EAST HAMPTONS GETAWAY HOUSE
4 Neighborhood House Drive
Telephone (631) 324-4622
A charming bed & breakfast nestled in a wooded setting yet close to the village and the ocean beaches.
Welcome to the fabled Hamptons
Enjoy the congenial atmosphere of our traditional guesthouse that has
The Getaway Suite: The lovely, large Getaway Suite has a magnificent working fireplace, a sleigh bed and a couch (that pulls out to a queen bed), and features its own breakfast nook, a small refrigerator, and a television with DVD and VHS. The entrance is private as the suite is in its own wing; with wheelchair accessibility. The perfect Hampton's getaway. Book early!
The Blue Room has two twin beds and is pleasantly roomy.
The Yellow Room is a spacious master bedroom with a comfy queen bed and full private bath. Couples enjoy the TV and major film archive.
The Gold Room, with a queen bed, wakes up to morning sunshine flooding the room.
The large Silver Room, on the main floor with a queen bed and private bath, has lovely views of the grounds.
Take the Brooklyn Queens Expressway to the Long Island
Exit at Exit 70 (Manorville); go south to Route 27 East (the Montauk Hwy.) all the way to East Hampton. Continue east on Main Street, past the pond, through town to Newtown Lane, where there is a traffic light. Keep going straight and immediately after the traffic light is a fork in the road. Stay on the left (North Main Street) going past the Hook Windmill (on your right). Continue on North Main, go under the railroad trestle and proceed for 2 lights to a fork in the road. Go left on Three Mile Harbor. Stay on Three Mile Harbor Road for less than one mile. You will see a sign on the right side of the road (a white sign not lit) that says The East Hampton Neighborhood House. Dont turn into the Neighborhood house driveway, but take the immediate second road, which is a private paved road called Neighborhood House Drive. Turn right onto the paved road and drive past the first house (gray) on the right, then second right, quick left into the driveway. Getaway House (brown and white with front porch), It is #4 (theres a sign under the tree). This is about a two-and-a-half-hour drive.
Long Island Railroad ($16.75 one way off peak) (718) 217-5477, get off at East Hampton station (call a taxi (631) 267-2006) or walk (25 minutes) toward town down Newtown Lane to Main Street. At traffic light, go left past Hook Windmill staying to the left of the windmill on North Main Street. Walk under the railroad trestle and proceed to fork in the road. Go left on Three Mile Harbor Road (there is a big sign). Less than a mile on the right is a sign for the East Hampton Neighborhood House. Take second right, onto Neighborhood House Drive. Walk up Neighborhood House Drive (a paved road) to house #4, a brown-and-white cape with front porch.
(about $30 one way)
(631) 283-4600, get off in East Hampton at the Palm Restaurant. Taxis are usually there or call a taxi (631) 267-2006) (phone is inside the Palm) or walk (25 minute walk) east into town, past the movie house. At traffic light at Newtown Lane go straight ahead veering to the left, past the Hook Windmill on your right, staying on North Main Street. Walk under the railroad trestle and proceed to fork in the road. Go left on Three Mile Harbor Road (there is a big sign). Less than a mile on the right is a sign for the East Hampton Neighborhood House. Take second right, onto Neighborhood House Drive. Walk up Neighborhood House Drive (a paved road) to house #4, a brown-and-white cape with front porch.
By the end of the weekend, he had found the B&B experience to be so enjoyable that he and a friend decided they would open their own establishment, the l848 House. After six pleasurable years, Johnny bought his own place, appropriately calling it Getaway House.
A travel consultant by profession, Johnny personally welcomes the guests and makes sure everyone finds a restaurant that suits their tastes. When is the last time someone asked you how you slept and would you like a nice cup of coffee with the morning newspaper?
Johnny is also a film buff and one of his favorite B&B moments was when a well-known and accomplished actor stayed at the house and sat in the living room musing on the acting experience. And then there was the Christy Brinkley wedding, attended by some of the B&B guests, who shared all the details at breakfast the next morning. Never a dull moment in the Hamptons.
Dining in the Hamptons is tricky. If you wait too long to make reservations, you may have to go for takeout at Waldbaums. The fashionable restaurants are booked way in advance for weekend dining. Popular places that do not accept reservations have long waiting lines. So plan in advance. Make your reservations before your visit.
Be sure to enjoy East Hampton's festive evening crowd, with lots of slurping of ice cream cones and people-watching on Main Street. And get your tickets to the night's movies early in the afternoon.
The three trendiest restaurants in the village of East Hampton, noted for their celebrity clientele and good food, are:
Nick & Toni's (631) 324-3550
The Palm (631) 324-0411
Della Femina (631) 329-6666
There are two charming restaurants at the local inns:
1770 House (631) 324-1770
(The most elegant dining.)
The Maidstone Arms (631) 324-5006
(A new restaurant with excellent food. Great chef. Great décor.).
All the above, however, are pricey--about $70 per person, if you order judiciously.
Then there is Johnny's favorite spot to eat:
Turtle Crossing (631) 324-7166.
This casual family place is Southwestern, yes, a BBQ menu with incredible ribs, onion rings, corn bread, hamburgers. And where did President Clinton eat when he came to the Hamptons? You bet! Here, of course. Be prepared for a wait because this is one of the hottest places in town. No reservations.
Other than going to Gosman's Dock Restaurant (631) 668-5330 in Montauk, which has indoor and outdoor seafood dining (with the seagulls finishing up your dinner), there isn't one outstanding place in East Hampton.
The Lobster Roll (631) 267-3740 (on the Montauk Highway (the sign says "Lunch") is a big family seafood barn)
East Hampton Point (631) 329-2800 (for more elegant dining on the Bay)
Gurney's Inn (631) 668-2660 (the famous hotel and spa in Montauk, but I havent dined there yet so no comment other than it overlooks the ocean)
Harbor Bistro (631) 324-7300 (on the water and friendly)
For gourmet vegetarian cooking, Babette's rules (631) 329-5377.
Bobby Van's (631) 537-0590 ( called the best bar in the Hamptons, its a most happening place, in Bridgehampton, with a congenial bar crowd and good steaks)
There's a seafood hut just after Amagansett called Cyrils on the Montauk Highway that attracts zillions of singles in the evening.
The young crowd likes Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett (631) 267-3117 for live music.
A favorite spot is The American Hotel (631) 725-3535, elegant and sedate in a Victorian setting, in Sag Harbor, where they have piano on weekends.
Check the East Hampton Star local newspaper for restaurant reviews, and also Dans Papers.
All beaches require passes for parking cars. We give our guests passes to the Village and Town beaches, including Atlantic Avenue Beach.
There are four tennis clubs in the area, but the Town of East Hampton has courts that you can use. Call the Town Clerks Office (631) 324-4142 for instructions.
East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club (631) 537-8012, which also has great outdoor courts.
Bridgehampton Tennis (631) 537-1180 and Green Hollow (631) 324-0297.
Montauk Downs State Park (631) 668-5000
Poxabogue Golf Course in Bridgehampton (631) 537-0025
Sag Harbor Golf Club (631) 725-2503
Indian Island in Riverhead (631) 727-7776
Shelter Island Country Club (631) 749-0416
Marlin Deep Sea Fishing, Inc. (631) 2818
Montauk "Lazybones" (631) 668-5671
Uihlein's Marina and Boat Rental (631) 668-3799
"The American Beauty" (631) 725-0397 will take you for cruises in Sag Harbor
We have bikes that you may take for the day for $15.
Deep Hollow Ranch (631) 668-2744
Ritas Stables (631) 688-5453
Everyone loves this activity, and sometimes you even see a whale.
The Viking Fleet (631) 668-5700
All the trendy designers are here. But, the LVIS Historic Society has a great thrift shop at 95 Main Street. (631) 324-1220.
In the summer season, white cotton pants and linen blazers for her, accompanied by stylish sandals; Khakis, Polo shirts, sport jackets for him, clean and pressed jeans for all; no ties, suits, fancy cocktail dresses (unless youre attending a wedding).
For dining, casual but no shorts and T-shirts.
In the evening New Yorkers tend to wear basic black. The nights are cool and require warmish jackets; good shoes suffer from damp, dewy grass.
The weather is rarely overly hot in the summer. Maybe two weekends we suffer a heat wave. Usually daytime is in the 80-degree range and night is in the 60s. Spring is cool, but May blooms are beautiful to see. Fall remains warm into October. Winter is damp, windy, and cold, but Christmas in the Hamptons is truly special. Main Street is transformed into a holiday wonderland. And when it rains, go visit the lighthouse in Montauk or sit by our fire and read.
East Hampton has always been a favorite place for artists, from Childe Hassam to Jackson Pollock. The light is unique as it bounces off the ocean, the Sound and bays.
Guild Hall (631) 324-0806 on Main Street can solve all your cultural needs. Theres always a good art exhibition and theatrical events. Call in advance to reserve tickets.
Parrish Art Museum (63l) 283-2118 in Southampton is worth the trip. They have lovely gardens and sedate openings. But go early so you arent stuck in traffic.
Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum is also worth the trip if nothing else just to see the historic little town.
Montauk Lighthouse and Museum (631) 668-2544. Again, worth the 45-minute ride. On the tip of the South Fork, the museum has appealing nautical exhibitions.
Art Galleries are ubiquitous in the Hamptons. Often they have opening night parties, so you might want to call ahead or get on their register (or check the East Hampton Star). Here is a very selective list:
Vered Gallery (631) 324-3303 is a must visit. The stylish owner, who is often there, has a wonderful eye for art. The artists are well known and theres always an inspiring exhibition. The atmosphere is friendly.
Wally Findlay Gallery (631) 329-9794 is very New York and upscale and features work by famous artists.
Pollock-Krasner House (631) 324-4929 call for a reservation in advance because this is a most popular placethe home of Jackson Pollock.
Giraffics Gallery (63l) 329-0803 and Glenn Horowitz (631) 324-5511 have pleasant openings with more affordable art.
Now heres a find. Longhouse Reserve (631) 329-3568 is the home of famous designer Jack Lenor Larsen. The gardens are beautiful and the house lovely. He has receptions.
The best theater is at Bay Street Theatre (631) 725-0818 in Sag Harbor. They often will have stars in their productions, such as Twiggy. Call well in advance for tickets.
Check out the Benefits list in the Arts section of the East Hampton Star for events to attend.
East Hampton goes back to the early 1700s and a stroll down Main Street and to the left of the pond features authentic historical sites.
Clinton Academy Museum is a one-room schoolhouse, ca. 1730.
The Osborne-Jackson House is in its original position, ca. 1740.
Home Sweet Home Museum, across from the Pond on James Lane, has a collection of antiques and china from the 18th century. Visiting these sites is a pleasant walk through old East Hampton, before it became a celebrity haven.
Here are a few ideas for seeing the sights.
Ferry rides (2) to the North Fork are scenic and pleasurable; not too much traffic. Take Rt. 114 to Sag Harbor ferry, which takes you to lovely Shelter Island, and then on to the North Ferry to old whaling town, Greenport. You can then go east to the last village, which is charming, historical Orient, a beautiful ride through farmland.
Or you can go west on the main road and visit the wineries
for wine tasting. Call (516)804-6280. You can take the Vintage Tour (631) 765-4689.
Also, this is a good a good ride for antiquing with lower prices
on the antiques. Finish the trip with a meal at Claudios
Restaurant, right across from the ferry, on the docks. Dont
stay too late as ferries close down near midnight.
Sag Harbor ferry schedule
North Ferry schedule
The Perlman Music Program (for real music lovers)
Polo Matches in Bridgehampton (where youll find the rich and famous)
Artists and Writers Softball Game (where youll find your favorite authors)
Hampton Classic Horse Show (serious horse people)
Hamptons International Film Festival mid-October (the biggest
celeb appearance and my favorite event; Ill send our guests
the program ahead of time so they can get tickets in advance).
Call the Chamber of Commerce for dates: (631) 324-0362