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Soak in the Sun, Sand and Scenery-walk to Beach-Best Rates for LUXURY & VIEW

41 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 11 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Ensanche Miramar - Casa Aggarwal

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This luxurious 1.5 Bedroom fully furnished condo is located in a gated community of Costambar, Puerto Plata. Situated on one of the best locations in the Costambar, offers a stunning 180 degrees panoramic ocean view in the front and mountains in the back with lovely breeze most of the times.

L-shaped spacious living room (which accommodates extra full size day-bed), AIR-CONDITION* in large bedroom with queen size bed and a very large closet, Fans in every room, fully stocked kitchen with mahogany cabinets, appliances and dinning set, modern bathroom (hot/cold water) and balcony. Six large windows with screens. Spacious gated private drive way for parking.

Bedroom door opens onto a spacious swimming pool with jacuzzi/whirlpool (un-heated), Very large backyard with ceramic tiled large gazebo and waterfall. B-B-Que + built-in counter with a sink for conveniences. Full dinning table with six chairs to have meals in natural settings, professionally landscaped gardens with solar lights throughout its paths. Completely private and secluded backyard has gorgeous mountains and sunset view.

Daily 24 hours of electricity in the apartment (a plus for the island).

Approximately 25 minutes away from the Puerto Plata international airport (POP) and 80 min. from Santiago airport (STI). (*write to us if any questions about this)

Amenities: Cable TV, FREE HIGHSPEED wireless INTERNET in the apartment, Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Microwave, Toast-R-Oven, Cooking Utensils and Linens provided, Ceiling fans, No Smoking inside the apartment. Weekly cleaning is included in the rental cost. Personal laundry $5/per load.

Activities within Costambar: Walk to beach, Hiking, Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Snorkeling, Kite Surfing, Gym, Horseback Riding, Private Yoga Class: $10/1hr, Nature Trails.

Attractions in and around Puerto Plata

Damajaqua Cascades (27 Waterfalls), Ocean World, Adventure Park, Marina and Casino, Sosua Beach (Approx. 40K), Mount Isabel de Torres (Cable Car Lift), Bravissimo Show Experience (Exotic Dancers), Malecon Puerto Plata, General Gregorio Luperon Museum, Fort San Felipe, Amber Museum, Museum of Taino Art, and more…..

Professional massage on the premises: available on request for only $35/per hour/pp

A Cook available for $100/week additional.

Other activities (within 2k to 35k): Wildlife Viewing at Ocean World where you can swim with the Dolphins, Sharks, Sea lions, or Stingrays. four casinos, Sosua/Caberete-popular tourist attractions with 100s of shops for articrafts and paintings plus restaurants and nightlife.

Beach is Walking Distance from the condo. Grocery Store, Gift shops of local arts & crafts and paintings,Pharmacy, Tourist Info., Taxi Stand, Beauty Salon, Restaurants, Pizzaria, Ice cream Parlour, Tennis Court, Gym, Video/DVD rental store, Internet cafe, are All Located within 3-4 Blocks.

Important: For security the caretaker lives on the premises in a separate service quarter for 24 hour security. NO PETS allowed.

50% deposit required to hold the reservation. Balance is due 30 days BEFORE arrival. Due to constant changes in the currancy and other factor the rent and availability is not gauranteed unless a reservation is made in advance. Payments are made through PayPal via MC, Visa, and Discovery credit cards or e-cheques. There will be a small processing fee.

Refund Policy: 50% of the deposit will be refunded if cancellation occurs at least 60 days prior to arrival date. 25% refunded if more than 30 days, NO refund if less than 30 days. (Please be aware that once you make a reservation other parties are turned away and so when there is a cancellation it becomes almost impossible for us to re-rent for that time period.)



Please turn off air conditioner, lights, fans, TV, etc. when you are outdoors.

Always lock doors and windows when going out.

Only PAID guests are to use the apartment, amenities, gazebo, swimming pool and garden area. Other visitors are allowed for a short visit strictly by owners permission and no more than two visitors, 2 hours per day will be allowed.

NO SMOKING INSIDE THE APARTMENT. Smoking is allowed only in garden and swimming areas. $125 fee will apply if smoked inside.

$25 charged for lost keys.

You are solely responsible for your belonging inside and outside the apartment. Do not leave personal belongings in the pool/garden area.

Towels or any other items from apartment are not to be taken off premises.

The apartment will be cleaned and linen+towels washed at midweek, Personal laundry $5 per load.

Check white folder placed in the apartment for important phone numbers, Internet info, local map with marked locations of grocery, restaurants, beach and other information.

We recommend at least $2/day tip for the care taker.

Keywords: Flat, Apartment, Condo, Casita, Vacation, Vacation Rental, Beach Vacation, Sandy Beach, Costambar, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Warm, Sunny, Owner Rental, Luxury Villa, View, Sunset View, Sunrise View, Nature, Adventure, Attractions, Tennis, Golf, Gym, Hiking trails, Rustic, Exotic, Cultural, Island, Cheap Rental.

* Most of the photos by: Hemu Aggarwal - some photos by: Natalia Cononova

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Hemu and Yash Aggarwal
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish, English, Hindi, Gujarati, Panjabi
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
1 October, 2016

About Hemu and Yash Aggarwal

Yash, Ph.D.; J.D. a scientist and financial adviser and wife Hemu, M.A. - former creative ad agency owner., and two NGOs founder in the U.S. After living in New York, United States, for over 45 years we built this gorgeous dream house in the tropical, sunny weather of Costambar a suburb of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.

Hemu and Yash Aggarwal purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Hemu and Yash Aggarwal chose Puerto Plata

Because it is very safe, spacious, modern, well finished and clean place. It has the best views in Costambar. Gorgeous ocean view in the front and a number of mountains in the back. Beautiful sunrise and sunset views daily. Plus it's very private and tranquil.

What makes this apartment unique

Tranquility, panoramic views of ocean and mountains, gorgeous view of sunrise and sunset, lush garden with exotic flowers year-round are unique benefits to enjoy plus meet some very friendly people from all over the world (only if you want to). Every thing is at a walking distance, beach, grocery, restaurants, bars, golf, tennis, gym etc.


based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

Soak in the Sun, Sand and Scenery-walk to Beach-Best Rates for LUXURY & VIEW
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Yash and Hemu were amazing hosts. They were very polite, accommodating, and even gave us an occasional ride to where we needed to go. The apartment was amazingly clean and was great for the price. The food in Costambar is also great. The beach is a 10 minute walk away and I honestly can't think of a bad thing to say about the property. Views are great, pool is great, everything is great. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eagle Idaho

A wonderful home/apartment to stay in while you discover Puerto Plata, DR.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Yash and Hemu's apartment in Costamber which is a gated community in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Yash arranged for transportation for my friend and I from the Santa Domingo Airport. We arrived late in the night...about 12 midnight and Hemu greeted us warmly and showed us our lovely apartment. In the morning we were delighted to see that we were sitting on the top of the hillside overlooking the ocean and mountains. I had a lovely patio next to the pool, overlooking the beautiful mountains to do Yoga each morning. The apartment is clean and very lovely and comfortable. Hemu's lovely art decorates the apartment. We visited the 27 Waterfalls and had the BEST adventure there. Yash arranged transportation for us to go there as well as down town in Puerto Plata a couple of times. We were there during Carnival and were able to attend with Yash and Hemu and enjoyed being part of the wonderful Carnival experience. The beach is just a few minutes walk down the hill. It is a beautiful long beach visited mostly by the local community, so it is not crowded at all. There are wonderful restaurants in that area as well. We were able to buy some groceries and fresh fruit at the local store and exchange money there as well. The pool on the property is lovely and well cared for. This was a marvelous place to stay and the Hosts were extraordinary in their hospitality. I would recommend this lovely home to everybody wanting to visit Puerto Plata.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have Debbie and Rhonda stay at our place. We enjoyed their company and our conversations. They were very responsible, friendly and polite. They observed all the rules of the apartment and left it in clean condition. They are most welcome to come again.
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Calgary AB

This is a nice place

  • 5 of 5

I spent 4 nights at this property....Yash, his wife and the young caretaker Dani are wonderful hosts. They tolerated my particular personality quirks, and I got the feeling that they were willing to help in any way possible. Very nice people. The room itself was clean and well appointed, with lots of blankets, towels, dishes and glasses. The pool was clean and refreshing. All correspondence was answered promptly. The house is a relatively short walk to the beach and market.


  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have Kent stay at our place. He was friendly and polite. He observed all our house rules and when left the place was fairly clean. We would welcome back kent. He did expressed his wish to stay longer but had to leave. Hemu and Yash Owner
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying there (2 weeks)! The place is very clean (Danni the caretaker cleans the place twice a week), very spacious, a good air flow, and very safe. The kitchen is well equipped, linens and beach towels. Beautiful garden, small swimming pool and gazebo at the back.

The apartment is attached to the main house yet very private.

Costambar is a very quiet gated community, very few traffic, so the area is pleasant to walk around without pollution or traffic noise. Beach is walking distance,10 min, so are the restaurants, 5 min, not a whole lot of choices but "Sole mio" was our favorite!

Getting outside Costambar you can take a motoconcho to the main road C5 or walk, and from there take a guagua (local bus) for a few pesos. 45 min to Sosua , 1 hour to Cabarete, it is worth it and gives you a real local experience!

But more importantly Yash and Hemu are the nicest hosts you can have, extremely helpful and friendly, any questions you can have, feel free to ask. They truly made our stay very special, we enjoyed sharing conversations with them. They are around minding their own life, yet available if you need need anything without being intrusive.

They do care that you are having a good time and that you are not missing anything. We had a few rainy days, actually torrential rains and Yash came to check if we needed anything or needed to go anywhere. On several occasions Yash drove us to the main supermarket in Puerto Plata and the currency exchange for best rate.

This is a place for a peaceful and relaxing stay, and we highly recommend this apartment.

We were sad leaving and of course cannot wait to be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Corinne and Tim are a gem!! A world traveler and highly experienced in going and staying at various places all over the world. They are the good judge of places and accommodations. We are so glad that they liked our place. It was a great pleasure to have them. They are very interesting couple, full of knowledge as they have traveled many far places. Very clean, friendly and communicative. We enjoyed having good conversation with them. They have promise to come back and we would love to have them back.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Loved our vacation at Yash and Hemu's house!

  • 5 of 5

I am not a person of many words, so I'd just say we felt embraced like family. Hemu and Yash are wonderful people and helped us with everything: grocery, currency exchange, tennis reservation, taxi, any information we needed. We lived in separated part of their house, so any time I wanted to ask something I would go outside and call them through a window. :))) The house is beautiful outside and inside and located on the hill, so there is always a wonderful breeze and nice ocean view on one side and a mountain view on the other. There is a great pool in the backyard with a table where you can enjoy your meal. Every day starts with a quiet sound of water dripping in the pool from a small waterfall, it sounds amazing. We had a plenty of closet space and towels. Kitchen is equipt with everything we needed. I cooked dinner every day and we had lunch in the restaurant or took a pizza to the beach. Costambar is a small community, so there is a short walk to the grocery store, where though you wouldn't find a big variety, but everything essential. We got groceries once in Puerto Plata on our way from the airport and then just went to a local store for some things a few times. The beach is 10 minutes walk, where you can rent deck chairs for 100 RD$ per day per one. There are locals selling homemade sweets (sugar&milk&nuts sort of pancakes) and fruits. There are bars and a couple of restaurant right on the beach and some others close by. The beach is protected by a coral reef so there is no big waves, don't forget to pack your googles to see some fish near the reef. Local people are friendly. If you go to the left of the beach all the way to a coral reef you can climb there and get to the high cliff with a nice view. There are also horses and cows pasture there and there is a mountain view in the background. If you are a photography enthusiasts like myself it's also a nice spot to take sunset pictures.

I would recommend to go to 27 waterfalls. Their website is a bit outdated and doesn't have some useful information you need to know. There are no lockers there! So you have to leave your belongings like dry clothing, wallets in the taxi! The tickets are cheap, please, tip the guide!

Did I say I was not a person of many words in the beginning? I got carried away apparently! We loved our vacation here. We didn't want a crowded place or all inclusive hotel with some people going crazy, and we found it here, in Costambar at Yash and Hemu's.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Natalia came with her husband and teenage son - a lovely family. We enjoyed hosting them. Our principal concern is to make sure our guests feel comfortable and enjoy their stay at this place. We always help them in any way they wish including negotiating favorable rates for taxis and excursions and taking them to Puerto Plata to main Super markets where they can get a greater variety of groceries. We advise them where to exchange their money to get favorable rates. Natalia is a great photographer and so I was able to suggest some of the interesting local spots which she appreciated. Natalia and her family were very cooperative and wonderful guests. We would certainly welcome them again.
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Sandnes, Norway

Chilling in the sun

  • 3 of 5

We spendt 14 daysjust relaxing and enjoying our stay. Great view, nice appartment and a short walk to the beach. We had a nice time and really liked that we could choose to stay by the pool or go to the beach. Would stay here again :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have this guest. As they said repeatedly that the views were fantastic. They also enjoyed large gazebo, complete privacy and safety. We hope they visit us again.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Puerto Plata International Airport (POP)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Kilometres
Los Mangos
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Santiago-Puerto Plata
Nearest Restaurant
Las Rocas
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Costambar Beach
Car: not necessary

Yoga Classes $15/hr, Professional Massage $35/pp. Indian cooking class $25/pp, includes meal. Jeep Safari, Sugar Cane Fields, Banana Plantations, motorbike rentals, Dune buggies rental (entrance fees required).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ensanche Miramar, Dominican Republic North Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Xmas Holiday
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
11 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

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Cleaning+Laundry Linen £16

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ensanche Miramar in Dominican Republic North Coast

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Modern ceramic tiled spacious bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) in bedroom, Double Beds (1) extra day/bed in living room, Twin or Single Beds (1) Extra twin bed available on request, Child Beds (1) Available on request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Toast-R-oven, Cooking utensils, Dinnerware and Linens provided, Dinning Table seats upto four, Extra Large Closet, Laundry, Large Jacuzzi, Swimming Pool, a water fall over the pool, Outdoor Large Gazebo, Very Private Backyard

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