Facing the scenic rice terraces of Umalas, Villa Galante is a private oasis within a short drive from Seminyak’s shopping and nightlife. This grand estate is so spacious it can comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests. The six airy bedrooms with timber floors are tastefully decorated with a fusion of elegant Asian influenced antiques and modern furnishing. The rooms are spread out evenly between the main house, the guest bungalow located at the front of the villa and a small antique Javanese house at the end of the garden. The villa effortlessly blends colonial elegance with tropical ambiance while providing all the modern comforts required for a memorable, relaxing stay.
Service & Staff
The warm hospitality of the staff will make each stay a very pleasant one. Should guests have any special requests for a massage at the villa, staff will go the extra mile to make these wishes come true. Please note that Villa Galante is a pet-free villa.
Around Villa Galante
Villa Galante is ideally located in Umalas, just a 10 minute drive from the nearest surf beach and only a short drive from Seminyak which boast some of the finest shopping, dining, and nightlife on the island.
There are four air-conditioned bedrooms located in the main house have flat screen TV and DVD player.
A painting of a Chinese Emperor hangs above the king size bed of the first bedroom on the first floor. The billowing mosquito net are suspended from the high wooden beam ceilings and gently rest on the timber floors. From the tiled veranda, you can sit back and relax in the wooden sofa while enjoying the views of the garden and swimming pool. Stepping into the semi-outdoor en-suite bathroom will feel like you’ve travelled all the way to Morocco with its tadelakt style shower and walls, concrete basin and bathtub. There is ample storage space with all the built in shelves and a safety deposit box.
The second bedroom, also on the first floor, is located in the front of the main house. The four-poster king size bed is enveloped inside the over-sized mosquito net. You can admire the view of the lush front garden from the room’s own private terrace or retire inside the room in the cozy built-in alcove with soft white cushions. Without a doubt, the highlight of this bedroom is the majestic en-suite bathroom with its sunken concrete shower surrounded with antique hand-carved wooden panels and lanterns.
The painting of an elegant Balinese dancer watches over you in the third bedroom located on the second floor. A luxurious wooden king sized bed wrapped with floating muslin drapes to ensure a restful sleep. The orange tones of the reading lamps and ikat cushions reflect the bright orange bathroom walls. After a calming bath, you can sit and unwind on your private balcony with garden views.
White walls, high wooden beam ceiling, french windows, Asian influenced art and wooden furniture are no exception to this fourth upstairs bedroom. Pick a book from the built-in bookcase to read on your private balcony while admiring the view of the swaying trees in the front garden of the property. The plum colored cement walls of the en-suite bathroom combined with a 1930’s tub and octagonal washbasin create a retro-romantic atmosphere.
At the entrance of the property, facing the main house and next to a lotus pond, is a detached guest bungalow with its own private terrace furnished with antique daybeds and a Javanese marriage bed. Inside you’ll find a four poster king size bed hidden underneath a billowing mosquito net, a writing desk and a semicircular niche built in the wall covered with white cushions. The semi-outdoor en-suite bathroom is Moroccan inspired with its intricately stone carved windows and alcove shower. Take a relaxing bath in the freestanding bathtub whilst enjoying the views of your own private garden.
Despite its more rustic feel, the antique Javanese house, at the end of the garden in the back of the main house, has the same modern comforts, such as AC, flat screen TV, DVD player, like the other rooms. Enjoy the balmy evenings sitting from your own private veranda with paddy fields and garden views. Then prepare a soothing bath before turning in for the night in your mosquito-netted king sized bed.
Heart and hub – literally – of the property, the open living area looks out over the pool, the gardens and the rice fields beyond. Located in the main joglo house it is split into 3 levels. The first level is just after the entrance hall and feels like you’ve entered the study of Indiana Jones, complete with vintage leather chairs, antique study desk and stone faced statues that look like they came straight out of Easter Island. The different comfortable lounging options at Villa Galante encourage a convivial house-party ambiance. Go down three steps to find a large white sofa with four matching armchairs and two low wooden coffee tables. And right next to it is an L shaped built in sofa bench with red cushions. The folding glass doors open to a tiled veranda where you can admire the view of the pool and the lush tropical garden from the small round wooden dining table with four cane chairs or the giant round orange foot stool. Next to the kitchen is a single slab dining table with white Panton chairs where 8 people can sit comfortably for a scrumptious alfresco meal on the veranda.
Outdoor & Pool Area
The 18 meter pool located in front of the main living room is slightly curved just like the rice paddies in front of it. After a refreshing swim, work on your tan on one of the fours sun beds on the wooden deck around the pool. And if the heat gets too much, go for one of the boat leaf shaped beds in the shade of the palm trees. You can also enjoy your meals or a BBQ on the wooden table with matching benches. At dusk, you can appreciate the peaceful rice-field views as the fading sunlight stretches across the water
The impressive 2500 meters of tropical landscaped garden is filled with scented frangipani, bright colored bougainvilleas, traveller’s tree and different varieties of palm trees. And the spacious lawn is perfect for running around or kicking a ball.