Dining area where  breakfasts and diners area servedMain bedroom with one Queen bed. Sleeps  2 people
Centro Havana Bedroom 1.
Hosted by Marvy Or Mercy
Marvy Or Mercy is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A clean safe and well maintained 1st floor colonial style home in the center of Havana. You could walk to most major tourists attractions. This home has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. If one bathroom is busy then you can use the other. EACH BEDROOM RENTS SEPARATE! If you are more than 2 people, most likely you will need to rent the other room as well . YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT YOU HAVE ALL YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS BEFORE RETURNING BACK HOME. Welcome to our home.

The space

WELCOME TO CASA MARVY CRUZ y FAMILIA. Upon your arrival at the airport, you can select from a variety of taxis and private vehicle drivers available for hire at the airport to bring you home or we (at times), can send a driver to pick you up. .. The fee to the house is usually around 25.00 CUC and it is a safe 20 to 25 minute drive!!!. It could be more if you have 4 people or more. On the way home you will immediately see the Habana that is unique in so many aspects.. Classic cars that are still running. The vibrant city that appears to have been standing still for over half a century, and of course the Cuban people. Happy, full of life and energy. Loving all the tourists that are coming to meet them...
Once you arrive at the home, you will be met by Liduvina and her 2 adult daughters. You will immediately notice the clean and beautiful colonial style home. The home itself can adequately accommodate up to 5 guests. 2 in Bedroom #1 and up to three in Bedroom #2. Each room rents usually between 22.00 and 26.00cuc/day. If you are more than 3 people, you will need both rooms. Remember that each bedroom rents separate. NOTICE, if you only need one bedroom, the owners could rent the other bedroom to another guest(s). However, each bedroom has a lock and key and you will continue to have complete privacy.
You will love the 2 Living Room areas in our home, the balcony, the hall and of course, us. While at our home, you can have access to our kitchen in the event you would like to do your own cooking. We will do all within our power to ensure that you have a very happy and enjoyable experience at our home in La Habana.
Please note that if we send a Taxi to pick you up and your flight is delayed or it takes too long for guests to clear customs, they driver won't wait!!! You can still get a Taxi outside of the terminal and give them our address!!! At the present that fee 25cuc. Ask the driver in advance how much!! If they say more than 25cuc, then ask another!!!! It is safe to get a Taxi at the terminal at any time to come home!!!

Guest access

While in this home. You will have access to the complete upper floor. This floor consists of 2 separate and private air conditioned bedrooms, 2 baths with cold and hot water, 2 complete living room areas, a balcony facing the street, a hall that leads to the main bathroom and the stairway that leads to the front door. You also can have access to our kitchen. You will have total privacy whether only one or two bedrooms are rented..
If you are more than 3 people you will need to reserve both room. Each room rents separately.
PLEASE NOTE!!!!! We speak Spanish and some English... Our cousin Alberto speaks great English and he will be the one handling all of our bookings thru the internet.. He travels between La Habana and America often. Marvy speaks fairly good English, Mercy a little less and our mother and cleaning lady, none!!! Bienvenidos a La Habana.

Interaction with guests

We are available daily 24/7 while you visit La Habana.. We live in the rear of the house and will assist with anything you may want or need while visiting Cuba.. We also can help you arrange excursions to many places around the island and points of interests. The same with salsa dancing lessons, shows,, performances, night clubs, beaches, rides around La Habana in classic old American cars, etc... BUT KEEP IN MIND PLEASE THAT WE ARE NOT A TRAVEL AGENCY. WE DO THIS AS A HELP TO YOU. If there is something you want to do or need while visiting our city, most likely we can accommodate your request, PLEASE ASK.....
OUR HOME IS CLEAN, SAFE AND VERY WELL LOCATED.,Our neighborhood is safe. It is also safe to get a Taxi at the terminal to come home at anytime day or night. We speak Spanish and some English. Our mother and our cleaning lady speak only spanish..Our cousin Alberto leaves in America, speaks perfect English and most likely will be the one answering and handling your reservations. Welcome to La Habana and welcome to our home

Other things to note

The home is within walking distance to most major tourists attractions in La Habana. Public transportation and taxis are available if you so desire. People on the streets do welcome tourists and are intrigued by them. Safety in our neighborhood has never been an issue.
While in our house, you will be among locals. The city is alive and you will be awaken by the sounds of a vibrant city, the fresh smell of brewed coffee and the singing of a rooster now and then. Throughout the day and night, you may see and hear street vendors, music and tourists walking around... not to mention a few barking dogs here and there..
This home is located in Concordia 626 altos entre Oquendo y Marquez Gonzales...5 blocks from the famous Malecon. (Parque Maceo area). Via el Malecon, you could walk all the way to El Castillo del Morro, el Paseo del Prado, La Habana Vieja, La Catedral, El tunel de La Habana, El Cristo de La Habana, Los Muelles. etc., In the opposite direction, you could walk towards El Hotel Nacional, calle L y 23, La Universidad de La Habana, El Habana Libre Hotel, El Focsa Hotel (the tallest building in Havana). The American Embassy, El monumento al Maine, and many other places in el Vedado.
Within walking distance there is also El Palacio de La Rumba, El Callejon de Hamel, and many other places to socialize and get a real taste of La Habana and its people. There is also La Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon, La Iglesia del Carmen, Cadeca Exchange money places, and many, many places of tourist attractions. You could walk to Ernest Hemingway\'s famous hang out \"La Bodeguita del Medio\", El Museo de la Revolucion, Calle Obispo, El Floridita, El Capitolio, Hotel Inglaterra, etc, etc, etc.. all withing walking distance from this amazing home.....
The home consists of two separate air conditioned bedrooms and 2 private bath. Each bedroom rents separate. .. and the house can accommodate up to 5 people. The price is normally 25.00 CUC per bedroom daily. Breakfast is provided at an additional modest cost and will consists of fruits, juices, bread, butter, honey, coffee and milk, and eggs as desired... We can help you arrange excursions to places like Varadero, Valle de Vinales, Cuevas de Villamar, Trinidad, el Tropicana, etc, but keep in mind that we are not a travel agency. These places normally need to be arranged in advanced. We will help you as much as we can..
Our family will ensure that you are taken care of and that you are pleased with your stay..
Nos vemos pronto.... See you soon.. Bienvenidos a La Habana
Liduvina and Family
At the present Taxi fees from the airport average about 30.00cuc. Sometimes you can get one for 25.00cuc. It depends on the driver. That is the going rate and you should not pay more!!!! Ask the driver in advance how much!! If they say more than 30.00, then ask another!!!! It is safe to get a Taxi at the terminal to come home at anytime of day or night!!!

Air Conditioning

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 11PM
Check out by 10AM

Guests are expected to behave in a respectful manner. The owner and her two adult daughters live in the back of the house. All fees are to be paid upon arrival and with CUC cash currency. Each bedroom with its assigned private bath is normally 25.00 cuc a day. However, prices are automatically assigned by Airbnb based on the season, demand or other factors. No credit cards are accepted at this time .. Breakfast and/or dinners (when requested in advance), are provided at a reasonable fee.


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Olamide User Profile
February 2017
What you see is what you get - but be careful so you're not overcharged for everything, including transport and breakfast. Negotiate everything and ensure you lock your stuff away every time you leave - I had money stolen out of my purse, which was left in our locked room.
Marvy Or Mercy User Profile
Response from Marvy Or Mercy:
Olvide, this is the most unfair review that we have ever received in the 7 years that we have been receiving guests!!! I can not believe that you think money was stolen from your purse from inside of your locked room!!! This is totally false and I resent you saying such a thing!!! Back track your steps and look again as to where you might have lost that money!!! For sure it was not at our home and you owe us an apology!!!As far as things being clean. Our home is one of the cleanest in all of Habana and one our proudest features well documented if you take the time to read all of our review!! Cleaninless has never been an issue!!! the Taxis to and from the airport are 25.00cuc. If you were overcharged by a driver that is between you and that Taxi driver, nothing to do with us!!!! I don't know where you had breakfast but in our home the cost is 5.00 per person and you were well informed of the price even before you arrived and that is what you were charged!!! I have no idea how you come to leave a comment as this!!! Shame on you!!!
February 2017

Alicia User Profile
March 2017
The host canceled this reservation 21 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Marisa User Profile
February 2017
From the booking process to our arrival at Marvy and Mercy's place, we were met with nothing but great service by both sisters. Marvy was in contact with us via email weeks before we arrived and even shared her cousin Alberto's contact information for any advice on planning our trip. Alberto was a huge help and gave such great recommendations. Everything was as described at the house and Mercy made every effort to ensure we were comfortable daily. This home comes highly recommended especially given its location in Havana and the hospitality of its wonderful hosts.
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Response from Marvy Or Mercy:
Thank you Marisa for such a nice review!!! You were an awesome guest and we truly thank you!!!please comeback and see us again soon. Our home is now your home!!! Have a great year!!! Cruz family
February 2017

Meg User Profile
February 2017
Marvy & Mercy were wonderful hosts. Their home was in a perfect location, walkable to both Havana Vieja and Vedado. She helped us hail a taxi and gave us great recommendations.
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Response from Marvy Or Mercy:
Thank you Magen for the nice review!!! we are glad you liked our home and location!!! Comeback and see us soon. Our home is now your home... marvy
February 2017

Alexander User Profile
December 2016
Great experience! The house was just as described, our hosts were very friendly and they were always available to help us. The location is perfect if you want to live among the Cuban locals within walking distance to old Havana, Vedado and the malecon. Highly recommend staying here for an authentic experience!
Marvy Or Mercy User Profile
Response from Marvy Or Mercy:
Thank you Alex. Glad you had a nice stay and a safe flight back home..!!! Enjoy the holidays and see you around!!! Alberto
December 2016

Fernando User Profile
December 2016
Great location - The place is at 2min walk from Malecon and in the heart of la Havana, between Vedado and Old Havana, all main areas are reachable by walk. It is hosted by a lovely warm family, it has felt home.
Marvy Or Mercy User Profile
Response from Marvy Or Mercy:
Thankyou Fernando. We enjoyed your visit a well.. Hope to see you again soon... Our casa is now your casa.. Hasta la proxima.. Familia Cruz
December 2016

Christopher User Profile
December 2016
I had a great time at Casa Marvy. Marvy´s sister Mercy was at the casa most of the time. She is a really friendly and helpful woman. Luckily she also can speak english well enough. The breakfast is good and i had the best cuban coffee at this place on my whole trip! The casa and my room were clean and comfortable. The room had two doors and both could be secured with a lock, bolt and big rods but there was no need for all this stuff as cuba is a very safe country!! I can highly recommend this place!
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Response from Marvy Or Mercy:
Christopher thank you for the review. It was fun having you around. We hope you comeback back and see us again soon. We know you had fun in Cuba and we hope you have many memories to share with your family and friends back home.. Er are glad you made it home safely. We wish you a happy Xmas and a very Happy New Year with lots of good health and happiness.. Don't forget that you now have a us as family in Cuba.. Until next time..Mercy and family...
December 2016

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My name is Marvy, my sister is Mercy and my mother is Liduvina. Alberto is our cousin and he helps manage our homes with the internet from America. We have two places that we rent. A wonderful Colonial home located in Centro Habana 22/26.00cuc per night per room and an apartment…
Languages: English, Español

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