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. We have ample 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, and still being 20 minutes from the center of the city.
Enjoy the fresh fruit in the bowl on the kitchen table, the orange juice, cider and individual yogurts in the refrigerator. There is a selection of teas in the upper cabinet at the far left of the sink. Barney makes great coffee early in the morning, and will leave a filled carafe on the counter under the microwave each morning - as well as a fresh batch of his signature muffins!
There is a full Kitchen for guests to make meals, Ample Unblocked Parking in two driveways, a Back Porch for Outdoor Meals and Lounging, and a Back yard for relaxing. Laundry room. Baby Grand Piano on the second floor that you are welcome to play.
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 greet and facilitate our guests' visits; we can be around as much, or as little, as needed.
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. Lots of large Victorian houses, two city parks and a path along the harbor. It is unexpectedly safe, actually. 10 minutes away is a local breakfast spot, McKenna's, open at 5:30am and Savin Bar and Grille, open for lunch and dinner until 11 or midnight. About a 20 minute walk away are several restaurants - Indian, Chinese, Pizza, Vietnamese, Irish. Also a 20 minute walk is the JFK Presidential Museum with its restaurant and UMass Boston with its cafeterias.
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, suburban Commuter Rail and the Silver Line to the Airport. The Red Line operates from early morning until after 12:30am daily every 5 to 15 minutes. It's 10min to Downtown Crossing, 12 minutes to the Park Street and from either of those 2 stations you can get to everywhere else in Greater Boston - take the Green Line to BU and BC, Blue Line to the airport, Orange Line to Back Bay/JP. Or stay on the Red Line for a quick ride to Cambridge/MIT/Harvard Square, and onward to funky Somerville.
You can walk out the back yard to Dorchester Bay and the beach. The Harbor Walk/bike path starts there and goes on for miles.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$510 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2000 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
My friend and I had a great stay! It was beautiful when we arrived, just one or two days after the snow storm, the whole place was covered white.. Barney & Mary's is very cozy and comfortable. The muffins were yummy! Extremely convenient to have the full use of kitchen and laundry room. Barney was helpful on everything we've asked...especially when I mentioned my purpose of visit, he even reached out his networking to help me connect with locals. What a great experience and feel!! Location is very convenient, ten mins walk to T and the neighborhood was quiet, and safe with a lake/park area behind...:-)
Barney & Mary were very gracious hosts. They both made us feel very welcome and at home.
Their location was central to everything and easy to get to the T. We'd recommend The Carneys's home to everyone planning a visit to the Boston area.
The Carney's were excellent hosts over the duration of my stay. They go above and beyond in welcoming you into their home and are open to any questions or requests you may have. The room itself is gorgeous and the private bath is an added convenience. Breakfast in the morning is especially helpful if you enjoy getting up and starting your day early. I could not have asked for a better place to stay. Thanks again Barney and Mary!
We had a really great stay with the Carney family in their very nice house! Great rooms and bathrooms! We truly enjoyed the relaxed, comfortable setting of the Carney home, and the morning breakfast (with freshly baked muffins) was delicious! We used the bike hub at JFK station (about 1k walk), and cycled to the conference center (BCEC). After the conference, we used the bikes for Boston sightseeing as well! It is very easy to go to the beach for running! We really enjoyed! This was our first opportunity to experience airbnb and our stay with the Carneys has reinforced that we will use airbnb in the future and hopefully visit the Carneys when we return to Boston! I will tell about you to all colleagues looking for a place to stay in Boston.
Beautiful old Boston mansion with extremely thought-out accommodations including a bedroom with sitting area, private bath, and even slippers, all within the home of an incredibly amiable family.
Our only complaint was that our schedule did not allow us to stay longer in this beautiful setting.
It is a bit of a trek outside of the heart of Boston, but well worth it. The family and their children were quite giving of their time in answering all of our questions!
Thank you to carney family. It was a nice place to stay in Boston, not far away from downtown where you have an easy entree to Boston Freedom Trail. The room is like the picture und very clean and cozy! I loved the place. It is absolutely recommendable.
The room are very confortable and clean. Great breakfast in the kitchen with yogurt, fresh fruit, coffe, muffins, ...
The location are very nice in the quiet zone and it's very easy to go to Boston with the T red line.
Barney is very kind and helpful. We hope to return again.
Highly recommended !!!
Very nice and helpful couple, with clean, comfortable and well taking care accommodations at a reasonable price.
This is a fantastic house. We stayed in the main floor room with private bathroom. Very nicely decorated, clean and charming room. The kitchen was also very convenient with morning coffee and muffins (which were delicious) and some basics available in the fridge (yogurt, toast, jam etc).
Despite never having bumped into the hosts, we felt right at home and very comfortable in the house. Enjoyed the little book about Boston. It's not core downtown but very easy to get to on the red line. We would stay here again.
I enjoyed my brief stay with the Carney Family and would love to stay at their home again when we return to the Boston area.
The room was big and very clear,I love our room,it's comfortable.
I really thanks Barney's drove me to airport at 4AM,so I don't need to slept airport ,But it's very early,especially Barney's had work in the morning.I was thankful for his help.
I'll never forgot it!!!!
I like their daughter sing,the sound was amazing!!!!!
she'll become to superstart!!!!ha ha
Thanks for everything