There are more private holiday apartments and villas to rent in Havana, Cuba:

La Casita de Yuyú, next to the Tropicana Cabaret, comes with three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and living room, and is lined with the works of avant-garde artist Esterio Segura (Calle 49 no.7414 between Calles 74 and 76, +53 5 293 6946,; CUC$105).

Apartment Casa Lilly is a light, two-bedroomed third-floor balconied apartment in a duck egg blue and lime green art deco building in the heart of the arty Vedado district (Calle Línea no.501 between Calle D and Calle E, Vedado, +53 5 268 9737,; from CUC$50).

Villa Balari, an enormous 7-bedroomed house with an octagonal garden Jacuzzi in the garden is in the heart of smart Miramar (Avenida 3ra no.205 between Calles 2 and 4, Miramar, + 53 7 202 7059,; from US$700).

Casa Inesita, a compact one-bedroomed apartment, which offers a fully equipped kitchen, has been handsomely decorated with Spanish colonial furniture (Avenida Carlos Tercera no.702, Apartment 5, between Calle Soledad and Castillejo, Centro Habana, +53 5 296 4073; CUC$35).

Casa Emily, a 1957 home with original mid-century furniture, a swimming pool and its own garden ranch is run by the kind Bertila (Calle 204 no.1903 between 19 and 21, Siboney, +53 7 271 3725,; CUC$300.