About this listing
Third floor (No Elevator!) room with 2 bathrooms that are shared. This room has 2 twin beds that can be made into a king and the option of convertible twin for a 3rd guest. Central AC, Kitchen, Laundry. 10 minute walk to the train.
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.
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 for guests who arrive when we are not at home.
A diverse, residential neighborhood with lots of families and trees. Paths to jog or walk on the beach, easy access to bike rental, food shopping, restaurants, and coffee shops. The neighborhood is old - people who come here, stay here. Large Victorian houses - two city parks - walk along the harbor. It is unexpectedly safe, actually. 10 minutes away is a local, breakfast spot McKenna's open at 5:30 and Savin Bar and Grille open for lunch and dinner till 11 or Midnight. About 20 minutes walk away are several restaurants - Indian, Chinese, Pizza, Vietnamese, Irish. Also 20 minutes walk is UMass Boston - with cafeterias, and the restaurant at the JFK Presidential Museum.
We are located an easy and pleasant 10 minute walk from the red line, providing easy access to all parts of the city, airport, Amtrak train, bus station, ferries to Cape Cod, and beyond. The Red Line operates from early morning till after midnight daily and later on the weekend.
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!
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 or need to stay later are more than welcome to use the common areas on the first floor: living room, kitchen, and bathroom, for luggage storage, relaxing, etc. as convenient on the either the day of arrival or departure.
NO SMOKING in or around the house.
Our stay in Carney Family's house was simply perfect! The room where we stayed was wonderful. It was spacious and clean with two comfortable beds. There are two big and clean bathrooms and Mary, the landlady of this magnificent house, provided us not only the towels but also the bathrobes. The breakfast was delicious. We had granola, tea, coffee, yogurt, orange juice but the best thing was the handmade muffin. We had the breakfast in a beautiful terrace at the first floor with a beautiful view of the garden. The position of the house is very good because the train station is very close. We hope to come back here in our next trip to Boston. I highly recommend to stay here if you want to visit this wonderful city of the East coast!
This was my first experience using airbnb and I could not have asked for a better place to stay. The Carney family has a beautiful home. Our room was cozy and VERY clean. It was nice having two bathrooms upstairs and the simple breakfast available every morning was convenient and delicious! Thank you Carney family, we hope to be back !!
Mary and Barney have a beautiful home in the quaint area of Savin Hill. Our stay with them could not have been more welcoming. The room that we stayed in was very spacious and clean for the 3 of us who were visiting. The beds were comfortable and we were supplied with bathrobes and slippers- what a nice touch! On the third floor where we stayed, there are 2 full bathrooms and we never had to wait to use them. Barney makes the most delicious muffins and Mary's granola with yogurt is just as tasty! Their home is located just a short walk to the T, making it easy to get around without a car. We can't thank you enough for opening your home to us and providing such great hospitality and accommodations. We will definitely be back again to visit and will recommend your home to all of our friends and family who are looking to visit Boston.
Good base for exploring Boston, Dorchester is a pleasant and contrasted leafy residential area with easy access to public transport. First class hospitality and organisation from Mary and Barney. spacious and comfortable bedrooms, easy access to the house. Some noise from the nearby motorway at night if you are sleeping with open windows, but small price to pay for staying in such a lovely place. For the pianists among us, there is a good baby grand on the first floor, kept in tune and on open access. Very enjoyable experience all considered.
We stayed for two nights and everything was ok. We really had a good time. The house is very nice.
The place was really great! The house is very big, in american style, so awesome and you feel youself there like at home. All the rooms are very clean, beautiful view outside the window, tasty muffins&granola for breakfast. And the hosts Barney&Mary were totally nice and helpful!
What to wish more? The best experience!=))
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About the Host, CarneyFamily
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.