About the Homestay
Hi, I'm Elisa, I live in Madrid and I'm helping my mom with hosting. She has a cute apartment with a room available for 1 or 2. In case you are more than 2 we have place for up to 10 people in nearby houses. Ask for information.
We offer free light breakfast for every person in the booking and every morning at the time of your preferral. If you would like a complete cuban breakfast we also offer it with the cost of 5 CUC. Cuban meals for 10 CUC are also an additional possibility.
The apartment is located in Nuevo Vedado, a quiet and safe area, 20 min by bus from Old Havana, the Historical Center and with many gastronomic and leisure offerings nearby. Taxi station from where you can go to other places of interest: Viñales, Trinidad, Varadero, etc., is 5 minutes away by walk.
We have private taxis contacts if you wish to travel somewhere, for economic prices. There are shared taxis to travel to Viñales, Varadero, Trinidad, etc. And also private taxis to return to the airport.
Our place is close to beautiful natural sites, like Havana Forest and Almendares River.
Very close to the Revolution Square, the National Library, Camilo and Che memorial, and the Jose Marti memorial, in which there is a viewpoint from where you will see the whole city and the sea.
Near our place is the National Zoo.
A few minutes walking or 1 bus stop is the Fabric of Cuban Art (FAC), a multicultural site where you will not only find parties of different atmospheres, but also chill-out areas, a cinema, art exhibitions and concerts.
On the neighborhood there are a few places with WiFi connection, the closest is 230mts away.
Close to numerous supermarkets.
Our home is open for you, the room has its own private bathroom and access to the kitchen, living-diningroom and terrace.
If you rent a car, there is plenty of space in the street for free parking.
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The apartment is located in Nuevo Vedado, a quiet and safe area. The bus stops are very close to the accommodation, both to go to Old Havana, the historic district, and to go to the beach on the East. We are close to beautiful natural sites, like the Havana Forest. Close to touristic places like the Revolution Square, the National Library, Che and Camilo memorial and Jose Marti Memorial, which also has a beautiful viewpoint from where you can see the city and the sea. Close to numerous supermarkets. Close to the neighborhood are several restaurants, both luxury and cheap ones, and also places to have a drink and dance. A very famous one is the Fabric of Cuban Art, a multicultural space, known as FAC. There are parks nearby and also a movie theather. The hospital is 10 min. away walking There are WiFi zones nearby (230mts away). There is also a Spa, a beauty center and a gym nearby, if you want we can book an appointment in your name.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
No parties or events are allowed.
Check out time 10:00
Arrival time: from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
We are quiet hosts, and the same is expected of the guests. No parties or unexpected visitors allowed.
Smoking is allowed indoors and outdoors.
Me and my daughter had a nice stay in Mary's appartment. Clean, close to public transport and the Zoo of Havana.
Mary is warm person with great knowledge of Cuba and Havana. Thanks again for the hospitality Mary and we hope to see you again next time we visit Cuba.
Mary is the best host! She is friendly, helpful and knows a lot about Havanna and cuban culture. The area of her flat is perfect as you get away from the busiest of Havannah, but can still get there with the well-connected and cheap bus. She helped me a lot with organizing the rest of my trip in a safe and economic way using her network. The apartment and room is lovely and clean and the breakfast is good! Muchas gracias Mary!
Mary est une hôte très accueillante. Sa casa est située dans un quartier calme et agréable
Lovely clean and spacious room, close to the Viazul station.
When you've just travelled half way across the world to Cuba, and you're getting on the bus the very next morning, this is the place to stay. I got such a warm welcome. Travelling alone I felt completely safe. Many thanks to Mary for making me a lovely home cooked meal too. The room was nice and clean and the apartment is very cute. This feels like a most authentic homestay and not a professional air bnb. I loved it.
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Excellent accueil avec un bon cafe chez la maman d Élisa! Attentionnée et quel délicieux repas! Elle m a accompagnée dans mes premiers pas à la Havane veillant sur moi...elle est ouverte sympa et habite à 2 pas de la station viazul un quartier agréable et une grande belle chambre! TB!
Staying at Mary's house is like staying at home. I highly recommend this house for the great availability of Elisa who gave us all the necessary information and the sweet breakfasts of Mary who pampered us like a mother
Alles sehr nett, der Raum ist allerdings sehr einfach. Gute Lage zur Viazul-Station und zum Zoo.
Super accueil. Notre hôte nous a très bien accueilli. Logement bien situé, à 5mn de la gare de bus Viazul, et pas loin du centre ville. Quartier calme. Petit déjeuner copieux servi avec le sourire. Nous avons hâte d'y retourner.
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