My boyfriend and I visited Cuba for the first time on this trip, we´ve never stayed in someone else´s home and had no idea what to expect. But we´ve heard from friends that had visited the Island that it was one of the best cultural experiences. We arrived at the airport and shared a taxi ride with another couple we met in the airport, the ride was about 20-25 mnts. When we reached Emy´s home she was standing waiting for us at the door with a warm smile. I´d written to them the night before the time we arrived at the airport so they knew more or less when we´d arrive. We entered the house and it was beautiful, very simple and clean. Leo (Emy´s son) was super friendly and showed us to our room (gave us manyy tips on how to be in Cuba). We stayed in the room with the Marylin Monroe frame, it was exactly as seen in the pictures, very clean, with our own set of keys, bathroom, clean towels and bed sheets. We cannot tell you how awesome the location of this house is...we were in Cuba 9 days (we stayed in Emy´s the whole time). It is a block away from the Malecon, 5 mnts away (in car-taxi) from Old Havana, 8 mnts away (car) from Vedado. We walked most of the time to enjoy the breeze and the streets, to Old HAvana is was probably a 30 mnt. Walk...and believe me you will not feel it´s much. We loved arriving at the house (whatever the time, Emy was always waiting for us with a smile) we would talk hours with them (in Spanish) on their life, culture...everything. Leo´s wife and beautiful baby were also the best part, we really felt at home with them in a place that was completly new and strange to us. Leo knows a lot about Cuba and is very helpful on knowing the proper taxi rates, prices to places, transportation ideas, places to eat...and pretty much everything! Cuba is extremely safe you can walk anywhere. It is definitely an experience we will never forget and like jumping on a time machine to the ´50s. We really enjoyed our trip and are 100% sure staying in this beautiful families home was one of the best parts. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.