Just got back from my wonderful stay in Vilma's casa. It was such a great experience being pampered and given the best attention. Prior to my arrival, I was in constant contact with Jorge Luis, who co-hosts this place (He also maintains other casas particulares around the area, and from my understanding he is like the frontliner who has ready access to the Internet/WiFi). Such a great guy and was always accommodating during our correspondences.
Upon my arrival, I was welcomed by Carlos (Vilma's cousin from what I'd gathered. He speaks English, but we communicated in Spanish since I speak it fluently). There had been a 3-hour delay in my flight (I arrived past 10PM), but the entire family seemed to be waiting for me. I didn't request for a taxi, but it was a breeze taking it from the ariport to the casa particular (25 CUC, 20-30-min travel time).
The casa particular is clean and well-maintained overall (However, the sink faucet is loose and the shower has very low water pressure - I think this is a very common issue in Cuba, so I'm not complaining that much). I love the colourful and charming ante-room leading to 3 separate rooms (each with an ensuite bathroom). You can hangout in the ante-room and mingle with the other travelers.
I was served 3 full breakfasts (mixed fruits, eggs, the ham-and-cheese sandwich staple among Cubans, coffee, milk, guava juice, etc.), each for 5 CUC. Breakfast is optional, of course, but you can order this a night before from Vilma, but you might as well skip it if you are planning to go out early in the morning because they usually serve breakfast between 9 and 10.
If you are a walker, the location of this casa particular is just perfect: 5 mins to Malecón, 10 mins to Capitolio, 10 mins to the University of Habana and Vedado, 20 mins to Plaza de la Revolución (If you are already in Vedado, probably just about 5-7 more minutes). I would say this place is right smack in tne middle of everything! Not to mention that you will be walking around and experiencing the "real" streets of La Habana, which are very colourful, charming and eye-opening.