Third floor (No Elevator!) room with 2 new 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!
If you have a car, If you have a car, NEVER PULL INTO THE DRIVEWAY UNTIL WE HAVE ASSIGNED YOU A SPOT TO PARK! Instead, park on the left side of the street upon arrival and we will assign you a parking space in our driveway as soon as possible. Our house is on a curve so park a little before or a little after our house, rather than right on the curve. The walk will be just a few steps.
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.
My new home away from him!
My sisters and I stayed with the Carneys for ten days.
This was my first Airbnb stay. And I have to say I don't know if it can ever be topped! The Carneys were so gracious and lovely. I honestly felt as though I were home. From them offering us a ride to work after the blizzard, to delivering hot muffins right out of the oven to our bedroom.
Words cannot express how phenomenal a stay we had.
I would highly highly reccomend this place to anyone in Boston.
And I will return here from now on when I am in town.
Yes, I am a regular. Nice place, good experience.
Returning to my first AirBnb host, I now have the experience to know that the Carney Family is the unusual combination of professional, low key (meaning you can arrive late at night, if needed, and keep to yourself if you wish), yet this is a personal space and the hosts are personable.
Only downside is the Boston snow, which makes the Dorchester streets difficult to navigate. That said, if you are anthropologically inclined, you can observe the spontaneous behavior of "dibs"--using chairs (and a surprising variety of other objects) to mark parking spots the locals have dug out. Lockean property at its finest.
This is the place to spend a few nights (or days) when in the Boston area. A charming mansion, warmly welcomg hosts, enough room for privacy and access to the house amenities. We stayed 3 days and nights with the Carney family and will keep a fond memory of our stay here. The hosts are lively, and they can provide fascinating,mthoughtful comments and discussion. If one is more the private type, the rooms are rather large, quite comfortable, good jatural light and agreeable views on the water. There is an adjoining little and comfortable salon with plenty of coffee, tea, juice and muffins. The bathrooms were simply impeccable. It is clear that
much effort is spent making guests feel as comfortable as possible. We loved it. And we'll certainly hack here if in Boston again.
My friend and I enjoyed our stay love the feeling of "Home" breakfast was perfect beds were comfortable.Loved the big soaking tub after a long day of traveling. Nice quiet neighborhood. Would stay again and recommend to my friends.
A experiência com a Carney Family foi excelente! O casal é extremamente agradável e nos fez sentir em casa! A residência é muito bem arrumada, limpa e possuí uma vista maravilhosa para o mar, onde tive a oportunidade de ver o melhor nascer do sol de minha vida! Fui muito bem recebido e instruído sobre as acomodações, bem como o local para estacionar meu veículo. Necessitei utilizar o telefone para ligação local e prontamente fui autorizado pelos anfitriões sem custo algum. Simplesmente fantástica a hospedagem! Quando voltar a Boston, com certeza me hospedarei na residência...
The Carney Family were great hosts. The listing described the amenities and it was the perfect location to be not quite in the most populated areas. I enjoyed the breakfast items each morning and the bathrooms were amazing! Thanks for a great vacation spot.
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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.