Montauk, NY: Tiny pieces of paradise in the (un)Hamptons
In the Hamptons, bigger isn't always better.
Take Millionaire's Row, a cheekily-named cluster of shacks dotting a stretch of beach in laid-back Montauk.
Here on Fort Pond Bay, a protected nook of Block Island Sound, the big attractions are a little different from the rest of the Hamptons—no thudding clubs or tony lawn parties. Just sunsets, fishing, breezes coming off the bay, and paddling around in blue-green water. In other words, doing a whole lot of not much—and doing most of it outside. Who needs square footage for that?
The name is cheeky because the seven cottages at Millionaire's Row are all postage-stamp sized, none sleeping more than four people (you could always get creative with a sleeping bag for extra guests). They'll happily welcome your dog, which shouldn't take up all that much room anyway.
There's WiFi and flatscreens, fully-equipped kitchens, grills, and the odd washing machine or outdoor shower. But otherwise, the decor is simple, almost sparse, in keeping with the setting. The ocean's right outside your window—what else do you need?
Millionaire's Row cottages are available for weekly, monthly, and seasonal rental. To get around, bring a bike or two feet: It's within walking distance of both the Long Island Railroad station into Manhattan and the heart of Montauk proper.
Rates start at about $85 a night for a two-person cottage depending on the season and the length of your stay.