Villa Complexes -- The Club at The Legian (11 villas; high season US$1,300 1-bedroom, US$2,400 3-bedrom; low season US$950 1-bedroom, US$2,000 3-bedroom; additional person US$60-US$100; AE, MC, V), is the Legian hotel's villa complex across the street. You have access to the Legian hotel facilities -- though privacy is assured. Villas have private pools, butler service, and a private bar.
Stand-Alone Villas -- Right on the beach at Batu Belig, Atas Ombak, Jl. Batu Belig (tel. 0361/730668; fax 0361/736391; www.atasombak.com; five bedrooms; peak season US$2,550, high season US$2,250, low season US$1,500, extra bed US$20 a night; meals market price; AE, DC, MC, V), is one of Bali's most popular event villas -- with good reason -- for its large garden area that can accommodate up to 300 people at a seated dinner. This is a seasoned home where gracious staff, who have been with the property for generations, run the property like the gentile estate that it is.
Villa Aqua, Jl. Kayu Jati 20, Seminyak (tel. 0361/730668; fax 0361/736391; www.villa-aqua-bali.com; four bedrooms; peak season US$1,250, high season US$1,000, low season US$775, extra bed US$25 a night; meals market price; AE, MC, V), is a perfect choice for a group of friends or family without children. The villa is set on two levels and within a large walled courtyard with a 25m (82-ft.) swimming pool taking up a large part of the outdoor space. Other amenities include a Jacuzzi, steam room, and sound-proof party room with a pool table and bar. Each of the four bedrooms is spacious and intended to offer maximum privacy and discretion for couples.
There is one hidden villa on Seminyak Beach that is boho chic at its best, with a million-dollar view for less. Villa Crusoe, Jl. Petitenget 40X (tel. 0361/7424015; www.balion.com; 2 bedrooms; high season US$600; low season US$450; AE, MC, V) is an old fisherman-style beach house is filled with Asian and Western antiques and objects of all origins like Tibetan carpets on teak floors and a Chinese apothecary chest that serves as a good place to store pool towels. A poolside antique joglo serves as a spare room.
Villa Des Indes, Jl. Astina Pura 3, Seminyak (tel. 0361/737799; fax 0361/736183; www.villadesindes.com; two units with two or three bedrooms; peak season US$618-US$1,450, high season US$523-US$1,250, low season US$428-US$850; rates include breakfast, other meals market price; AE, MC, V), never intended as a rental, was built to house one couple's stunning collection of museum-quality antiques and art. The villa is bordered on one side by a koi pond and on the other three sides by a 21m (69-ft.) meandering swimming pool. The splendid living and dining pavilion is in an antique joglo, once the property of a Javanese nobleman. A Covarrubias painting of a Balinese village at night as well as a Bateson and Meade (as in Margaret Meade) painting of a barong dance are just a few of the treasures you will find during your visit. Pretend to be nobility and enjoy the ride.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.