As Summer fast approaches, it’s time to gas up the convertible and book the ultimate Hamptons party palace.
The best compounds and cottages go fast, but an increase in listings and competition among short-term rental sites means options and amenities are at an all-time high.
There are plenty of expansive properties with airy rooms, outdoor spaces perfect for clambakes or bbq’s, and pristine pools reflecting the warm sunshine.
Locations within walking distance to the beach, East End boutiques, ice-cream at Scoop Du Jour, or one of the End’s great lunch spots is a bonus.
Music lovers will want to toss lawn chairs in the trunk and head out to Montauk for the free summer concert series on the Montauk Village Green.
A great starting point, this newly-decorated Bridgehampton villa awaits with manicured lawns on an exclusive cul-de-sac.
This 6,200-square-foot, stately home has designer furniture throughout and a heated salt-water pool.
Less than a mile walk to ocean beach, this 9-bedroom, 6-bath estate can be a luxurious social headquarters for you and up to 14 of your friends.
Need a cottage for six? Check out this charmer in Northwest woods. Two miles from East Hampton village, this vacation home has a new modern kitchen and contemporary baths.
The vaulted ceilings and skylights let in plenty of natural light, but no one goes to the Hamptons in the summertime to stay inside. Enjoy the large heated pool that sits on two-thirds of a green acre, or sip rosé on one of the three separate sun decks.
Strolling through the beautiful sculpture gardens at nearby Longhouse is the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon in this neighborhood.
Art Lovers will be attracted to the history surrounding this Southampton retreat in Long Island’s storied Art Village. The Shinnecock Summer School of Art was opened here in the late 1800s and became the first out-of-doors art school in the United States.
The neighborhood resembles a plein-air painting, as you stroll along the narrow lanes an garden gates of the famous architect-designed cottages.
Spread out over 5,000-square-feet of living space on this private garden acre. High-ceilings and white walls make the 6-bedroom, 6-bath house clean and bright.
The pool house has its own full kitchen, bath, laundry and living room. A covered outdoor patio features a cozy fireplace and comfortable sofas with seating for eight.
Start your Hampton’s summer vacation the local’s way by enjoying a Lobster Roll in Amagansett. Toast your party with a trip to Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor where John Steinbeck, Truman Capote, and Paul Newman have all raised cocktails at the historic beachfront resort. To enjoy seafood the Hampton’s way, you need to be by the water. Drop into Duryea’s in Montauk or the recently reopened Moby’s at East Hampton Point.
Remember that Hamptons beaches require parking passes and these sell out fast. Try to secure a season pass before you arrive for stress-free beach visits.
Summer in the Hamptons is more than a location–it’s a lifestyle and state of mind. If you have the best week of your life in the Hamptons and decide you want a more permanent Long Island address, contact one of our experienced local luxury real estate professional:
The Raphael Avigdor Team–Sagaponeck
Robert Canberg–Westhampton and Quogue
Montauk Management Team–Montauk and Amagansett
John Brady–Sag Harbor
All photos courtesy of VRBO, Airbnb, HomeAway.