About the Homestay

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NEWS: Havana World Music Festival from 21 to 23 March 2019
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English / Spanish

DRA CLARA AND MARCOS, IN HAVANA

WELCOME

Hello!! How are you? Looking for a family, pleasant, quiet and safe place. Congratulations you found

note: 1- Pick up airport service for 25 cuc
           2- offer: private taxi - 100 km-62mi from 55 eur / day
           3- We recommend at least 3-4 days in Havana because they are many place to visit
          We can recommend casa particular in other province and help with transportation logistcs

ABOUT OURS HOME

Independent House with 2 levels: Garden / Portal / Carpoch / Garage / Living room / Dinner room / Kitchen / Patio / 5 Rooms / 4 bath room / 2 Terraces / Side Corridors

FOR RENT
1 Bedroom in low / Private Bath, Only for guest / Independent Access / Air / Fan / Shower with cold water and hot / TV-DVD / Mini-bar / Microwave / Dining table / Amenities / Room Service 24 hrs
Note: The room is recent remodeled

FACILITIES
Pick Out Airport Service = 25 cuc / Garage / 1 Cars / 1 Bikes / Water 24 hrs / Offer Food / Phone / Wifi Zone Near

FAMILY COMPOSITION
2 Doctors Pediatrician / 2 Engineers / 1 High School student /
All Responsible. Laborious, Respetuos

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Bank / ATM / House Changes / Wifi area / office for rental cars / Fuel Station / Commercial Complex Monaco (cafeterias, shops, markets, bars, etc) / Paladares-Restaurant (Heredia, El Lateral, Melesio Grill, Villa Alegre, etc) Cinemas / Theaters / F. Cardona Sports Center / Taxi / Bus stop / Hospital / Pharmacy / Commercial Complex Boyeros and Camagüey / Sports City / Zoo Park

DISTANCES
Home Clara to - Airport 11 km / 7mi
Home Clara to - Vedado (Malecon) 5 km / 3mi
Home Clara to - Old Havana (Plaza San Francisco de Asis) 6 km / 3mi
Home Clara to - Miramar (Miramar Trade Center) 7 km / 4mi
Home Clara to - Cujae University 5 km / 3mi

LINKS OF INTERESTS:

Customs Brokerage Agency
http://www.aduana.co.cu/index.php?lang=en

Currency exchange
http://www.bc.gob.cu/espanol/tipo_cambio_metropolitano.asp

Meteorology
http://www.met.inf.cu/asp/genesis.asp?TB0=PLANTILLAS&TB1=INICIAL

Cultural
http: // lapapeleta.cult.cu

Study Centers
http://www.uh.cu
http://cujae.edu.cu

Medical Centers
http://www.cirag.cu
http://www.histoterapia-placentaria.cu

If the information was useful, please let us know, We waiting for you
Welcome

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NEWS: Havana World Music Festival from March 21 to 23
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Spanish

DRA. CLARA AND MARCOS IN HAVANA
WELCOME)

Hello!! How are you? Looking for a family place, pleasant, quiet and safe well congratulations! you found it.

-We offer you pick up service at the airport / price 25cuc and if you want private taxi service from 55 euro per day to cover 100km
-We recommend at least that your stay be 3-4 days in Havana because there are many places to visit
-We can recommend private houses in other provinces and help with transportation logistics.

ABOUT THE HOUSE
House of 2 levels totally independent: Garden / Portal / Carpoch / Garage / Room / Dining room / Kitchen / Patio / 5 Rooms / 4 bathrooms / 2 Terraces / Side corridors

WE RENT
1 Room in ground floor / Private Bathroom / Independent Access / Air Conditioning / Ceiling Fan / Shower with hot and cold water / TV-DVD / Mini-bar / Microwave / Dining table for two people / Room Service 24 hrs
Observation: The room is newly remodeled
 
FACILITIES
Garage / 1 Car / 1 Bike / Water 24 hrs / Meal Offer / Phone / Wi-Fi Zone

FAMILY COMPOSITION
2 Doctors Pediatricians, / 2 Engineers, Specialties Telecommunications and Mechanics / 1 High school student

PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Metropolitan Bank / ATMs / Money Exchange / Wifi Zone / Park / Gas Stations / Mónaco Shopping Complex (coffee shops, markets, bars, etc) / Paladares-Restaurant (Heredia, El Lateral, Melesio Grill, Villa Alegre, etc) / .Office for Car Rental / Cinemas / Theaters / FC Cardona Sports Center / Taxi Bus Stop / Bus Stop / Pharmacy / Boyero and Camagüey Shopping Complex / Sports City / Zoo Park

DISTANCES
Clara's House - Airport 11 km / 7 mi
House of Clara - Vedado (malecon) 5 km / 3mi
House of Clara - Old Havana (Ave. Puerto) 5 km / 3mi
House of Clara - Beach (Tropicana) 6km / 4mi
House of Clara - Miramar 7 km / 4mi
House of Clara - Cujae 5 km / 3 mi

LINKS OF INTEREST

Customs
http://www.aduana.co.cu/

Currency exchange
http://www.bc.gob.cu/espanol/tipo_cambio_metropolitano.asp

Meteorology
http://www.met.inf.cu/asp/genesis.asp?TB0=PLANTILLAS&TB1=INICIAL

Cultural
http://lapapeleta.cult.cu

Study centers
http://www.uh.cu
http://cujae.edu.cu

Medical centers
http://www.cirag.cu
http://www.histoterapia-placentaria.cu

If the information was useful, please let us know. We wait for you
Welcome

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

SINGLE OR DOUBLE ROOM
From 25 $ per night
Family Room
Sleeps 4

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
2 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Double or single room of 4 x 4 meters with private bathroom, located in a low, private access, heated With Air, TV, DVD, mini bar. cleaning guaranteed.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
30 $
35 $
Weekly Price
198 $
220 $
Monthly price
756 $
840 $
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About the Area

Our house is located in the center of the city in a quiet and safe neighborhood. We are 6 km from the center and only 15 minutes from the airport.
The Havana Malecon is a 10-minute drive away and the beach is 25 minutes away.
It is a family neighborhood, quiet and safe. Surrounded by useful places for your stay, for example, WIFI zone, exchange house, bank, shop complex, palate, cafes, etc.

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Our house is located in the center of the city in a quiet and safe neighborhood. We are 6 km from the center and just 15 minutes from the airport.

The Malecón is a 10-minute drive and the beach is 25 minutes.

It is a familiar, quiet and safe neighborhood. Surrounded useful places to stay, for example, WIFI zone, exchange office, bank, shop complex, tastes, cafes, etc.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Sports arena
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch

House Rules

Comply with good customs and be careful

Comply with good manners and be careful

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

17 Reviews

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    Slovakia
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    Casa recomendable 100%. Habitación limpia y cómoda . Con Marcos y Zaida estaréis encantados. Son muy muy agradables, os ayudarán en todo lo que necesitéis (como encontrar transporte u organización de excursiones) , y prepararán deliciosas comidas tipicas cubanas, podréis disfrutar mucho charlando con ellos. Personalmente, espero tener la oportunidad de volver algún día. Muchas gracias por todo Marco, Zaida y Clara ❤️!!!

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    Netherlands
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2017

    My family and I stayed in July 2017 in the casa of Clara Zaida. We had a very great time. Her Son and daughter in law helped us arranging our bus trips and casas to/in other cities. And gave us a tour a whole day through Havana for an upfront agreed price. This was far most the best casa we had in Cuba. The room was big enough for 4 persons and very clean. Only in this casa the room was cleaned each day and we got each day clean towels. I can really recommand to have dinners in this casa, because Aida can cook very Well. The most important thing is that Marcos and Aida speak quite good English. The casa is in a suburb of Havana, which gave us a good impression of the real life in Havana. We have never felt uncomfortable in this neighborhood.

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    United States
    Age 75+

    4 hearts
    July 2017

    Clara is not the host,expect Marcos,"son"to collect the fee.Do not ride with him in his1980 Lada,dangerous and he will offer to give you free tour and at check out will charge you $50 each ride.Room was ok but don't expect it to be serviced daily.His girl friend cooks,simple but good at dinner,$10.This is very congested neighborhood,projects,casa under repair,dirty streets,so if you want to see real city,this is for you.Marcos n Ida are very nice and try to make your stay nice.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Clara Zaida y Marcos in ,

    Hola Don, le escribe la Dra. Clara Zaida, madre de Marcos, aunque en estos momentos me encuentro trabajando en África estoy al tanto de todo lo que sucede en nuestro negocio.
    Le confieso que me llamo mucho la atención que una persona de tan avanzada edad como usted !!!80 años!!! viajara solo, pero ante todo le respeto su opinión, aunque existen algunos aspectos que no los considero justo:
    Primeramente jamás hemos engañado o algo parecido a un cliente. Respecto al servicio de transportación que se le brindo, si es cierto, es un auto del 1986 sin aire acondicionado pero no inseguro, ((y al parecer cuando recibió el servicio no lo sintió tan inseguro ya que lo siguió utilizando por varios días)) a pesar de ello no fue impedimento para que le ayudara a conocer mas de 10 lugares de interés en distintos puntos de la cuidad sin ninguna interrupción mientras se transportaba. Teniendo en consideración calidad - precio, lo considero mas que razonable el precio de 50 cuc por día que fueron para cubrir gastos de combustibles principalmente, ya que no podemos correr con dichos gastos, no obstante se le brindaron sin INTERÉS todo lo que estaba a nuestro alcance, compañía al 100% con una explicación en idioma ingles, un bastón, medicina y hasta una silla portátil que siempre lo acompañaba ya que mi hijo se condolió con su problema en la pierna que le impedía transportarse con total libertad.
    valdría aclarar que en un auto mas moderno con aire acondicionado el precio empezaría desde 20 cuc la hora y/o a partir de 150 cuc el día. Respecto al servicio de habitación siempre le preguntamos a nuestros huéspedes si lo desean, para no invadir la privacidad de los mismos, y en algunas ocasiones ud. no lo deseo.
    Respecto a la suciedad en algunos lugares de la ciudad son por múltiples causas ajenas a nuestra voluntad, no obstante como buenos ciudadanos que somos cumplimos con nuestra parte para cooperar con la limpieza de la ciudad.
    En fin, sus palabras nos sirven de experiencia para el futuro.
    Mis saludos en nombre de toda la familia
    Dra. Clara Zaida

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    Australia

    5 hearts
    May 2017

    Marco hosted us and it was lovely spending time with him and his family. They were very warm and gave us a lot of information about Cuba. The room is clean and neat and everything that is required.

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    Homestay Host Family Clara Zaida y Marcos in ,

    Aunque la estancia fue solo de un día, nos sentimos muy bien con Naz y su pareja, las conversaciones muy agradables, personas inteligentes y tranquilas, los recomiendo a cualquier anfitrión. Ambos quedamos con una sincera sensación de beneplácito, ojala nos volvamos a ver. Gracias por todo NAZ

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    United States
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2017

    I was a bit nervous about my trip to Cuba with limited communication and internet access.

    I was able to hire a taxi who ultimately called Marco/Ida and got directions to their home.

    I cannot recommend Marco & Ida any higher, extremely pleasant, intelligent, helpful and fun. My trip to Cuba was a 10+ due to their kindness, patience and hospitality.

    I had a great breakfast every morning and asked to have dinner with them twice, easily the best meals I had while in Cuba.

    The room is excellent. completely separate and secure, a very comfortable bed I slept as long as I liked.

    Marco seemed to know someone everywhere and was helpful in bartering for me as well as being a great guide providing insights into life there at every turn; as we stopped into auto parts stores and groceries.

    If you can, go to le musica with them soooo fun!

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    Homestay Host Family Clara Zaida y Marcos in ,

    Muchas gracias Greg por tan agradables palabras para con nosotros.
    Greg supo convivir con la realidad cubana dado a su inteligencia y a su espirtu de aventurero.
    Realmente fue un agradable placer hospedarlo en nuestra casa y mucho mas todo lo que compartimos juntos. Tratamos de mostrarle la mayor cantidad de lugares interesantes en la cuidad y por supuesto no falto la diversion y el buen trago
    creo que Greg dejo una huella imborrable en:
    La Vitrola, La Fabrica de Arte, La casa de la musica, Los jardines del Hotel Nacional, etc. Pero especialmente en nuestro hogar
    Muchas gracias de todo corazon espero algun dia volernos a encontrar
    Marcos y familia

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    United States

    5 hearts
    April 2017

    an incredible trip and great accommodation! the hosts made tre trip for us - they were incredibly friendly and we literally hung out with them
    for the entire trip. Marcos was very a huge help for us, gave. us yours and showed us the best spots in Havana. These guys made the trip for us, everyone should stay with them.

    As far as the room it is separate from the main entrance of the house which was nice since we had a bit more privacy. Hot water and air conditioning were a HUGE plus and they consistently re loaded the fridge which was nice. we had breakfast every morning which typically consisted of fruit, bread, and eggs- coffee, tea, and fresh squeezed juice was also there everyday! We did eat a lot of meals with the family (lunch and dinner) which were better than eating out, Ida is an absolutely wonderful cook and taught us so much about the cuban cooking world.

    The house is in a great place, about a 10 minute to drive to Old Havana and is right in the middle of Monaco. We were able to walk down the street and have access to a market, bank, and wifi which was very nice. Wifi is pretty rare so having it a block away was very convenient although we didn't really use it to often.

    Overall if you're looking at your options I would highly recommend this house. One of the best home rentals I have been too and the people are just absolutely incredible humans. we will definitely be back to visit this family again and know we have made lifelong friends from this trip! thank you! we love you!

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    Homestay Host Family Clara Zaida y Marcos in ,

    Whaoooo!! Muchas gracias Samantha por tan bellas palabras, sinceramente ustedes fueron increíbles, super amistosos con un corazón inmenso prueba de ello es que salían a la calle a regalar a niños juguetes, lápices de colores crayolas, etc. En algún momento dejaron de ser huéspedes para convertirse en verdaderos amigos, ya que, compartimos: recetas, recorridos, montamos a caballos, salidas nocturnas, recorridos por la cuidad, etc. Siempre estarán presentes y de seguro volveremos a encontrarnos. Amigos in tha house !!!!!!!……….

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    United States Minor Outlying Islands
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    March 2017

    I came to visit Cuba with my mom and a friend, and we stayed in Marcos’s house for the two nights that we were in Havana. Marcos was an amazing host! He always made sure we were comfortable! When we first arrived Marcos helped us plan our trip around Cuba – recommending different activities and places to go. Marcos helped us get bus tickets to Vinales, gave us a tour around Havana, and drove us to different places when we needed it. He recommended places to eat and sights to see! When we headed to Vinales, Marcos also booked our stay with another Casa, where we also had a very pleasant experience. Marcos was a magnificent host and made our stay in Havana wonderful and our trip to Cuba something of ease.

    The room we stayed in at Marcos’s Casa was very clean and comfortable. We got clean towels every night we were there. We also had our own bathroom which was convenient. The breakfast which was included was delicious and very complete! Lunch and dinner were also available for an extra reasonable cost and that was delicious also!

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    Australia
    Age 65 - 74

    4 hearts
    March 2017

    I stayed with my friend on our first night in Havana and Cuba at Clara Zaida's place. We were looked after very well by Maro and Aida, her son and daughter in law, who made us feel immediately at home. On arrival we were offered a welcome cold drink and they offered a homemade seafood lunch at a very reasonable price. The place was clean and comfortable and Maro and Aida drove us into the old city of Havana and personally gave us a personal tour of their city over the afternoon which was fantastic. Thanks for making it a great visit

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    Netherlands
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    March 2017

    An excellent stay , a room with a separate entrance , excellent breakfast , good travel arrangements and Aida and Marcos are a very friendly couple to stay with *****

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Clara Zaida y Marcos in ,

    Ohh Gerald que fino!! Jeje

    Muchas gracias por sus palabras, muy gentil de su parte. Le deseamos unas gratas vacaciones de nuestra parte. Un magnifico huésped para tener en casa, buenas pláticas.

    Un abrazo de Marcos, Aida y familia
    Suerte en el golf

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    France

    5 hearts
    February 2017

    Great time. Best place to stay

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Clara Zaida y Marcos in ,

    gracias, gracias, un abrazo

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