This place was recommended by my girlfriend's co-worker...and it did not disappoint. This was our first ever bed and breakfast. Elizabeth was very accommodating from the onset. By the phone conversation alone I knew that this would be an enjoyable stay. Upon our arrival she offered us a major upgrade to our room simply because it was available...I didn't even ask for it or tell her that it was our 1 year anniversary.
Once she found out about our anniversary a complimentary bottle of wine with bucket, ice, and glasses came to our possession presently. Additionally, she offered excellent advice about exploring Southampton.
As for the premises, it was vibrant, clean, and cozy. The backyard provided a nice hangout for anyone wanting to share a drink or meal outdoors. But, nothing beats the salt-water pool...it felt amazing; very good size and well-maintained, too. The only thing that didn't go so well was the bathtub. We were hoping for a romantic soak but it kept leaking and we had to scratch the whole idea.
Cooper Beach nearby is pricey and on windy days not worth it.
Main street offers some excellent shopping with a very European flair. I felt that the restaurants nearby were overpriced [Red Door & Cafe Plaza]. Next time I plan on visiting we will try Saint Ambrose - it looked like a great dining experience and has very good gelato. The movie theatre at night was a pleasant surprise. The bright lights just had this wonderful feeling of spectacle.
If you plan on visiting Southampton I strongly recommend you try the Mainstay. It is very close and a fantastic value with an incredibly gracious host.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Southamptons B&B in historic village on Long Island, NY. Colonial House 1870s, Minutes to town and ocean beaches,Delicious waffles inc in cont. breakfast. All rooms dripping in charm from hand painted walls to slanted ceilings with skylights. All rooms had antique iron beds. King master suite with fireplace, two bedroom suite sleeps 5. Situtated on one acre with garden and pool. Most rooms with private bath. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mainstay Southampton, NY - Hamptons