I returned from a family reunion of 14 adults and 9 children. We had a great time . We were all thrilled that we chose to stay here and NOT a hotel. The house is very spacious. Everyone who wanted to find some quiet time was able to do. The house has a beautiful big backyard with beautiful pool and spa, tennis court and swingset. Another nice gesture is that the owner provides bikes for children of all ages , tennis rackets and all sorts of balls for both kids and adults to play with. No need to come prepared.
Now the negatives: The house is incredibly outdated with very a very small kitchen. Lastly, other than one room downstairs, the house does NOT have air conditioning. Also, the house about 2 miles away from the beach, not really walking distance. We happen to have been when the weather was mild, however, if AC is important to you and the weather is above 80 , i would NOT recomend this house.
Overall, we had a great time in southampton and specifically at this house.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I have to agree that our house is not for everyone -- it is a rambling old farmhouse from the late 1800s that provides renters with a taste of the "old" hamptons. It is really for people who are looking for an opportunity to get back to basics and to visit with family and friends. We have rented to many, many large families for reunions and virtually all of them tell us that they thoroughly enjoyed their stay -- because of the location of the house, the number of rooms and private spaces, the large patio, the overized pool/hot tub and the tennis court. And we have several families who return year after year.
However, there's no disputing the fact that the house is old (100+ years) and that it does not have central AC. The lack of AC is usually not a problem as the Hamptons tend to maintain a moderate temperature during the summer months and as there is an excellent cross-breeze throughout the house (plus every room is outfitted with a fan).
With respect to the kitchen, it is true that the kitchen is somewhat small for a house of this size. However, it is designed for hosting large get-togethers. It has a very large pantry, there are 6 burners on the stove, there are 2 refrigerators, and there are 2 weber grills just outside the kitchen. In addition, both the dining room and breakfast room are adjacent to the kitchen.
Helpful votes: 8/8
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