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Two hours’ drive east with the skyscrapers of New York City behind you, find Slate Pond House, an archetypal escape on a sleepy lane in Bridgehampton. A heated outdoor swimming pool, top-of-the-range BBQ and Adirondack chairs make the private back garden a sun-trap shrine to relaxation and hanging out, and you’re just a walk from Bridgehampton’s main resort centre, Montauk Highway. Here you'll find renowned eateries, like Bobby Van's Steakhouse and Candy Kitchen, and stylish boutiques in Bridgehampton Commons. Set to exploring, then bunker down in your utterly comfortable retreat, or pack a picnic and head for the sands of Sagg Main Beach, two miles straight down Ocean Road – a relaxing 30-minute stroll, or an even shorter cycle.
Bridgehampton thrives all summer, when the urban elite swaps its suits and briefcases for sandals and beachwear. Between basking on Sagg Main Beach and returning to the backyard's pool you'll pass Ocean Road's attractions, such as Almond, a sophisticated restaurant and bar. And a 12-minute drive East is Main Street, where antiques shops, restaurants, museums and cafés are sure to beguile you into a slower pace of living.
The most flamboyant fly by helicopter from NYC to the Bridgehampton – a short, and expensive, 40-minute journey. Alternatively, the Hampton Jitney will take you from Midtown Manhattan to Bridgehampton in just over two hours, about the same time it takes if you rent a car and drive from the city or outlying airports.
In green surroundings, the pitched roof and wooden frontage of Slate Pond House are unmistakably of the Hamptons. Follow your energetic hosts’ footsteps and run or cycle to the ocean of cool mornings. Or if you prefer to dip your toes closer to home, the swimming pool is a private seaside. Inside, dark wooden floors are offset by rich neutral tones of cream, caramel and coffee, and all four bedrooms have distinct personalities, along with accessories of rope, wicker and bleached beams. But don't bunker down too soon: in the basement you’ll find a gorgeous den for relaxed movie nights, with leather lounge chairs and a spectacular 70-inch television.
The basement bedroom has no windows and opens directly onto the TV snug without being separated by a door.
There is a train track that runs in close proximity to the home. However, trains run infrequently.
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 host's gardener is scheduled to visit once a week to harvest and take care of the garden. The gardener will mainly be working in the outdoor space.
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.