LOVELY PENTHOUSE IN CENTRAL BOSTON CLOSE TO ALL ATTRACTIONS AND TRANSPORT!

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
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LOVELY PENTHOUSE IN CENTRAL BOSTON CLOSE TO ALL ATTRACTIONS AND TRANSPORT!

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

THE PENTHOUSE AT UPHAM'S CORNER

_South End - Umass Boston - Castle Beach_

The Penthouse is a fourth floor, fully furnished 1200sf luxury apartment centrally located in Boston near the historic South End. Part of a meticulous building restoration, the Penthouse combines characteristic turn-of-the-century Boston area architecture with modern day amenities, comfort and breathtaking views of the city. 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. This unit is located within 12 minutes walking distance to the JFK/Umass Boston T (subway) stop.

Parking: This unit provides free on-street parking near the residence. No meters to feed and no parking garage to pay!

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. For all of our grill masters out there, an electric grill is also available for use!* All units include bed linens, bath towels, face towels, washcloths, pillows, toilet paper, paper towels and dishwasher soap. Each unit features premium satellite or cable television and free wireless broadband Internet access.

*Grill available seasonally. Additional fee applies upon request.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Lance (Property Manager)
Speaks english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

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based on 42 traveler reviews

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Lovely penthouse in Central Boston close to all attractions and transport!
average rating of 4.0238094 based on 42 reviews
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Lovely penthouse in Central Boston close to all attractions and transport!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387490
Boston Greater Boston
Pine Bluffs, Wyoming
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October 8, 2013

  • 2 of 5
I would not recommend staying at this rental unless you are young and in good health due to the 50 steep stairs you must climb to enter it. The apartment itself was nice enough, but there were several things that the owner could have done to make the stay more pleasant. The bedspread in one bedroom and the mattress cover in the other were dirty, there were not enough washcloths for a 3 night stay, nor were there any kitchen linens or a bath mat by the shower. Damage had been done to the deck screen, kitchen cabinet and bathroom faucet, and a laminated notice regarding the lack of laundry facilities lead us to believe the place was not well maintained. When we contacted Swank Propertieis about problems, they said they would get to them Monday when someone was in the office. They said work orders had been submitted for the repairs needed, but a laminated note, really! There were some things in their description that were true, including ease of securing public transportation, free parking on the street in front of the building and lots of instructions for entry and exit, arrival and departure tasks. All in all, some of their advertised descriptions were misleading, their response to reported concerns were not prompt or friendly, and the threat of additional charges if we did not follow, precisely, entry and exit instructions were not particularly traveler friendly. Find another location.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely penthouse in Central Boston close to all attractions and transport!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387490
Boston Greater Boston
3

Great View, Bad Location

  • 3 of 5
The condo itself is beautiful, spacious and has all the amenities one needs to spend a week in Boston (*One small shower stall). The listing is accurate and it has an incredible view of the city on it's porch. All communication with the property manager was emails and through an iPhone app, very convenient.

The noise level at the property was loud-- construction, next to a charter school, and high street flow. The walls were not thick enough protect our ears!
Also-- this is NOT a location to stay if you like exploring restaurants. This may not the best location for 1st time Boston visitors--you WILL have to use taxis, bus, subway, and/or rental car in order to get to the downtown & north end where MOST of the tourist attractions are.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Lovely penthouse in Central Boston close to all attractions and transport!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387490
Boston Greater Boston
2

poor

  • 2 of 5
Hi
I was a bit disappointment with the accommodation I would not stay it was a luxury apartment There was no bedside lamps no telephone My husband and i had to sleep in the living room as the small bedroom was very noisy due to the air conditioner and the bed was small and not very com fully and no window it felt very claustrophobia

Malchay
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely penthouse in Central Boston close to all attractions and transport!
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Boston Greater Boston
Philadelphia, PA
2

Did not meet my expectations

  • 2 of 5
This is the first time I have not been happy with a VRBO rental. The second bedroom had a full sized bed, not a queen sized, as advertised and there were no windows in that bedroom, which is a fire hazard. The thermostat was locked so we could not adjust the temperature. I've never had any rental or hotel room that didn't allow me to adjust the temperature of the lodging. Some window shades were missing or broken, so we had to keep the lights off at night to prevent people from seeing into the apartment. The contents of the kitchen prevented us from cooking as we had hoped. The pots and pans looked as if they had been picked from the trash. The nonstick lining was scratched, which makes them unhealthy to use. Every dish was chipped.There wasn't even a dish towel or paper towel in the kitchen to dry our hands or the dishes. The toilet seat wasn't properly fastened and it was wobbly. The toilet clogged often, but a plunger is provided. We didn't use the deck because the screen door was torn and the second door did not fit properly in the doorframe and we had trouble closing and locking it once it was open. Construction on the street prevented us from parking on the street. While this is not the owner's fault, he could have informed us and suggested parking alternatives since we did not have a resident's permit necessary for parking on the side streets. We could not leave our car on the street during the day because cars were towed. It is a city neighborhood, so the street is noisy, but that is to be expected. The neighborhood was okay during the day, but we did not feel comfortable going out at night (and we are city people).

This is a pretty apartment with potential. I think it could be improved if the owner would be hospitable about letting the tenants use the heat/air conditioner, would buy necessary items for the kitchen and attend to maintenance of the property. I'm not sure anything can be done about the lack of windows in the bedroom, but honesty about the size of the bed would be preferable. The location of the South Bay Shopping Center with a Target and supermarket is very handy.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely penthouse in Central Boston close to all attractions and transport!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387490
Boston Greater Boston
4

Convenient Location to Public Transit

  • 4 of 5
First of all, this is a city property, so the area is busy and noisy, but that is to be expected. The upside is, not only is the Penthouse well furnished, it is also very convenient to the public transit. You can either take one of the two busses (#16 or #17) that stops right in front of the building or walk the several blocks (10 min) up Boston St. to Andrew Station and catch the red line to wherever you need to go. Downtown Boston is only a couple stops away. The neighborhood is eclectic, Victorian homes one way, Caribbean shops down the other, and Andrew Square is in an old Polish neighborhood. The view of the City from the penthouse is great and the building is between a Dunkin Donuts (yum!) and an quaint upscale restaurant (224 Boston).

I would have giving my overall experience an excellent rating if the power to the building wasn't on the fritz, but that was the power company's fault and the owner stayed on top of it. Unfortunately it wasn't completely fixed until the middle of the night before we had to leave. Fortunately, however, the weather was cool in the evening.

We had two young children and they loved the stay. However, I can see where other families might be nervous about the height, the many stairs, and public transportation situation with the kids. I'm used to Boston so I thought it was a great learning experience for ours!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Availability & Rates

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Boston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
09: Sep 2014
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
 
 
10: Oct 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$150
$1,100
$4,700
 
 
11: Nov 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$130
$900
$3,000
 
 
12: Dec 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$130
$900
$3,860
 
 
01: Jan 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
$130
$900
$3,860
 
 
02: Feb 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
6 night minimum stay
$130
$900
 
 
03: Mar 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
$4,720
 
 
04a: Apr 2015 (4/1-4/15)
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 15 2015
6 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
 
 
04b: Apr 2015 (4/16-4/21)
Apr 16 2015 - Apr 21 2015
6 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
04c: Apr 2015 (4/22-4/30)
Apr 22 2015 - Apr 30 2015
6 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
 
 
05: May 2015
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
$4,720
 
 
06: Jun 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
6 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
$3,600
 
 
07: Jul 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
$160
$1,100
$4,720
 

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
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Amenities

Amenities

Boston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

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