About the Homestay
The blue house offers security and tranquility, it will be well received and you can enjoy a family atmosphere in a colonial house of the early twentieth century with elegant Romanesque columns, masonry with a plate ceiling, the living room communicates with the balcony with Neptuno street . It can be reached in 10 and 30 minutes walking to Havana Center and Old Havana (Central Park), in 3 minutes to the University of Havana, 2 minutes there is a small square where the bust of Julio Antonio Mella (University leader) and In 10, Rampa Street will be next to the sea, walking along the Havana Malecon, a point of encounters and disagreements full of history and lovers.
The Blue House is on the first floor.
Very nice kitchen-dining room for breakfast and enjoy a coffee, it extends to the living room. All this area is airy, fresh and bright.
Jorge, is MSc in Health Economics, works all day and in free time shares with guests and exchanges opinions, likes dialogue. His wife is always at home, works hard, is the support and life of the family, Our daughter studies at the University, speaks English, visit her channel on YouTube where she suggests places to visit https://www.youtube.com/c / carlascubatravel
Only with our daughter can speak English 5 minutes is the parking. From the house there is easy access to major recreational and cultural centers of the city either by bus or walking; they are 2 minutes from the University of Havana, 10 minutes Theatres and ice Coppelia, Movies, Malecon symbol of Cuba, Restaurants and Cafes that serve in National Currency (CUP) and Convertible Pesos (CUC), counseling centers , travel agencies, banks, hospitals. Places to enjoy music like Buena Vista Social Club, you will always find, discos and jazz, mojitos in bars and taverns. In The Blue House will always find a friendly atmosphere, the two rooms very airy with windows to the outside. We have pets No children No smoking inside the house, only in the area designated. The House provides taxi services and airport pickup.
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The house is located in the limits or between the municipalities downtown Havana and Plaza de la Revolución (closed), the area is quiet and safe is characterized by the movement of young people mainly students of the University.
Collective taxis are 5 minutes from home, and bus 2 minutes with several lines; very close there are coffee shops and restaurants that provide services in pesos (CUP) or convertible pesos (CUC) information centers to tourists, the Rampa, the Malecón Habanero symbol of Cuba and the Cubans, recreation centers, cinemas, theaters, the Coopelia meeting point of the lovers not only to the ice cream, agencies of Rent cars and the tourist bus to 5 minutes with panoramic view, the Palace of the Rumba place to enjoy the Flolklore, Alley of Hamell.
The location of the house is very good to be in the limits of two municipalities Plaza de la Revolución and Centro Haban, you can walk to many places of interest, Central Park is 1/2 hour walk, Old Havana, and the Capitolio, in addition there are several lines of buses or taxis, you can also move in the so-called almendrones (collective taxi) which are the cars (cars) of the 50s that still provide services in CUP, the price is very economical 10 Cuban pesos for each passenger, which makes it very comfortable to move around the city to enjoy music such as the Buena Vista Social Club, you will always find, discos and jazz places, mojitos in bars and bars.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
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
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
Our family considers its guests: travelers or guests with the interest to know about the culture and history of the country. To maintain a family atmosphere, at home we have elementary standards.
-Breakfasts from 8:30 to 10:30 in the morning, includes light breakfast, coffee or tea, bread and butter, EXTRA PAYMENT if you want the BREAKFAST OF THE HOUSE.
_The exit of the room is done at 12 noon
_ The entrance to the room is made after 2:00 p.m.
-The visits are received in the room, never in the room
-Do not smoke inside the house, do it in the hallway or balcony
- Pets are not allowed in the house
-Maintain the security of the house
-Don't be in intimate clothes outside your room
-You can use the kitchen, leave it clean
- There are no conditions for small children, we do not accept accommodation request for children under 18
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Had a great stay with Jorge and his family. They were so kind and offered to help organise anything during our stay, and had a great map with local highlights waiting for us on our arrival. Great location to walk to 'New Havana' and the Malecon. Thank you so much!
I had a fantastic time in this homestay. Jorge and his family are so warm, friendly and accommodating - they really made us feel at home! They always did their best to help in any way they could, organising our taxis to and from the airport and offering helpful travel tips. The house is lovely too: clean and spacious and in a good location in Vedado. Highly highly recommended: thank you to Jorge and family!
***** Estrelas! Adorei a forma como fui recebido na família do Jorge. Muito atenciosos e simpáticos. Recomendo vivamente esta casa tão agradável. Obrigado por tudo Jorge.
Stay with Jorge and his family!
They are easy going, I had many funny and interesting conversations with them. Plus they are very helpful. The house is comfy and clean. For us the location was perfect: Close enough to all the action, but it is quiet - which can be important if you come home from a day in a vibrant city.
We had an amazing stay with Jorge and his lovely family! The room was super clean, they clean it every day. Jorge is a great guy and he helped us a lot! I had some problems with my stomach and they were sooo helpful, provided us with medication and tea every day. Also we had a great breakfast from his super amazing wife ! The location was perfect in a very nice neighbor. We totally recommend Jorge's place for your stay 100%. You will not regret it :)
We had a memorable stay at Jorge's casa - everyone was extremely friendly, welcoming and accomodating. Jorge went over and above to help us. The breakfast and location are excellent and the rooms are homey and very clean. Thanks a million for making our experience in Havana something that we will never forget!!!
This was the most charming home we have ever had the pleasure to stay in! Our reservation was made last minute and they were more than accommodating! When we come back to Havana we will stay here again if the room is available!! Gracias Jorge!!!
I stayed at Jorge's casa for 3 nights. His family is so adorable! The location is perfect; few steps to the university and all one can need in terms of wi-fi spots, banks, places to eat. We ordered all the days breakfast at the casa because it was so yummy and a humongous portion. To the Capitol one needs not more than 30 minutes chilled walk, the streets are really safe and we walked also in the night.
I can only recommend this casa :)
Thank you for the perfect stay! Hope that we will see each other again soon :)
We had a great time staying with the Leon’s! They were incredibly hospitable and accommodating. The apartment was in a great location, too. We would definitely recommend the Leon’s place for anyone traveling to Cuba! We’ll definitely be returning.
Jorge and his family made us feel at home straight away, they are very kind people and spending time with them during breakfast was one of our best memories! The room was very clean and the casa is in a great location. I would recommend them to anyone!
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