A Handful of Headline-Grabbing Hamptons Rentals are Still Available for August

Philanthropist Marcia Riklis's Southampton mansion is available seasonally for $2.5 million with Corcoran's Tim Davis.Compared with past years, the Hamptons rental scene was practically crickets in June, with even July a little sleepy. But brace yourself for what just might be the busiest August the East End has ever seen, according to Sotheby’s associate broker Patricia Wadzinski. “There’s so much demand for August that I’ve already seen clients securing their properties for 2017, which is a first,” she says. The 2016 seasonal rental market started with a bang last fall, reports Saunders & Associates founder Andrew Saunders, but it inexplicably slowed down early in the year and “got a little soft,” he says. “Now we are once again in the midst of an unbelievable surge.”

A handful of headline-grabbing rentals has helped push median prices higher, says Bespoke Real Estate co-founder Cody Vichinsky. This season’s new big-bucks benchmark: $2.5 million, the price set by philanthropist Marcia Riklis for her 18,000-square-foot mansion on Meadow Lane. The eight-acre property, listed with Corcoran’s Tim Davis, is still available from August through Labor Day for $1.5 million and comes with a whopping 500 feet of ocean and bay frontage, a pool, and a tennis court, in addition to Riklis’s Tudor-style home. The number of million-dollar rentals “has crept up significantly,” Vichinsky adds, including even “interior properties that aren’t on the water. There’s a bandwagon effect, for sure.”

9 Bedrooms
12.5 Bathrooms
18,000 sq. ft.
$2.5 Million/Season

Contact: Tim Davis at Corcoran, corcoran.com

The airy living room.The living room is bright and airy.


The kitchen is spacious and includes a breakfast bar for casual dining.The kitchen is spacious and features a breakfast bar for casual dining.


French doors in the charming country dining room open to a full-length porch.French doors in the charming country dining room lead to a full-length porch.


The master suite features a fireplace, balcony and sitting area.The master suite features a fireplace, balcony and sitting area.


A peek in the sunroom.A peek at the sunroom.


The poolside pergola is the perfect place to enjoy the summer.The poolside pergola is the perfect place to enjoy summertime.

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52 Dorchester Road, Darien, CT
Reminiscent of a bygone era, this iconic 1930s brick estate is poised to be brought back to its former glory. Envision Gatsby-meets-2018 with a grand entrance, generously sized rooms, high ceilings, fumed wood paneling and arched doors, newly refinished floors and a freshly painted interior throughout much of the house. Set on 4.5 private acres with a pool, cabana and mature plantings, this property is a rare find. Vintage details for a future masterpiece.

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57 Miller Lane East, East Hampton
Charming East Hampton cottage renovated in 2013 was transformed into a 2,500+/- sq. ft. dream home. On the first level are two bedrooms, a bath, open living areas, and a sunroom. The bluestone sun porch overlooks a beautiful pool and pool house with garden. Upstairs master suite features a bath with marble herringbone floor with nickel Samuel Heath shower fixtures. Custom window treatments, Phillip Jeffries wallpaper throughout and Sonos inside and outside.

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64 Birchwood Lane, Bridgehampton
6,100 SF Barn-style home conveniently located between Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor. With six bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths, this home will entertain family and friends all year round with two fireplaces, one of which is in the spacious master suite. Enter into a Grand entry foyer, 10’–11’ ceilings throughout main level and into a designer kitchen. Relax outside with beautiful landscaping and a heated gunite pool. Integrated concierge through Chaloners for an effortless Bridgehampton lifestyle.

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20 Hook Pond Lane, East Hampton
On a private lane in the Hook Pond estate area is a new home designed by Abstract Builders. The 10,000 SF home (on 3 levels) is perfectly sited on a 1.6 acre lot to take full advantage of the pond and ocean views. Dramatic open kitchen, dining and living space opens to the outside; includes 7 ensuite bedrooms, plus light-filled lower level with billiards, viewing room, wine cellar and sauna. Outside, landscaped grounds surround a gunite pool, spa and pool house.

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76 Windmill Lane, Bridgehampton
On 2+/- acres, landscaped for complete privacy, this complex consists of three interconnected enameled clad steel barns custom designed by Jack Ceglic, with radiant heat concrete floors, maintenance free exteriors and grand, open spaces. The 4,600+/- sq. ft. main house offers custom kitchen, master and guest suites, library and half bath. All rooms open to large mahogany terrace. The guest house/studio has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and separate study. Heated gunite lap pool.

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5 Green Pond Road, New Milford, CT
Litchfield County's fabled Candlelight Farms Airport. This is a rare opportunity to own one of CT's few grass strip airports. Moments from Candlewood Lake and all that Litchfield County offers. Bucolic 35 acre setting with 2,900 ft. turf runway. The collector-quality hangar boasts a steel framed, 6,000 sq ft structure with automatic doors. Spacious enough to store up to 10 Piper Cub size planes. Perfect for a private user, a collective of enthusiasts or a commercial investment.

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11 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton CT
Perched at the top of a roaring Silvermine River waterfall on almost 4 acres, the property spreads out into Wilton and New Canaan. Every inch of this home has been perfected to capture the timeless appeal of the river while exuding ultimate refinement and good taste. The architect-designed home captures river views and sounds, and almost every room opens to one of the magnificent decks or to a private balcony. Call Ileana Barns Slavin Associates-William Raveis at (203) 246-7215.

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