A ten-minute walk from Batu Belig Beach on Bali's south-western coast, the fabulous contemporary-meets-colonial Villa 1880 is a design aficionado's dream. The fabulous indoor and alfresco living spaces, four bedroom suites and eight-bunk children's suite are decorated with exquisite taste – think deliciously retro furniture and lighting, designer fabric and statement walls. Add a 19m saltwater pool, private spa, two kitchens (and an accomplished chef among the eight-strong staff) and you have an unmatched experience for a few families – up to 18 people – holidaying together. Villa 1880 is tucked away down a small lane in Batu Belig, a highly desirable residential area on the northern edge of Seminyak on Bali's sunset coast. It's quiet, with only upscale villas as neighbours, yet many cafés and restaurants are only moments away — among them Watercress and Hog Wild (previously Naughty Nuri's). A ten-minute saunter will take you to Batubelig Beach, where you can walk along the black volcanic sand to trendy beach bars like Potato Head, La Laguna and Finns Beach Club. Alternatively take the VW Combi to Seminyak and Canggu, a 10-minute drive away.