About the Homestay

Typical SAFE CLEAN
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

SAFE, CLEAN, VERY WELL SITUATED and beautiful upper floor colonial style home managed by my sister, my mother and I. Our cousin Alberto answers and approves all of the requests since he speaks the best English. When he is in town he helps manage the home and is our tour guide. . The home is in a very SAFE area day or night!!! The home is centrally located and it is very CLEAN. It has 2 air conditioned bedrooms and 2 baths. The main bath is the one in the hall and is the one most guests like to use. However, if that bathroom is occupied, then you are free to use the other second full bathroom located next to the kitchen... Both are private and with locks on the doors. (Bedroom 1 has a Queen side bed that sleeps 2. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds and a 3rd single bed can be brought in to accommodate up to 3 people. The home is located in Central Havana, and it is within walking distance to most places of interest and tourist attractions.
The price of each room varies depending on many factors and it is set by Homestay. Please check the calendar before you book to view current prices.
In this home you will have complete privacy and security. We live in the back of the house and are available 24/7 to make your stay trouble free and pleasant. A full breakfast (5.00cuc per person) may be served upon request.
Guest could have access to the refrigerators in the house to store water, etc. . Transportation to and from the airport average price is 25.00cuc. (More than 3 riders with many bags may cost a bit more). There are plenty of Taxis and private drivers that can bring you home outside of the Terminal building. They are all safe!!! The airport is 15 km or 9 miles from the house. The ride from the airport to the house can take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes depending on traffic. We can help with information about tour guides, places of interests, and many other local attractions. (Keep in mind however, that we are not a travel agency and information given is only to help supplement what ever info you may already have and to make your stay a more enjoyable and pleasant stay). We are a family that will welcome you with open arms..
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND>>>As you can see in the pictures, the space is large enough, clean, SAFE and in my view beautiful....however, please remember that Cuba is not a luxury destination! Things are still quite basic and service levels medium to low most places. Occasionally there are power outages and at times (very occasionally), the water may be cut by the city. Water pressure is not what it is in America or some places in Europe ..However, I have a big reservoir tank on the roof and even when there are water cuts by the city, it should not impact our guests.
Bienvenidos a La Habana.. Marvy, Mercy and Alberto.
Thank you once again and Welcome to La Habana. Welcome to our home.
Familia Cruz
ATTENTION; WE ARE NOW ABLE TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO OTHER CITIES FROM OUR HOME AS FOLLOWS:
VINALES IS 25.00cuc, VARADERO 25.00cuc, CIENFUEGOS 30.00cuc, TRINIDAD 35.00cuc and SANTIAGO 75.00cuc. PRICES ARE PER PERSON. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE MAKE SURE AND ASK AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE AT THE HOUSE!!!!! IT IS KNOWN AS TRANSPORTATION COMUM. The vehicle seats 7 persons (mostly tourists). They will pick up in front of the house at AROUND 8.30am. The pick up days will vary throughout the week so it is wise to LET US KNOW AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE AT THE HOME SO WE CAN SCHEDULE FOR YOU IN ADVANCE. Gracias mil!!! Familia Cruz

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Note 2 night min stay 

   

Bedroom 2
From 12 $ per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
3 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

2 beds in the room, a third when needed. 22.00cuc/night for 2 persons. 24.00/night for 3 people. Air Conditioning, & fan. Window. Lock & Keys for bedroom and for the House main door.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
15 $
20 $
Weekly Price
90 $
115 $
Monthly price
400 $
500 $
Bedroom 1. Queen side bed. Sleeps 2
From 16 $ per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Master Bedroom with a Queen side bed. (sleeps 2), Air conditioned. Big window - circulating fan. Lock and Keys for the bedroom door and for the House entrance door. 22.00cuc per night

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
20 $
25 $
Weekly Price
120 $
150 $
Monthly price
500 $
650 $
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About the Area

Our house is located 5 blocks from the famous Malecon and parque Maceo area. The airport is 15kms or 9 miles from the house. It is a 15 to 20 minute drive depending on traffic. The home is in a very SAFE area (Concordia 626 altos. (entre) Oquendo y Marquez Gonzalez)., very well situated and it is very CLEAN. It is within close proximity to Old Havana, Hotel Nacional, La Universidad de La Habana. Paseo del Prado, El Castillo del Morro, Vedado área, La Bodeguita del Medio, el Palacio de la Rumba, el Callejón de Hamel, El Floridita, el Capitolio, La Catedral, El Hotel Inglaterra, and many more tourists attraction areas. Most within walking distances. It is a very safe area day or night. There is local transportation and taxis available . Most taxis are old vintage American cars that are still functioning. However, there are modern taxis available as well as tourist/sightseeing buses. Local bus transportation are also available but are mostly used by locals at a very cheap cost. They are crowded and an experience worth having, if only one time.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • 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
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Full Board
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Diabetic
  • Lactose Intolerant
  • Nut Allergies

House Rules

Smoking can only take place in the balcony. We live in the back of the house and we are available 24/7. If you want or need anything, or if you are looking for something and can not find it, PLEASE ASK.... NO PARTIES, NO HEAVY DRINKING, NO DRUGS, NO LOUD MUSIC, and NO GUESTS ALLOWED INTO THE HOUSE WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL. Because there may be guests in the adjacent room, we ask that you keep this in mind and be considerate and respectful of those in the other rooms. Be quiet, don't slam doors and keep noise to a minimum. Specially at night time..It is your responsibility to ensure that personal belongings are not left behind.
The home has two individual private bathrooms. If one is occupied then you are welcome to use the other. We will do all possible to make your stay in our home a pleasant , safe and enjoyable experience. Welcome to La Habana.

PLEASE NOTE: The prices for the holiday season $28 per night per room from Dec 28th Until Jan 6th

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

78 Reviews

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    Marvy gave us the most welcoming arrival in Havana and provided a perfect stay for two times.
    Thank you very much, we hope we can visit our home in Cuba again!

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    Denmark
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    The ladies were lovely and a great help with directions, taxis, you name it. The place is clean and comfortable, close to the Malecón and walking distance to Old Havana. The breakfast is great, especially the omelet :-) I very much enjoyed my stay with them.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marvelys in ,

    Nina thank you for such a wonderful review. We truly enjoyes having you in our home.. We are glad you made it home safe and that your family member is recovering well..
    Hoping to see you again soon..
    Marvy and family

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    Spain
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    Los dias que estuvimos en La Habana en casa de Marvelys fueron estupendos. La habitación estaba muy limpia y el desayuno es estupendo. Sin duda son una familia maravillosa y recomendaría esta alojamiento para cualquier persona o familia.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marvelys in ,

    Ana, que alegría saber que se encontraron muy agradablemente en nuestra casa que ahora es la casa de ustedes también.. Reciban un fuerte abrazo de nuestra familia.. Gracias por su compania y su amistad.. Hasta la proximal si Dios quiere..
    Marvy y familiy

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    Netherlands
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    We had a great stay at Marvy's home in Havana! Marvy is a lovely host, very welcoming and helpfull with sharing tips. Also she makes great tortilla for breakfast :) The house is very nice, clean, spacious and the location is great, both Havana vieja and Vedado are easy to reach. One thing that could be improved is the airconditioning. It works well, but makes quite a lot of noise. Lovely spot for exploring the city and having a beer on the balcony after a day in chaotic Havana Vieja.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marvelys in ,

    Inge, thank you so very much for the wonderful review!!!
    You were great guess and we are missing you already.. Funny you mentioned the air conditioning noise.. We have a part on order for 9 months now.. Unfortunately for us , here in parts for ACs are very difficult to obtain.. As soon as we receive the part, we will take care of it, believe me!!! At least it stills cools well and that is the main thing so our guests can sleep comfortably....
    Have a great rest of summer back in your country and comeback and see us soon..
    Sincerely

    familia Cruz.

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    Haiti
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Marvy y su familia son muy agradables! They took care of me like their family was mine... they are very helpful!!! They bring me joyful I was searching for during my holiday...
    And the house is very clean, without noise...
    Thank you, guys!!!

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    Japan
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marvelys in ,

    Thank you for the 5 star review..It was a pleasure having you in our home.. come back and see us soon.. Take care

    marvy and family

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    Netherlands
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Marvelys y su familia fueron muy serviciales y amables y me ayudaron con mi español. La casa es muy grande, pero esa está a media hora caminando de La Habana Vieja. El desayuno fue delicioso. ¡Muchas gracias por todo!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marvelys in ,

    Hola Carlijn, gracias for your wonderful review of 5 stars. We also enjoyed your company and wish you the best on your return to the Netherlands.. If you ever comeback to La Habana, this is now your home away from home.. Wishing you all the best and thank you again for a great stay.
    Marvy and family

    marvy andfamily

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    Germany
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    Marly did us hospitality very nice. So I can recommend marly`s homestay.
    Nice greeting`s to Cuba from Germany.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marvelys in ,

    Excellent family. Very respectful, clean and fun.. We loved hosting them and they are welcome into our home anytime.. we hope to see them again soon.. Thanks

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    Mexico
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2018

    Estuvimos una semana en casa de Mavy y recibimos la mejor atención. Nos consiguieron un paseo a Varadero con muy buen precio y nos recomendaron algunos sitios dependiendo de nuestros intereses.
    Gracias!!, un abrazo.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marvelys in ,

    Hola Karina. que alegría saber que estuvieron contentas en la casa.. De mas esta decirles que acá tienen una nueva familia a la orden, vale??? Esperamos volver a verlas pronto.. Reciban un cordial abrazo desde la Habana de nuestra familia.. Gracias de nuevo y disfruten el verano.. Familia Cruz

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    Australia
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    We stayed with marvey and her sister merci and they were SO lovely. Their home felt like our home in Havana. The rooms were clean and nice and they were very helpful with anything we needed. Also a great location with walking distance to everything. We would stay here again for sure, highly recommended. Muchos gracias xxx

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marvelys in ,

    Ellyce, thanks for the wonderful review!!! it was so much fun having you guys around!! You were the perfect guests.. come back and see us soon. We are missing you already.. Familia Cruz

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