Decided to stay in Seminyak?
Now you want to know about the best villas in Seminyak with private pool, right?
Seminyak: One of the best areas to stay in Bali
For those not in the know, Seminyak – once a small village – is now Bali’s trendiest and most fashionable district.
The club scene buzzes. The strangely-named Potato Head Beach Club is one of the most happening.
The restaurants rival those anywhere in the world (we chowed down on some of the best Italian pizzas outside of Italy).
And the shops?
You can give your credit card an energetic workout in boutiques selling everything from designer shawls, unique jewelry, surfing duds and luscious Parisian silk blouses to art that cries out “Buy me!“
Villas in Seminyak with private pool
You could stay in one of the luxury hotels in Seminyak.
But many visitors prefer to opt for villas for rent in Seminyak, complete with maid service, swimming pool and a kitchen.
The price is often less than a boutique or luxury hotel.
And you get more privacy and space to spread out.
Now, if you’re regular readers of our blog, you know we’re not immune to the delights of being pampered at luxury hotels.
Sometimes, though, it’s nice to have access to a kitchen – and to kind-of feel like you’re living at home while you’re away traveling.
Enter the skilfully run Kunja Villas & Spa and The One Boutique Villas. These two villa properties offer the best of both worlds.
They tick off our requirements for luxury Bali villas in Seminyak, with the added benefit of hotel-like services.
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Contemporary in design, Kunja Villa (or Kunja Villas & Spa) has 14 one-bedroom and four three-bedroom villas.
In our one-bedroom holiday home, the air-conditioned, all-white marble bedroom opened onto a breezy open-air living area (visited sometimes by tiny geckos).
Decorated with a single white orchid, the minimalist bathroom was beachy in feel, with white pebbles scattered around stone slabs on the floor.
The small swimming pool had a shallow side beside the deck for sunning while lying in the water.
We’re not the only ones who loved our stay at the Kunja Villas.
Of all hotels in Seminyak, it consistently rates #1 (or close to it) on TripAdvisor.
The One Boutique Villas
Kunja was great, but we personally preferred The One Villas (also known as The One Boutique Villas).
This property has six villas.
The One Boutique Villas are more Balinese and traditional in style.
These one-bedroom villas to rent in Seminyak have thatched roofs, separate sleeping and living pavilions, and lush gardens surrounding the pools (we always heard birds chirping).
Our villa felt more tropical than our Kunja villa, and somehow more intimate and homey.
The bedroom had polished wood floors and black-and-white, 1930s photos of Balinese girls adorning the walls.
There were no walls on two sides of the bathroom – which looked out over fern gardens and shady palms.
The One Boutique Villa also rates tops on TripAdvisor for where to stay in Seminyak (usually #2).
For honeymooners, couples and families who want a quiet, serene and private retreat in the heart of lively Seminyak, these properties are two of the best Seminyak villas with private pools.
They’re also two of the best non-hotel villas in Bali too!
Seminyak villas map
Kunja Villas is highlighted below in this map, but you can also see The One Boutique Villas to the left of it.
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Photo credits: 1, 5 to 12, 14, 15 © Janice and George Mucalov, SandInMySuitcase | 3, 13 The One Boutique Villas)
We were hosted as media guests at these villas in Bali for review purposes. But the opinions expressed here are ours, and we’re always free to write what we think.