See all 34 photos

Penthouse at Upham's Corner

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

$93to$404 per night

Number of Nights:
Daily Rate Charges:
x :
Cleaning & Other Fees:
Travel Insurance:
[begin-bold]CANCELLATION POLICY[end-bold]
Reserve your stay now with no risk - You can cancel for any reason within 24 hours of your reservation at no charge.  After the 24 hour grace period, based on the dates you've selected, payments to hold your reservation per the Payment Policy below will be non-refundable.  In order to qualify for our free cancellation policy, your reservation must be on or after [date-cancel-time].
[begin-bold]FREE CANCELLATION UNTIL [date-cancel-until][end-bold]
This reservation may be cancelled for a 100% refund if made [policy] days or more before arrival date. No refund will be issued if cancelled on or after [date-cancel-until].
[begin-bold]CANCELLATION POLICY[end-bold]
Reserve your stay now with no risk - You can cancel for any reason within 24 hours of your reservation at no charge. We charge 50% of your reservation at the time of booking and the remaining balance approximately [payment-due] days prior to check-in. For stays booked within [payment-due] days of check-in, we charge 100% at the time of booking. Each payment is non-refundable after the initial 24 hour grace period upon booking.

[begin-bold]PAYMENT POLICY[end-bold]
Since today is within [payment-due] days of your arrival, we will collect the full payment today to secure your reservation.
[begin-bold]PAYMENT POLICY[end-bold]
Since today is more than [payment-due] days prior to your arrival, we will collect a 50% deposit now to secure your reservation. We will collect the balance on or around [date-balance-due].

Properties are going fast!
Inquire About This Property


Average: 4.3/5 stars, based on 69 reviews

Anonymous January 18, 2018
We were a family of 3 adults and spent 10 days at this location. Overall, the apartment is very nice and welcoming. Checking in and out was very easy and the app is very convenient.
Since we like cooking our own food, the found that the kitchen had the bare minimum. One of the bedroom, has no window, if the door connecting it with the master bedroom is closed. Since the apartment is on the top floor, there are a few flights of stair to climb. We had no problem with that, but thought that some guests may want to know.
Mick C. March 28, 2016
Stayed in the top apartment for 2 weeks and everything was fantastic. Great location for the train service or walking too.
Anonymous August 20, 2017
We enjoyed our stay. The penthouse was very spacious, clean, and had everything we needed for a comfortable was a fairly easy commute to central Boston. The reps at Swank Properties made the rental process simple.
Anonymous October 23, 2015
Exceeded our expectations.
Anonymous September 22, 2017
Rental was awesome. Just as described.
Anonymous October 23, 2015
We had a nice stay and would recommend the penthouse .. The restaurant next door is good . Public transportation is available by bus and subway , but be mindful of the bus schedule , especially on Sunday . Remember to bring soap and shampoo .
Anonymous June 7, 2016
We stayed in Boston for a week and used this 4th-floor appartment which was great. The place is a little bit noisy with traffic but that's quite unavoidable in a large city like Boston. Otherwise, the appartment was extremely clean and the pictures and description on the website were perfectly accurate. It's nice to come home to a clean and well-furbished place after a long day visiting the city. We recommend this property without any hesitation.
Sharon T. August 14, 2017
We enjoyed the rooftop porch. The little restaurant right next door was very convenient and the food was very good.
Amaranta M. March 28, 2016
It was the best, Lance and Jhon were always there for me by email or phone. It was perfect, and the buses and subways are really near. It was great.
Anonymous November 9, 2015
A ver y confortable place.
Dominic D. September 20, 2017
We loved this property! When we first entered the penthouse we were surprised how big it was. This is a great location for a couples get away. The balcony and roof top were perfect to watch the sunset and see the clouds roll through the city.
10 out of 10, would stay here again!
Anonymous August 9, 2016
Pretty comfortable apartment, nicely displayed. My family loved the terrace and its view over the city.
Two points to regret : you definitely need a car to go downtown + a bit noisy (air-con in evenings from the nearby restaurant + early awakening because of the traffic). This is however quite acceptable.
Anonymous October 24, 2016
Charming apartment, with good amenities. Just as described. Its on the 4th floor, so stairs may be difficult for some. But balcony with grill is nice. 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, but property management was very responsive to emails. 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.
Jay M. October 25, 2017
We stayed at this location as the price was right for Boston. Husband , friend and I stayed here for 4 days. It was very clean, and had the basic stuff we would need. Only thing they could do better is a room darking blinds/ccurtain as it has an old school shade, and didn't make the room dark. Wish they had a smart TV for online streaming such as Netflix or other vidoes on demand.. (Not many watch live TV anymore). Wifi was very slow tho. Love the App to use to control the lock, and temp. Also, plenty of info there as well on the app.
Anonymous October 20, 2014
Excellent location. Rental exceeded expectionas. Wifi was the only disappointment.
Anonymous September 22, 2014
This was a great place for us to stay in Boston. A little bit of a walk to the subway, but felt perfectly safe and the mall was just around the corner. Great view. Just a note that this two bedroom has a pocket door separating the rooms. No big deal but it's not mentioned in the overview anywhere. Again we had a great stay and would recommend it.
Guilherme G. August 2, 2015
We've a nice experience, although we had have some few problems during our rental.
Anonymous October 27, 2014
Everything was perfect! We had a very pleasant stay.
Anonymous July 25, 2014
Hi! We were incredibly happy with the house. So clean, so beautiful, impeccable service. Was very impressed with your app and the followup during our stay. Everything was perfect BUT unfortunately it is close to a very busy street. All night we could here police, fast drivers with loud music, people walking and talking, construction workers at 7am, etc. And if we wanted to eat outside, there is the big noisy fan from the restaurant beside which is very unfortunate. If you could just have this wonderful house in a quiet environment, I would recommend it to everyone. Thanks and enjoy your summer!
Manon C. April 14, 2015
Even though it took me a moment to understand the app, the whole experience was wonderful. High quality customer service, hotel & home feels, close to the T and beautiful skyline view... Had I been used to street noises, it would have been perfect!
Anonymous April 3, 2015
Good clean and warm. Toaster a bit dodgy, tended to burn toast. Getting in the property was challenging not sure how you can make it any simpler though.
Everything else fine. Eating in 224 restaurant was really good.
COLLEEN H. October 12, 2015
The property was exactly as stated on the website. Location was perfect and the house is well maintained. Just a side note that there is only a curtain separating the two bedrooms. Did not impact our stay but probably should be stated in the description.
Suzanne G. July 2, 2015
Loved the place. It was very nice and had a lot of charm. Great balcony, too.
The neighborhood could be a little loud at night, but nothing obnoxious. We really loved the neighborhood as a whole and the proximity to the subway was very good.
Anonymous October 25, 2011
Great place to stay in Boston. Near to local transport, shop and resturant next door. Appartment was lovely. We had a free upgrade to the penthouse suite which was great.
Leigh A. June 24, 2015
We had lots of fun it was great. Where we stayed it never took us no more then 15-20 mins to go anywhere and we drove our car around.
Geraldine G. June 3, 2015
We were delighted with the apartment, clean, everything you need and spacious. Location was good, not far from subway and shops. Would stay there again if we were in Boston.
Anonymous July 20, 2015
We absolutely loved our stay at the Penthouse at Upham's Corner. It was so nice to have the extra room that the apartment gave us, as opposed to a hotel room. The apartment was very clean and has a nice layout. The living and dining rooms have many windows each and the balcony is roomy. The restaurant next door was excellent and there is a Dunkin Donuts a mere 3 minute walk away. We felt very safe in this location. The nearest subway entrance was a little further away than we expected...about a 15-20 minute walk, but we didn't mind. If we can make our way back to Boston, we would definitely consider staying here again or at another Swank property. They have earned my trust after this pleasant experience.
Leslie T. September 28, 2015
Our family of 5 had a wonderful stay this past week. This property was very charming and met all of our needs. The kitchen was properly equipped and we had every thing we needed. The view from the deck was stunning, especially at sunset. The location was an easy walking distance to the JFK/Mass train station and we were able to easily visit the city and enjoy all of the sites that we came to see. This neighborhood is bustling and busy but the noise and traffic were never a problem. We felt very safe and we never worried about walking around or our vehicle being parked on the street. We would happily book another stay here if we should ever be in this area again.
Anonymous October 7, 2015
We arrived at the penthouse and were very pleased with the apartment but when we pulled the sheets back there was hair everywhere. Clearly the bed had been made but the sheets were not laundered. I searched for a second set of sheets to no avail. It was late so we ended up laying down towels to sleep on. I wanted to be understanding - mistakes happen after all - so I sent an email and made a phone call to the management asking to have new sheets delivered, and checked the option to notify us before they arrived. We went out in the morning and came back to clean beds, but without warning. In addition, I kindly asked to be issued a credit, at the very least for the cleaning fee since it wasn't clean when we arrived, but after 1 email and 2 phone calls I have heard nothing back from managment (I gave them a week after the first email/ call and now it has been 2 weeks since my 2nd phone call. I even talked to someone in the office and he assured me the owner would be in touch about the credit. So far nothing. In addition, there was no soap in the apartment - no hand soap, no shower soap so we had to go out and buy some for our short 3 day stay. The apartment is very nice (the rest of the apartment was clean), and we loved the outdoor patio, but management should work on being more responsive.
Carolyn P. October 20, 2015
Excellent 4 day, action packed , stay in Boston. Apartment was well-equipped, clean and comfortable, with fine view of the city. Agent (John Vassallo) provided quick help on arrival and replied very promptly to requests. Suggestion to improve might be: lock on bathroom door and mirrors in bedrooms. Recommended!
Linda M. June 2, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Penthouse. The apartment was spacious, exceptionally clean, and very well stocked with all the comforts of home. The apartment size was perfect for four adults, and the outside balcony was great for relaxing and enjoying a glass of wine. The location was wonderful, so close to restaurants, stores, and the commuter stations. Lance is a very gracious host, and always responded quickly to my inquiries. We would definitely stay here again if we have the opportunity.
Jayant A. December 29, 2011
This property features two bedroom, one bath and a spacious living and dining room with an updated kitchen. The location is wonderful as it is only minutes from downtown and six miles from Logan Airport. Highly recommend staying here.
Erin P. April 20, 2012
My family came in from out of town to run in the marathon, so we got this place for them to stay. It was very nice, newly renovated, top unit, beautiful view, fun balcony. The walk from Andrew sta is better than from JFK/Umass, more scenic, less cars. There was one snafu in that we arrived before it was cleaned so there were no clean sheets the first night, luckily i live in the area and just brought my own. The management promptly took care of it the next morning and offered a refund for the first night, so we were satisfied with the result! I'd have people stay again. It was close to the T and the highway, and easy to park on the street.
Tom B. August 7, 2012
I lived in the pnthouse i Boston 1th of June - 25th of July, and I am completely satisfied. It is a great place to stay. Highly recommended.
Anonymous August 19, 2012
We were very pleased with the appartement and its location. Would recommend without hesitation!
Perla l. September 1, 2012
It was a good experience, all was OK.
Petr J. September 10, 2012
We (my family and me) spent almost a full week in the great property on the top flor with a fabulous view over the Boston Downtown.
Lance was waiting for us personally and gave us a lot of useful info concerning stay in the town.
Thanks again, Lance!
Revital R. June 10, 2012
We enjoyed our stay. The location is a few bus stops from the subway and the property is very comfortable and nice. There isn't much to do around the property.
Christelle D. October 19, 2012
L appartement est super sympa, nous avons réservé sur le net et n avons vraiment été déçu, les informations pour récupérer les clefs vous sont communiquées 1 semaine avant votre arrivée, nous n avons jamais rencontre les personnes de l agence mais tout est indiqué dans l appart pour les joindre en cas de souci, l appart est à 4 stations de métro du centre ville, le métro est à 10 mn à pied, il y a une zone commerciale à 5 mn à pied pour y faire ces courses, n'hésitez pas c'est un très bon rapport qualité prix
Anonymous August 31, 2012
What a fantastic stay. Everything was better than expected. Check in was easy. We got in a bit early and walked in on the housekeeper. We asked if we could just drop our bags off and he was more than happy to help us. The place was clean. I will look into renting this place again.
Pam J. October 5, 2015
The property was clean but somewhat basic- not a home but a property fitted for rental - plastic glasses, plates etc for example. The description ? well, 'penthouse' simply meant it was on the top flour i.e. 3 flights of stairs with 4 pieces of luggage felt like a marathon! Not at all in the centre of Boston and not close to any attractions.
There was no real welcome pack - just 'dos and dont's so arriving towards the evening in a strange place with no information about shops, taxis or metro stations was very uncomfortable. There is a restaurant next door and, thankfully, they gave us the information about the locality. You only have to look at the view from the balcony to know it is on a busy street in the midst of car-repair shops to get the idea that the area isn't the best. There is a shopping mall 10-15 mins walk away and the metro is 20 mins walk away at least. Once you are on the metro it's just a few stops to the city centre. There was a TV but we couldn't get it work- I guess because we were foreigners and unused to the gadgetry. The wifi would was OK. The management responded quickly to our queries. Overall impression; Too far from the city in a noisy and down-market uncomfortable area. If the owners had provided an attractive folder showing all the transport, food shopping and recommended restaurants etc and maybe a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival then it might have made all the difference
Catherine K. July 17, 2013
This form does not allow enough space for me to fully explain my concerns. Thermostat was locked, we could not control. Second bed was full sized, not queen and bedroom had no windows. Window shades were missing or broken so people could see in at night. Pots and pans unusable because severely banged up and scratched nonstick lining. Street parking was not actually available because of construction and owner did not contact me to inform me and offer alternatives to getting my car towed. Toilet seat wobbly, clogged often. Every dish was chipped. Screen door torn, second door to patio didn’t close properly, making patio unusuable. I already emailed owner about my concerns two weeks ago and never heard anything from him.
Sarah R. July 10, 2013
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at the Penthouse at Upham's corner. The unit was clean and the directions for entrance were easy to follow. One issue that I think would be helpful for future guests to know is that even though the property is listed as "Boston", it is technically Dorchester. This made a difference in transportation shuttle costs to and from the airport. I'm sure the property owners want to market the rental as a Boston property, but I wish they had been honest about the location.
We didn't rent a car during our stay, but the walk to and from the T was pretty manageable. Anyone wanting to rely on public transportation will like this place, as long as they're willing to walk about 10-15 minutes to the T station.
Another bonus that I'm not sure is mentioned on the site is the access to the roof. From the penthouse, you can climb up a short flight of stairs to the roof, which offers really great views of downtown. We spent our 4th of July up there and had unbelievable views of the fireworks show. Definitely a huge plus to this property!
I contacted the property manager via email about a couple of questions while we were in Boston, and he was very prompt. Unfortunately, when I asked about a possible extended check-out time due to our delayed flight, he went ahead and charged me the $10/hour fee without getting my okay. It worked out fine, but I do wish he had waited for my authorization before charging my credit card. Just seems like proper customer service in my mind.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay in Boston, and the property worked well for us. We'd definitely consider staying there again for future visits to Boston!
Freda J. July 30, 2013
Initially after a journey of 23 hours, we were unable to access the property. This was due to a WIFI fault our server was incompatable to your company's. It was late evening, pouring with rain, luggage to cover a 3 week trip, standing by the roadside with no means of entering. Our mobile phones would not work either. Your good natured neighbour from the restaurant next door was our saviour. Perhaps you would like to know some feedback on a further couple of negatives. Firstly too many stairs.We were aware there was no lift, but the spiral staircase over three floors with maximum luggage is too much for anyone
1. A welcome pack would have been very acceptble no tea, coffee, milk
2. Toilet seat needs adjusting, moveable
3. 2nd bedroom windowless and a small double bed.
4. 1 mirror in the bathroom is insufficient.
And due to bad timeing we had heavy construction work outside the buildindfrom 6am till late afternoon.
Anonymous August 29, 2013
very nice flat, convenient,clean,perfect for a family spending a few days in Boston
Anonymous April 9, 2013
Great location for some sightseeing and attending the PAX east gaming convention. Easy walk to the T, restaurant right next door for the first night when we had no idea where to go, great view of the city.

Only downside was really dark main bedroom, the lighting made no difference to the darkness!

I'd definitely consider this rental again.
Anonymous June 17, 2013
apartment was clean and very comfortable. walk to t stop was pleasant. Boston St. is very busy and noisy, bring earplugs. great restaurant next door.
Zoe S. June 15, 2013
Overall this was a great rental. The apartment was clean and comfortable. It's in easy driving distance of most things you want to see and I paid a little less than most hotel rooms in the city.

I was traveling w/ small children and a senior so a few things to consider: The stairs are quite steep. My kids could easily go up, my mom struggled. Going down was fairly nerve wracking whether carrying the youngest or letting her climb.

The stairs open directly into the living room of the penthouse and my youngest is newly out of her crib. The I wish I had brought a baby gate for the door of her room. Instead I slept on the couch in case she got out of bed in the night.

The apartment isn't stocked with hotel and kitchen basics. Make sure you've got soaps and shampoos. Also pack in coffee grinds, salt, and pepper if you're going to use the kitchen.
Anonymous April 25, 2013
The place is clean and well furnished, with a good view of the city. Nice place to hang out.
The bathroom wash basin needs to be "snaked" as it was not draining well from the get go.
The Swank app for Android keeps crashing on my HTC phone making the "required" within 30 minutes check in and check out protocol a bit of a pain.
The window blinds are a bit old and hard to get them to roll back up without the real possibility of tearing them.
The steepness and narrowness of the stairs are not pleasant to negotiate especially with luggage.
It would be great if there was soap and shampoo. We left the shampoo and body wash we purchased so maybe the next renter will appreciate.
I left my pound cake that was baked by my Washington DC friend's wife in the refrigerator. It probably got tossed but I hope someone was curious enough to try it
The area is nice but has a reputation from the past that makes it a bit worrisome. Our friends from Boston did not let us go back at night by the T.
The atmosphere of the restaurant next door is great but that's about it - the server they have is a bit green, the bartender tend to her own flock, and in general they don't seem to express a great need for new business.

Would I rent this place again - depends on the purpose of my visit but I won't rule it out.
Anonymous September 18, 2013
The condo itself is beautiful, spacious and has all the amenities one needs to spend a week in Boston. The noise level 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. Be prepared to use the buses in this area too.