The Dorset | 3BR 1BA | 1st Floor

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Boston St, Boston, MA 02125, United States

Our comfortable three bedroom apartment with tons of light has a true neighborhood feel! It comfortably fits four and is centrally located just a few blocks from Upham's Corner. Enjoy a short walk to the Redline of the Subway and zip into downtown!

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Our comfortable three bedroom apartment with tons of light has a true neighborhood feel! It comfortably fits four and is centrally located just a few blocks from Upham's Corner. Enjoy a short walk to the Redline of the Subway and zip into downtown!

The Space

Kennedy Library - Umass Boston - Castle Beach

The Dorset is a fully furnished 1200sf luxury apartment centrally located in Boston near the historic South End. Part of a meticulous building restoration, the Dorset combines characteristic turn-of-the-century Boston area architecture with modern day amenities and comfort. Original golden fir wood floors are complimented by thick, plush area rugs; designer furnishings create an elegant coziness throughout; and many luxuries of life are at your disposal. With the convenience of this location and comforts of this apartment, your short or long-term stay in Boston will be comfortable and memorable! Fully furnished, completely outfitted, thoroughly accessorized and much, much more!

Transportation to and from a Swank Properties unit is very convenient and easy. Whether using public transportation or a car, all of our units are selected based on their ease of access to public transportation and interstate highways. All of our units are located within walking distance to the Boston T (subway) system.

Parking: This unit offers free, non-metered on street parking near the residence.

Our properties are fully furnished, providing our guests with all the conveniences of home during their visit to Boston. Our kitchens are fully equipped with a full set of appliances including a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, range with oven, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker. Each unit features premium satellite or cable television and free wireless broadband Internet access.

Swank Properties invites you to download our free Swank Properties App for laptops and smartphones by searching “Swank Properties” in the Apple Store or Android Marketplace. From the App you have access to a wealth of information about the area, our properties, and much more.

Swank Properties answers your booking inquires around the clock. Shall you have questions about our properties, reservation and booking process or general inquiries about the Boston area, feel free to contact a member of our talented team. We take pride in our efforts to provide our guests with the best value accommodations in Boston, while maintaining a price that is affordable and delivering a level of service that is above the rest.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after 3 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1170 /week
Monthly Price: $4095 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $150
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The Dorset apartment was ok. Clean, everything needed was there, etc. Location was not the best in town, but again, wasn't bad. All kind of services nearby. Customer service was the best!!!! Lack of tv's in bedrooms and the one is there, is in a room that is very uncomfortable to watch. Train station is also very close and transportation was not a problem at all. My only complain is the access to A/C - Heat. Is locked in a box and no way to control the climate inside the apartment. In an overall, great value for the price. Would I recommend it???? mmmmmmmm

    June 2014
  • I stayed at Lance Swank property during a university visit to Boston. We had 5 people so needed a big space. We really enjoyed our stay, it feels like home away from home. The app/directions are very easy to follow and when we found something missing in the house "air dryer" it was brought to us the next morning. Overall I would give a 5 star because of the great app they have and really enjoyed our stay.

    April 2014
  • Stayed In a party of three...The Dorset is the lower apartment.
    All four floors are leased to other travellers although there is little interaction.
    It is a very well presented and clean apartment with a new kitchen and good bathroom for six or seven could be an issue ...
    The area is on the edge of gentrification, there is a fabulous contemporary italianish restaurant next door, and the 8 minute walk to the red line metro gives access to all of boston.
    My usual..over ten... airbnb bookings include human contact so this one came as a surprise......there was no handing over keys or making sure you are ok, giving local advice, or asking if you need anything...none of (email hidden)'s all very much a are emailed the rules including that you must read the other rules once you are in the apartment.. If you don't leave the building by 11am and text re your departure, you will be charged a days rent. Theres no conversation, and seemingly no compromise, and only minimal text messages...from two different people, one of whom didn't seem to know when we were leaving.., and sent the only welcoming email as we left Boston.
    The photographs show a dining room on the official dorset site....there is no dining room, it is now the third bedroom.... 6 people can not eat at the tiny glass kitchen table in this apartment. It's on the knees in the small lounge room ...with seating for 4.
    the fold out futon in the "office" is in a very small storage area , with no working lights and what appears to be left over household goods accumulated at one end.

    We loved Boston, and the apartment is reasonably priced, and very good for two couples... but it's not an airbnb experience....

    October 2012
  • Very clean and spacious appartment. Very functionnal kitchen.
    A bit remoted from Boston center but easy to access with train + bus or bus. Good food commodities in the neighbourhood.

    August 2012
  • It was a perfect apartment to explore Boston and Cambridge.
    There was A Subway station on walking distance. The neigbour was a very nice restaurant.
    We loved the fact that the apartment was clean with a well functioning airco and spacy.

    Thanks for our stay at your apartment,

    Odile, Rob, Adriaan and Emma from the Netherlands

    July 2012
  • Great location about 10 minutes outside of downtown Boston. We rented a car and drove into the city but I think there is public transportation close by. Parking our car was never an issue... We always found a good spot close to the location.
    The accomodations were very nice... everything was extremely clean and the location is safe. There are two great breakfast joints close by, Mckenna's Cafe (a short drive away), and the SugarBowl (a short walk away), along with a Dunkin Donuts close by. For dinner there is a pretty good restaurant right next door. For fitness enthusiasts there is a Crossfit down the street, I think it's called Crossfit Southie but I didn't have a chance to visit it. Next time!
    All in all for the price, location, size, and everything else I highly recommend this place as a great place to stay.
    Next time I go to Boston, this is my place.

    June 2012
  • Had a great weekend in Boston. The accommodations were spectacular. The host was very responsive and had very simple check in/out procedures. Hope to come back next year!

    October 2011
  • Just spent a wonderful week in Lance's property with my family. You couldn't ask for a nicer host. Prior to our arrival, he responded quickly to all my emails and immediately addressed any questions I had. The apartment was tasteful, clean, and located well for ease of movement around the city. It was a positive experience on every level.

    August 2011
  • The Dorset was great! We were four that stayed in the apartment - two couples and we had a great time. The location was very good and we had everything we needed in the apartment. I recommend the Dorset - especially if you plan on having a rental car, then you can´t go wrong with the Dorset.

    Lance was very helpful and a great host!

    We look forward to coming back :-)

    June 2011
  • Wow what a great place to stay, very convenient to public transport. Beautiful apartment, well appointed with everything we needed including a good restaurant next door. We found Lance to be a warm and receptive host. Highly recommended.

    June 2011
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Lance R. Swank, Principal His units offer comfortable and luxurious appointments to compliment the style of the building, whether a newly constructed condo or a historic Brownstone. Visitors to Boston seeking a furnished apartment without the corporate, hotel-room-like feel of most furnished rentals will find themselves more at home in Lance’s spaces. Lance is the President of LSBM Management, LLC and holds an MBA degree from of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. He lives and invest in the City of Boston.
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