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Rental for two East Hampton

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Rental for two East Hampton

My partner and I are planning a trip from England to NYC and the Hamptons next September. We plan to hire a car and drive from NYC. We are looking to rent a place in East Hampton but most places seem to be for four or more people. We don't want to spend money for extra space that we don't need. Although we will have the car, we would like somewhere within walking distance of the beach and restaurants. Perhaps it would be more economical to stay at a B & B although we would really prefer to be totally independent.

Can anybody suggest somewhere reasonable. Location is more important to us than facilities as it will only be a base.


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1. Re: Rental for two East Hampton

When in Sept. are you coming and for how long? I ask b/c the length of your stay will affect your options and when in Sept. will affect availability and pricing.

There are some b &b's and inns that rent separate cottages that would give you the feeling of renting a house. The Enclave Inn in Wainscott is one such option. East Hampton Point is another and Gansett Green Manor in Amagansett is yet another. Wainscott is more centrally located than the others but probably not as nice. Btw, it's not really possible to be within walking distance of both beach and restaurants--it's usually either one or the other.

I'm curious to hear what sort of prices you saw for houses b/c I think you may find it's still cheaper to rent a house that's bigger than you need than to rent a cottage or room/suite at a b & b.

Depending on how long you plan to stay, it might be possible to find a guest cottage in a private home that would rent out. The Chamber of Commerce for Southampton and perhaps the one for East Hampton gets listing for those. You can also check the classified ads in the local newspapers (or for that matter run your own ad).

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Thanks for the info, I will check out the places you mention. We would be hoping to visit early September. It's a shame that it's not possible to be within walking distance of both restaurants and beach but I guess it's more important to be near the restaurants so we can both enjoy a glass of wine or so.

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