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.
I stayed here for 5 nights while attending a conference and it felt like home away from home. The bed was very comfy and the bathroom was spick and span. Barney gave me great directions to the house from the airport and the subway is 5 to 7 minutes walk from the house and just a few stops away from downtown. It was real nice and convenient to have a breakfast nook on the third level. I would definitely stay here again.
We have wonderful holidays at Carney Family'home (3 days). The room is clean and pretty, the bathrooms are splendid, the breakfast great. The home is very close to de subway station who is 15-20 minutes far from downtown and south station, it was perfect. Everybody was nice with us: we recommend this bedroom.
The Carney family's house is a beautiful period house in a characterful area of Boston. The room was perfect: wooden floorboards and rugs as well as some nice period furniture that gave the room a homely feel. A real slice if 1900s Americana - but with all mod cons! The location is great for popping in and out of the city centre as well as for getting to the airport. Would definitely stay again if in town.
Very Nice room and muffins!!!and thank´s for the advices about restaurants (very good Indian food) and cape code!
Amazing house with amazing host. Every thing was perfect. Near of train station and downtown.
Thanks a lot Barney and Mary for the week end.
We will see us again.
Super welcoming, pictures accurate. Great location. Gorgeous house. We had the top twin room and it was great. Huge bathrooms. Communal areas great too. Excellent breakfast. I would definitely stay again. Light, clean, spacious and quiet.
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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.