About the Homestay
I have two private furnished rooms available to women students for short-term housing. My home is located within walking distance to Boston College Law School (Newton Campus). It is also convenient to Boston University, BC (Chestnut Hill Campus) and EF Language School. My rooms are ideal for the international student studying a 'semester abroad' at one of these schools.
Medical students doing clinical rotations are also welcome. The nearest hospitals are St. Elizabeth's (Brighton), McLean (Belmont), Mount Auburn (Cambridge) and Newton-Wellesley (Newton).
The rooms are on the third floor of my house where there is a bathroom, which you will share with only one other tenant. Kitchen privileges. Washer & Dryer available. All utilities and high speed internet included.
I have been hosting international students in my house for several years. Already 32 young women from all over the world have lived in my home. My house is clean and welcoming. It is located in Newton, a suburb of Boston, which is one of the safest cities in America.
I provide 'self-serve' breakfast items (coffee, orange juice, milk, cereal, bread and jams).
Typically, once I week, I will cook a 'family dinner' and invite my two student-tenants to eat with me. However, most of the time, it's 'do your own thing' for meals.
I require a deposit in advance to reserve the room (the first 4 weeks rent), which is paid directly to me. There will also be a simple lease to sign.
For the fall academic calendar, I prefer to rent each room for the entire semester (Typically 17-18 weeks, August 20 - December 20).
For the rest of the year, it's a two-week minimum and six-month maximum stay. The rent is $250 per week, January-July and $300 per week August-December.
After the deposit is paid and lease signed, I strongly encourage a brief FaceTime conversation.
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is in Newton, Mass - a suburb of Boston. It is within walking distance to Boston College Law School (Newton Campus).
Newton is one of the safest cities in America.
The closest bus stop is '400 Centre'
Local Area Facilities
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
International students preferred
Must be at least 20 years old
No smoking anywhere on the property
No guests unless pre-arranged
No parties or events
No additional pets - host has a pet bird.
Short term housing only
For the fall, I prefer to rent for the entire academic semester, which is approximately August 20 - December 20 (17-18 weeks).
For the rest of the year, I have a two-week minimum & six-month maximum stay.
Smoking is not allowed.
Kay is a wonderful host! She shows extensive interest in ensuring that her guests have an excellent stay while also having their own space. She is also an excellent cook- during weekly 'family dinners' every meal prepared was fresh and delicious. I would wholeheartedly recommend staying at her house to anyone looking for housing during an internship/study abroad program/residency.
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.