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Last updated: 09/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Casa Serena Vista is an Alamos historic villa dating from the 1750s. It is beautifully restored and features many examples of Mexican folk art. The facility includes a large sala suitable for entertaining; library; screened gazebo; landscaped terrace with dance floor; a large pool and a smaller heated pool; a roof garden with expansive views, and comfortable patios and terrace. Meals and special event services are available. Handicap access from the parking area is excellent and the casa has one handicap bath. Four suites with baths, two withe kitchenettes. Children and pets are welcome. Guests can barbecue and can use the main kitchen when needed.

The villa is an outstanding choice for board meetings, workshops, conferences, reunions, parties, and other special events. By far the best audio/visual equipment available in Alamos. Tech assistant and secretary on staff and office equipment for guest use.

The front terrace, main sala, rear portal, and pool patio are all connected, making the property ideal for special events large or small. Contact owner for more information on special events services and fees.

The location is peaceful and secluded on Loma de Guadalupe, but the main plaza is just down a flight or stairs. The front terrace facing the view is perfect for entertaining.

Serena Vista also offers specialized retreats for one person or a small group. Retreats include classes, workshops, individualized programs with staff members, many resources, and other related services. Please contact us for more information.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Handicap access. The villa is on a hill but we have access ramp from parking area, electric scooter, handy cap bath, and handy cap bedroom....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Upper Casita


  • Guest Suite: 1 king

    Folding beds can be added...moreless

  • Lower Casita: 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Folding beds can be added...moreless

  • Master Suite: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Folding beds can be added...moreless

  • Suite with kitchenette and bath. Can be configured for twin or king-size beds. One or two additional persons can be accommodated on folding beds. One door opens to roof garden and view. Balcony overlooks pool. Three other suites are included when whole house is rented. Whole house rental is excellent for meetings, workshops, receptions, parties, or other events. Contact owner regarding service packages for special events. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Guest suite bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Master Bath: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

    Public/ guest bath with handicap access...moreless

  • Guest Bath by pool: toilet, outdoor shower


  • Lower casita: toilet, shower

    Bath located on en suite balcony...moreless

  • Bathroom upper casita: toilet, shower


Other Amenities

  • Much information on Alamos, including thousands of photos, is available at and other online locations. Contact owner for specific information....moreless


  • Games:

    Chess sets, puzzles, board games Badminton on terrace...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Outstanding music library...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Beautiful colonial downtown area can be seen from terrace and roof garden...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Historic church, other outstanding architectural landmarks...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Great view of Sierra Madres from terrace and roof garden...moreless

  • Village:

    This colonial pueblo is nearly 400 years old. It is famous for its history, beauty, and charm....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 25 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness equipment by pool and on roof...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free internet available in casita,entire villa, and grounds...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large sala suitable for many activities...moreless

  • Parking:

    Limited parking space at present...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local phone. Guests may use villa Vonage phone or Skype if needed...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Anything needed is available...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Upper Casita suite has kitchenette. Main kitchen may be used on request. Outdoor barbecue area by pool....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    As needed...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Small refrigerator in kitchenette. Additional refrigerator space available....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Upper casita has a small balcony with seating for two overlooking pool....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Comfortable patio and portal for relaxing or entertaining. Up to 25 guests can be seated. Bar, serving tables, accessories available....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Serene gazebo with porch swing for meditation, writing, siestas. Screened, with fan, lights, internet connection; table and chairs for quiet breakfasts...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden areas with vegetables, fruit, and many flowers on patios and terrace. Large vegetable garden on roof available for use by renters...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool is used only by renters of all four suites. A smaller section of pool, 8x12, is solar heated and usable in winter...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Pool is private when whole house is rented....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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1 night min stay


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There are no additional taxes or fees.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/14/2016
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Car: Not Necessary

Very nice beach house available as an add-on. Beach location is a 1 1/2 hour drive from Alamos. Same rates apply.

Mayo and Yaqui festivals and events nearby

Weekly home tours. Over 170 registered historic homes in Alamos

Important ecotourism destination with a UNESCO world heritage site designation

The most important historical and architectural destination in Northern Mexico


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1979

About the owner: Diane Carpenter is a retired humanities professor at the University of Alaska. She and her husband were Alaska pioneers who lived in frontier Alaska for fifty years; she served in many positions of leadership and social change there as the new state developed. Since 1978 Alamos has been her family’s second home and it became her primary residence after Bob’s death and her second retirement. Diane has directed Pacifica Institute, a non-profit education organization, since 1987.

Why the Owner Chose Loma de Guadalupe, Alamos, Son., Mexico:
Diane loves bringing people together, and making travelers comfortable She also organizes and hosts events at which guests learn something, have fun, or try an activity outside their comfort zone. She likes meeting interesting people in cross-cultural settings and helping them experience Alamos. Serena Vista also provides opportunities for a wide variety of guests to attend workshops, classes, and other events. These activities enable Diane to share her love of people, good food and stimulating conversations and ideas. Its location in a 250-year-old villa with a magnificent view has enabled Serena Vista to become a comfortable setting where visitors can relax and enjoy the beauty of Alamos and its many treasures.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

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  • Upper Casita Bath

    Upper Casita Bath

  • Lower Casita

    Lower Casita

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • kitchen


  • Library


  • Portal and patio

    Portal and patio

  • Inside Upper Casita

    Inside Upper Casita

  • Upper Casita kitchenette

    Upper Casita kitchenette

  • Guest Suite

    Guest Suite

  • Sala


  • kitchen


  • Roof garden

    Roof garden

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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