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Short-term rentals make personal and business travel easier, better.

Everywhere you look in Boston you see cranes, new construction, parks being built and renovated, new stores and restaurants opening and public transit improvements happening. Seaport, Fenway, South Boston, Kendall Square, the Financial District are all part of the boom. You name the neighborhood and we can name at least 5 major projects happening right now. Our economy is indeed booming. Kendall Square and the Seaport continue to be an epicenter for tech, life sciences and business. Wayfair continues to expand in Copley Square. GE has begun their move to Fort Point Channel. This list goes on and perhaps Amazon will be the next major company to have a headquarters in Boston. Oh, and let’s not forget about our world class hospitals, universities and arts and cultural organizations which continue to draw people to Boston from around the world. What’s not to love about Boston? Well, nothing, assuming you can afford to be here! Housing prices in nearly every sector continue to rise, but let’s talk about the short term housing sector in particular. Hotels are too expensive and beyond that they lack important amenities like kitchens, laundry and space to live! Long-term rentals aren’t practical. Why invest the time and money in furniture, moving expenses, big deposits, utility and cable set up, just for a few months? Neither makes sense, but often individuals and companies do not know where to turn to find affordable, professionally managed, safe and convenient short term rental options. There is a lot of information and resources available on the internet but it is often hard to sift through it all and make informed decisions. Craigslist can be unreliable (and sometimes downright shady), Airbnb can be an information overload and the national corporate housing providers carry prices that are just too high for most budgets. So where do you go from here? Well, to be candid, we think we’ve got the perfect solution at Short Term Rentals Boston for both individuals and businesses alike. We’re big enough and have enough units to service the largest corporations in Boston, yet we’re a small business at heart, with the personal touch and attention to detail that make it easy for individuals to stay with us too. We also know that everyone’s needs are different and one of the benefits of a company of our size is that we can flexible!

 

Some of the benefits of staying in a short-term rental that you may not know are:

  1. It’s cheaper – much cheaper actually. Not only do you pay less per night than you would at a hotel but you get the added savings of being able to prepare your own meals, do your own laundry and entertain yourself and others within an STR, as opposed to be forced to go out all the time. As your group grows, so do the savings. Short-term rentals are a far more cost-effective option for large groups or families traveling together.
  2. It’s more comfortable – You get additional space and important amenities that make it feel like your home away from home (kitchen, laundry, home furnishings, cable TV and wi-fi).
  3. It’s more personal – Instead of staying on high-traffic streets you can choose locations in residential neighborhoods that fit your style, your budget and that are most convenient for you.

And if you do decide that a short-term rental is right for you, the benefits of working with us at STRB are many:

  1. The best value! Our company is vertically integrated – We own our units, we professionally manage them ourselves and we do all the leasing and marketing in-house too. That means we have lower overhead than our competitors and we pass those savings on to our customers.
  2. We’re highly reviewed and regarded – We live in the information era, where you can read everything you need and want to know about a company with just a few clicks of the button. Good thing for us we’re good at what we do!
  3. We have a wide selection of units – one for every person and every budget in fact. We also have high enough unit count to accommodate large groups, including corporate groups.
  4. We’re flexible – We offer nightly, weekly and monthly lengths of stay. We can basically tailor our services to your needs (within reason, of course 😉 ).
  5. We’re responsive – We’re local and we offer 24-hour emergency response.

So now you have to ask yourself, if you or someone you know is coming to Boston for weeks or months, why would you stay anywhere other than in a short-term rental by STRB???

Check out our website for more information and let us know how we can make your next trip to Boston an easier, more comfortable one.

Downtown Crossing-Temple Place

Back Bay-Commonwealth Avenue

South End-Concord Square

 

 


STRB Collaborates with Local Organizations and Businesses

 

At Short Term Rentals Boston (STRB), we strive to be a leader in  the furnished and short-term housing industry here in Boston. In concert with what we do (furnished housing), we place a high value on, among other things, social responsibility and community-minded initiatives. One example of how our business and our values intersect is in promoting economic development in the city of Boston. As a company we are able to further this cause by providing local organizations and businesses with access to much needed furnished housing. Whether we’re hosting members of a multi-national fellowship program in our Quarters™ properties or providing cost-effective housing solutions for start-ups and emerging businesses, we’re proud of the role we play a variety of organizations and clients.

A recent example of this is STRB’s relationship with Our Generation Speaks (OGS): “a fellowship program and incubator where emerging leaders create high-impact ventures. The fellowship establishes a set of innovative enterprises that generate significant social and economic value, while creating a cohort of young Israeli and Palestinian community leaders who cooperate across ethnic and political lines to build shared prosperity within the region.” OGS came to us with the hurdle of providing affordable housing for its fellows, all while being in close proximity to the Mass Challenge offices in Boston’s vibrant and rapidly-developing Seaport District. By working hand-in-hand with the program leaders at OGS, we were able to give their fellows comfortable, well-equipped accommodations, a commute within walking-distance and a taste of what it’s like to live and work in Boston. Here’s what they had to say on their experience:


Scott and the STRB team were fantastic! They made housing 25 summer fellows an absolute breeze. They were able and happy to accommodate all of our special requests, and they were incredibly diligent in prepping and cleaning the units upon our arrival. Our guests had a great stay and our team enjoyed working with STRB from day one to check-out.”


South Boston-30 West Broadway

South Boston-30 West Broadway

South Boston-30 West Broadway

South Boston-80 Dorchester

South Boston-80 Dorchester

South Boston-80 Dorchester


STRB Recommendations: Boston Winery

The Boston Winery is a hidden gem in Dorchester Massachusetts. It is located beside Venezia restaurant in a Civil-War era building. The winery is run by Ralph Bruno and his goal is to “share his knowledge of making superb wine and to teach others how to enjoy this experience.” Every Saturday afternoon the winery is open to tastings and tours. For only $10 you receive 3 tokens that can be exchanged for glasses of wine, and a tour of their facilities. 

Boston Winery Door

Tours run every half hour, you can arrive anytime between 1pm and 6pm . The winery is not big so the tour is only about 10 minutes. If your tour guide asks any questions make sure to be the first to answer! The guides hand out extra tokens throughout the tour. They do a great job of explaining their process of creating the wine.  Contrary to popular belief they do not crush the grapes with their feet.

Boston Winery Barrells

The tasting room offers about 5 different wines. I went with a friend so between both of our tokens we tasted them all. Red, white, and sparkling are included in each tasting, chances are they will have a wine for you.  Handmade pizzas are available in the tasting rooms. Make sure to be the first to grab a slice, the pizza is for everyone participating in the tasting.

Boston Winery Drinks

The winery is only a short drive away from many of our properties. If you are staying with us on a Saturday make sure to stop by, and let us know what wine you tasted! I highly recommend the Sparkling Brachetto and The Black Dog Cabernet Sauvignon.


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


Packed Fenway


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.