Our time at Gilberto y Maricela's was our favorite portion of our time in Cuba. They are both wonderful people, and created an environment that was beautiful, including the room, the food, the view, and the surrounding environment.
They were extremely accomodating. A couple of examples are that we asked to rent bicycles, and Gilbe found some for us in 10 minutes, we asked for a local restaurant recommendation and Gilbe had someone escort us to the restaurant down the street, so that we could find it easily.
We ended up eating the majority of our meals at the home because Maricela's cooking was so amazing, and the company was so good. The view from the roof matched that of the fancy hotel near by, except that we had the benefit of staying among the community instead of in an enormous, cold hotel. Gilbe even gave us a tour of his farm that surrounds the home, and connected us to a number of options for adventures. We chose to go horseback riding through the Vinales Valley, which turned out to be the highlight of our week. We even met a number of warm and friendly travelers from all over the world, and enjoyed a sense of community with them in Gilbe and Maricela's home. Gracias Gilbe y Marcela!