Spacious room with private bathroom and full size bed, 3 windows overlooking the garden and the walk to the beach behind the house. Nearby parks, 8 minutes to the Red Line then 12 minutes to downtown, 25 minutes to Cambridge, off street parking.
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 while 20 minutes from the center of the city.
There is a full kitchen for guests to make meals, as well as a back porch to enjoy, weather permitting. A laundry room is available and reliable wifi access is provided to all guests.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with guests when we are around, which is usually in the evenings. We're happy to offer conversation and guidance about Boston and New England. We are available to meet and facilitate our guests' visits and can be around as much, or as little, as needed. We will provide thorough directions for accessing the house if guests arrive while we are not at home.
Savin Hill is a diverse, residential neighborhood with lots of families and trees. There are paths to jog or walk on the beach, easy access to bike rental, food shopping, restaurants, and coffee shops. The neighborhood has deep roots - people who come here, stay here. There are lots of large Victorian houses, two city parks, and a path along the harbor. We are a 10 minute walk from the local breakfast and lunch spot, McKenna's, and for dinner and drinks, Savin Kitchen. About a 20 minute walk away is Shanti, an Indian restaurant and Harp and Bard, an Irish Pub, serving the usual fare. The John F. Kennedy Library is located on the water, a very short walk away, as is the University of Massachusetts.
We are located an easy and pleasant 10 minute walk from the red line T station, providing access to and from all parts of the city, airport, Amtrak train, bus station, ferries to Cape Cod and the north shore, and trains to the suburbs. The "T" operates from early morning until about midnight on the weekdays and later on the weekends.
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, Mary's granola, and yogurt 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, NEVER PULL INTO THE DRIVEWAY UNTIL WE HAVE ASSIGNED YOU A SPOT TO PARK! Upon arrival, park on the left side of the street 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 the house or on the porches.
The place is totally great, the room is spacious, clean and close to subway. You have access to huge guest room and large and well-equipped kitchen.
And the host is a really nice and helpful guy. I wish we could stay there longer and would definitely try staying there in my next visit to Boston.
Awesome first airbnb experience! The room was amazing. Sun shines through beautifully in the morning. The pitcher of water was a lovely welcoming touch after a long and thirsty road trip. Extremely convenient location for sightseeing in Boston, only a short subway ride from downtown. Thank you for sharing your home with us!
I had a wonderful stay at the Carney home! I stayed in Andrea's room and it was very private, immaculately clean, and the bed was extremely comfortable. Mary & Barney were very accommodating and friendly as well. It's always nice to have hosts that are engaging and easy to talk to. They have a ton of knowledge of the surrounding area. Unfortunately I came in the winter weather, but I will definitely be back for the summer to enjoy the water that's just a short walk away! I highly recommend their home to anyone looking for a safe, quaint neighborhood and family feel for their vacation!
This was my 4 th stay with the Carney's. And it was my first in this room. Andria's room is spacious and luxurious with it's own bathroom. It is always clean, welcoming and very inviting. The great perk for me in snowy weather is off street parking. the Carney's have always been gracious and helpful .
We spend two great day in Carney's home. They were great hosts and Barney's tips was very usefull ! I totally recommand this place !
The house is huge and very confortable. You feel as confortable as at hotel but far much frendly.
You can see the water by the windows. It's really close to the main metro line and you are in town in no time.
It's the best location to stay in if you want to do sight seeing around Boston. Conveniently located near the Subway station. The room was very clean and neat too, instructions were very clear on how to do self check in.
Andrea's room came as a real surprise to me. It was one of the less expensive accommodations we've used during a 2 week holiday, but it turned out to be the one we've felt most comfortable at in the end. It really grew on us for the few days we were there. Hosts Barney and Mary are so kind as well, you really feel they open up the house to you. We can definitely recommend it!
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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.