About the Homestay
SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD, VERY CLEAN HOME AND VERY WELL SITUATED. This is a beautiful upper floor colonial style home managed by my sister, my mother and I. Marvy and Alberto answer and approve all the internet requests since they speak the best English. The home is in a very SAFE area day or night!!! It is centrally located and it is very CLEAN. It has 2 air conditioned bedrooms and 2 private baths with door locks. The main bath in the hall 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 20 minutes walking distance to most places of interest and tourist attractions. The famous Malecon sea wall/walk is only 5 blocks from our home.
The price of each room varies depending on many factors including how many in a room, length of stay and season. 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 total 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. 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, but it is sufficient. 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.
Thanks for looking and Welcome to La Habana. Welcome to our home.
ATTENTION; WE ARE NOW ABLE TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO OTHER CITIES FROM OUR HOME TO YOUR DESTINATION 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
- Internet Access
- 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
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: Prices for the holiday season Dec 24th Until Jan 2nd is higher. Please see calendar for prices during this time.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
We had a great time staving at Marveys! Marveys sister and mother gave us a warm welcome and made us feel at home. The room and bathroom were clean and the breakfast was lovely. She gave us information about Havana and helped us arrange another casa in Viñales and the taxi collectiva. We would definately recommend this casa!
Thank you for the great time,
Lots of love from Holland,
Vera & Isabelle
We spent nice time in Havana in Marvy's house, with our family including two small children. We appreciated very much that the rooms and house was very clean, it has a huge living room area, the people in the house were very friendly, breakfast was good, and the location is safe and central. Marvy was so kind to organise our tranfers from the airport and toward to Trinidad. It was a big help. The experience would have been even better if we had gotten drinking water prepared in the room and a city map for orientation. Altogether a good experience.
I've been in Cuba with my two sisters and Marvelys Homestay was our first stop. The wohle family was so lovely and helped us with everything we needed!!! We did not made any reservations befor we came here and they helped us plan all our stay in Cuba. When we came back to Marvelys for our last night befor the flight home, it almost feld like coming home. Thank ypu so much for the beautiful time at your home!!
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Great hosts and good location. Very clean room and good breakfast!
Marvelys is a great host, helpful !!!!
She speaks very good English and gave us a lot information what to do (like where to eat, dance, buy things) in Havana and have nice time for 3 nights.
Her casa was very clean in the center of Habana. We had everyday excellent breakfast!!!
Muchas Gracias por todos!!!! Besitos!
Marvelys nos dio consejos y nos ayudó a mobilizarnos en la Havana.Desayunos buenos.Habitacion limpia y casa bien ubicada.Familia muy agradable.
We were happy with the clean place and the shower was Nice as well. We were Also greeted very nicely from the whole family! However we did not find the stay so pleasant. Firstly we wanted wifi and since Marvely said they have that we payed 1CUC each and tried to log on. However the internet didnt work at all. We thought we would give it a shot the next night and when we came home around 10 Marvely was nowhere to be found. The last day of our stay we asked her if we could Get the money back since we didnt Get access and she told us no. Her mom Also borrowed some money from my friend and we had to Ask for that back as well..
The worst part about the whole experience was when Marvely told us its better if we take a taxi to trinidad that she could fix for 30CUC each instead of taking the bus for 25CUC. At the end of the taxi trip we found out that she had told the taxi driver we would give him 35 CUC each. So that means she lied to us about The price. He Even showed us the note he got from her where she had written that, and we had no choice but to give him the extra momey. And she Also didnt say goodbye to us when we left and it was really hard to Get in touch with her if we needed any help. all in all the place is clean, Nice and sentral. But we did not appreciate being treated this Way..
Fatima and Eline (from Norway)
Hi Marvey and fellow travellers,
Thank you Marvey, for amazing stay we head at your casa. Fellow travellers, I highly recommend you to stay at this casa. Very clean, safe and comfortable place to stay. Only 10 min walk to central park and lot of restaurants in walk distance. Highly recommend to have your breakfast at Marvey’s casa every day. Marvey is a great host and will advise you on a lot of things:)
Thank you and HASTA PRONTO:)
Ottima accoglienza , Marvelys è stata molto cara col nostro bimbo . La posizione è buona, la stanza semplice ,il bagno è in comune. Grazie per la tua ospitalità !!!
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