With spring comes higher temps, and higher temps hold a promise.
A promise that, somewhere, possibly within Zipcar range, there is a green and verdant hamlet that doesn’t smell of falafel mayo and sidewalk garbage.
We found those hamlets.
And we found their most desirable rental homes. You need to book them stat.
Thusly, we present the Summer Rental Guide, your blueprint to spending the warmer months outside city confines with a frosty beverage in hand and sunglasses perched atop your zinc’d beak.
We’ve got a breezy lake house overlooking Montauk’s Fort Pond.
A Westhampton manor spitting distance from the ocean.
A handsomely woody Upstate barn fit for a Mumford and Sons video.
Oh, and a Water Mill estate so grand you’d swear Jordan Belfort had crashed a helicopter on its grounds.
Meanwhile, those looking to book the whole season (looking at you, Hamptons set): you guys want a broker. End of story.
Which broker depends on where you’re looking to rent.
A great place to start is with the chamber of commerce in the area you’re scouting — HANFRA’s got a line on these.
Better get on it though. Like we said, the best spots go quick.
See you out there.