Casa Serena is located in Couva, in a quiet district off the main road which provided the safety and quietness we wanted. The home is larger than it appears in pics and is decorated quite peaceful and inviting with some hidden surprises.
Very clean throughout, air condition in all the right places and complete with all the amenities we needed. Ice/water in door refrigerator, microwave, blender, dishes and lots of cutlery throughout the large kitchen made you feel like staying in and not eating out at the fast food places near by. Close enough to walk to a local market and grocery store if you chose too, but taxis and buses available if you didn't.
The host was available to patiently help with concerns, questions or provide assistance with auto rental.
Drawbacks: If you're unfamiliar with the area, do not venture on your own, easy to get lost. Use Waze, or have them pick you up at the airport. Finally, the only thing I would change is the quality of the cookware. The pans burned easily. With an upgrade in cookware, my stay would have been excellent. Will we return? Absolutely. Hopefully, the pool will be installed by that time, making Casa Serena my home away from home.
Stayed at Casa Serena for 1 week. The house was very spacious, clean, comfortable, and in a quiet neighborhood. There are 3 air-conditioned bedrooms which are all spacious and have comfortable beds and linens. The Master Bedroom is huge and could probably hold 2 additional beds. The Living area and Kitchen is air-conditioned and had all the utensils required for cooking. For much of the stay, we cooked and were very pleased with the experience. We loved the Sofa and large TV for relaxing and enjoying TV Shows and Movies. Overall, our stay was nothing short of exemplary and we hope to return sooner than later!
Lastly, I'd like to thank Neli for being the perfect host and doing everything within her power to ensure our time was well spent. She was always willing to help us, very accommodating, and went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable throughout the stay. She even helped us offload groceries on the day of check-in!
Awesome property and owner!
Had a wonderful time staying with Nelli, she was everything you could hope for from a host and more. Nelli gave us the space we needed but was always available at any time which gave us a level of security. We managed to see and do a lot of things over the 3 weeks thanks mainly to Nelli's knowledge and experience of the best places to go. She made sure we had contact details, maps and even arranged discounted prices for us.
We found the location of the house ideal being in the mid point in Trinidad. We could easily access the north and south which was ideal for all the sight seeing. The rooms are larger than the pictures and feel they don't do this property enough justice. The rooms let in enough sun light and kept cool by AC in every one. The home had enough facilities including 3 bathrooms and was well looked after.
We had an amazing time and Nelli really understood what we where looking for taking the time to communicate with us months prior and after the holiday. This is a place and person we would lobe to stay by again. Just what we where looking for and needed.
Thanks again Nelli
The location is amazing, beautiful area, home away from home, very friendly, if you are looking for the most beautiful and warm place Casa Serena is the place.
Once we got in contact with Nelli, she made sure we was well looked after. Everything attraction or event we wanted to go see or get tickets for, Nelli arranged for us even before we arrived to the island. We got offered to be picked up from the airport and once arrived shown around the most beautiful home.
I felt that even though we was on holiday, she was always there helping us when we needed and making sure we had everything in the house.
thank you for a wonderful stay and making us feel so welcome.
Casa Serena is a beautiful, extremely spacious, fully air conditioned and tastefully furnished vacation home.
It is well equipped with the necessities for self catering, very clean and has secure parking for our vehicle. What impressed me the most was the comfortable, heavenly bed / linens that made going to bed easy and waking up difficult.
The area is a quiet, residential neighbourhood that was also clean and safe. The house is close to the Ato Bolden Stadium, National Aquatic Center and close to major shopping centers C3, Heartland Plaza and then further away is Gulf City Mall if heading South and Price Plaza then Grand Bazaar if heading North. There are many fruit stalls, street food vendors and supermarkets in very close proximity.
Finally, Nelli was there to meet us on our arrival and to ensure we settled in easily. She is a very warm and hospitable person.
One recommendation is to have a small selection of books and or board games for guests.
I would definitely be staying again and would recommend to my friends and family.