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 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.
- 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. 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 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
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.
Staying with Marla for 6 months was the best decision I've ever taken! Marla and Clifford have truly been like a second family to me. The house is beautiful, Marla is a great cook, and it was an amazing opportunity to discover the USA. It's a homestay I would definitely recommand to anyone visiting Boston for a few days, weeks, months, or years!
Marla is a very friendly and welcoming person, always there for me when I had a problem. She gave me good information to discover the city of Boston. His son Junior is very nice too. They are very hospitable people, always with smile. Thanks for your kindness I won't forget my American experience. Marla's house is very beautiful and large, it is very well placed because it is located right next to the metro station that allows you to move around Boston.
I highly recommend Marla's house, you won't be disappointed.
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.
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.
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..
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 !
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
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!
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.
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.
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 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
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.