Hamptons rentals run the gamut from modest to superlative, from reasonably priced to Holy Crap! Curbed will bring you three rentals per destination in various prices as we head east. Today we look at homes in the historic town of East Hampton.
620 Stephen Hands Path, East Hampton; Rosehip Realty
Price: $15,000 (MD-LD)
The Lowdown: Our first rental is a bijou saltbox that is close to the village. There's 1000sf with one bedroom and 1.5 baths and a fireplace. If you like cozy vintage charm (and we do), this place is a winner.
[Photo credit: Chris Foster]
4 Copeces Lane, East Hampton; Town and Country
Price: $80,000 (MD-LD)
The Lowdown: The listing says that this "chateau" is "reminiscent of the great villas of Europe." There's four acres on top of a hill with views over Three Mile Harbor, with a stone patio, waterfall and pool. Inside the European theme continues, hopefully without the ghosts, gypsy curses, and scary locked rooms found in most European houses. There's a hand-carved marble fireplace in the living room and pretty stone counters in the kitchen. There are five bedrooms, six baths, and no medieval dungeons.
211 Lily Pond Lane, East Hampton; Sotheby's
Price: $425,000 (MD-LD)
The Lowdown: This is the oceanfront house rented by Bill and Hillary Clinton last August. There's still time to get it for yourself this season. As we always say, if it's good enough for Bill and Hill, it's good enough for us. (Except for the racing stripes in the hallway. Yeesh.)
Owned by real estate bigwig Elie Hirschfeld, the Lily Pond Lane oceanfront was designed and built in 1920 by John Custis Lawrence and was renovated in 2002. There are stunning ocean views in almost every room, along with 8 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, 5 fireplaces, a "large living salon" for those spirited political debates, and a 20' x 40' heated gunite pool.