Seminyak 2 bedroom villas, such a huge variety to choose from!! After hours of searching the internet I was no closer to finding a toddler friendly villa in Seminyak that wasn’t going to cost a small fortune!
Why a Villa?
There are fantastic child friendly hotels in Bali. Ones that instantly come to mind are The Padma in Legian, Dynasty Resort in Kuta, Holiday Inn in Tuban, Courtyard Marriott Seminyak, Montigo Resorts in Seminyak, Holiday Inn in Benoa and Sanur Paradise Plaze Suites in Sanur. There are also many resorts in Nusa Dua that may suit your family. They have fantastic kids clubs and lovely grounds and pool areas for the kids to enjoy. The only problem with such hotels can be the cost. If you are keen to enjoy your own private room without the kids sharing with you then it is going to work out quite expensive. This is what sent me in the direction of a private villa, trying to find safe and comfortable accommodation that wasn’t going to break the bank.
I soon discovered that it was not going to be as easy as it seemed. Many villas in Bali, especially in Seminyak, are open style with no enclosed living spaces. The bedrooms are usually air conditioned and enclosed which provides a nice cool sleeping space but with no barrier to the pools the open style living space doesn’t make for a relaxing holiday with a toddler. Coming from the usual cooler climate of Victoria, Australia I also struggle with the afternoon heat of Bali and value a cool space to unwind after a morning of shopping.
Pool fences are available in Bali and Bali Pool Fence Hire is one company that provide a great service and a safe fence. Often villas have not considered a pool fence previously but Bali Pool Fence Hire will inspect and assess if the pool is suitable to fence. There is a developing trend of villas providing either a permanent fence or a temporary one. The temporary type can at times be flimsy and not provide much protection from the pool for an active toddler so it’s well worth checking out how solid their fences are.
Criteria for Toddler Friendly Villa
- Permanent pool fence or ability to erect safe temporary fence
- Enclosed living area with either AC or fans
- Prefer for bedrooms to be internally connected
- Stairs to suit safety gate with preference to single story villas
- Pool with shallow end or stairs and not too deep
- Prefer location to have easy access to taxis or walking distance to restaurants
The following list of villas I have found through my research on Tripadvisor, Flipkey and Google. I have not stayed at any of the following villas and as of March 2017 have only viewed Amadea so please do your own research to double check that the villas would be suitable for your family. I have included my very rough notes on each villa and each location will be different and may or may not suit your needs.
Seminyak 2 bedroom villas
Bob’s Bali House
Located north of Jalan Arjuna, in good central location
Basic but has enclosed living area with AC.
South of Double 6 and close to Jalan Legian
Living area can be closed off, may need safety gate for entrance to stairs that lead upstairs for toddlers
Gets good reviews and owner seems friendly.
Have included in the 2 bedroom section as well as the price is great for 2 bedrooms.
Located between Jalan Basangkasa and Sunset road
Well suited to families with toddlers as bedrooms side by side and connected through living area.
Good position on laneway off Eat Street, close to restaurants.
Enclosed living area with fans and bedrooms have AC.
Pool looks able to be fenced.
Cicada Luxury Townhouses
In northern Seminyak close to Biku.
Have a range of accommodation and also central pool.
2 bedroom villas have enclosed living space. Well worth looking at.
Is located in Batu Belig so could be considered Canggu.
Is not within walking distance to restaurants/shops so would need a taxi to get anywhere.
AC enclosed living and a pool fence can be erected.
Sun Island Boutique Villas
Near Bintang Supermarket.
2 story so 1 bedroom on each floor.
Would probably need a safety gate for stairs.
Enclosed AC living area.
South of Eat Street and located off Jalan Drupadi.
Bedrooms interconnecting and enclosed living space.
Also separate media room which could be 3rd bedroom for a child.
Pool fence included and great reviews.
Enclosed AC living with one bedroom directly off living area.
Need to organise pool fence hire.
Located in Petitenget, about a 10 minute walk to Biku.
Villa Chimera Green
Great location close to beach and Ku De Ta.
Bedrooms side by side but not internally connected.
Enclosed AC living and would need to enquire about pool fence as not listed as included.
Villa Istana Dua
Located in central Seminyak.
Both bedrooms are upstairs with enclosed downstairs area.
Villa Gaja Bali
Located in central Seminyak all on one level.
One bedroom overlooks the gardens while the other bedroom overlooking the pool connects into the enclosed living area.
Located on Eat Street, great location.
Have inspected villas and hotel. Villas were nice and even though the bedrooms are separate in the villa 2 children can sleep on the sofa bed next to the upstairs bedroom.
Also other option of rooftop 2 bedroom suite which doesn’t have a private pool but you use the main hotel pool.
Located close to Bintang Supermarket.
Enclosed AC living area and 2 bedrooms are interconnecting upstairs.
Great reviews and central location.
So I hope this list has helped to guide you in the right direction. There are many other great villas out there so please leave a comment either through Facebook or Instagram telling me of your great finds that have toddler friendly aspects to them. You can also email me at [email protected]
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