About the Homestay

Very Safe Spacious
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  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Recently renovated and painted. It has 2 bedrooms but (only the main bedroom is available for rent)
The apartment is very open with new living room furniture. The home is located in Centro Habana. It is about a 20 minute walking distance thru Centro Habana to reach La Habana Vieja and towards El Vedado in the opposite direction. It is the same distance to the famous Malecon walking North. The area is 100% typical Cuban and is SAFE day or night. There are places to dine close by, cafeteria style, with awesome Cuban food, beer, coffee, cigarettes, etc, and at a great price. The apartment is perfect for one couple, or 2 friends. The price is very reasonable. (PLEASE CHECK ON THE CALENDAR BEFORE BOOKING. PRICES MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE SEASON AND DEMAND).
There is a Cuban grocery store close by to buy groceries, water and many items of food and personal hygiene. My father lives next door and I mostly stay with him, so you will have complete privacy...However, when I am at the
apartment the bathroom is shared with me... THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND>>>As you can see in the pictures, the space is large enough, clean and in my view beautiful....however, please remember that Cuba is not a luxury destination! Things are still quite basic and service levels medium to low most places. Occasionally there are power outages and at times (very occasionally), the water may be cut by the city. However, I have a big reservoir tank on the roof and it should not impact our guests. Water pressure is not what is in America or many other places in the world, but it is sufficient and that is the way it is all over Cuba. All these things are good to keep in mind when making your decision to go to such an adventurous and magical destination as Havana and staying at a Casa Particular where you will experience the real Cuban lifestyle.
The bathroom is located between the 2 bedrooms, and when I am home, the bathroom may be at times shared with me. I live alone.... The bedrooms are totally private!!! This layout works well in my view, because 90% of the times, you can have the apartment all to yourselves. The bedroom is large enough and clean. It has a brand new air conditioner with remote control!!
The apartment is comfortable, SAFE, and clean for our guests.
The airport is 9 miles or 15Kms SW of the city. It takes 15 to 20 minutes via car to come home.
ATTENTION; WE ARE NOW ABLE TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO OTHER CITIES FROM OUR HOME AS FOLLOWS:
VINALES IS 25.00cuc, VARADERO 25.00cuc, CIENFUEGOS 30.00cuc, TRINIDAD 35.00cuc and SANTIAGO 75.00cuc. PRICES ARE PER PERSON. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE MAKE SURE AND ASK AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE AT THE HOUSE!!!!! IT IS KNOWN AS TRANSPORTATION COMUM. The vehicle seats 7 persons (mostly tourists). They will pick up in front of the house at AROUND 8.30am. The pick up days will vary throughout the week so it is wise to LET US KNOW AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE AT THE HOME SO WE CAN SCHEDULE FOR YOU IN ADVANCE. Gracias mil!!! Familia Cruz
Welcome to my Casa.

House Facilities
  • Patio
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Bedroom #1
From 12 $ per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Sleeps 2 comfortably. Air conditioned, spacious,high ceilings. Doors lead to the patio, kitchen,main living room & the bathroom. Bathroom is private 90% of time. When I am home, however, the bathroom is shared with me and me only! I live alone,,,

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
15 $
20 $
Weekly Price
100 $
120 $
Monthly price
375 $
450 $
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About the Area

This area is very SAFE!!!! Perfect for those that enjoy walking thru the real Habana. You will see how real Cuban families live. Their homes, their schools, their methods of transportation. You will experience this vibrant culture full of music and happy people considering what they have gone thru for the past 60 plus years. It is a tourist/picture taking paradise. Guaranteed!,,,,
The Havana International airport is 15KM or 9 Miles SW of the city. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes by car depending on traffic. The usual fee is 25.00cuc cash...

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Shopping Centre
  • 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

No wild parties. No drugs. No children under 4 years old. No pets. No visitors allowed unless prior approval is obtained.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

23 Reviews

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    Greece
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    February 2019

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Mercedita in ,

    Anna, thank you so very much for this wonderful 5 star review. It was a pleasure having you in my place.. Have a great summer back home.. Wishing you the best
    Merche and family

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    Canada
    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    February 2019

    Mercedita in her family are very nice hosts, always ready to help out. Everything is clean, and even though the bathroom is shared, you get a lot of privacy, especially in the back room (the white one), where you even have a private little passage/patio with a clothesline. It is about a 20 minute walk from areas to visit such as the Cayo Hueso neighbourhood (and the Callejon de Hamel) as well as the Habana Vieja. The neighbourhood itself is very casual and lively, far from the tourist crowds, yet very safe : we walked home late at night on several locations. Overall, I recommend staying with Mercedita for her warm welcome, the very reasonable price for Habana and if you wish to have an experience off the beaten path!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Mercedita in ,

    Hola Luba., thank you for the wonderful review. I am glad you liked my attention to you and the place.. I strive to do the best I can, considering the limited resources we have available to us in general.. Looking forward to a next time.. you were fun and a pleasure to have around..
    Wish yo and your family an awesome summer..
    Sincerely
    Merche and family

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    Spain
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Nuestra estancia fue increíble en casa de Mercy. Fui con una amiga y nos trataron como si fuéramos de la familia. Un sitio muy recomendable si quieres vivir la experiencia de casa particular. Si volvemos a Cuba ya sabemos dónde dormiremos.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Mercedita in ,

    Hola Beatriz y Alicia. Gracias por el fantastico review.. De verdad fue un placer tenerlas en el apartamento.. Ya las estgamos extranando y Miguelito no se diga, jajaja.. Aca tienen su casa si regresan algun dia..
    Que viva Espana y que vivan las Maracas!!! Ole!!!

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    Germany
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Sehr nette Familie und alles war sehr angenehm.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Mercedita in ,

    Gracias por this wonderful review.. We thank you and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our home.. Hope to see you again soon.. Marvy and family

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    Germany
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Alles super, sehr hilfsbereit, jederzeit wieder zu empfehlen.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Mercedita in ,

    Thanks again.We re glad you stayed with us a couple of time.. Glad you liked the place and glad you had a great vacation... Looking forward to a next time.. Until then.. We thank you
    Marvy and family

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    Argentina
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    La estadía en La Habana con Mercy fue estupenda.Una gran calidez humana,tanto ella como toda la familia,que han tenido la mejor predisposición y han estado atentas ante cualquier consulta que teníamos.La casa es muy cómoda y confortable,pudiendo disponer de la sala y la cocina.Nos sentimos muy a gusto, y pudimos conocer desde adentro La Habana vieja en un barrio muy seguro y entre vecinos muy solidarios.

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2018

    Mercy was an awesome host. My travel to Cuba was a first, even though I had an itinerary, I needed some local insights around the city. Mercy constantly checked in with me to make sure that everything was going great. She even recommended a place ( La Terazas) which was one of the highlights of my trip!

    Her place is located right in the heart of Havana, which is closer to the Malecon esplanade. This is great place for mornings or evenings jogs or grabbing a mojito at one of the restaurants in the evening while watching the ocean.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Mercedita in ,

    Gabriel, thank you for this wonderful review!! It was a real pleasure having you in my place and knowing you. I wish you a happy new year with lots of good health and happiness.. Comeback and see us again. My home is now your home.. Take good care of yourself..
    Mercy and family

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    France
    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    December 2018

    Simplicité et gentillesse.
    Mercy vous abandonne son appartement avec deux chambres, salle de bain et cuisine. Toujours serviable, pas très loin du centre de la Havane.
    Dommage elle ne prépare pas le petit déjeuner, mais à fait en sorte de nous apporter un café avant notre départ pour l'aéroport.
    Merci

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Mercedita in ,

    Salut., Merci pour la belle critique .. Je suis heureux que vous ayez aimé l'endroit et mon attention sur vous .. Les petits déjeuners ne sont plus requis par Homestay unfortunatey .. Mes chambres sont à un prix très raisonnable pour que les clients puissent ensuite aller chercher petits déjeuners à proximité .. Je veille toutefois à vous préparer un petit café afin que les clients puissent commencer leur journée.
    encore et espère vous revoir bientôt. Bonne année.
    Merche et famille

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    3 hearts
    December 2018

    No dormi en su casa pero su hijo me acompano hasta un otra casa de tipo colonial, confortable.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Mercedita in ,

    Hi Camille glad you were comfortable at my sister's home..

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    Belgium
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    December 2018

    If you want to discover the real Cuba :you have to go there. There are the most kind, warm and nice people. Thanks for everything!!!! You are the best!!!
    Si vous voulez aller en Havanna, tu dois aller chez. Un grand merci pour tout!!!!
    Muchos gracias por todos!!!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Mercedita in ,

    Lies, Thank you so very much for this great review. Having you both in our home was a wonderful and pleasant experience. You were kind, considerate and the perfect guests.. Our home is now your home.. Please comeback and see us soon.. Thanks again...
    Mercy and family

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