Rivendell Residence

Medford (Medford Hillside)

Homestay in Medford, United States

We are an Asian-American couple who have been international students ourselves, having lived/worked in Asia, Europe, and Africa. David is a university ESL teacher; Joy is a biochemist. We've been hosting international students and scholars for 14 years, in addition to Americans.

Our house is in one of the safest parts of metro Boston -- in terms of both COVID and crime. There is a =lot= of open green space in which to walk, jog, and bike around here, including the Middlesex Fells. It's very accessible to Boston by car and by public transport. It's located within walking distance of a hospital, a drugstore, a Japanese grocery & sushi bar, the Middlesex Fells nature reserve, an Italian bakery, coffee & ice cream shops, and American, Chinese (Sichuan), Greek, Indian-Pakistani, Italian-American, Italian-Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, and Thai restaurants. If someone doesn't have a car, we can drive them to go shopping.

All rooms include WiFi, all utilities, use of the laundry room, use of the kitchen & all its appliances & dishes, and weekly professional cleaning of all the bathrooms & common areas. There's also an elliptical exercise machine that can be used.

2 Bengal cats live in the house. They are both very friendly, but one is more shy. Some people like to interact with them, and others don't -- Whatever you prefer is fine.

Please know that no smoking or drugs are allowed in the house.

We use rather strict COVID preventive measures, including wiping down surfaces, weekly professional cleaning of all bathrooms and common areas, a sanitizing dishwasher cycle, a UV "sterilizer box" for electronics (phones, laptops, etc.), a "thermometer gun," and an oximeter.

The house is rather big (~5,000 square feet), so it's quite easy to keep social distancing.

Thank you!

Your Host: David & Joy
  • 1 grown child over 19
  • Host does not smoke
  • Pet(s) in the home
  • This host welcomes the following guests:
    • ESL/foreign exchange students
    • college or university students
    • adults (mid-twenties and older)
    • couples
    • families with children
    • new immigrants
    • business travellers
Services & Amenities
  • Included Meals: None
  • Wi-Fi (wireless Internet)
  • Smoking is not allowed
  • Self service laundry included in fee (use of machine and detergent)
Occupancy
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 1-4 guests
  • 1 week of notice required to move out

4 Bedrooms in This Homestay

Room #1: Upper floor

Sleeps 1 guest

Not Available

$750

  • Beds

    • 1 × Single
  • Bathroom

    • Shared with other guests
  • Furnishings

    • personal fridge
    • desk and chair
    • lock on the bedroom door
    • air conditioning
    • personal hair dryer
    • full-height mirror
    • nightstand or bedside table
Room #2: Upper floor

Sleeps 1 guest

Available: Now

$950

Contact Host Now
  • Beds

    • 1 × Single
  • Bathroom

    • Shared with other guests
  • Furnishings

    • personal fridge
    • desk and chair
    • lock on the bedroom door
    • closet or wardrobe
    • air conditioning
    • personal hair dryer
    • full-height mirror
    • nightstand or bedside table
Room #3: Main floor

Sleeps 1 guest

Not Available

$1150

  • Beds

    • 1 × Single
  • Bathroom

    • Shared with other guests
  • Furnishings

    • desk and chair
    • lock on the bedroom door
    • closet or wardrobe
    • air conditioning
    • personal hair dryer
    • full-height mirror
    • nightstand or bedside table
Room #4: Upper floor

Sleeps 1 guest

Available: Now

$1050

Contact Host Now
  • Beds

    • 1 × Single
  • Bathroom

    • Shared with other guests
  • Furnishings

    • personal fridge
    • desk and chair
    • lock on the bedroom door
    • closet or wardrobe
    • air conditioning
    • personal hair dryer
    • full-height mirror
    • nightstand or bedside table
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