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Mark and his wife were great at keeping in contact and getting back to me quickly. We had everything we needed the minute we pulled into the driveway to comfortably ease in and relax for our trip.
Aside from checking in about the nature of our visit (which is totally normal since this is someone's beautiful home and I was in a large group) everything went smoothly. The house was GREAT!! Perfect amount of space for the 8 adults and an active 19month old toddler that was in my group.
The house is divided into 3 spaces on opposite ends of the house for sleeping areas and of course a sweet living room and dinning area all in the middle of the home (just perfect). It was nice because we could all have our own space if we needed quiet/nap time. But there was also plenty of room to hangout together and watch tv or eat together.
The kitchen is really "cozy" and really is built for one person to cook. But we just needed a place to make breakfast quickly before all our activities and people in my group woke up at different times....so it really worked for our needs. Kitchen was well stocked with the essentials.
Honestly...since I was with family visiting for a family wedding... we didn't get much time in the house to really enjoy the space more between wedding and family get togethers. But it was very comfortable and functional for all of our needs.
There were plenty of fresh towels for everyone. The only issue we ran into was there were only 3 rolls of single ply TP in the house. But a quick run the the local supermarket (7 minutes away) and we were all good :)
The house is very close to the main road through town which was great because we were close to everything! But we were far away from the main road to really enjoy the peace and quiet East Hampton has to offer. You really can't beat the location!
The house is beautifully decorated with unique and wonderful art and the back yard is gorgeous! There was plenty of character to the house. If I were to describe the feel of the home I would describe it as "shabby chic" meets "high craft art." Comfortable without feeling pretentious.
Don't be fooled by its minimal and humble appearance when you pull up into the driveway. It's a spacious yet cozy hidden gem.
We had a great time in Mark's house. We had breakfast every morning on the deck in the backyard and that was wonderful. Unfortunately, we could not use the grill because it was simply too dirty. We appreciated having lots of towels, beach chairs and umbrellas. We loved the art work and the books. The house had more space than we needed and the description and pictures were pretty accurate. The kitchen is small but fully stocked with dishes/pans/pots, etc... and we were able to prepare a very nice dinner one of the nights. Moby's and the amazing Goldberg's Bagel Shop are around the corner and the beach is a 15 to 20 minute-walk away. Mark responded to emails quickly and was clear in his communications with us. We were lucky to have perfect weather which allowed us to enjoy every minute of our time in East Hampton.
Mark's house was perfect for our long weekend. The house was very spacious and had plenty of room for our group. The living and dining area was perfect for hanging around in a larger group, and the outdoor space was perfect for our Kan-Jam games.
The house was fully stocked with everything you might need on a beach vacation - cooking supplies, beach equipment (towels, umbrellas, beach chairs, etc.), grill, extensive library, board games, TVs, etc.
The location couldn't have been better - just outside the main village area, it was within walking distance to Two Mile Hollow beach, plus Moby's, Bostwick's, and Goldberg's. It was a short 5 minute drive to the village center, where we took the Free Ride to Main Beach a couple of the days.
Overall it was the ideal home base for our group.
We had a great time. Loved that is was close to the beach and easy to drive to East Hampton and Montauk.
We really enjoyed our stay. Large fenced in backyard which was great as we brought our dogs. Plenty of room for our 3 kids. Great location between town of east hampton & amagansett. Close to beach.
The location is great - convenient to the beach and the towns of East Hampton and Amagansett. The house is spacious and the yard is large and nice. The word that best describes the house is quirky. kitchen and bathrooms are functional, but could use some updating (the showers are very small). Some bedrooms were nice and big, others were a bit odd, and calling them all bedrooms is a bit of a stretch. Overall, I recommend this low key home in a great location.
The E Hampton Retreat was a great place for our 9 member group. We did walk to the ocean beach....be prepared for it to take 15 min. The house was clean and well stocked with start-up necessities. The beds were (except for one single) very comfortable and there were plenty of dishes, glasses etc. and the many beach towels, several umbrellas and beach chairs were much appreciated. The backyard was private and provided ample space to enjoy beautiful weather. Mark was quick to respond to questions and was very accommodating.
This is a wonderfully atmospheric house, beautiful yard, and great location. A bit quirky but many treasures and a true home away from home.
Great location! Lovely country home that served as a perfect home base for a weekend of activities around east hampton and montauk. There were 8 of us and we all stayed and enjoyed our time at the home. Lots of books to read on the shelves, a fireplace to relax around and plenty of kitchen supplies to make dinner. Mark was quick to respond to any needs and provided information for renting bikes etc... No complaints here.
Marc's artist retreat is very relaxing. The furniture, decorations and paintings are well selected and the long hallway is even prettier than in the picture, with many interesting and funny books. There are three different wings, so you can really have your privacy. The house is very clean, including bathrooms, towels and linens. We had a great time.