My name is Marla Dixon. I own one lap-sized dog and an indoor cat. My son, Clifford, my daughter, Brianna, and I are proud to have been a host family for students attending schools and universities in the greater Boston area for the past seventeen years. We have hosted students both domestic and international from more than twenty-five different countries.
I own a 28 room Georgian Colonial home. I utilize 20 rooms for my family’s private use. In my home every student has a private room furnished with a desk and chair, bed table, dresser, private closet, bookshelves and a bed that may be double or single sized. Wi-fi is available for everyone. Students are expected to purchase their own laundry detergent, but the laundry facility is available to all students. Students have the choice to have a room or room and board. I offer a Continental breakfast. Dinner is served family style and is offered seven days a week. Limited off street parking is available.
Ashmont Hill was settled as one of Boston’s first suburbs and has consistently been one of its most desirable residential neighborhoods. The majestic, large homes were once the summer estates of the residents of Beacon Hill in the 1800’s. Today, Ashmont Hill has a multi racial, diverse population. There are professional people who, by nature of their jobs, need to live in the city but who want the amenities of the suburbs with its quietness, lawns, and spaciousness. There are also people who are just every day working people who are equally as proud to have Ashmont as their home and who work very hard to preserve its antiquity and dignity. In walking down the sidewalk one may hear Gaelic, Vietnamese French Creole, Spanish or Portuguese languages as well as English. All are welcome here and all are made to feel at home.
Ashmont Hill has many amenities. I live within walking distance of the YMCA where members and visitors can swim, join aerobics classes, use fitness equipment, or attend enrichment classes. Ashmont Hill is minutes away from the highway of Rt. 93 and has the major transportation center of Ashmont Station.
I live only a short 3 – 5 minute walk from Ashmont Station. The newly built station includes business offices, restaurants and shops as well as condominiums. Here commuters can access the Green Line trolley; busses that connect with other major transport centers; taxi service and most importantly the Red Line train. The Red Line directly accesses the Commuter rail, South Station for Amtrack Trains and Logan Airport, the Orange Line, downtown Boston, and the Cambridge centers of Kendall Square, Central Square and Harvard Square.
|Name|| Marla Dixon |
|Location|| Boston, Massachusets (USA) |
|Neighbourhood map|| click here |
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|Date available: || 2017-01-01 |
|Until: || 2017-12-31 |
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|Monthly homestay fees|| $900 USD per month |
|Does this include meals? || yes |
|Includes breakfast?|| yes |
|Includes lunch?|| yes |
|Includes supper?|| yes |
|Does this homestay have pets? ||yes|
|Does this homestay allow smoking? ||yes |
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Listing submitted: 2013-02-18
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