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Home Away From Home: 5 Enchanting Summer Rentals

From a Cape Cod cottage to a villa with a view of the Pacific, these six properties prove that a retreating to a summer rental can be as luxurious and stylish as staying home.

Idyllic Amagansett Escape


Beth Felsen | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage

Amid 1.7 acres of greenery, this Amagansett home is a dreamy getaway near local farm stands and beaches. With its distinctive silhouette, the six-bedroom residence exudes contemporary style, and its sleek spaces include fluid living and dining rooms, an office, and a chic kitchen with an island and a banquette. Natural light is ever present thanks to numerous windows. The main floor opens through sliding glass doors to a sunken patio, a rolling lawn, and an alluring swimming pool.

Ocean-View Retreat


Frank Abatemarco | Sotheby’s International Realty – Montecito – Coast Village Road Brokerage 

Replete with resort-caliber amenities, this spectacular five-bedroom Mediterranean-inspired estate enjoys a perfect perch overlooking the mighty Pacific. The 6,776-square-foot residence features two primary suites, a screening room with top-tier audiovisual equipment, a Peloton-equipped gym, a lounge and billiards room with a bar, and an expertly outfitted chef’s kitchen. The multiple outdoor living spaces include a covered patio with a wide-screen SunBriteTV and a fireplace as well as an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven.

Chic Hamptons Haven


Dana Trotter | Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

Lofty and filled with light, this midcentury modern farmhouse is a peaceful haven just minutes form East Hampton Village. Designed by architect Robert Rosenberg and carefully renovated, it features four restful bedrooms and an inviting open living and dining room with French doors opening to a deck that overlooks swaths of emerald lawn and a refreshing swimming pool encircled by mature trees.

Greenwich Getaway


Helene Barre & Fran Ehrlich | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

Designed and constructed by a premier Greenwich builder as his private residence, this majestic home on the banks of Rockwood Lake has a welcoming floor plan featuring a living room with a stunning stone fireplace, a formal dining room, a cook’s kitchen, a game room, and an indoor pool and sauna. Oversized windows throughout admit glorious light and afford views of relaxing terraces, lush lawn, tall trees, and sunsets over the lake.

Cape Cod Charmer


Pamela Mullin | Sotheby’s International Realty – Falmouth Brokerage

Minutes from the conveniences of downtown Falmouth and the ferry, this charming coastal cottage offers three bedrooms, refreshing air conditioning, a living room with wide windows and a warming stone fireplace, a delightful kitchen, and a dining area with sliding doors opening to a brick patio, the wide ocean-facing lawn, and a private 95-foot sandy beach beyond. Views from nearly every vantage point encompass Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Sound.

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