About the Homestay

Urban Modern
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

My home is located in Roslindale. It is about a 15 minute bus ride to Forest Hills Station where you can access the orange line to go Downtown. You may also walk 15 minutes to the Bellevue commuter rail stop and take the purple line into downtown. My home is 7.9 miles to Harvard University in Cambridge. It takes 29 minutes to drive by car and about 55 minutes by subway. I live in a multi-family home with my significant other Fred. I am a certified ESL teacher who teaches first grade. Fred works for Uber. We love seeing movies, going to the Gym, taking Yoga classes, and dancing. Our home is located in Roslindale which is a very safe place with lots of exciting things to do. Roslindale Village has lots of quaint shops and delicious restaurants. You may walk there in about 10 minutes or take a short bus ride. Dedham Legacy Place is about a 15-20 minute bus ride away. This mall has lots of shopping, restaurants/bars, a movie theatre and even Kings Bowling.
We love to host travelers and students from around the world. Our house has bedrooms on the first, second and third floors for guests/travelers. There are 2 shared bathrooms for all students/travelers to use. Check-in time is at 6pm and check out time is 8 am.
Please be sure to ask me for directions to my house before you are due to arrive. I ask that you do not give out my personal information and home address to strangers. Please be proactive and find out how to get to my house beforehand. I also ask that you do not disturb my neighbors. If for some reason I am not home please wait patiently on my porch.

Each bedroom can have a single or double occupancy. We have a relaxing outdoor space with garden furniture in the spring and summertime. I expect you to cancel one month prior to your arrival date in order to receive a 50% refund. I also expect to receive 50% payment up to one week after you book the room and the other 50% upon arrival in cash. Thank you!

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm

Bedrooms available for booking

Note 29 night max stay 

   

3rd floor room with twin bed
From $41 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$52
Weekly Price
$327
Double bed
From $61 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$76
$85
Weekly Price
$481
$535
Two twin beds
From $57 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$72
$80
Weekly Price
$453
$504
full bed
From $57 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is a large bedroom with a comfortable full size bed. There is a shared bathroom and kitchen.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$72
$80
Weekly Price
$453
$504
Twin beds
From $57 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room has two twin beds. It has a closet, wardrobe organizer, hamper, table, lamp, chair. The bathroom is shared with other travelers.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$72
$80
Weekly Price
$453
$504
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About the Area

Our house is located in trendy Roslindale. The bus stop is a five minute walk from our house and will take you to Forest Hills Station. From there you access the orange line to travel into Downtown Boston . There are lots of restaurants/bars/shops in Roslindale Village. Dedham Legacy Place is a short bus ride away. There is a movie theatre, bowling alley, restaurants, Whole Foods, and lots of shopping at dedham Legacy Place.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station

Meals

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Lactose Intolerant
  • Nut Allergies

House Rules

There is no smoking inside the home. You may smoke outside in the backyard near the tree and dispose of your cigarette in the ash tray. No drugs allowed. No visitors/pets allowed. All guest are expected to clean up after themselves especially in the kitchen and bathroom and to be quiet after 10 pm. Please limit your one shower per day to 10 minutes. There is laundry in the basement. You will need 4.50 in quarters to do one load. There is also a 50 cent charge for a cap full of detergent and/or bleach. A light breakfast is provided and included in your cost. If you would like to have dinner at home it can be provided at an additional cost. You are not allowed to use the stove. You are allowed to use the microwave and refrigerator. Please let me know if you have a car and will need a parking spot. Check-in time is 6pm and check out time is 9 am. Please do not disturb my neighbors. There are two tandem parking spots in the driveway. If you choose to park in one of them then you will need to be flexible about moving your car if you are blocking someone. If you are blocking someone and go out for the day you must move your car to a spot on the street. In the winter you will be responsible for shoveling out your car if it snows. Do not park in front of the fire hydrant because you will get a ticket. The thermostats are set so please do not touch them or try to change the setting. You are allowed to use only the first floor back porch.

Smoking is not allowed.

22 Reviews

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    Costa Rica
    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    October 2018

    This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Colombia
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    Lynda was super nice and everything was very clean. I will definitely stay again when going back to visit Boston :)

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    United States
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    Lynda was awesome. Exceeded my expectations. Clean Kewl place.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lynda in ,

    Thank you so much Stanley! You are welcome back anytime!

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    It was a great experience. Her communication was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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    China
    Age 35 - 44

    4 hearts
    August 2018

    She is very nice.She did many things for us.We had a good experience.

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    I had a very pleasant stay at Lynda's house. She is a great host and took very good care of me during my stay. The house is super clean and I felt very comfortable for the moment I entered. I would definitely recommend Lynda's house to anyone who is looking for a nice, welcoming and super clean place in Boston! :)

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    Japan
    Age 18 - 24

    1 heart
    November 2017

    the heater was so bad it wasn't good and bed was near window that it was so cold that I got bad flue and it made my sightseeing plan ruined.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lynda in ,

    Takuma, this review is absolutely not true. The heater is working just fine. Other guests who stayed with me at the same time as you were very comfortable. If you felt the heater was not working then why didn’t you tell me so I could check on it for you? I asked you numerous times if everything was ok and if you needed anything. Why didn’t you mention this? If I stayed somewhere and thought the heater was not working then I would feel responsible to tell my host. Communication is very important. Please communicate with your host in the future. Take care!

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    England
    Age 65 - 74

    4 hearts
    November 2017

    The facilities were very good, our only concern was that we might have had to share the apartment with strangers and there was no lock on the bathroom door. In the event we did not have to share and in all other ways would have rated this stay with 5 hearts.

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    India
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    October 2017

    Madam Lynda has been a wonderful host throughout my stay at her place. She is loving, caring and very respectful to her guests. On the very first day, she had very clearly communicated everything about the apartment which was very important to me. She had been very sweet and kind to serve me light breakfast every day and delicious cupcakes on some-days. Most importantly, her standards of cleanliness are to a very next level. I must say she is the most clean-freak person I have ever seen in my life. I first thought she was a germophobe with an OCD for neatness, but I soon realized that her intention was to accommodate her guests in a neat and clean place. So dear Lynda's future guests, you would stay 100% healthy at Lynda's place because bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms would never mess up with Madam Lynda :). I definitely recommend her place for everyone who is looking forward to staying at her place.

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    Germany
    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    October 2017

    Everything was fine. Great location to explore Boston (public trans).....

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