A good friend of mine is a big fan of the Hamptons in Long Island. Because she doesn’t live out here, however, she often rents houses for certain weekends or weeks in the summer. This past weekend she invited some of us to stay for her birthday, and it was not at all what I was expecting. While I have stayed in the Hamptons before, it has always been just my friends and I or families renting out an entire house. However, this was a lot different, but also a lot of fun.
For a set-price, each person receives unlimited food, unlimited liquor, and a bed. As you can imagine, this makes for a pretty social atmosphere at the houses. BBQ’s, mixers, dinners, tennis matches, pool parties, and even workout classes all take place, and it becomes a really easy way to mingle with other people and even do some networking. If you are from out of town and unsure where to go out at night, David Shapiro, the guy who organizes everything, has that all planned out for everyone too, organizing cabs and bottle service at the clubs.
As a guest of my friend’s I paid $150 for the whole weekend, which I thought was a great deal. I believe it is usually $330 per weekend, with Holiday weekends being more, but for what is included and the amount of fun you will have it is worth the price. If you and/or your friends is interested in buying weekends in the Hamptons I would definitely advise calling David at 917-806-4171 to discuss scheduling and pricing. He did a really great job of organizing everything and is very knowledgable about the Hamptons.