Common area for reading, relaxing, and conversing.

Private room

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed
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We've converted the first floor sun porch into a bed room - Kitchen, Laundry, off-street Parking, and a shared bathroom. Lovely view of the garden and the beach that is just outside the backyard; you can go swimming at the beach!

The space

We live in an 18 room 160 year old house that was once occupied by just one family! Barney has lived here all of his life, our 4 children grew up here, and we like the combination of a small town dynamic, living on the beach, and still be 20 minutes from the center of the city.

Guest access

Enjoy the fresh fruit in the bowl on the kitchen table, the orange juice, english muffins, yogurt, and Mary's homemade granola. Barney makes great coffee early in the morning, as well as a fresh batch of his signature muffins!
You will have full Kitchen to make meals, Back Porch for Outdoor Meals, and Lounging. Back yard for relaxing. Laundry room. Baby Grand Piano on the second floor that you are welcome to play.

Interaction with guests

We interact with guests when we are around, which is usually in the evenings. Conversation, guidance about Boston and New England. We are available to greet and facilitate our guests' visits; we can be around as much, or as little, as needed. We will provide detailed directions to access the house if guests arrive when we are not at home.

Other things to note

You can walk out of the back yard to Dorchester Bay and the beach. The harbor walk bike path starts there and goes on for miles. Enjoy the fresh fruit, orange juice, english muffins, and yogurts in the morning or anytime. Barney makes great coffee in the morning as well as his signature muffins! All guests have access to a full kitchen for cooking and/or enjoying meals. Feel free to play the piano; we love music in the house!

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 25
Security Deposit: 100
Weekly Discount: 4%
Weekend Price: 52 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We have ample off-street parking but if you have a car let us know and we will be in touch with you about parking. Please be careful not to drive or walk in the driveway for 233 Savin Hill Avenue.

Check in time is 2 PM, check out time is 10 AM. Guests who arrive early can drop off their luggage after 10 AM. We are unable to accommodate arrivals earlier than 10 AM.
Guests who need to stay after the check out time are welcome to use the common area on the first floor for luggage storage.

NO SMOKING in the house or anywhere on the property.
No Pets.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

203 Reviews

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Fangzhou User Profile
August 2017
good room,good food,good service and good hosts!

Laurie User Profile
August 2017
Barney’s place is a true find – so close to Boston and the JFK library & Mass Archives collection. This is a superb old neighborhood and Barney gives excellent, detailed & thoughtful information concerning how to navigate the parking and the location of his home. Guests should read his location material very, very carefully when arriving. When you do so, there is no problem with landing in the wrong driveway. Everything is spotless, bright and creatively decorated. The kitchen is operated community style and is a hub of evening activity – but the home is quiet and peaceful nevertheless. I liked the small cozy sun porch; and it was perfect for my needs – simple and private. Barney provides a robe in which the guest can navigate to the shared bathroom at night. The room even has a small desk. Nice touch.

Teresa User Profile
August 2017
The cozy sunporch was perfect for my stay. The muffins in the morning were delicious and the location was a short ride from all the attractions that I wanted to visit. The house was inviting and very relaxing. I'll definitely stay with the Carney's again the next time I'm back in Boston.

Jacob User Profile
July 2017
This Airbnb was such a great value. The Carney Family gave me very detailed directions on getting to their house from the airport, check in, and even offered points of interest to see. The house was AMAZING! I loved the coffee and fresh muffins every morning and sitting on the balcony. There was a safe in my room which made me feel safe storing my passport while I was away. I didn't have a car but the Savin Hill station on the T was a quick, 8-9 minute walk. I Ubered home from Fenway one evening and it was only $15.00. There was a robe and slippers in my room which came in handy and I never waited to shower/get ready as there were two additional bathrooms on the third floor. I would highly recommend staying here on your next visit to Boston. I will definitely be back!

Luke User Profile
July 2017
It's honestly a great stay, although the bed made a lot of noise. The neighborhood is beautiful and train station is not far. Did I mention you can wake up to a Keurig everyday?!?!

Pavan User Profile
July 2017
Great place with a very warm homely vibe , the bathrobes, granola , muffins etc are v v nice extra touches that all add up to a great experience :)

Camila User Profile
July 2017
This home is definitely a charm. First of all, the price is unbeatable! You get a great room, daily continental breakfast, and you're minutes away from the subway. I stayed here for one weekend and it was exactly what I needed from check in to check out. The neighborhood seemed completely safe to walk in at night from the subway station, and there is ample parking in the home, and by the subway station (if you don't feel like walking there). This home is very quiet, and the bathroom is large and comfortable. I didn't get to formally meet the Carney's but I met the other lovely guests who were visiting from all over. Would recommend 100% and I will be coming back.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in May 2013
CarneyFamily User ProfileCarneyFamily is a superhost.

Mary and Barney Carney live here in the Savin Hill neighborhood of Boston. As a family of 6, we've lived in this house for about 27 years, Robert, who's 19, Andrea, who's 31, and John and Grace who are 20 year old twins. are also here from time to time.

We're Bostonians and New Englanders from birth; we spend time here, in Provincetown and in Vermont. We don't have much spare time because Mary and Barney work full time, in higher education and computing. All four of our children have gone to the oldest school in the United States, Boston Latin School. We're all involved in community activities, mostly music - choirs, bands and the like, some politics and some church, and many other kinds of activities.

We live in what may be the most diverse square mile in Boston - people of every model and make. We've always had people living with us; we've sponsored refugees and had guests from around the world. There are lively discussions and debates about everything from quantum mechanics to driving habits, from living to dying, from rock climbing to meditation.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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