Compound of Wyandanch Lane, NY (Sotheby’s International Realty): Oh, what a quaint Southampton cottage you might be thinking. Sure, it’s a little big, but look at those charming shutters, those skylights, the hint of a widow’s step. Well, we have disconcerting news for you: you have been cheated! While this Wyndanch Lane home may give you an upscale cottage vibe, the reality is that this is a luxury beach resort. It’s not just a home for your summer vacation, but a perch from which to be the envy of all the other Hamptons renters in the neighborhood.
For a whopping $500,000 for a two-week stay (calm down, it’s only $35,714 a day!), you not only get the gigantic main house you’ve already peeked at , but also three guest houses that defy the name of the chalet. Throughout the property there are 21 bedrooms, 21 full bathrooms, 5 half baths, 16,000 square feet of indoor space and 4.9 acres of outdoor space. We bet the price is starting to improve a bit right now.
Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of a magnificent kitchen calling for the perfect chef to come and take over. On second thought, it might be the sound of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, but you get the message.
This complex has enough amenities to keep you in place for your entire trip, but it’s also next to the village of Southampton. So if you want to enjoy all the typical Hamptons activities – restaurants, yoga studios, clubs – you can easily do that.
We might just be in love… with a bathroom. This blue tile is everything. Although we are not morning people, we can imagine that brushing our teeth or taking a long morning bath in this bright bathroom would wake us up right away.
We keep a little secret… and surprise! Didn’t you think we’d direct you to such a grand house if said house weren’t overflowing with amenities, didya? Welcome to a small part of the Japanese home spa, whose menu of services includes a sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and gym.
This is Long Island, the ancestral homeland of the Italians. (Editor’s note: This is grossly untrue.) That means pizza is a religion here, and it’s a religion you can practice while on vacation through your very own wood-fired pizza oven.
There are three structures on this property that are misnamed. They’re called “guesthouses” and their origins are suitably humble. In the 19th century this property was a famous farm and these three buildings were originally built in 1890 as a creamery, stables and caretaker’s house. But then the renovation took place…
When you hear “guest cottage,” you probably don’t mean full homes, each with three bedrooms and at least that many bathrooms. But that’s exactly what you get here. This means you can not only invite that couple you’d like to vacation with, but don’t necessarily want in your same house, but you can tell them to bring their the whole family. We encourage you to really embrace the idea of ”resort” living during your stay in Southhampton.
Did we forget to mention that these not-so-modest cabins each have their own full kitchen, living room, and laundry room? On the positive side, this means that you will only have to see your guests when you want. At least they may never leave.
Now, that’s the deity we bow to in the summer: a gorgeous pool. It’s hard to imagine leaving this place during your two week stay, especially if you have someone delivering homemade pizzas to you throughout the day. But we would like to mention that the beach is also steps away and the house enjoys a very private 400 feet of Old Town pond shore.
One of the benefits of having fully equipped bed and breakfasts is that your guests can reciprocate and invite you over for a home-cooked meal a few nights during their stay. No matter where your food is prepared, rest assured that there is an outdoor dining area nearby.
“Oh how fun – a fireplace”, you are probably thinking. True to its nature, this Wyandanch Lane Compound is never satisfied with a single charming element. It is just one of eight fireplaces scattered inside and outside the property. And not to forget to mention the features of the fire, there is also a hearth on the ground.
Mixing patterns is all the rage right now, especially when it comes to reading and nap nooks. As expected, this compound is right on trend.
And now for a final view of your (temporary) summer kingdom. While not everything that meets the eye is yours, the pool is. Just like the tennis court. And the giant white house with two wings. And the three smaller houses…we could go on and on. This is what summer vacation dreams are made of.
Book your stay: Compound of Wyandanch LaneSouthampton, NY: $500,000/two weeks through Sotheby’s International Realty