La Joyita Vacation Home Havana

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From $80 / night

Calle 1ra, Havana, Cuba
La Joyita Vacation Home Havana
Apartment
2 bedrooms
6 guests
1 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Apartment
Per night: $100
Per week: $665
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Havana vacation apartment rental
La Joyita is a family vacation home. It's a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment in Vedado, Havana accommodating 6 people. With ocean views from every room, La Joyita offers fully equipped kitchen, living-dining, bathroom, a master bedroom with king size bed and second bedroom with bunk beds and a double bed. The entire apartment has air conditioning.

Multiple services available to ensure an exceptional experience such as food-drinks catering, in-house chef, sightseeing tours, and private chauffeur.

Marjorie Hechavarria

Area Information
Guest will be renting the full apartment. Check-in/out service, regular cleaning, and other services. La Joyita offers true family enjoyment with ocean view to Malecon, walking distance to Riviera and Cohiba Hotels, easy access to a beautiful city to explore and local restaurants.

La Joyita is a family vacation home privately owned and operated by friends and family members. The property manager and service providers are available 24/7 to help you with every need. An Information Package is available with useful tips and directions to popular tourist attractions, music venues, museums, beaches, restaurants, and details about tours and attraction services available.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Marjorie Hechavarria

Marjorie Hechavarria

Marjorie Hechavarria

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    La Joyita is a family vacation home privately owned and operated by friends and family members in Havana, Cuba. I'm are originally from Guáimaro, Camagüey and my husband from San Luis, Pinar del Rio in Cuba. Our children were born in Toronto, Canada.

    In Guáimaro my family lived in a country...
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Rates

Rates

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Jul 31 2015 Jul 30 2017 $100 $100 $665 $2,400 1 Night
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10%
Deposits: A damage and key deposit is to be preauthorized on the credit card listed at time of Check In. Credit Card Holder must be present and sign credit Card slips. The preauthorization will be reversed at check out, upon a full inspection being completed.
Payment Options: PayPal
Other Fees: Cleaning Fee $60 USD

Reviews (3)

Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in Havana, Cuba

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Excellent
3 reviews
A. Crawley

Trip to Havana

A. Crawley

Doha. Qatar

Trip to Havana

March 8, 2016

We very much enjoyed our stay in La Joyita where we were warmly welcomed by Fidel who made us feel very much at home. Fidel, Rosando the driver and Salvadore our guide were amazing with the concern and care they showed us when I fell and broke my wrist and for all the help and information they offered. Mette the housekeeper is also a very lovely lady. We would certainly stay there again if we were to return to Havana one day.

Marjorie Hechavarria

Owner's reply:

Thanks!!

Ayesha Bhatty Clough

The perfect pied-?-terre in Havana

Ayesha Bhatty Clough

Calgary, Canada

The perfect pied-?-terre in Havana

February 29, 2016

What a perfect base for exploring the great city of Havana ? and in the care of the loveliest of people. From the moment I spoke to Marjorie in Canada, I knew we would be well looked after. She answered all my questions, arranged our airport transfer for a good price, and provided us with an excellent guide to restaurants, clubs and local sights. The apartment is a block in from the waterfront, in a safe residential area, steps away from two top hotels with taxis and tour operators. There?s a Cadeca in the Melia Cohiba, but we preferred the ATM at Linea and Paseo a short walk away. Paladars Atelier and Decameron (also just blocks away) are not to be missed! La Joyita is modern, clean and safe, with running water and air-conditioning. Our local contacts, Fidel and Maite (who lives in the apartment just opposite) are warm and wonderful people. We had many lovely breakfasts and chats. It was like having extended Cuban family for the duration of our stay. We highly recommend La Joyita. The perfect striking distance to all that Havana has to offer, but in 100% comfort. One tip ? do pack earplugs because the pigeons will wake you up early in the morning!

Marjorie Hechavarria

Owner's reply:

Thank you Ayesha for the wonderful review! We are very pleased to have been able to make your vacation a memorable one. Looking forward to your next visit!

Shai Lankry

Great deal with amazing location

Shai Lankry

Israel

Great deal with amazing location

December 14, 2015

As long as you remember it's Cuba, so keep your expectation low , the are is years behind the rest of the world and that is actually the charm of the country. the apartment was in a great condition, Marjorie family treated us very well, including airport pick up and smooth transition to Cuba.

Marjorie Hechavarria

Owner's reply:

Thank you Shai! We welcome you back any time! It was a pleasure to host you and your friends.

Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

-Great place, great people-
Me and my 2 friends visit Havana for 5 days and decided to stay by Marjorie and Fidel. Didn''t regret this choice for 1 minute. We were picked up from the airport by Fidel and Ernesto (the best driver). It cost us CUC 40 from the airport to the appartment, on our way we stopped at a hotel to chance some money. The appartment is beautiful. 2 bedrooms and 4 beds. Lots of space and very clean. Felt at home. The appartment is not far from the old town of Havana and Havana-city itself. 10-15 min by taxi. One of the best things of staying in this appartment is the neighbor. Her name is Maite ( sorry if I spelled it wrong ) if I could I would bring her home with me. She is a very nice lady who you can go to of you have any questions. Her cooking!!! Just great!!! Still thinking about it. Thank you everybody from lajoyitavacations. We had a great time in Havana. Keep up the work that you are doing. No complaints at all.
Name: Maurice
From: Sint Maarten ( Dutch Antilles)

Great apartment! Everything is new and beautiful. Very modern and comfortable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What Tour Packages are available?
A: Havana Tour: Stroll by the Museo de la Revolucion and Revolution square to learn about Cuba’s revolutionary past. Visit the historical city squares: plaza de la catedral; plaza de armas; plaza san francisco de asis; plaza vieja. Stop to take photos and admire the architecture at many of the city’s most famous sights including the University of Havana, Hotel Nacional, and El Morro. Visit the Colon Cemetery, dating from 1869, where you can see some of the more than 500 major mausoleums, chapels and vaults – incredible architecture in a mixture of styles. Take in the rich architecture of Miramar– an upmarket suburb where lovely old colonial houses rub shoulders with foreign embassies  and diplomatic residences.

Soroa & Las Terrazas Tour: Visit Soroa Natural Reserve Park, the Soroa orchid garden featuring hundreds of varieties of orchids. Soroa is located 76 km west of Havana skirting the banks of two rivers, Rio Bayate and Rio Manatiales. Nature lovers, flower aficionados enjoy Soroa for its diverse flora and wildlife. Indulge by contemplating a beautiful natural landscapes, exploring caverns and waterfall.  Las Terrazas, a unique model village located 20 kilometer northeast of Soroa. Surrounded by mountains, the village was founded in 1971 as part of rural development and reforestation project. There are several hiking trails which weave through the surrounding mountains. Admission to the area is 4cuc and Canopy adventure $25cuc. Visit the Polo Montañés’ House, the museum exhibits photograph and the gold platinum records conferred to the artist for his first CD Guajiro Natural, his guitar, and other personal items.

Viñales Valley Tour: Visit the lush surroundings of the Pinar del Rio Province. Pinar del Río is Cuba's westernmost province and contains one of Cuba's three main mountain ranges, the Cordillera de Guaniguanico, divided into the easterly Sierra del Rosario and the westerly Sierra de los Organos. These form a landscape characterised by steep sided limestone hills (called mogotes) and flat, fertile valleys. One such topographic feature, the Viñales Valley, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the stunning views of the Mogote valley, made famous for its pin-cushion shaped hills, tobacco fields and green vegetation. Explore the “Prehistoric Wall” as well as take a boat ride through some underground Indian caves. Admire the absolutely breathtaking views of  the valley from La Ermita Hotel while having their famous cocktails. Visit a Tobacco farm and watch a cigar rolling demonstration. Enjoy the Guajiro cuisine in their local paladar.

Varadero Tour: Discover the renowned white sand beaches of Varadero offering 20 km of pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. Located on the Hicacos Peninsula at 140 km east of  Havana.
The most obvious thing to do in Varadero is to spend hours soaking up the sun on the sand in front of the turquoise sea and visiting Plaza Artezanos for local souvenirs. Varadero is home to a fascinating ecological parks. Visit the Dolphinarium, where dolphins are in a natural enclosure next to the sea. You watch the show and swim with the dolphins; it’s a memorable experience for children.  Or spend your time in the Varadero Golf Club- Cuba's first and only fully fledged 18-hole course.
Another option is Casa del Habano. The place for cigars; it has top-quality merchandise from humidors to perfume and helpful service. And La Casa del Rum, offering a large range of Cuban rums, including well known international brands as well as local favourites.

Beaches of East Havana Tour: Mégano, Santa María, Boca Ciega and Guanabo are among the most popular of the east beaches. Havana’s shoreline is more than 60 miles of white sand beach with warm turquoise water.
In Playa Mégano there are lots of amenities like shaded palapas, tasty filet of fish and lobster served at a table brought to you on the beach. There’s a lot going on but it’s not as touristy and crowded as Santa María del Mar, the largest and most popular beach in Playas del Este.  It’s so popular because it is the most naturally beautiful part of Havana’s coastline.
Playa Boca Ciega begins east of the Río Itabo Estuary and is popular with Cuban families. This beach merges eastward into Playa Guanabo, which is 27 km east of Havana. It is the least attractive beach in Playas del Este but it runs for several kilometres along the shorefront of the town of Guanabo, a cute little village of plantation-style wooden homes. 
Q: What is the 'Local Paladar'? Are they close by?
A: Paladars is the term used in Cuba for privately owned restaurant.
Recommended Paladars in Vedado:

Paladar "Los Amigos"
Calle M #253 , Vedado
Anthony Bordaine went with Elizabeth Espinosa the chef to the market. Very intimate setting but worth the wait to get inside for simple food, well prepared. Price range $7 - 10 CUC

Paladar "Decameron"
Calle Línea # 753 , Vedado —Walking distance from home!
Offers a wide range of Italian wines & pizza, lasagne & pasta. The menu offers a wide range of different meals & the quality is very good. Price range $10 - 12 CUC

Paladar “Atelier”
Calle 5ta., No. 511 altos % Paseo y 2 , Vedado —Walking distance from home!
This restaurant was created in a Vedado old mansion and offers top cuisine and service. Delightful atmosphere and good art to see. Price range $7– 15 CUC

Paladar “El Idilio”
Calle G 351, Esquina 15, Vedado —Walking distance from home!
Very high contender for best of all Cuba! Great service, appropriate prices and fun atmosphere. Price range $7– 15 CUC

Paladar “Café Laurent”
Calle M #257 % 19 y 21 (Penthouse ), Vedado
Gorgeous views and good food.  Located in a penthouse apartment of a classic 1950's building; with magnificent views over the city and the ocean. Interior decor is modern1950's cool, creative, and artfully appointed. Magnificent cosine that can be compared to a fine restaurant in Paris, NY or London. Price range $7– 15 CUC
Q: Where to go to dancing and/or watch the famous Cabaret shows?
A: Cabaret Tropicana
Calle72 # 4504 between 41 y 45, Marianao.
This is the original and still reigning Cabaret show in Cuba. The Tropicana, also known as “Paraíso Bajo las Estrellas” (Paradise under the Stars), opened in 1931 and continues to please audiences daily with its 200 musicians and dancers performing under the stars, in the shadow of a lush tropical backdrop.

Cabaret Parisién - Hotel Nacional
Calle O corner of 21, Vedado.
This is a great Cabaret show. It’s just as spectacular as the Tropicana, but on a smaller scale, making it more intimate and easier to see the dancers up-close. They have beautiful costumes and choreography and a wealth of talented dancers. The show starts at 9:00pm, after the Cabaret act at about midnight.

Habana Café - Hotel Melia Cohiba
Avenida Paseo and 3rd, Vedado. — Walking distance from home!
This venue mainly attracts foreigners and features a nightly variety-type show that includes Cabaret dancers combined with comedy, music and skits. The place has a 1950s décor and for good reason is often said to be the Hard Rock Café of Havana.

Copa Room - Hotel Riviera
Calle Paseo and Malecón, Vedado. —Walking distance from home!
Formerly known as the Palacio de la Salsa, the decor dated back to the 50s with its tiers of overstuff red booths and roomy dance floor below. Cabaret shows, alternating with some bands and DJs playing recorded dance music.
Q: How can I explore the culture and enjoy the Cuban music?
A: Quinta y 16 (Casa del Habano – “Cigar House”)
5th Avenue at 16th Street, Miramar
This is one of the hottest spots in Havana to hear a variety of non-traditional music – mainly jazz-based, but with other influences like rock and trova.  It’s kind of a musician’s club – a place where they can meet and jam without the restraints of playing to a house of tourists out for the “Cuban experience.” One thing to keep in mind is that the music doesn’t start until around 1:00am.

Hurón Azul
Calle 17 # 354, corner of H, Vedado 
The home of the UNEAC (National Union of Writers and Artists). It is quite the scene with an interesting mix of foreigners and Cubans, artists, musicians and local riff raff. Most performances take place outside in the garden. Wednesday is the Afro-Cuban rumba, Saturday is authentic Cuban boleros, and alternate Thursdays there's jazz and trova . You'll never pay more than $5cuc.

Callejón de Hamel
Calle Hamel between Aramburu and Hospital, Central Havana
Aside from its funky street murals and psychedelic art shops, the main reason to come to Havana's high temple of Afro-Cuban culture in Centro Habana is the frenetic rumba music that kicks off every Sunday at around noon.

Teatro Amadeo Roldán
Calzada & Calle D, Vedado
Constructed in 1922 and rebuilt in 1999 in the exact style of the original. Named after the famous Cuban composer. The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional plays in Sala Amadeo Roldán, while soloists and small groups are showcased in Sala García Caturla.
Q: How can I learn about Cuban revolution and it's history?
A: Museum of the Revolution
Calle Refugio No. 1 e/ Monserrate y Zulueta. Ciudad de La Habana.
It was originally designed to house the Provincial Government of Havana, but it was finished in 1920 to be the Presidential Palace. It was the headquarters of the Cuban government for 40 years. Presidential Palace, now the Museum of the Revolution, which presents a rich exhibit that covers from the rise of the Cuban nation till our days (History of Cuba, Archeology, Weapons, Paintings and sculptures). 

National Natural History Museum
Calle Obispo No. 61, Plaza de Armas. La Habana Vieja.
The National Natural History Museum was substantially reorganized in 1986, with a research in the fields of geology, palaeontology, botany, and zoology. The Museum's building is located facing the southern side of Plaza de Armas, near the Havana harbor. The Plaza and its immediate surroundings are a markedly historical environment, characterized by a beautiful central park, numerous museums, the provincial library, monuments, concert halls, bookstores, restaurants, coffee-shops, and old style hotels.

Museum of Archaeology
Calle Tacón No. 12 e/ O´Reilly y Empedrado. Ciudad de La Habana.
Created in 1987 for the archaeological research of the Historical Center. It helps recover material assets of Old Havana and offers an interpretation of their past and evolution.  It s seated or an important 17th century building. It’s roomy and has valuable works on ceilings and balconies, besides decorations with mural paintings which are unique in the Historical Center.

Museum of Cigar
Calle Mercaderes No. 120 e/ Obispo y Obrapía. Ciudad de La Habana.
It dates from the 18th century and is the only building in Cuba that has a museum to show the tobacco culture on the island. Its exhibition includes tools for the processing of tobacco leaves pipes, lighters and other items of the art of smoking. The Museum also has a shop, specialized on Cuban cigars.
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