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 Mass.gov 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 www.massfallenheroes.org.

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 http://www.mos.org/public-events/astronomy-after-hours

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 info@bostonrunbase.com 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 http://cambridgecarnival.org/


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.

Guide to Boston Entertainment- August 13th-16th

The summer is not over yet!  Check out what’s going on in Boston this weekend, make sure to dress accordingly, it’s going to be a hot one!

Packed Fenway

Thursday,  August 13th– Boston Calling Block party located at 700 Atlantic Ave in Boston.  Open to the public. Bands, cocktails, and more. FREE. 21 plus. From 5 pm- 8pm.  Check the Facebook page for updates on performers later in the summer:https://www.facebook.com/bostoncallingblockparties

Friday, August 14th– Boston Red Sox take on the Seattle Mariners at Fenway.  Click link to purchase tickets http://www.stubhub.com/boston-red-sox-tickets-red-sox-vs-mariners-8-14-2015/event/9150437/

Kids Yoga, Instructor Joanne Lloyd will hold a yoga class for kids (though parents can jump in too!) on South Market Street in Faneuil Hall at 10 am. Mats provided, or bring your own. Event Website http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/event/kid-fitness/2145457279

Free Wine, Beer, and Spirits Tastings!!- Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, The Urban Grape holds complimentary wine, beer, and spirits tastings. The theme changes daily. See our events page for up-to-the-minute information on our tastings! Located at The Urban Grape South End, 303 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116 from 5 pm- 8 pm. Event website: http://tinyurl.com/ugevents

Saturday, August 15thFisherman’s Feast in the North End.  Each August since 1910, the Feast has been held in Boston’s historic North End on North and Fleet Streets, making it the North End’s oldest continuously running Italian festival. There is entertainment on the bandstand and vendors selling food (Italian sausages, calamari, pizza, pasta and much more) as well as crafts.   Goes all weekend from Thursday at 6:00pm – Sunday to 10:30 pm. Full schedule of events: http://www.fishermansfeast.com/schedule.html

Sunday, August 16th– Rhythm & Brunch.  Monthly brunch party with a R&B soundtrack!
21+; No Cover When: Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 11:00a – 4:00p Where: Causeway Restaurant &Bar
65 Causeway Street. Boston, MA 02114

This Week in Boston- Wednesday 8/5 – Sunday 8 /9


Attention all Bostonians and visitors –  Here is a list of fun and mostly free events going on this week in Boston!

Wednesday August 5th–   Free flight night from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery during the summer season!  Located at Samuel Adams Brewery, 30 Germania Street in Jamaica Plain.

Thursday August 6th– Berklee Summer in the City Concerts- located at 100 Summer Street. Berklee artists will perform on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2 pm.  Free admission! Here is a link with a full schedule of performers https://www.berklee.edu/events/summer/summer-street

Friday August 7th– Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell.  Attracting thousands of movie-goers to enjoy family-oriented feature length movies under the stars all summer long at DCR’s Hatch Shell in Boston! Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pack a picnic, and watch a movie with family and friends on Friday night for free! Movies begin at sundown, but arrive early to grab your spot on the lawn and enjoy free food samples, games, and giveaways with WBZ NewsRadio 1030 – the fun starts at 6 pm.

Saturday August 8th– Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour- Beginning at Flour Bakery at 10 am this 2.5 hour walk takes you to a Swiss chocolatier famous for their Dom Perignon Champagne Truffle, a famous New England ice cream maker focused on fair-trade chocolate, and maybe even a shop that offers bites of a chocolate-covered cricket or worm. Along the way, you’ll also enjoy seeing city landmarks, like Copley Square, the Prudential Center and the Public Library. Limited $24 tickets with link http://bit.ly/backbay-chocolate

Sunday August 9th– Watercolor Demo and Workshop.  Located in Faneuil Hall Marketplace from 10:00 am- 1 :00 pm.  Watercolor painter Gary Tucker sits down with art enthusiasts to offer a free studio session. Open Air Art Studio located at South Market street near Cheers. http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/event/watercolor-demo-and-workshop/2145457273

West Broadway Quarters now leasing!!


Short Term Rentals Boston is in the final stages of furnishing units at 28 West Broadway in South Boston and will be open for leasing starting tomorrow!  This brand new building has 3 fully furnished apartments and 15 hostel style units.  Find us on Booking.com and Expedia.com or on our website at shorttermrentalsboston.com over the coming weeks!  The pictures speak for themselves! See below!


Living Room

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This Weekend in Boston- Summer Edition


Boston is full of history, entertainment and family fun.  The summer is the best time in Boston because mostly everything takes place outdoors.  If you are looking for something to do, here is a list of Boston Actives going on during last weekend of August.

Thursday, July 30th

Outdoor Concert and Dance- Bring a blanket or chair, a picnic and your dancing shoes. Family friendly. 7:00 pm-8:30 pm at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, 105 Atlantic Ave. (on Boston Harbor next to the Marriott Hotel). Starts with a 6:15 pm dance lesson by the Boston Lindy Bomb Squad Dancers & Instructors, free for all!

Friday, July 31st

Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays- For the seventh consecutive year, the Highland Street Foundation’s “Free Fun Fridays”, a summer program that provides no cost admission to The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA).  For more information and a full schedule, please visit http://highlandstreet.org/freefunfridays.html.

The Boston Red Sox  play the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday July 31st at 7:10 PM.  Click here to purchase tickets http://www.aceticket.com/boston-red-sox-tickets/

Saturday August 1st

Saturday Live Jazz Brunch- fill up on jazz music while choosing from the Charles River Bistro’s exquisite brunch, from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm! Featuring local jazz trio, Arnie Rosen and The Wildflowers, this outdoors brunch on the banks of the Charles River Lagoon will be sure to jazz up your weekend. No tickets necessary!

If you are looking for a beach day, head to Castle Island in South Boston and don’t forget to hit up Sully’s for the cheapest Lobster Roll in town for $10.95 or ice cold soft serve!  http://www.sullivanscastleisland.com/

Sunday, August 2nd

Kid-Friendly Spectacle Island Tour- Join a ranger for a fun and interactive tour of Spectacle Island designed especially for kids! For information on ferry schedules and tickets, please visit http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/harbor-islands/