Casa Jose y Ari// In the heart of downtown
Casa Jose y Ari// In the heart of downtown
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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The place we offer is in Vedado town, amazing location and friendly neighbourhood. Very close to one of the most important street in Havana 'calle 23'. It is very comfortable and safe surrounded by many attractions, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, places to go and see. The apartment has an independent entrance and it is very quite. We will take good care of you

The space

The place we offer is the whole apartment with an independent entrance. It was part of the original house where our family have been living in for four generations. We became a section of it into a very nice and independent space. It has a kitchen ready to cook if you would like to, it has a living room and an outdoor back terrace to have a chat, enjoy a coffee or tea or just to relax. The bedroom is a double bed very comfortable and quite with a bathroom inside it. We provide a safe as well.
We do not have a parking space but there is car park across the street that we can help you to arranged a good price if it needed.

Guest access

The place has a back terrace but you can enjoy the view from the front terrace and spent time with us every time you would like to.

Interaction with guests

You will be able all the time to ask for help if need it, some suggestions or just to have a friendly chat with us about culture, the way we live or practicing Spanish.

Other things to note

*INTERNET_ In Cuba is still very limited. Local and foreigners go to hotels or hotspots to connect. Our place is very close to all those spots.

*Communication_A cell phone with local SIM card is provided to our guest, we do not charge for it, for you to will be able to make us any emergency call you might have (e.x Lost of passport)

*AIRPORT_ It won't be any problem to find a taxi outside the airport. Prices are around 25 CUC total per taxi and PLEASE!!! arrange the price before getting into the taxi.
Sometimes they say the don't have change so if you give them the exact amount of money will be better.

*BREAKFAST_We do not provide breakfast but we do recommend a very nice and clean place just across the street. A really good Cuban coffee is going to wake you up to start your day!


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

All guests will be very welcome but there are some general rules that should be followed:

* Parties have to be arranged in advance with the host and we will let you know if it's possible. Big parties with a huge amount of people are not accepted.
* Extra people staying in the house besides the guest(s) must be notified in advance to be registered. This is for your own security.


17 Reviews

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André User Profile
August 2017
The place is really good and beautiful. Arian and Jose are very concerned with our comfort and experience in Cuba. This place is great and not too far from old Havana. The prices as also MUCH better. The apartment was perfect.

Marlou User Profile
July 2017
Lovely place! And clean. José is extremely sweet and generous, giving us fresh coffee and a cell phone to call him if there was a problem. Ari told us everything we needed to know about Havana and other cities we were going to travel to. We would definitely recommend this.

Anna User Profile
July 2017
Ari's father Jose runs the Airbnb in Vedado, which takes a bit of exploring but there is plenty of cool stuff happening across the area once you get a feel for where to look! The apartment is clean, cozy, and secure, and Jose a magnificent host who is ever-present. We both had birthdays while staying in Havana and he gave us gifts which was such a warm surprise!

Jose User Profile
July 2017
This was our first time going to Cuba and let me tell you guys it was AMAZING!!! The best experience I've ever had. Adrian and his father Jose played a huge part in it. The room they had (separate from their house) was clean and the A/C was so cold I'd turn it off in the middle of the night. The shower has hot water and Jose made sure we had coffee every morning. They gave us great advice on where to go and how much cab fare would be so we wouldn't pay extra. They have internet cards ready for you so you can communicate with your family back home. Arian and Jose also had a family friend who is a taxi take us to Verdadero beach, and it was easily the best beach I've been to in my life. Water as clear as pool water. Arian works as a tour guide in Cuba so he gave us great advice on where to go to eat as well as things to do in Cuba. We went to Callehom de Hamel and Fabrica de Arte. I couldn't have asked for a better trip. We made a great connection with Arian and Jose they made me feel like family. I cannot wait to go back. @joseh_pitching is my IG if you wanna see pictures and videos. My girlfriends is @ide29. Thank you Arian and Jose so much.

Juana User Profile
July 2017
My friend and I were SO happy we chose this location. Not only did we feel safe but it felt like home away from home. The location is so central that is only quick taxi ride to Old Havana. So, if you are looking for a local, quiet area - this is definitely the place to stay. Don Jose was such a pleasant host with a beautiful kind soul. We kept missing Arian but we manage to meet him on our last day and definitely gets his kindness from his dad. We are very thankful for such a lovely stay and for being one of the most amazing hosts up to date. For them to provide you with a phone to make local calls is just says a lot about how much they care and they continually check on you to see if you need anything. Don Jose was a just a blessing. Hope you all enjoy your stay in same manner we did. Oh! And, Don Jose made the best coffee for us!!! :)

Denise User Profile
July 2017
This place is absolutely beautiful. Jose did pretty much all the work in the house to make it a charming and wonderfully comfortable home. It is close to good restaurants, the Malecon and beautiful neighborhoods to walk through and gaze at. We were especially happy with our stay and with the kindness and open heart of Jose and his son Ari. We will most definitely return to this very special place and plan to stay much longer than two nights! Un abrazo gigante a jose y ari! muchas gracias.

Jodie User Profile
June 2017
Our week long stay at Jose and Ari's place was perfect. Jose was an amazing host. He was made sure we had everything we needed, and helped us navigate our stay. This place is centrally located, so we were able to catch a taxi to Old Havana without having to be right in the mix of the city. The air conditioning in the bedroom was very cold which was refreshing after a day on the town. The place is well maintained, clean, and comfortable. I was thankful that we chose not to stay in a hotel as we would not have had the same authentic experience we were searching for.

Havana, CubaJoined in November 2016
Arian User Profile
Arian González Aportela “Ari” is an electrical engineering graduate from CUJAE, the superior polytechnic institute of Havana. He was born in Havana, Cuba, where he lives with his fiencée. Ari worked for the government as an engineer at the Ministry of Energy and Mines in th…
Languages: English, Español
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