About the Homestay

Urban Cosy
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

I am journalist and my wife Verónica is a teacher of Spanish and Literature. We are retired and we enjoy meeting people from all over the world and making them feel like at home. We recommend places of interest and provide recommendations for walking around the city, preventions and information of the history and culture of our beautiful island.

The guests will have a duplex apartment, which is part of the main house where we live. It is private and independent. Upper level: bedroom with air conditioning and a private bathroom (cold and hot water). Lower level: dining room, living room, digital TV, kitchen with refrigerator, gas stove, rice cooking and other accesories for cooking. Receptions: 24 hours.

We give our guests independence, but we are available if they need us, to offer guidance and advice to them.

There is a cleaning service periodically and changing of towels and bedding. Cleaning, security, peacefulness and complete privacy are guaranteed. The phone service (local calls) is included on the price of the booking.

If our guests want to travel to other provinces or places (Viñales, Trinidad, ect) we look for accommodations for them. Also, we look for collective taxis so our guests can travel in a comfortable and economical way.

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Room 1 (single or double beds)
From 16 $ per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
18 $
18 $
Weekly Price
123 $
125 $
Monthly price
500 $
520 $
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About the Area

It's surrounded by historical and cultural centers, theaters, craft markets, art galleries, fast food points, shopping centers, Banks, airlines and car rental agencies, and many of Havana's famous nightclubs. Very close it is located the ¨Cuban Art Factory (FAC)¨, where you can enjoy a varied mix of Cuban art, culture and entertainment. You don’t need to take a taxi or rent a car to go to the most frequent visited places by Cuban and foreign people, so you will save a lot of money.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • 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

House Rules

Upon arrival at the apartment, the guest is registered in the Official Tenant Registry Book, for which he must have a passport and a visa document. Individuals are respected and no one is discriminated at all.

Visits are allowed, but with prior presentation of the identification, without the need for official registration or firm. This is done for safety reasons.

To keep the apartment smoke-free and to avoid accidents, the client must smoke in the outside area of the terrace.

Smoking is not allowed.

11 Reviews

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    Canada
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    February 2019

    José and Veronica were gracious hosts. They gave us helpful information to plan our days in Havana and they made us delicious coffee. Our stay was wonderful.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family José in ,

    Dear Lauren and Bill, thanks a lot for your review. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope you come back soon. Our best wishes.

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    José and his family - they are the most warm-hearted people you can imagine! We spent a wonderful time at their place and highly recommend booking with them! We felt like home from the very first moment. The location close to the malecón is unique and they can organize taxi, etc. The breakfast was delicious and we would have loved spending more time at their place! Un abrazo muy fuerte para ustedes! Gracías por todo!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family José in ,

    Dear Eva!!!, we hope you had a nice come back travel to Germany. Thanks a lot for your kind and beautiful words. And thanks to you for the opportunity of meeting you. You are also a wonderful and lovely people. We are looking forward to welcoming you back for another stay!.

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    United States
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    I came here from California to celebrate my 60th birthday as Cuba has long been a Bucket List destination for me. Jose and Veronica went SO far out of their way to host me, I couldn’t even begin to list the many ways they enhanced my experience in Cuba. Their house is in a nice middle class neighborhood two blocks from the Malecón, four blocks from a couple of fancy hotels, four blocks from a main bus line, and with a helpful small market just two doors down the street. The accommodations were much more than I expected – two floors with a private entrance (bedroom/bathroom upstairs; living area and kitchen downstairs) and wonderfully clean and well-stocked. I chose them because of their past working background (journalist and teacher) and I could not have made a better choice. They both respect your privacy and yet are more than happy to make you feel like family.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family José in ,

    Dear Sherey, thanks a lot for your beautiful words. We always felt you as part of the family and this is now your home away from home. A big hug and we hope you come back soon. Best regards, José and family

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    Canada
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    very helpful hosts, excellent rooms,had a great time

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family José in ,

    Hello Greg, thanks a lot for your review. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope you come back soon. Our best wishes.

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    Canada
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    The welcoming was warm from Veronica, José and Alden. They knew right away how to make
    us feel comfortable. They introduced us to the city and located the different points of interest and amenities around the casa (grocery stores, restaurants, cafeterias). The photos of the site are very representative of the reality, no bad surprise. Very clean place. The private entrance allows to circulate in a discreet way however it is also possible to use the main entrance to promote discussions with our guests. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. Access to Habana Viejo is easy by bus (P5). Nice first experience in a casa. Marjorie & Jacques, Québec Canada

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family José in ,

    Dear Marjorie and Jacques, we are missing you!!!. You are wonderful and lovely people. Remember that here in Cuba you have a family. We are looking forward welcoming you back again!!. We wish you the best of the world for you and your family.

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    Finland
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    The Casa is located just next to the beach promenade Malecón and Fabrica del Arte which is worth visiting. It’s located on a quiet street. There is an own access to the room, which also includes an own living room with a small kitchen. José, Verónica and their son Alden are very lovely and helpful. Alden speaks good English and is there to help when the guests stay at his parents casa. If you don’t want to stay just in the city centre of Havana, Casa Vero is the right place to go to!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family José in ,

    Dear Ksenia and Valtteri, thanks a lot for your wonderful review and your kind words. It was a great pleasure for us having you in our home. We hope you come back soon and you can stay longer with us.

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    Canada
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    What a great couple, helpful, accommodating, loving, it was a great pleasure to stay at their place!!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family José in ,

    Dear Mike, it was a great pleasure for us to meet you. You will always be welcome in our home. Thank you very much for your beautiful words.

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    New Zealand
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    Jose, Veronica and their son Aldo were so welcoming and helpful. The stay was very comfortable and they made our first few nights in Havana, Cuba very special! We highly recommend staying with these lovely people!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family José in ,

    Dear Sam and Jaega, thanks for your beautiful words. We are so happy that you enjoyed our home and felt comfortable. You are wonderful and lovely people. We hope you come back soon. Here you have a Cuban family.

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    Netherlands
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    The days we visited Havana we're awesome, and one of the reasons was the personal service that Jose and Veronica delivered us. However we booked a 'Casa Particular', it felt like an all-inclusive resort including a personal touch.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family José in ,

    Hello Paula and Raul, we wish you the best of the world in your future travels and in your life. You are wonderful and lovely persons. We are looking forward to welcoming you back for another stay!

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    Russia
    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    July 2018

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