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“Best location in town”
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The View from Serena - beautiful expanse of beach
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The View from Serena - beautiful expanse of beach
Pick your own coconuts! Close to the centre of Pipa, but at the quiet end of the beach
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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55 reviews
The View from Serena - beautiful expanse of beach
Pick your own coconuts!
Close to the centre of Pipa, but at the quiet end of the beach
The spacious terrace overlooks the garden and beach
Relax in the tropical garden
3 Bedrooms - all with a sea view
Spectacular views from the Panorama Deck
Less than 5 metres from the front gate to the beach
Bedroom One - 1 double bed and 1 single bed
Bedroom Two - 1 double bed and 1 single bed
Bedroom Three - 2 singles or 1double bed. No that's not a picture on the wall!
Dine inside or.......
.... Dine outside on the terrace
Barbecue with outdoor dining area
Fully equiped kitchen - Fridge, Cooker etc
The Moon setting over Serena
The terrace is big enough for dining and sunbathing
Lots of space for relaxing
A secluded spot for sunbathing
Pipa Beach - directly in front of the villa
Watch the spectacular sunsets from the deck
Pipa Beach - still popular with fishermen
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Praia da Pipa, State of Rio Grande do Norte

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Laura G
San Clemente, California
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best location in town”
Reviewed 3 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
5
people found this review helpful

Beautiful home in the best location in town. The shore is only a few away and the beaches are fantastic. We hired a cook/light housekeeper for $30 per day to prepare breakfast and lunch for us. We highly recommend doing this to take full advantage of your vacation. We hired Jenny who works at Agua na Boca, a local restaurant, and she was absolutely wonderful.
The house itself could use some updating like, a new refrigerator, fumigation, replace moldy toilet seats, but overall a great house to hang out in.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
3 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses
3 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils 2 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness
4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities 3 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Home location, lush landscaping, views,air conditioning, MP3 players, hot water in shower
Liked least: Insects, no lights in 1 bathroom, no hot water in kitchen, old refrigerator
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
3 Aug 2013
Thank you – We are happy to hear that you enjoyed Serena and that Jenny looked after you. We are constantly making improvements and additions, and after a very wet rainy season, we will be re-furbishing again!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Trimad3
Odiham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Location, Views, Comfort, Kitchen, Bathrooms, Space, all First Class.”
Reviewed 21 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
5
people found this review helpful

Our first visit was in Serena's early days, two weeks in November 2009, and we were impressed by all we were able to do and see. The return visit gave Pipa a different atmosphere, but even more luxury, internally and in the garden. In May 2013, the beach Praia de Pipa was noticably more quiet, less beach activity, with more families and less younger sportspeople. Our November visit had coincided with the Frescobal beach tennis championships, with constant practice and competition. Entertainment and interest just over the wall on the beach, and an active young crowd to watch from our deck loungers while sipping our Caiparinias , now even closer with the new deck and bars. This May, an almost deserted beach with a scattering of children and parents lounging and staying cool in the rock-pools, or filling the tables of beach cafes. Evenings in the main street filled with strolling visiters, and a multitude of good inexpensive restaurants to choose from, not to mention numerous yummy ice cream vendors or bars.
Beach walks in both directions provide differing swimming and snorkel opportunities, and again, a choice of food and drink, apart from the local fishing boat interest around Sebastian Rock. Multicoloured cliffs are attractive and unusual, with miles of deserted sand and and rocky pool beaches. The climate was perfect on both visits, as was the accommodation, and the much improved and established garden. The only choice... in or out of season ? We were met at the airport both times, efficient and friendly.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
Liked best: Beach view and location
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
21 Jun 2013
Our Response
Thank you –You are one of several guests who have returned for a second visit, and so much has been added and improved since 2009, especially in the garden. One of the attractions of the beach in Pipa is that it changes and moves during the year, according to the tides and currents, but the view always remains spectacular! May and June are certainly good months to come for peace and tranquillity, although it can sometimes rain at this time, it is not uncommon to have a whole week of sunshine.
We look forward to welcome you again….
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Francoise...
Little Switzerland, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“not so secure”
Reviewed 13 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
5
people found this review helpful

We stayed a Serena during our stay in Pipa. Serena is just in front of the beach and is an amazing place.
We got robbed on our last night there, and I have the feeling, that we were observed since it happened during our dinner. They emptied all 4 safes, pretty easy, and took all our cash, and iphone, psp, macbook and camera with all holidays pictures!!. Obviously they knew exactly how to get in, since the beach front from the house is not at all secure. Well I would not recommend a stay in Serena.

4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 2 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
3 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 3 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
2 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
13 Oct 2012
Thank you for your comments – We were sad and disappointed to hear that you had such a bad experience on the last night of your holiday. We do take safety and security seriously and following a review of all aspects of security around the property, we have made some changes, including extra security features.
We hope that, despite this experience, you still have some happy memories of the rest of your time in Pipa.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
dan777mtl
Malta
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent location and amazing beach villa!”
Reviewed 7 September 2012 for a stay in June 2012
9
people found this review helpful

We stayed at Serena Pipa whilst on our honeymoon in Brazil. The house is enormous and has all one needs whilst on holiday. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is a washing machine which we found useful since we were travelling for 7 weeks around Brazil. The location is just perfect right on the beach and a short walk to the town center and other beaches. I was initially very concerned with the security since we read a lot about this in Brazil but both the villa and Pipa were very safe and we walked around even during the night without any problems. Another positive aspect of this villa is that next door there is Pipa beach club which has excellent food, wifi and a large t v where football games can be watched. I would definitely go back there since it was a highlight during our honeymoon.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: the villa and the view
Liked least: no wifi
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
7 Sep 2012
Thank you – It is wonderful to hear that your time at Serena was one of the highlights of your 7 weeks travelling around Brazil. Pipa really is a unique and special holiday destination, which continues to attract people from all around the world.
Serena is one of the few houses situated directly on the beach – if you want a secluded villa on the beach, within walking distance of the centre of Pipa, then Serena has to be your choice.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
Reviewed 2 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012
17
people found this review helpful
4 of 5 bubbles Value 4 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 4 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
2 Apr 2012
Thank you – Yes, Serena is very spacious, with 3 good size bedrooms, and a large living room plus the upstairs lounge. The garden is proving to be extremely popular, with an abundance of tropical trees and plants, including your own coconuts and bananas. The lower lawn gives an area of total privacy, or you can sit on the terrace or the deck and admire the view out to sea.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Aino V
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“I want to go back!!”
Reviewed 2 February 2012 for a stay in July 2011
13
people found this review helpful

I LOVE Casa Serena. It’s perfect for a group or for honeymooners. It is beautiful, private and close to everything. I highly recommend it!

Layout: The 3 bedrooms (2 with private baths) are spread out nicely so you don’t feel to close to each other. There are many places to hang out—the upper deck, the dining area with barbeque, the lower patio off one of the bedrooms, and the green garden but I always ended up on the main terrace drinking coffee and watching the ocean just across the street. The street is a dead end with VERY little traffic. There is even a gated alcove for your car but you don’t really need a car because the location is great.

Location: A non-noisy beach club (order their fruit salad) is one house away and has WIFI. The main shopping areas (terrific tropical fruit ice cream shop, both high end and funky stores, bakeries, restaurants) are a short walk away. There are no high rises and no litter in the town.

I want to go back!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: location!
Liked least: leaving.
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
2 Feb 2012
Thank you – you are welcome back any time, Serena awaits you!
Several guests have indeed returned, after being enchanted by Serena and its spectacular location.
Many people have commented on the fact that there are so many different places to ‘hang out’ depending on your mood and the time of day. The terrace does seem to be the focal point, as it is a great spot to sit and enjoy the ocean view.
We hope to see you again soon!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
United States
Reviewed 16 December 2011 for a stay in August 2010
17
people found this review helpful
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 3 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check-in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
16 Dec 2011
What more can we say…. The privacy of your own house in secluded tropical gardens, with the beach directly in front of you. The sunsets really can be spectacular, particularly when viewed from Serena’s upstairs panorama deck. Good tip about the sun block – not many shops sell it in Pipa, as the locals tend to just relax in the shade!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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