Super sleek and sexy, but fabulously comfortable, Villa Florimar would not be out of place in one of the world’s fashion capitals, yet this impressive five-bedroom villa is located in the beautiful and very traditional Balinese village of Seseh, just a stone’s throw from the beach.
Thanks to their rich and long-time experience in the fashion industry, the Dutch owners lent their unique touch and their sense of style and sophistication to the delightful ambiance of villa Florimar, from the fabulous black and white interiors to the incredible array of Asian antiquities.
There are seemingly endless opportunities for relaxation at Villa Florimar: recline under a parasol on a daybed fit for royalty; sip sunset cocktails on the party-size sofas by the pool; chill out in the comfortable garden balé with friends, or simply take a moment to rest and rejuvenate in peace on your private bedroom balcony.
With its enormous kitchen and dining space and its open-sided living areas looking out across the magnificent tropical gardens and swimming pool, Villa Florimar is an ideal venue for social events, whether it be a wedding, milestone celebration or informal and relaxed get-together with friends or family. And the impeccably trained staff, including an experienced villa manager and restaurant-trained private chef, will ensure that every moment of your stay is absolutely faultless.
Only a few metres from the villa lies Seseh’s glistening volcanic-sand beach, where surf beckons and rock pools fascinate. Watch the local fisherman haul in their daily catch, and the village children play football at dusk. Or wander to the local temple where enchanting ceremonies are performed daily against the ocean backdrop. For adventure further afield, hire Florimar's car and driver; within twenty minutes you could be dining at one of Seminyak’s world class restaurants.
Surrounded by a lush tropical garden bordering an expanse of manicured lawn, Villa Florimar boasts three pavilions symmetrically arranged around an emerald green swimming pool that forms the centerpiece of this villa.
The grey-black river stone featured throughout the villa – lining the swimming pool and forming a backdrop to the two feature walls that cascade with water – enliven the senses and create a synergy with the natural environment, harmonizing with the dark, glistening volcanic sands of Seseh Beach. The two master bedrooms boast spectacular views over the ocean as it stretches endlessly towards the horizon, whilst the suites and corner room are surrounded by the verdant garden, fragrant with frangipani.
Guests can relax on the couches in the entertainment area and watch TV or curl up with a book. If culinary delights are for you then take a seat at the dining table, with magnificent views over the pool and garden, and observe the master chef in action.
All five bedrooms at Villa Florimar feature the villa’s signature sleek black décor, are furnished with king-size beds, and equipped with ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning.
Upstairs in Florimar's main pavilion are two identical master bedrooms – one facing east and the other west – appropriately named the Sunrise and Sunset suites. Sunrise looks out over a Hindu temple on the seafront whilst Sunset has wonderfully expansive views over the ocean. The rooms feature iPod docking stations, televisions, DVD players and lounge areas with enormous windows that can open to let in the balmy sea breezes. Daybeds on each of the rooms’ private balconies beckon for intimate moments of relaxation.
The Corner room, below the Sunset suite is appointed with a king-size bed, has an ensuite bathroom with shower and access to its own private garden.
Located at the far side of the garden, and separated by a decadent alfresco lounge area, are the mirror-image Sunrise and Sunset pavilions. Romanesque sunken baths luxuriate within the bedrooms while the ensuite bathrooms are fitted with a shower. Covered terraces embellished with artefacts and statues from around Indonesia offer views over the pool and garden and feature sofas built into the stonework.
At the heart of Villa Florimar’s main pavilion is an enormous light-filled, open-plan living room furnished with an oversized daybed strewn with Chinese style silk cushions, and comfortable rattan chairs upon which to recline with a book or take an afternoon nap. This magnificent space overlooks the garden and pool and is connected to the kitchen by a rustic wooden bridge over a fishpond.
The kitchen, finished in super-stylish black terrazzo and equipped with fabulous matt black crockery, features Chinese cabinets and a wall display of traditional Javanese metal cracker jars. Adjacent to the kitchen, the open-sided dining room seats ten and overlooks the garden, pool and balé.
The entertainment area is located to the other side of the living pavilion and is furnished with comfortable sofas on which to lay back and watch the 42-inch flat-screen television, discreetly housed within a chic black oriental-style cabinet. Behind the entertainment area, and looking out towards the garden, pool and pavilions, is a low Japanese-style table with seating for six.
Villa Florimar has a wonderful selection of private outdoor living areas as well as plentiful spaces for groups to gather and socialise. Laze under a parasol on one of the four oversized daybeds surrounding the pool; escape from the midday heat in the comfortable balé, wrapped in the garden’s lush greenery and shaded by trees; enjoy a cocktail or two at the villa’s piece de resistance, the poolside lounge. This fabulous area, which comfortably seats 12, has a unique circular fire bowl lantern that illuminates the garden spectacularly at night.