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

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 12 nights

Overview

About the property

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 READ OUR REFERENCES AT THE BOTTOM.

HOUSE RULES:

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

Owner
Hemu and Yash Aggarwal
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish, English, Hindi, Gujarati, Panjabi
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 August, 2017

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.

Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Puerto Plata International Airport (POP)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
pedros
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).

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ensanche Miramar in Puerto Plata

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Modern ceramic tiled spacious bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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5

Great company

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Caretaker a petty theif

  • 1 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Fantastic time in the DR

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
5

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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5

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.

Kent

  • 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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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£399
for 5 nights
From
£76
£475
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
12 night minimum stay
£779
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£71
for 1 night
From
£52
£1,273
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning+Laundry Linen+T £19

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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