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Still Bostons Leading Homestay Provider

Serving The Global Community For Over 26 Years

*What is Boston Homestay Inc.?
*Who utilizes Boston Homestay Inc.?
*What's included from your Boston Homestay Host?
*Who are Boston Homestay Hosts?
*More about Hosts and Accommodations
*Types of Accommodations and Typical Homestay Rates
*Boston Homestay Guest Application Form
*Credit Card Authorization Form
*Recommended Boston Area Links
*Meet Nancy from Boston Homestay Inc.
*How to contact us at Boston Homestay Inc.

What is Boston Homestay Inc. ?

Boston Homestay Inc. is a homestay placement service for International Students and Business/Medical Professionals seeking an alternative to dormitory lodging, hotel stays, and apartment dwelling. We offer the International Student and Professional Individual an opportunity to participate in a unique inter-cultural experience by living with an American Family in the Greater Boston area. We cater to individuals ages 17 and over, seeking a "home away from home" for a period of several weeks to several months. With several hundreds of individually interviewed and qualified Boston Homestay Host Families located throughout the Greater Boston area, we are sure to find the right fit to match your needs and make your stay in Boston a pleasant and memorable experience.

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Who utilizes Boston Homestay ?

International Students
attending Boston area Language Schools,
Business Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Multinational Corporations
seeking to temporarily relocate employees to the Boston area

Medical Professionals
temporarily assigned to local area Hospitals or Universities

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What is included from your Boston Homestay Host ?

* Private fully-furnished accommodations ranging from
single rooms to multiple room suites

* Access to a private or shared bath

* Access to in-home laundry facilities

* Internet Access

* A warm and friendly homestay environment

* Most importantly, Homestay hosts welcome their guests openly

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Who are Boston Homestay Hosts ?


Typical Boston Homestay Hosts are :

* Couples with no children

* Families with young children

* Families with teenage children

* Retired Couples

* A Single person with spare accommodations

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Tell me more about Boston Homestay Hosts and Accommodations

* All Homestay Hosts have been carefully selected and personally interviewed by members of our staff

* We routinely inspect all Homestay Host accommodations to ensure they meet our high standards

* All Homestay Hosts live nearby public transportation to Boston

*Many Homestay Hosts live in quiet residential neighborhoods

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Typical Homestay Rates :



* Smaller size single bedroom
* Shared bath
* Typical Economy Homestay Rate : $800 to $850 US per 4 weeks


* Medium size single bedroom
* Shared or private bath (if available)
* Typical Standard Homestay Rate : $850 to $950 US per 4 weeks


* One or more private rooms, some accommodations with living rooms and/or kitchens available
* Private bath (if available)
* Typical Deluxe Homestay Rate : $950 to $1500 US per 4 weeks


* Private medium to larger size bedroom, many with computer/internet ready connections
* Private bath (if available)
* Typical Business Professional Homestay Rate : from $500 US per week


* Separate Entrance
* One or more private rooms, including kitchen
* Private bath
* Typical Furnished Apartment Rate : from $600 per week


* Beautiful locations available in Brookline, Cambridge, and Boston
* Medium size single bedroom
* Walk to nearby public transportation
* Typical Bed & Breakfast Rate : from $125 per night

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Boston Homestay Guest Application Process

Please review the questionnaire below and provide us your responses via e-mail. Shortly after receiving your e-mail responses, we will notify you on the availability of Homestays matching your requirements, and quote a specific Homestay Rate.
Your Total Homestay Cost will be:
an Application Processing Fee of $225.00 per person, plus your quoted weekly/monthly Homestay Rate.
Once you are notified of the Homestay availability and specific Homestay Rate, you will be billed for the one-time Application Processing Fee.

Boston Homestay Inc.
141 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02127

Shortly after we receive your Application Fee, you will be sent the details on your Host Family and homestay accommodations. Your Application Processing Fee will be refunded to you only if Boston Homestay cannot find a homestay per your requirements as stated in your questionnaire response. This fee cannot be refunded once the Homestay Families details have been forwarded to you. In addition, if for any reason you need to cancel your homestay reservation after you have received you Homestay Family details, a cancellation fee will apply. All cancellations must be made in writing and if the cancellation is received by Boston Homestay within 7 days of the scheduled arrival, two weeks of homestay fee is due. If the cancellation is received within 14 days of the scheduled arrival one week of homestay fee is due as a cancellation fee.

We Accept

Bank to Bank Wire Transfers


Zelle Money Transfers
(contact us for more details)

Boston Homestay Guest Questionnaire


 First Name:    Last Name:  
  Address 1:   
  Address 2:   
   Postal Code:Country:
  Telephone Number:   
(please include country and city codes)
	Fax Number:   
 Country of Nationality:
(if different from above)
 Name of Person to Contact in case of Emergency:
               This Persons Relationship to You:
	          (Mother, Father, Friend, etc.)
           Emergency Contact's Telephone Number:
        (please include country and city codes)
 Name of Company, Hospital, or School you'll be attending:
        Name of your Contact Person at the above location:
   Contact Persons Telephone Number at the above location:
Please tell us how you first heard about Boston Homestay Inc.
Your Gender:  Male Female     Age:
Your Expected date of Arrival:
If you're arriving by plane, Please advise flight arrival details to Boston's Logan International Airport

(including Airline, Flight Number, and Arrival Time (AM or PM))

Your Expected date of Departure:
Your Expected length of stay:Weeks

What type of accommodations would you prefer:Economy      Business Professional
                                             Standard    Furnished Apartment
                                             Deluxe       Bed & Breakfast

Are you a smoker?YesNo

Can you live with other smokers in the house?Yes, other smokers are OK
						    No, I prefer a non-smoking house

Do you have any allergies?YesNo
(If yes, please explain in the comments box)

Do you have any food restrictions?YesNo
(If yes, please explain in the comments box)

Would you prefer a family with children?
Yes, I prefer a family with children No, I prefer a family with no children
No Preference

Can you live in a home with pets?YesNo
(If No, please explain in the comments box)

Will you require a car parking space
at the host Family residence?YesNo

Please explain your purpose for coming to Boston, and tell us a little bit about yourself, including your interests, hobbies, etc.

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Recommended Boston Area Links

  1. Boston.com is sponsored by The Boston Globe Newspaper
  2. mbta (Mass Bay Transportation Authority) a guide to public transportation in and around Boston
  3. Choose Google Maps for a great map of any address in the Boston area, or for Point to Point Directions for driving, public transit, biking, or walking directions between any two points in the city and beyond
  4. Berlitz Study Abroad a Leader in English Language Study Programs

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Meet Nancy of Boston Homestay Inc.

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Hello, I'm Nancy Pongratz, President and co-founder of Boston Homestay Inc. My husband Simon, daughter Christine, and I have been personally hosting International Visitors for many years in our home, and we've thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The many wonderful friendships we've made with our guests from around the world has led to the founding of the company. Boston Homestay is dedicated to making your experience in a homestay in the Greater Boston Area a pleasant one. Boston Homestay Host Families are personally interviewed and chosen for their commitment to making their International guests feel right at home.

My background includes over 25 years of experience in Public Relations, Human Resources, Real Estate, and working with Overseas Personnel in various business related fields. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to find your "home away from home" while you're in the Greater Boston Area.

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Company Logo Boston Homestay Inc.

141 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02127 USA
Mobile / Text: (617) 922-6326
e-mail : nancy@bostonhomestay.com

web site : www.bostonhomestay.com

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