Contemporary architecture, artful interiors, abundant living space, glamorous bedroom suites and a stunning 21-metre pool define Casa Brio, a fully staffed four-bedroom villa that promises discerning families and groups of friends a sparkling vacation in the heart of Seminyak on Bali’s southwestern shore.
The villa certainly lives up to its name; Brio is Italian for vivacity, and it’s easy to imagine lively social gatherings in the open-sided living pavilion, animated conversation around the huge dining table, and high-spirited cocktails on the sunset roof terrace. There’s Italian brio in the contemporary design too – think clean architectural lines, light-filled living spaces, and a laid-back colour palette of cool grey with a splash of dusky pink. All this provides a canvas for those uniquely Balinese elements: open-air tropical living, a garden ablaze with orchids, frangipanis and palms, and winsome Balinese staff with warm smiles and a can-do attitude. Cappuccino from the DeLonghi coffee maker? An ice-cold Bintang on the pool deck? A massage in the cushioned poolside balé? Teatime snacks in the air-conditioned media room? A candlelit dinner created by the resident chef? A flower petal bath in the bathroom garden courtyard? Nothing is too much trouble for the highly professional strong team.
The icing on the cake is Casa Brio’s stellar Seminyak location – secluded and peaceful yet within moments of Petitenget Beach and the island’s most popular restaurants and bars. But with an accomplished private chef on hand to whip up gourmet meals, who would want to leave the villa?