Hamptons rentals run the gamut from modest to superlative, from reasonably priced to Holy Crap! Our last stop is in the quaint but hipsterish village of Montauk.
81 East Lake Drive #1, Montauk; Corcoran
Price: $13,200 (MD-LD)
The Lowdown: This is a small (600sf), basic studio cottage for a single person. But the price is appealing and the location is great, right on Lake Montauk. If you fish, you couldn't ask for a better spot to spend the summer. The complex is one acre.
272 Old Montauk Highway, Hilltop #8, Montauk; Elliman
Price: $100,000 (MD-LD)
The Lowdown: In this 2-bed, 2.5 bath 2100sf co-op, we can't decide which is more enticing to us, the views or the service. Sit in the private hot tub on your own deck and stare at the ocean. Or do the same from the bedroom. Or the living room. On the other hand, there are concierge and porter services, beach and pool attendants, beach bonfire services (Garçon! Stoke the bonfire tout de suite!), fitness center, business center, and housekeeping services. Now if you'll excuse us, we're hopping in that spa.
390 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk; Nest Seekers
Price: $360,000 (MD-LD)
The Lowdown: We're starting to feel a little sorry for this place, although we probably shouldn't, as the listing reminds us that it's "close to celebrities & designers." The owners asked 600K for the season last year (note the future Curbed editor weighing on in the décor in the comments), and 750K back in 2010. This year the ask is much more realistic. With 10,000sf, you get 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, 4 fireplaces, a 10-seat movie theater for when the celebrities stop by, a gunite pool with a 10-seat spa for when the designers drop in, a wet bar that seats 8, which may make for awkward moments ("Sorry, Mr. De Niro, Mr. Lauren is using that seat"), and of course views to die for.