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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.

107 Reviews

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    Finland
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    February 2019

    The casa was cozy and clean, and the hosts Laura and Rodney warm and helpful. We felt very welcome all the time! Breakfast was excellent. We could recommend the casa to anyone, also those travelling with small children.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dear Tuomo, Kaisa and the girls, thank you so much for your lovely visit!! Thank you so much for your lovely review and for sharing your experience at home with us!! Hope to see you again next year maybe ;) Love, Laura

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    Finland
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    February 2019

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

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much Petra for your recommendation!! Hope to see you again guys!! Love, Laura and Rodney :)

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    What a pity that I discovered this wonderful place only on my last day in Havanna! Ana Laura and her husband Rodney made us feel welcome from the very first moment. The apartment is perfectly located in the authentic quartier of Old Havanna, very little walking distance to malecón, plaza vieja, etc. We had a private little balcony and enjoyed conversation with both hosts! Un abrazo enorme para ustedes y muchísimas gracías!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Muchísimas gracias por tus recomendaciones!! Un fuerte abrazo y te esperamos en la próxima visita a nuestra ciudad!! Besos, Laura y Rodney :)

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Die Casa von Laura und Rodney befindet sich 2 Minuten von der Plaza Vieja und 5 Minuten vom Capitol. Die Lage ist also perfekt um die Innenstadt zu Fuß zu erkunden. Die Zimmer sind sauber, schön und bequem eingerichtet. Tipp: Wenn jemand lärmempfindlich ist, soll das "goldene" Zimmer ohne Balkon buchen, weil die Nachbarn gegenüber gern und laut feiern. (Aber nicht jeden Tag.)
    Das Frühstück ist vielfältig, frisch und üppig.
    Jetzt das Wichtigste: Laura hat uns vom Moment der Buchung an sehr aufmerksam und hilfsbereit betreut, alle Fragen ausführlich und gewissenhaft beantwortet. Sie erklärt ihren Gästen alles, was sie wissen müssen um in Kuba klar zu kommen. Die Casa von Laura und Rodney ist definitiv unsere Base in Havana geworden. Wir sind diesen wunderbaren Menschen sehr dankbar für die tolle Zeit und all die Unterstützung.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dearest Dora, thank you so much for your lovely review and for sharing your experience at home with us!! Thank you so much!! Love, Laura and Rodney :)

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    Ireland
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    We have just spent 4 very enjoyable nights in Ana Laura’s beautiful Casa. We got a great welcome from all the family and lots of good advice for our trip. The Casa is really comfortable and has absolutely everything you will need, Ana Laura pays great attention to detail. It’s in a perfect location, walking distance to so many great places. We also loved our big breakfast every morning. Thank you all for making our arrival in Cuba so enjoyable.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dear Aileen, thank you so much for such beautiful review! Thank you for recommending us and for explaining your experience at home with us. It means a lot to me that you have taken the time to write such beautiful words and I really appreciate it. Hope you're having a great trip and big kisses from Havana!! Love, Laura and Rodney :)

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    Netherlands
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    If it’s especially your first time in Havana, you should definetly choose Laura’s place! She has the best reccomendations and really takes her time to explain the things you need to know. The room has everything you need, the beds are very comfortable and the breakfast is amazing! Thank you so much for making us feel at home Laura & Rodney <3 Love, Amani & Sarah

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dearest Sarah and Amani, thank you so much for your lovely review and for sharing your experience at home with us. It means a lot to us that you have taken the time to write such lovely recommendation!! Thank you so much and have a great trip, Love Laura

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    Romania
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Laura is an incredible host. She helped us with all the information we needed and local tips. The property is very nice , cosy and it's right in the middle of Havana old town. The breakfast was very good and adapted to our tastes. And one very important thing she speaks English perfectly thing that is not very common in Cuba.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dear Marian, thank you so much for your visit and for your lovely review!! Thank you for sharing your experience at home with us!! Love, Laura and Rodney :)

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    United States
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Laura and Rodney are the perfect hosts! We stayed a total of 4 nights with them in Old Havana. Their home is in a great location to walk to all of the main sites in Old Havana, as well as sites in Central Havana. Laura started us out with a great explanation of things to do, places to eat, and how to get around. She helped us book transportation, a walking and classic car tour, and salsa lessons, all at good prices. Breakfast was great! Welcome drinks and afternoon treats were a wonderful surprise. We had some fantastic conversations with Laura and Rodney about life in Cuba. I cannot day enough about these gracious hosts and their wonderful Casa. We will definitely choose to stay with them again when we make it back to Habana.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much for your lovely review and for sharing your experience at home with us!! It means a lot to us!! It was so nice having you at home!! Love, Laura and Rodney

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    Netherlands
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Both hosts are really friendly and helpful. If you want they will give you information about the city/country. The rooms and the living room are nice, perfect location. We loved the breakfast! Really recommending this place to stay when you are in Havana.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Dearest Gina, thank you so much for such a beautiful review and for sharing your time at home with us. It means a lot to us that you took the time to explain your experience!! Thank you!! We had a lovely time with you as well!! Love, Laura and Rodney ;)  

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    Australia
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2018

    Laura and rodney home is a very beautiful home, very clean and tidy with all the facilities you require, each room has it's own bathroom and shower, Laura and rodney are both very helpful and generous always happy to help out with anything you may require, very useful recommendations for things to do in hanava. We loved our stay with them and highly recommend to anyone else.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Ana Laura in ,

    Thank you so much dear Jaran!! Thank you so much for sharing your experience at home with us and for being supportive of us!! Love, Laura and Rodney

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