About the Homestay
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is very close to the city center which can access all services easily
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
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
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
-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.
Very good location, clean and cozy room and amazing food! Thanks again :)
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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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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!
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
How do I book?
Contact the host about your stay - tell them a little about yourself, why you are staying and ask any questions you have about their homestay. You will be able to book immediately after sending your message.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.