About the Homestay
The family offers security and tranquility, you can enjoy an atmosphere full of serendipity in a colonial house of the early twentieth century with elegant Romanesque columns, masonry, the living room communicates to the balcony with Neptune 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 Serendipity 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.
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 Serendipia 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
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
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, coffee or tea is included as a courtesy of the house, EXTRA PAYMENT if you want the BREAKFAST COMPLETE.
_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
- Damages caused by lost keys or others must assume the cost
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I had the pleasure of staying with Jorge and his family for 2 and a half weeks. My first solo travel accommodation and Nadia was there to greet me with a great big hug at breakfast. We laughed despite the language barrier and she really made me feel at ease. The whole of Jorge and his family were more than willing to help out where they could. From being incredibly patient when I was working on my Spanish, prometo que practicaré! To even finding nearby accommodation for a recent friend I made in Cuba, returning to Havana early with nowhere to stay. The hospitality is second to none, thank you!
Mi estancia en esta casa ha sido una bonita experiencia de mis vacaciones en La Habana. Tanto Jorge como su esposa han sido buenos anfitriones. Me mostraron su hospitalidad y amabilidad. La casa estaba limpia y ordenada, así también mi habitación. La casa está bien situada en una zona tranquila desde donde se puede visitar -y recomiendo- a pie muchos puntos de la ciudad. Sin duda recomendaría hospedarse aquí si alguien quiere conocer lo que es la calidez y hospitalidad de los cubanos, además que te ayudan y recomiendan en todo lo que pueden.
Jorge y su esposa son unas personas muy amables, la estancia en su casa fue muy agradable tanto que regresamos varias veces, mí esposo y yo quedamos encantados con su hospitalidad, la verdad nos sentimos como en casa, siempre están dispuestos a ayudarte y a orientarte en lo que necesites, sin duda alguna un lugar muy recomendable.
Jorge and his family are such a lovely family. I stayed here for 2 weeks and had a great time. Location is great in vedado (half an hour walk to Havana vieja). I got amazing breakfast in the morning and there was always someone in the house to help me if I had questions. I can definitely recommend this casa. Thank you so much again for everything. I’ll be back :-)
Casa silenciosa y limpia, a 30 minutos a pie de Habana Vieja. Cálida acogida en mi llegada tardía, desayunos agradables en compañia de Jorge e su esposa. Barrio hermoso, residencial, cerca del malecón, de los prestigiosos Habana Libre y Hotel Nacional de Cuba, restaurantes, y de la UNEAC, para escuchar buena música.
Jorge and his wife are great people. Very helpful and smart. They helped us with everything and there was somebody who was looking for the house day and night.
Many thanks for the great time we had!!!
It sas a wonderfull stay. A very welcoming family. The breakfast was excellent. We would return there with pleasure. Kiss and thank you for all Jorge. Rachel and Thibault
Jorge y su familia son personas muy amables. Tuvimos conversaciones buenas y la casa es muy linda y limpia. Recomendamos esta casa para todos.
I had a very pleasant stay in Jorge‘s place during my visit to La Habana. Jorge and his wife are very nice hosts.
I spent many days in their place. It is located in the famous part of Vedado in La Habana (near to hotel Habana Libre and the University). The room is very clean and the place is very safe.
I highly recommend to stay at Jorge‘s place if you happen to visit La Habana. Thank you Jorge and family for your hospitality and kindness. See you soon when I come back to Havana the next time. :-)
Highly recommended! Jorge has a lovely and kindly family. Clean rooms, good service and nice breakfast. Thank you for having us.
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