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The best view in Alamos!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

A beautiful and comfortable villa with four suites for travelers

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. Guests can barbecue and can use the main kitchen when needed. Handicap access from the parking area is excellent and the casa has two handicap bath's. Three suites with baths, two withe kitchenettes, a fourth suite may be made available for large groups. Guest can rent one room or all the available rooms. Owner resides on the premises.. Children and pets are welcome.

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 programs and retreats for one person or a small group. Spa services are available on request.

Rates shown are for three suites. Suites can be rented individually for $75/$85 per night.

Please contact us for more information.

Office time: 8:00am-12:00 pm/ 3:00pm-8:00pm

Important!! Please let us know if you need directions to Serena Vista. Be sure to study the map on this website. Warning: Your GPS is not accurate in Alamos. If you have a problem, call us at 6474280149 for assistance.

We need to know when you will be arriving. We close our gate at 8:00 PM. You will have to communicate with us in order to make special arrangements if your arrival will be later.

More Details

Diane Carpenter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Diane Carpenter

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.

Diane Carpenter purchased this villa in 1979

Why Diane Carpenter chose Alamos

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.


Loma de Guadalupe Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 25 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest suite bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Public/ guest bath with handicap access
    Guest Bath by pool - toilet , outdoor shower
    Lower casita - toilet , shower , Bath located on en suite balcony
    Bathroom upper casita - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Suite - 1 king , Folding beds can be added
    Lower Casita - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Folding beds can be added
  • We have three suites that can accommodate 6-9 guests or more. Suites can be rented singly or the whole site can be rented. King beds can be separated to make two singles. A fourth suite may be made available for large groups. Floor pallets can be added for children. Two suites are separate casitas with kitchenettes. Main kitchen can also be used by guests. Guests can cook and barbecue by the pool or on the terrace. Dinners, meetings, and special events can be scheduled. A fourth suite may be made available for large groups Owner resided on the premises. Whole house rental is excellent for meetings, workshops, receptions, parties, or other events. Contact owner regarding service packages for special events.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Check-In Instructions Let us know about when you expect to arrive. With notice, we can usually approve an early check-in if there are no conflicts. Our office closes at 8:00 pm.It is important for you to let us know if you will be arriving after 8. We will make special arrangements to greet you and to be sure our doors are open. We want you to find Serena Vista without difficulty. We have posted a map but you may need additional help. We will come to the plaza to meet you and escort you to the villa. Please call Silvia at 64711211711 or Rigo at 6471030581 for assistance if this is your first visit to Alamos. Be sure to let us know if you want to make last-minute changes to your reservation, need an accessible suite, or require other assistance. We serve a full breakfast Monday through Saturday from 7am to 10am. We serve a continental breakfast on Sunday from 7-10. Please let us know the night before what time you would like to be served and whether you have any food restrictions.


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The best view in Alamos!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Best Place to stay in Alamos

  • 5 of 5

This review is extremely overdue but I rented this entire property for guests to stay during my small wedding in Alamos in December and they had a fabulous time! This property is stunning, every room unique and beautiful. Tons and tons of space including a pool, lots of lounge areas and a giant patio with an amazing view. The groundkeeper who stays on the property was extremely nice and made an amazing breakfast as well. I would highly recommend staying here, we will definitely be back. Thank you Diane!


  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kirtana for the nice review, we all hope you and your wonderful family will be back Diane
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Beautiful place with excellent personal service

  • 5 of 5

This house definitely offers the best views in Alamos. Nicely located close to downtown. The rooms are very comfortable and the service is excellent. The staff are perfectly matched with this beautiful house - you will become fund of them right away. Visit this place at your own risk since after a few days you may decide to stay for a long while. I absolutely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

There are no additional taxes or fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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