David was a phenomenal AirBnb host who made our stay in Havana memorable, comfortable, and fantastic!
His apartment is located in Central Havana, about a 15 minute walk to the Malecón (an esplanade), about 25 minutes to Old Havana, and a 10 minute cab ride to Vedado (a neighborhood in which FAC—a hip, all-ages, multi-level/art gallery/bar/club/concert venue—is located).
We really enjoyed the location; it's close enough to the main sites, but also "off the beaten path." There are inexpensive food options (we found a woman serving egg breakfast sandwiches for 10 CUP/.3 CUC), a sandwich cafe across the street, and lots of markets to buy fruit. We never felt unsafe, and while there are other casas particulares in the area, we didn't see another tourist in the neighborhood.
The apartment itself is clean, and by the neighborhood's standards, very large. It's two floors and comes with two bathrooms. It's also stocked with pots and pans, though we didn't cook anything. We never had a problem with hot water, and the fans and A/C kept us cool. The apartment, like other apartments in Cuba, is located inside a larger open-air complex. While it did get noisy around dinner time, it was often quiet at night and we never had any problem sleeping.
The best part of our stay, however, was David himself. When we arrived at his place, he enthusiastically greeted us, provided us with a map of the city, answered our (many!) questions, and gave us a tour of the neighborhood to learn where we could eat, buy water, and get wi-fi (10 minute walk).
We also appreciated David's bar and restaurant recommendations. He showed us an amazing local bar called La Casa Grande; brought us to the Corona cigar factory, where he is friends with many of the workers; showed us Revolutionary Square; gave us a place where we could purchase Santiago de Cuba rum; and helped us get a taxi to the airport. He also was respectful of when we wanted to do our own thing and very responsive to our questions. He really is a phenomenal resource of all things Cuba.
Overall, staying at David's place was a fantastic way to visit and experience Havana. The apartment is a great value, in a solid location, and meeting David made our trip even better!