Havana penthouse oasis, 1 block from famous 5 Ave

Havana penthouse oasis, 1 block from famous 5 Ave

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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2
1 baths

About our home

Passing through an iron gate at the top of the marble stairs, you are transported onto a large private terrace with an al fresco marble dining table with a view of the treetops of Miramar in the city of Havana ("La Habana"). From the terrace, you access the front door into the apartment, a light, bright 400 square foot one-bedroom space with high ceilings, air conditioning and a super comfortable queen sized bed. Completely remodeled less than three years ago, we brought duffel bags full of materials from the US to make this the best you can find in Cuba. T'was a labor of love!

The Miramar section of Havana is home to all the embassies and is therefore one of the most exclusive in all of Havana. Lots of restaurants within walking distance, as well as art galleries and shops. The apartment is on the top floor of a charming apartment building from the 1940s on 7th avenue between 18 & 20 streets, one block from Fifth Avenue ('Quinta Avenida'). Fifth Avenue is Havana's world famous boulevard with a large pedestrian median in the center where people walk, jog. The sea is 3 blocks away on 1st Avenue. There are only 6 apartments in the entire building, ours in on the penthouse floor, up 2.5 flights of marble stairs. Thick concrete and brick walls make for a quiet, restful sleep.

Your host in Havana will be our son, Carlos, who is a medical doctor in Cuba, but is doing this to earn extra money (doctors only make about $25/month in Cuba). He is fluent in Spanish and English, has a cell phone, and can arrange private car tour conducted by him in English or Spanish, money exchange (best rates, do NOT exchange at the airport), and airport pickup.

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  1. We'll be officially retired in June 2017 and ready to start world adventures
  2. We also have a small apartment in Havana, Cuba
  3. We have lots of paintings by Cuban painters in our house. If you love 1, let us know, anything is possible!

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