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 Upham's Corner. Enjoy a short walk to the Redline of the Subway and zip into downtown!
Kennedy Library - UMass Boston - Castle Beach
The Mayhew is a third floor, fully furnished 1200sf luxury apartment centrally located in Boston near the historic South End. Part of a meticulous building restoration, the Mayhew 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 television and free wireless broadband Internet access.
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First of all, this rental is a full unit rental, so you don't need to, and most likely won't interact with the owner at all. I don't have the slightest problem with that. If anything, made the stay more comfortable.
Everything is handled via emails and a custom app for the rental, which is modern and convenient: you can check in in the middle of the night if that's what's your schedule is like.
The price is better than most hotels.
The units is huge! For Boston standards at least. Has two rooms, bathroom, living room, dinning room, kitchen and a small room on the back. The view of the city is also quite good.
Warning to older travelers: it's on a third floor, and no elevator since it's an old building. So if you are carrying huge luggage you might struggle.
Dorchester might not be the best neighborhood of Boston, but this particular area of Dorchester is quite good: it is safe, reasonably clean, reasonably close to the T (and there are buses there too if you don't want to walk), close to a shopping mall (which includes a grocery supermarket) and to several small restaurants (next to a very good one actually).
I would definitively stay here again.
we really had a good time in the beautiful house. the location of this house is also amazing. there are many shops where we can buy some stuff quickly and next to the house, we had a so cute and cool restaurant! at the first day of trip, we had dinner there. i think im gonna ask him to let me stay this house definitely when im gonna stay Boston again. of course i recommend it to my friends too.
thank you so much for letting us stay!
Great place to stay. We never met the host, but this was ok for us. Easy instructions how to access the place and what we have to do when we leave. No complaints!
Great sized apartment for 5 people which was very clean and in a great location. Host was always available to help out and answer any questions. Great place to stay!
A beautiful building and an even nicer apartment. Although my friends and I only stayed the weekend it was a wonderful experience and I plan on staying here again in the future. With only a short walk to the red line you have practically all of Boston at your fingertips. All aspects of the stay were made clear and direct with the guide that was posted on the wall near the kitchen and checkout was easy and painless. I would much rather stay at one of Lance's locations than a hotel any day. The review with the 3 older women was absolutely comical and it was part of a running joke our whole stay.
There were 3 of us middle aged women who stayed at the Mayhew. First of all, we wished we were told that the condo was on the 3rd floor, no elevator and had very narrow-steep stairs. Dragging our luggage 3 floors up/down was painful. Secondly, upon arrival , there was no bath soap, just sheets and bedspreed on the 2 beds no blankets, with 58-62 degrees weather forecast for the week, and no sheets provided for the futon in the tiny room off the kitchen. So 2 of us had to share a bed for the week. We asked for and received extra blantkets and towels only. We did not get any bath soap so we had to find an open store in an unfamiliar neighborhood that sold soap on our first night.. Third, the lights in the kitchen and dining room were so dim we could barely see each other. It was corrected the night before we left! Too late! Fourth, we were expected to leave the place clean, carry the garbage down to 3 floors, take off all sheets and make sure that the kitchen dishes are cleaned or in dishwasher already cleaned. If all of these were expected of the renters--why were we charged cleaning deposit? NO dishwasher soap was provided either until the day before we left. Fifth, on our last day, we woke up with heavy gas smell in the condo and the stove was not working. Apparently, there was work scheduled for that day in the basement! The least they could have done is warn us so we could have left the condo early, have breakfast out and not have to deal with the nauseating gas smell.
The condo is beautifully maintained and furnished. Clearly, Lance has worked hard to make all features of a guests stay stress free. I would reccomend this condo to travelers who don't mind an urban neighborhood and want accomodations that have charm and authenticity.
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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.