- Capacity: 6 guests
- Check In: 15:00 h.
- Check Out: 12:00 h.
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
- Weekly Discount : 3%
- Monthly Discount: 3%
Villa del Sol is a beach side property, special for a relaxing get away. Great for families, couples or friends getting together for a vacation. It's located in Boca Ciega, Playas del Este, at just 20 minutes away by car from Old Havana and just 200 feet from the beach, has pleasant and well designed spaces for the enjoyment and relaxation of our guests. The house is fully air conditioned and equipped with good taste and high standard, inside, you'll find leather furniture and every bed, equipment or utensil used by the client is of the highest quality and comfort.
On the ground floor, the villa has a garden, parking area, entrance hall, living room, kitchen, a standard room with private bathroom, a social bathroom, furnished terrace, patio with jacuzzi, bar, kitchen and grill. On the second floor you have the solarium, a livingroom, a standard room with private bathroom and a Master Suite that has large spaces, walking closet, private bathroom, jacuzzi and private terrace to read, talk, to take the sun and enjoy the surroundings. The guests can access the whole house except for a small shed/room where a hosts lives and manages the day to day. In our gallery of images you can see all the areas or if you prefer, I recommend you to enjoy the 360º Virtual Tour, we guarantee that it will be an enriching experience and will help you to take the right decision!
We are your hosts, Rosabel and Hector, in Villa del Sol we will make you feel at home and make your holidays unique and unforgettable, beyond your wishes and expectations!
The house has several common areas such as two livingrooms with TV, music and DVD player, Two full equipped kitchen and dining room with large table for 6 people. Our guests can also enjoy taking sun at the solarium or just have a relaxing time in any of our terraces. The Villa has also a nice patio with terrace, full equiped kitchen for snacks services, Bar and Jacuzzi..
We have two Standard Rooms and a Master Suite. All our rooms are air conditioned, with private bathrooms, hot and cold water, Closet with safe, hangers and blankets, TV and mini-bar, Towels are changed daily and bed linen on alternate days. In Standard Rooms are King size beds and in the Master Suite you can enjoy an XXL King Bed.
Laundry and 24 hour security. At guests' request the villa provides services of special dinners and creole meals, breakfast is optional and the client can make their reservation with the service included or not. To facilitating the mobility of our guests, we also coordinate taxis for city tours and airport pick-ups, among others.
- Capacity: 6 guests
- Check In: 15:00 h.
- Check Out: 12:00 h.
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
- Weekly Discount : 3%
- Monthly Discount: 3%
- Mascots are not allowed.
- Parties or events are not allowed.
- No smoking indoors but guests are welcome to smoke outside.
- Do not take bath towels out to the beach.
- No outside visitors are allowed, only the guests that booked can stay at the house.
- When guests arrive at the home they have to sign into our entrance book and provide identification.
- Clients need to agree to our inventory replacement agreement, if there are damages or items missing from the home it is on the client to replace them.
- No firearms, drugs, or illegal behavior that goes against Cuban or International laws.
"Our trip to Cuba was more than amazing and this house was perfect for my family. The rooms were extremely comfortable and the beach was so close it was perfect for the days we didn't spend out sightseeing. Hector and rosa did an amazing job with all our meals, we hardly wanted to eat anywhere else. 100% recommend"
“The house is beautiful, you will not find another one as nice in Cuba. Very close to the beach. The house is located in boca ciega which is about 25 minutes in taxi to old Havana. We took the bus into Havana to experience what it was like. There was 6 of us total that stayed (4 kids). Rosa and Hector were so kind and helpful. Rosa made some delicious food and my kids loved her pineapple juice. Hope to return in the future.”
“The beach house is absolutely beautiful and is exactly what you see in the pictures but what makes this place special are Hector and Rosa. They were very welcoming and very attentive to our needs, from delicious breakfast to fresh towels daily and simple conversations about what to do in Cuba. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling to Cuba!”
Cuba (restaurants/people) by and large will not accept credit/debit cards so I would recommend to bring cash to eat/get around while seeing the sights. Euros prefered, American Dollar has 10% Penalty.
In Cuba, like in almost all the countries in the caribe, and mainly in the coastal areas, you can find moskitos in certain season of the year. For that reason it's very advisable that bring with you some moskitos repellent.
It's more convenient to hire a driver for the day than taking taxis, it will be less expensive. Also if you hire a private driver, you can use it for several days or when you need it, just make you sure to ask him the cellphone number and you are done!
Don't buy anything that people offer you in the streets (Rums and Cigars), it is illegal and they are usually fake products. Additionally you should know that in the case of the cigars, the invoice can be requested in customs at the exit of the country.
Was built in 1584. While it contains numerous landmarks, it differs from other plazas in that public and religious buildings are absent. Surrounding it were the homes of the city's colonial elite. Many of these homes fell into serious disrepair and are in various stages of restoration. The Casa de los Condes de Jaruco in this plaza has been fully restored and stands as an excellent example of a late colonial mansion.
The plaza around which the city was built. Cities constructed by the Spanish Conquistadores in the New World were designed in a standard military fashion based on a grid pattern surrounding a central plaza. The Plaza de Armas is surrounded by governmental buildings, churches, and other structures of cultural or political significance. The name derives from the fact that this area would be a refuge in case of an attack upon the city, from which arms would be supplied to the defenders.
Picturesque fortress guarding the entrance to Havana Bay built in 1589. Perched on the promontory on the opposite side of the harbor from Old Havana it can be viewed from miles around as it dominates the port entrance. Built initially in response to raids on Havana harbor, el Morro protected the mouth of the harbor with a chain being strung out across the water to the fort at La Punta.
An eighteenth century fortress complex located on the elevated eastern side of Havana's harbor entrance and is the city's the most impressive fortress. Construction of La Cabaña was begun in 1763 by Spain's King Carlos III following the temporary capture of Havana by British forces. Replacing earlier fortifications next to the sixteenth century El Morro fortress, La Cabaña was the largest colonial military installation in the New World by the time it was completed in 1774, at great expenses to Spain.
The most prominent building on the Plaza de la Catedral. Built in 1748 by order of the bishop from Salamanca, Jose Felipe de Trespalacios, it is said to be the only example of a baroque construction that possesses asymmetrical features - one of the towers is wider than the other. This particular feature was conceived in order to allow the water that tended to accumulate on the plaza to freely flow through the streets.
Was the seat of government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution in 1959, and is now home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences. Its design and name recall the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., but it is only superficially similar. Completed in 1929, it was the tallest building in Havana until the 1950s and houses La Estatua de la República, the world's third largest indoor statue.
It is located in Paseo del Prado, in a building known as the Palacio del Centro Gallego. The original building was demolished in 1914 to open the way to the one that currently exists, an exponent in the German neo-baroque architecture style. The theater is adorned with a stone and marble statue. There are also sculptural pieces by Giuseppe Moretti, representing allegories depicting benevolence, education, music and theater.
Contains the basilica and the monastery of Francis of Assisi, built from 1580-1591, the original home of Havana's Franciscan community. Originally a statue of Saint Francis stood atop the 138-foot bell tower, but it was destroyed by a cyclone in 1846. The cloister of the adjacent monastery dates back to 1739 and now houses a museum of holy art. The building, no longer a church, is now used for concerts.
located in Old Havana's former Presidential Palace. The structure was designed by the Cuban architect Carlos Maruri and the Belgian architect Paul Belau and was inaugurated in 1920. It remained the Presidential Palace until 1959. It was converted into the Museum of the Revolution during the years following the Cuban Revolution. The museum's exhibits are largely devoted to the period of the revolutionary war of the 1950s and to the country's post-1959 history. Portions of the museum are also devoted to pre-revolutionary Cuba, including its War of Independence waged against Spain.
Spread across two buildings, Havana's Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts) is a must-see for art lovers. The restored Palacio del Centro Asturiano, designed in the 1920s by Manuel Bustos, houses Art from European Masters and a collection of more than 600 works of Ancient Art, from the Egyptian to Roman ages.
Dating from 1959, the Rationalist-style Palacio de Bellas Artes building is dedicated to Cuban Art from the 17th century to the present day. Here, visitors can admire an impressive collection of paintings, prints, and sculptures. One of the highlights is the unique marble sculpture "Form, Space and Light" at the museum entrance.
A national treasure that hides behind the Capitolio in Havana's main square, a visit to Tobaccos Partagas Factory provides the chance to witness the production of one of Cuba's most worlwide-appreciated exports and get an insight into the Cuban workplace. Havana is the birthplace of premium cigars, The 166-year-old Partagás Factory, arguably Cuba’s best known cigar factory and certainly the one most frequented by tourists. The brand Flor de Tabacos Partagas was registered in 1845 by D. Jaime Partagas, a Catalan owner of a small cigar factory in Havana. Partagas was at the same time, owner of some tobacco plantations in the region of Vuelta Abajo.
Strolling along the Malecón (El Malecon) at sunset is a wonderful way to soak up the feel of this evocative city and see some sights along the way. Havana's famous seafront boulevard runs about 7 kilometers from Habana Vieja (Old Havana) to the Vedado and Plaza area. Overlooking the boulevard is a colorful collection of well-preserved 20th-century buildings in a mix of architectural styles, from Art Deco to Neo Moorish. In the golden glow of the setting sun, they make a beautiful photo.
The Hotel Nacional de Cuba is considered a symbol of history, culture and Cuban identity. The guns that made up the old Santa Clara Battery are on exhibition at the garden, they were declared part of the World Heritage Site. The Hotel Nacional de Cuba was declared a National Monument and it was inscribed in the World Memory Register. The Hotel stands out due to its refined elegance and its ancient splendor, which since 1930 has attracted a large number of personalities from the arts, science and politcs, such as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, artists Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Johnny Weismuller, Maria Félix, Jorge Negrete, and scientist Alexander Flemming.
Decorating a small village on the outskirts of Havana, Fusterlandia is a complex of three-dimensional neighborhood art and a rhapsody of color and creativity. Local painter and sculptor, José Fuster created this kaleidoscopic display of mosaics, sculptures, and paintings throughout the neighborhood to represent his life and art. Affectionately known as the "Picasso of the Caribbean," Fuster even decorated neighbors' homes and bus shelters. Stroll through the streets to see the vibrant creations popping out of houses and public areas, then visit Fuster's home studio, and see where he creates this multi-hued feast for the eyes. Lovers of art and whimsy will enjoy this quirky side trip.
The Plaza de la Revolucion, formerly the Plaza Civica prior to the Revolution, is worth a brief stop due to its historical significance. During a 1998 visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II celebrated mass in this famous square, and more than a million people have gathered here for Castro's speeches.
Overlooking the square is the Jose Marti Memorial with a 109-meter gray tower and white marble statue of the Cuban national hero. Visitors can browse the small museum here or take the lift up the tower for panoramic city views. Government buildings surround the square, including the Ministry of the Interior building adorned with the iconic image of Che Guevara.
A short drive from Havana's city center, visitors will find Playas del Este, a long stretch of palm-fringed beach that runs for miles. This is a great alternative for travelers who are unable to visit the more remote beach resorts in other parts of Cuba. Along Playas del Este sightseers will find hotels, restaurants, and all the regular tourist facilities. The beach is divided up into sections, with one of the best stretches at Santa Maria del Mar, a popular tourist spot. Another beautiful section and a locals' favorite is at Guanabo, although this area offers fewer tourist services.
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