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 and or on our website at 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!!


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.

Meet Naydeesha Davis- Leasing Associate at Short Term Rentals Boston

Here at STRB it is important for us to showcase how hard our employees work to make your stay the best possible experience.  This week we’re talking to Naydeesha.


Can you tell us a little bit about you and what you do at STRB?

I am a 25 year old young professional currently residing in Boston. I am the oldest of 10 children and an Auntie to a 4 year old. I’m pretty laid-back, constantly working on becoming a better human being with each passing day. I handle the reservations and leasing here at STRB.

What is your favorite place in the world?

I haven’t traveled much as of yet but right now I’d say this private beach I visited in Rhode Island this past summer.

How would you describe your job at STRB?

I love my job here at STRB. It is a great atmosphere with an amazing group of individuals. Coming into a great place to work every day makes the workday that much more pleasurable.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Binge-watching YouTube hair and makeup tutorials and Haagen Daaz Dulce de Leche ice cream

Who is your idol?

I can’t say that I have an idol. I’d like to become some one that other people look up to someday.

Moment you decided you wanted to be in the furnished rentals industry?

I worked in hotels previously and that was a segway into the furnished rentals industry. I didn’t really decide. The opportunity presented itself and I was fortunate enough to be given the chance pursue it.

 What are your aspirations?

I aspire to one day be a great wife and mother and just being happy.

What are some adjectives that best describe you?

Most would describe me as funny and laid back.

How do you recharge?

A nice hot bath and some yoga.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned working at STRB, and in the short term rentals industry?

I’d have to say patience. Fulfilling many different types of guests needs on a daily basis is not as easy it sounds or looks. I am still learning new things day by day.

Where to Explore in Boston this weekend


That nip in the air means that fall has officially arrived.  Here is a list of what to do this weekend! Just because Hurricane Joaquin is coming in, doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun in Boston this weekend.

Friday, October 2nd




2015 Harpoon Oktoberfest

On October 2nd & 3rd Harpoon Brewery will celebrate Oktoberfest with beer, bratwursts, chicken dancing, and more.  Located at 306 Northern Ave in Boston.  Purchase your $20 ticket HERE




The Dark Side of Boston Walking Tour

Explore the darker side of Boston on this spooky walk based on true historical events that occurred in Boston.  You will hear many stories not often shared with tourist while walking among the streets of the North End.  The tour starts at 6:00 pm at the corner of Hanover and Cross Street in front of the Tony DeMarco boxer statue.  Tickets are $13, purchase them HERE


Saturday October 3rd


Nick’s Comedy Stop

As one of the top clubs in the country, Nick’s draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston.  Nick’s is located in Boston’s theater district at 100 Warrenton Street.  Click the link for $10 tickets!



The 4th annual Let’s Talk About Food Festival

This festival returns to Copley Square in Boston on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015.  This event will bring together celebrity chefs, farmers and fishermen, nutritionists, non-profits, public officials, parents and food experts to tackle topics of  food in a fun and meaningful way. There will also be cooking demos with educational and meaningful actives.  The festival stars at 10:00 am and goes until 5:00 pm.  Click HERE for the event website.


Sunday October 4th


Jazz Brunch at the Merchant

Join them from 11am to 3pm for performances by local musicians located at 60 Franklin street in Downtown Boston. Event website HERE

5 Things in Boston you must do during Fall!

Happy Friday from STR Boston! Fall is less than a week away! We are celebrating what is by far the best season in Boston. It’s time to throw on some more layers and take your jackets out from storage to get in the spirit of autumn.

Below are the top 5 things you must do when visiting Boston!

1. Fall Foliage



New England (and Boston) is world famous for our breath taking fall foliage. Take a stroll through Boston’s Public Garden, located in the heat of the city. Boston’s Public Garden is home to many densely planted trees and shrubs that change colors at slightly different times, making a constant changing of leaf tones.

2. Football


PATS, PATS, PATS. Whether you are sitting at home or enjoying the game at a bar with crazy fans, Boston is the place to be!


3. Apple Picking


With so many orchards within an hour of the city, nothing should be stopping you from going out there and picking some delicious apples! Think of the endless recipes you can make with freshly picked apples and don’t forget the cider donuts! You can find all listings of orchards on or just Click Here.


4. Pumpkin flavored everything


From beer, to Ben and Jerry’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream, to pumpkin flavored hummus- which is a bit questionable? Boston has you covered! Head to Al Dente in the North end for some amazing pumpkin raviolis and a pumpkin dessert at Mike’s Pastry.


5. Fall Festivals-

There is plenty to celebrate in Boston during the fall! Check the list below!

Boston Local Food Fest

This Sunday! September 20th
Farmers, fisherman, food trucks, and other food providers serve up locally-sourced eats. Demonstrations, workshops, concerts, crafts and competitions are also on the menu.
For more information Click here.
Where: The Greenway
When: 11a.m. – 5p.m.

Boston Book Fest
October 23 – 24
Celebrating the power of the written word, this festival brings together over 150 speakers including Cynthia Copeland, Wes Craven, Paul Harding, Joe Klein, Lois Lowry, and Lesley Visser with Salman Rushdie as the keynote.
Where: Copley Square
When: All Day

Head of the Charles Regatta

October 17-18
This annual boat race is the biggest of its kind anywhere. Rowers from around the world arrive in Cambridge for the chance to compete against the best.
Where: The Charles River
When: 8a.m. – 6p.m.

What to do in Boston- September Edition

Fall is right around the corner and what better way to spend it then in Boston.  If you are looking for something to do, here is a list of fun and FREE Boston Actives going on this weekend!

Thursday, September 10th– “Fenway for the Fallen” -Fenway Park hosts a celebrity softball game featuring an all-star lineup of local celebrities, Boston sports legends, media personalities, Gold Star Family members and military combat veterans (some combat wounded) from 3 – 5 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. General admission and VIP after-party tickets are available by visiting

Friday, September 11th– “Astronomy After Hours at the Museum of Science” – Between 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm on Friday, weather-permitting, visit the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the Museum’s parking garage. On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena.  Please see event website for more information

Saturday, September 12th– “Hub on the Run Boston Run Tours”- This fun running tour of Boston takes place Saturday at 10:30am at 855 Boylston Street. The run tour will be loosely structured – it’s designed to give you a chance to get a fun run and see some sights. Lockers and showers are available at RunBase free of charge.   Email for more information.

Sunday, September 13th– “23rd Annual Cambridge Carnival”- Cambridge’s largest festival is held next to MIT and includes ethnic foods, 3 live music zones, a Kidsfest. Cambridge Carnival is located in Kendall Square and is a colorful and festive celebration that celebrates Cambridge’s diverse and international community. This free festival and it runs from 12:00 p – 7: 00 p.  Here is the event website


Meet Scott Kirkwood- Director of Operations for Short Term Rentals Boston


Here at STRB we will be introducing our team members in the next couple of weeks.  We want to showcase some of our employees who work so hard to make sure you and your family have the best stay possible.  This week we’re talking to Scott

How would you describe yourself?

I’m a fun-loving person who is all about living through experiences. In my opinion, material things can make you happy, but experiences with people that you are close to stay with you forever. Music, the outdoors, and food are my thing. If I’m not in the office, I’m usually either out on the water fishing, or at the closest live music event. I was born and raised in Massachusetts, but I’ve been all over the US, and think it’s one of the greatest states in the country.

How long have you worked at STRB and how did you learn about it?

I’ve worked for STRB for almost two years now. Wanting to get into real estate management/development, I sent out an e-mail on a whim after having read the bios for BREC, the managing entity for STRB. I saw a company of young professionals who were really onto something and knew I wanted to get in on the ground floor.

 What are your responsibilities as Director of Operations?

Officially, I oversee all operations for the Short Term Rentals Boston portfolio. I also manage all marketing initiatives and digital accounts, and am one of the point people when developing or setting up a new property. My mission is to ensure that we are constantly building the business while working to improve our guest’s experiences. That being said, I am no stranger to rolling up my sleeves and helping a guest in need!

What is something you love about working at STRB?

For me it’s all about the team and helping to provide guests with comfortable and affordable accommodations in Boston. The close-knit environment at STRB is unlike any other place I’ve worked before. Whether it’s playing music at full blast in the office or getting in the occasional ping pong game on the office table, everyone here likes to have fun. I especially enjoy hearing about the things that our guests are able to do in a furnished apartment(like cooking a huge family meal), that they wouldn’t be able to do had they stayed in a hotel. I’m not much of a hotel person myself, and I love converting other hotel-lovers to furnished rental repeats.

How do you describe STRB to people?

It’s like a home away from home. Whether you’re a business person, a family on vacation, or just a lone ranger exploring the city of Boston, there’s a good chance we’ll have something that fits your needs. On the whole, STRB is aimed at making short term city living fun, affordable, and easy.

If you could stay at any STRB vacation rentals, which would it be and why?

It’s got to be the penthouse unit at Mount Vernon St. in Charlestown. The roof deck has some of the best views I’ve ever seen of Boston, and the area has a really beautiful, old feel to it.

 What are some obstacles you have experienced during your time at STRB?

You can’t always make everyone happy, but we really do try. I think one of the most challenging obstacles is hearing about guests are missing certain items that we say are provided in our units. I like to think that everyone is honest and forthcoming, but the fact is many people aren’t. If you break something in the apartment, just tell us so we can make sure it’s there for the next guest =)

 What are some of the best experiences you have had while working at STRB?

I think I would say experiences, not to sound cheesy or anything. Bringing STRB’s first hostel-style unit to fruition on W. Broadway in South Boston has been a blast, and hearing some of our first guest say things like “This is much nicer than any hostel I’ve ever stayed in before” really gets me stoked(for lack of a better word). Another awesome moment came about after one of our guests made it seem as though everything we did just wasn’t working for her, but then called us back the next time she came into Boston. I really think you learn a lot from negative experiences, and it’s funny how some of our best reviews come after we’ve fixed something that has gone awry, versus the run-of-the-mill stay where everything is perfect.