Lifestyle: Spotlights

Summer Rentals in the Hamptons

local agents fill us in on the upcoming rental season
By Alison Daniels - February 9, 2018

“Tenants are securing Hamptons rentals at a steady rate,” says Chris Chapin of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. In fact, the market is so active that Angela Boyer-Stump of Sotheby’s International Realty believes “we will have a banner rental season.” She has also witnessed many prospective home buyers that are renting for a month or so to search for a home.

The bitter weather at the beginning of winter led to more virtual visits and sight-unseen deals. “People were holed up in their apartments shopping for rentals and making the deals on their iPads,” says Chapin.

Over at Town & Country Real Estate they’ve written 20 leases more than last year at this time. “I hypothesize that people are feeling better about their overall economic future,” says firm head Judi Desiderio. “And missed spending their summer out east. We’re happy to have them back.”

But not all is hunky-dory. Chris Burnside of Brown Harris Stevens has been hearing from landlords that they are renting out their homes for short periods (Think: VRBO) on their own. What this means? Full season rentals are scarce. “I would advise anyone who needs extended or full season residences to start their search now,” says Burnside.

Here’s a list of summer rentals to make you the envy of your friends.

Dazzling Sunsets
Bittersweet Lane, Sag Harbor| August – Labor Day $50,000
This west-facing rambling, newly renovated beach house with six bedrooms and 5.5 baths boasts 160 feet of beach and gorgeous views of Peconic Bay from every room. Features include open-beamed living space, large decks, heated pool, lawn down to water’s edge and beautiful gardens.
Listed by Chris Chapin of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Palatial Pond-Front
Herb Court, Sagaponack | August – Labor Day $105,000
This pristine pond-front traditional offers 4,500 square feet of living space furnished with understated elegance. There are five bedrooms, five full and three half baths, and a total of seven fireplaces, two outdoors. Eat in the wonderful gourmet kitchen or formal dining room and hang out in the media/play room. The lovely one-acre grounds feature mature trees, broad lawns, a heated Gunite pool and hot tub. Community tennis.
Listed by Christopher Burnside of Brown Harris Stevens.

Heart of the Village
Cedar Street, East Hampton | Memorial Day – Labor Day $125,000 | (Also for sale $2,575,000)
This 2,500 square foot classic shingled traditional in the heart of East Hampton Village has been beautifully renovated and expanded. Featuring four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, there is a first-floor master suite, open floor plan and gourmet kitchen. The spacious dining area and living room overlook private parklike grounds. Celebrate summer in the brand new 50-foot Gunite pool.
Listed by Brian Buckhout of Compass.

Magical Views
Inlet Road, Southampton | Memorial Day – Labor Day $140,000
Enjoy amazing views from this beautifully appointed waterfront home, which features 3,000 square feet of newly decorated, luxurious living spaces. This home offers four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, an open living area with fireplace, heated Gunite pool, outdoor shower and hot tub. And the opportunity to boat from your back yard.
Listed by Angela Boyer-Stump of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Exceptional Entertaining
Shelter Island
July $100,000 | August $120,000
This majestic waterfront estate boasts 300 feet of private beach, a 16 room mansion, pool house and a magnificent infinity-edge pool plus spa, all with panoramic water views. The living space is designed for entertaining. Think: library, two game rooms, a large dining room, several outdoor dining spaces and tennis. There are also five fireplaces, rolling lawns and spectacular skyscapes.
Listed by Judi A. Desiderio of Town & Country Real Estate.

Above the Treetops
Little Noyac Path, Water Mill | July – Labor Day $220,000
Perched high above the treetops with panoramic water views of Peconic Bay from Robin’s Island to Jessup Neck and Connecticut, this secluded 6,000 square foot home backs onto 15 acres of conservation land yet is located circa 10 minutes to Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton and Southampton. Built in 2017, the home features a dramatic 30 foot entry with floating steel staircase that rises from the finished lower level to the roof deck. The second floor living room features a wall of glass, contemporary gas fireplace and full wet-bar. There are two generous guest suites with lavish baths. The fully finished walk out lower level doubles as a cabana for the heated Gunite pool and spa.
Listed by James Peyton of The Corcoran Group.

Luxurious Living
Huntington Lane, Water Mill | Memorial Day – Labor Day $300,000
This light filled, beachy house sports an open floor plan and finished lower level. With 6,200 square feet in which to spread out there are seven bedrooms, seven and a half baths, a professional kitchen with large island and dining area, family room, gym with sauna and shower, home theater, wine cellar, heated saltwater pool and a pool house with bathroom, kitchenette and outdoor shower. Phew! It is situated in the quiet enclave of  West Mecox, which includes a community dock with access to Mecox Bay, boat slips and storage for kayaks and paddleboards.
Listed by Marc Heskell of Saunders & Associates.

Boxwoods Beauty
Memorial Day – Labor Day $595,000 | (Also for sale $19,750,000)
A long driveway meanders through the 2.25-acre property past a sunken tennis court and finishes at the arrival courtyard. Conceived by esteemed designer James Michael Howard, the 11,000 square foot, seven bedroom masterpiece features a great room, library and custom kitchen with morning room. Details include dramatic ceilings, elegant moldings, heated floors, luxurious fixtures and bespoke fireplaces. A 65 foot mirror pool with spa is serviced by dual pavilions and an underground grotto offers a view into the pool. Did we mention the elevator?
Listed by Gary DePersia of The Corcoran Group.

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