Apartment - Entire home/apt · La Serena, Coquimbo Region, Chile

Place ideal for those looking to get away from the stress of big cities and a calm stay by the beach. Apartment is located in a newly developed area. Internet in the area is only available through satellite connection but the signal is not so strong

The Space

The apartment is located on the 3rd floor of a brand new building. Located just 1 block away from the beach it is conveniently located near public transportation, restaurants, pubs and shops of traditional craft works, all of these available during the summer season.
There is a reserved parking spot on the ground floor where you may also find kids playground and an outdoor eating area.

The apartment includes the following;
1 master bedroom with queen size bed
1 room with 2 double beds
1 room with 1 double bed
1 Bathroom. Shower includes bathtub
1 balcony
Dining and living room
American style kitchen with full appliances
Washer and an area next to the kitchen for drying clothes
32" LED TV
Clean towels and bedding included
No cleaning fee added

Parking unit

The hot water is connected to solar panels in the roof. These are being replaced by new ones at the end of October since their performance has been unsatisfactory. Also we just got a new water heater installed which runs on gas as an alternative to the solar panel heaters.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • La casa es pequeña pero cómoda. Tuvimos algunos problemas a nuestro arribo (problemas relacionados con el departamento y su agua) pero la mamá de Raúl se mostró bien ejecutiva y se resolvieron en poco tiempo.
    El departamento está en un condominio, pero nuestra estadía fue muy tranquila. Hubo algunos detalles que faltaron, pero ya los conversamos con Helvia quien siempre se mostró muy atenta y bien predispuesta.

    January 2014
  • A huge thank you to Raul and his family who made our stay such a pleasant experience. Raul is an incredibly accommodating and gracious host. The apartment was clean and tidy, perfect for a couple or small family with full apartment amenities. It is in very close proximity to the beach, small supermarkets and great restaurants. The main centre is only a 5-10 min taxi ride away. We did note that the previous guest did not have access to internet, this did not bother us as we had 3G on our phones and the Internet cafe was a block away. Raul's family were also incredibly kind and offered an internet dongle, however we were more than happy to be a little disconnected from the world being on holidays! Raul and his family went out of their way to work around our timings, dropping keys off late in the evening and allowing us to check out late just before our bus arrived. We cannot speak highly enough of Raul as a host or of the apartment as a place to stay.

    October 2013
  • Very friendly family. Flat was nice and clean. however overall a big disappointment as flat did not provide us with all that was advertised.

    It was imperative we had Internet for our weeks stay, for work purpose and there was none. Only a small 3G dongle which did not work. Being out of season it was hard to access open Internet shops in locality. Which meant wasting much time & effort and cash traveling daily to centre to search for Internet cafés

    Being a block back from sea the balcony faced onto a site building next set of flats - ugly and unfortunately noisy some mornings.

    Water Luke warm and when reported They showed us a 'trick' with taps. This did not really work either- impossible to have bath.

    Although there was one small portable heater the flat was cold and drafty , I'm sure in summer it would be better.

    Raul did his very best to try and get Internet working and gave us almost instant replies to any messages we sent, offered us a refund and lent us a laptop ( kind but useless without Internet)

    beach is beautiful and being a new flat, I hope these issues get resolved for next tenants and it could be a great flat.

    October 2013
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Curtis Institute of Music, Temple University, Carnegie Mellon University
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I live part of the year in Chile and part of the year in Korea where I work. I have been travelling for quite many years and I often stay at other people's home around the world. Thus, I have decided to open my home to travelers aiming to enjoy more of a cozy home experience. I am here to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
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