About the Homestay
Hello! I'm Laura, I'm an architect and I live with my husband, Rodney, who is a Mechanical Engineer. But both of us are currently working from home and Rodney is also an artisan. We like the interaction with the guests because of this we live in the house and we attend them personally, hoping to offer the maximum of attention. We both master the English language.
We have a beautiful and cozy two-level apartment, located in the center of Old Havana, close to many places of tourist and cultural interest, just 400 meters from the Plaza Vieja and 500 meters from the National Capitol, in an excellent position. Welcome to our home!
A space set with the work of Cuban painters and artists, in a modern and homelike style, located in a central setting and where you will feel comfortable in your visit to our country, are just some of the advantages that will make you select us during your stay .
Ideal for families, friends or couples, in our house we offer an environment of security, privacy and comfort 24 hours a day, a home where you can interact with the owners at any time if you need it. In addition, you can contact us via e-mail or telephone at any time, because we are always at your disposal.
The 4 rooms of our house enjoy private bathroom, hot water 24 hours, air conditioning, minibar, safe doors, safes, hair dryers, fans and are acclimated with stylish furniture.
The daily cleaning of the rooms and bathrooms is carried out, in addition to the change of sheets and towels every two days, except in situations where it is required less frequently.
Guests can also make use of the rest of the spaces in the house: living - dining room, hall, kitchen and exterior to the street. In addition, you can enjoy the excellent cuisine of the house, where breakfast, dinner or lunch services are offered to your liking; besides laundry, transport, pick up / transfer to the airport, parking of rented cars and I can organize small tours around the city.
Our rooms "Laura and Rodney" and "Rodney and Laura" are located on the facade of our building with large balconies facing the street of approximately four meters in height. So it is possible to feel noise from the street during the night, for example, the passing of cars, some street music or passers-by. Normally the night is quite calm, but you can feel some street noise of the above described. We're sorry, but we can not help it.
The sanitary services or bathrooms of our rooms are private for the use of the guests and they are inside the rooms, preferably spacious and enjoy hot water 24 hours a day. In general each of our rooms has air conditioning, WiFi, private bathroom inside the room, minibar, safe, wall fan, hair dryer, among other amenities.
We recommend during your visit that you enjoy emblematic Havana places such as Bar Floridita, La Bodeguita del Medio, La Moneda Cubana, Doña Eutimia, La Vitrola, Los Nardos, La Guarida and La Familia, among others. As well as discover the beauty of our main colonial squares: the Cathedral Square, the Old Square, the Plaza de Armas and the Plaza San Francisco de Asis, all within your reach from our home.
We will help you to make your stay in our country, as pleasant as possible! Welcome to our home!
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our beautiful and cozy home is located in the historic center of Old Havana; close to many places of cultural interest and only 400 meters from the Old Square and the Capitol. We have 4 rooms to host and we love being hosts. Contact Us!
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- 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
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Diet Type available on request
Suggestions of our house:
- Do not smoke in the room, you can smoke on the balcony or in the main window, as well as on the roof of our building that has beautiful views of Havana.
- When leaving the room, you must turn off the lights, air conditioning and the fan. Also, close the balcony or the windows.
- Do not use the air conditioner with the windows, balcony or open doors.
- Do not place towels or wet clothes on the furniture in the room.
- In case of loss of the keys to the house, please inform us
- Being this a family house, we do not allow prostitution, drug consumption or the visit of girls or boys without previous registration in our house. For our safety and yours!
- We suggest that you leave your passport and the rest of your personal documents in the safe in your room. In Havana, you only need a passport to change money in the bank or in the Cadeca.
- On the day of your departure, we appreciate you leaving your room at 12:00 pm. You can leave your luggage in our house until the taxi arrives to pick it up and use the sanitary service for guests.
Any help or information you need is at your disposal, as well as to help you plan your trip through Cuba!
Finally, we are always listening to any suggestions to improve our service!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Stay in Laura Y Rodney's lovely casa for 3 nights when i'm in Havana. Laura is always fast respond for the message and easy to communicate. I arrived at the night time after more than 24 hours flying time, they arrange airport pick up for me and give me a big welcome, it's a home sweet home in Havana. I love the high ceiling room with the balcony which room i booked, exactly what you see from the photos. Perfect location, easy access to most of the sightseeing places in town. And they will give you tops where to visit and eat, it's very useful information. They are popular host, try to make your reservation in advance.
Friendly, easy, open hearted, good wifi-acsess, very nice casa. One of the best we stayed in on our 25 day visit to Cuba. Would love to come back again.Thanks for everything, Laura.
Ps. What a wonderful Mom you have!! :) send her warm strong hugs! Ds.
I doubt you will find a nicer homestay in old Havana than with Laura and Rodney.
From the outset communication and planning was smooth and friendly, they arranged a taxi from the airport with their trusted driver Snr Pasqual who teaches you handy Cuban phrases for your stay in Havana.
Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and shown to our lovely 2nd floor room with shower room, double bed, aircon, fridge and balcony.
The property is in old Havana just a few blocks from the lively plaza vieja with great bars and restaurants in one direction and in the other it's a short walk to the capitol and central park main tourist attractions.
Laura and Rodney's place is situated over 2 floors above warehouse space at ground level so there are quite a few stairs but the personality of the hosts and service of the stay more than outweigh a little exercise.
Laura and Rodney live here too so they're always on hand for tips and advice about the local area and organised an amazing day trip in a vintage 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air to Viñales visiting the tabacco farm where we sampled cigars, honey, coffee and rum, the Indian caves, the prehistory monument, a drive through the picturesque town of vinales and a most delicious lunch.
There is free WiFi available at Laura and Rodney's a rarity in casas and a welcome gift not having to sit in the local park to catch up with loved ones and facebook!
We arranged to have the breakfast in the mornings and it was huge we didn't need to eat again until the evening plenty of fresh fruit, bread, toast, butter, jam, cheese, ham, eggs any way you want, juice and delicious coffee.
The first evening Laura prepared a snack for us as we had had a long flight and didn't want to venture out.
Bed linen and towels were changed every other day which again is a rarity I hear for many casas!
Laura speaks excellent English and Rodney comes a close second.
All in all I would say if you've read this far please don't hesitate book now because you really won't find a nicer more accommodating home to stay in.
Laura and Rodney we love you and miss you already.
If I think about the highlights of my trip to Cuba, was it the beauty of the countryside or the quaint streets of Trinidad or the vibrant music in the bars and cafes of Old Havana? No! It was was the pleasure of meeting Laura and Rodney at their home stay! They made me feel so welcome that I felt completely at home the moment I stepped through the door. Laura is a kind, considerate, thoughtful and caring host. Rodney, Laura and Laura’ s mother were so very helpful to me during my stay that I wished I could have stayed longer. I recommend them to you heartily.
I’ll definitely be coming back. Regards
Peter from Bristol U.K,
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Gracias para ambos, fue el mejor recibimiento que tuvimos en su hermoso país, fascinados de lo respetuosos, honrados pero sobre todo de la manera que nos guiaron desde como abrir un llavin hasta las recomendaciones externas que debíamos tener en la calle... De nuestra parte le enviamos a distancia los mejores éxitos y bendiciones... Rodney pura vida ahí me disculpa si pensastes que te huida. Salimos encantados con los dos, son una bello matrimonio. Chao y pura vida
We really enjoyed our first days in Cuba Havana in the casa of Laura and Rodney. This friendly and English speaking couple helped us a lot with our stay in Havana. Their casa is very clean and the breakfast delicious. The room is air conditioned which really works... Their casa is located in the center of old Havana. You can visit all museums,restaurants and sights on foot. Laura is very helpful and know how to please her guests. Thanks Laura!!!
We were very pleased to stay there and sad to leave this lovely people and beautiful city.
Best casa we have stayed on our Cuba tour.
Julia,Isabella and Marc
It was a pleasure staying in Laura and Rodneys home. We felt very welcome and we got a lot of great tips about tours and places to eat. The rooms and breakfast are very nice too.
This was the very best homestay / casa particular of our 2 week family trip to Cuba.The location was perfect to visit Havana, our hosts felt like family, the accomodation was confortable with attention to every detail, and the breakfasts excellent. Do not hesitate to choose this homestay it was really an excellent souvenir to our visit to Cuba and we would not give a second thought if we visit again to stay with this lovely couple. Thank you Laura & Rodney :)
La estancia en casa de Laura ha sido muy buena. Gran desayuno, casa reformada y limpia. Laura nos ha tratado estupendamente, se ha preocupado siempre por nuestro confort y nos ha ayudado en todo lo que ha pedido. Realmente recomendamos la estancia en esta casa y su volvemos a Cuba ya sabemos a donde vamos a ir.
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