In honor of Curbed's first-ever Micro Week, we digitally scoured VRBO for the Hamptons' best/weirdest/coolest/prettiest small short-term rentals. These pads prove that in a small space, you can go very right or so very wrong. (Prices were based on a weekend in March.) (Note: we'd be remiss not to mention the legal battle swirling around short term rentals, so parties interested in these rentals should keep in mind that they may violate local laws.)
This three-bedroom North Sea cottage rents for $300 a night. In the back is a "Japanese garden, complete with a moon bridge over a babbling brook, a waterfall you can swim behind, a pond house with a deck you can sunbathe or dive from, and a 15 ft deep by 60 ft in diameter fresh-water pond that is pure enough to drink from, fed by its own well." Sign us up!
For $500 a night, enjoy this peaceful bungalow in Sag Harbor surrounded by water.
This renovated Leisurama in Montauk is a groovy way to sleep 6 for $333 a night.
At $265 per night, this two-bedroom Hampton Bays apartment offers a hot tub, great views, and a rather fabulous wood-effect bar. No extra charge for the orange macramé hanging plant.
We think we probably like this East Hampton rental, which is two-bedroom and costs $250 a night, but frankly, all those stairs and landings have us kinda confused.
garage backyard bungalow sleeps two for $349 a night. While the interiors seem very dark, the pool (which you'd have to share, we suppose) is gorgeous.
For $275 a night, why not enjoy a cheerful one-bedroom condo in Montauk right across from the beach?
$600 a night for a north-of-the highway two-bedroom in Amagansett, and that's the "kitchen." Seriously?
This adorable two-bedroom Southampton cape rents for $500 a night, and has a sweet backyard with pool.
This two-bedroom contemporary in Springs costs $900 a night. It's bayfront and offers a kayak and paddleboard to use.