Villa Serena

San Marcos, CA

Villa Serena

Formerly an area characterized by dilapidated buildings and high crime, Villa Serena Apartments, then known as the Lido-Imperial Apartments, now has a fresh look. The $12 million Affordable Housing Project includes improvements such as new roofs, architectural design treatments, new paint, new windows and sliding glass doors, upgraded electrical and fire systems, new appliances, new A/C units, refurbished balconies, new landscaping, new carpets, new flooring, new window coverings, new plumbing fixtures, refurbishing the pool and pool deck, newly installed playground equipment, basketball court, barbecue areas, and new laundry facilities.

In addition, a Community Room and a separate Learning Center complete with new computers were added. Currently the Palo Alto Adult School conducts on-site English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for the entire Community and the Learning Center was named after the late Councilman Vince Andrade.

What makes this project unique are the affordability levels of the property. In the high-priced housing market of San Diego County, Villa Serena Apartments is a welcome alternative to households earning less than the median household income. Seventeen percent of the Units at Villa Serena are reserved for households earning 35% of San Diego County`s median income (AMI), 33% are at 45% of AMI, 10% are at 50% AMI, and 40% are at 60% AMI.








  • Sparkling Swimming Pool
  • Two Playground Areas
  • Gated Community
  • Basketball Court
  • Learning Center
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Recreation Room
  • Professional Onsite Staffing


  • Full Furnished Kitchen (Refrigerator, Stove and Dishwasher)
  • Tile Floors
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Wall-to-Wall Carpet
  • 1-Bedroom/1 Bath (570 Sq. Ft.*) – $415-$875**
  • 2-Bedroom/1 Bath (756 Sq. Ft.*) – $497-$980**
  • 2-Bedroom/1 Bath (850 Sq. Ft.*) – $497-$980**
  • Gated Community
  • Learning Center
  • Full Furnished Kitchen
  • Central Heating and Air Conditioning

339-340 Marcos Street
San Marcos, CA 92069


Leasing Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday



Fax: 760-744-2408


Information Request


Villa Serena Apartments does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities. The person named below has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR, part 8 dated June 2, 1988).
Mildred Bvundura | 9421 Haven Avenue | Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 483-2444 | (800) 735-292 – TTY

* SQFT listed is an approximate value for each unit.
** Pricing and availability are subject to change.

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