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