About the Homestay
Casa de finales de los años 40 en perfecto estado. Iluminada, agradable, muy bien ubicada en el municipio Playa, en los límites del Vedado. Cerca de tiendas, restaurantes, centros nocturnos, Clínica internacional. Los anfitriones tienen como objetivo que sus huéspedes se sientan bien por encima de todo. Ofrecen los servicios que necesite para lograr sus objetivos. Con una pequeña piscina para refrescar en los meses de verano y una terraza con una hermosa vista, ideal para fiestas o descanso.
We offer breakfast with fresh tropical fruits and juices freshly made every morning, coffee and home-made bread. The house and the room are cleaned daily. Lunch and Dinner are always available and we are happy to cook anything that our guests asks for. (Meat, Fish, Vegetarian)
We are happy to offer a free baggage custody service for those guests who wants to travel around Cuba bringing along only a backpack.
We also organize taxi pick-ups service from anywhere in Havana and many other service upon request.
We offer FREE Internet for guests! :) (Please note that in Cuba internet speed is 56k)
We always help our guest to arrange taxis to/from airport and/or Bus/Train Station, also to change money in local currency and all the information needed to visit the town. Just ask us! :)
- Swimming Pool
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Ubicada en un barrio muy seguro, con todas las comodidades muy cerca (wifi, tiendas, artesanía, restaurantes). Cerca del Bosque de la Habana con toda su belleza, el parque Almendares, la Clínica internacional Cira García y la Clínica Internacional de Estomatología , así como Gimnasios a los que puede asistir durante su estancia.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Bus Stop
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
For security the entrance to the house by unauthorized personnel please ask before you bring any foreign guests than is allowed;)
For health and cleaning purposes we kindly ask to our guest to take off their shoes to walk inside the house.
Only the use of clean shoes such as sleepers or flip-flops are allowed inside the house, socks or barefoot are also allowed :)
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
One of the best casas in Cuba for homestay! Ruby and the family/staff in the house are lovely and very helpful with everything you need. I enjoyed the chats with Ruby about Cuban life and all the tips for places to visit. The food is delicious too and so fresh! I would definitely reccommend it and I would love to go back again in the future! Thank you for a such a lovely experience of Cuba!
What a great family! Ruby really helped us alot and made our travel experience in Cuba amazing. No better way to travel then when you meet great local people. We are so thankful for your hospitality :)
One of the nicest casas we stayed in. Lovely family, very helpful and delicious breakfast. Would definitely recommend.
We can recommend to stay with Ruby and Luis! They have a beautiful house in a nice area. Ruby helps you with anything, she is very caring. The rooms are spacious, big bathroom. Lovely people, lovely stay.
I loved my stay at El Mirador Estrella…a pretty home in a quiet leafy-green neighborhood, away from the commotion of La Habana Vieja, but convenient to it and many other places of interest, either walking distance or an easy taxi ride. While you’ll enjoy a private room and bath (I stayed in the large upper room, which opened onto the rooftop of expansive views!) you’re welcome to share space and time with the family to your liking. And I expect that you’ll want to…..Rubi, Luis and their two young daughters (and even some of their extended family) are lovely! Rubi puts care and effort to every aspect of your stay. She couldn’t be more accommodating and eager to answer your questions and to help with whatever plans you want to make. She sees to it that you eat good healthy food and the house is kept immaculately clean. I felt so fortunate to have chosen El Mirador Estrella—the comfort and pleasure I experienced with them was a significant part of my visit to Cuba.
Rubi and Luis were both absolutely lovely! The room was a great size and very clean. Both helped us out with anything we needed and recommended some great casa particulars for us to stay in on the rest of our travels in Cuba! I would recommend them to anyone staying in Havana!
My cousin and I have no words to express how grateful we are to this wonderful and warm family. We immediately felt part of the family and it has been so sad the moment of saying "goodbye".
We definitely recommend Luis & Ruby, for their kindness, honesty and friendliness!
Samuele and Antonio
very very friendly
Ruby and Luis were the most amazing hosts, what a wonderful family! We had a big problem when we arrived and they were so helpful and generous with their help and hospitality. I highly recommend staying with them. Ruby has a wonderful personality and is loads of fun!
This Casa is truly one of the best options in all of Havana. The location is very convenient with it located in the heart of Vedado. It is also centrally located between many of the best music venues in town (Vedado, and Miramar/Playa). It is very close to the Plaza de la Revolution and to the Malecon. It is walking distance to the old town. If you prefer to get around in the old 1950's American cars this Casa is also perfect as 23 street (a few streets down) is a major line connecting Miramar to Vedado, and the Malecon. The cars running this route also run straight into the old town as well. The cost per trip/person is 10 'National' (about 0.5 USD/CUC). This Casa is very clean and kept up better than any other building I have been in there in Cuba. There is an internet connection as well which is one of the most rare things to find in a Casa there. I stayed in the upper apartment for most of my stay and really enjoyed the views of the ocean and all of Havana from my terrace and rooftop. The most important thing to mention about this Casa is the unbelievably wonderful people who live there. The staff are absolutely great and the family welcomed me in and made me really feel at home in Havana. I will surely be back there my next trip!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.