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 twenty five 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.

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Pets
  • Pets Indoor
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 7 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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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
Weekly Price
$224
Monthly price
$960
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
Weekly Price
$224
Monthly price
$960
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
Weekly Price
$224
Monthly price
$960
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
Weekly Price
$224
Monthly price
$960
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
Weekly Price
$224
Monthly price
$960
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
Weekly Price
$224
Monthly price
$960
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
Weekly Price
$224
Monthly price
$960
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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, 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
  • 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.

24 Reviews

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2021

    although my stay was shortened, staying at Marla’s house was a pleasure. Wonderful host, kind, and helpful in every situation. Both rooms and the rest of the house were always clean and comfortable, so I definitely recommend Marla’s place to everyone who is looking for a nice place to stay in Boston!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marla  in ,

    Alex was a great guest. He is quiet, respectful, and sociable. Alex has a calm demeanor and impeccable manners. Alex is an impressionable young man destined to success. He was a joy to host.

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    Saudi Arabia
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2021

    This is what I call “the perfect house to stay in Boston”; it’s Very nice and clean, very close to Train station (Red line), nearby 7-Eleven and some shops & restaurents. On top of that Marla is a very nice and cooperative person which made us feel like at home.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marla  in ,

    Abdul was the greatest guest ever. He made himself right at hone and then extended his hospitality to make newly arriving guests as comfortable as he was. He set a tone of pleasantness, respect, and inclusiveness. It is nice to know that he is a doctor where his demeanor is priceless!!

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    Poland
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2021

    Staying at Marla’s house was a great pleasure. She was a wonderful host, kind, warm and very helpful in every situation. Both rooms and the rest of the house were always very clean and comfortable, so I can definitely recommend Marla’s place to everyone who is looking for a nice place to stay, close to the subway station and in a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood.

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    Mexico
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2021

    Marla is an amazing person; she is so kindness and always willow to help you at any moment. She is an excellent chef, the food was delicious and healthy. I will miss her and her adorable doggy.
    She has a beautiful huge house, and the neighborhood is safe and one of the advantages is that the house is very close to subway station.
    If you are looking for a place to stay, I highly recommend Marla’s house. I had the best American experience living in her home.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marla  in ,

    ThankYou Tania. I am so very glad that you are happy in my home and that you became a part of my family.

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2021

    Marla is amazing! The room and the (enormous) house were meticulously clean and I enjoyed meeting the other international students staying there as well as her adorable dog. There was plenty of private parking as well, since I did drive to Boston from my original location. Super close (~3 minute walk) to the Ashmont train station.

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    Puerto Rico
    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    January 2020

    Consideramos que la residencia esta bien equipada y cuenta con ciertas comodidades y facilidades.

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2019

    Marla was great! She is having a woderful home in a nice area in Dorchester! She lives in a quiet street but its so close to the T-Station (2 min walk). I had two amazing weeks in her house, sharing it with her, a small dog and other guests. Thank you so much!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marla  in ,

    Thank you Marc! It was great having you to join our family. Thank you for sharing your sports knowledge with us and engaging us with your conversations. Please come and join us again!

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    United States
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    Marla is a wonderful and caring host, I immediately felt comfortable and at home. She really ensures that all her guests are taken care of.
    For the logistics of the stay, it's a really convenient location next to public transportation. Marla also keeps a very clean house. The meal plan was a great option for me and I enjoyed every meal.
    I highly recommend staying with Marla if you are looking at coming to the Boston area.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marla  in ,

    Thank you Carina. It was a pleasure to have you join our family. You are welcome to come “home “ anytime

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    South Africa
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    Marla was the most amazing host one could ask for. She made me feel right at home from the minute I stepped onto her property. It was difficult being far away from my home but Marla made everything so much easier. From telling me things about the neighborhood and Boston to making sure I got to see the beautiful sights, she showed me how to get the most out of my stay! Now I have a home away from home. 250 Ashmont Street will always have a special place in my heart.

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    China
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    I spent a happy month in Marla’s home. I went to Boston to attend language school. Marla provided a good language environment for me after school, I chatted with Marla everyday. Marla also take me to good places, such us beach, island etc. I also watched a baseball game with her son Junior, he told me a lot about Red Sox. I always went home very late after baseball game, but I still felt very safe even at 11pm. The house is close to subway station. If you are looking for homestay in Boston, don’t hesitate, stay with Marla in her beautiful home!^~^

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