LUZ DEL NORTE
Ana Beatriz Hernandez Abreu
Yudmelys Estrada Hernandez

Donato Mármol 69, entre Maceo y B. Varona, about 200m from parque Colon. Cel. 58 60 64 49



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This exceptional casa mostly made of wood dates back about 125 years, same as it was when the Liberato merchant family built the house - with another for slaves next door - around 1880.

Its young owner Ana, with the help of her brother César and his wife Yudmelys ("Yu"), her parents and some talented workers took close to one year to restaure the building which was in dire straits.

Ana studied Humanities at the Universidad de Holguin, worked for the town in natural resource management and at local Hotel Ordoño as Alma de llaves before becoming a true Alma de casa.


Enter the Light of the North , and you will find large spaces roofed and walled in pine planks (machihembrado), imported from the USA by the local builders. The living room floor is made of acana, an African precious wood.

Bedrooms are large, well-furnished, air-conditioned (new silent split type) with high ceilings and ensuites, they all have one double bed (one also has a single) and lovely furniture. The kitchen's in the back facing a staircase leading to a mirador with views of the bay and the Silla.

The first bedroom opens on to the living room, the second on to the saleta, the two others are steps above the patio.

Its floor is the cover of a huge water reservoir (the house's original) 5 meters deep by 4 wide and 13 long.

It fills up with rainwater which will supply the casa showers : an ecologista idea before its time.

Now perpetuated by its new owner, Ana has other plans to make the Luz del Norte into a great alojamiento gibareño.

Rates : 20/25cuc, low/high season; breakfast 3-5cuc; dinners 8-12cuc.

LUZ DEL NORTE ::: www.particuba.net •|• Gibara
LUZ DEL NORTE ::: www.particuba.net •|• Gibara

LUZ DEL NORTE ::: www.particuba.net •|• Gibara

LUZ DEL NORTE ::: www.particuba.net •|• Gibara
LUZ DEL NORTE ::: www.particuba.net •|• Gibara
LUZ DEL NORTE ::: www.particuba.net •|• Gibara
LUZ DEL NORTE ::: www.particuba.net •|• Gibara
LUZ DEL NORTE ::: www.particuba.net •|• Gibara
LUZ DEL NORTE ::: www.particuba.net •|• Gibara
LUZ DEL NORTE ::: www.particuba.net •|• Gibara
LUZ DEL NORTE ::: www.particuba.net •|• Gibara



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Updated 09.09.2017