After being in Cuba for a week and staying in other Casa Particulars we were a little disappointed we didn’t save money and rent just a room while we were in Havana too, but within one day of staying at the apartment we changed our tune.
Staying seven days in the same place the apartment was aweome. Also we had a sick day that made having the apartment also awesome. In the end I am glad we had pre-booked and couldn’t back out, because it gave us space, privacy and made us go out and explore for things like food and water and really pushed us out of our comfort zone.
The front entry held a garage then a porch where cast iron rocking chairs awaited an evening cigar session. There was two layers of gates to get through to the front door. Seeing all the gates everywhere is a little daunting and makes you wonder about crime, but there was never any indication that crime was a problem, but with almost every house being open air without windows the bars are what keep people and dogs out just in case.