Life's a beach
Though the metropolis of Manhattan is territory of the light-footed, those wishing to really stretch their legs head two hours east to the Hamptons where wide streets give way to lakes, woodland and the Atlantic coast. In Amagansett, a coastal town just a little beyond buzzy East Hampton, there’s no merit in standing still. But between trips to pretty Indian Wells Beach – it's less than a mile from the door, around a refreshing 12-minute walk – and clamming in the bay, there’s plenty to enrapture the restless at Double Dune House. The decor is by turns haute and high-octane, contemporary monochrome chairs and faux-fur rugs overlooked by camping-style wall lamps and outdoorsy artworks. And there’s a generous garden too – remove stubborn sea salt with a dip in the pool, then settle down at the patio's ample seating for dinner courtesy of the outdoor grill.
Though we’re sure you wouldn’t mind, it’s only a short walk to find more competitive sporting pursuits – South Fork Country Club, where Bill Clinton once played a spirited round of golf, is a short hop across the road. And victories can be celebrated close by too, with Townline BBQ and Fresno Restaurant less than ten minutes' drive west down Montauk Highway. Or, if you prefer a little retail release, on East Hampton's Main Street you'll find high-end boutiques as well as Tiffany & Co.
From Manhattan, the Hampton Jitney makes its way to Amagansett in three hours, while the Long Island Rail Road drops passengers within walking distance from this home's door. But should you prefer a faster pace, it takes a little over two hours to drive from central Manhattan to the home, which is also roughly how long it takes from either of New York’s airports.
Don’t let the TV snug’s carved chess board fool you, Double Dune House was designed with more animated activities in mind. Let boisterous young charges exhaust themselves on the garden’s climbing wall and swing set while you conserve energy atop a poolside lounger, or stroll to the temptingly close beach to make bigger waves.
In the play room there’s a full-height chalkboard, sure to enthuse both the young and the young-at-heart, and tall sloped ceilings are an airy contrast to the living area’s dark sofa and studded, upholstered ottoman. Put the well-equipped kitchen to the test with fresh produce from the renowned local farmers’ market, or make the scenic seven-minute drive through Napeague State Park to the aptly named Lunch instead – we hear it’s home to the most delicious lobster rolls in town. When you return, there are four decadent bedrooms in which to rest sated stomachs.
There is a pool in the backyard that does not have a fence immediately surrounding the perimeter.
There are plenty of off-road parking spaces for this home, and even more on the road.
Your hosts like to close their swimming pool during the colder months, so if your booking is at the beginning or the end of the warmer season, please contact our reservations team to confirm if it will be available during your stay.
The minimum stay length for this home is seven nights.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.