About the Homestay
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.
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
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
- Shopping Centre
- 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
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.
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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!
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.
Sehr nette Familie und alles war sehr angenehm.
Alles super, sehr hilfsbereit, jederzeit wieder zu empfehlen.
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.
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.
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.
No dormi en su casa pero su hijo me acompano hasta un otra casa de tipo colonial, confortable.
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!!!!
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