Lovely view of the sitting area of the room.Looking at the sitting area and the entrance to the bathroom.

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Spacious room with private bathroom and queen 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.

The space

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.

Guest access

There is a full kitchen on the first floor 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.

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!

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 17 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 28
Security Deposit: 100
Weekly Discount: 4%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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 can drop off their luggage after 10 AM. We are unable to accommodate arrivals earlier than 10 AM.
Guests who need to stay after the check out time are welcome to use the common area on the first floor for luggage storage.

NO SMOKING in the house or anywhere on the property.
No Pets.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

333 Reviews

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Marva User Profile
August 2017
Beautifull house in a besutifull neighborhood. The kitchen is full equipped and well fit travelers. Our kids love the toyd and the balcony. Very quiet and private but open and happy place. The host are very nice and helpfull

Julie User Profile
August 2017
We loved this room! It's located in a large residence in a neighborhood of beautiful historic homes. Everything was made easy and comfortable for guests. There's also quick access to a nice walking trail with waterfront views. Excellent conversation was made with other travelers on the lovely outdoor porch, as well!

Susan User Profile
July 2017
Highly recommend Barney & Mary's place, a wonderful place, easy access, lovely home, great hosts!

Desiree User Profile
July 2017
We stayed at the Carney family house for three nights. The room was wonderful, very spacious and beautifully decorated. Nice bottle of water waiting for us. We had the use of the kitchen. Nice big fridge to store our food. Coffee and home made muffins in the morning. We did our laundry. Everything was thought of, there was detergent and even an ironing board. Also nice to have a chat with other guests in the kitchen. Communication with the family was very prompt and they gave very clear information. We loved it and would stay again of we had the chance.

Nora User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful house, a quiet oasis but still easy to get around with a train stop just down the street. My room was comfortable and spacious. I enjoyed having coffee and homemade muffin on the back porch overlooking gardens. Barney is so friendly and relaxed, was a pleasure to meet him.

Lee Koon User Profile
July 2017
Thank you very much Barney. It's a beautiful experience to stay in this great historic house. You are a professional and very good host, everything we need even advice on how to travel to places of our interest. We had enjoyed our stay with you and a wonderful visit in Boston. Thank you very much for the fresh home bake muffin, best thing in the morning when you feel so at home, thank you for sharing the tips to bake good muffin. Bye and I will recommend to anyone who is visiting Boston . Sincerely, Lee, Mathew and Guan from Singapore

Marva User Profile
July 2017
Beatifulll house un a calm neighborhood. Great room and well equiped kitchen. We loved it and the kids too...

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CarneyFamily User ProfileCarneyFamily is a superhost.

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.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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