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HAMPTONS HAUTE WEEK The Lodgings: Panoramic View, Ocean Dunes and Sea Crest

By   |   August 9, 2011   |   Entertainment

Finding a place to stay in the Hamptons can be tricky. Unless you’re friends with a celebrity who is willing to put you up in their waterfront mansion, you could find yourself shacking up in a summer rental with 20 people you don’t know (and don’t want to!), or worse, staying in some rundown, overpriced flea motel that’s certain to ruin your getaway.

That’s why the DivaGals are so glad we discovered Distinctive Resorts and Residences. The company manages three lodgings in the Hamptons that offer “Peace, quiet and enjoyable vacations,” with high-end amenities and five-star service, shares Adam Manson, Distinctive’s director.

Panoramic View, located in Montauk, is the company’s standard hotel, offering studios, one and two bedroom units and three private beach cottages on 10 acres of sand and beach. “It’s on a bluff and every room has a breathtaking view,” Adam shares. The simple and clean white d├⌐cor is a perfect backdrop to the hotel’s five-star treatment, from the porter who takes your bags to your room to the personal training and massage services for hire on site. It’s serene and quiet, with plenty of space.

The lodgings at Ocean Dunes and Sea Crest on the Ocean Resort and Residences, both located in Amagansett, are actually owned by private individuals, which are then rented out to visiting guests. Which means their one, two or three bedroom d├⌐cor can be anything: minimalist, modern, traditional or beach. Like a standard hotel, the units have daily maid service, access to two tennis courts and a basketball court and a playground for the kids. Towel service is available on the properties’ beachfront, or you can take a dip in the heated outdoor pool.

GUEST TIP: Adam tells us that the concierge of each property is very familiar with the local dining establishments in the area. Allow him or her to suggest a spot and call ahead to get VIP seating and a meal you won’t forget. Ocean Dunes is located within walking distance of the town’s charming Main Street.

For more information and rates, visit www.distinctive

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