Villa Issi is tucked down a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Seminyak. The villa is close to the Oberoi and Legian Hotels and is ideally situated for anyone wishing to sample Seminyak’s world-class dining, happening bars and fabulous clothing, homeware and jewellery boutiques. The famous beachfront dining venue, Ku De Ta, is just down the road and the beautiful seaside restaurant of La Lucciola only a short stroll away, as is Seminyak Beach and the sacred Petitenget Temple.
Villa Issi’s manager will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the local area; many of them live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life.
In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.
Fashionistas, trendies and shop-a-holics should wander around Seminyak, Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave. Here, you can indulge for hours in the glut of stylish, chic boutiques. For furniture, antiques and homeware stores go for a wander around the streets of nearby Kerobokan.
It’s possible to walk the grey sands of Seminyak’s Petitenget beach all the way to Kuta in the south, or north to Canggu. The beach is more popular with locals than tourists (not safe for swimming in most sections), but is a great spot for building sandcastles or to watch the sunset as you sip a cocktail from one of the many beachside bars.
You could eat out at a different restaurant in Seminyak every night – for months – and still not run out of options. Jalan Laksmana (also known as Jalan Oberoi and Jalan Kayu Aya) is Bali’s fashionable ‘Eat Street’, offering plenty of high-end restaurants including Sarong and Nutmegs at Hu’u Bar. La Lucciola Restaurant is great for sunset drinks, as is The Breeze at The Samaya. While Ku Dé Ta is still the place to see and be seen, two new beachclubs, Cocoon and Potato Head, are classy seaside alternatives.
Pura Petitenget at the beachside off Jalan Petitenget is a compact, pretty Balinese temple, which is known for particularly spectacular beach-side ceremonies. There has been a temple here since at least the 16th century, and although this is not one of the key nine directional temples of Bali, it is an important link in the series of west coast temples between Pura Uluwatu and Pura Tanah Lot.
In-villa beauty and massage treatments carried out by professional therapists can normally be arranged with ease, but if you’d prefer to visit one of Seminyak’s spas, we recommend: Bodyworks (quality treatments at very reasonable prices – a favourite with Bali’s expats); Callego (a casual massage centre with a small restaurant attached); Chill (super reflexology treatments – great for jetlag); Prana Spa for Ayurvedic treatments.
Learn the secrets of Balinese spices and cuisine during a cookery class at Saté Bali Restaurant on Jalan Kayu Aya in Seminyak. At the end of the three hour course sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labours.
Covering 3.8 hectares of tropical parkland in Kuta, Waterbom Bali has 16 water slides (including The Climax with its 360 degree loop) to entertain the young and the young at heart. A grest family day out, but go early to beat the crowds.
If you’ve always dreamed of galloping along a beach or riding through villages bordered by rice fields, now’s your chance. Bali Horse Adventure and Kuda P Stables (both in Pererenan) can arrange horse riding tours, as well as children’s riding lessons and horse-drawn carriage outings.
If you are a bold and brave bargain hunter, a spree within the heart of Bali’s bustling provincial capital is an exciting and rewarding experience. Visit Denpasar’s vibrant markets, where everything and anything is available.
Visit the famous Tanah Lot sea temple. Although renowned for its sunset vistas, going early in the morning provides a better idea of the power of the location and the chance to see it undisturbed, apart from perhaps an offering ceremony.
Dine out a the fabulous ‘Petitenget’, a iconic bar and restaurant on Jalan Petitenget, perfect for a casual lunch with the family or evening sophistication with cocktails and friends.
June 11th, 2018 - June 14th, 2018
We had a brilliant stay. Superb villa and fantastic staff. They were all so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We especially appreciated all you did to make John's birthday such a special evening.
Jenny B, Singapore
June 7th, 2018 - June 11th, 2018
Thank you for making our stay wonderful, could not have asked for better service. Anything we requested was accommodated. Staff have been wonderful.
Michelle G, Australia
May 21st, 2018 - May 28th, 2018
Thank you for an amazing week at Villa Issi. We have had a wonderful holiday and feel very lucky to have been looked after so well.
Kate G, Australia
May 11th, 2018 - May 21st, 2018
The rooms were very nice, the people were friendly and the food was amazing.
Mel B, Australia
May 4th, 2018 - May 8th, 2018
Upon entering the villa we were welcomed by the wonderful staff and we absolutely embraced the environment. The staff were constantly busy attending to all our needs but appeared invisible! Nothing was to much trouble particularly from constantly helping us all with our individual playlist. The rooms were beautifully presented each day. Their expertise were certainly challenged with by very assertive and fun filled women. Wishing you all much success and happiness.
Donna T, Australia
May 2nd, 2018 - May 4th, 2018
Our experience was very satisfying. The villa is gorgeous, the rooms are spacious, the view look amazing. The staff are super polite, friendly and accommodating. Thank you very much! Our stay was a remarkable one.
Justin S, Indonesia
April 14th, 2018 - April 27th, 2018
There are few words that can describe the experience and enjoyment we have had on this holiday. We have never felt so cared for on a holiday before nor have ever enjoyed ourselves so much in Bali. We could never thank you all enough for the wonderful holiday you have given us. It is so special for us to spend time together as a family, and you all made it all. Thank you for your incredible professionalism, friendliness, helpfulness.
Jessica M, Australia
March 31st, 2018 - April 7th, 2018
Great villa, great chef, great location. The staff were very helpful and extremely friendly. The villa itself is well maintained.
Alejandra B, Singapore
March 14th, 2018 - March 19th, 2018
Brilliant service, fantastic food and the most beautiful location.
Joanne R, Australia
March 3rd, 2018 - March 12th, 2018
Thank you to all the team who made my stay wonderful. My only criticism, I would have loved to learn some Indonesian cooking and I did not get the sambal and satay recipes off Gusti. Delicious, still dreaming about the food.
Sofia P, United Kingdom
February 22nd, 2018 - March 3rd, 2018
Dewa and the team have been amazing. All staff have been attentive and courteous, friendly and professional. We have had an amazing holiday and will be back very soon. Thank you Villa Issi.
Jessie H, Australia
February 17th, 2018 - February 22nd, 2018
Thank you to all the team who made my stay wonderful. My only criticism, I would have loved to learn some Indonesian cooking and I did not get the sambal and satay recipes off Gusti. Still dreaming about the food.
Sofia P, United Kingdom
January 18th, 2018 - January 21st, 2018
The staff at Villa Issi and our driver Nicki have all been wonderful and accommodating. We loved every minute of our stay. Thank you.
Nina J, Philippines
January 3rd, 2018 - January 10th, 2018
Excellent villa, great facilities and pool. Friendly and happy staff, food was great especially our suckling pig night, the sambal and salads were amazing.
Linda C, Australia
December 28th, 2017 - January 3rd, 2018
Amazing, Friendly service, beautiful, modern villa, comfortable beds, great pool. We enjoyed our stay at Villa Issi and would highly recommend Villa Issi to others.
Simon H, Australia
November 2nd, 2017 - November 8th, 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Villa Issi, the staff made us feel at home and Aran has a new friend in Dewa. Thank you for making special meals for the children and treating us like family. The villa was always kept clean and service was always on point. We would definitely recommend Villa Issi to our friends, not only for the lovely space but the amazing staff who went above and beyond for us all.
Nirupan T, United Kingdom
October 19th, 2017 - October 26th, 2017
Thank you Villa Issi. Our stay has been beyond perfect. The staff were outstanding and constantly went over and above to look after us. We had a relaxing holiday with all our needs anticipated and delivered with smile. Can't thank you all enough for the most beautiful and relaxing week in this gorgeous villa.
Susie W, Australia
October 8th, 2017 - October 15th, 2017
Our family has just experienced a week of total relaxation at the most superb villa. Service, facilities and food second to none. We came to celebrate a special birthday and everything lived up to our expectations. The team at Villa Issi were a pleasure to have around and looked after our every need. Thank you guys for everything. We will be highly recommending Villa Issi to all of our friends in Melbourne who love home away from home luxury and style
Lisa C, Australia
September 15th, 2017 - September 24th, 2017
Staying at Villa Issi was fantastic. The staff became very close to our children and created memories that they will not forget. Thank you for taking such a good care of us. The food was sensational so thank you Gusde for looking after our hungry children.
Melissa M, Australia
September 9th, 2017 - September 11th, 2017
It’s a beautiful villa with great design and the service is wonderful as well. Totally nice and fabulous. A wonderful experience. Would like to visit again.
Roger C, Taiwan
September 7th, 2017 - September 9th, 2017
Thank you for a most enjoyable stay at this beautiful property! We all very much enjoyed ourselves and can't wait to go back to Bali.
Douglas D, United States
September 4th, 2017 - September 6th, 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Issi. The team was very professional and tended to our every need. The Villa itself has been an absolute pleasure to live in. It has been well maintained and the garden is beautifully landscaped and the rooms were well designed.
Valerie O, Malaysia
August 24th, 2017 - August 31st, 2017
I am very pleased with the service of the staff of Villa ISSI, they cared to all our needs and made us feel comfortable and happy. I enjoyed my stay here and will look forward to coming back again.
Zainab A, United Arab Emirates
August 5th, 2017 - August 12th, 2017
Thank you for making our stay stress free and enjoyable. We always look forward to returning and Issi is on our top 5 villas to stay in in Bali. The Chef is extremely helpful and we thoroughly enjoy all his dishes. Chef went above and beyond to accommodate us. We can't wait to come back again.
Bagus A, Indonesia
July 7th, 2017 - July 20th, 2017
As I head off tomorrow I can only think of wonderful memories of my trip. You and your staff are just the most generous respectful people I have had the pleasure to meet. Today was another special treat for the children, they are so lucky to enjoy the experience. Please let all your staff know that I have had a most special time in Bali and in particular at Villa Issi.
David B, Indonesia
July 1st, 2017 - July 5th, 2017
It was a very amazing experience, the house was perfect, the service was the best. They were very helpful and very kind, the house always clean, thanks for everything. We hope to rent this house again and see you again.
Fernando D, Italy
June 18th, 2017 - June 21st, 2017
Thank you all for taking such great care of us. We have absolutely loved our time at the villa. It was definitely not long enough. We are all very sad to be leaving today but do hope we will be able to come and visit again one day very soon.
John B, Australia
June 11th, 2017 - June 17th, 2017
When we arrived to Villa Issi with our two young children we were hoping for a sanctuary to unwind and just enjoy ourselves as a family. Everyone here exceeded our high expectations. Everyone was very attentive, from recommending places to eat, taking care of our travel arrangements to just a little things like catering meals to our children and even making sure our pool floats were always inflated. We thoroughly enjoyed your warm and welcoming hospitality and look forward to returning again one day soon.
Rebecca M, Australia
June 8th, 2017 - June 11th, 2017
Very clean rooms, very discreet service, breakfast wide option, amazing service, proactive service.
Ms Kristie K, Indonesia
June 6th, 2017 - June 8th, 2017
Fantastic though brief - 2 days stay at Villa Issi. Great location to Seminyak, super food, immaculate accommodation, and last but not least friendly, helpful staff.
Cindy W, Australia
May 25th, 2017 - May 30th, 2017
We would like to thank you all for an amazing summer holiday at Villa Issi. We have zero complaints. Everything was wonderful. We especially love the staff. You guys are the best.
Mellisa C, Singapore
May 13th, 2017 - May 17th, 2017
Villa Issi was a dream experience. The house itself is well designed and well maintained. But beyond that, the staff were the most warm and helpful. Everyone felt right at home, including our baby girl of 10 months. We will come back.
Cathy L, United States
April 8th, 2017 - April 15th, 2017
Thanks a lot for such a nice holiday. As every year we had a fantastic time and we will be back next Easter. Is really nice to feel at home every time that we come over. We will miss you.
Alejandra B, Singapore
March 31st, 2017 - April 2nd, 2017
Thank you for the most wonderful weekend. We absolutely could not have had a better time here. The villa is immaculate, the staff wonderfully helpful and the location smack bang in the middle of all the best bars, shops and restaurants but somehow it is still peaceful. We will be back.
Anya F, Singapore
March 18th, 2017 - March 21st, 2017
Villa Issi is great. It exceed our expectation. Really beautiful and clean. Staff is very friendly and helpful, accommodating. I like that they go the extra mile to assist us, making our stay here a very lovely one. Food (breakfast and BBQ dinner) is very delicious, thanks to the Chef. Special thanks to Nina too - a very sweet and helpful girl. Absolutely no complaints, thank you for making our stay so excellent. Will definitely come back and will recommend to our friends.
Belicia L, Singapore
January 8th, 2017 - January 13th, 2017
Thank you so much for a most enjoyable stay at Villa Issi. Your friendliness, kind consideration and attention to detail are outstanding! The villa itself - its grounds and pool, the level of cleanliness, the facilities and the overall ambience have been thoroughly appreciated by us all. Special commendation to the chef - our meals have all been superb! Very best wishes to you all, and thanks again for a marvelous stay!
Michelle T, Australia
December 28th, 2016 - January 1st, 2017
Thank you for your hospitality!
Kristina ., Indonesia
November 5th, 2016 - November 8th, 2016
Thank you so much for your hospitality. We really enjoyed our selves here in Bali, from the moment we arrived, welcomed by Dewa and the rest of the staff, comfortable and clean rooms, sumptuous daily breakfast and excellent BBQ dinner by chefs. The overall experience is perfect for us. We'd recommended anyone to stay at Villa Issi when they come to Bali in future. Thank you Dewa, staffs and chefs of Villa Issi.
Eleanor Y, Singapore
October 16th, 2016 - October 29th, 2016
Fantastic Villa, Wonderful staff, Very warm welcoming. An amazing villa with exceptional staff!! So relaxing, definitely would recommend. We felt very much at home and looked after.
Shelley R, Australia
September 27th, 2016 - October 2nd, 2016
What an Incredible venue! Thank you so much for creating such a special destination that our entire family has loved. We have felt incredibly spoiled and blessed to have spent this time in paradise! The best we have ever stayed in. We will be back!
Kellie B, Australia
September 15th, 2016 - September 25th, 2016
The ISSI villa offered our family of eight days spacious and luxury accommodation. the rooms were large and clean with the beautiful outdoor bathroom. the villa is built on a large block of land with a pleasing garden. the swimming pool was a great feature of the villa. all of the staff were very friendly and went out of their way to accommodate any request. I would recommend this villa to everyone looking for luxury accommodation for a family of any ages.
Fiona L, Australia
September 1st, 2016 - September 15th, 2016
We have had the most amazing holiday here at Villa Issi. We have stayed at a number of villas in Seminyak but Villa Issi is a stand out. The villa is spacious and clean and has the best finishes of any villa we have stayed at. The staff are beyond amazing. Nothing is too much to ask, Nina, Ping, Ketut, Dewa, Putu, Nyoman, and Gusde swept with our son, taught us to cook, drove to pick up coffees, milkshakes and the list goes on. Without doubt we will be back, in fact we have already booked for next year. Thank you for the best holiday ever.
David B, Australia
August 18th, 2016 - August 28th, 2016
As soon as we entered the villa we were blown away. the gardens were amazing. the villa just beautiful. the staff were beyond helpful. the service incredible. we will definitely be coming back.
Faulks Family, Australia
July 25th, 2016 - August 13th, 2016
Beautiful, amazing. Love all the team. Irresistible!
July 15th, 2016 - July 25th, 2016
Thank you Villa Issi for a wonderful stay. The property is beautiful and the staff have been very friendly, helpful and provided excellent service for our stay. We really enjoyed the food with many lovely meals eaten by ourselves and our children. Thank you for looking after us so well.
Richard M, Australia
July 1st, 2016 - July 9th, 2016
Thank you. We had a lovely week at Villa Issi. The pool and gardens are beautiful and the food prepared by the chef a real highlight! The staff always attentive and went out of their way to help with any requests we had.
Lisa E, Australia
June 24th, 2016 - July 1st, 2016
Many thanks to Dewa and the Villa Issi team for taking such wonderful care of us. The villa is simply stunning and the staff made our stay so easy and unforgettable. We look forward to our next holiday at Villa Issi.
Jean R, Australia
June 1st, 2016 - June 8th, 2016
It is with much sadness that we say goodbye. Thank you for making our holiday experience so wonderful and effortless, from the moment we arrived until we depart we felt like royalty. Things we noticed and things we didn't but sensed, all added up to a most perfect villa stay. Thank you for your hospitality, for your personalized service, for teaching us a little about your beautiful island and customs. Thank you for taking care of everything big and small. We very much appreciated your attention to detail, your willingness to accommodate our special requests, and your warm greetings. We will miss this place terribly and the experience you allowed us to enjoy. A special thanks for arranging the surprise birthday cake and balloons for our birthday guest. This villa is truly magical but the service you provided is what sets a part in a very competitive market. We'll see you again soon.
Sandra W, Australia
May 26th, 2016 - May 31st, 2016
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Villa Issi, we have all had a fantastic time. The villa is beautiful and the staff were very professional, helpful and accommodating. They made the trip.
Bianca B, Malaysia
May 19th, 2016 - May 22nd, 2016
Great attentive staff with efficient service and happy smile. We loved the open spaces and clean spotless environment. We have been to Bali villas every year for the past 8 years and this is by far the best we have been to. Thank you for making our stay in Bali so comfortable. We appreciated all your hospitality effort.
Peng J, Singapore
April 15th, 2016 - April 25th, 2016
Awesome villa, Awesome staff, Relaxation achieved, Much respect! Always made us feel special. Thank you for your warm hospitality.
Mark H, Australia
April 8th, 2016 - April 12th, 2016
We enjoy the trip so much! The villa is clean and the service is superb, breakfast is well served. Pool is so big, kids love it. Thank you.
Ridwan S, Indonesia
April 2nd, 2016 - April 8th, 2016
Thank you for an amazing holiday. We needed a lovely, relaxing holiday and that’s just what you have provided for us. In terms of feedback it is important to us that service, food, and our facilities are fabulous. Service has been awesome! Food yummy, delicious, portion size is perfect. Facilities beautiful, clean, tidy, spacious, wonderful maintained. Thank you and look forward to seeing you next time.
Jamie S, Australia
March 22nd, 2016 - March 25th, 2016
Many thanks for your warm welcome. I really like it here, I feel like I was in my own home, everything in this villa was beautiful. I enjoyed very much. Hope to see you soon again.
Amirezza M, Iran
January 18th, 2016 - January 25th, 2016
Villa Issi managed by Dewa and his team of Nina, Ketut, Peng, Made, Gusti was absolutely magnificent. We will be back again and also recommending it to anyone looking for a Bali escape.
Stephen Evans, Australia
January 1st, 2016 - January 8th, 2016
Words cannot adequately convey our gratitude to you and your extraordinary team at Villa ISSI. Our week was PERFECT. We look forward to our return.
David H, Canada
May 25th, 2015 - June 9th, 2015
We loved villa issi, it's well maintained, modern and the staff looked after our every need. We would definitely go back and stay here again.
Carron B, Australia
March 13th, 2015 - March 16th, 2015
Love the 25 m pool, the style and decor.
Victoria Wong, Canada
September 24th, 2014 - September 30th, 2014
We loved our stay at Villa Issi - the staff where amazing and attended to all our requests, some a little strange but they where always very friendly and obliging. My husband got emotional when we left as he loved the staff - they should be commended on their hard work Thank you from the Tanners and the De Costa Alves Family
Rebecca Tanner, Australia
Internationally acclaimed and award-winning Indonesian architect Budi Pradono has created a villa that beautifully combines cutting edge, contemporary design with relaxed tropical living.
Spend lazy days by the 25-metre emerald green swimming pool, the heady scent of frangipani drifting on the breeze. Work out in the gym and then relax with friends and family around the state-of-the-art barbecue, or enjoy a more formal feast at the party-size dining table, prepared by our top-class private chef. Catch up on the latest movies in front of the 55-inch TV in the stylish monochrome lounge room, or simply kick back on the super-comfortable couches and browse a book as you listen to chill-out tunes on the Bose sound system. And when it’s time for sunset cocktails, head up to the funky timber ‘bridge’ which extends over the pool from the villa’s upper-floor deck.
A conversation about Villa Issi wouldn’t be complete without mention of the innovative metal ‘skin’ that surrounds the two bedrooms on the top floor. Not only is it functional, providing shade and keeping the rooms incredibly cool, it is a piece of kinetic art in its own right, the travelling sun creating interesting shadows and casting soft, diffused light.
Villa Issi overflows with aesthetic touches that infuse every stay with personal pleasure: the whimsical fibre-glass bull that takes pride of place in the garden, the unique artworks that have been specifically commissioned and the vibrant soft furnishings, designed and printed by the owners. You will also be looked after, 24 hours a day, by an incredible team of staff, including your highly trained private chef.
The villa is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in one of Seminyak’s most sought after locations, and you won’t have to go far from your serene haven to find the best restaurants, shops, bars and cafes, with the sweeping expanse of Seminyak beach just moments away.