Hamptons rentals come in all shapes and sizes. To demystify the market, behold the 2011 Summer Rental Roundup! We're making stops from Southampton to Montauk, giving you seven rentals per destination as we crawl down 27. Last stop, Amagansett and Montauk!
1. Further Lane, Amagansett; Saunders
The Price: $275K, August-LD
The Skinny: Here's a renowned interior designer's dunes home that exudes the decor typical of a "chic boutique hotel." Broker babble we agree with! The California-style spread offers distant views out to the Altantic, an attractive pool and pool house, and 5,000 square feet worth of contemporary furnishings. This borderline oceanfront estate pretty much defines "escape."
2. Ditch Plains, Montauk; Atlantic Beach
The Price: $28K, August-LD
The Skinny: If sand's not your thing, then proceed to the next rental. This cottage is located "on quiet dirt lane with close proximity" to Ditch Plains Beach. But hey, that's all part of the beach bum lifestyle. Inside this 3BD, 3BA home is a sleek contemporary kitchen, charming beamed ceilings, and spacious bedrooms. A half-acre of private outdoor space finishes off the offering.
3. Montauk Shores, Montauk; Martha Greene
The Price: $8K, July
The Skinny: You've read about it on Curbed, but how about actually living there? Yup, we're talking about Montauk Shores, the most stripped down version of oceanfront living in the Hamptons. This mobile home-style condominium comes with 2 BD, 2BA, a spick and span kitchen, and stellar views of the ocean. Space might be limited, but the Atlantic sure isn't.
4. Panoramic View, Montauk; Rosehip Partners
The Price: $65K, August-LD
The Skinny: If you want to streamline your summer relaxation, then look no further than the Panoramic View, where meticulously renovated condominiums sit among some of the best resort amenities available in Montauk. This particular unit occupies 2,500 square feet, consisting of 3BD, 3BA, and an open floor plan. In renting this unit, you also get access to housekeeping services, an attended pool, and 1,000 feet of coastline.
5. Laurel Hill Lane, Amagansett; Prudential
The Price: $125K, MD-LD
The Skinny: In Amagansett, you can head north of the highway and still keep the cache. And here's a good case in point: a 6,000-square-foot English-style home with a 3,000-square-foot basement that's chock-full of amenities, a free-form gunite pool, and a location off a dirt road that's not too far from either Amagansett or East Hampton. At this price, definitely not something you can easily recreate.
6. Fort Pond, Montauk; BHS
The Price: $13,900; MD-LD
The Skinny: A completely upgraded starter-rental right on Fort Pond! For the entire summer, you can enjoy this sleek 800-square-foot cottage, which is just across the pond from the center of town, and also near Sole East and the ever-popular Navy Beach restaurant. Not that the Atlantic is far away, but a "quiet" pond beach is also nearby.
7. Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk; Sotheby's
The Price: $450K, MD-LD
The Skinny: As always, we conclude the rental roundup with a real show-stopper, this time in the form of an unbelievable 7,500-square-foot contemporary home, which sits on 4 acres of oceanfront land. The Pentagram Architects-designed home comes with an expansive guest house, infinity-edge pool, gym, and screening room. If you're looking to entertain this summer, then why not make this place your venue?