About the Homestay
My house is located in the municipality Playa. It is a very nice place. It is 500 m from the 5th. Ave. de Miramar, a beautiful avenue, and 700 m from the coast.
My house was built in the first half of the twentieth century, maintains its original style except in the kitchen, which was fully modernized. It's cute, broad. It has five rooms, of which I rent two: a large double room inside the house and a single room that is located in the backyard, this room has direct access from the street and a small staircase to reach it.
The backyard of the house is very nice and cozy. In the patio you can sunbathe, sit down to talk, also have breakfast. There is a barbecue that can be used to make charcoal food.
In the surroundings of the house there are all kinds of services: currency exchange house, three banks, fruit and vegetable market, shopping centers, excellent restaurants and coffee shops of different price levels, spas, gym and beauty salons. Also quality bakeries and sweets. Clinic and international pharmacies. Not far from the house there are night clubs, art galleries, the largest theater in Havana, the House of Music of Miramar, the Cuban Art Factory (FAC) which is the most updated place in art and music both nationally and internationally. . In Miramar you can find most of the foreign embassies such as Canada, Great Britain, Sweden, Holland and many others. 400 m. from the house is the Sprachcaffe Spanish Language School Havana.
Transportation to other parts of the city such as the Historic Center and Vedado is very easy. There are several forms of transportation: local buses, air-conditioned minibuses, collective taxis. 200 meters from the house there is the Havana Bus Tour, a double-decker bus, hop on / hop off, which goes to Old Havana. The price is $ 10 CUC / person / day.
I speak Spanish, English and French.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The house is located 500 m. of the 5th Avenida de Miramar, in a very pleasant environment. It is close to many embassies (Canada, Great Britain, Argentina, Sweden, Mexico, Switzerland and others), excellent restaurants and quality shopping centers. It is also close to other facilities such as theaters, art galleries, Casa de la Música de Miramar, Cuban Art Factory (FAC), jazz café, international clinic, banks. The Sprachcaffe Spanish Language School Havana is 400 meters from the house. i.
VERY IMPORTANT: At 300 m. from the house you can take the air-conditioned minibuses that go to the center of the city, the local buses and collective taxis. 200 m. from the house passes the Havana Bus Tour, a bus service that goes from one end of the city to the other. The price is $ 10 CUC per person / day and you can go up and down at different important points during the tour. They operate from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., every day. In this way you can enjoy a pleasant and quality accommodation and at the same time move easily to many places of historical and cultural interest.
I speak Spanish, English and French.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
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
* Visits must be informed and have the approval of the hostess.
* Access to the kitchen is limited to use microwave and partial use of the refrigerator.
* The use of kitchen utensils and crockery must have the authorization of the hostess.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Mon séjour chez Lilleam a été formidable. Elle m'a été d'une grande aide dans mes démarches durant mon passage à Cuba. Très présente pour ses invités, Lilleam est une hôte géniale.
Lilleam is a very good host. She knows her neighborhood well. She knows Havana well.
The location is wonderful. 10 walking distance from the house is a farmers market with fresh ripe fruits, 2 bakeries, many restaurants; the tourist bus ($10 per day pass) is also 2 block away, but you will need to flag it; Casa de Musica Miramar is about 15 min walking distance and it has concerts every night.
The house is decorated like Hermitage, clean, pleasant. The street is quiet. Miramar is best place to stay in Havana.
Lilleam was the perfect host and we had a great time in Havana. The apartment is a taxi ride away from the old city (about 5-10$/ 10-15min) in a quiet residential neighborhood. Both rooms we had were super clean, had an AC and their own bathroom. Lilleam speaks great English, was very helpful (when arranging cars to the bus station/ airport etc.) and it was a pleasure to be able to stay at her house. We would definitely stay with her again next time we are in Havana.
I had the most wonderful stay at Lilleam's Casa. Lillean is the perfect hostess, she is very worldly and speaks several languages well. She was helpful in telling me about Cuban history, Cuban arts and more. I was able to easily get around Havana and chose other fantastic cities, to visit, in Cuba due to her guidance.
Breakfasts prepared by Nani were wholesome and wonderful. I recommend Lilleam, her Casa ..as well as the Playa area. Good economical restaurants, shopping , bus and taxi service. I stayed in the little upstairs room off the garden patio area..What a lovely solitary beautiful space'
Lilleam was the perfect combination of being available for help if I needed, and leaving me to do my own thing. Her casa is in a quiet neighbourhood with a couple small restaurants nearby. Lilliam told me how to get around the neighborhood and gave me very good instructions on how to take the local bus to Old Havana. My room was perfect. It was very simple but had everything that one would need. Her helper, Nana made a delicious breakfast for only 3CUC. I was traveling alone, and for I retired lady it was just perfect I recommend Lilleam's Casa for singles who want to be quiet, as well as for couples and Families. Thank you lilleam!
Je recommande vivement la maison de Lilleam. Situé dans un quartier très calme et proche de tout. La chambre est agréable et bien équipé (salle de bain, frigo, télé...). Lilleam est disponible et très accueillante, j’ai passée un agréable séjour ! À bientôt
Very good place for starting a travel in cuba and know how it work and perfect service!
Lilleam is a very nice people and hospitable, and she will support you for all you need: touristic points information, directions, tips, etc. Simple, safe and quiet place, next to a few commerce, restaurants, exchange, and tourist bus to access the Plaza Central, makes a pleasant stay.
My stay at Lilleam's home was a delight in every respect. The room was both private and comfortable and the location was convenient to transportation . Lilliam was a delightful host, cordial and we informed about places of interest and the history and culture of Cuba. We had a number of interesting conversations. Her charming associate Nanna served breakfast with the best coffee I have ever had and made up my room daily. My thanks to them both for what was a most enjoyable 10 day stay. Havana is a jem and I so enjoyed my time there.
I will see you again Lilleam. Thanks once again.
Sehr herzlich und freundlich mit Tips über Land und Leute. Hab mich sehr wohl gefühlt und würde beim nächsten Aufenthalt keinen anderen Gastgeber wählen!
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