About the Homestay

Urban Eco friendly
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Bertha and Fidel live in a two-story house, east of the City of Havana, excellent option for the guest to enjoy the Sun and Sea vacations and enjoy walking among the beautiful squares, castles and fortresses. Bertha guides you very much on all the tourist and historical attractions, while Fidel is preparing a rich breakfast or dinner at the request of your guest. The house is located just 10 minutes by car from the sandy beaches of the east of the capital and less than 7 minutes from Old Havana, which is reached by crossing a tunnel below the Bay, in 5 minutes you can find the Tourist Complex o Morro-Cabaña Historical Park and the Cristo de Casa Blanca, we are exactly a few meters from the Villa Panamericana sports complex.

Additional Info

My husband Fidel understands English, but does not speak correct. We have parking for the car available for guest access.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

First room upstairs
From $15 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Apartment on the upper floor, with kitchen, living room and separate entrance, capacity for 2 people plus 1 child, private bathroom, double bed, plus an extra bed for a child, safe, nice terrace, very fresh.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$20
$25
Weekly Price
$105
$140
Monthly price
$450
$600
2nd bedroom upstairs
From $15 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Room with separate entrance, large windows, very clear bedroom, sunny terrace, sleeps 2, private bathroom with hot and cold water, double bed, safe, table with 2 chairs, small refrigerator

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$20
$20
Weekly Price
$105
$140
Monthly price
$450
$600
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About the Area

Our house is located east of the City of Havana, we are 7 km from Old Havana, this area is known as the Antonio Guiteras Residential Distribution, also known as Bahía Distribution, because it borders the Bay of Havana, it is very quiet and sure, 10 minutes by car you can find the beautiful sandy beaches (Bacuranao, Santa Maria (Tropicoco), Boca Blind, Guanabo) and less than 7 minutes crossing the tunnel that goes under the Bay, can reach Old Havana , World Heritage.
The bus stop is just 2 minutes walk from the house (0.40 cents in national currency), also a taxi rank of very cheap taxis (national currency / 10.00 Cuban pesos / more or less is equal to 0.50 euros) per person up the Capitol of Havana.
Our house is located just a few meters from the sports complex Villa Panamericana, which has tennis courts, stadium, velodrome, shops, bank, restaurant, nightclub, swimming pool, you will also find the Cojimar rocks beach just 1 1/2 km away. Las Terrazas Restaurant, with its exotic sea food, chosen by the writer Ernest Hemingway, during his long stays in Cuba.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Fishing
  • 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
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Coeliac
  • Diabetic
  • Lactose Intolerant

House Rules

Enjoy your stay in Cuba and takes care of our home as you would your own. Please there are many areas in the open air smoking, do not smoke inside the house.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

26 Reviews

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    England
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    February 2018

    We had a great stay with Bertha and Fidel, they were so welcoming and helpful with all aspects of our trip. Amazing food and clean comfortable accomodation. Fidel acted as our taxi for a lot less than local taxis would have cost us and even took us back to the airport in the early hours of the morning! Would definitely recommmend them to anyone visiting Havana.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Bertha in ,

    Gracias Zoe, ustedes también son una familia muy linda, los niños son muy amorosos y tu y tu esposo unos super padres,jaja. Les mandamos muchos besos y un fuerte abrazo, háblale a los niños de Cuba para que no nos olviden.

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    France
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2017

    Bertha i Fidel !! que estancia maravillosa, la casa es muy agradable i limpia, los desayunos muy muy buenos i la langosta de Fidel mejor que en un restaurante ! No olvidaremos la calidad i la generosidad de Bertha i Fidel. Muchas gracias por vuestros servicios. Paqui i familia

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Bertha in ,

    Gracias Paqui, para ti y tu bella familia, ustedes fueron muy simpáticos y cariñosos, estamos muy contentos que la hayan pasado bien en nuestra casa. Ojalá y regresen, los esperamos!!!!!!. Reciban un fuerte abrazo para todos y un beso bien grande para el niño y la niña.

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    Netherlands
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    There was no better way to feel how Cuba is like. Bertha and Fidel and everybody around made me feel right at home. The house was very beautiful and clean. The went beyond to make sure i had a good stay. The breakfast and dinner was delicious, The family was super friendly and open. Also they had Osmani picking me up and bringing me to the airport. He was supernice and went the extra mile to help me. Muchas gracias for making my stay in Cuba very special.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Bertha in ,

    Gracias a ti también por ser un joven super especial. Nunca te olvidaremos. Recibe un fuerte abrazo de tus nuevos padres cubanos.

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    Israel
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2017

    Great people make every thing nice and easy for me .

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Bertha in ,

    Thank you, thank you very much, young Nitzan. I'm very happy with that little comment, but that says a lot. I could not stay at our house, because of your sudden change of date, I felt very worried, but since my sister Anita's house is also promoted on this website, I did not think it would be a big problem and everything went well. I hope you return to visit us. A big hug from Cuba, Anita, Chuchy and Bertica.

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    United States

    5 hearts
    April 2017

    My husband and I visited Cuba March 13-20, 2017 and we stayed at Bertha and Fidel's house the whole week. It was amazing! They are such wonderful, genuine, and kind people. Extremely helpful and caring! They treat you like real family. The room my husband and I stayed in was perfect! VERY clean and comfortable. Perfect for the entire week we stayed there. The location of the home is great too! Just 7 minutes away from central Havana by bus. The bus stop is just about a five minute walk from the house as well. the area is also very safe. Bertha will offer to have someone pick you up from the airport for just around $30 cuc. TAKE THE OFFER. I thought I would be able to find a cheaper ride from the airport, but boy was I wrong. We were charged $50 cuc by a taxi guy that told us the house was going to be an hour away and that he was giving us a discount. He ended up driving in circles just to make the time go by slower. In reality it only takes 25 minutes to get to and from the airport and the charge for the taxi should should only be 30 cuc. We had Bertha and Fidel cook breakfast for us every morning for a small fee. The food was delicious! If I ever go back to Cuba, I will certainly stay here again! ENJOY!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Bertha in ,

    Uff. Jessica, what a pity we felt the day you arrived, the way from the airport to our house, you did it with the driver of the most bad and liar taxi that Cuba had. Your first image of a Cuban was terrible and the most painful thing is that the taxi was of the state, not private, that Lord Taxista said that that taxi the Cuban government had given to him to charge to the tourists what he wanted, THAT IS LIE , THERE IS A RATE, that's why I argued with him, we made the mistake of not picking up the car plate to denounce it. My husband and I felt a lot of impotence. But this bad moment only lasted a few minutes, thank God your 7 days in Cuba were wonderful, walked without any fear on the bus, to the beach, to Old Havana, understood well when we explained about the double currency, so that No one else could fool them, hahaha, I know they really enjoyed the experience. Thank you my girl for your praises, our work of Hosts is very hard, but very flattering, when we receive these comments we fill with joy and give us strength to continue working, you make us very happy with your words. We send you many kisses and a big hug for you and your husband. !!! SEE YOU SOON !!!!.

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    South Africa
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2017

    Really lovely couple, very kind and helpful. They called us a taxi every time we needed one. The room was very clean when we arrived, and was cleaned everyday that we stayed there. Great breakfast. Really enjoyed our visit!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Bertha in ,

    We are very happy that they have felt good in our house, you are also a nice couple, pity that was very little time to stay in Cuba, but really enjoyed it to the fullest. Thank you for such a nice opinion. Take care. We send you a big hug from the beautiful Island.

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    Puerto Rico
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2017

    Bertha Y Fidel nos trataron cómo si fuéramos familia. Nos trataron mejor que si nos hubiéramos quedado en un hotel de 5 estrellas. La casa siempre estuvo limpia y ordenada. Cada vez que necesitábamos algo Bertha hacía las gestiones necesarias para poder complacernos. La atención que nos brindaron fue excelente. La próxima vez que regrese a Cuba no voy a dudar en quedarme en la casa de Bertha y Fidel!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Bertha in ,

    Familia!!!!. Esperamos que regresen nuevamente a Cuba para poder ofrecerles mejor atención, la terraza y el grill, para el cerdo asado y los chicharrones, esperan por ustedes, jajajaja. Gracias por tu comentario y por habernos dado la dicha de haberlos conocido. Los 9 boricuas fueron especiales, desde los niños, hasta el más viejo, ese es Andi, jajajaja. Tus padres, tu esposo, tus tías, tus niños, tu sobrino, tu mi amor, ya son parte de nuestra familia. Un abrazo bien grandote para todos.

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    Japan
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    April 2017

    Bertica and Fidel were so kind. They did heart-warming hospitality.
    their home is not close to central Habana,but You can take bus or taxi.
    their rooms are new&clean and they are great cook! I love their homemade dishes.
    thank you so much.
    I'd like to back.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Bertha in ,

    Thanks Mayumi, you are a very special young woman and very communicative, nice and treatable despite the language barrier. Always as a smile to lips. Fidel is very happy because you really liked his homemade dishes despite having other eating habits. He receives many kisses from this Cuban family who also would like very much that you returned to visit us.

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    United Kingdom

    5 hearts
    April 2017

    What can we say about Bertha and Fidel! They were so welcoming and the perfect hosts. We were a group of 4 university students and this homestay was exactly what we needed. The main room has a huge comfy double bed and the living room has a pull out sofa bed which was great at night and could be folded away for the day. The breakfasts were great, always with fresh fruit and great scrambled eggs. We had limited Spanish but Bertha always managed to chat to us so enthusiastically! Its only a short bus ride in to Havana central (very very cheap) and really makes you feel like you're living the local life. The neighbourhood is very traditional and has a great place to eat just round the corner. Bertha and Fidel also completely sorted out the booking of our next casa in Trinidad which was a really big help.
    The little touches that Bertha and Fidel offer, as well as it being a fantastic house, make this the place to stay in Havana!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Bertha in ,

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, for such a nice comment, also you 4 behaved perfectly, are very polite, always smiling, cute. That enthusiasm is because the young people give us energy, hahaha. We were very easy to offer a good service to people as special as you. Receive a big hug from the pretty Island.

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    Russia

    5 hearts
    March 2017

    All was great!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Bertha in ,

    Tu también eres genial, educado, organizado, limpio, respetuoso, con muy buen apetito, jajja y muy comunicativo a pesar de la barrera idiomática. Te mandamos un fuerte abrazo desde Cuba.

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