About the Homestay
Female guests only. 欢迎客人! نرحب بالضيوف ! SAFE family friendly neighborhood. ** Please provide detail in your request. With Covid -19 we want to understand how frequently you will be traveling in and out of the home. Our goal is to keep you safe and to keep my family safe from exposure.**. Just a one minute walk from the blue line Beachmont train station. Easy access to pizza and sandwich shops and 2 bakeries just a 3 minute walk from the house. Supermarkets and fast food and a Target shopping center is only a 10 minute walk away. The beach is a 8 minute walk away.
House was renovated down to the studs - exactly like a new home. We moved here July 2019. We have the space. We have a wrap around porch outfitted with comfortable seating to relax and enjoy the view of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor. New 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom house. 4 floors of living.
2 rooms are available on the top 3rd floor with beautiful views. (Sweet Dreams and Tour of Europe rooms) Central air conditioning. And a full bathroom. You will only be sharing a bathroom with other home stay guests. There is an attic TV room for stretching out. To make things accessible, we have included basic kitchen appliances for guest use for these two guest rooms. This includes a hot water kettle, coffee maker, toaster, rice cooker, microwave and mini fridge!
2 more rooms (Tranquility and Arabian Nights rooms) are available in the lower level. These are brand new rooms. High end finishes, bathroom with a Japanese bidet toilet, 3 shower head shower. This space also has its own entrance, living room and kitchenette (many kitchen appliances stocked and this kitchen CAN be used by guests on this floor) and washer and dryer! Style and comfort is what you will see! Privacy is also made a priority. Guest bathrooms do not need to be shared with the family. We offer the comfort of home.
We love to travel ourselves, some of the places we have visited include Morocco,France, Italy, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Mexico and over 25 of the 50 states! We are an active household between working full time and school and after school activities for our kids. We enjoy being active- bootcamp, swimming, bike riding. And cooking is a passion for my husband and I. Our relax time is sitting in front of the TV and unwinding with our 2 kitties. They are the sweetest cats you will ever meet. Anyone who has met them will fall in love with this lap kitty. Or my son's favorite- time on the Ipad or computer.
We only host FEMALE GUESTS!
Rules of the home are simple- treat it with respect. My favorite saying is "do unto others as you would have them do unto you"
We hope to welcome you to Boston. As a multicultural family ourselves (Cantonese, Arabic, French are the other languages we speak), we understand what will be important to make your stay a positive and memorable one whether you are here to attend the great Boston schools, or for work or just visiting this great city! If you are interested in meals, let us know. We can add breakfast/dinner for a small fee.
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
A commuters ideal location. Our home is just outside of Boston. 6 train stops to downtown!!!! If you don't like waiting for the bus, you won't have to here!
Just cross two streets from my home and you are at the train. This is a safe neighborhood. High end apartments are being developed in the area. It is the next hot place to be outside of Boston. You can walk to shopping at Target, get groceries at Stop and Shop, misc items at the dollar store and grab a burger at Wendy's about a 20 minute walk away. To enjoy some local fare, there is Dunkin coffee shop next to the train station and a great italian bakery on the way to the train station. Don't forget the sub shop, hair dressers and a 7 day a week convenience store just down the street. For those of you that drive, Boston is a quick 10 minute ride in and when you travel back to Logan airport, that is also about 10 minutes away.
Did I mention the beach is only a 10 minute walk from the home too! The new Encore casino with traffic is about 15 minutes from the house driving. Come visit and be our guest.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
Cancellation policy within 7 days of check in date.
We accept cash, check, Venmo, credit card (additional 5% fee) .
Respect is key. Please treat our home like your own. Cleanliness is expected. You can not bring other guests into the home. We only accept female guests.
There is a microwave and toaster and electric kettle for your use at any time. For stove use that time will need to be arranged.
Smoking is not allowed.
Lisa's Homestay was a wonderful choice on where to live for 3 months! The room was in great shape and exactly as listed (with beautiful views overlooking Boston), the bathrooms and other common areas were cleaned weekly, and the other amenities were even better than I could have anticipated. Lisa and her entire family were very kind an welcoming - offering me use of their kitchen even in the midst of a pandemic. I would certainly recommend Lisa's home to any potential guest!
I feel really comfortable about staying there, everyone was friendly and nice to me. Also living near the beach is definitely big advantage. All rooms have cosy and beautiful design. I would definitely recommend to stay there!
Lisa's house is so clean. They clean every time they use things. Which I prefer the most because cleaning is also something I care about the most. Location of their house is great and safe. So close to the Beachmont blue line. And close to the beach to walk, run and swim. Lisa's family is so respectful and nice. They shared a plate of Couscous with me twice during my stay, and had me figs as a present. If you love cats, you are going to love lisa's cats. The cats are so adorable and they don't even bother me at all.
The only thing that I want to comment about is that during COVID-19 pandemic it is hard to share certain things together, Lisa in the first day of coming asked me if I go out a lot and interact with people while they are staying at home the majority of time. I came to an agreement to be wearing a mask while walking around the house using the kitchen or going in and out of my room. I had to wipe everything I am using after me. And decided to use my own kitchen supplies while cooking. Lisa welcomed the idea.
I lived at Lisa's home for three months. Everything's wonderful - clean and spacious room, convenient public transportation (2 min walk to Beachmont T station) and lovely cats! I have been warmed by Lisa and her family's hospitality during my stay. No complaints at all!
Although this was only my first homestay experience, I could tell it would remain as the greatest. Not only was this affordable for my mom and I, Lisa genuinely cared about us. It felt like we were residing in a large house instead of just a spacious comfy bedroom, because we had access to the large living room with Lisa's family, a shower, two bathrooms, a second living room downstairs, the kitchen, and the breakfast bar. On our first day, Lisa told us how we could get to my college, drove us to the nearest convenience store, and more. Lisa's three kids were well-behaved and very polite to us. Lisa's husband actually dropped us off at my college for free despite the traffic because we had a bunch of luggage. Lisa, thank you for treating us like family and talking to me like a sister! <3
(Also, they recently got two new cute cats that I have yet to see in person.)
I highly recommend Lisa for all kind of age people. She was very supportive and helpful. I was offered many meals especially each breakfast was always rich. My word is not enough to express my gratitude. Even her friends Bianca, Mustafa and other friends tried to do all their best. Also I lived within positive neighbors and safe area.
Pretty house and lovely family. The bus is right around the corner for easy access to Boston/Cambridge/ the T. Very fair price.
Had a great time staying at Lisa ‘s . Beautiful place to spend time and she was a lovely host and beautiful kids . Prefect stay with super nice healthy breakfast . Would definitely recommend this place for a peaceful stay .
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