About the Homestay

Cosmopolitan Historical
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

My name is Marla. I live in Boston's Ashmont Hill with my son Clifford and we own a small lap-sized dog. We are proud to have been a host family for nineteen years. We have hosted guests both domestic and international from more than twenty-five different countries including students attending English language schools and universities in the Boston.

I own a Georgian Colonial home. We have plenty of space between our common areas, front ad back yard. In my home every guest has a private room (furnished with a desk and chair, bed table, dresser, private closet, bookshelves and a double or single sized bed). Strong wi-fi is available for everyone. The laundry facility is available to all but guest are expected to purchase their own laundry detergent. Continental breakfast is available to everyone and dinner is served family style seven days a week upon request.

Commuting is easy. I live only a short 3 – 5 minute walk from the MBTA Ashmont Station on the Red Line. Ashmont Station provides direct access to the entire transit system, the Commuter rail, Amtrack train lines and Logan Airport.

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Games Room
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm

Bedrooms available for booking

Note 7 night min stay 

   

North Guest Room
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

*the room has a ceiling fan but not an air conditioner

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$32
Country Flair Room
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

*the room has a ceiling fan but not an air conditioner

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$32
Le Boudior Room
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

*the room has a ceiling fan but not an air conditioner

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$32
Conservatory Room
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

*the room has a ceiling fan but not an air conditioner

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$32
Sun Room
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

*the room has a ceiling fan but not an air conditioner

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$32
The Sitting Room
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

*the room has a ceiling fan but not an air conditioner

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$32
Safari Room
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

*the room has a ceiling fan but not an air conditioner

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$32
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About the Area

The Dorchester neighborhood established in 1630. The current mayor of Boston is from Dorchester. Dorchester is steadily being invested into by the city of Boston. Our 250 Ashmont street home is located within the ward 16. We are 2 miles from the ocean and 4 miles from downtown. The neighborhood has a great hospital, plenty of local restaurants, pubs and museums. There are plenty of bus stops and train terminals.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

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
  • Half Board
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian

House Rules

1) No alcohol, drugs, weed, tobacco or candles in the house
2) No parties
3) No eating in any room except for the kitchen
4) Ask before bringing friends over (you can bring friends over but just ask first)
5) Put things back in place and don't leave anything behind
6) In the bathroom, throw away the hair that falls off or was cut off. Do not leave hair behind in the bathroom
7) Always flush the toilet and leave the seat down
8) leave the bathroom door open when your done using it
9) Use the towels in your room for showering and only the towels in the bathroom for drying hands after washing them
10) Clean tooth paste from the sink when done using it
11) Keep your room nice and neat
12) When leaving the house always have keys and remember to lock the door

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

12 Reviews

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    Turkey
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    December 2018

    It was my first experience with homestay but I am very happy to choose Marla. She has been not only a homewoner but also a friend, a sister and a relative to me. I am very very happy to be able to meet someone like her. Thank you for everything Marla.

    Dew Tamer

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marla  in ,

    Thank you Dew. Of course I feel the same way about you. You impressed me as a very strong, determined woman who has the very best interests for her family. I admire you! It is a pleasure to include you in our family tree.

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    Brazil
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    It was an excellent homestay experience in Marla's home. Marla is a lovely and helpful host, she made me feel very welcome. We talked much about America's culture (food, Politics, history, weather...etc). She gave me good advice where to buy clothes, where to have my hair cut, she even took me for a ride in her car to show me the places in Dorchester, it was one of the best day I had in Boston. Beside that, Marla makes a very delicious meal and I really miss it. Thank you Marla for all, you were so kind to me.

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    Homestay Host Family Marla  in ,

    Having Humberto as a new member of my family was an honor! Humberto is a polite, mannerly, gentleman. He was inquisitive about Boston and American life. It was enlightening and fun to have discussions with him Humberto was a clean, quiet, respectful guest. It was a pleasure to have welcomed him to our home. I hope to have the pleasure of hosting him and even his family again.

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    United States
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2018

    Great host and a wonderful person, I have never felt more welcome !!!! I can honestly say the experience will have a long lasting impression on me..

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marla  in ,

    Thank you James. Thank you for coming to my hone and "joining" our family. We are richer to have you!

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    France
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2018

    I really enjoyed my stay there : the house is well located and affordable and most of all : Marla was very helpful and gave me a lot of tips to discover the beautyful city of Boston.
    I forgot to mention his son and daughter who were friendly as well.

    Don't hesitate to choose Marla's Home : you will feel at home !

    Thank you so much for everything Marla and take care !

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    United States
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    Boarding at Marla's beautiful mansion in Dorchester was a wonderful experience! Marla is so gracious in everything and makes everyone feel relaxed and welcome in her home. I could not have been more happy with the arrangement. Thank you for being YOU. Reiner

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marla  in ,

    Thank you for bringing out the best in all of us. You will always have a home in Boston.

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    Brazil
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    For me was a excellent experience, because Marla Dixon is a excelent homestay and your home is beatiful, organizeded, clean and confortable. The localization is very good and near at the Red Station.

    The Nixon's house is like a good hotel is a perfect place to stay.

    Marla, thank you for everything!

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    United States
    Age 75+

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    Great House and great Hostess. Marla is cordial and totally organized; and everything is super clean and comfortable. Neighborhood is safe, house is easy to find, and transportation is most convenient: T goes straight to South Station (for connection to airport) and Harvard Square. Ashmont T station (end of one part of RED line) is only 2 short blocks away, just past All Saints Church.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marla  in ,

    It was wonderful to have Bernie as a guest. It is my hope that all of my guests will feel at home and become part of our family.

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    Vietnam
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2017

    It’s a pleasure to stay at Marla’s place. Her house is a historic house; it’s well decorated. The neighbourhood is safe you don’t have to worry if sometimes you are home late. The house was always neat & clean when I was there. It was kept warm during the winter. Hot water and internet worked well. You just feel like home. You will get to meet students or working adults from various places all over the world. When I was there, there were 2 German, 1 Spanish, 1 Japanese, 1 Saudi Abrarian, 2 Vietnamese etc. We have dinner together almost every night you won’t feel lonely. Marla and her son are kind and helpful. You can ask them and have answers for almost everything about the city. The only thing is there are a lot of dolls in the house which I’m quite afraid of, but this is just a very personal thing. Overall I have a pleasant time at Marla’s place I will miss it very much and would recommend it to everyone else.

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    Japan
    Age 18 - 24

    4 hearts
    September 2017

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

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2017

    Thank you for everything, Marla. I really enjoyed my time and would recommend this homestay anytime. Marla is great cook and her family is very nice and friendly.

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