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Ca Particular: Casa NIVIA in Santiago de Cuba

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Ca Particular: Casa NIVIA in Santiago de Cuba

Anibody has any tips about the Casa NIVIA in Santiago de Cuba.

We are planning to go there few days early January and we would really appreciate to kow if anybody had expercinced this casa particular that by the way is also prosed in the website CUBA JUNKY.

Thank you in advance for any comment/suggestions you might have.

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1. Re: Ca Particular: Casa NIVIA in Santiago de Cuba

Looks brilliant (as Casa's go)

cubacasas.net/cities/…index.html

http://www.cubacasas.net/cities/santiago/

Have fun

Mardi

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2. Re: Ca Particular: Casa NIVIA in Santiago de Cuba

Never been there, but the casas on Cuba Junky go through a fairly rigorous initial check/inspection and interview process and if any of them slip-up they're bumped from the website. They have always had a long waiting list of casas wanting to be included on their website. In other words you can rest assured the casas listed meet decent standards.

Cheers,

Terry

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3. Re: Ca Particular: Casa NIVIA in Santiago de Cuba

"the casas on Cuba Junky go through a fairly rigorous initial check/inspection and interview process"

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Really? Terry? I know you're a big fan of the website (and while I have nothing at all against it, I do find it needs a serious update - there are restaurants on there that have been closed for years, and won't get startet on the bring-gifts-to-cubans-list) but do someone really travel every corner of Cuba interviewing casa owners? In that case, hats off. That's a full-time job.

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4. Re: Ca Particular: Casa NIVIA in Santiago de Cuba

DT, as you know the Cuba Junky website is huge and many parts of it are in serious need of updating or (even better) deletion. It's still one of the best wacky, slightly eccentric sites for general information though but keeping something that complicated up-to-date is quite simply too big of a job for the owner. She's trying to address this issue now.

The casa section is completely separate though. Cuba Junky makes no money from any of the casa rentals, that's all handled separately by Pototo who works with (not for) Cuba Junky.

Pototo's interview/inspection process is extensive and his minimum requirements are above what the majority of casas offer. Either he or his wife visit and interview/inspect all the casas, and they maintain constant follow-up with inspections and feedback from trusted clients.

Cheers,

Terry

5. Re: Ca Particular: Casa NIVIA in Santiago de Cuba

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