About the Homestay
Hello from the Waltham ESL Homestay
English Second Language
Rent for 4 weeks collected upon move in $740
Small security deposit required $375
Renting to ESL Students and ESL Professionals has been our mission for the past number of years. We offer them a clean, safe and comfortable place to live while in America.
This is not a roommate situation, you are renting a room and of course have access to the bathrooms and laundry..not the whole house. We do run into each other and get to know each other pretty well..Our guests are generally very busy people as are we.
In the Spring-summer and early Fall months, you can sit on the front porch and or side yard.
This is our private home and we are offering to rent a private bedroom that is furnished with
a tv including satellite, free wireless internet, bed, desk, chair, refrigerator and microwave..
The bed is complete with linens. You are allowed a rice cooker and coffee pot also.
We rent to people that don’t need a kitchen..(we have had too many disasters through the years)
You can use and dispose of paper dishes..
There is public transportation at the corner of our street.
Bentley and Brandeis universities are nearby as are many corporate jobs.
Downtown Waltham is a 9 minute walk to loads of Restaurants and even a very nice movie theatre! There is plenty of varitey in foods here, from Japanese, to Italian, vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Cuban, Chinese, Brazilian, etc...and Plenty of Donuts and sub shops...
There is a place called Cafe on the common with fresh baked goodies and delicious organic coffees, its a free wifi cafe..We have a wonderful library..Waltham is only 9 miles from Boston..
If you are a rather private person, wanting a clean and safe and comfortable place to live that is located in a very popular city not far from Boston, this might be just what you were looking for.
Must be 18 or older, no overnights, smoking outside allowed, no drugs, no heavy drinking and no parties.
Small refundable deposit required
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in the east end of Waltham. The neighorhood is safe and convineint to down town Waltham which is a 9 minute walk...There is everything that you might want to eat close by.
There is public trasportation to Boston and Cambridge at the corner of our street. Bored? there is even a movie theatre. We love living here..
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
We provide homestay rules when we are in correspondence with the potential guests.
For instance, bathroom usage, cell phones to be used in rooms, lock front door when entering and exiting, smoking allowed outside away from the house, throw out you own trash, nothing drastic, mostly common sense. Launtry can be used anytime of day you, bring your own detergent. Parking across the street from our home, the kitchen is private but can be used to wash dishes, Living room is private but you have your own tv with satellite and free wireless internet...etc
Smoking is not allowed.
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 250 $£€ 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.