About the Homestay
We are a Marriage with 2 young children who live in the central neighborhood of "El Vedado". We manage six totally independent apartments for rent; at a distance between them that allow us to provide the necessary attention to our guests.
The first apartment: "La Buena Vista del Hotelito" (LBV), independent on a 7th floor with elevator, located on 3rd street number 255 between A and B, VEDADO. Plaza, highlights the view of the city and the sea. Located 100 meters from the "Malecón Habanero"; It consists of 1 room with two personal beds, with the option to join and form a matrimonial; 1 bathroom, hair dryer, kitchen, air conditioning with split, minibar, television, radio, electric heater, electricity 110 and 220, first aid kit, emergency lamp and safe.
The second apartment, "D'Danny" (DD), in area 23 and 12, also independent on a first floor, is located on the central corner of 23 and 12. It has a room with double bed classic style, bathroom, electric heater, hairdryer, TV, radio, kitchen with oven, microwave, refrigerator, medicine cabinet, air conditioning with split, electricity 110 and 220 v, emergency lamp and security box. In another room is the living room-kitchen-dining-bar.
The third apartment, "Orange" "D'Paseo" (DP) Terry Building, 11th floor with elevators. Located on Calle Paseo number 126, 11C floor between 5th and 7th, Vedado, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Wide views of the city and the sea. It has tv, radio, kitchen with oven, refrigerator, split in each room, fan, electric heater, first aid electricity 110 and 220 v, automatic washing machine, hair dryer, smoke alarm, emergency lamp and safe in each room. room
We recently inaugurated a fourth apartment, somewhat further away than the others, but just as central, near Calle 23, the cultural center, the so-called Rampa. We are in the direction of Hornos, number 12, between the streets 25 and prince, 50 meters from the malecon, wi fi zone,. A room for 3 people, bathroom en suite, dining room, kitchen. Close to restaurants, banks, candy stores, cinemas, and the alley of Hammel.
The four coincide with having a cozy atmosphere, being private, with good ventilation and natural lighting. They offer the kindness of being only 15 minutes by car from Old Havana in the historic center.
In the surroundings there are restaurants, bars, coffee shops, cinemas, theaters, banks, ATMs, exchange houses, hotels (Internet), Wi-Fi hotspots, shopping centers, candy stores, a lot of connectivity in public and private transportation. . We offer a pre-order for a crib that can be taken apart for children up to 2 years old. A local cell phone for communication, economic taxi services, tour and transfers to the airport is provided for your stay. sending in time the flight number and arrival time. Welcome to our house Family GONGORA MORALES.
Recently two more apartments have been added, San Rafael, next to the University of Havana. Equally cozy with bedroom with bathroom en suite, dining room and kitchen, air-conditioned with a large split, on the second floor, in Vedado. And it is also in the forbidden, the apartment Home apartment, two rooms, one double and the other room with two single beds, both with en suite bathroom, air-conditioned with split type air conditioning, kitchen, washing machine, TV refrigerator, living room, and patiecito. It is on the ground floor. Around innumerable restaurants and cafes. Banks .and places of supplies All the apartments are located in central safe areas, The apartments
Orange, Home apartment and La Buena Vista are steps away, so you can make a reservation of 8 or more guests.
In any case, any questions, you can consult, we will respond shortly.
Greetings Marcela and Luis Enrique
We speak Spanish but we also communicate in English and Russian
There are parking options nearby. You have a cell phone with a local line available
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our apartments are located in Vedado which is one of the most central neighborhoods of Havana Nearby are hotels, shopping centers, banks, various nightclubs, bars and restaurants within walking distance.
A 15-minute taxi ride from the Historic Center of the City
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- 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
drugs and narcotics are not accepted
Avoid visits from people you do not know enough.
I appreciate you smoked outside the room
They should not make noises that disturb neighbors
Smoking is allowed indoors and outdoors.
Our very first stay in a 'Casa' in Cuba was with Luis. He made us feel welcome and was the perfect guide to the area. We stayed in an ocean view apartment on the 7th floor overlooking Havana. Tips for enjoying breakfast and dinner were spot-on, as were his tips for getting around Havana by car (which we could park for 2CUC/day at his house). Highly recommended!
We had a wonderful stay at Enrique's place! The appartment was exactly as advertised and it served us very well during the holidays. Enrique was an excellent host: in regard to the check-in procedure, (emergency) contact during our stay and check-out, Enrique always communicated very promptly and showed a great passion to find the best solution for our needs! I can recommend him without any hesitations if you look for an affordable, nice and decent accommodation in Havana! Best, Nicolas
Luis was a great host. He really went way beyond the usual - giving me and my son wonderful advice on making the most of our stay in his apartment.
This was our first time visiting Cuba and my wife and I really wanted to experience the "real Cuba". So for us that meant we wanted to be amongst the local people. We chose to rent the Orange D'Paseo Terry from Luis for a number of reasons. The foremost reason being that, based on the reviews of others, my sense was that Luis is a rock-solid caring type of guy with a lot of integrity. We were not disappointed. He's a gentle soul with an outstanding desire to help make people happy. Since we only know about 6 works in Spanish and had no idea of what to expect when in Cuba it was important (and comforting) for us to be able to rely on someone who could guide us and make suggestions. Luis provided a cell phone for us to communicate directly with him if we ever needed anything or got into trouble. He also checked up on us every couple of days to make sure everything was okay. Other places were cheaper sure, but for us having a good man we could rely on at any time was well worth the extra. THANKS LUIS!
Okay, about the apartment. As I'm sure you gathered from the other positive reviews here, the apartment is very clean, smartly renovated/decorated. The beds are comfortable and there is a small safe in each room.
Two things I would like to mention. The first is that it will probably take you a while to get the hang of using the water. With the exception of commercial facilities, I've been told most water systems in Cuba are gravity fed from the roof tops of the buildings. Therefore the pressure will probably be less that what you're used to. Luis has a pump installed to help but it needs to see a certain water flow before it will start. That means sometime you have to open another tap to get the shower to work as an example. Use the cold water to get it going not the hot. Once it's flowing you can shut the "helper tap".
Second, somebody made a comment regarding having to put your used toilet paper in the garbage. I just thought I'd mention that again with the exception of commercial facilities, it is true for everyone not just this apartment.
Luis was a phenomenal host from the beginning of our trip until the end! I will always try to book him again in the future! The location of the place couldn't have been more perfect! It's less than a min away from the Malecon overlooking the carribean sea! Just a 3 min cab ride to Old Havana, 30 min cab ride to the beautiful beaches etc! The place was well organized with a mini fridge! The cleaning lady came in twice as well! Luis gave us a local phone to use to reach him for anything! He is very helpful and there for you for anything!
Muchos Gracias Luis!
If you are thinking of visiting Havana, Cuba don't hesitate to stay with Luis Enrique. He is the best, the kindest, and the most helpful host you will find. His wife is just lovely too. They both do all they can to make you feel at home. Go ahead make your reservation at any of Luis Enrique's places. You will love it.
It took some improvisation and search to get in touch with Luiz after we arrived for check in, but after we met everything was incredibly well organized. Luiz even gave us a local phone so we could reach him anytime.
The apartment was cosy, clean, with a great view and in the best neighborhood for an authentic Havana feel.
But most of all, Luiz is the best host ever!!!
Babette & Petra from The Netherlands
We stayed at d'dany. It was on the first floor and the flat is in a block amongst locals. Although there are windows there is no view, just another wall. However there are some benches at the front of the block where you can sit in the evening and people watch. Host was fantastic as other reviews have said. We were not sure what the cleaning arrangements were but as we were happy to do our own cleaning it's was not a problem, but you may wish to check. When existing the block if you turn right there is a fruit and veg place just after the fire station. Across the road under a kids clothes shop is a mini supermarket. Wifi is on 14 and 16 in a park / square. you can buy wine at the shops on the way to the cemetery.
The apartment (Terry) is quite nice, well located and available for a reasonable price. Luis is a very friendly and helpful host. He organised us a private taxi to Vinales and also a very nice accommodation there. If you want to stay in Havanna, that's the right choice . Thank's a lot Luis.
Wonderful location, nice kitchen and wonderful having 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths!
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