About the Homestay
We are a family living in Boston with a 7 min walk to two different subway stations.
We offer rooms to international students who are here to learn English or visit.
The environment is very friendly and we offer a quiet and comfortable setting for our guests.
We treat you like a family member when you stay at our home.
We provide a light breakfast and optional [with increased fee] dinner.
There is a communal room where most students will come together to eat dinner.
There is plently of space in the home, our house is referred to as a "triple-decker" where there are three large apartments with 3 full bathrooms.
We also offer students a fridge to store and prepare food.
Living in the home is the host Mother father and son.
There is wireless internet, a living room, and a very inviting atmosphere. In total there are 15 rooms in the home and a communal TV room where students can interact. The host mother is originally from Ireland.
We are located on the Red Line which takes 20 minutes to get to downtown crossing.
**We have very few rules, however one thing we have zero tolerance for is drugs (marijuana and any other substance) and alcohol. We have had students in the past who smoke marijuana and even if they aren’t smoking inside, there is a lingering smell on their clothes which disturbs other students and family (family members have asthma and other respiratory issues). Therefore if you smoke marijuana or plan to party, this is not the ideal environment for that.
If you smoke cigarettes it has to be away from the home (not on porches or in your room). If you are a smoker and this is an issue please be up front about it.
Also we don’t like to have extra people in the house, therefore additional guests are not permitted as we don’t have any information on who they are and we don’t want to create an unsafe environment.
Please feel free to ask any questions and I will be glad to help!
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in a safe and convenient area of Boston. There are some local small shops but the bigger shops are in downtown. I am sure you will feel comfortable in our home as we have had a lot of experience with international students.
Local Area Facilities
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Please be respectful of others. No smoking inside the home or on the porches, host mother has respiratory issues. No drug (including marijuana) use or excessive drinking. We ask that you are courteous of others. The Rooms are rented 1 person per room, unless you have spoken to us beforehand regarding your situation. No guests allowed for the safety of the family.
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
I had a wonderful stay, Mary and her husband Michel were very kind and made my stay very enjoyable, taking care of every student. I had a lot of space in the house and in my room, and the food tasted great, I recommend this family !
Very fiendly homestay, very nice, open and helpful people. And Mary is a great cook :) I will miss everyone there!
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.