STRB Restaurant Pick Of The Week: Grille 705

While on vacation it isn’t always reasonable to sit down for long meals. Sometimes you need a quick bite to eat before starting your day. That is why we recommend Grille 705. It is a go-to for the locals in the South End. The best characteristic about this restaurant is that the food is affordable. You won’t have the break the bank for a great meal. The location is prime, right on the corner of Massachusetts and Harrison Avenue. Many of our properties in the South End are only a 10 minute walk away. Our office on Washington Street is about 2 blocks away. You can find a couple STRB employees stopping by Grille 705 during our lunch breaks.

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Grille 705 has breakfast served all day long, so if you aren’t an early riser you can still get some pancakes and bacon when you wake up. Their omelets and french toast are any breakfast lovers dream. If you order french toast there are 6 different kinds of toppings to choose from, personally I like the blueberry. As for lunch I tend to go for the chicken wraps and sandwiches, but they also have hamburgers and pasta. Last time I ordered the Ranchero Chicken Wrap with french fries and a side Greek Salad. I was finished in about 15 minutes, the food was great! A cool option they offer is ordering online. So you can go to their website, pick out what you want, pay, and then go pick it up in 15 minutes or less.Grille 705 Chicken Wrap

Grille 705 is one the best diner’s in Boston’s South End. We recommend this spot to our guests because it is affordable and has an eclectic menu. If you are staying at our East Springfield or Concord Square apartments Grille 705 is only a 10 minute walk away. Make sure to look up their hours before you head over, on certain weekends they close at 4pm. Check it out the next time you are in Boston and let us know what you ordered!


STRB Restaurant Pick Of The Week: Cafe Madeline

 

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Finding the perfect coffee shop is a challenge, especially when you are in a new town. If you are staying with us in Boston’s South End you can find a great cup of coffee and pastry at Cafe Madeline. Around town they are known for their delectable French pastries and baked goods. Their cafe includes a window into their kitchen where you can see how all the goodies are made. Cafe Madeline has become one of the favorite spots for us at STRB.

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Whenever I have a craving for sweets at work, Cafe Madeline is just a short walk away from our office. They have a wide variety of French style pastries, drinks and sandwiches. My favorite treat is their croissant. It is so flaky and warm, great for these cold January days. If you enjoy a hot chocolate their’s is a must try. Their menu has a lot of French type foods and drinks so make sure to read before you buy!

Cafe Madeline outsideWhether you need a cup of coffee in the morning or a sandwich on the go, Cafe Madeline is a great option. Their menu is on the more expensive side, so make sure you have some extra change in your pocket! If you happen to stop by let us know what you thought!


STRB Restaurant Pick Of The Week: Globe Bar and Cafe

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Globe Bar and Cafe is a great little joint in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. It is located at 565 Boylston Street across from Copley Square. This spot offers a place with easy access to the great shopping and sight seeing that Boston offers.

The restaurant has a great vibe and energy. There is a large outdoor patio that is perfect for some people watching and views of the city. Inside the exposed brick and large front windows make you feel welcomed and comfortable. The wait staff is friendly and were able to seat us quickly and had the food out promptly.

 

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The menu has all the basics so there is something that can please even the pickiest of eaters. When ordering drinks make sure to look above the bar at the chalkboard, there is a seasonal cocktail menu offering interesting drinks. The friend I was dining with ordered the Hot Spiked Cider with Jack Daniels Honey. It was the perfect drink to help warm up during the cold winter day. I had the Sangria, and it was so refreshing after being out in the dry air.

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For my meal I had the club sandwich with a side of french fries, and my friend ordered the turkey sub.The french fries were salty and warm, just the thing we needed to get us though the rest of our shopping day. They give you a lot of food, so we were able to bring our leftovers home.

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 If you are staying at one of our Back Bay properties like Newbury St. or Commonwealth Ave. check out Globe Bar and Cafe. It is just a short walk away and near the attractions of the city.


STRB Restaurant Pick of the Week: 5 Horses Tavern

While staying at one of our properties we want our guests to feel like a local. So our team is putting together a weekly blog to showcase some of the great restaurants in the area. We hope this helps with planning your trip and finding great places to eat!

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The South End of Boston is rich with eclectic restaurants and bars. Each one has their own vibe and a menu full of options that can please anyone. One of the favorites of STRB employees is 5 Horses Tavern on Columbus Ave. They describe their menu as “modern American comfort food” and they live up to that promise. Many of their dishes have ingredients sourced from local farms, and they even have multiple vegetarian dishes. The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and is the perfect spot to hang your hat and mittens when looking to escape a chilly Boston winter. Their brick walls and comfy leather booths make you feel right at home.

 

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This is the place for any craft beer fan. On draft are classics like Sam Adams and Harpoon, but the micro-brews are the reason to drink at 5 Horses Tavern. Their beer menu includes local drafts from Massachusetts breweries like Fort Hill, Trillium and Lord Hobo. If you aren’t into beers there is a full wine and cocktail menu that is sure to quench anyone’s thirst.

 

Our operations manager Scott recently stopped by and enjoyed some great beer from Trillium, along with some personal pizzas and crispy tater tots. Yes, we’re raving about tater tots, but these ones are awesome. Tots at 5 Horses also come loaded with cheese and shaved steak, but Scott tends to be more of a purist and opts for the base model.

 

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The restaurant is conveniently right across the street from our property at 44 Concord Square, and is also a short walk from any of our South End apartments. Check out 5 Horses Tavern the next time you stay with STRB.

 


Update: 20% reduced rates on select furnished apartments…now through the end of February!

 


Effective immediately, Short Term Rentals Boston is offering a 20% discount on stays from now through February in buildings all across Boston’s core neighborhoods – NO COUPON CODE REQUIRED. Book online or give us a call and we’ll help you find the perfect place for that last minute pre-Christmas vacation or corporate stay! Be sure to check out our new Specials page for a list of all active discounts.

Applies to:

12 Mt Vernon Street – Charlestown

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94 Charles Street – Beacon Hill

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784 Tremont Street – South End

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296 Marlborough Street – Back Bay

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538 East Broadway – South Boston

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Commonwealth Avenue – Back Bay

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30 W. Broadway – South Boston

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STRB Quarters™ on Dorchester Street

Short Term Rentals Boston and the team at Haycon Inc. are wrapping up months of renovations on the second Quarters™ installment at 80 Dorchester St. in South Boston. The building will consist of 14 hostel style units with shared private bathrooms and a host of modern amenities.  With double rooms at just over $100 per night this building is the perfect place for traveling professionals on a budget, people relocating to Boston and convention goers. Find us on Booking.com and Expedia.com or on our website at shorttermrentalsboston.com in the coming weeks as we ramp up for an opening in early June. Check out some pictures below for a sneak peak!


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Here is What’s Going on in Boston this Weekend!

New Year, new activities!  Here is a list of what to do this weekend if you are visiting Boston!!

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Friday, January 8th-

 

$20 Boston Symphony Orchestra Tickets

Tickets are on a first come first served basis and you must be under the age of 40.   View the ’16 Schedule HERE. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is located at 301 Massachusetts Ave

Frog Pond Ice Skating

Open to the public (weather permitting) with skate rentals available.  The admission is $5.00 per person and Frog Pont is located right in the middle of the Boston Common.  Check out the website HERE

Saturday, January 9th

 

Cambridge Winter Farmers’ Market

Where: Cambridge Community Center at 5 Callender StreetAdmission is FREE!  Enjoy food from Marblehead Salt Co, Silverbrook Farm, Narragansett Creamery, The Soup Guy and more! Event website HERE.

Hot Chocolate Tasting Tour

This is a perfect tour for a chilly day in Boston.  You’ll sip five or more custom cocoas, teas and other chocolate themed beverages and soak up some culinary history.  The tour starts at Cuppacoffee on 275 Albany Street and you can get tickets HERE.

Sunday, January 10th

 

OysterFest at Landsdowne Pub!

This winter oysterfest is located at 9 Landsdowne Street and starts at 12 PM.  Enjoy $1 Oysters, and Live Accapela! For more information click HERE.

Boston Chili Take down 2016

Starting from 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM you can enjoy all the chili you can eat for $20! Locared at 480 Massachusetts Ave!  Grab your tickets HERE


Another Happy Guest at STRB

Here at STRB we pride ourselves on our ability to accommodate a variety of different guests regardless of what brings them into the city.  Whether you’re a relocating professional or contract worker, a large family on vacation, someone receiving treatment at a local hospital, a seasonal guest, or someone who has been displaced, we have something for you.
This week’s testimonial comes from one of our family vacationers!

 

Marci (16 E. Springfield Street – October 2015) – Family Vacationer

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“Our stay at Unit 5 East Springfield in the South End was not only EXACTLY as it was described to us over the phone and internet, but exceeded all of our expectations. We only stay at high-end hotels, have elevated standards (and I’m a total clean freak) and we were pleasantly surprised. This was our first experience staying in a “non-hotel”, but we were here for 10 days to visit our kids in school. We chose Short Term Rentals over Airbnb or VRBO because we didn’t want to live in someone else’s house with clutter and “things”. We wanted a clean, hotel-feel in a rental property, in a cozy, at-home setting. Scott, my point person, was especially helpful and receptive. I needed a few minor items addressed and he responded immediately and was a pleasure to work with. The roof-top deck with bar-b-que grill was well worth the couple of flights of stairs! I can’t wait to book our next stay with Short Term Rentals and maybe even try another property and get to learn a new neighborhood in Boston. Kudos to a great team!”

 


Another Happy Guest at STRB

Here at STRB we pride ourselves on our ability to accommodate a variety of different guests regardless of what brings them into the city.  Whether you’re a relocating professional or contract worker, a large family on vacation, someone receiving treatment at a local hospital, a seasonal guest, or someone who has been displaced, we have something for you.
In each of the coming weeks we will be featuring testimonials from one of these different types of guests, and we’ll let them do the talking! This week’s testimonial comes from one of our repeat seasonal guests.

 

Mark (94 Charles St. – November-April) – Regular Seasonal Guest

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As a Golf Professional on Nantucket Island, I have 5 months each winter where I am forced to leave the island due to weather conditions and a house with no insulation or proper heat. I come to Boston to be near the airport and to be centrally located in New England for work purposes and work related traveling convenience.I have rented each of the last 5 seasons from Short Term Rentals Boston (STRB). It is not feasible for me to rent an unfurnished apartment and have to pack it all up and store it for 7 months. The ease and convenience of renting a furnished apartment is what allows me to be in Boston. STRB has made my living situation so much easier and convenient. I hope to someday be able to afford my own apartment in Boston but at this time, I can’t. STRB allows me to live in Boston.

 


5 Best Leftover Turkey Recipes

This week at STRB we only have one thing on our minds and that is Turkey (and  leasing Short Term Rentals of course).  One of the best things about post Thanksgiving is all the leftover food!   Sometimes eating the same thing for a few days gets a little boring so we have searched for the 5 best leftover Turkey recipes to spice up your leftovers!

#1:  Day- After Turkey Soup-

This recipe is really easy and light.   This hearty soup cooked with chicken broth looks delicious and makes for a light meal the next day after your feast.    Get the Recipe.

#2:  Turkey and Corn Enchiladas

This is Mexican themed leftover turkey dish and it sounds mouth watering.  This easy recipe will definitely put a new spin on turkey.   Get the Recipe.

#3: Turkey Hash with Vegetables and Gravy

What an easy breakfast take on turkey with turkey instead of corned beef hash!!  Add some eggs and you are good to go. Get the Recipe.

#4:  Thanksgiving Pizza.

There aren’t any specific recipes to making pizza as you can be creative with your leftovers, but here is one that looks to die for. Get the Recipe .

#5:  Turkey Reuben

It’s easy to put all the leftovers from Thanksgiving in between 2 slices of bread but a Reuben makes it so much more fun!  Get the Recipe.