Near the eastern end of Long Island
, approximately three hours from New York City, is your vacation rental in the town of East Hampton. From its origins as a farming community, East Hampton has developed into one of the most desirable get-away destinations for the rich and famous
of New York
. Book accommodation here and you might see Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Joel or Martha Stewart, all of whom have homes here.
East Hampton itself is a picturesque town. Your condo rental here is part of a community full of rustic buildings alongside upscale shops and restaurants. Long Island beaches are all an easy drive from your accommodations. The beaches on the north side of the island from your accommodations are more protected and tend to have high bluffs with calm water. On the south side you will find a bigger surf and fine white sand
. Main Beach in East Hampton is one of the closest to your condo rentals and is consistently named in the annual 'Top Ten Beaches in America’.
On the opposite side of the island from your lodging is Sag Harbour. It was once a whaling port, and has a whaling museum where you can learn all about the history of the harbour and see the tools of the trade. The town was even mentioned in “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville. One of Sag Harbor’s most distinctive features is the windmill on top of the tourist information centre.
Long Island has many of the most beautiful lighthouses in the United States
. On the easternmost point is the Montauk Lighthouse, a short drive from your condo rental. If you are feeling energetic you can climb the 137 steps to the top for a spectacular view before heading back to .
The home of Jackson Pollock
, an abstract impressionist painter,
is a National Historic Landmark. You can visit his studio in the old barn on the property and see evidence of his process covering the floor. Some prints and one of his original pieces are on display as well as some of those of his wife, the artist Lee Krasner.
East Hampton is at its busiest in the summer, but a vacation rental in the fall will give you a bit more peace and quiet. Whichever season you choose to book vacation rentals, you are sure to understand why it is listed in the book "1,000 Places to See Before You Die"
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