Newly Renovated And Exquisitely Furnished Apartment
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About gunjan bala
I am a homemaker living in Miami beach. I lived my formative years in India where I went to school and college, then moved to Hong Kong for work where I lived for 14 years. Got married and moved to new York city, Manhattan. For the past 3 years have been in Miami beach, I call it home now!! My children are at an age where I can get back to work. So here I am hosting guests at my apartments.
gunjan bala purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why gunjan bala chose Mid Beach
It is in a condo hotel, the conveniences of the hotel are great. Beaches of miami are a huge attraction for people and this property is directly on the ocean.
What makes this Apartment unique
The unique benefits of this property as I mentioned is its location, in mid Miami beach, part of a condo hotel and on the ocean. The condo is 15 minutes away from most Miami attractions. I have newly renovated the place and it has lovely furnishings, chandeliers etc. It would be a pure pleasure to stay here.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great spot, great owner!
My wife, 3 boys (ages 13, 11, 9), and I had a great time. The condo is fresh, roomy, and clean with a great view of both the ocean, the bay, and the Miami skyline. The direct beach access was great and allowed us to easily switch between pool front and beach front when the mood struck us. Gunjan was very responsive to all questions both before and during our stay. She was also great about informing us of the renovations in certain common areas of the building so that we weren't surprised when we got there. Great owner and great place!
Scam with stained linens
Apartment is nice and well maintained. The kitchen is just a corner in the living room, with no usable counter space, but has all the necessities. The building is undergoing renovation, but there was no noise. There was lot of noise and yelling from other building occupants though. The common areas are dingy and dirty. The foyer smells like mold, but the building management tries to mask the odor with some soapy perfume.
When we arrived we found a messy freezer and an exploded soda can inside. The cleaners were promptly summoned to clean it the following day. Overall we had a nice stay with one exception.
After we left, the owner claimed that we had stained 2 towels and 2 pillow cases. We did not, the stains were there when we arrived. She withheld $70 from the damage deposit claiming that she needed to buy set of linens and set of 4 towels. Gunjan, the owner, did not bother to pro-rate the linens, based on how old they were and/or how many times they've been washed and the expected lifetime use of the towels. For someone claiming to be very honest, she did try to swindle us in a real cheap way.
The hotel is Alexander hotel and is going through a complete renovation . It is a four star property directly on the beach and my property is very well priced .
Yes if you are looking for a 7 star property then choose the Setai/ W/ or The One hotel , they cost double the price .
I do think the hotel is dated, but give it a couple of months it will be lovely !! They are completely changing the look to a contemporary one . My apartment is beautiful .... yes it has a kitchenette for basic cooking not meant for elaborate meals .
My cleaning lady loves her can of coke and keeps it in the freezer to chill!! This time she forgot and it created a mess in the freezer . When the guest told me , i immidialety contacted her and. She came first thing in the morning and cleaned .
It was a completely a human mistake !
The guest did stain a duvet pillow case / whole set of sheets /towels . I let the duvet go since had spare from past damage . I CHARGED ONLY FOR TWO TOWELS (THOUGH HAD TO PURCHASE 4 IN A SET) AND A SET OF SHEETS. HER INFORMATION IS FALSE THAT I CHARGED FOR 4. WHAT I HAD TO PAY EXTRA I DID NOT . MY LINEN IS NEW AND FRESH ,I DON'T USE OLD WORN LINEN .I MAINTIAN VERY HIGH STANDARDS .CHANGE PERIODICALLY ..........I AM THE OWNER AND TAKE PRIDE IN MY APT.
I charged the bare minimum , refunded 430 and kept 70 . The duvet would have been 130 .
The guest was hostile and threatened with bad review ..... also took the money back from credit card dispute !!!To me this kind of attitude is astonishing !!
It defeats the purpose of damage deposit , if this is how people turn out . On this website this is the first time I charged because there were a whole bunch of linen ruined
I AM GLAD THIS REVIEW CAME UP ! GUESTS BOOKING WITH ME PLEASE CHECK THE LINEN. SOMETHING GUESTS USE CAUSE THE SHEETS AND TOWELS TO GET A YELLOW /ORANGE DISCOLORATION THAT IS THE MOST COMMON DAMAGE ....... I HAVE LET IT GO MOST TIMES .... SO PLEASE INSPECT THE LINEN ON ARRIVAL AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU SEE THE STAINS . I GOOGLED AND CHECKED, APPARENTLY ACNE SOLUTIONS , CREAMS , BODY TANNING LOTIONS AND SUN BLOCKS CAUSE IT .
I LIVE ON THE BEACH AND MY LINEN HAS NEVER BEEN STAINED . I MAKE SURE WE ALL BATHE ON RETURNING FROM THE POOL OR BEACH .
I HAVE LEAD MY LIFE ON THE FOUNDATION OF HONESTY AND INTEGRITY AND WILL NOT COMPROMISE IT FOR A MERE 70 DOLLARS .
The owners were upfront after I submitted my request, that the location was under exterior renovation...they gave me the option of declining my request. I was very apprehensive about renting through VRBO site unseen, the owners action spoke volume.
Thanks so much for recognizing my honesty ! I run this business on the foundation of integrity . But you did not stay at my place , took the time and effort to contact VRBO to write this review ! It speaks volumes about you too !! Good people make this world a better place :))
Best Miami vacation of many so far.
Lovely appartment, nicely furnished, good beds, clean and quiet (for Miami standards).
Cool building with nice pool, hot tub, gym/sauna, shop, restaurants and direct beach access.
Great ownership, extremely helpful and always with swift replies to any inquiries.
Thanks so much Gunjan. Will be back.
Great property in the Miami Beach area. Condo had recently been renovated, was clean and tastefully decorated, very impressive. Property manager Gunjan was extremely pleasant and helpful. Wonderful stay, hopefully to be repeated in the near future.
Thank you so much for taking the time and writing a review .
It was a pleasure having you and your family ! Yes hope to see you again:)
They would enjoy the beautiful beach. The condo resort has a spa, where you can go and indulge your self, Shula's Steak house within the condo. There is also a grocery store for essentials. You can check into the resort, and spend the whole day relaxing without leaving the condo. It is self contained. Otherwise Lincoln street and ocean drive of south beach is a short cab ride away.