True New Yorkers know that one of the best parts of living in the city is getting out of it once in a while. That means jumping in the car and escaping the five boroughs for a long weekend at one of the many luxurious vacation hot spots within easy driving distance. Here at Modern Spaces, we’re experts in finding the best Long Island City and Astoria condos for our clients, but we also love those long weekends. And we have a recommendation or two for new New Yorkers, as well as longtime city residents, in search of a classic urban escape.
At the top of our list for getaway destinations this summer is Topping Rose House in the historic Hamptons. As the only full-service luxury hotel in the area, Topping Rose House takes hospitality to the next level, with spacious residential suites situated in a renovated 19th century mansion. The hotel overlooks expansive grounds and is replete with world-class health and wellness amenities. Guests will love the large pool deck offering plenty of lounge seating, the customizable spa experience, and touches like beach equipment and bikes for exploring the area. When it’s time to head off the property, guests can be ferried around town in style using the hotel’s complimentary BMW shuttle service.
Guests can choose from a range of fine dining establishments in nearby towns, or they can opt for Jean-Georges at Topping Rose House, “a casually elegant restaurant” featuring seasonal food from local fishermen and farmers that’s open for all three meals of the day. The adjacent bar and lounge serves cocktails and a fine selection of wines, including the house Topping Rose Rosé, giving guests the full luxury dining and drinking experience right on the premises.
True oenophiles will want to take the short trip to nearby Wölffer Estate Vineyard, one of just three vineyards in the Hamptons appellation. Wölffer Estate Vineyard is known for their award-winning whites, but one tasting will show visitors the breadth of their vintage, which ranges from dry whites to summery blends to exclusive bottles from “The Grapes of Roth,” winemaker Roman Roth’s private label.
When not lounging by the pool, sunning on the beach, or sampling the local vino, guests at Topping Rose House will want to stop by ARF Thrift and Treasure Shop, a vintage store chock full of quirky and stylish pieces, where they might fall in love with a treasure from the past. Or perhaps they will be enraptured by something new — ARF also hosts cat and dog adoptions, with in-person visits each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Whether they’re in the mood for an authentic brass drinks cart or a new furry friend, Topping Rose House guests shouldn’t miss ARF.
Of course, when they’re returning to a stylish condo in Long Island City, it’s never very hard for residents to check out of their Hamptons hideaway and head back home to face the workweek. That’s why LIC and Astoria house hunters should reach out to Modern Spaces, where we’ll use our decades of combined real estate experience to put them in a home that they will absolutely love. So, contact us today, and start planning that Hamptons getaway tomorrow!