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

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Check-in date must be before 18 May 2020

Available for given dates

Twin beds
From $33 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
$55
$75
Weekly Price
$310
$450
Monthly price
$1,000
$1,500
Daybed/Trundle
From $33 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This small room has a daybed with a trundle underneath. When both beds are being used there is very little room to walk between them. Shared kitchen and bathroom with up to 6 other guests.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$55
$75
Weekly Price
$310
$400
Monthly price
$1,000
$1,250
Two twin beds/Futon
From $33 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room on the third floor has two twin beds and a futon couch that can be used as another bed. It has a shared bathroom and kitchen with up to 6 other guests. This room is separated from the room next door by a bifold door.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
$55
$75
Weekly Price
$310
$450
Monthly price
$1,000
$1,500
Full bed/twin
From $33 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is a large bedroom with a comfortable full size bed and a twin bed. There is a shared bathroom with up to 6 other guests and kitchen. It is separated from the room next door by a bifold door.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
$55
$75
Weekly Price
$310
$450
Monthly price
$1,000
$1,500
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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
  • 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.

24 Reviews

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Portugal
    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    October 2019

    Lynda is a doer. Although she had issues with the house's heating she was nonetheless able to prepare a room for us and host us for the night. She gave us great tips about what to see, eat and do around Boston. As can be read on the Homestay description, Lynda has lots of rules for her house. All of them are understandable, mostly common sense rules. I see the need to make them explicit when you host people from all over the world, coming from different cultural backgrounds. Still we found the rule debriefing to be too overwhelming and hard to keep track, specially for someone that was staying for a single night. Make sure to keep focused while you get the rules' briefing. Anyway, all went swiftly, and it seems we didn't break any major rule :) The neighbourhood is quiet and it is easy to park around. The house, mostly a wood based construction, shows the usual signs of aging, with some crackling sounds as you walk around. Nevertheless everything was tidy and comfortable. Our room was spacious and properly furnished.

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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.

How do I book?

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When do I pay?

Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.

When can I share my contact details?

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