Entire home/apt

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3 bedrooms

4 beds
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Beautiful, renovated apartment from the 1950s, located on the sixth-floor, and 106 square meters (1140 square feet) in size with a large and luminous terrace with an unobstructed view to the ocean.
The surrounding neighborhood is quaint and offers numerous businesses, restaurants, bars, theaters, supermarkets, banks, currency exchange houses. It is blocks away from the Hotel Melia Cohiba and Havana’s famous “Malecon” (oceanfront promenade), and just a 10-minute car ride to Old Havana.

The space

This beautiful apartment from the era of the fifties was designed by the famous architect Alberto Prieto. It is located on the sixth floor of the known Calle Calzada in a very attractive neighborhood of El Vedado.
Calzada Heights measures 106 square meters (1140 square feet) which includes a wide and luminous terrace with a comfortable sitting area. It includes a clear view of the sea adding a lovely tropical view for your breakfast to start your day.
With two spacious bedrooms joined by a full bathroom, the Master holds a King bed and a large walk in closet with a secured safety box. The second bedroom houses two full beds with another large closet and the third bedroom has a twin bed with a full bathroom. All bedrooms contain their respective sets of clean sheets as well as spare ones.
The bathrooms are equipped with hot and cold water, towels and replacement sheet sets for comfortable daily use.
The bright, spacious living room and dining room have been tastefully decorated with a minimalist retro design. The kitchen and lodge are very well equipped with a microwave as well as a washing machine.
Beds, furniture, bed linen, towels, decorations and kitchen items are all imported to improve the comfort of our guests.

Guest access

We can provide all the information needed for our guests to have an easy, hassle-free stay and make the best of their time in Havana.
•Complete information on the best and most noteworthy restaurants and “paladares” (casual eateries), including tourist-oriented and ones and local favorites.
•An optional driver service, either per-hour or per-day, in a classic cars typical of Havana. This can facilitate transportation to and from Old Havana and other points of interest, and offers better comfort and security than public transportation. Airport arrivals and departures can also be arranged.
•An hourly tour guide for historic tours of Old Havana—a must for getting to know the real Havana and its culture.
•Optional for an extra fee—a cellular telephone ready to use with a pre-paid card for local use in Cuba to land lines or other cellphones.
•Option upon arrival—a pre-pay internet card that can be used for Wifi access in designated zones throughout the city.

House Rules
•No pets.
•No parties or events.
•Families ideally with children 12 years old and older.
•No smoking inside the apartment, bedrooms and living room, only on the terrace.
•Guests must show their identification or passports upon arrival.
•Access to the apartment is reserved ONLY for the persons renting the apartment. IT IS NOT ALLOWED to host guests or people not on the reservation.
•A cleaning service will take place every three days, and is included in the rental price.
•Trash must be taken out daily and be placed in the containers outside of the building on Calle 2.
•Please avoid throwing toilet paper and other hygiene products in the toilet, and use the trash bins located in the bathrooms instead.
•Due to frequent changes in the weather, and sudden rains throughout the day, it is requested that guests ALWAYS leave windows closed in all bedrooms, kitchen and terrace when they are not in the apartment, in order to avoid water damage.
•We would appreciate it very much if you would turn off the air conditioners whenever you leave the apartment . Please only turn on the units when all doors and windows are closed. Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.
•Failure to follow these rules could be grounds for terminating the rental agreement.

Interaction with guests

Our guests can always get in touch with us via Airbnb, or with our local caretaker in Havana by cellphone, who lives nearby and can be of assistance for any needs.

Other things to note

Please be aware of any visa requirements that may apply to you, as well as insurance.


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 2PM
Property type: Apartment
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 28 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: 565
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

- No smoking inside the apartment, only on the terrace.
- No pets allowed.
- Parties or events are not permitted.
- You must show ID or passport at the time of arrival.
- Access to the apartment is for ONLY those that reserved.
- It is NOT PERMITTED to host visitors or have anyone else enter if they are not part of the original reserve.
-Cleaning service will take place every three days which will be included in the price of the lease.
-Waste is deposited in the containers located on 2nd Street.
-Avoid throwing paper or sanitary towels in the toilet.
-Upon leaving, you must leave all windows closed to prevent water from entering. At times, it rains unexpectedly and with great intensity.

In order to ensure the care and safety of the apartment and their belongings, it is important to follow certain basic rules:

- committing to return it undamaged at the end of your stay.
- guests must declare and financially take responsibility for any damages for which the guest is responsible.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Laura User Profile
August 2017
Awesome apartment and immediate assistance when/ if needed!!

Aga User Profile
July 2017
We arrived in the afternoon and where welcomed by Franco's parents and traditional Cubata which is a rum and Coke. Our Hosts we are very helpful with the showing us around the house and explaining the rules. They also are very helpful with helping us organize our daytrips and giving us information as of work to exchange money or go eat. They let Us use Cuban cell phone which was very helpful with communicating with them. We decided to use One of their services – breakfast, which we were very pleased with. It was fresh light and simply delicious. Everything around the apartment was working properly without any issues. Air conditioning was a cherry on top of the cake because it was really hot and coming back to it cool house was great. Location of the apartment is perfect. It was close to get everywhere especially to Malecon which we hang out almost every day. Cohiba hotel is right around the corner which was very convenient because that's where we were exchanging our money. It was very easy to get a taxi and we felt really safe in that neighborhood. I definitely recommend Franco's apartment if you going to stay in Cuba and you don't want to commute a lot. I'm giving this apartment 10 stars and I'm jealous for whoever is going to go to Cuba next.

Darlene User Profile
July 2017
My two sister -in-laws, husband and I visited Cuba from June 27th to July 6th. My entire experience with Airbnb has been fantastic. When I initially booked our Airbnb the host Franco responded very quickly. He provided a ton of useful information (restaurants, money exchange, airport travel, etc) prior to our arrival. He was very responsive to any questions that I had. Upon arrival , Franco's parents and his cousin Ariadna , who is the manager were there to greet us. They gave us a tour of the apartment provided information about local restaurants and welcomed us with Cuba Libres! Franco's apartment was better than I imagined. The apartment was beautifully decorated. We have plenty of space. Two out of the three bedrooms had air-conditioning which allowed us to sleep very comfortably. The third bedroom had a fan, however, my sister-in-law elected to share the second bedroom with her sister (which had twin beds) because it was too warm in the 3rd bedroom. It was great having two bathrooms. After a long day of sightseeing and enjoying our time in Havana and beyond (we did a 2 day trip to Cienfuegos and Trinidad) it was very nice to come back to a relaxing environment. The location in Vedado was great. We were in walking distance to restaurants and cool venues such as Fabrica de Arte (which is an absolute must do). It was also easy to hail a cab. The apartment was cleaned twice during our stay. We had everything we needed, fresh towels, comfortable linen and a safe. We did have difficulty setting the safe, however, Ariadna provided us with a key. We also used the washing machine (we packed laundry detergent pods). There is a clothes line and a drying rack. It was great to go home with clean clothes. We purchased breakfast for 5 CUC per person several times during our stay. The food was great. Ariadna provided an assortment of vegetables, fresh fruit, omelettes, ham , pastries , bread, coffee and a fresh blended juice. The refrigerator was stocked with soft drinks and water. I really enjoyed having access to a kitchen. We purchased a bucket of mangoes on our way back from Vinales. We stored our mangoes in the crisper which kept them fresh. One of the best amenities was the cell phone. We used it the entire time we were in Cuba. We reloaded it once with a new phone card which was only 5 CUC. Ariadna programmed her number into the phone so that we could reach her. I speak some Spanish but I'm not fluent. We did not have any major difficulty communicating, as Ariadna speaks some English. Between the two of us we did just fine! It was a pleasure meeting Franco's family. They provided a wonderfully welcoming environment. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Cuba and would definitely stay at Franco's home again.

Olinca User Profile
June 2017
This place has a great location when it comes to groups that like to walk and/or live the experience of a local. Me and my two girlfriends that stayed at this condo had the time of our lives. Everything is so close and safe as you wouldn't imagine! Second time in Cuba and won't be last, definitely renting this place the next time i visit. So thankful for the delicious breakfast we had every morning and the neatness of the place. Hotels are overrated... I definitely recommend you to book this place if you plan on staying in Havana. Cheers!

Uzo User Profile
May 2017
I enjoyed my stay at Franco's place. The home is clean and had enough space for the four of us who stayed there. I had no issues finding taxis on Linea street which is about a minute walk from Franco's place. Lastly, I did feel safe staying here. I had a great time during my trip.

Camielle User Profile
April 2017
Of the many Airbnb's I have stay in, both nationally (USA) and internationally, this has been one of my best experiences. To start, the home is clean, modern, spacious and comfortable. It is in a safe neighborhood and is close (2 blocks) to attractions, a cadeca (currency exchange), the ocean (el Malecón), great restaurants, an internet Hotspot, taxis and more. We enjoyed the fresh breeze that came through each of the windows and the ocean views. Although we never felt endangered, we appreciated the security system and strong lock system to secure the home. But apart from the home itself, we were made to feel safe and at home by Franco's family who greeted upon our arrival. On our first night, they spent time showing us where everything was, and even offered us a Cuba Libre (rum and coke) to toast to the occasion. We were provided with a cell phone to keep in contact with the hosts and make in-country calls. We were also given wifi internet cards at a very minimal cost and were served a homemade, authentically Cuban breakfast each day for a minimal cost. Before entering each day to make breakfast, our host would call the cell to make sure she could enter. I could rave for pages upon pages on how much I enjoyed my stay in Cuba and much of the reason was because of this space that became my temporary home. We are already planning to return. And will certainly book with Franco again when we do.

Rebecca User Profile
April 2017
Franco's place was exactly as the pictures shown. The apartment is exceptionally clean, great views, safe building, amazing air conditioner! It's the perfect place to stay in La Habana, as it's very close to Habana viaja, the neighborhood has a great mixture of restaurants, markets and within blocks of the malecon. My family enjoyed being out all day touring and returning to this fabulous place. I believe it made our trip amazing, having this comfortable home to come back to after a long day. Franco's parents are amazing hosts and his cousin Ariadna made us breakfast that got our day started right! She is also very knowledgeable about the art history in cuba. Can't say enough great things about this place! Will return!

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