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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!


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


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

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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!

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This Weekend in Boston- Summer Edition

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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/


Celebrate your 4th of July in the city of Boston

 

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The 4th of July is coming up fast, and staying with Short Term Rentals Boston ensures that some of the best spots to witness the all of the action are at your doorstep. With locations in Boston’s Back Bay and Beacon Hill areas, you’ll be able to hear Keith Lockhart and the Beach Boys from your window, or even witness fireworks from one of our roof-top decks. More interested in history? Check out the Freedom Trail. For more info. on the city’s 4th of July celebration click here.


Staying in Boston this Summer? Enjoy some of the best beaches in New England.

 


The city of Boston has a lot to offer in the way of entertainment, but as the Summer starts to heat up the beach is often the best way to cool down. Whether you’re here for a few days or a couple of months, some of the Northeast’s most pristine beaches are closer than you may think. What’s more, state transportation officials have reinstated the CapeFlyer train service for a second season, making accessing the Cape and the Islands both quick and affordable (only $40 round-trip). The best part is, children and seniors ride for free!


Advantages of a Short Term Rental

Unlike hotels where you might feel like a guest at all times, you do have the opportunity to live in the comfort of your own temporary, furnished home, with a private kitchen, bath, and rooms to relax in while you are visiting Boston. Also, short term rentals save money. Flexible, furnished units are much more cost-effective than hotels and allow you to spend less on laundry service, dining out, and other things that don’t come included with accommodations like a hotel, motel or Holiday Inn (say what?). Fully equipped kitchens are a standard amenity included in all of our listings. This has great appeal when you factor in specific dietary requirements or a family with small children in temporary accommodation looking for a more permanent abode.

Short term apartments give you more space and privacy, as well as providing a “home away from home” feel that allow for a more intimate, local experience. Particularly for those working away from the office for extended durations, the addition of a private kitchen and living room is a significant benefit, offering room to both relax and work as required. Renting a two or three-bedroom apartment provides more space for a group or family than a hotel room, giving more freedom to those sharing the space. In addition, if family or friends visit, there are sofa beds to accommodate them at no extra charge – a service for which hotel guests find themselves incurring additional charges.

Between the money savings and the unique amenities that you will find, short term apartment rentals have it all. Whether you are visiting for a few weeks, or months at a time, you can find plenty of accommodations to suit your needs and give you the space that you are searching for. There is nothing more enjoyable than having the space to spread out and relax. Having the ability to live like you’re at home when you’re miles away makes everything easier.


Where are you staying when the Red Sox are in town?


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Are you a Boston Red Sox fan no longer living in the city, but looking for the perfect place to stay near historic Fenway Park and downtown Boston? Whether you’re in town for a game or planning a longer stay, Short Term Rentals Boston has the furnished rental solution that not only affords accessibility during your sports vacation, but also the privacy and peace-of-mind of avoiding a cramped hotel. With tons of space and amenities, luxury furnished rentals give you the freedom to entertain guests in style and enjoy some pre-game snacks in some of Boston’s most popular areas.