Casa Brio’s magnificent, open-sided, fan-cooled living pavilion is the villa’s social heart. Below a vaulted roof, an expanse of acid-washed marble floor flows towards the ironwood deck fronting the pool. To one side, sofas, armchairs and ottomans – all plushly upholstered in textured grey – face a coffee table set on a seagrass rug. Arranged at an angle under copper pendant lights, a huge Suarwood table seats 10 in comfortable upholstered dining chairs. Behind is a smoked glass table with five bar seats, adjoining the granite bar counter of the butler’s pantry. Out of sight is the villa’s well-equipped kitchen.
Guests seeking air-conditioned comfort will find plenty of space in the media room to curl up on a beanbag with a novel, or languish on one of the sofas set before the 42-inch TV. With a shower room attached, this room can also be used as a fifth bedroom. The sofas double as extra beds and can be set up as two singles or a king.
Casa Brio offers equally generous outdoor relaxation space. The roof terrace above the media room provides an additional living area – a partially covered sun trap with comfortable all-weather rattan seating, a butler’s counter and sweeping pool-and-sky views. At one end of the pool, a bale provides a shaded setting for alfresco breakfasts. At the opposite end, between the two garden-level bedrooms, is a large cushioned alcove. And on the ironwood deck running the full length of the greenstone pool, sun loungers and gigantic beanbags await.
Casa Brio – 4 bedroom villa in Seminyak, BaliElite Havens
Brio is the Italian word for liveliness, vivacity, verve – the perfect name for this bright and breezy Seminyak villa that sparkles on every count. First impressions are of generosity, both in space and design. Think luxurious living spaces and glamorous bedroom suites, contemporary furnishings and designer homewares in a palette of cool grey and dusky pink. In the enormous vaulted living pavilion, uncompromisingly comfortable super-sized sofas sit on acres of marble flooring, and a solid Suarwood dining table stretches almost four metres under uber-chic pendant lighting – all facing a 21-metre swimming pool edged with an ironwood sun deck.
From 7am ‘til 11pm staff are discreetly on hand, ready to attend to your every whim, serving drinks and snacks and providing delicious meals from an enticing suggestion menu. When there’s no need to lift a finger, how will you spend your day in paradise? Perhaps start with a breakfast of perfectly poached eggs served in the poolside bale. Then cool off in the pool and recline on a sun lounger with a good book. Follow a light lunch with a siesta or in-villa massage, then an hour or so of browsing the many fashion and lifestyle boutiques just a short walk away. As the day draws to a close, sip a sunset cocktail on the rooftop terrace or stroll down to one of Bali’s iconic beach bars. Then return to a gourmet candle-lit dinner prepared by the accomplished villa chef.
Casa Brio offers Bali-style indoor-outdoor living at its best, with all the ingredients for a blissful Bali holiday: stand-out accommodation, a seven-strong staff, and a stellar (yet secluded) beach-in-five Seminyak location – perfect for multi-generation families (including less mobile or wheelchair-bound guests) as well as groups of friends.