Ministry of Villas’ team were invited to stay at Villa Sam in Seminyak and jumped at the opportunity to test drive this new villa.
Villa Sam is located off Jalan Petitenget, minutes from an array of new restaurants and boutique shops at the northern end of “Greater Seminyak”. Because the property is set a couple of hundred metres down a gang (i.e. lane) branching off the main road we were not acoustically interrupted by the sound of passing traffic. This is quite a feat given we were visiting during high season and Seminyak was ablaze with activity.
Upon arrival we were welcomed with drinks and ushered into a large living area with a large entertainment system and enormous couch – literally the size of two single beds in L-shape. Sara and I looked at each other and nodded: movie night tonight!
In short the indoor living area is the perfect place to unwind at the end of a busy day exploring Seminyak. There is a full kitchen, large dining table and pair of air conditioners to control the environment should you wish to close the doors at night. Naturally this living area opens onto a pool complete with comfortable poolside furniture.
The bedrooms at Villa Sam are beautifully appointed. Contemporary art with traditional origins adorn the walls of each bedroom, even the bathrooms. Each bedroom is equipped with a flat screen TV and mosquito net – if anyone can tell me how to use both at once please leave a comment below – I’m open to suggestions.
I summarise by declaring Villa Sam to be both utilitarian and funky at the same time. Utilitarian because it’s not a large block of land, yet the villa has every “must have” a family or group of friends needs in parsimonious portions: lovely bedrooms, bathrooms, fun pool, massive couch, big dining table and sizable kitchen. And funky because the owner has invested in lovely art, elegant sculptures and furnished every room with different furniture.