The Hamptons, NY > Southampton, NY

The Main Stay

  • 20 Guests
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms
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$250 - $7500/nt



Children Ages 2 - 12


For more than 20 years, visitors to Southampton checked into this well-loved bed & breakfast. Now, you can rent the entire home as a single property for groups of up to 20 guests. More than 200 years of history are packed into the walls of this impressive home – and we invite you to add your story.

The Main Stay’s legacy as a bed & breakfast means the layout is ideal for extended families and groups of friends. Every room is spacious and bright, outfitted with eclectic décor and local character.

Kick off your shoes in the Hill Street room, which beckons with its plush, king-sized bed, in-suite fireplace, pristine white detail and plentiful sunshine streaming through massive windows. Settle in to the Garden Room with a fantastic menagerie of colorful blooms and its own private entrance. Or make yourself at home in Meadow Lane, Cooper’s Room or one of the other several airy yet cozy suites that make up this one-of-a-kind rental.

In fact, the palatial Main Stay has 9 bedrooms with 10 beds (ranging from day beds to king-sized comforts) – each one with a personality of its own. And though The Main Stay sleeps up to 20 people comfortably, don’t fret about fighting over bathrooms in the morning. A total of 8 bathrooms, well-appointed with modern fixtures, offer plenty of space for everyone.

With all those people in the house, don’t forget to take advantage of the ample gathering space. Several dining, sitting and living rooms invite you and your family and friends to gather around and enjoy each other’s company. Whether you’re up for a boisterous board game or enjoy cooking up a feast together in the fully equipped open kitchen, there are plenty of ways to pass the memorable days and evenings during your vacation.

Of course, it would be a shame to come all this way and not spend any time in the beautifully landscaped yard, drenched in a rainbow of hydrangeas. Sit back with a good book, soak in the saltwater pool, or sip a cocktail out of the sun in a natural, shaded canopy – the choice is yours at The Main Stay.

*Pets are prohibited unless our express approval is provided

Bedroom Configuration = 1 King & Day Bed, 1 Double, 1 King, 1 Twin, 1 Queen, 1 Queen, 1 King, 1 Double & 1 Queen, 1 Queen

Bathroom Configuration = 8 Full

Pet Policy: Pets are prohibited without express approval. If approval is granted, additional fees may apply.

Additional Persons: Additional persons are strictly prohibited without express approval. If approval is granted, additional fees may apply.

Events Policy: Events are prohibited without express approval. If approval is granted, additional fees may apply.

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  • House
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 10 Beds
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 20 Guests
  • Pets Permitted

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

  • 1 King
  • 1 Sleep Sofa

Bedroom 2

  • 1 Double

Bedroom 3

  • 1 King

Bedroom 4

  • 1 Twin Single

Bedroom 5

  • 1 Queen

Bedroom 6

  • 1 Queen

Bedroom 7

  • 1 King

Bedroom 8

  • 1 Double
  • 1 Queen

Bedroom 9

  • 1 Queen

Bathroom arrangements

  • 8 full bath


  • Private Pool


  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Washer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Towels
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  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Garden
  • Grill


April 2019


We can notify you, if there is a price change.

19 Reviews





Communication with Representative

Communication with Marquis

  • L. M.

    Lauren M. 1 month ago

    This property was a great place for a girls weekend away from the city. The owners were extremely polite and were very quick to answer all questions. I would definitely recommend this house for your stay!

  • S. M.

    Susan M. 8 months ago

    I have been a guest at Main Stay intermittently for over 15 years. The host's inviting property continues to offer a gorgeous historic home, perfectly decorated for the era, with gracious comfortable rooms each with its special and unique artistic touches. I enjoyed breakfast in her comfortable dining room and the cared for outdoor seating, including the enclosed swimming pool area- a huge bonus in the Hamptons.

  • P. D.

    PAUL D. 9 months ago

    Enjoyed villa- really loved it

  • K. N.

    Ken N. 10 months ago

    5 star review

  • R. T.

    Riana T. 10 months ago

    The house was exactly as listed and we really enjoyed our stay!

  • L. S.

    Lana S. 11 months ago

    Great location & property accommodated our party comfortably.

  • h. l.

    heide l. 1 year ago

    A low keyed tranquil place to escape to - authentic with cozy rooms furnished with flair. A wonderful escape for frazzled nerves. Or a romantic weekend. And all that with the excitement of "The Hamptons" just around the corner. The owner, Elizabeth Main, runs her establishment with professional polish and great attention to detail. I’ve returned to The Mainstay many times over the last 20 years. Wonderful comfortable beds and a lovely breakfast.

  • M. P.

    Mitch P. 1 year ago

    Spent last weekend at the mainstay. Had a great time. The ambiancee is perfect. A great location as well Looking forward to my next reservation.

  • J. F.

    Jill F. 1 year ago

    Our days at the Mainstay were truly wonderful! As soon as we entered the house there was an instant feeling of warmth and friendliness from the owner Elizabeth. She was chock filled with knowledge about the area and suggested great restaurants to eat in. The rooms are each tastefully decorated and our bed was delicious! I mean literally I did not want to get out because I was so comfy! The showers were hot and had great pressure. Our morning coffee and continental breakfast was plentiful with a full assortment of choices. We have plans to come back to the South Hampton area in the coming summer months and will definitely return to enjoy the lovely grounds and lounge by the salt water pool. It is as close as you can get the ocean and walking distance from the town which is a nice plus. We highly recommend Mainstay if you like understated beauty that is unpretentious and relaxing.

  • J. W.

    Jenny W. 1 year ago

    We had a wonderful time!

  • P. H.

    Peter H. 2 years ago

    Our group of 20 had a great time at Mainstay and appreciate that Marquis and their representatives delivered as promised. Thank you, The Herman Family

  • J. B.

    Judith B. 2 years ago

    Property was exactly as listed

  • B. S.

    Beejal S. 2 years ago

    My only suggestion would be to replace out the kitchen "island" with something that has drawers that slide easier. The current piece is beautiful, but very impractical and opening the drawers was a workout!

  • J. A.

    Jill A. 2 years ago

    We had a great weekend stay at the Mainstay. The house comfortably fit our group of 20. It's definitely an older house that has it's quirks but it was clean and spacious - we had a very nice time!

  • G. S.

    Gary S. 2 years ago

    We had seven couples enjoy a wonderful vacation at the Main Stay. Highly recommend the place, the owner and Marquis great to deal with and location was perfect. Both the town and beach are an easy walk from the house and the atmosphere of the home and property are exceptional.

  • K. M.

    Kevin M. 2 years ago

    5 stars across the board.

  • S. D.

    Sushil D. 2 years ago

    The Main Stay was a perfect rental!

  • d. g.

    dennis g. 2 years ago

    The Main Stay is truly a remarkable experience. Beautiful grounds, immaculate rooms and a friendly and hospitable proprietor, Elizabeth Main. I highly recommend the Main Stay.

  • F. M.

    Fabianna M. 2 years ago

    This property worked great for our needs. Highly recommend.

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