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, http://www.lacasitadeyuyu.com; 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, http://www.casalilly.com; 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, http://www.paraisohabana.com; 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, firstname.lastname@example.org); CUC$300.
An independent art space in Havana reforms: http://www.cubanartnews.org/news/studio-7-y-60-an-independent-art-space-opens-in-miramar/3695
My piece on Havana arts’ collective 7 y 60: https://cubaexpert.jux.com/621078
Take my walk along Havana’s Malecón.
My piece for The Holiday Place: http://holidayplace.co.uk/blogs/posts/110609/havana-on-foot-the-malecon
How to spend 48 hours in Havana this winter and spring for @Indytravel http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/48-hours-in-havana-9066604.html
National Geographic Traveller UK publishes my blog post on the annual December pilgrimage to El Rincón outside of Havana:
Thomas Cook Travel Magazine publishes my article on Cuba’s gastro revolution: http://www.ink-live.com/emagazines/thomas-cook-travel-magazine/1367/may-2013/