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

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

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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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, including service fees.

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

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

308 Reviews

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Tanmay User Profile
May 2017
Thanks to the Carney family for hosting us. The house was really beautiful and the best part was its proximity to downtown Boston. Made our trip all the more memorable!

Kimberly User Profile
May 2017
Great accommodations, great people, great location, great value. This was my second stay with the carney family and I'll stay again next time I'm in Boston!

Stephen User Profile
May 2017
This is one of the most charming and intimate places I have ever stayed in. If you are coming to Boston, look no further.

Joan User Profile
May 2017
Lovely old house in a quiet neighbourhood. An easy walk from the T (train). You can see the water from the back porch and can have a lovely chat while sitting on the front porch swings. We were arriving early as we had tickets for a 1:30 baseball game and wanted to just drop our stuff off and they had no problem with that.

Jan User Profile
May 2017
Pretty neighborhood and easy walk to public transportation.

Aaron User Profile
May 2017
Amazing room. Quiet neighborhood. Plenty of parking. Near to the train station. Amazing muffins.

Michael User Profile
May 2017
Another great stay at the Carney Family's place!!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in May 2013
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.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour