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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.

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Multiple Efficiency Suites live and ready to book – 29 Temple Pl.

 

We now have multiple Efficiency Suites live and ready to book at 29 Temple Pl. This location is perfectly located in Downtown Boston, which is ideal for individuals on business trips or families who want to be in the heart of this extraordinary city. These units can sleep up to four adults and are priced around $200/night or as little as $50/person, our goal was bridge the gap between affordability and convenience by offering economical short-term housing options in an unbeatable location. Call us now and book directly to save an additional 10% on your next stay at this remarkable property.


Boston Marathon Availability


Now that Monday, April 17th is quickly approaching it’s time to lock in your accommodations for the Boston Marathon before it’s too late. With available units ranging from shared rooms to full apartments and options priced to fit every budget, call or email us today to make a reservation, or simply click any of the available units listed below.

Budget Friendly

Quarters™ on DOT (South Boston)– 4 Rooms left at $169/night before taxes and fees. This accommodation features shared-private bathrooms and common kitchen/laundry facilities.

538 E. Broadway (South Boston) – 1 one-bedroom apartment left at $201/night before taxes and fees.

West Broadway Quarters™ (South Boston) – 2 Rooms left at $211/night before taxes and fees. This accommodation features shared-private bathrooms and common kitchen, living room and laundry facilities. Right across from the Red Line. Super-convenient and only a few minutes to Boston Common.


Mid-Range Apartments and Efficiency Suites

29 Temple Place (Downtown Crossing) – 1 studio apartment and 1 one-bedroom with full kitchen. Easy access to Boston Common, public transit and within short walking distance to Boylston St. (Finish Line). $250/night before taxes and fees.

30 W. Broadway Apartments (South Boston) – 2 gut-renovated one-bedroom apartments right across from the Red Line T on Broadway. Super-convenient and only a few minutes to Boston Common. $250/night before taxes and fees.


Full Apartments in Boston’s Best Neighborhoods

383 & 387 Commonwealth Avenue (Back Bay) – Studio and one-bedroom units available starting at $300/night before taxes and fees. These classic brownstone buildings are located just steps from the Charles River and within minutes from the finish line on Boylston.

94 Charles Street (Beacon Hill) – 1 studio available for $300/night before taxes and fees. Charles Street is characterized by small local eateries and antique shops. The walk to the finish line from this property is around 15 minutes.

296 Marlborough Street (Back Bay) – 2 one-bedroom units available for $325/night before taxes and fees. This is the perfect fit for those looking for an authentic Boston experience.

237 Northampton Street (South End) – 1 two-bedroom unit available for $425/night before taxes and fees. Conveniently located just off of Massachusetts Avenue and only a few minutes walking distance from both orange and green subway lines, this is the perfect accommodation for a larger group of up to six guests.

 

 


Choose Short Term Rentals Boston for your next short term or extended stay

Whether you’re in between homes, reconnecting with friends and family, or in town for business, STRB has a furnished option to meet your specific needs.



 


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!


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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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!”

 


Short Term Rentals Boston adds 44 Concord Square!

We are very excited to announce the addition of 16 fully furnished units at 44 Concord Square to our monthly rental portfolio. This immaculate brownstone is situated in a peaceful area that affords you easy access to Downtown Boston and many of the city’s best attractions. In terms of location, this is as good as it gets in the South End.


Introducing the STRBoston Extended Stays Tab

 

 

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Are you planning a vacation or trip to Boston that goes beyond a few days or weeks? Check out our “Extended Stay Units (30+ Day)” tab on our home page. Starting today, guests can book longer term rentals with the click of a button! That being said, we’re always open to chat about the specifics if you have any questions.