The Hamptons Best Kept Secret !

Celebrity Hideaway - The Village Latch Inn & Villas

The Village Latch Inn & Villas

One of the Hamptons best kept secrets is hiding in plain sight! Smack on the gateway to the exclusive historic Village of Southampton. Situated on The Village’s tony Hill Street is the famed celebrity hideaway, The Village Latch Inn & Villas, the home away from home for countless of the rich and famous seeking the ultimate in country chic and privacy. Built over a century ago, the main building of this sprawling country estate defines the Southampton lifestyle and is believed to have been designed by the great early 20th century architect Stanford White. The main house sits on 5 tranquil acres and boasts a total of 40 guest rooms and suites. Early in the last century, it was known as the Grand Annex to the storied, Gatsby- style Irving Hotel. The Village Latch Inn is perfectly located within a short walk to Southampton’s most fashionable shopping streets - Jobs Lane, the oldest commercial street in America opened in 1604 now home to gorgeous country outposts of Diane Von Furstenberg, Ralph Lauren, J McLaughlin and Stubbs & and Main Street which boasts the oldest department store in America Hildreth’s founded in 1842 and still run by the Hildreth family. Restaurants from casual to fine dining abound as do art galleries and museums. Several of the world’s most acclaimed golf courses such as The National Links and The Shinnecock Golf Club, home several times to the U.S. Open are just a short drive away. And you can walk, jog, bike or drive to the internationally famed Cooper’s Beach named just weeks ago as the #1 most beautiful beach in America. With the ocean on one side, the bay on the other, the beaches belong to everyone. In Southampton there are no hotels or motels directly on the beach; The Village Latch Inn is the closest-within walking distance or a very short and lovely bike or car ride away. A haven for artists and writers with its magical light, magnificent estates and historic farms, Southampton is the oldest settlement in New York founded in 1640. It is the haunt of the American gentry and European society. Guests at this true country resort have included former Vice President Al Gore with his full presidential entourage and White House staff members and Vice President Joe Biden and the US Secret Service. Following Vice President Biden’s recent visit, The White House Communications Agency sent the owners a special Certificate of Appreciation for “the outstanding manner in which you provided support to the Vice President of the United States during his visit to Southampton”. Other well known guests who have enjoyed the unique atmosphere are Michael J. Fox, Isabella Rossellini, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Quaid, Ray Liotta, John Stamos, Carly Simon, Fran Dresher, Carl Bernstein, Don Henley from the Eagles and Earth, Wind and Fire to name a few. As well as being a celebrity hideaway, The Village Latch Inn is an ideal place for film crews, photo shoots, private parties, weddings and corporate retreats. The Village Latch Inn has hosted guests for celebrity weddings from the Kennedy/ Lawford wedding to NBC’s Today host, Matt Lauer’s wedding to Annette Roque. Some of the production companies that have filmed at The Inn include HBO, ACT Productions, Polo Ralph Lauren, Lands End, 5th & Sunset, Mougin Henry Films, Arthur Elgort Photography, Vogue Magazine, Victoria’s Secret, House & Garden, as well as corporate clients such as American Express, Citicorp, Bank of America, The Marriott Corporation, J.P Morgan, London Records, George Soros, and the list goes on. For the guest who appreciates the unusual, the Village Latch Inn created and run by artists, is sophisticated, romantic and intimate with an international flavor. The furnishings and decor are truly unique with Burmese puppets, New Guinea masks, African artifacts and Tibetan rugs throughout the rooms. Furniture from Bali to England completes the warm and gracious ambiance. No two rooms are alike. Free tennis and parking is available on premises. Special arrangements for guests have been made at the well known Radu Fitness Studio just a block away and bike rentals are also nearby. Or you can simply lounge by the Inn’s beautiful pool. A lavish continental breakfast is often included and available in both their intimate dining area or outside on the patio, nestled within a serene garden. In addition to the Main House, The Village Latch Inn & Villas has several charming villas ideal for families or groups. The Terry Cottage is a 10 bedroom grand villa that includes suites, full kitchen, beautifully furnished living/dining rooms with fireplaces. All rooms with private baths and modern conveniences. Some have private decks. Homestead East, adjoining our Victorian Greenhouse, has 8 bedrooms. The rooms vary in size and individually decorated as well as a country kitchen with fireplace and a plush Moroccan style living room. Terra cotta walls, leather sofas, and artifacts from around the world make you feel as if you’re in an exotic location. Homestead West is a 5 bedroom villa. Its 2 fireplace living rooms offer various suite combinations and are dramatically furnished with antiques the Great Gatsby style. The rooms also vary in size. The Village Latch Inn & Villas has long been a favored site for weddings, as well as, for lodging for large wedding parties. Instead of having your guests in scattered locations you can take over one of the villas, the Main house or the whole compound! No surprise that The Village Latch Inn has been recommended in over 50 travel guides - from Frommer's to Fodors - as the #1 choice in the Hamptons. In addition to its eclectic ambiance, all rooms include private baths, AC, cable TV, hairdryers and voicemail phones. Imagine mansion buildings, spacious suites and wicker-filled sitting rooms, many with fireplaces, balconies or decks. For reservations and information: 800-545-2824 or 631-283-2160. Take a tour of The Village Latch Inn & Villas by clicking here...