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Mayhew at Upham's Corner

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1,200 Sq. Ft. Condo
  • 2
  • 1
  • 5
  • Condo
  • Pets

$93to$380 per night

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Average: 4.3/5 stars, based on 58 reviews

Miguel L. November 11, 2017
It's pretty comfortable.
Hailey L. November 1, 2016
We had a great stay at the Mayhew apartment. It was clean, airy, and had everything we needed to be comfortable for our 4 night stay. Very roomy, and with so much charm in the old wooden floors and ornate knobs and light fixtures. We used public transportation all week and didn't rent a car and it worked out perfectly for us. There is a bus stop right outside the front door, and 2 T stations within a 10 minute walking distance. There is also a Target about 10 mins away, which was handy. The property managers were quick to respond to all our needs. The building was quiet, and there was some noise on the street below but this wasn't bothersome to us at all and didn't hinder us getting a good night's sleep. It is on the 3rd floor and no elevator access, which was fine for us but would understandably deter others. We would definitely stay here again if we return to the area!
Anonymous July 6, 2017
The property itself was nice, the location not so much. every night the sound of gun shots could be heard. the AC controls although we had control on the SWANK app still ran alot. the third room claim as a bedroom that is really a closet is a little overstated. The overall experience of the place was OK. Would i recommend this place, if it was in a different location yes.
Victoria G. November 11, 2016
The vacation rental was great. Close to the hub and easy to get around from.
It was spacious, clean and quiet.
maria r. January 5, 2017
First time I use Home away and I reslly like it!! Only problem, no washer and dryer, and no change of sheets, we stayed two weeks and I asked for clean sheets and towels, they charge $25.00, we pay for laundry, why not provide clean sheets and towels at least evey week if you stay more than 1 week for free?
Owen S. October 27, 2015
What a great experience. Lance and his team got us into a place on short notice and have been very accommodating. Will definitely use them again.
Lori T. August 19, 2015
The property was a little bit of a walk to the T stations but otherwise was wonderful.
Tammy S. May 18, 2016
My rental experience was great. The place was pretty, clean, and had everything we needed. I like the location and the French restaurant next door was amazing. My only bad experience was getting our car towed the first morning there. I failed to see the sign on our side of the street and the sweeper days are different for the other side of the street - so make sure you check for signs on the side you are parked on.
Anonymous October 26, 2016
Charming apartment, with good amenities. Just as described. Its on the 3rd floor, so stairs may be difficult for some. A busy street, so a little noisy, but close to subways, coffee shop, restaurants, grocery. Property well maintained. Had a little difficulty getting internet connections, and therefore controlling the temperature, but property management was very responsive to emails, and fixed the heating right away. Wifi was also available at the coffee shop a block away. Loved the 224 Boston St restaurant next door, and the Dorchester Brewing around the corner. They have a caterer/food trucks each night to get dinner along with craft beers. It looks to be in a neighborhood being regenerated. Felt safe walking to the JFK/Umass subway station (13 mins). Only 3 stops from the major subway hub downtown. Would definitely recommend and visit here again.
Anonymous July 10, 2016
If going to JFK Presidential Library, Plimouth Plantation, Blue Hills Reservation or other places to the south of central Boston, it saves time to be located here. The walk to JFK/UMass subway station for trips to central Boston felt close enough too.
Anonymous October 1, 2016
I was surprised about the lack of communication from parties with Swank properties. They're good at sending emails relating to the property and sharing information with the tenants. However,they were poor on responding to my communication related to concerns. We were not able to park near the property, which became a concern because of the property being near a school and for street cleaning. I was not aware of our unit requiring us to climb three staircase landings. The blinds became a nuisance. They actually needed to be replaced. I had to stand on a chair to fix two of them. The furniture in our unit was soiled or stained. Some of the pictures are true to scene, a few were not. Not all windows have screens, so we weren't able to raise them for fresh air. I loved the wood floors. They were clean and felt good to bare feet. We did not cook because the basics were bare minimum. The coffee pot leaked everytime we used it. We did leave the unit as clean as it was when we arrived. We enjoyed the TV, internet connection, and the quiet atmosphere minus the traffic noise every morning. This was my 1st experience of a "so-so" stay with HomeAway. I've always experienced good communications with the Owners and my concerns or needs were addressed. I submitted a request for a fan since one of the guests had medical issues. I never heard from anyone. Our stay was for 4 nights.
Melhem M. February 3, 2014
Everything is great except for sometimes it gets cold in the apartement
Anonymous August 28, 2013
Cosy and nice apartment. 15-minute walk plus 2 subway stops to reach downtown Boston. There are two queen sized beds, no additional twin bed as promised (only a matress on the floor in a tiny room). I complained about it, but got no answer. It's on the third floor and there's no lift. We had no problemswith the check in, although it's done online and a bit complicated
marc r. August 7, 2014
Great location and a nice, well equipped apartment. Shops, free parking and the subway close by. Would rent again.
Debbie W. May 10, 2014
Are stay was great close to the T and to shopping and to breakfast and coffee, . We felt very safe in this neborhood , it is a very old neborhood
.the house is great,,the only thing is ,it states that it sleeps 5 it has 2 queen beds and a love seat that my 11 yr old grandson could hardly fit on ,also bring towels with u as they supply 1 set per person . We would stay here agin !!!
Russell S. August 14, 2013
Truly appreciated the great value that the home offered to 3 single adults, each of whom needed their own sleeping quarters. Logan Airport was only a 18 minute drive away and the Andrew Square subway stop was an easy walk.
Jordan F. September 14, 2016
Great value. Good location. Lots of street noise, but I'm not used to being in a city. Ear plugs took care of that. The mattresses are extremely firm, but I prefer firm over soft, so that was no problem. Internet worked easily and was fast. TV allowed us to catch some of the Cowboys game. Overall, I'd recommend it.
Ceara M. June 15, 2014
Very nice apt, very cute and clean. The only two complaints I have were the beds were memory foam so very hard (some May like hard beds, I have trouble sleeping on hard mattresses) and it was noisy in the mornings (could hear traffic, people, etc). The place was very clean, very nice, big bedroom and wonderful amenities (internet, tv). Nice bathroom and even a dining area.
Maurizio T. August 19, 2014
The holiday in Boston has been a great experience for my family beginning from the apartment: it was nice, big and with all the necessary also to cooking at home.
It was in a quite place and close to the transport: the bus stop is near home and also the subway station is only a few minutes on foot.
Finally the only problem (a very great problem) has been with the door code when we got at the apartament (it was the 11:00PM with 2 children after a long flight from Italy).
Erin G. May 6, 2014
We asked for early check in, due to the red eye, didnt get the code for 4 hours after I paid for the early check in. Other renters finally let us in, after we stood in the rain outside the rental. They did not try to contact us and overall I found them unapproachable.
Anonymous September 5, 2013
Everything was great!
Vicki P. July 31, 2014
This is a lovely unit in a beautiful, old building. Swank properties was kind enough to set up an air mattress so that we could easily accommodate four adults and two kids. The neighborhood was a little concerning when we first arrived, but we soon grew comfortable and had no concerns walking to the T at night. Th furnishings are comfortable, the beds are great, and there were plenty of linens, towels, and toilet paper!

The road noise was a problem, as the street outside is busy. We happened to stay during resurfacing, so the road was tore up which resulted in city buses loudly bumping along all night. The adults all failed to sleep well as a result. I

I would recommend a guide to the closest T and grocery be left on the unit. We got directions from the kind folks at the neighboring restaurant, and then found an even more direct route to the T on our last day while driving out. Having this info would be very helpful.

Our entry code didnt work at arrival, but a quick call to Swank has us in the unit immediately. There was no noise from other tenants, and the space the unit provided was very appreciated! We would stay here again.
Vicki A. September 30, 2014
We arrived by taxi and was a little concerned about the area near Andrew T station, it was a bit of a run down area,but we used the JFK Umass T and that was better. There is a very nice large Star market near this T stop that people should know about. Also a Laundromat on Dorchester just down from Columbia Street. The lighting needs to be addressed as it is quite dim. Our major concern really. Busy street if you are a light sleeper. Euro deli on Dorchester too - great sandwiches. 224 Restaurant next door was quite good. Knitting/fabric store on Dorchester too. We were sisters sharing this apartment and we enjoyed our stay!
Luiz F. February 18, 2015
Our stay was very nice. We spent 15 days (my wife and me and our two small dogs). The place is good, very well furnished, with good appliances and clean! We had necessity of some technical support during our stay and it was given promptly and the problems were solved in a very fast way! I would strongly recommend this property for those on vacation and for those as I that was there for a 2 week period until finding / rent a definitive apartment.
Anonymous August 20, 2014
Cute condo in South Boston. Rooms are nice size, bathroom large enough, kitchen equipped with all cooking needs. Very close to downtown Boston- a few miles. Very close to logan airport- about six miles. Dunkin donuts only three min walk from the condo. Would recommend.
Christian G. September 9, 2014
Eine echte Überraschung, der einwandfreie Zustand mit viel Holz, schöner Einrichtung und alles sauber und gemütlich. Wenn man die sehr fortschrittliche Anmeldung etc. über App überstanden hat. Für fortgeschrittene Semester etwas schwierig.
Die Kücheneinrichtung wirkt nicht ganz so neu wie der Rest der Wohnung und auch nicht ganz so vollständig. Das könnte daran liegen, dass keine persönliche Übergabe erfolgt. Die Lage des Hauses ist etwas abseits, zwar mit der U-Bahn sehr gut erreichbar (Fußweg ca. 10 min), aber man läuft nicht unbedingt durch die beste Gegend. Abends bzw. bei Dunkelheit sind wir lieber zusammen geblieben, obwohl wir die vier Tage nie unangenehme oder verdächtige Begegnungen hatten. Trotzdem hat die Qualität der Einrichtung das mehr als wettgemacht.
Anonymous July 31, 2016
Perfect for a family! We loved our stay in the heart of the Dorchester neighborhood. Close to public transportation and fantastic shopping area. Easy access to downtown and surrounding communities. Free parking on the street is a bonus! The property was extremely clean and well tended to.
Lisa P. August 1, 2016
We really enjoyed the use of the property in South Boston. It was well cared for, convenient and comfortable. There were not a lot of attractions or places within walking distance, it was easy to manage with UBER and public transportation for reasonable cost. The small restaurant next door was welcoming and had great food.
Anonymous July 18, 2015
A good experience, good location, comfortable and clean apartment.
Most of furnitures are in good conditions, except dining table, coffee tables and oven.
Anonymous May 27, 2015
Good place to stay in Boston.
Tiffany Z. June 17, 2012
It was a really nice stay and we couldn't have asked for better... especially for that price! The only complaint was that we had a three bedroom, and alas, only two blankets. But besides that, the apartment was clean, beautifully decorated and well located. We most definitely recommend staying here!
Anonymous August 21, 2012
Nous sommes satisfaits. Une fois comprise la démarche pour accèder aux clefs, les lieux s'avèrent très adéquats: en face du bus,à 5 minutes de marche du métro, 10 de l'épicerie, un bon restaurant de quartier à côté. Outre les pôeles et chaudrons usés, et le fait de devoir marcher 2 minutes pour la buanderie, le tout nous a pleinement convenu (2 adultes, 2 adolescents et 2 enfants en bas âge). Ceci dit, il importe de planifier ses déplacements dans Boston (un quartier par jour, 5 jours) afin de se déplacer en métro. L'usage de la voiture est à proscrire en raison du traffic. Le parking près de la résidence est parfois difficile mais 5 minutes suffisent pour se garer à proximité. L'achat d'un billet hebdomadaire de transport en commun est donc la solution.
En espérant le tout utile.
Michael T. August 6, 2012
Spent one week in Boston and New England. Apartment is excellent for families who want to avoid the downtown buzz. Neighbourhood is quiet...almost too quiet with relatively few places to eat and shop. Easy downtown access by public transportation and easy access to freeways + plenty of free paring if travelling by car. Property management was efficient and helpful with our very few questions.
Catherine G. October 16, 2011
A great Boston experience for our family.
Anonymous July 8, 2012
Great property, clean, comfortable. Great local feel. Not too far from the subway.
Anonymous July 8, 2012
We stayed in Mayhew apartment for 4 nights in June, 2012. In general, the apartment is very nice and the furniture is of good quality. It's very spacious, so there is more than enough place for 4 persons. The location was fine. We used the red line of the subway to get to the city center. It takes about 15 min to get to the JFK station and then 3-4 stations ride to the center. As an alternative we sometimes used taxi (app.12-15 dollars to the center). The big grocery store was quite far from the apartment - 20 - 25 min walk, but it was ok for us. What we didn't like was that the climate controle system was set up on too low temperature and it was not possible to change the settings. Besides, the owner was unreacheable: we messaged him and called him once - he never replied. The check-out instructions were not that clear. Also, it was said that we had to clean the apartment before we leave, take all the dirty sheets and towels to the laundry box, take out the garbage (where - was not clear). We were on vacation and it was a bit annoying to finish the trip by making that cleaning, especially as it was mentioned that right after our check-out the cleaning team will come. I wonder what their responsibilities are...
Anonymous June 4, 2012
Great house. Wonderful location. Clean unit
Christina M. August 31, 2012
Having stayed at Swank Properties, we
Would all highly recommend this place in Boston. Located across the street fr the bus to train or a short walk in lieu of the bus when heading into downtown. The rooms were nicely appointed a s spacious with a view of Boston's skyline from the dining room. It was so much better than a hotel and much less expensive too! We Purchased food from the old Polish market down the street a and cooked up a
Great meal! Terrific place!!!! Thank you, Lance!
Robert A. September 12, 2012
Our stay lasted 7 days, from the Sunday before Labor Day to the next Sunday; and with the exception of a couple of frustrations, the stay was enjoyable. First frustration was trying to obtain entry. We spent 15 minutes trying to get past the front door. The emailed directions are very confusing and poorly written. Once we were upstairs, there was no air conditioning. In fact, during this unusually warm Boston weather, we had no air conditioning Sunday or Labor Day Monday. The apartment was exceptionally clean and very well provided! It has a very homey and relaxed feeling about it. One suggestion...a clock! Just a inexpensive, battery-operated wall clock in the front area could make a big difference. Love the Dorchester area and I had easy access to the Boston sights by the MTBA. I would definitely stay there again.
PS- Had a great time at the restaurant, 224, right next door!
Zack N. July 12, 2012
Anonymous November 1, 2012
We stayed 9 nights and the apartment was great, clean, maintained every day;
Location is generally good, close to JFK station, but some industrial zones nearby; Parking: it is a little bit annoying to follow the limits for the street parking, but, with some effort, it is still possible quite easily park on the streets nearby
Anonymous August 13, 2012
We really had a great stay in the flat. It was nice and clean, spacious (even for 6 people) and all the commodities were very close. I would recommend this property to all!
Daniel Ernesto S. January 14, 2013
Very confortable. The location with easy acces to the Metro.
Gavin G. November 7, 2012
We looked at many vacation rentals. There were so many that seemed so skeetchy to deal with.Swank Properties were responsive and easy to get more details about the property. The location was perfect. The house was incredible and the neighbors all around were very friendly. Not to mention a great restaurant next door( 224 Boston St).
Thanks Lance and Swank Properties. We highly recommend you to anyone.
Anonymous February 25, 2013
This appartment is located 30 minutes from downtown Boston (15 minutes walk + 15 minutes T train). It is a good start point to visit this beautifull city.

The beds were very comfortable. The appartment was well furnished and squeaky-clean. The rental price was fair.

When we arrived, the key box code that was sent to us was not working. Fortunately, Shawn, the manager came quickly to fix the problem.

We also found 3 window shades on the dining table. We had to replace them by ourself.
We would have like to find few spare blankets, and newer pots and pans.

In general, we are very satisfied of our stay.
Ann C. December 7, 2012
Management listened to our special needs promptly.
Felt very safe in the area of the apartment
Every thing was clean.
Good instructions.
Flexible with extending our check-out time by 1n hour.
If the opportunity presents itself, we would stay their again.
24 hour grocery store within easy walking distance.
Internet access was helpful.
The person who cleaned the apartment was friendly.
Andrew A. September 17, 2011
Had a wonderful time in this excellent apartment. Transport into and back from Boston is easy, T line and 16 / 17 bus. Area friendly with excellent restaurant next door. Lance very helpful in organizing stay. Will be back.
Anonymous June 11, 2013
Easy walk to T stop and dorchester bay. Clean and comfortable. Bring ear plugs, apartments are on a very busy and noisy street.
Tyler M. April 27, 2013
Swank was very slow at replying to my calls and emails (over 2 days in delay), which was very disappointing once we were staying there to make decisions. Also the "sleeps 5" is very deceiving, as one "bed" is nothing more than a double sized mat on the floor with a pillow on top of it.
Anonymous November 15, 2012
Apartment is very nice. Old wood floors and updated doors, moldings, paint and appliances. The bed in the second bedroom is a double (not a queen). Quite close to bus stop, and about a 15-20 minute walk to the T. Getting into downtown Boston was easy and quick.

We were there during hurricane Sandy, and were forced to stay inside one day because all public transportation was shut down. Despite the storm the house was snug and dry (but for one leak in a window that stopped when the rain stopped).

When we got there one of the window blinds was on the floor and the bathtub was full of water. After we drained the tub it appeared not to have been cleaned (dirt and a few hairs remained). Management responded very quickly, however, which was nice. There were plenty of towels and blankets.

It's right next door to a wonderful restaurant/bar. Free parking on the curb was handy. Decent neighborhood, too. We felt safe walking to and from the subway.

Because of the weather we were given a free late checkout, but didn't need it after all. Overall, a very nice stay, hurricane and all!