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The Best View in Alamos!

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


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

Onsite Services

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


  • 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: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • 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

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Guest suite bathroom: 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

  • 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....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...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Pool is private when whole house is rented. Guests can cook and barbecue by the pool or on the terrace. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off season- 3 suites
May 25 - Jul 25, 2017
3 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates



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: 05/26/2017
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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
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Upper Casita Bath

    Upper Casita Bath

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Guest Suite

    Guest Suite

  • Lower Casita Kitchenette & Bath

    Lower Casita Kitchenette & Bath

  • Library


  • Portal and patio

    Portal and patio

  • Upper Casita

    Upper Casita

  • Upper Casita kitchenette

    Upper Casita kitchenette

  • Master Suite - View 2

    Master Suite - View 2

  • Lower Casita

    Lower Casita

  • Main Sala

    Main Sala

  • kitchen


  • Swiming pool / Upper Casita entrance

    Swiming pool / Upper Casita entrance

VRBO #575784

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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