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.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (10.0)

Breakfast Info

Asian, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
Bedroom 1:
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
Living room:
4 sofa beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
High score for Santo Domingo

Hosted by Chris and Glenda Newhall

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. 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 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. Chris and Glenda, are a retired Fil-Am couple -- a volcanologist and a nurse-practitioner -- worked around the world and, like a leaf in the wind, landed in the village of Salvacion. The rest of the Mirisbiris Garden team is from Salvacion or nearby.
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
Great facilities! Review score, 10

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Free parking
  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Private beach area
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Shared toilet
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • City view
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
  • View
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
No internet access available.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Baggage storage
    • Room service
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Designated smoking area
    • Smoke-free property
    • Mosquito net
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Private entrance
    • Interconnecting room(s) available
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    • Entire unit located on ground floor
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Indonesian
    • Filipino

    House rules

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


    From 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM


    Until 12:00 PM



    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.

    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

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    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 is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

    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

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

    • Room options at Villa Serena include:

      • Bungalow

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

    • 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.