This Service Takes the Headache Out of Booking a Hamptons House
One thing we decidedly don’t love about the Hamptons? The myriad hassles that surround getting a rental: You have to book way back in February and scour dozens of listings to find one that works for your time frame. Not to mention stocking the kitchen and figuring out what else you need at your temporary residence.
Fortunately, someone had the brilliant idea to streamline the process: StayMarquis wants to make your dream Hamptons experience a whole lot easier. The full-service vacation rental company, from co-founders Bryan Fedner and Alex Goldstein, not only provides Hamptons vacationers with five-star homes, it offers concierge services akin to those at a luxe hotel.
For starters, the properties are nice, with amenities ranging from basic (linens provided) to baller (private pool, tennis court). And once you book, you can take advantage of concierge services that include securing coveted dinner reservations at the Hamptons’ most-talked-about restaurants, arranging a local wine tasting or boat rental, or setting up a one-on-one fitness class by the pool. You can even arrange to have your grocery shopping taken care of, so you can arrive to a fully stocked fridge.
Plus, unlike a lot of lodging Out East, there are actually flexible options—and many are surprisingly affordable. Here, a few dreamy homes we have our eye on this summer.
A Modern East Hampton Getaway (starting at $985 per night)
Create your very own spa weekend at this modern East Hampton property. Spend your days basking in the sun in your own heated pool, relaxing on the chaise lounges, soaking in the hot tub or cooling off in an outdoor shower. After the sun sets, enjoy beer or rosé on tap and s’mores at the fire pit.
Southampton Village Elegance (starting at $3,750 per night)
Kayak? Check. Bikes? Check? Saltwater pool? Check? Vacation goals? Check. Check. Check. This seven-bedroom masterpiece comes with a big price tag but even bigger amenities that also include a gym, a spacious patio, staff quarters and basically anything else you could ever want out of a summer rental.
Pantigo Seclusion (starting at $680 per night)
This charming East Hampton cottage is straight out of a fairy tale. With three bedrooms and three baths, it’s the ideal rental for a family or a girls’ weekend (i.e., no fighting over who gets to shower first). Spend your days lounging by the pool and reading in the gardens, or head into town or to the nearby beaches before coming home and cozying up by one of the two fireplaces.
Modern Harborview (starting at $788 per night)
If you love a good soaking tub (who doesn’t?), this Sag Harbor home is calling your name. With three full baths, five bedrooms, a hot tub and a private pool, the modern oasis has plenty of space to stretch out and relax. It’s also just a short ride from charming Sag Harbor Village.
EAST SHORE ROAD (STARTING AT $262 PER NIGHT)
One of the more affordable options, this three-bedroom, two-bath house in Southampton is just steps from the bay. The interior is gorgeous, but between the waterfront views, grill and patio chairs, we’re guessing you’ll be spending more time outside than in.