The Hamptons have long been the escape of New York’s rich and famous, but with that very reputation it has been on lock-down for visitors keen to experience what the fuss is all about. The Hamptons rank among the highest in America when it comes to property prices, not to mention it almost impossible to find somewhere to stay, with so many willing to pay the price for a slice of the golf-and-country-club lifestyle, lavish society parties and the opportunity to hobnob with the jet-set each summer.
Cue onefinestay, the company that brings hospitality to the finest homes in some of the world’s best cities. Last week, the company launched ‘Collections’, a portfolio of 20 distinguished homes in the Hamptons, in partnership with ‘Bespoke Real Estate’, a real estate broker who deals in super-luxury homes in the area.
Some properties I thought were worth noting is Meadow Lane Estate, an alluring and luxurious nine bedroom, 12 bathroom bayfront property on what has been billed as Billionaire’s Row.
Slate Pond House is a four bedroom, four bathroom archetypal hideaway in Bridgehampton. A great place for someone looking for something a little more traditional, this house features a heated outdoor swimming pool, top-of-the-range BBQ and Adirondack chairs for the long summer evening.
Over the next year, onefinestay are expecting to roll out even more ‘Collections’ destinations, to include Southern California, the French Riviera and Edinburgh.