Writing from Dec 2022. Just had a stay here, with our family, and it was excellent.
Ricardo's is a house in a very nice location in Varadero, situated between (and a few blocks away from each) 1st avenue and the Autopista. Walking distance to both the main Varadero beach to the north of the house. Walking distance to the mall with an amusement park to the south. Yet no big auto traffic around the house! Good neighborhood, and secure. (This being Varadero, at least one night per week you will hear loud music from one of the bars or discos. But they are away enough from the house).
We rented both (two) rooms for my family, so we had the entire front part of the house, with the kitchen and the patio, all to ourselves. The house and the patio are top quality! All equipment in the house works. An interesting thing: the owner decorated the house and the patio with many objects ranging from crafts to pieces of art, which combined together make for a nice impression.
The patio is cool! It is walled, well-shaded by one big tree and several smaller palm trees, and decorated with various art objects by the owner! Our toddler much enjoyed chasing geckos and birds on the patio, and watching freerun chicken on the street. Our teenage kids went to the amusement park by themselves.
I am happy with the visit!