Located on the beachfront in Salvacion, Villa Serena has barbecue facilities. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. Free parking for 2 vehicles. The rooms in the guest house are fitted with a kettle. Featuring a shared bathroom with a bidet and free toiletries, rooms at Villa Serena also boast a garden view. All units will provide guests with a fridge. The accommodations offers an American or Asian breakfast. Legazpi is 12 mi from Villa Serena. The nearest airport is Legazpi Airport, 9.9 mi from the guest house.

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Property highlights

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
Bedroom 1:
2 sofa beds
and
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 sofa bed
and
1 queen bed
Living room:
4 sofa beds
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
10
Facilities
7.5
Cleanliness
10
Value for money
10
Location
7.5
High score for Santo Domingo

Hosted by Chris and Glenda Newhall

8.9
8.9
Host Review Score
Host Review Score

Chris and Glenda Newhall
This beach bungalow is right at the edge of a sandy/pebbly beach, so you are soothed by gentle waves. We're far from light pollution so stars shine brightly, and the view of Mayon Volcano is great (except when it's cloudy). The interior is rustic, including use of bamboo and the outer trunk of fan palm trees; the floor is also of wood from fan palms. It is perfect for families or two couples. Each bedroom has a queen bed and a single pull-out bed (extra bed charges apply if more than 8 pax). 2 sets of bunks are in the common area. The indoor bathroom has a shower with hot water, and a bidet for the toilet. The outdoor bathroom is more basic, without hot water or bidet. Access is by 125 steps down from the parking area. Most people will have no trouble coming back up to the parking area, but those with mobility problems or heart conditions might want to consider our other, nearby listing (Mirisbiris Garden and Nature Center). We recently added Starlink satellite internet service, so even though you're far away from the crowding of cities, you can still be connected when you wish.
We are a non-profit operation providing livelihood, college scholarships, and other educational programs in our village, and preserving a piece of Nature for all to enjoy. 100% of income goes into scholarships or other educational programs, and into staff salaries, maintenance, etc. 0% goes to the owner/operators, Chris and Glenda,. They are a retired Fil-Am couple -- a volcanologist and a nurse-practitioner -- who worked around the world and, like a leaf in the wind, landed in the village of Salvacion. We run Mirisbiris as a community service, and you can help by booking with us!
Be sure to explore nearby Mirisbiris Garden! Then, explore farther afield! Our immediate neighborhood is the village of Salvacion. It's a friendly place and we can help you experience a bit of village life. A real village, not a touristy fake one. The foot of Mayon Volcano is about 5 km away, and you can get a bit closer on an ATV ride, or hike in the Mayon Volcano Natural Park. Unfortunately, climbing to the summit is not allowed. Misibis Bay Resort is an upscale resort about 20-30 minutes further along the same road coming from Legazpi and Sto. Domingo. Donsol and its whalesharks are about 2 hours away. There are many other accommodations much closer to Donsol than ours, but if you want to be immersed in Nature, Mirisbiris can be another stop or even a base for your exploration.
Languages spoken: English,Spanish,Indonesian,Filipino

Area info

Amenities of Villa Serena

Most popular amenities
  • Free Wifi
  • Beachfront
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Room service
  • Free parking
  • Private beach area
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Guest bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
View
  • City view
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wifi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Baggage storage
    • Room service
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    General
    • Designated smoking area
    • Smoke-free property
    • Mosquito net
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Soundproof
    • Private entrance
    • Interconnecting room(s) available
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Accessibility
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Indonesian
    • Filipino

    House rules

    Villa Serena takes special requests – add in the next step!

    Check-in

    From 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Check-out

    Until 12:00 PM

     

    Cancellation/
    prepayment

    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 13 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    7 - 12 years
    Extra bed upon request
    ₱ 250 per child, per night
    13+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    ₱ 500 per person, per night

    Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no cribs available at this property.

    All extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Payments by Booking.com

    Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


    Smoking

    Smoking is not allowed.

    Parties

    Parties/events are not allowed

    Pets

    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Please inform Villa Serena of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    FAQs about Villa Serena

    • Villa Serena offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Snorkeling
      • Beachfront
      • Tour or class about local culture
      • Beach
      • Walking tours
      • Private beach area
      • Cooking class

    • The prices at Villa Serena may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Villa Serena is 3 miles from the center of Santo Domingo. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at Villa Serena is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

    • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Villa Serena. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Villa Serena include:

      • Bungalow