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.
Such a beautiful house!!! And Mr.Barney is super nice!!! The area where the house at is pretty quiet and the T(subway) is not far from the house. The bedroom and the bathroom are really clean and tidy!!
Overall, I had a good experience. The room was clean as was the bath. I will pay closer attention next time I review a potential stay with AirBNB as I missed the fact that the bathroom was separate and shared. I believe when I entered my search criteria that I stipulated a private, in room, bath. Will certainly be more careful next time. The hosts, Barney and Mary, were pleasant during the brief interactions I had with them. The 2 flights of stairs were a bit of an inconvenience with 2 pieces of luggage. While I would say that this room met basic needs and was clean, it definitely lacked the amenities that one would find in a B&B or a hotel.
Listing as described. Whole family made us feel welcome. Felt like we had privacy and flexibility as needed.
Our stay with the Carney family was very pleasant. Their home was fantastic and in a great location. They provided everything we needed in terms of essentials and breakfast was perfect! I would highly recommend staying here if you're looking for accommodation in the Boston area.
Uns hat der Aufenthalt bei der Carney Family sehr gut gefallen. Die Anbindung nach Downtown Boston ist gut und die Nachbarschaft mit seinen bunten Villen sehr schön. Unser Zimmer und die Toilletten waren in einem sehr guten Zustand und die Gastgeber sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Besonders toll sind auch die morgendlichen Muffins und all die anderen kleinen Aufmerksamkeiten, die den Gästen zur Verfügung stehen.
The room was on the top of the building. The landlord was very friendly and willing to help. The bathroom was quite neat and comfortable. There was maid service to be keep clean the room and bathroom which is very professional. English muffins, coffee and utensils are provided in the kitchen room which make the customers feel convenient.
We enjoyed our stay here so much! The room was exactly as pictured and the warm muffins in the morning were fabulous! There were two beautiful bathrooms between three rooms so didn't have any problem using the shower etc. The room had lovely bedding and towels and there were even bathrobes to use. Mary was lovely and answered any questions we had. I'd highly recommended staying here; I hope to return again one day!
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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.