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Our comfortable two bedroom apartment with tons of light has a true neighborhood feel! It comfortably fits four and is centrally located just a few blocks from Ashmont Village. Enjoy a short walk to the Redline of the Subway and zip into downtown!
The Shawmut in Ashmont Village combines great historic architecture with modern and sophisticated design. This furnished 2.5br, 1ba property includes utilities, premium TV, AC, washer & dryer, and high speed internet. The Shawmut is conveniently just a 10 min walk to the Boston Redline T Subway, allowing for a quick commute to Boston's city centre.
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 property 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. Swank Properties also provides cooking utensils, silverware, cookware, glasses and more. Each unit features premium television and free wireless broadband Internet access.
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10 minute walk to the Redline of the Subway and zip into downtown. Parking is easy and convenient around the house.
The apartment was nice.
We were not able to lock the door due to a technical issue during the weekend. We had to wait Monday to get a code to lock the door.
Lance replies promptly and the house is large with plenty of space. The neighborhood is not the best but we had no problems. You should be aware that the 3rd bed (futon) is in a room off the second bedroom and there is no door separating them.
Unfortunately, probably due to an error in communication, nobody was waiting for us on our arrival at the apartment and could not gain access to it. We had sent a mail to Mr. Lance the day before, confirming our arrival in the afternoon and we received an automatically generated answer. As nobody showed, we had to wait a long time and only thanks to some neighbours, who knew Mr. Lance and could therefore find a second key, we managed to get in. The day after we received a mail from Mr. Lance, saying that we should have received, months ago, a mail containing all instructions as to where we could find the key, ecc. We never received it, and when we asked him to re-send it with the original date, he could not find it. So something went wrong in the communication; anyway we solved the problem and Mr. Lance apologized for the inconvenient.
As far as the apartment concerns, we can say that it's very nice, clean, confortable and furnished with good taste. What annoyed us, anyway, was the sleeping accommotations. The apartment was said to have 6 sleeping accommotations. We had pointed out that we were 6 adults. Actually the sleeping accommodations are 5: there are two bedrooms with a Queenbed in each, another room with a sofa-bed for one person or max . for two small children. So one friend of us had to sleep on an uncorfortable sofa in the dining room. The table and the chairs were for 4 people only.
Lance and Shawn were awesome!
We stayed at the Victoria Condo after the initial property we contacted Lance for, was booked. My friends and I enjoyed the place a lot. More than enough room for six people. The neighborhood area we stayed in wasn't rated the best according to the locals but we differ. We met the neighbors and they were very friendly and the street is quite peaceful. Overall we had a nice time in Boston. The "T" is just walking distance into the city.
We stayed at the mansion (its the only way to describe it!) on Peverell Street. I would highly recommend Lance's apartments. Shawn met us when we arrived, gave us his cell number and was there to say goodbye when we left. Its got three full bedrooms, dining room, tv salon, fully equipped kitchen., washer, dryer.... Great. You can book when them a feel assured that they will look after you.
The Victoria Condo 2 BR house and furnishings are great and it is an easy 15 minute drive to downtown Boston; 10 minute walk to the subway; the area is a bit dodgy though; check-in and check-out were easy and Swank Properties were responsive to questions.
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About the Host, Lance
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.