In case you missed it, the Hamptons turn into a playground for the rich and famous every summer…and it’s not hard to see why, considering that this cluster of townships and villages on Long Island boasts top-notch shopping, fine dining establishments galore and some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait around for an invite from Ina Garten to enjoy this vacation oasis just outside of NYC. Here, a roundup of the very best Airbnbs in the Hamptons—ranging from jaw-dropping palatial estates to cozy bungalows with stellar ocean views. Read on and start planning your beach retreat.
The 18 Best Airbnbs in the Hamptons, from Budget-Friendly to Splurge-Worthy
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- Sleeps: 2
- Rate: $260/night
- Why We Love It: couples retreat, cozy vibes, garden views, close proximity to town and beaches
This quaint little bungalow in Hampton Bays boasts a large, fenced backyard with a fire pit and outdoor grill, a sprawling back deck for lounging and a scenic garden setting that provides plenty of privacy and natural beauty, to boot. Natural light fills the space by day, making the sleek, modern interior gleam…but given that the property is located just one mile from several gorgeous beaches and the town center, you probably won’t be hanging around the well-appointed living areas for too long.
- Sleeps: 12
- Rate: $1340/night
- Why We Love It: ocean views, private beach access, ample outdoor space, luxury accommodations, scenic natural setting
There are breathtaking views to be had on every square foot of this stunning East Hampton gem, which sits on the banks of a pond that’s surrounded by lush foliage and located just minutes from the beach. Watch sailboats go by and savor the gorgeous sunsets from the comfort of a chic and thoughtfully designed interior, swim in the heated saltwater pool and lounge in the generously sized backyard or grab some beach gear (the home is well-stocked with towels, paddleboards and everything in between) and set off down a private footpath that leads you around the pond and straight to a private beach. No matter how you spend your stay, you’d be hard pressed to find a dreamier spot to unwind.
- Sleeps: 6
- Rate: $786/night
- Why We Love It: private setting, spacious interior, luxury accommodations, close proximity to town and beaches
Nestled in a peaceful residential enclave of East Hampton—this striking and oh-so spacious home features an airy and sun-drenched interior with vaulted ceilings and top-notch luxury furnishings, plus a large private backyard and all the amenities you need for a comfortable family stay. Oh, and the location, just minutes away from pristine bay beaches and the dining and shopping in town, is pretty hard to beat, too.
- Sleeps: 4
- Rate: $431/night
- Why We Love It: couples retreat, private beach access, bay views, ample outdoor space, walking distance from train and town center
One of four other cottages situated on a giant grassy property in the heart of Montauk, this charming vacation stay serves up 180 degree views of Fort Pond Bay and is located within walking distance of the train station and town center, and just steps away from a private beach that’s accessible via a private, bench-lined path. The modestly-sized interior is homey and comfortable—perfect for a small family on a budget—but it’s the outdoor space, amazing views and prime location that make this spot truly special.
- Sleeps: 6
- Rate: $1039/night
- Why We Love It: impeccable and elegant design, ample outdoor space, central location
This bright and airy home boasts interior design elements worthy of a spread in Architectural Digest (think: spiral staircase, luxury furniture and skylights galore), plus a large backyard with an outdoor shower and saltwater pool. Best of all, the property’s location provides easy access (by car) to Southampton's vibrant town center, as well as numerous neighboring communities and numerous beaches and scenic waterfronts. If you’re looking for comfort, elegance and convenience, this one fits the bill.
- Sleeps: 5
- Rate: $299/night
- Why We Love It: couples retreat, beachfront location, private beach access, ample outdoor space, garden views, luxury amenities
Here, a clean and sunny beachfront cottage that’s just a two-minute walk away from both a gorgeous private beach and three private tennis courts (in case you’ve had your fill of sun, sea and sand). It also has a backyard with a large veggie and herb garden, as well as an outdoor kitchen, fire pit and grill station. Inside, you’ll find every modern comfort you could wish for—including luxury linens and top-of-the-line cookware. Yep, it’s safe to say you’ll feel right at home if you book this budget-friendly beach bungalow.
- Sleeps: 6
- Rate: $680/night
- Why We Love It: private beach access, ample outdoor space, spacious designer interior
The beaches of Towd Point are some of Long Island’s most beautiful, and if you stay at this Southampton stunner, they’ll literally be in your backyard. (Or maybe we should say in your backyard’s backyard, since the house has an expansive one of its own that’s beautifully landscaped and outfitted with a sprawling deck and saltwater pool.) Aside from the private beach access and lovely outdoor space, this home also boasts a massive master suite with a large private balcony, a sunroom, a living room that opens to the pool and plenty of plush designer furnishings where you can lounge both indoors and out. What’s not to love?
- Sleeps: 8
- Rate: $2200/night
- Why We Love It: historic, impeccable interior design, ample outdoor space, family-friendly, close proximity to town and beaches
This stately and historic farmhouse was previously owned by Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee (of Grey Gardens restoration fame), so it should come as no surprise that it has been lovingly restored and renovated. Indeed, the interior design is impeccable, the grounds (which feature a saltwater pool, outdoor shower and children’s playset) are well-groomed and the rooms are spacious. Really everything about this property is on point, including its location, which is just five minutes away from Amagansett Village, East Hampton Village, and the Ocean Beaches.
- Sleeps: 6
- Rate: $1440/night
- Why We Love It: ample outdoor space, scenic setting, luxury interior, close proximity to town and beaches
Ideal for a relaxing escape from the city—this shingle cottage in the quaint village of Sag Harbor sits on a full acre of lush and well-maintained land, made completely private by mature landscaping features, including towering French lavender and Crepe Myrtle trees. The backyard features a large, heated salt water pool and plenty of designer outdoor furniture for enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings. Inside, you’ll find a light and airy space with tasteful decor and numerous swoon-worthy updates, including a gorgeous chef’s kitchen with commercial grade appliances. Best of all, this sag harbor rental is located less than a mile from town and just as close to the bay beaches of the area, so you’ll have all the amenities you need at your fingertips and the beach in your backyard.
- Sleeps: 8
- Rate: $1079/night
- Why We Love It: ocean views, scenic setting, architectural design, spacious interior, close proximity to town and beaches
Presenting the creme de la creme of Montauk vacation rentals: This stunning mid-century home boasts a sleek, modern and spacious interior, plus a secluded, slightly elevated location that affords guests breathtaking views of the ocean and the lush, green surroundings from its numerous patios and sun-drenched rooms. Best of all, both the charming town of Montauk and its pristine beaches are within walking distance, so this one is basically a dream come true (as evidenced by its perfect 5.0 rating).
- Sleeps: 8
- Rate: $840/night
- Why We Love It: bay views, scenic natural surroundings, designer decor, spacious interior, close proximity to town and beaches, wine tasting
You’ll have plenty of room to spread out in this enormous four bedroom designer home, which is located on a quiet, secluded street just minutes away from the town and nearby ocean beaches and vineyards. The property features a large backyard with pool and deck, as well as several elevated patios and balconies from which guests can take in sweeping views of the bay and surrounding forest; while the wonderfully decorated interior boasts beautiful artwork and antiques throughout and every amenity under the sun, so you’ll truly be wanting for nothing.
- Sleeps: 4
- Rate: $350/night
- Why We Love It: couples retreat, boho vibes, waterfront location, scenic views, lake access, ample outdoor space
Looking for a room with a view? Look no further than this funky waterfront guest house—a modest-sized but very well-appointed two bedroom cottage with bohemian vibes and unbeatable lake views that will literally make you feel like you’re hovering above the water while lounging in the comfort of the living room. Better still, this budget-friendly rental boasts a private deck, a sprawling (shared) lawn with equally amazing views and direct access to Fort Pond itself, where you can while away the hours kayaking, swimming and more.
- Sleeps: 8
- Rate: $390/night
- Why We Love It: minimalist design, scenic outdoor space, private pond access, close proximity to town and beaches
Sunlight bounces off the clean white walls and fills the space of this chic and modern home on the edge of Watermill Village, one of Southampton’s most prized enclaves. The property is surrounded by trees and provides access to a scenic pond—a combination that promises guests a serene and blissful stay in a gorgeous natural setting that can be enjoyed from the expansive, elevated deck or anywhere in the large backyard. It’s also worth noting that, despite how remote and private the place feels, this home is very centrally located just a stone’s throw away from the vibrant town village and the nearby beaches.
- Sleeps: 3
- Rate: $550/night
- Why We Love It: scenic woodland escape, rustic vibes, unpretentious community, ample outdoor space, close proximity to beaches and nature preserves
Situated on five acres of forested land at the end of a long driveway, East Hampton’s Woodland Hideaway serves up a truly secluded stay that’s perfectly suited to nature lovers and beach bums alike. (There are multiple nature preserves nearby and beautiful beaches are just a ten minute drive away.) The cabin-style home has a rustic feel with nearly as much wood inside as the sprawling lot upon which it sits, and the small community of Springs to which it belongs is comprised mostly of fisherman and artists—a refreshing change of pace from the glamorous jetsetters who typically flock to the Hamptons over the summer. Bottom line: If you’re looking for a super cozy and well-appointed place to stay that’s private and unpretentious, this is the rental for you.
- Sleeps: 6
- Rate: $778/night
- Why We Love It: minimalist design, private beach access, ample outdoor space
Head to the Clearwater Beach community of East Hampton for a stay at the Silver House—a lovely three bedroom property that sits on a half acre of oak tree-lined land. The interior features a breezy open floor plan and tons of natural light to compliment the modern minimalist design aesthetic, and the spacious, private backyard is equipped with a BBQ, fire pit and plenty of outdoor furniture. The real draw, however, is that this home has easy access to a private beach that is, by all accounts, exceptionally beautiful and a perfect spot to watch every breathtaking sunset.
- Sleeps: 12
- Rate: $2,210/night
- Why We Recommend It: palatial experience, luxury design, beautiful outdoor space, close proximity to beaches
Want to feel rich and famous for a day? Just book a stay at this palatial estate and you’ll get a taste of what it’s like to live in the lap of Hamptons luxury. This massive 5,000 square foot home is just minutes away from the beach and sits in the midst of what is best described as a private park—featuring a full acre of neatly groomed hedges, beautiful gardens and grassy lawns, plus a heated pool and an oversized pavilion with TVs and a grill station. In fact, you might be inclined to think that simply camping on the lot would be fancy enough, but we’d be remiss not to mention the Versailles-like luxury of the designer interior, which boasts five spacious bedrooms, multiple large bathrooms with gleaming marble from floor to ceiling, a newly renovated chef’s kitchen and a full gym. Suffice it to stay, the hardest thing about crashing at this pad is having to leave.
- Sleeps: 5
- Rate: $700/night
- Why We Recommend It: couples retreat, ocean views, beachfront, private beach access
Modern, organic design and panoramic, front-row ocean views combine in this very special beachfront home that’s just the right size for a couple or small family. The sun-drenched interior is a pristine white, and the generous grounds are well groomed and lead straight to an unspoilt private beach by way of a private footpath. Is it just us or can you hear the waves crashing in the photos?
- Sleeps: 8
- Rate: $485/night
- Why We Recommend It: architectural design, close proximity to town and beaches, spacious interior, garden views
This super attractive Mid-Century home in the West Tiana Shores community belongs to an architect, which should come as no surprise, since the eye for design is pretty clear. The light-filled, open kitchen and living room area has sky high ceilings and boasts a direct view of (and access to) a yard that features manicured gardens with multiple lounging areas, as well as an (unheated) pool and large deck. Oh, and did we mention that with four impeccably decorated bedrooms and three and a half sparkling clean bathrooms, there’s enough space to accommodate a small crowd? Just be sure to hit up one of the many ocean and bay beaches nearby and stroll the Hamptons Bay village once you’re done drinking in the comfort and style of this Insta-worthy property.