About the Homestay

Nature Cosy
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Casa Amanda y Julia is a traditional Cuban house built in 1959. Our guesthouse consists of two rooms that have both been recently renovated. We are located right in the center of town, which means that our guests have everything nearby: the town square, banks, museums, bars, and night clubs.

If you come to us for quiet solitude, we completely get that. Our rooms have a separate private entrance, so your stay will be completely undisturbed. However, as we are Cubans, staying with us can be a social experience too. We have a common dining room and two terraces where you can enjoy a cold mojito in the sun, while getting to know the other guests and our family. We might not all be fluent in English, but always have a smile for you.

One of the questions we often hear from tourists is, "where do I find a good traditional Cuban meal"? If that's what you're after, look no further! Amanda is legendary for her cooking, and your meals here may well be some of the best you'll have during your stay in Cuba - at least that's what many of our guests keep saying. If you decide to dine with us, we will present you with a menu to choose from in the morning, and Amanda will prepare the dishes for your liking.

Viñales is recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, and with its beautiful beaches and breathtaking landscapes, along with the largest system of natural caves in South America, our region is one of the most picturesque in Cuba. Should you need help organizing your stay here, we can take care of that too. Want to attend a dance class, visit the bar with the best live music, need a taxi, or a guide for your day trip to one of the local sights, just let us know.

House highlights:
- The best homemade cooking: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and snacks during the day
- Recently renovated rooms
- Free parking
- Excursions by walk or on horseback
- Guided tours to The Valley of Silence and Palmarito Valley
- Bicycle rental
- Salsa classes
- Massages
- Laundry
- Cocktail bar with perfect Cuban Mojitos
- Horse carriage tuor

We look forward to welcoming you as our guest in Casa Amanda y Julia. For any questions, you're always welcome to drop us to line.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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Casa El gringo el barbero, country house
From $13 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

It is a room with two single beds, the space is only for 2 people, it has a private bathroom with hot and cold water. We have a minibar and the entrance is independent.

Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$17
$19
Weekly Price
$104
$116
Monthly price
$394
$418
Habitación2
From $13 per night
Family Room
Sleeps 4

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
2 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

The room has a separate entrance outside the house, with two cameras beds, air conditioning, a fan, hanger, a private bathroom with hot and cold water, minibar, is a very cool and airy room.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
$20
$22
Weekly Price
$140
$150
Monthly price
$400
$500
Habitación1
From $13 per night
Family Room
Sleeps 4

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
2 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

The room has a separate entrance outside the house, with two cameras beds, a split, a fan, hanger, a private bathroom with hot and cold water, minibar, is a very cool and airy room.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
$20
$22
Weekly Price
$140
$150
Monthly price
$400
$500
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About the Area

Our house is very close to the city center which can access all services easily

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Hospital

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Coeliac
  • Kosher
  • Diabetic
  • Lactose Intolerant
  • Nut Allergies
  • Halal

House Rules

-The fundamental rule that we have at home is the respect of the clients to us and we to you since we are an honest and educated family.
-Please the day of arrival home before 3:00 pm is to have the assurance that they will arrive.
-Please leave the house at 10:00 a.m. in the morning because the room needs to be cleaned for other clients. Thank you.

Smoking is allowed indoors and outdoors.

116 Reviews

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    Belgium
    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    August 2021

    Very good location, clean and cozy room and amazing food! Thanks again :)

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    Germany
    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    February 2020

    This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Romania
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    Highly recommend this place , beautiful home. Helpful hosts, they helped us with information and gave us tips for trips around.
    Clean rooms and delicious breakfast. Thank you

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    Germany
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Germany
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    Amanda and her mom were very nice hosts. They organized tours through the tobacco and coffee plantations, organized taxis, and made wonderful breakfasts and dinners. The rooms were all very clean, and the Casa is very near to the city center. Muchas gracias, Amanda!

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2019

    We had a very nice stay at Amanda's and Julia's home! The room was clean and cozy. They made us very good breakfast at whatever time we wanted! They even changed money for us and organized all tours and taxis. One day we had dinner there and Julia cooked the best camerones we had on our trip!

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    Netherlands
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    Amazing! I had such a great time in Vinales (wich, to me, was like a breath of fresh air after Havana). Amanda and Julia made me feel right at home. You can ask them anything and they will help you, always kind and always happy. They arranged a trip for me and made great dinner. I can highly recommend this homestay to anyone. I would also love to come back one day and stay more nights, Vinales is beautiful and filled with nice people. (By the way: if you're horrible at Spanish, like me, this is also the best place to stay, Amanda speaks perfect English). All the best from Holland! Five stars!!!

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    Belgium
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    Cuando llegamos a nuestra casa, parecía haber un problema de agua con el techo; Nos permitieron ir a otra casa de la abuela, a una calle de distancia; Esto fue una decepción por un tiempo, pero la otra casa también estaba bastante bien. La comida era sabrosa, típicamente cubana, y la 'malanga' era súper sabrosa. El viaje a los caballos con un guía que habían contactado para nosotros estuvo bien. Tenemos un buen recuerdo de Viñales y la casa.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Amanda in ,

    Para nosotros fue un placer recibirlos, lamento mucho fue un problema que nos cojio de sorpresa. Gracias por entendernos y espero vuelva a disfrutar de otras vacaciones en Viñales

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    Netherlands
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    July 2019

    My stay in Vinales was amazing. And lovely place and a lovely family. They Casa is located in a small, quiet and peaceful neighborhood, on walking distance of the city centre. A family that makes you feel very welcome. With in the morning a lovely breakfast to start the day perfect.
    Even the possibility to have diner, which was amazing. In the end I can only conclude that I had an wonderful stay with this family in Vinales.

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    Belgium
    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    March 2019

    Amanda and her family are very friendly, helpful and she gave decent information (with the prices) about all the activities you could do around Vinales. She helped to arrange everything as well. We booked a room for 4 persons. It was a bit on the small side certainly with all the luggage but it had all the necessities you could ask for.

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