Family at Casa Iraida are all helpful how to save money and where to visit. There are nice restaurants to eat, places to visit and of course banks around Casa Iraida. The owner Iraida and Alejandro will also are nice people to hang around with at house. Alejandro gave me many options during the stay. If you love being local and see around Vedado and Havana,this place is not far from downtown Havana,maybe 5CUC to the city by taxi, and of course Vedado is free to walk around! You will find fast way to get to every place you go when you ask family in this casa particular. I stayed 2 nights here first, and have extended 2 nights extra coz of the atmosphere they made for me. Really local hide-away from City's scam and noise, and I felt so safe and comfortable here. I enjoyed drinking and chatting with Alejandro til 3 in the morning actually. City is too busy comparing to Vedado, you can still see the life of Cuba in this area and longer you stay, you become local here. I have visited local fire house, bought some drinks and eats most of the time in Vedado and they all treated me good,which I'll never find like that in the city coz of many jineteros. Family at Casa Iraida love to share. I would recommend this casa with 5 and of course the price to stay is very cheap comparing to others as well.