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Sawyer on Jones Hill

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Condo
  • 2
  • 2.5
  • 5
  • Condo

$99to$355 per night

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 Reviews

Average: 4.3/5 stars, based on 94 reviews

JOSEPH C M. October 14, 2018
This home is in a great location, is clean and has a nice kitchen. We enjoyed the stay.
Andy F. May 20, 2018
House was as described. Pictures on website were accurate. Location was good, close to city.We used Uber for transportation, so parking wasn't an issue. Had a few random light bulbs out. Furniture in living room had a faint unpleasant smell. Petty complaint coming....we were disappointed that the Celtics game was unavailable to us (as well as Golden State-Houston) because neither ESPN or TNT were included in the TV package.
Karen T. July 11, 2018
Beautiful building in a quaint area that is on the move with lots of improvements. Property is nicely appointed, but not within walking distance to public transportation as advertised. I would not stay here again and can not recommend this property. We couldn't get the A/C working regularly, or the TV and the toilet in the master bath ran 24/7, the latter of which we reported right away, but it got no attention for our 3-night stay.
Joe W. October 24, 2017
We had a wonderful stay...the neighborhood was very friendly and quiet. The home was comfortable and perfect for two couples. Having the floor plan posted to view was very helpful. The description said one room had a king bed but both bedrooms were queens, which was our only disappointment!
Anonymous October 23, 2016
This apartment Sawyer on Jones Hill was great, very spacious, well designed with all one needs to feel at home. The kitchen was fully equipped and really made it easy to cook great meals. Nice 10 minute walk to the Red Line Train with a rapid access to all sites Boston has to offer. Friendly quiet neighbourhood. All that is said in the description is exactly what you get. We have rented many very nice apartments over the years. We want high quality. We shall definitely rent this apartment again on a future trip to Boston.
Karen B. November 1, 2016
This condo provided everything we needed for quick access to the T line into the city, while offering a quiet neighborhood experience. We felt like locals but could easily get into Boston each day to explore. We had everything we needed to cook in house meals. Our only issue was temperature regulation that is not controlled within the house, but rather by the property manager. Once we got it regulated which took 2 days of communication, it was fine.
Don A. June 2, 2018
Great place to stay. Close to everything. Local restaurants were good. Quiet neighborhood. Interior was spacious and clean. Outside landscaping needs a bit of attention. No ESPN or sports channels on TV.
Joseph E. November 16, 2016
The overall condition of the property was very good. It had been updated with new appliances, hardwood floors, marble countertops, etc. However, the place wasn't very clean when we entered it. Bathrooms that needed cleaning and some garbage left on the floors. My biggest complaint is that when we went to use the kitchen there was basically nothing in the cupboards to spice up any meal. Salt, sugar and oil were the only things available. No pepper or any other spices. I have been at several vrbo's where the spice rack is full and they go out of their way to make you want to come back. Besides being a nice place it was "missing something". If you can't find anything else then this is a good 2nd or 3rd place to stay.
Frank U. November 21, 2016
Unit was very well appointed and roomy. Great kitchen and dining room. Its a pleasant walk to restaurants, etc. but its hilly, so not for everyone. On-street parking is fine, not always real close but never too bad. The subway/train system works well to go downtown, and is kind of a fun adventure (and there is parking near the station). Neighbors and pretty much everybody we met in Boston were friendly and helpful!
Anonymous September 18, 2017
Nice place..great for two adult couples as connecting bathroom in each bedroom. Kitchen well equipped and nice open concept floor plan. Only complaint is could hear upstairs neighbors walking around.
Breanna D. February 25, 2017
This was the second time my friends and I stayed at this location. Very impressed both times. Uber ride to TD was a little far, but not too bad!
Anonymous November 8, 2015
Great apartment - open floor plan. Plenty of room for the four of us. Huge kitchen for cooking and socializing. No problem parking on the street. Easy access driving to Boston and environs. Would definitely stay there again.
Elizabeth H. July 3, 2017
We're a family of 5 (parents and 3 teens) and we loved the Sawyer unit. We've stayed in a lot of vacation rental units and this one was one of the best furnished that we've seen. The kitchen was amazing! And we love having 2.5 bathrooms! We walked to the Savin Hill T station, about half a mile away, and we were in 'town' in no time. The unit was sparking clean and the communication from Swank was above-average. We received all the info we needed thru the app. I would definitely stay here again!
Oona J. August 9, 2017
I am giving the overall experience 3stars ONLY because the stress induced by Swank's protocols and the threat of being charged extra for any infraction did indeed take away from our overall experience.
-Notices about charges for any noise complaints whatsoever?

CHARGING FEE PENALTIES:
- for set up and take down of
a grill?

-Charging if keys were not placed exactly or towels, BUT NOT duvet covers or shams???

-Being out of unit by an EXACT time AND confirming via their app
- If you don't use their app and they have to send you an email of entry codes????

We get they are trying to guard against issues, but the constant threat of extra charges was taken to too a new level in our opinion and we are world travelers and frequent Homeaway users. It seemed excessive for vacationers just trying to relax.

We get that the resident managers upstairs may not want much interaction with lodgers, but it felt like we were corresponding with an internet bot.
David M. June 22, 2016
Very good communications from Swank. Very clean home and well appointed.

Worked well for us.
Lisa W. July 26, 2016
The condo was amazing. Very comfortable. Everything you need. Great location. Friendly neighbors. We loved sitting on the porch in the evening. The short walk to the train was enjoyable and a nice way to start our day.
Linda S. August 14, 2018
Our experience was fantastic! The apartment was just a few minutes walk from the train and extremely clean! We had a great time!
Sheryl E. June 27, 2016
We had a great time..the condo is well appointed, very clean and was actually in a good area if you are able to walk to the T station which is about a 20 minute walk at a good pace. There is a good breakfast/lunch spot (McKenna's) and Savin Scoop ice cream is great. The drive to downtown if you have a car is actually not too bad even considering the traffic. It worked great for us -- two adult couples. When we got there they were short on hangars and a lightbulb -- we had someone there within 20 minutes to make that good. We would stay there again. It could use a bit of a touch up of paint in spots but I would still stay there because it was quite nice and extremely clean.
José M. August 12, 2016
The condo was wonderfull! The location is perfect for a visit to downtown Boston. The parking on street was a bit of a hassle. It was very busy and we had to search for a parking space several times. Also the condo is not very sound proof because we could hear the music of the upstairs neighbours. But we had a realy good time there and would certainly come back.
Charlotte A. April 5, 2016
Very good experience, lovely house with good beds, awesome shower, TV, electricity and many bathrooms! Perfect for a family or a few friends.
The key system is very smart and secure. Neighbourhood quite sketchy though, and very far from metro station.

I would only say that I would have prefered if the deposit money of $500 had been given back sooner rather than 2 weeks later. And in general, the place was quite expensive, even more than a hotel. But lovely.
Sabrina M. September 13, 2016
Perfect accomodation in a large 2 bedrooms (and 2.5 bathroom - very nice when you are 5 people!!) with everything you can expect.
Nice neighbourhood (hello ''Shanti'' restaurant : delicious indian kitchen!) in a safe area.
Easy parking on street.
Catherine W. September 1, 2016
Fantastic. The house was very spacious. The kitchen was generous but the cooking equipment was basic but with only the two of us it was not a problem. The washer and dryer were very efficient and washing liquid was provided. Dishwasher was a bonus. Previous guests identified restaurants within the vicinity but we were after groceries and had to work out where to go. We discovered a supermarket called Brothers walking distance from the house which served us well on the first night, and discovered Wholefoods just south of the city with free parking the next day. We never had a problem with the street parking and usually found a park right outside the house.
Anonymous October 5, 2016
Condo was spacious and clean. Beds comfortable. It was the perfect home away from home for the 4 days we were there. . Very easy to get to the subway. We had no need to use our car, parked it and rode on the subway to everywhere we wanted to go.
Taylor D. October 6, 2016
I had a great stay, loved the space and layout, great spot!!
Brenda E. August 21, 2016
We had a great time staying in this condo. Driving in Boston is nuts! If you have your own car I suggest you park it and use the taxi/uber or subway services available. I highly recommend the hop on hop off tour it is a must for seeing all of the sights.
Rita P. October 3, 2016
Our stay in Boston at was great. The pictures of the condo were very accurate. Very clean, good location, close to subway and restaurant. I would suggest for all of us old folks that are not tec savvy that they should give directions on the TV. Also they lock up ALL cleaning supplies. It would be nice if they would leave something out so the person staying could keep up on cleaning and not have to buy cleaning product.
Amanda A. September 30, 2016
Sawyer unit
patricia m. September 21, 2013
we had a lovely stay in dorchester for family wedding the apt was great very clean and in great condition everything you needed for a family holiday
Anonymous October 29, 2013
The neighborhood is not very desirable. Some homes are run down. I suggest directions for the unusual garbage disposal. Nicely decorated and large. The apartment was clean for the most part but kitchen rug was dirty. The chair in the den is tearing apart and looks bad. Other than those few things, it was nice and clean. The management company called to check on us the first morning and we reported unruly guests upstairs who had a scuffle during the night, cussing and breaking things, turning on the bright outside lights. That resolved itself in minutes, though scary at the time. We would possibly stay there again. It was a pretty nice place in a questionable neighborhood but we were fine and the apartment is very secure with two locking doors from the outside.
Anonymous October 13, 2016
We can recommend the flat absolutly. We had a nice stay. Everything was clean. Tastful furniture. Everything you need was there. Unfortunately we can`t control the heating with the app. But we were assisted by mail. Unfortunately sometimes started the air blower of the heating in the deep in the night, so we woke up. Nevertheless we enjoyed our stay a lot.
Becky L. June 16, 2013
This property is nearly perfect ... very clean, well furnished, 10 min walk to T, great management. However, neighbors upstairs were definitely not quiet or considerate. They stay up well past midnight and are up by 6:30a. You have no trouble hearing every thump of their footsteps. They also have no problem talking loudly in the house's common spaces like the front door or back porch area. If you are looking for quiet, restful property this might not be for you ... or just bring along some ear plugs as this place is really quite nice.
Harold F. July 30, 2016
We had a great stay at this property. It was well located and fairly close to everything we wanted to do in Boston.
Mary K. August 22, 2016
Excellent.
Could use end tables I the living room.
Richard F. October 4, 2013
We were so unhappy to come into a dirty unit after a hectic drive thru Boston. Did not like getting an answering sevice. After the place was cleaner it was a great place to visit Boston from. Easy access to the T. Beautiful house.
Anonymous June 3, 2014
Overall this was a great experience. Parking was helpful. Everything was clean and orderly. The wifi was extremely fast. Everything you could need is in the apartment including pots and pans to cook. The only slight downside is that the walk from the station to the apartment doesn't feel the safest at night but I think using normal common-sense in an urban area would ensure that you're fine.
Jeanne r. November 6, 2013
L'appartement est magnifique, calme, tout est prévu pour que rien ne manque, pas besoin de penser au sel, au liquide vaisselle, tout est là!!! Nous étions 4 adultes et deux enfants (1 an et 5 ans). Même pour eux: des ballons mous, une chaise haute, un lit était prévus. Le seul soucis a été qu'à notre arrivée un petit bout du ménage restait à faire: dans les heures qui ont suivis, le gérant était venu nous voir et l'équipe de m;enage venait finir son travail. Bref, nous savons où revenir à notre prochaine visite à Boston: là, et c'est rare que notre famille soit unanime!
Anonymous April 27, 2014
A very comfortable rental with lots of charm. The management team was very prompt in answering email questions and very professional. The location was challenging as we had older parents along who were having knee problems-the walk to the T was about 10 blocks and very hilly. It was very difficult to get a taxi. Our stay was quiet and relaxing. I'd recommend highly if you are with a party that is able to walk.
Gloria S. December 18, 2013
Overall the house was in excellent conditions in terms of furnishing, decoration, clean etc.. Only the location as we are from a foreign country we did not know this was a dangerous suburb as some friends from Boston told us. We did not had problem anyway but also we did not walk in the neighbour, just park and go
Diana C. November 21, 2013
This is modern apartment comprising the entire first floor of large home in the Savin Hill area of Boston.

Though it's in the suburbs with not much in the way of sights and attractions, we chose this rental for it's accessibility, free parking and spaciousness.

We give this 'Almost Perfect' review because it was lacking a few basic kitchen and bathroom amenities ie, a tea kettle, non stick fry pan and some shelving in the shower.

The apartment could have been cleaner as the kitchen rug was quite stained and there were linens tossed into a chest without being folded which gave me the impression they had not been washed.

It didn't help to read that at check out we should take the sheets off the bed but leave the duvet cover and shams again, leading me to believe these are not washed between guests.

That said, the rental is very much as advertised and we did enjoy our stay.






Kathleen M. August 13, 2014
The place was very clean and comfortable. The neighborhood is quite diverse and close to transportation. The glasses and wine glasses were all chipped and dangerous to drink from. The cooking pans are of poor condition, so don't plan on doing a lot of cooking there. But we were on vacation anyway, so we went out to dinner. I would go again.
Julie S. June 11, 2014
I have never used a vacation rental before. I can not imagine having a better experience than we did with Swank properties. We had great communication with the staff who answered every question I had promptly. We loved staying in a Boston neighborhood so that we got to see what things were like outside the city as well as inside. The property was immaculate and had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and it's a great place for a group since it has 2 1/2 baths. It was very easy to take the train into the city. We live in a very rural area and have never used public transportation before, so we were nervous about using the train. However, it was so convenient, inexpensive and fast! Not only that, the people who live in the Savin Hill neighborhood are extremely friendly. More than once, they helped us by answering questions or just by saying a friendly hello. We ate at some of the finest restaurants in Boston, yet our favorite spot was the Savin Hill Kitchen and Bar. It is only a few minutes from the house. We loved using Swank properties and would do it again in a minute. I hope we can visit Boston again, and I'll definitely use Swank Properties!
Lynn G. July 10, 2014
Upon our arrival, we were pleasantly surprised to see the size of the apartment. The pictures did not do it justice! The place was clean and welcoming after our long drive. I know that most people would be satisfied with the kitchen apparel but as foodies (4 of us) who love to cook we found many things spatulas, 3 wine glasses, 3 coffee mugs, no cookie sheets and limited frying pans so if breakfast is all you are planning on doing you will be fine. The instructions for arriving, departing and using the electronics are clear and simple which made things easy. All in all a wonderful stay! P.S. If you expect to sit out back and enjoy the sun with a cup of coffee or glass of wine forget it! The backyard needs much attention and is not in a state to receive guests. It would be a huge asset if that could be added to the apartments appeal!
Anonymous September 24, 2014
Really nice condo. Large bedrooms both with ensuite. Would recommend.
Sumeet M. November 18, 2014
We were in Boston for an Exec program with MIT - the best part of the place was the easy 10 min walk to the T - Sawyer Hill station on the red line direct to MIT.
Kristin A. September 18, 2014
We arrived slightly late (10:30pm) and immediately noticed that despite the rental being advertised as 'sleeps 6' with a 'sofa bed' and 'other bed', this property only slept 4... No sofa bed, and the 'other bed' was missing 2 cushions and therefore was unusable. I called Swank properties 3 times that night and was told by the answering service that they would page it out and I would get a call back. I never did. I called again in the AM with the same problems, paged out, and NO response. I finally sent a complaint email, a fix it form and one other repair form online. I FINALLY received a response by email, and they did drop off an extra fold out bed/couch that day. Also, if it claims to have AC, you should be able to adjust the temperature. But instead, the console was locked, so if you were still hot, too bad. The kitchen overall wasn't horrible, but the dishes there to use were not kept up well (cracked/chipped plates and glasses, a plastic measuring cup that was cracked so bad liquid leaked out while trying to measure!) Overall, this was a very disappointing experience as I have stayed in many other well maintained VRBOs.
Anonymous April 27, 2015
Das Haus war super. 2 Sachen haben aber nicht gestimmt: die beschichtenen Pfannen waren nicht zu gebrauchen, und bitte aufpassen dass Sie ihr Auto nicht vorm Hydrant parken, unseres wurde nämlich abgeschleppt, und es war eine große Aufregung.
Anonymous October 20, 2014
The location was great. Space is great, Easy parking & nice walk to public transportation. Wasn't clean-floors very dirty throughout, all items used in kitchen were dirty, sticky or chipped. Entire place could use a fresh coat of paint. And the noise from upstairs neighbors was loud late into night. I would recommend due to the positives but beware & plan accordingly for the negatives.
Anonymous October 19, 2014
This property was large and ideal for 2 couples. Conveniences like washer/dryer, nice kitchen, comfortable living area, good dining area, big bedrooms. One of the shower stalls seemed a bit dirty although according to management it was just discolored grout, but the shower door did have some scum on it. There were some things that needed attention...handle on shower faucet fell off, dinnerware chipped or odd numbers/not enough, washer stunk inside. Area where property is located has a subway stop a fair walk away, so you spend a lot of time on the subway to get to tourist/historical spots. It was well priced for the Boston area.
Anonymous November 27, 2014
This was a great place for 2 couples. Nice to have our ensuites. Good location for access to south and east of Boston, Close to U of Mass, 15 mintues from airport...if you make the correct turns, Boston is difficult to drive in. Check out AntiqueLimousine if you would like a personal tour of Boston.
Anonymous September 2, 2014
The rental was very clean and modern. We liked that all the information was available via an app. The only drawback was that it was a little far from the downtown area, but we knew that when we rented it. The Savin Hill Subway was about a half a mile down the hill and very easy to find. If u need to be in the downtown area by a particular time you should allow yourself about an hour to allow for any wait times ans transferring within the subway.