Brief Hampton Bays Trip

My husband and I stayed two nights at a place on Route 80/Montauk Highway called The Hampton Maid. The grounds were lush and peaceful, even though we were just above a busy one lane road.

My mother’s and sister’s rooms were adjacent to our room towards the right and a fourth room was on our left. An open porch spanned all four rooms with two rocking chairs, a table, and an ashtray outside each of the rooms. These photos were taken from my front door.

The two main windmill building rooms had large sliding glass doors that opened up onto the expansive lawn. Behind the dogwood tree shown was a shuffle board and a vending and ice machines.

Left side view from Room

Left side view from Room

Opposite from the rooms was bench seating. We had a small staircase that led up to our room. Across from us was the pool. Behind the pool was a swing set and small playground, including slides.

Room with a pool view

Room with a pool view

To our right was another cabin. You can get an idea of what the front of our cabin looked like because the one shown below looked the same.

Right side view from Room

Right side view from Room

The restaurant let you take up carafes of coffee on a tray up to your room with additional coffee cups, two of which were already in the room. Breakfast was only served until 1pm, and then the coffee was shut off, too. Six buildings with at most four cabin rooms each peppered the grassy hill amid ancient pine and maple trees (I think maple). The salty sea breeze kept temperatures down and spirits up.

Unfortunately, I got sick the first night we were there. I reluctantly passed on a day trip to Montauk with my family because I decided it was safer for me to nap than it was for me to drive.  That evening, we dined at at nearby restaurant Edgewater that had a small koi pond outside the door.  The food was excellent, and the staff pleasant and accommodating.

Edgewater Koi Pond

Edgewater Koi Pond

One night, we took a walk down a local street to the miniature public beach that lay at the end of the path. The featured image is from that night as well as this one:

Beach Reeds

Beach Reeds

And this one:

The bay

The bay

Two days is not enough time to spend out East if you end up getting sick like I did. Montauk will have to wait until next time…

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