Completed in 2009, located in the Batubelig region of Greater Seminyak, Villa Lega is luxurious without being pretentious; this beachfront villa is styled to be both comfortable and chic.
Hidden behind a wall that shields villa guests from prying eyes without taking away from the sea views, the double-storey Villa LeGa is built around a central 12-metre swimming pool, complete with outdoors shower and various water features, which takes up most of the garden space. It boasts five ensuite bedrooms each possessing massive beds and flat screens; they are furnished in a simple, elegant style with just a dash of glamour added with sparkling accents on cushions and throws.
The touches of glamour can also be found in the white all-weather loungers and daybeds to be found both around the pool and on the upstairs deck overlooking the ocean. Villa Lega presents the type of living space that allows you to put your sandy feet up after a walk on the beach, and feel right at home the moment you step inside, without ever compromising on style and taste.
Villa LeGa has five en suite bedrooms in total, all boasting massive 2mx2m king sized beds with mosquito nets, cable television and DVD player, sound systems, international telephone lines, writing desks and chairs, Balinese artwork and modern, glamorous decor touches.
Furnished using mixed media, the combination of dark wood, light wicker, crisp white linen and sparkling accents in the form of cushions and throws in different colours - red, black, bronze, gold and pink-tinged green - in each, the bedrooms are spacious and simple chic in style.
Two large, identical bedrooms downstairs lead onto the wooden deck surrounding the swimming pool. Both have a dressing room and open-air en suite bathroom with double basin, rain shower and bath. A third, smaller, en suite bedroom can be found upstairs immediately to the left of the stairs. Furnished in identical style, but in golden accents, to the rest of the bedrooms, this room is no less charming for its smaller size - indeed, it is the perfect bedroom for a child, right next door to one of the two master bedrooms upstairs.
Which leads us to the two master bedrooms. The first, right next door to the third smaller bedroom and straight ahead at the top of the stairs, is situated above the downstairs living area, overlooking the pool below and the sea beyond. This room boasts a massive dressing room, as well as a large open-air bathroom including basin, bath and rain shower - a rain shower with a secret sweeping sea and Seminyak view! The room, which features pinkish green/bronze accents, also has a small sitting area complete with two comfortable chairs in front of the TV. Double glass doors slide open and lead you onto a private wooden deck overlooking the pool and ocean.
Turn right when you reach the top of the stairs, and the wraparound wooden deck will lead you to the second master bedroom. And this is the bedroom to draw straws for. With two sets of double glass sliding doors - one leading onto the deck looking over the pool and the other onto the front deck and lounge area overlooking the ocean - this room is guaranteed to make the most of those cooling sea breezes. A smaller dressing room leaves extra space for this large bedroom, while the outdoors bathroom boasts both rain shower and bath. The winning feature of this room is, undoubtedly, the front deck. Step out of the front set of sliding doors into paradise - complete with bar area, sundowner lounge area and views over the ocean to the other side of the world.
Each open-air en suite bathroom in Villa LeGa comes complete with its own separate dressing area boasting large amounts of cupboard space. The two downstairs bathrooms both feature double basins, rain showers and baths.
Upstairs, the bathroom off the smaller bedroom boasts a single basin and rain shower. The master bedroom next to this undoubtedly has the most noteworthy bathroom. Watch the waves crashing onto the Seminyak shore while you indulge in a rain shower or sink into the luxury of the raised bath while listening to the soothing sounds of the sea. Even the large dressing area off this bathroom can boast a sea view! Finally, the bathroom off the second master bedroom may not have the sea view of its partner, but it too comes complete with rain shower, bath and single basin.
All bathrooms use the same mixed media approach to decor, with modern glass, tap fittings and tiling complimented by teak additions and traditional Balinese art accents.
Living Area & Swimming Pool
The breezy open air, and open plan living, dining and kitchen area downstairs, which allows the outdoors in courtesy of sets of sliding glass doors on two sides, opens onto the wooden deck surrounding the pool.
Furnished using the same mixed media approach as the rest of the house, exquisitely carved teak forms the base of the coffee and dining tables, which are then topped by glass. Dark wood mixes with lighter wood, which, in turn, mixes with the even lighter wicker furniture that makes up the seating area. A large couch set looks out onto the pool, with cream cushions allowing for the type of comfortable seating every living area should have.
Another carved teak and glass table forms a unique lighting feature in one corner, with bulbs placed inside the wooden base beneath the glass. Other Balinese carving, lighting and art accents add to the overall ambience, while a water feature to the left of the sitting area gurgles away, adding to the soothing sounds of the ocean.
The 12-metre swimming pool out front, with its wooden deck, eight all-weather white loungers and double daybed furnished in bright red cushions, dominates the rest of the space at Villa LeGa - which is as it should be for any holiday home. An outdoor shower right next to the pool ensures sandy feet don`t mar the gleaming blue, while yet another water feature adds to the overall soothing effect water has.
To the right of the seating area lies the aforementioned carved teak and glass dining table, with high backed chairs, able to seat up to eight adults. The Villa LeGa staff are more than happy, however, to move the table onto the wooden deck surrounding the pool just in front for an evening of dining under the stars.
The kitchen at Villa LeGa makes use of the convivial `open-plan` approach so often adopted in easy living these days. Set behind the seating and dining areas, a marble-topped island set with a gas hob allows the permanent Villa LeGa in-house chef to showcase his talents to guests. Alternatively, it allows guests who love to cook to indulge their culinary dreams while still remaining a part of the holiday-making going on out front.
The kitchen comes complete with microwave, oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer with icemaker, and all crockery, cutlery, glassware and utensils needed for every meal.
Situated as it is right on the beach, Villa LeGa makes the very most of the type of island paradise living Bali-as-a-tourist-heaven has been built on. With sun, sea and surf quite literally on your doorstep, this villa is a sun and surf-seekers paradise.
That said, your average holidaymaker cannot live on surf and sun alone... Fortunately, as hard as it is to believe with the sounds of the waves crashing and not much else to disturb your peace at Villa LeGa, you`re just a five-minute drive from the vibrant hustle and bustle of Seminyak. World-class shopping, wonderful restaurants and fun nightlife are just a short car ride away, including a wide choice of internationally acclaimed restaurants such as the famous Ku de Ta, La Lucciola, Metis, Hu`u Bar, and Sarong.
Villa LeGa is also just half an hour`s drive from the airport; about 15 minutes from the Canggu Club, complete with wonderful sporting and leisure facilities; 30 minutes from Tanah Lot Temple - for those with a yen to explore Bali`s religious side; and about 80 minutes from the rice terraces, culture and art world of Ubud.
All this can be explored with the comforting feeling in the back of your mind that, in no time at all, you can escape back to the peace offered by the sounds of the sea soothing you to sleep.
Villa LeGa, with its full complement of staff, simple yet complete luxury, sun-drenched pool and sea views to die for, offers the kind of easy beach holiday you read about in books.
Combining the best of traditional Balinese cultural and art accents with modern glamour, personalized service with privacy, the luxurious life with simple seaside living, Villa LeGa is undoubtedly a sun- and sea breeze-drenched home away from home.