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 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.

My Pets

Dog

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 14 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 $35 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
$280
Monthly price
$1,050
Garden Room
From $35 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

The Garden Room is a privately located, cozy room on the garden level of my home. It has a large walk in closet. The rooms appointed with antique oak furniture. This room sleeps one.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Weekly Price
$280
Monthly price
$1,050
Country Flair Room
From $35 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
$280
Monthly price
$1,050
Le Boudior Room
From $35 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
$280
Monthly price
$1,050
Conservatory Room
From $35 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
$280
Monthly price
$1,050
Sun Room
From $35 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
$280
Monthly price
$1,050
The Sitting Room
From $35 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
$280
Monthly price
$1,050
Safari Room
From $35 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
$280
Monthly price
$1,050
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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 Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

42 Reviews

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    Brazil
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    November 2023

    Marla queridaaaaa !!!!! Marla my dear, first I want to deeply thank you for your words and your affection. For me, being in your home was another wonderful and unique experience for everything, for you, for the girls and boys for your air of love, joy and welcome for all of us, it gave me the feeling of a wise, warrior and great woman! No words to thank you for your welcome. Just a lot of gratitude! I'll be back!

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2023

    Hey there. I’m from Germany and I stayed in Marla's house for 2 months. I didn’t know that this house and the people can turn into a home and a family within 2 months. It was a beautiful experience which I will never forget. Thank you to Marla and my friends. It was not easy for a 18-years old girl to stay away from home that long but Marla took care of me and made my day with her cute smile. Our home is very close to the red line station so it’s very convenient. The house is clean and wonderful decoration. All in all very nice. I’m looking forward to seeing you again.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marla  in ,

    We are looking forward to your return to the house too. It will ALWAYS be your home!

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2023

    Marla has a heart of gold. She provides a welcoming and familiar atmosphere for everybody that stays with her. I was very lucky to find her, can nothing but recommend staying at her place to everybody, and will definitely go back to her house whenever I return to Boston.

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    Homestay Host Family Marla  in ,

    Felix was a wonderful guest. Not only was he a brilliant scientist that offered interesting and meaningful conversation; but he was also a humble gentleman willing to be of assistance in the home. Felix is adept in several languages which was a help with my varied international guests. Felix was hospitable to everyone. He was patient and gentle with my pet. He was a warm and welcoming personality in my home. I am looking forward to his possible return and maybe his wife will accompany him.

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    Spain
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    I had a really good time there.

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    China
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2023

    I had an amazing stay the summer of 2023 with Ms. Marla! Her house is truly, as she states, “a stately lady” and an absolute wonder to live in— in fact, it is protected by the city to preserve this vintage beauty. She has a lovely dog and keeps a very clean home. Marla is a great host— you can expect to get recommendations about places to visit from her, or to just make a few minutes of pleasant chit-chat at the end of the day, as you prepare to eat one of her delicious dinners. I truly made the right decision to live here, and I hope I’ll be able to return if I visit Boston one day. If you’re considering staying here, I hope you will take the leap of faith and choose this Homestay!

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    United States
    Age 65 - 74

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    April 2023

    The host cancelled the booking 69 days before the arrival date.

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    Brazil
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    March 2023

    Marla is a great host. She is very kind and affectionate to the guests. Her house is clean as well as roomy and she cooks absolutely great. I loved my experience with her.

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2023

    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:-)

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2022

    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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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2022

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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