Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Hemu and Yash Aggarwal
- English, French, Spanish, Hindi, Gujarati, Panjabi
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 Ensanche Miramar
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.
ONLY OUTSIDE AREAS, GARDEN AND POOL AREAS.
Smoking not allowed inside the apartment but its allowed on the balcony and gazebo. Must register the names of the persons staying at the apartment. Any visiting guests must have owner's permission to visit the premises. No overnight un-registered guests allowed without the permission of the owner. Not responsible for personal belongings. Towels are not permitted to be taken to the beach. Please close windows and turn off lights, fans and AC when going out. Please inform the owner if anything breaks and either replace the item or pay reasonable value of the item. Suggested tip for the care taker is $1 per day.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
A beautiful experience in such a wonderful place for my fiancé and I.
This was a beautiful stay for my fiancé and I. The house was very beautiful in and out the pool and jacuzzi was wonderful. The caretaker name Dani was great anything we needed he was always there The neighborhood was very nice and quite. The view was beautiful from the front and back of the house. I plan on coming back in April of next year and so far I’m very happy with this place and wouldn’t mind calling this home. I would recommend this place to all you will enjoy and love this place just like I have. Thank you once again for a beautiful experience in such a beautiful house
My stay in the DR
We stayed fir 3 lovely months. Our stay was very pleasant where we enjoyed a beautiful garden setting everyday. We found the walk to beach a bit long so we ended up renting a golf cart. The owners Yash and hemu were extremely helpful and kind. When we needed help with internet or needed translation to Spanish and a drive to stores in puerto plata they were always open to driving us. Our overall stay was great and I would return. So. thank you. Sharon and Andre.
Thanks Sharon and Andre for choosing our place. It is amazing how much time you spent under the gazebo in the swimming pool area, taking sunbaths at times and reading a book or surfing the internet at other times. We enjoyed your company and you are welcome anytime you want to come back.
Hermoso lugar para unas vacaciones relajadas
Si estas buscando un lugar tranquilo, privado y cerca de todo, te recomiendo este lugar. Con vista al mar y las montanas, esta cerca de todo, la playa es hermosa, la piscina y el jacuzi son extraordinario. Te recomiendo este lugar para tus vacaciones.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to host you.
What a wonderful couple and beautiful home! When we arrived we were welcomed with such friendliness and helpfulness. Then we had a thorough tour of the apartment (but it really felt like your own private home). The whole backyard is completely yours including the pool. We even forgot that we were staying an another night on our stay and checked out and had to return. They were so understanding and gracious! Highly recommended stay!! I didn't want to leave to go to the resort. I much rather would have stayed here our whole trip!
Thank you Danny, we also really enjoyed having you and your lovely wife, although for very short time. We hope you will return some day. Both of you were friendly and observed every rule of our place which made our task easy. You were model guests!
Caretaker a petty theif
The rental is a mother-in-law suite attached to Hemu and Yash's house.
The suite can be accessed by them and their caretaker. Their is no dead bolt to prevent access from the tenant side. Also, there is no safety deposit box available.
I was not aware of any money missing until my last 6 days. The landlord, Yash and Hemu had left a week or so before then so it was only the caretaker "Dani" and I on their property.
As the last week was now present, I did not want to convert too much American money and also my activities were now minimal where money would be needed. On Thursday February 23, 250 pesos in paper money and 75 pesos in coin. That day I went to the beach and then returned to the my place having spent no money. Dani was to clean my studio and he told landlord that he would not clean unless I was home. So when I did get there, he went inside to clean while I sat outside. After he left and I had finished getting ready to go out. Discovered that 200 pesos in paper were still in purse but not the 50 paper or the 50 in coin.
Because I had just been to the bank a few days prior, I was going to record the serial numbers of the bill the next day. Friday February 24, I put 470 pesos in my wallet and this time I put a small piece of paper with the money showing the amount. This time, I went for my morning walk returning about 9 a.m. During my walk, I met up with a couple of friends who invited me to join them later that morning to Puerto Plata.
After I returned and was preparing to meet those girls, I took out extra money from my "secret" spot" remember no safety box. When I opened my wallet, 270 pesos were only there. I had not been any where except for my morning walk.
I then went to people that I had met and that were actually friends of the landlord. They took me to Jack who is the head of the security for this community of Costambar. His suggestion was either to install dead bolts from my side or better to leave and find a new place for my safety!
I went back threw everything I had in suitcase and bags. The people helped my find a place to stay for my last 5 nights.
I told Yash and Hemu and they did not believe me. What would gain by doing this? The trouble of moving out? They offered no support or financial reimbursement.
I met many very nice people in the Dominican and in Costambar but not here at this property.
We are saddened and dismayed at reading this review. The guest alleges that a few dollars were stolen by Dani, the caretaker, from her apartment. We have great difficulty in believing that Dani stole this money. Dani has been in our employment for the past 6 years. No one - and we underscore no one- has ever complained or alleged of any money or valuable being stolen during their stay at our place. Nor have we ever noticed any money or thing of value missing from our house despite the fact that Dani has full access to the house while we are out of town. In fact, guests have invariably praised Dani for his courtesy, gentleness, and the desire to accommodate the wishes of the guests. We invite prospective tenants to read other reviews concerning Dani.. And we, nor any of the guests, have ever felt the need to install dead bolts. Entry to the apartment is indispensable in the case of an emergency such as fire.
The amount in question is really a pittance. It is likely that this guest is simply mistaken. She was apparently drunk half of the time. And it is possible that she simply did not remember having spent the small amounts elsewhere and was unduly perturbed when she could not account for the small amounts that she thought were missing. Our experience with this guest was rather negative. She stayed 7 weeks at our place and never gave even a penny in tips to the caretaker, even though he regularly cleaned her apartment and washed her clothes free of charge. He normally gets paid $5 per load of laundry.
It is also disheartening to note that the entire review is based on the allegation that some money was stolen from her. It says nothing about the place, the beautiful views, the safe location, or our hospitality (we invited her on several occasions for drinks, cake and/or coffee and took her to the town for shopping). Apparently, it was written out of spite when we refused to believe her (rather than our caretaker). She in fact threatened us in writing that she will write a rather bad review if we did not compensate her.
First six weeks of her stay at our property she was full of praise and often she told us how much she loved staying here and enjoying views of sunset and sunrise.
Fantastic time in the DR
I had a fantastic time in the DR. Casa Aggarwal was quiet and relaxing. Dani the groundskeeper is there to help with any needs. He was truly a blessing during my stay. I was traveling by myself. The property and area was very safe.
I have to say I loved all the paintings by the owner. They are throughout the apartment. They are very beautiful and fun to look at.
The walk to the beach is a little far and lots of hills. However, the neighbor dropped me off. He would not take a tip. A very nice gentleman. You can easily hop a ride there if you dont have a car.
I hope to visit in the near future with my family!! Puerto Plata has a piece of my heart!! Thank you!
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