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16) Casa Estela Navarro: Paseo #651, esquina 27 (entrance and doorbell on
27th). Tel (537)836 6656, Cell 53(5)325 7210
This apartment is located on the second floor of a restored colonial mansion. It
has its own entrance and is completely independent from the main house. The
guests receive the keys and they can come and go in complete privacy. The
apartment is about 350 sq.ft and includes a large bedroom with a television and
fridge. There is a living room/dining room and a small kitchen. The apartment has
its own phone line. The best part about this casa is the massive terrace overlook-
ing Ave. Paseo, with a view of the Plaza de la RevoluciĆ³n. The terrace measures
over 1000 sq.ft. There is also an outdoor laundry area beside the terrace. This
casa really has it all. The landlord speaks some English, French, Italian and Rus-
sian. Landlord asks 35 CUC per night, but the price is negotiable for stays over 1
17) Casa Myrna: Calle 27 # 755, entre Paseo y A. Tel (537)831 7425, Cell
53(5)274 8883
An apartment of about 400 sq.ft, with one large closed bedroom, as well as a liv-
ing area, bathroom and kitchen. In the front, there is a private terrace and a gated
yard area. For all practical purposes, this unit is completely independent and
guests are provided the keys so that they can enter and exit at will. The landlord,
Myrna, lives in a completely separate part of the house, located at the rear of the
building. Due to the layout of the unit, the guests share a common front door with
the landlord. This apartment is new on the rental market and offers a degree of el-
egance and charm which is rare in Havana. The location is central while still being
very private and quiet. Landlord asks only 25 CUC per night.
18) Casa Mary and Armando: Calle J #414, Apt 28, entre 19 y 21. Tel (537)830
6374, Cell 53(5)292 4791
Very well located, second floor apartment with living room, kitchen, bar, one bed-
room and en-suite bathroom. This place is modernly decorated and very private.
There is also a large terrace on the first floor. The apartment is located on the
second floor of the main house and has its own independent staircase. It is rented
with the keys, so you can come and go in complete privacy. Armando also has a
fantastic, old American car that he uses for giving city tours. This can be arranged
separately if desired. The apartment is very quiet and located just a few blocks
from the Habana Libre hotel. Some English is spoken. Landlord asks 25 CUC per
Closing Notes : If you ever find yourself in Havana without a casa reservation, I
suggest calling any of the casas particulares on this list. The landlords will always
help you to find accommodations, even if they themselves do not have a vacancy.
Also, feel free to negotiate the prices. In the low season (June to August) prices
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