About the Homestay
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.
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
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
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
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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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!
Marly did us hospitality very nice. So I can recommend marly`s homestay.
Nice greeting`s to Cuba from Germany.
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.
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
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