About the Homestay
My husband and I own a six bedroom home approximately five miles from downtown Boston. We have raised five children in our home. We have one son, 22 years old and currently in college, who still lives at home.
We have hosted students and medical professionals from Japan, Russia, Germany, Spain and Brazil. This has brought us such joy to learn of their culture as they learn of ours.
Both of our bedrooms have a queen size bed, bureau, closet, Wi-Fi , cable television. There is a fully equipped kitchen that guests are welcome to as well as laundry facilities in house.
The super market is around the corner as well as fast food restaurants.
The bus stop is a five minute walk to the bus that will have you at Haymarket train station in fifteen minutes. Very convenient location to Boston, major universities , world-renowned hospitals and great restaurants.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located on a quiet tree lined street. The bus stop is a five minute walk to the bus which will have you into Boston, major universities, world renowned hospitals and multi cultural eateries, in fifteen minutes. Our students and medical professionals in the past have loved our super convenient location!
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
No smoking in my home.
No overnight guests.
No drugs in my home.
Smoking is not allowed.
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The basement apartment is nice and large, the bed is really comfortable and it is good to have a private door for coming and going. On the downside the basement/house door is locked so if you do want to access the kitchen you have to knock to be 'let in', we were only given breakfast on the first morning out of three and the hot water tank for the whole house is situated about 3 feet from the bed and is unacceptably loud at sporadic intervals (eg, 3am, 6am, 7am). However, it is a good affordable base for visiting Boston and the hosts were friendly.
Kathy and her husband are really sweet! They were both really helpful, my girlfriend had just had her luggage lost by the airline (Iceland air if you're curious, terrible customer service from those guys until we wrote them on.... facebook!) and they offered to give us a lift to the airport anytime we'd need to. The room was really nice (we got the twin in the basement), cheap, well heated, super comfy bed, you get your own key for the back door, some muffins, your own fridge, coffee machine.... it was perfect! (made my gf forget that she had no stuff!) I would recomment to anyone! Thanks again guys!
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) 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.