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Get Out Of Town With These 10 Vacation Rentals Near NYC

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With New York City rents holding steady at extremely high levels, maybe it's time to take a break from the urban market. Within two hours of Manhattan, there are hundreds of peaceful country homes and waterfront retreats that give renters a lot more bang for their buck than a. We scoured the vacation rentals, and chose 10 interesting and inviting abodes, mostly accessible by train or bus. From a holistically-design igloo-esque complex in the Hudson Valley to a contemporary waterfront condo in New Haven, there's something for everyone, so start packing your bags!

Please note that exact addresses on the vacation rentals are not listed, so the locations in the map are approximate.
· Renters Week 2012 [Curbed]

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1. Montauk, Long Island

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E Lake Dr
Montauk, NY 11954

In Montauk, here's a 4000-square-foot 4BR/4BA is situated just 500 feet from "the quiet end" of the Montauk Harbor. The place has four large porches, three fireplaces, and it's decked out with rustic beachy-chic decor. It sits on a one-acre lot and has a 16x44 salt water swimming pool, and the outdoor furniture has "inordinately comfortable cushions." It's $200 a night with a 30 night minimum stay.

2. Amagansett, Long Island

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Old Stone Hwy & Town Ln
Amagansett, NY 11930

For a more modern beach house, here's a 3,300-square foot architect-design house in Amagansett. It sits on 2.2 acres and has a private gated entrance, heated swimming pool, and a double-height sunken living room. There are 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and a wrap around deck with an outside dining room. It's available for $8,500 a week or a whopping $35,000 for a month.

3. Sagamore Lake, New York

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Old Forge Dr
Carmel, NY 10512

If you're heading upstate, this "dream house" in Cold Spring, NY is located right on Lake Sagamore, just one hour from Grand Central on the Metro-North. The modern 3BR/2.5BA sleeps six, it has a working stone fireplace, and the listing rivals the best brokerbabble around: "Highlights of this property include sunbathing on the boat dock on the exclusive serene lake, relaxation in the enchanting wooded gazebo hovering over a natural stream, engulfed by the soothing sounds of water, and resting or contemplating in many of the majestic outdoor spaces and terraces." Rent is $8,500 a month, plus utilities. If you're looking for a longer escape, it's also available annually.

4. Chatham, New York

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Harmon Heights Rd
Chatham, NY 12037

This four-bedroom contemporary home sits on eight acres in Chatham, NY in the Hudson Valley. Inside, the home has high vaulted ceilings, cherry hardwood floors, a wet bar, and "mood-lighting" throughout. It also has a complete spa, with a hot tub, endless lap-pool, sauna, and Italian-tiled shower and patio. Minimum rental is one month, and it costs $6,500/month.

5. Warwick, New York

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1 Country Ln
Warwick, NY 10990

Fifty-five miles north from NYC in Warwick, NY, you can rent a restored 1790s barn. The Hudson Valley house features original post and beam details, a rustic country design, and it's situated on four acres. It sleeps four to five people in two bedrooms and a nursery, and it has two full bathrooms, one with a jacuzzi tub. Outside, there's a sitting area, hammock, BBQ, bonfire pit, trampoline, and plenty of wildlife. It's $950/a week or $500 for the weekend.

6. Stone Ridge, New York

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Legget Rd
Stone Ridge, NY

Rustic and modern at the same time, this 2BR/2BA sits on 54 private acres in the Hudson Valley's Stone Ridge, two hours from New York in the Catskills. The grounds include a tennis court, pond, old quarries, and groomed woodlands, and the house has two decks, a sleeping loft, and a full laundry room. It rents for $5,500/month.

7. Litchfield County, CT

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Furnace Brook Rd
Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754

By far the oddest-looking house on this list, this home in Litchfield, CT was "holistically designed," and it looks like a series of connected igloos. It sits on 5.5 forested acres, and sleeps four to six people with three bedrooms and three baths. Despite the odd shape, ceilings are rather high, reaching 16 feet. The place has private spa facilities with a heated indoor pool, sauna, solarium, massage room, indoor jacuzzi tub, and outdoor hot tub. Litchfield is two hours from Manhattan, and this home rents for $5,000/week.

8. New Haven, CT

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76 Harbour Close
New Haven, CT 06519

For a more Manhattan-esque rental, here's a contemporary condo located on the Long Island Sound in New Haven, CT. The 2BR/2.5BA features double-height windows overlooking the water, a working fireplace, a balcony, and the master suite has a jacuzzi tub. The condo is part of a complex that has indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, a full gym, and a billiards room. Minimum rental time is six months due to condo rules, and rent is $4,600/month.

9. Groton Long Point, CT

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Island Cir N
Groton, CT 06340

For $22,000 a month, you can rent a 4,200-square-foot waterfront home in Groton Long Point, CT. The sprawling four bedroom, three and a half bath home has an open layout with a huge living room and kitchen, and outside, it has a private boat dock, a small private beach, and a landscaped yard. The owner built the house himself in 2001.

10. Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

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W Bertrand Rd
Mt Arlington, NJ 07856

New Jersey probably isn't the first place one thinks of when looking for a "private island retreat," but we found just that on Lake Hopatcong in the state's Skylands Region. This historic home was originally used by the Maxin Park Yacht club in the early 1900s, and the same family has owned the estate since 1926. A steel bridge connects the property to the mainland. The 4BR/2.5BA home has wrap-around porches, restored wood paneling, a boat dock, and waterfront patio. Rent is $2,450 a week or $400 per night with a four night minimum stay.

1. Montauk, Long Island

E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954

In Montauk, here's a 4000-square-foot 4BR/4BA is situated just 500 feet from "the quiet end" of the Montauk Harbor. The place has four large porches, three fireplaces, and it's decked out with rustic beachy-chic decor. It sits on a one-acre lot and has a 16x44 salt water swimming pool, and the outdoor furniture has "inordinately comfortable cushions." It's $200 a night with a 30 night minimum stay.

E Lake Dr
Montauk, NY 11954

2. Amagansett, Long Island

Old Stone Hwy & Town Ln, Amagansett, NY 11930

For a more modern beach house, here's a 3,300-square foot architect-design house in Amagansett. It sits on 2.2 acres and has a private gated entrance, heated swimming pool, and a double-height sunken living room. There are 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and a wrap around deck with an outside dining room. It's available for $8,500 a week or a whopping $35,000 for a month.

Old Stone Hwy & Town Ln
Amagansett, NY 11930

3. Sagamore Lake, New York

Old Forge Dr, Carmel, NY 10512

If you're heading upstate, this "dream house" in Cold Spring, NY is located right on Lake Sagamore, just one hour from Grand Central on the Metro-North. The modern 3BR/2.5BA sleeps six, it has a working stone fireplace, and the listing rivals the best brokerbabble around: "Highlights of this property include sunbathing on the boat dock on the exclusive serene lake, relaxation in the enchanting wooded gazebo hovering over a natural stream, engulfed by the soothing sounds of water, and resting or contemplating in many of the majestic outdoor spaces and terraces." Rent is $8,500 a month, plus utilities. If you're looking for a longer escape, it's also available annually.

Old Forge Dr
Carmel, NY 10512

4. Chatham, New York

Harmon Heights Rd, Chatham, NY 12037

This four-bedroom contemporary home sits on eight acres in Chatham, NY in the Hudson Valley. Inside, the home has high vaulted ceilings, cherry hardwood floors, a wet bar, and "mood-lighting" throughout. It also has a complete spa, with a hot tub, endless lap-pool, sauna, and Italian-tiled shower and patio. Minimum rental is one month, and it costs $6,500/month.

Harmon Heights Rd
Chatham, NY 12037

5. Warwick, New York

1 Country Ln, Warwick, NY 10990

Fifty-five miles north from NYC in Warwick, NY, you can rent a restored 1790s barn. The Hudson Valley house features original post and beam details, a rustic country design, and it's situated on four acres. It sleeps four to five people in two bedrooms and a nursery, and it has two full bathrooms, one with a jacuzzi tub. Outside, there's a sitting area, hammock, BBQ, bonfire pit, trampoline, and plenty of wildlife. It's $950/a week or $500 for the weekend.

1 Country Ln
Warwick, NY 10990

6. Stone Ridge, New York

Legget Rd, Stone Ridge, NY

Rustic and modern at the same time, this 2BR/2BA sits on 54 private acres in the Hudson Valley's Stone Ridge, two hours from New York in the Catskills. The grounds include a tennis court, pond, old quarries, and groomed woodlands, and the house has two decks, a sleeping loft, and a full laundry room. It rents for $5,500/month.

Legget Rd
Stone Ridge, NY

7. Litchfield County, CT

Furnace Brook Rd, Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754

By far the oddest-looking house on this list, this home in Litchfield, CT was "holistically designed," and it looks like a series of connected igloos. It sits on 5.5 forested acres, and sleeps four to six people with three bedrooms and three baths. Despite the odd shape, ceilings are rather high, reaching 16 feet. The place has private spa facilities with a heated indoor pool, sauna, solarium, massage room, indoor jacuzzi tub, and outdoor hot tub. Litchfield is two hours from Manhattan, and this home rents for $5,000/week.

Furnace Brook Rd
Cornwall Bridge, CT 06754

8. New Haven, CT

76 Harbour Close, New Haven, CT 06519

For a more Manhattan-esque rental, here's a contemporary condo located on the Long Island Sound in New Haven, CT. The 2BR/2.5BA features double-height windows overlooking the water, a working fireplace, a balcony, and the master suite has a jacuzzi tub. The condo is part of a complex that has indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, a full gym, and a billiards room. Minimum rental time is six months due to condo rules, and rent is $4,600/month.

76 Harbour Close
New Haven, CT 06519

9. Groton Long Point, CT

Island Cir N, Groton, CT 06340

For $22,000 a month, you can rent a 4,200-square-foot waterfront home in Groton Long Point, CT. The sprawling four bedroom, three and a half bath home has an open layout with a huge living room and kitchen, and outside, it has a private boat dock, a small private beach, and a landscaped yard. The owner built the house himself in 2001.

Island Cir N
Groton, CT 06340

10. Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey

W Bertrand Rd, Mt Arlington, NJ 07856

New Jersey probably isn't the first place one thinks of when looking for a "private island retreat," but we found just that on Lake Hopatcong in the state's Skylands Region. This historic home was originally used by the Maxin Park Yacht club in the early 1900s, and the same family has owned the estate since 1926. A steel bridge connects the property to the mainland. The 4BR/2.5BA home has wrap-around porches, restored wood paneling, a boat dock, and waterfront patio. Rent is $2,450 a week or $400 per night with a four night minimum stay.

W Bertrand Rd
Mt Arlington, NJ 07856