It’s probably clear by now that we know villas. Especially Balinese villas. So please trust us when we say that Bali’s Villa Vedas is like nothing we have seen before.
Between the jaw-dropping design (the work of Australian Stuart Bevan), the absolute beachfront, the super private location and the sheer decadence of its marble, stone and teak fittings, this place has the X factor you’re looking for when you are planning the kind of memory-making holiday a milestone birthday, family reunion or destination wedding deserves.
Located in Tabanan, a kilometre north of Tanah Lot temple and a short drive from Canggu, Villa Vedas is, in a word, palatial, and not just in terms of size. Let’s start with the fact that you’re surrounded on three sides by rice paddies, against the backdrop of the awesome Batukaru volcano, while to the front there’s nothing but 45 metres of private beach edged by the rolling waves of the Java Sea.
Every inch of these instant-aaah views can be soaked up unobstructed thanks to Hafele rolling glass doors that open completely and masterful engineering that has kept support columns to an absolute minimum.
Climb the floating teak staircase (itself a design masterstroke) to the second floor and you’ll discover that in addition to the two enormous ground-floor pools, there is a skypool inside the villa that’s perfect for late-night swims.
It even has a nano glass floor so swimmers can keep an eye on what’s happening downstairs, or with the flick of a switch make it opaque. Is it clear yet why Villa Vedas won the prestigious Yak Villa of the Year award in 2014?
The five frankly enormous bedrooms can accommodate ten (although extras can be housed in the staff quarters). Each comes with an equally oversized ensuite, built-in wardrobes and, of course, amazing views.
There are two kitchens, one a display, the other a restaurant-quality commercial kitchen featuring top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances, a wine fridge, teppanyaki plate and of course an espresso machine.
You’ll need that after a night playing DJ (connections and speaker system supplied) in the outdoor entertaining area. Start with a sunset cocktail in the bar, move to the gazebo area for an al fresco dinner, then keep the party going all night. Because there are no neighbours, Bali’s usual 11pm or midnight curfew doesn’t apply here; you can make as much noise as you like until 3am with no issue.
And if you book through The Luxe Nomad your stay includes a gourmet daily breakfast, maid and concierge services, so all you have to do is get down to making those memories.
Villa Vedas is priced from US$1,195++ per night for five bedrooms. Ready to book your escape? We sure are.
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