About the Homestay
Alina lives in the central district of El Vedado with her 2 twin daughters Veronica and Viviana and her pet a dog named Sissi sympathetic. Alina is a civil engineer and works as normalizing constructions and their daughters are studying English language and secretaries. His hobbies include music, movies, restaurants and meeting friends. The house is prime location, beautiful and modern construction that highlights its beauty. With spacious indoor and outdoor spaces, a courtyard with lush vegetation and fruit trees (mangos, avocados, etc.) also .Cuenta intermediate house where you can soak up the sun or shade, enjoy the nice breeze, exercising, reading or smoke if desired.A few meters from the house Malecon Restaurant-Club 1830, La Chorrera, the restaurant grill and gourmet chef, Art Factory (FAC), shopping centers and Galleries The Sprig Paseo, nightclub and restaurant is located Jazz Café, House Music Miramar, the Habana Riviera, Meliá Cohiba, Havana Libre, car rental office, craft markets, farmers markets, restaurant and pool Almendares Club and various bars and Palates of Havana hotels ( La Pachanga, The cliff). Also offer broad and diverse proposed routes and excursions. Prefiéranos and will not repent; We are thinking of you.
The hosts speak Spanish and English.
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
A few meters from the house Malecon Restaurant-Club 1830, La Chorrera, the restaurant grill and gourmet chef, Art Factory (FAC), shopping centers and Galleries The Sprig Paseo, nightclub and restaurant is located Jazz Café, House Music Miramar, the Habana Riviera, Meliá Cohiba, Havana Libre, car rental office, craft markets, farmers markets, restaurant and pool Almendares Club and various bars and Palates of Havana hotels ( La Pachanga, The cliff).
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
Smoking indoors is not allowed. There is a fenced yard in the back where smoking is allowed. Please keep our home safe and closes the front door. Pets are not allowed in the house. Reduce noise to a minimum after midnight, please. Do not invite strangers home, if you want to invite a friend, acuérdalo me before. Enjoy your stay and try our home as you would your own.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I enjoyed my stay with Alina very much, she is a great hostess and is always smiling, nothing is too much trouble and a big help in sorting things out, I would heartily recommend her homestay to anybody visiting Havana.
Alina was very sweet and helpful. Her house was tranquil and quiet which was great after a days spent in Old Havana. She had pamplets for guests for various excursion, though nothing we were interested in she would clearly would have helped you organize them. She was helpful calling restaurants to make reservations. My issues with her casa were: she had two beds in the room advertized not one, which was fine except they were it seemed air beds that weren't filled up enough. Very squishy and not firm. We were so uncomfortable sinking in them that we slept in separate beds despite being a couple. The pillows were very uncomfortable too and had no pillow cover only a case, so I had to put a t shirt around it. The other thing was there were no chairs outside anywhere. Most casas we have seen and/or stayed in have great outdoor space to have coffee or tea. (Like in her pictures!) but she had nothing set up for us. I felt like I was inconveniencing her by asking for a chair. It was tiny and uncomfortable. Not like the awesome metal patio furniture and rocking chairs you see everywhere. And she didn't bring out a table. So prepare to be jealous of the casa next door where they have a private terrace with great patio furniture. Lastly, there was no hot water to shower the last morning before getting on a plane and we saw two cockroaches one in the shower and one small dead one on the bed when we arrived.
Even with that though. The house is big and airy and so quiet. We stayed in worse in Cuba and anyone who is new to visiting will see it's all relative. She had a working bathroom, a pretty, large room with windows, an A/C, and a mini fridge that she always had stocked with a giant bottle of water which you will need!
(Also, it is directly across from Cuba Libro a great English language bookstore and outdoor oasis run by an American woman and her family. It's very cute. They sell chocolate chip cookies. And you can hangout in their garden even if you don't buy much. We left the rarely found American books for the Cubans, but bought a beautiful limited edition sketch book by a Cuban artist as a souvenior. If you have room, bring her books for a donation. Especially American books. We would have if we had known!)
La casa de Alina es una maravilla, me senti muy bien y como a casa allí. Alina también me ayudo mucho cuando ten preguntas sobre Habana y como moverme. La casa esta ubicada en una zona muy buena de Vedado, con un supermercado y un mercado de frutas cerca. Además la FAC queda solo dos cuadras lejos. Alina y sus hijas son muy simpáticas y me gusto mucho conversar con ellas pero en el mismo tiempo he tenido privacidad total. Solo puedo recomendar quedarse en la casa de Alina cuando uno esta en La Habana.
The casa of Alina is very recomendable, I felt very good and like home there. Alina was super helpful and could answer all of my questions. The casa is located in a really good area of Vedado, I was traveling alone, and I could go out as well alone at night without any problems. A supermarket and a fruit market is nearby and as well the FAC is very close. I had many nice talks with Alina and her daughters as they are very kind, but at the same time I had full privacy. I just can recommend Alinas casa when staying in Habana.
We were happy with our homestay. It would be nice to have a somewhat better pillow.
I had a wonderful 6-day stay with Alina and her twin daughters. Alina is a gentle and polite host. Very knowledgeable and speaks good English. She helped me arranged transport to various sights and advised me on local culture and happenings. We often have chats in the morning after breakfast if I am not rushing out the door, or when I return in the evenings. My room is spacious and clean with air-con and a little refrigerator. The room is cleaned everyday and bed sheets and towel were changed after the 3rd day. Very nice!! Alina's home is well located. I could walk to the Malecon and Calle 23 and onto La Rampa easily. There're also two cemetaries nearby, the Spanish and Chinese. It's a nice and safe neighbourhood. Alina made my stay a memorable one in Havabana. Mucho gracias! Xoxo
Alina es una persona servicial y buena conversadora. La casa agradable y limpia.
Had a nice stay with Alina who is a very good host who speaks English and does all she can to make your stay pleasant. Room is very quiet and clean. Mattress needs replacing on double bed as it's very lumpy but I slept perfectly on it. House is in a nice but suburban area but it is a taxi ride to Havana's famous sights. Also I found it a annoying not to have key. I did not feel I could stay out late as it meant keeping Alina up to let me in.
Staying with Alina and her daughters in Vedado made our trip to Cuba truly wonderful. Alina not only treated us like family, but arranged several taxi rides and dinner reservations. We had lovely conversations over breakfast, and it was such a nice home to return after very hot days in Havana. The location is great, as well. There is a cool book store/cafe across the street called Cuba Libro, a good and reasonably priced restaurant called Karma just a block and a half away. Fabrica del Arte is an amazing art museum/dance club that is about six blocks away. Next to it is a chic, fancy restaurant called El Cocinero that we loved. About a 15 minute walk away on the Malecon is Casa 1830, which has incredible gardens and salsa dancing some nights of the week. Alina's English is very good, and I will recommend that any friend traveling to Havana to stay at her house!
Very nice to stay at Alina place. Good breakfast, with fresh mango from the garden. She help us a lot to travel in Havana and gives us lots of good recommandations for our trip.
It was a wonderful experience to stay at Alinas house. She and her family were very friendly.
The room was quite good and the breakfast was excellent. We had every day fresh fruits and great cuban coffee for breakfast. Next time if I go to Cuba I will go again to Alinas house.