Our comfy two bedroom apartment with tons of light has a true leafy neighborhood feel! It comfortably fits four and is conveniently located near Brookline and Newton. Enjoy a short walk to the commuter rail and zip into downtown in 15 minutes!
West Roxbury – Friendly Neighborhood – Commuter Rail Access
Our Alameda 2 property features a vintage 1920’s floor plan and tall ceilings. The unit offers 3 bedrooms and an additional study for your comfort. The Alameda 2 hosts a large living room, dining room and renovated eat in granite/stainless kitchen. The Alameda 2 is located just a short walk from Starbucks, Roche Brothers grocery store, and Bertucci’s Pizza.
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.
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|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||30 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$900 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$3100 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
My husband and I rented the penthouse 1 br in southend. Great spot close to cafes,restaurants. Quiet and very comfortable. Initially had problems with Wifi, TV and CD player but was sorted after contacting Lance. Perhaps some instructions at the apt would help avoid these issues in future. Also had arranged to have a single bed for our son to stay on for part of our visit.There was a mattress and blanket in the wardrobe but no sheets which was a bit disappointing.The roof deck however was brilliant ! Great for pre dinner beers:)
We had five people staying at the house for three nights, and everything was perfect. Check-in and check-out went very smoothly. The house is beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Ten-minute walk to the Savin Hill metro station. Overall, it was a fabulous experience.
I booked this location for my boss and a couple of my coworkers that were in Boston on business and the had an excellent experience. The Internet was dependable and fast and the heater worked great. Lance was great, very easy to communicate with and answered any concerns immediately. They like it so much that they want to stay there again the next time they're in Boston. Excellent host and home.
Great host, amazing house. Quick, prompt communication. Had WiFi issues first day, and he fixed it immediately. Spacious house, close to the T - could not have asked for a better Boston home and host.
Even though we had an unexpected problem in booking our house, they figured out a great solution immediately for us. I sincerely appreciate their patient and responsible work attitude towards their customers. I will definitely come back to Boston next year and rebook their house again!
Thank you for everything! :)
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 heating...one 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 business...you 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....
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.
This condo is in excellent condition and is state of the art. Top notch and top class.
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.
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.