About the Homestay

Suburban Arty
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

I have been hosting international students and guests for over 15 years, we have great fun. I have a little dog that dose not' go near the bed rooms, but is fun if you choose to spend time with him. I have worked in Hotels for over 20 years and now work as a chef in a catering company and I am a medical Assistant . I care for my elderly parents who live nearby. We are in a great community, on Charles River. 5 single rooms, and one has two twin beds. Come chill by the pool in the garden after a day of exploring Boston! Please let me know if you will have a car or be using public transport when you consider my home. It makes responding quicker. Thank you. I look forward to hosting you.

Additional Info

I have hosted 14 year old kids to 60 year old business men. I have a hospitality personality and I will help you reach your goals during your stay: of having fun in Boston, taking your class, visiting your loved ones, or just having a change of pace for yourself! If there is anything I can do to assist you. - Carol

Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Note 3 night min stay 

   

Room 1
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room has a twin extra long bed with a large closet and floor space, large desk and 2 chairs.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$40
Weekly Price
$252
Monthly price
$960
Main level facing pool
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$40
Weekly Price
$252
Monthly price
$960
Front garden facing room
From $40 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is off of the kitchen and boasts the largest closet in the house! Plus a lot of floor space for a potential roll away bed. This room is very popular and is frequently occupied.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$50
Weekly Price
$315
Monthly price
$1,200
Pool View Room
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room has a view of the back yard garden and pool, great sunset view and has ample storage for clothing and luggage.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$40
Weekly Price
$252
Monthly price
$960
Charles View Room
From $32 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

You can see the Charles river from this room when the trees drop their leaves! This room has built in bookcases and plenty of storage and floor space!

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$40
Weekly Price
$252
Monthly price
$960
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About the Area

Our house is located in historic Dedham, just south of Boston. The area is called Riverdale or Dedham Island, because you need to go over a little river bridge over the Charles River in every direction. We are surrounded by beautiful parks and recreation and are a short walk to public transportation. We are 13 miles from the airport, close enough to the city with the feel of the country. We are walking distance from shopping and dining and a short drive to everything else!

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Horse Stables
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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

House Rules

Please treat everyone with respect in the house and be aware of noise after 10pm. We are in a neighborhood with working people and kids.
Please do not adjust heat on own, let me know if you need to adjust I will take care of it for you.
Feel free to use the kitchen, clean up after yourself.
Please do not invite anyone to home without asking me first in advance
Please let me know if there is anything you need, we are here to make you feel at home! Enjoy your welcome basket upon arrival!

Smoking is not allowed.

7 Reviews

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    United States
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    Very nice and pleasant woman very hard worker

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    Puerto Rico
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Consideramos que es una persona muy amable y cordial. También, amigable , gentil en su trato con el guest.

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    Where to begin ?

    I planned on staying only one month in Carol's home and I ended up extended my stay consequently so that a month became a year.
    The neighborhood is very quiet and yet not that far from Boston. The house is very well furnished and there is even a pool in a beautiful garden that I never got tired of.
    The rooms are neat and I felt comfortable quite quickly.

    Then there is Carol who is a wonderful host, always kind and helpful. I'll never forget the discussions in the living room about pretty much anything, in the coldest time of winter or hottest time of summer, Leo the little dog running around us, always feeling cozy and comfy.

    I highly recommend a stay there,

    Thank you for everything you did for me.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Carol in ,

    Quentin isnt the first to book for a month and stay for a year..but very quickly became my favorite! He introduced me to his movie list which we tried to see much of and had great conversations. My little dog waiting for him to come home daily in the front window ready to twirl and flop on his back at Quentin's feet! Quentin is a member of my family now and cant wait for his next visit! Meeting people from other places and listening to their perspective is what brings the world closer in way that opens doors and lets kindness in. Look forward to continued experiences with my guests!.

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    July 2018

    Thanks a lot for theses 3 days it was really nice !

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    2 hearts
    June 2018

    I think they can do more to make sure the bed and floors are clean. Carol was very nice but I didn’t stay I needed a little bit more.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Carol in ,

    The floor and bed were clean it had been raining for a week and may have smelled musty. The wood floor is 70 yrs old and has wear. Tracking dirt in is constant but floor was washed that morning. This is a home where people live. kelee is a very nice young lady and welcome her back anytime.

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    Mexico
    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    July 2017

    This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Nigeria
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    May 2016

    It was a wonderful experience to be hosted by Carol; The room was clean and well arranged with fruits and beverages all for my comfort, the bathroom was very tidy, and above all the host (Carol) is a really caring and warmth hearted lady. She Picked me up from the bus station the day I arrived, showed me around the city during my stay and dropped me off at the bus station at the end of my stay (all at her own cost of fuel). I would recommend this host to anyone.

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