The Havana Residence

havana, cuba
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(1 review)
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€120 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee
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Perks for the Parents

This renovated first floor apartment in a former radio studio has been especially adapted for families (and is one of few in the city of this type) and includes high ceilings, baby equipment and space to play. Set in a former radio studio that played host to an array of international performers over the years, it is spacious and light and includes plenty of items to appeal to children. There are 3 bedrooms in total, plus a variety of sofa beds to accommodate different family configurations. Set in the green Vedado area of Havana, it is an easy place to relax after a day in the city or at the beach and has a popular public park nearby.

Why Kids Love it

The house is great for all ages, from babies to parents and grandparents, with enough space for kids play with while you enjoy dinner or drinks. Parque Lennon is very nearby, a green public park with a statue of John Lennon on one of its park benches. The residence is usually home to 2 little boys and the following supplies are available for free: 2 travel cribs with sheets, baby monitor, night lights, diaper change mat, potty, small table with kids chairs, children’s dinnerware, bibs, toys, games and books. There are 2 strollers and 3 children’s bikes available,

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 days. The flat is on the first floor with no elevator. There is no access to WiFi - in general, internet in Havana is slow. Note that the main living space has direct access to a balcony, where young children should be supervised at all times. There is a safety gate between the balcony and living room. All the windows have safety fences. One bedroom has a mezzanine level with extra bed; this is suitable for age 8+. You can easily reach all parts of the city as the apartment is only a block away from ‘Calle 23’, where colorful oldtimers can bring you to any destination. There is air conditioning throughout and in all bedrooms. All areas have 110 and 220 Volt electricity (60 Hertz).

About the Location

The house is in the middle of Vedado, a green, residential and safe neighborhood in the centre of Havana. Here you can find colonial houses, sidewalks with tropical plants, several parks, cafeterias and restaurants. Parque Lennon is the host family’s favourite park, and is only 4 blocks away. Around 4-5pm, all kids of the neighbourhood come out to play. The residence is a 15-minute walk to the Malecón, the Revolution square and the National Theatre. It is just 25-minutes to Santa Maria beach by car. Havana’s international airport is a 25-30 minute drive away.

Accommodation Details

This first floor apartment has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is set over 1 floor. It includes a living room with balcony over the street, kitchen/dining room and studio/study work space with large working table, sofa bed and air conditioning. Bedroom 1 has a double/full size bed plus additional single bed on wheels under the bed; bedroom 2 has 2 twin beds; bedroom 3 has a fullsize/double bed and a mezzanine floor with a double bed suitable for age 8+, plus a private bathroom with shower. The family bathroom has a bathtub and rainshower. There is no outdoor space.

Style Notes

Bohemian family. With an inspiring history behind it, this apartment is the original setting for Cuba’s Radio Suaritos, which had its recordings studios in these rooms. Many national and international artists, from Celia Cruz to delectable big bands, international sopranos, tenors and Afro Cuban drums ensembles made successful recordings in here. Music lovers can do no wrong. Set up in minimalist style with a tropical feeling, the refurbished flat has high ceilings, colorful floor tiles, green plants, playful fabrics in a rainbow of colors, and a feeling of light and fun. We love the main living space, the cool and compact kitchen, and the welcoming feel throughout.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 queen
1 full / double
1 sofa bed (single)
2 twin / single
sleeps 2
2 travel crib
Hanne C.
Member since April 10, 2017
We are a Cuban - Belgian family. Esteban is a sound recordist and Hanne an architect. An ideal combination for renovating a former radio station. Our sons are 4 and 3 years old and love playing in Parque John Lennon. By travelling, our kids learned to adapt quickly to a new environment. We want to stimulate other parents to travel, even to Havana, by creating a comfortable and children friendly home.

1 review

Melissa C.
Visited in September 2017
We had the most wonderful stay ! Hanne was so helpful pre stay with our queries. The apartment is fabulous - the interior is spectacular. It was immaculately cleaned and we absolutely loved Miriam's breakfasts! The children especially loved the toys, and watching Havana life from the balcony.

Havana, Cuba

Tropical fruit, vintage cars and pirate forts

Traffic-free streets, colorful buildings and smiles a mile wide make Havana a great place to visit with kids. Don’t come expecting Disney-style theme parks and all the same conveniences as you have at home - research your trip and plan thoroughly and you’ll have a ball. Watch circus performers and puppet shows in Havana Vieja, visit pirate forts and play on tropical beaches. Eat ice cream and fresh tropical fruit, ride in vintage cars and enjoy a truly inspirational family experience.