For most, home is where the heart is and when you’re out on the road, it’s a comforting thought… Or you could treat yourself to the next best thing, a home away from home and stay at The Garden House in Seminyak.

This three bedroom villa is a real sweetie. First of all, location, location, LOCATION. It’s right in the center of Seminyak (between KuDeTa and Gado Gado beach) with all the action at your doorstep but manages to feel like a tranquil bolthole miles away from any hustle or hassle.

When you walk inside the Garden House, you can’t help but ask yourself “Who’s très chic little tropical bungalow am I stepping in?” For you design junkies out there, to say that the place is beautifully decorated in an understatement. Think hippy chic meets boudoir chic with a splash of Asian tropical chic. But unlike those perfectly curated interiors you see on the glossy magazine pages, the Garden House feels very homey.

Crank out your favourite iPhone playlist through the speakers while you lounge on the sunbed by the pool. Need of some R&R? The bale is the perfect place for a shaded little siesta. If you can, we suggest you snag the master bedroom located in the main house as it has twin (wash basins, well, yes but all three ensuites have those!) outdoor showers with a moroccan tadelakt finish. We LOVE!

The other two bedrooms are separate bungalows from the main house and both of them have super comfy queen beds and their own spacious ensuite bathrooms. Our favorite room is the white bedroom bungalow with the claw footed bathtub and outside is a small patio with a peacock chair and wooden sofa, making it feel like your own private little lounge area.

Of course, the Garden House enviable location means you’re just steps from Seminyak Beach and some of the best shopping, dining and drinking venues on the island. But what sets this gem apart is the attention to detail – from our arrival to check out, nothing was left to chance – from simple practicalities to your wellbeing. Like the lovely welcome hamper, filled with breakfast essentials – fresh fruits, eggs, bread, butter and jam (delicious raspberry) to go with your morning coffee or tea.

The Garden House is miles away from an identikit hotel room and that’s what we love about it!

Go check it out: The Garden House Seminyak

Find it: 3 bedroom (6 people) – USD 370/night


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