About the Homestay
My name is Marla . We live in Ashmont Hill. I own one lap-sized dog. My son, Clifford and I are proud to have been a host family for students attending schools and universities in the greater Boston area for the past nineteen years. We have hosted students both domestic and international from more than twenty-five different countries and continent.
I own a 28 room Georgian Colonial home. I utilize 20 rooms for my family’s private use. In my home every student has a private room furnished with a desk and chair, bed table, dresser, private closet, bookshelves and a bed that may be double or single sized. Wi-fi is available for everyone. Students are expected to purchase their own laundry detergent, but the laundry facility is available to all students. Students have the choice to have a room or room and board. I offer a Continental breakfast. Dinner is served family style seven days a week. Limited off street parking is available.
Ashmont Hill was settled as one of Boston’s first suburbs and has consistently been one of its most desirable residential neighborhoods. The majestic, large homes were once the summer estates of the residents of Beacon Hill in the 1800’s. Today, Ashmont Hill has a multi racial, diverse population.
I live only a short 3 – 5 minute walk from Ashmont Station – home to the Red Line. The newly built station includes business offices, restaurants and shops as well as condominiums. The Red Line directly accesses the Commuter rail, South Station for Amtrack Trains and Logan Airport, the Orange Line, downtown Boston, the Cambridge centers of Kendall Square, Central Square and, most importantly, Harvard Square. Although Ashmont is not one of your identified areas, demographically speaking, it is a much easier commute to your school. Because you would be only a 3-5 minute walk to Ashmont Station, and would get off of the train right at Harvard University without having to make any connections; without being out in the weather; without any other commuting hassles. This ease in commuting is a MAJOR benefit.
- Bikes for use
- Games Room
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The Dorchester neighborhood established in 1630. The current mayor of Boston is from Dorchester. Our 250 Ashmont street home is located within the ward 16 area. We are 2 miles from the ocean and 4 miles from downtown. The neighborhood has a a great hospital, plenty of local restaurants, pubs and museums . There are plenty of bus stops and train terminals. Dorchester is steadily being invested into by the city of Boston.
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full 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.
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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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.
Great host very kind, only issue would be with the pricing we paid for the size of the room.
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