About the Homestay
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!
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
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
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
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.
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! :)
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.
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.
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.
Everything was fine. Great location to explore Boston (public trans).....
This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
Lynda was a great host, friendly and very helpful at all times, providing us with everything needed for a good breakfast. Only disadvantage of the room was the room divider made of wooden planks to the guestroom next to us. Every word and especially the snoring was being heard clearly.
Lynda bietet eine preisgünstige Unterkunft in Boston. Ihr Haus liegt in einem ruhigen Vorort von Boston und ist gut erreichbar. Vielen Dank für die gute Übernachtungsmöglichkeit!
Lynda was a wonderful host. Lynda provided a good variety of breakfasts each day and ensured that we were comfortable during our stay. The neighbourhood is nice and peaceful with shops and restaurants nearby. The bus stop to take you to the trains for Boston Downtown area was only a short walk away (5-10 minutes). The house was spotlessly clean and Lynda was accessible if we needed anything. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay with Lynda. Thank you for hosting us, we enjoyed our stay with you.
She was very nice host, and thanks to her help I spent good times