About the Homestay

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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!

House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Laura and Rodney
From 22 $ per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Beautiful room facing an outdoor balcony located on the 1st floor. Features high ceilings, typical colonial furniture, private bathroom, air con, minibar, safe and hair dryer. It's possible with opened balcony to feel street noises during the night.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
27 $
30 $
Weekly Price
170 $
190 $
Monthly price
660 $
750 $
Rodney and Laura
From 22 $ per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Beautiful room facing an outdoor balcony located on the 2nd floor. Features high ceilings, typical colonial furniture, private bathroom, air con, minibar, safe and hair dryer. It's possible with opened balcony to feel street noises during the night.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
27 $
30 $
Weekly Price
170 $
190 $
Monthly price
660 $
750 $
Rodney & Laura
From 22 $ per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
3 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Cozy room located on the 2nd floor with a window facing the interiors of the building. It's possible for 2 or 3 guests in separate beds. Featuring private bathroom, high ceilings, minibar, air with, safe, hair dryer and stylish furniture.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
27 $
29 $
Weekly Price
170 $
185 $
Monthly price
660 $
720 $
Laura & Rodney
From 22 $ per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
3 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Beautiful room located on the 1st floor with a window facing the interiors of the building. It's possible for 2 or 3 guests in separate beds. Featuring private bathroom, high ceilings, minibar, air with, safe, hair dryer and stylish furniture.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
27 $
29 $
Weekly Price
170 $
185 $
Monthly price
660 $
720 $
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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
  • Park
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Restaurant
  • 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
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Diabetic

House Rules

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
immediately.
- 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.

119 Reviews

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    Denmark
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    Lovely stay! Really Nice couple, speaks great english and the appartment has a great location. Loved it here

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dear Anne thank you so much for your lovely visit and your lovely review on Homestay!! We had a lovely time with you as well!! Love, Laura and Rodney

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    United Kingdom
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    Had a lovely time staying at Laura and Rodney's place for 1 night. They are such a kind and warm couple who speak perfect English! They are both professionals who run a beautiful and well-kept property in central Havana. The bedroom was spacious and had aircon, the breakfast in the morning was lovely (fresh fruit, eggs, bread, cheeses, salami) and nothing was too much trouble for them. You ABSOLUTELY MUST stay here as they have so many perks (tips on where to get massages, the best restaurants to eat in, printout maps with guides on where to go during the day, tours available locally etc) and clearly put a lot of effort into making guests feel at home and have an enjoyable stay. We stayed in another homestay for 4 nights at the start of our trip to Havana as this place was not available. My advice? Don't stay anywhere else if this place is free!!! You will not regret it.

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    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much my darling Anushka for your beautiful review on Homestay!! We are very grateful and excited!! Keep having a a wonderful life together guys, love, Laura and Rodney

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    Netherlands
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    What a lovely kind of people Ana Laura and Rodney are. They make you feel more than welcome from the moment you enter their Casa. In the house you find everything you need, and a lot more. Laura has provided us with plenty information about what to do in Havanna. We have been their for six days and left with the feeling we have known them all our life. Sorry to say so (Laura is probably twice my age) but she took care of us like a mother

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much my darling Frans for your lovely review!! It was such a great pleasure meeting you all!! Hope to see you again! Love, Laura and Rodney :)

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    It was a pleasure to stay with Laura and Rodney!!! Both are very lovely persons who are very helpful and speak perfect English.

    They had different Havana maps and tourguids for us which were very helpful. We used them all the time while we were there. They help us to decide what to do and see in Havana and teached us about the prices so we would not be played.

    Also Laura organized us a daytrip to Vinales. We asked for a smaller group and that was no problem for her to manage. At the end, it was just my husband and me, as the other couple where not at the meeting point and didn’t came after 20 min of waiting. So it was perfect. Our tourgid was “Guilliermo”. So if you plan going to Vinales ask for him, he was amazing!!!!
    His English was perfect and we could ask him all the questions we had and he loved answering all of them. (also his car was an old timer, which was kinda cool too).

    Our trip through Cuba was planned with a car. But when we arrived we could not rent one, as they are very expensive if you haven’t booked one earlier (so for the record, if you plan to rent a car, book it before you arrive!)
    As we had no car, Laura was very helpful with booking a Taxi Collectivo (taxis which you share with 4-7 people) from Havana to Trinidad and told us where and how we can book a bus from Cayo Coco back to Havana. And after all that, she also helped us to book another 2 nights in Havana with one of her friends!! Thank you again for that <3

    Also Laura and Rodney offer breakfast, which you should really use, as it’s kinda hard to find breakfast at the streets. Both are very honest and you can ask them everything. And trust me, you will have some questions :D

    Thank you both for everything. It was the best choice to stay with you guys!! We are so looking forward to meet you again 
    Love and kisses from Germany

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    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much my darling Gigi for your lovely visit and your beautiful review!! We miss you already!! Love, Laura and Rodney :)

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    United Kingdom
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    "Welcome home" is the greeting I received from Laura and Rodney, and I was overwhelmed by their kindness and hospitality. I strongly recommend staying with them; the local knowledge they can provide is invaluable. I would certainly stay here again!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much my darling Karen for your beautiful review and for sharing your time at home with us!! Thank you so much!! Love, Laura and Rodney
    :) you know you'll always be welcome home!!

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    Austria
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    We were a group pf 8 people staying 3 nights in this lovely Casa. All of us give it a 100 % recommendation: Lovely rooms with good beds and bright deco. Everything is provided for – up to an electrical adapter. Breakfast is great, and of course the location cannot be beat.
    Sights, restaurants and banks – everything in easy walking distance.
    However what makes this Casa especially outstanding is the hosting family. Laura and Rodney are absolutly adoring, speak good english and make the extra effort from the first contact to the good byes. Also I want to mention Rodneys mother in law, she helps wherever and I had some great chats with her – they all made me feel I have won new friends.

    Den besonderen Charme dieser Casa, machen die jungen Gastgeber Laura und Rodney aus, sie sprechen nicht nur ausgezeichnet englisch, sondern sind vom Beginn der Buchung bis zum Ende der Reise total um jeden Gast bemüht.
    Die Lage ist perfekt, man kann alles fussläufig erreichen. Die Zimmer sind sehr komfortabel, das Frühstück super!
    100 % Empfehlung für diese Casa. Waren 3 Nächt 8 Personen und Jeder war zufrieden.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much dear Martha for your lovely review!! It was a lovely pleasure welcoming you and the group at home! Thank you so much and hopefully we'll see you again soon!! Love, Laura

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    United Kingdom
    Age 75+

    5 hearts
    March 2019

    Our time spent in Havana in the home of Laura and Rodney was very special, from the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and part of the Family. During our Travels in Cuba we stayed with many Families who also made us feel very welcome and happy in their home but this young couple certainly have the WOW factor and are very kind, nothing is too much trouble and is executed with warmth and enthusiasm whatever you ask for. The accomodation very clean and comfortable, breakfast excellent. One word "Perfect" Well done to you both.

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    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    We had such a lovely time welcoming Heather and Rosemary at home! They are sweet, lovely and charming, which I had days just to talk to them!! It was a great experience meeting them and I wish them a great life! Hope we can meet again. Love, Laura and Rodney :)

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    Germany
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    March 2019

    Hallo wir hatten ein sehr schönes und sauberes Zimmer im ersten Stockwerk bei Laura. Das Zimmer ist mit einem anderen Zimmer auf einem Stockwerk. Beide teilen sich eine kleine Küche und Wohnzimmer. Alles ist sehr stilvoll eingerichtet. Laura ist sehr hilfsbereit und liebenswert. Die Wohnung liegt schön zentral. Frühstück, in extra frühstücksraum für 5 cuc ist gut.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much for your lovely review and for sharing your time at home with us!! It meant a lot to us!! We are so grateful!! Love, Laura and Rodney :)

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    Denmark
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    March 2019

    We stayed with Ana Laura and Rodney for 4 nights in February 2019.
    Immediately after ordering the stay we were contacted by Ana Laura in english asking, if they could help us in any way. We arrived in Cuba at midnight. She organized a taxi waiting for us at the airport, and at 3 am we were in Havana - Rodney received us with a smile and brought our luggage to our room.
    In the morning we met Ana Laura. After the delicious breakfast she spent one full hour telling us about Havana and helping us making a good programme for our stay.
    If we any question or problem they were always ready to help us - and always with a smile!!!
    We can - so very much recommend a stay with Ana Laura and Rodney. We have had many stays abroad, but never like this one.
    We can so very much recommend a stay with Ana Laura and Rodney!!!!
    Lisbeth and Kaj, Denmark

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much my dearest Kaj and Lisbeth for such a beautiful review and for sharing your time with us here in Havana!! We keep loving memories of our time together!! Thank you so much!! Love, Laura and Rodney

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    Netherlands
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    March 2019

    We stayed 5 days with Laura and Rodney and what a pleasant and wonderfull stay it was. They take such good care of their guests. The breakfast is excellent. The rooms are lovely. I recommand one with a balcony because of the great view down the street.

    Laura and Rodney Thanks again for making our trip unforgettable.

    Lots of greetings from Kim & Marcel.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dear Kim, thank you so much for such a wonderful review and for sharing your experience at home with us!! I'm so grateful because you took the time to leave us such nice words!! I'm so happy!! Thank you so much for your lovely visit!! Laura and Rodney

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