The Maharaj permeates an informal, relaxed air and this is also reflected in the staff: the team of nine is like one big happy family – and will welcome you as such – but they are also experienced and savvy enough to know when their presence is not required.
The villa manager not only greets you upon arrival at the villa but makes a point of introducing you to all the staff. On call or at the villa during the day, our amiable and easy-going villa manager is flexible according to guests’ needs and schedule. He is also a mine of information about the local area, answering anything from where to buy the finest wines to what’s the ‘in’ new place in Seminyak.
In charge of villa operations and takes care of guests when the manager is not around. He also assists the kitchen staff.
Armed with years of villa experience, Nyoman is a more-than-proficient chef, skilled at cooking a broad array of western and Indonesian dishes.
The villa housekeepers are in charge of general housekeeping, assisting chef in the kitchen and other household duties.
In charge of keeping the lovely gardens in immaculate condition, as well as attending to daily pool maintenance.
Three Security Guards
The team of three male security guards jointly cover security shifts from 3pm to 11pm and 11pm to 7am. They discreetly patrol both in and outside of the property, ensuring security and peace of mind during your stay.
Villa Maharaj – Seminyak 4 bedroom luxury villa, BaliElite Havens
The Maharaj appears understated and compact (covering 1,100sqm), but you’ll find this bijou family-oriented holiday villa worth its weight in gold during your Island of the God’s sojourn. Off a peaceful cul-de-sac in the chic urban village of Petitenget, narrow wooden entrance doors lead through to sweet tropical gardens and an utterly charming four-bedroom villa. In this peaceful hideaway, you are immediately embraced like one of the family.
Since 2002, the villa’s owners and informal but attentive staff have created a peaceful hideaway, ideal for families, where guests feel relaxed enough to pop in and out of the kitchen at mealtimes, or talk at length about local customs and recommended dining spots with the amiable – and consummate – villa manager. All modern comforts are supplied, such as two flat-screen TVs and DVDs, sound system, and shaded, free-form 12m pool, but there is a refreshing lack of pretentiousness and superfluous adornments. Sunlight-drenched interiors focus on comfort and are furnished in a simple yet tasteful style.
Calming spiritual elements further contribute to a blissfully peaceful stay, from garlanded Hindu stone deities watching over proceedings to a secret inner garden courtyard and the exquisite and omnipresent fragrance of jasmine. More earthly accoutrements include poolside massage beds for pampering treatments.
But for those wanting to shop, party and indulge, The Maharaj is also right in the centre of one of Bali’s most sought-after areas, the happening and trendy Petitenget district of Seminyak – the cosmopolitan heart of Bali. This jetsetter’s paradise, crammed with world-class gourmet restaurants, designer spas, boutiques and hip nightspots, is within walking distance, while beautiful Petitenget beach, with its renowned beach clubs, Indian Ocean surf and fabulous sunsets, is a pebbles’ throw away.