The Dorset | 3BR 1BA | 1st Floor
The Dorset | 3BR 1BA | 1st Floor
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

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.

Other things to note

Pets are welcome on a case-by-case basis. Additional fees apply.

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly

Extra people $10 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee $175
Security Deposit $250
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 5PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with smart lock

We are delighted that you have chosen us to be your home-away-from-home in Boston! For your departure, we want to provide the information necessary to help things go smoothly.

Pets are welcome on a case-by-case basis. Additional fees apply.

Check-out is on or before 10am. Late check-outs, unless pre-arranged are billed on an hourly basis. As the next guest will be arriving shortly, the housecleaning staff must arrive promptly at 10am and find the keys (unless electronic door locks) in their designated areas.

Please ensure the following are accomplished prior to departure:

Unit: Home returned as it was presented
Laundry: Used bed/bath linens (not duvets or shams or blankets) in bathtub
Dishes: Final dishes washed and (may be) left in the dishwasher
Trash: All trash/recycling deposited in outside receptacles
Keys: Keys returned (unless electronic door lock)
Checkout: Use "Mobile Check-out" in the Swank Properties App {SPA} upon departure

As you originally found them, please leave one set of keys on the key rack inside the apartment and one set in the unit keybox for your unit. A charge will be required if the above are not completed and all keys are not returned appropriately. Please allow sufficient time on your check-out morning to accomplish the departure items.

We do hope that you enjoyed staying with us and visiting Boston. We welcome your comments, feedback and suggestions! Please keep in touch and give us a call when you plan to be in Boston again!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 3 nights.

29 Reviews

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Mike User Profile
November 2017
Our time in Boston was fantastic. The home was very clean and it is right next door to a restaurant. The location in South Boston was pretty convenient too, about a 20 minute drive to Boston Common. The host Lance was great and he communicated well through the Swank application as well as email. If we go back to Boston (which I do believe we will) we will be staying in a Swank Property. If you are not from Boston, parking can be a bit tricky so park and then Uber or Lyft elsewhere. Such a great city and property.

Stephanie User Profile
October 2017
Lance's apartment was perfect for my group of five guests. Everything was incredibly clean and the check-in and check-out process was incredibly easy. While not in the center of Boston, the commute was incredibly short to many of Bostons attractions. I would definitely recommend this apartment to any group visiting the Boston area.
Lance User Profile
Response from Lance:
Thank you Stephanie! We were thrilled to have you and would welcome you back anytime!
October 2017

Ted User Profile
October 2017
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Dorset. The space is beautiful and clean, with fairly easy access to downtown Boston. The beds were comfortable, loved the high ceilings, and we made full use of the kitchen and living room areas. Only complaints were we could hear our upstairs neighbors (as it's an old house there were some creaky floorboards) and didn't love having to download a separate property management app to manage the booking. Would still be happy to recommend the space though.

Tom User Profile
September 2017
My friends and I enjoyed our stay

Sébastien User Profile
August 2017
Perfectly located and well equipped, but extremely noisy, both from inside and outside the building.

Lori User Profile
May 2017
The Dorset was clean and comfortable. I appreciated the full sized kitchen and being able to control the thermostat through my phone app. A short walk to the subway and shopping area, though we used Uber for most trips. TV worked great.
Lance User Profile
Response from Lance:
Thank you so much for staying with us Lori and for the very helpful feedback! You were a joy to host and we hope to have the opportunity again someday!
May 2017

Lindsay User Profile
May 2017
Great location, 9 minutes from the airport. Great for families, has lots of pots, pans, and plates for making meals at home. Thr downfall is that there is only 1 bathroom and the water pressure was not good. Also, we were not able to figure out the thermostat to adjust the temp of the apartment. The host is a property management company that is very communicative.

Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in January 2010
Lance User Profile

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 invests in the City of Boston.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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