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
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
- 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.
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.
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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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