We have two single rooms for rent in La Serena, Chile.
-Common bathroom and
-English and Spanish spoken.
NEIGHBORHOOD & LOCALIZACION:
The house is located in Villa La Florida, a middle class suburb with small shops and minimarkets where you can buy food and spirits.
The city center is about 10 minutes by colectivo (shared taxi) and you can get to the beach in about 20 minutes using this means of transport, which is the most popular. Among this colonial city’s sights and attractions are Elqui Valley (said to fill the visitor with its cosmic energy), and its small towns and villages where vineyards are grown and pisco is made; a many miles long beach linking La Serena and the port of Coquimbo; various restaurants specializing in fish and sea food; museums; several churches; astronomic observatories open to the public; arts and crafts fairs; the bohemian Barrio Inglés in Coquimbo, etc.
Your hosts are Guisela (mother), a qualified translator, and Izaura (daughter), a teacher of English, so either of them can interpret for you to help you communicate with local people and/or give you Spanish lessons.
I had a very agreable stay at Guisela Parra Molina's place in La Serena, Chile, 3-6 december 2013.
I enjoyed to have talks with her in both Spanish and (her perfect) English. I highly estimated I could use her PC.
The house is clean and comfortable, and includes the shared use of kitchen and bathroom. The neighbourhood is safe and quiet, with some shops on walking distance.
To reach city centre, mall and bus station there are very frequent colectivo's (shared taxis along fixed routes) which cover the distance in 10-15 minutes.
In short: a recommended place!
The photos of room and bath are exactly what I experienced - cozy, charming and tasteful. Guisela could not be there due to an emergency but she made sure everything was taken care of, such a lovely host, thoughtful about EVERYTHING, checking in to make sure all was well. Staying in La Flordia just outside of town was also an excellent way to learn about daily life in Chile. Recommended!
what a lovey house lovey area i had a really great stay and what lovey hosts
i would recomend this place to everyone who wants to go to La Serena
thank you very much for such a great trip
Room is as described, clean and comfortable and the area feels safe. Not quite in the city but with very easy access to collectivos that go around the clock so you'll be anywhere downtown within 10 minutes of walking out the door.
Guisela and her daughter (and Lupe the cat) are great hosts with excellent English and very cosmopolitan experiences so conversations were great. Also, coffee is better than typically in Chile which made my day!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.