About the Homestay
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 twenty seven years. We have hosted guests both domestic and international from more than thirty 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 at a nominal cost.
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.
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
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
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- 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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Half Board
Diet Type available on request
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.
Marla is a wonderful host. She is so caring, reliable and such a loveable person. Her house is big and very clean and so nice furnished that you will feel at home at once. She hosts a couple of guests at the same time so you'll probably meet a lot of international people there. I made a lot of friends during my stay:-)
Her house is located in a beautiful and quiet neighbourhood (I always felt safe) and you can reach downtown and all other places in Boston easily via red line and bus connections. You walk 3 minutes to the next T station (Boston's metro) and bus station.
I had dinner with her and the other guests every day and she cooks delicious fresh meals (vegetarian and vegan on demand as well) and provides breakfast everyday.
I loved my stay at her house and would like to return anytime!!! Thank you so much for everything, Marla and Junior:-)
Marla ist a great host! I had a wonderful stay at her lovely home and would always stay with her again. Thank you so much Marla!
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marla's house is beautiful
Clean and safe.
his dog majaji is very funny.
My stay was very good.
thank you very much mrs marla
Marla is a very kind and supportive lady who will provide a home away from home with several decades of host experience. Her place is very beautiful, clean and neat looking, just like a museum, and the rooms are spacious. The neighborhood is safe and easy to commute, being 3 minutes walk away from the redline train station. Because of her good reputation, her place can be full of bookings, but she would still be willing to support with any possible availability if you reach out to her. She can also provide really useful insider tips about Boston life. I had a great experience staying at Marla’s place.
Marla is very helpful and fun. I definitely recommend her homestay to anyone traveling to Boston. I enjoyed every bit of my stay .
Marla is an excellent host. Her house is beautiful and she really does work hard to make sure her guests are comfortable and feel at home. I would absolutely stay here again.
Marla is a great host and a wonderful person. I spent almost 3 weeks at her home. She makes her house a home for others and I really appreciate that. Everything is clean and the house is beautiful. I love the New England style. Marla is a helpful person and always open for a conversation. Her son Clifford is also very nice. The location close to the T (red line) is great to go fast to Boston downtown. I can recommend that homestay. When I return to Boston, I will book again.
Thank you again Marla! I wish you and your son all the best.
I had an amazing time staying at Marla's place! I slept well, ate well and learned a lot! I felt part of the community, interacting with Marla, the other guests and the bostonians (who were very friendly). I couldn't of achieved what I set out to do without her (Boston Marathon PB!). A big thank you to Marla and everyone who is involved in helping people to experience the Boston lifestyle, affordably. (P.s I had such a good time, I was leaving in tears! Lol!)
Marla is one of the most wonderful people I knew. She is a warm, brilliant, open-minded person. Her House is like a piece of art and is always clean and tidy.
Very nice and family-friendly neighborhood.
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.