We've worked with schools and universities, hospitals, and businesses in the greater Boston area for more than 40 years to make the right match between guest and host. Host homes are located throughout the city and suburbs, and have all been personally inspected by us.
Time and again, our hosts and guests alike speak about the joys of sharing their culture and the life long bonds that form with a home stay experience. Many hosts have gone on to visit their guest's home country and many weddings have been attended around the world! Don't want to be that cozy with your host? No problem! You are welcome to as much solitude as you desire.
Homestay Details: What's Included
Monthly rates from $900 - $1800 per month, depending on location and amenities
All linens, towels, heat, water, electricity, and WiFi are included.
Usually access to kitchen/kitchenette and laundry
Bonus: a local resident on hand for tips and advice!
Assured satisfaction; our homes are regularly inspected and guaranteed
How It Works!
Submit your inquiry below and pay the $25 non-refundable application fee to cover the cost of reviewing your application, contacting hosts, and introducing you to potential matches.
We introduce you to up to 2 verified hosts who seem like they'd be a good match for your stay. Monthly rent is set by the host and paid directly to them by guests!
Once you find your match, you pay a $275 placement fee (1-6 month stay)/$450 placement fee (7+ months) in order to confirm your stay.
(!) Important Disclaimers (!)
Please note that if we do not have at least one month notice before your arrival, we will try our best to place you, but it may not be possible. It takes time to search for available rooms, plan with our hosts, and make introductions, so please contact us more than a month in advance. 3 months in advance is typical timing. There is also a minimum stay length of 1 month.
Areas like Harvard Square, Beacon Hill, and Longwood Medical are some of the most-desired locations in the Boston area. Housing options are extremely limited and expensive. Our homestay families are unlikely to be located in these areas; a typical commute for Boston-area residents is between 30 - 45 minutes by public transit (subway, train, bus).
Our Clients Have Come To Boston For...
"I had a wonderful and successful fellowship. I truly enjoyed my time, especially the great stay with Marjie. She treated me like her own son, demonstrating kindness and remarkable hospitality. Her open house and the company of her family and friends made my stay truly enjoyable.
The constant check-ins from Our Home Boston to ensure my stay was comfortable through emails surprised me the most. It felt incredibly kind and warm."
"Our hosts were supportive in answering our needs when we needed them. They were also supportive in giving us directions about what to explore outside. I was very surprised at how there were many community activities outside our home, far from my assumption, which was that people were very private."
"Overall I had a wonderful experience with Our Home Boston! The house and host were lovely, we were made to feel really comfortable and welcome which was lovely. The price was very reasonable and it was nice to spend time with the host at times. The team at OHB were always super lovely and helpful and overall I think I would have been in a very sticky situation if I hadn’t been so lucky as to find this!"
"I was very happy for the opportunity and the house was ideal for us. Grocery stores and shops are found in close proximity including transportation services. Many thanks to OHB."
"The whole process was very easy to understand and to follow. From the initial registration and matching until the end of my stay. In addition, I had the opportunity to meet and hang with the OHB crew, who were very nice with me."
Hiranya, Sri Lanka
"The efficient and personalized assistance provided by OHB in locating suitable housing, clear communication throughout the process, and successful collaboration in addressing specific housing needs are much appreciated! The supportive guidance through the search provided valuable information about neighborhoods and amenities and ultimately helped secure a housing arrangement that met my requirements just within a few days."