When it comes to reviewing luxe island escapes, we’re rarely lost for words. But the uber innovative Villa Seascape on Nusa Lembongan left us utterly speechless. Here’s why.
Raving about swanky estates and cliff-top mansions is our forte, naturally. But sometimes we come across an island abode that’s so stunning, so expertly designed and so eye-poppingly brilliant, our words simply don’t measure up to the fabulousness we’re faced with. Villa Seascape on Nusa Lembongan is one of those villas, but this is one luxe little secret we can’t keep to ourselves…
Sitting absolute beachfront on the elite strip of Sandy Bay (just a few sandy-footed steps from one of our fave beach clubs) this five-bedroom seaside destination is like no other we’ve seen before. It’s a six-star holiday home that stands two-storeys tall on the shorefront of a small beach cove. And yet, it somehow feels like home…
Part of Elite Havens’ luxury collection of villas, Villa Seascape comes with every mod-con and lavish luxury you could ever need, not to mention sublime service from the Elite Havens team of hospitality professionals.
Just as its name suggests, Villa Seascape is blessed with unobstructed sea views out yonder, stretching across the pristine bay where ocean rollers send dramatic spumes of spray high above the headland, courtesy of the ever-famous Devil’s Tear peninsula.
But it’s not only the breathtaking surrounds that are worth shouting about here, because the design and feel of Villa Seascape is what really had us tongue-tied. More than just crisp, contemporary interiors, this five-bedroom villa is an architectural spectacle, with innovative design elements that we’ve never seen before in our Villa Crush career…
Let’s first talk about the netted, suspended living area that hangs high up on the mezzanine level of the villa. This living space is a latticed expanse of lounging heaven, strewn with squishy pillows and centred by a widescreen TV, with views of the ocean to one side, and the stylish vibes of the contemporary kitchen sitting directly beneath. Because solid floors are sooo last year…
Four of Villa Seascape’s five en-suite bedrooms orbit this double-height living area, which spills out onto the poolside terrace, where a bar, lounge and brigade of squishy bean-bags fringe the 15-metre oceanfront infinity pool – perfectly positioned to capture the warm summer sunshine, and with direct access onto the powder-white beach out front.
This incredibly innovative design is the work of Bali-based Italian architect Valentina Audrito, loved for her playful use of space, unconventional concepts, and contemporary aesthetics that scream island-chic. We’re talking maxi-minimalist furniture, cool aqua colours, polished pebble floors, and all the best bits of natural Balinese elements, like bamboo, teakwood, terrazzo and shell.
For example, each bedroom at Villa Seascape comes with its own beach-chic theme, with tropical colour schemes and circular touches to offset any rectangular shapes. The Dream Room and Boat Room are our top picks (with adorable custom-made furnishings that reflect the individual designs) closely followed by the master bedroom that sits in its own separate pavilion, privately tucked away in the garden behind.
With so many secluded spaces, lolling spots galore and the most spectacular settings all around, Villa Seascape excelled all of our expectations. Be it a girls’ weekend getaway, a luxe family holiday or even an intimate wedding destination (have you seen that oceanfront fire-pit?!) Villa Seascape truly has it all.
By day, we reclined in the shallows of the pool and listened to music on the villa’s advanced surround sound system. We took afternoon siestas on the suspended living room, and drew the blackout curtains in the media room to sprawl out on the gigantic 3-metre floor cushion in front of a movie on the widescreen projector. By night, we watched dazzling sunsets around the fire-pit before tucking into our very own beachfront barbecue, prepared by the talented villa chef and ever-attentive butlers. And after each perfect day, we fell asleep in our big cosy beds to the sounds of the nearby ocean, ready for another day in paradise, and totally lost for words.
For more information on Villa Seascape, visit the website, or browse the full collection of Elite Havens’ luxury villas.
Villa Seascape, Sandy Bay Beach, Nusa Lembongan, p. +62 361 737 498.