French cuisine.
Gardener
A gardener/pool attendant ensures the pool and villa gardens are maintained on a daily basis.
Housekeepers. Four housekeepers attend to daily housekeeping and domestic duties including serving meals.
Security
A guard provides night-time security from 7pm to 7am.
Villa manager
The villa manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villa. The manager’s job is to oversee and coordinate the staff and property and to assist guests during their stay.

Families at Orchard House

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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.

There is no doubting that children are going to enjoy The Orchard House as much as their parents:  with a large garden to run around in, a 13-metre swimming pool, table tennis table, tree house and an abundance of toys, facilities here are outstanding.

The team of friendly staff at The Orchard House make children feel as welcome as adults too, 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 equipped kitchen allows meals for fussy eaters or babies to be prepared with ease, staff will happily to do this for you – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef and they will take care of the rest.  The chef can customise all meals to suit children’s taste buds.  Pancakes by the pool for breakfast?  Fish fingers after a game of football?  No problem.

Neither do you need to worry about packing all that cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay.  There is a good stock of children’s items already at the villa, but should you need anything else, equipment can be hired on your behalf.

 

Spa

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 your villa by fully trained therapists from a reputable local spa (extra charges will apply). Here’s a sample of what’s on the menu:

Body scrub

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.

Foot reflexology

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.

Manicure/pedicure

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.

Massage

Spoil yourself and release built up tension with a traditional Balinese massage by the pool or in the privacy of your room. 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.

Rate

This villa comes with every conceivable luxury – and then some.
Enjoy the exclusive use of the whole villa, its private swimming pool and unlimited WiFi and the flawless service of its team of staff, including the villa manager, personal chef, villa attendants, housekeepers and security.

2016

Period US$ / night US$ / 10 nights or more Min nights
25 Jun to 21 Aug 1,280.00++ 1,152.00++ 5
22 Aug to 31 Aug 1,050.00++ 893.00++ 2
01 Sep to 15 Dec 825.00++ 701.00++ 2
16 Dec to 25 Dec 1,280.00++ 1,152.00++ 5
26 Dec to 02 Jan 2017 1,495.00++ 1,420.00++ 7
++Villa rates are subject to 15.5% service charge, taxes, etc

2017

Period US$ / night US$ / 10 nights or more Min nights
03 Jan to 07 Jan 1,280.00++ 1,152.00++ 5
08 Jan to 26 Jan 825.00++ 701.00++ 2
27 Jan to 04 Feb 1,280.00++ 1,152.00++ 5
05 Feb to 31 Mar 825.00++ 701.00++ 2
01 Apr to 12 Apr 1,050.00++ 893.00++ 2
13 Apr to 17 Apr 1,280.00++ 1,152.00++ 5
18 Apr to 27 Apr 825.00++ 701.00++ 2
28 Apr to 01 May 1,280.00++ 1,152.00++ 5
02 May to 15 Jun 825.00++ 701.00++ 2
16 Jun to 23 Jun 1,050.00++ 893.00++ 2
24 Jun to 20 Aug 1,280.00++ 1,152.00++ 5
21 Aug to 31 Aug 1,050.00++ 893.00++ 2
01 Sep to 14 Dec 825.00++ 701.00++ 2
15 Dec to 25 Dec 1,280.00++ 1,152.00++ 5
26 Dec to 02 Jan 2018 1,495.00++ 1,420.00++ 7
++Villa rates are subject to 15.5% service charge, taxes, etc

 

Quick facts

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Location
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
Neighbourhood
Seminyak Beach 2km; Canggu 5km; Kuta 5km.
Capacity
8 adults, 4 children (3 king, 1 twin, bunk bed and 2 singles).
Living Areas
Open living/dining room; sitting room; media room; outdoor dining; upstairs library; large garden.
Pool
13m (pool fence available).
Staff
Villa manager; 4 housekeepers; chef; gardener/pool attendant; night-time security guard. Masseuse and babysitter on request.
Dining
Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s menu. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
Communication
WiFi and ADSL internet access; landline for local calls and IDD; mobile phone coverage; desktop computer and printer/scanner.
Entertainment
Satellite TV and DVD players; CD player; Bose iPod dock, Xbox, Wii, table tennis table.
For families
3 high chairs; 2 baby cots; baby car seat; bottle steriliser; pool fence.
Additional facilities
Safes; barbecue; backup generator.
Property Area
2000sqm.

Location

orchard-house-pool-and-villa-at-duskThe Orchard House is tucked down a small laneway off Bali’s bustling tourist strip, Jalan Seminyak. This lengthy street is lined with restaurants, bars, boutiques, galleries and spas making The Orchard House a food lover and shopper’s dream location. The villa is also just around the corner from Jalan Laksmana, or ‘Eat St’, where you will find every type of cuisine possible – Italian, Japanese, Moroccan, Indian and traditional Indonesian warungs. What makes The Orchard House so unique is that while it is in the middle of Bali’s most sought-after neighbourhood, it is also remarkably quiet and peaceful.Wide, black and sandy Seminyak beach is just two kilometres from the villa and stretches north and south as far as the eye can see. It is a great beach for running, walking, building sandcastles and, of course, lazing in the sun. Sun beds with umbrellas can be hired from local vendors, but if you want a more luxurious experience head to the string of top-end funky bars such as Ku Dé Ta and Potato Head that offer five-star beachside service. At sunset, Seminyak Beach is alive with locals and holiday-makers savouring the magical moments as the sun goes down. There are plenty of surf breaks, but swimming is permitted only between the flags due to strong currents.

 

Distances

Seminyak Beach
1.50 km
Petitenget
2 km
KuDeTa Beach Club
2 km
Canggu Club
4 km
Kuta
8 km
Denpasar International Airport
10 km
Pan Pacific Golf Club
22 km
Tanah Lot
22.50 km
Mt Batakaru
37 km

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Floorplan
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