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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Amagansett house description
This 100 year old residence, approximately 14,000 square feet in size, will comfortably accommodate 18 to 20 people or more. There are 11 primary bedrooms, with 20 beds (including four kings, five queens). In addition to these 11 larger bedrooms, there are also modest bedrooms (originally designed as maids' bedrooms), each of which have single beds--great place to stash teenagers. The residence includes a very large living room (approx. 2,000 square feet) and a large dining room, along with a spacious, well-equipped kitchen, including four refrigerators. Distant ocean views and Napeague bay views from our second floor, and a long view towards Montauk--our house is on the highest point for quite a few miles in either direction.
We do not rent to prom parties or any other underage group events.
The grounds include a tennis court (Har-Tru surface) and a large swimming pool with a jacuzzi. Tennis racquets and balls, pool floats all available.
Seven full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. 5 oversize bathtubs. Two outdoor showers. Pool table, ping pong table, piano, large Weber Genesis model grill, and portable Weber grill for poolside or beach picnics.
The property has a significant history as the largest of the four 'Devon Colony' estates in Amagansett, built as grand summer homes in 1909 by four families from Cincinnati, Ohio, who also founded the Devon Yacht Club on the waterfront, one-third mile down the hill. The exterior of the residence is an Italianate style. The interior features Mission Style (Arts & Crafts) furniture, beautiful oak flooring and a grand staircase.
The residence is located on a four acre estate in Amagansett, NY, approximately 2 miles east of the center of town. The immediate neighborhood is a quiet estate area. Most homes are on three or more acres in a wooded setting.
There is easy access to the famous Amagansett ocean beaches (one mile away) as well as beautiful beaches on the bay side near Devon Yacht Club and Napeague (a mile or less). Ten miles of pristine ocean beach in either direction. East Hampton is six miles west, with many boutique shops such as Tiffany's, Gucci, Ralph Lauren. You will be perfectly positioned for night life and restaurants in three Hamptons towns--East Hampton, Amagansett and Montauk. In East Hampton, after shopping, dine at Nick and Toni's, East Hampton Grill, 1770 House or other fine restaurants. In Amagansett listen to live entertainment at Stephen Talkhouse, dine at Meetinghouse Restaurant, or savor morning coffee and freshly baked muffins at Mary's Marvelous. Try the red-hot night scene in Montauk (10 miles east of our residence): Surf Lodge, Ruschmeyer's, The Sloppy Tuna. Or try the fresh seafood and watch the boats, waterside at Montauk's Gosman's Dock or the lesser-known Duryea's. Excellent kite surfing and windsurfing in Napeague (two miles east of our residence) at one of the best US sites for these two sports, followed by afternoon drinks at Cyril's or clams at the Clam Bar, both in the Napeague stretch minutes from our house.
You can dine well at home, choosing the best fresh seafood (try Stuart's in Amagansett) and five or six farm stands with local produce, along with numerous gourmet food and wine stores serving a highly sophisticated clientele.
For the arts, be sure to visit Guild Hall in East Hampton; or Parrish Art Museum about 20 miles away in Southampton. Browse numerous art galleries in East Hampton, Southampton, or Sag Harbor, along with frequent art fairs. Experience drip-painting at the small Pollock-Krasner House in Springs (15 minutes away)--call ahead to make a reservation. Tour the vineyards and wineries on the North Fork (an hour and a half each way, with two small ferry rides and lots of scenery).
Enjoy fishing in Montauk--the best fishing location on the East Coast--for striped bass and bluefish, or salt water fly fishing in the bays surrounding Amagansett, less than a mile from our house. Golf at Montauk Downs (open to the public), with ocean views (ten miles away), or walk through the fabulous Walking Dunes in Napeague (two miles away).
If you bring the kids, and we welcome them, they will find plenty to do at the house. They will also enjoy the Duck Pond Nature Preserve (10 minutes away), Fresh Pond with shallow water at the bay and a small stream (two minutes away), the Children's Museum in Bridgehampton (20 minutes away, with two Starbucks along the way) and maybe Dylan's Candy Bar in East Hampton. There are also two beautiful libraries with good children's sections, in Amagansett and East Hampton. You have two major saltwater choices for the family: the ocean, or the calmer waters at the bay. Our house is perfectly located between the bay and the ocean, a few minutes from both, at the narrrowest point in the Hamptons.
Our mission is to be the best value in the Hamptons for large groups who want many comfortable bedrooms and a great location for a full Hamptons experience, during the day and late into the evening. Great for family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats, or skip your next college reunion and have your college buds reune here with you. Our residence shows some of its age, which is why our rental prices are lower than one might expect for such a large home in a superior Hamptons location. Those who seek a flawless estate should look elsewhere, and be prepared to pay twice the price or more--if you can find one.
We do not rent to Prom Parties or any other group of underage partiers.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 17 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 30
Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided
- Pool Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Ping Pong Table
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Private Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Fitness Center
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
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Big HouseGuest comment entered by owner
We had a wonderful experience at Lucy's grandiose property. While hard to believe, the house is even better than in the pictures. We were in awe visiting the place which has a Downton Abbey feel. It is nicely furnished and the beds are super comfortable. We had a Chef as part of our group of 17 people and he was in paradise with the space and all tools provided. Lucy was very responsive and flexible with our check-in time. We all want to come back again next summer for a longer stay.
- Guest Farah
- Date of stay 09/14/13
- Review Submitted 09/26/13
Bg HouseGuest comment entered by owner
We are all off very soon. Thank you for the use of your family house this week. We had a fabulous time and really enjoyed using the pool, tennis and big reception rooms. I think the house is in as good a state as we found it and there may be one or two extra sporting goods we left behind.
- Guest Toby
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 09/13/13
Big HouseGuest comment entered by owner
We had a wonderful weekend at The Big House – thank you for helping make our stay so enjoyable. The house really was perfect, and we hope to be able to return at some point in the near future.
- Guest Lauren
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 09/13/13
Company RetreatGuest comment entered by owner
Lucy's house is large, elegant, clean, and spacious. The house and the grounds are well maintained. We held a company retreat for four days and three nights and the house was the perfect size for twenty people to get to know each other while having their own personal space for "me" time. Our team played tennis, swam in the pool, hung out in the hot tub (big enough to seat eight), and cooked most meals in the well appointed kitchen. Be aware that the house has no air conditioning, but we didn't need it since every room has large windows and a good cross breeze. Really, no complaints at all. The house is a good value for the money, Lucy is a responsive and gracious host, and I highly recommend the house for large families or small companies. Thanks Lucy!
- Guest Kathryn
- Date of stay 07/11/13
- Review Submitted 07/16/13
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3 night min stay
Aug 10 - Aug 17
3 night min stay
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- Nearest Train: Amagansett at 2 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Rt 27 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Abrahams Landing and Atlantic at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Cyrils and Stephen Talkhouse at 4 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Meeting House at 4 Miles
Year Purchased: 1909
About the owner: My 5 brothers and sisters and I own this estate property that was built by our great grandfather in 1909. It has been handed down through the generations. We grew up in the summers with our many cousins as our children do now.
Why the Owner Chose Amagansett:
There is lots to do very near this property as you can see in our general description.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The great thing about this house is that, as it is big and has 17 bedrooms, there is plenty of room to have lots of friends or family vacation together.
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Pool with Hot tub and slide
view from Dining room into front hall
Kitchen. Lots of handcrafted Teak counters for prepping and serving.
Near the fireplace
Second floor ocean view
Corner of living room
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Date last modified - Sunday, August 25, 2013
17 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
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