Make no mistake, we love summer in the Hamptons. The themed lawn parties and gardens bursting with hydrangea, the dock and dines, and long, languishing days under tassel beach umbrellas. But post Labor Day in the Hamptons — when the crowds thin and fur babies are welcome on the beaches — is lovely too. Especially when it comes to booking Airbnbs at unbelievable rates. A few fof our finds:
Beach Chic, East Hampton
Located in quiet East Hampton, the interiors of this three-bedroom home have recently been redone in quintessential Hampton’s style. Think high ceilings, large windows filling the rooms with natural light, a minimalist color palette, and private outdoor terrace. We especially love the writing nook by the window — perfect for working from home.
Modern Home in Southampton
We love the chic, coastal-white vibe of this designer home, set on a quiet lane in Southampton. The three-bedroom, two-bath cottage comes with lush gardens, a heated saltwater pool (closes September), and outdoor shower and dining area. Added bonus: this home is pet friendly and close to beaches.
East Hampton Ranch
Private beach access is a draw (yes, even off-season) of this elegant, four-bedroom, 2.5-bath East Hampton bungalow. The pool, too, is stunning (although it closes in September). The bungalow comes with hardwood floors, modern light fixtures throughout, and a cooling color palette of blues and grays. We also love the clawfoot tub in the marbled bathroom.
Sun-Drenched Sag Harbor Home
Bike to Havens Beach, explore Sag Harbor’s shops, restaurants and bars, then return to this sun drenched, newly renovated home. Bright, airy, and deliciously spacious, we love the soothing, clean color palette with pops of color.
Sea Roost, Montauk
Built in the 1940s, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom original fisherman’s cottage is one of the last remaining at Montauk’s secluded Hither Hills Beach. We love the nautical curation and Old Man and the Sea vibe. There is also a separate artist studio on the property.
Elegant Southampton Retreat
Bright and spacious, this post-modern, Southampton retreat is truly a home away from home. The house features five bedrooms, 3.5 baths, living room with fireplace, outdoor hot tub and pool, and inside, a deep soaking tub. There is also a zoom-ready office setup for those working remotely. Pets (under 20 lbs) are welcome with pre-approval.
Modern Beach House, Montauk
Walk or pedal (bicycles are provided) to town from this modern two-bedroom, two-bath, Montauk beach house. Recently refurbished, the interior is loaded with designer touches, while the outdoor firepit is perfect in autumn.
Mid-Century Modern, East Hampton
Elegantly designed, this mid-century modern home offers clean lines, open spaces, and expansive windows. Set on two acres overlooking lush rolling lawns, the house features an open great room with high ceilings, exposed beams, a wall of glass, and a custom fireplace with a massive hearth. There is even a professional gym (with weight rack and Peloton), and a charcoal water filtration system that delivers Fiji-level purified drinking water out of every tap.