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Sag Harbor Historic Area, Best House Best Block. Great Prices

Kenny Mann

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights

Kenny Mann

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german
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Sag Harbor Historic Area, Best House Best Block. Great Prices

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights



Sag Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), walk to village



Rafiki House, Sag Harbor, is an ideal rental home, so named because its owner was raised in Kenya, where the word 'rafiki' means 'friend' in Kishuaeli. This is a charming, completely renovated, and upgraded, 200-year-old vacation home within the Sag Harbor village historic district on a pretty, tree-lined street flanked by other historic homes. The house is of traditional clapboard, with two floors, a full basement, and a full attic - all renovated for maximum use and comfort. In 2008, the house was completely re-sided with cedar siding and new insulation so that it is comfortably cool in summer and retains heat in winter.

This charming rental home is built on a slight hill, so the view from the deck overlooks not only my gorgeous garden, but those of several neighbors as well, giving the impression of a private park at the back of the house.

The ground floor of this Hamptons family vacation home has a large living room with a piano and high efficiency wood-burning stove; a bedroom with queen bed; lovely view over the garden, and bathroom en suite; large eat-in kitchen with double-door 'fridge, dish washer, coffee maker, blender and all necessary equipment; laundry area; front and side entrances to the house. A spacious deck with deck furniture and barbeque is accessible from the kitchen. Steps from the side entrance lead to the garden.

The first floor of this Hamptons vacation home has the large master bedroom with queen bed and a walk-in closet; a smaller guest bedroom with double bed; and full bathroom with jet tub and shower. Stairs lead to the attic, which is the size of the house and is a wonderfully light and spacious TV den, office, sleeping area for guests or children's play area.

Rafiki House is furnished with an eclectic mix of antiques and found pieces that the owner has collected over more than 30 years throughout her many travels all over the world. It's colorful, full of wonderful paintings by local artists, and comfortable - designed for easy vacation living as well as more formal Hamptons-style entertainment. Eat at the long table in the kitchen or at the round, antique table in the living room - or even out on the deck. Rafiki House is ideal for summer vacations, and is also available during the winter.

This lovely rental home is fully furnished and equipped with high quality bedding, towels, kitchen appliances, and enough crockery and cutlery to entertain up to 20 guests. Park right outside the front door; walk to the village in three minutes or drive or ride to the nearby Sound and ocean beaches.

Rafiki House is the ideal vacation rental home in the Hamptons, right in the heart of the village of Sag Harbor's historic district and a 5-minute walk to Main Street, with its quaint shops, several restaurants, classic movie theater and the lovely harbor. Ocean beaches are a 15-minute drive from Rafiki House and Long Island Sound beaches are only 10 minutes away.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kenny Mann (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german
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Calendar last updated:
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About Kenny Mann

I was born and raised in Kenya, so it's been a long journey from the bush farm of my early years to the picket fences of Sag Harbor, New York! But after living in my lovely house for 27 years, I can honestly say that it's home...not just because the house itself is beautiful and I raised my daughter here, but because the village, the surrounding landscape, the beaches and the community itself give me the best quality of life that I could imagine.

I love being able to walk from my house down to Main Street where I meet friends to go to the movies, eat at any of the several great restaurants in town, have a drink at the American Hotel, browse the terrific bookstore, have a cup of tea or a hot chocolate at Java Nation, get anything I need for the house at the hardware store, find reasonably priced great clothes at D.J. Hart's or simply wander down to the harbor to watch the boats. Alternatively, I can drive ten minutes to Long Beach - my favorite place on a hot summer's evening to relax and watch the sunset - or I can drive fifteen minutes to the ocean beaches and walk for miles along the pristine sands. Now if this isn't quality of life, I don't know what is!

I'm a writer, teacher and film maker and you can learn more about me and my work on my website.

Kenny Mann purchased this house in 1987

Why Kenny Mann chose Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor is one of the most livable places I know and of course, being in the Hamptons makes it even more special and a very good location for a vacation rental! The house attracts people who love the accessibility to the Village and the proximity of beaches, sports facilities and boating facilities as well as all the nearby amenities such as the famed movie theater, many restaurants and great shops along Main Street. In addition, it's just a short drive to the villages of Southampton, Bridgehampton and East Hampton, and not far to the fishing boats, seals, whale watching and surfing at Montauk. Sag Harbor is only two-and-a-half hours from Manhattan - taking one from urban life to country environment in a short time. The weather here is also great! Sag Harbor is routinely ten degrees or so warmer than points east, yet enjoys refreshing breezes.

What makes this house unique

My house is ideal for individuals, couples or families with kids. It is a ten-minute walk from Main Street and a short walk from playgrounds and the harbor. The house itself has all the charm of the traditional Sag Harbor whaling homes of the nineteenth century while enjoying all the mod cons of the twenty-first century. The kitchen is well equipped for private dining as well as entertaining. T he bedrooms are spacious and filled with sunlight. The attic loft is the most delightful place to work, watch TV or as a den for children. The living room is filled with books, music and art by outstanding local artists who also happen to be my friends. The large deck enjoys a lovely view over several gardens and has sunshine all day long. The house is comfortable, colorful and cozy at any time of year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our weekend so much! We couldn't have found a warmer, happier, unique space to spend the weekend in all of Sag Harbor. the perfect place for this weekend with friends and family in honor of my sister who is getting married in three weeks. The paintings of the animals in the Kenya parks in the downstairs bathroom are my favorite!
Jun 2011
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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights
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Dockside Bar & Grill
"This is a great, relaxed, "unHamptons" place to eat excellent food either outdoors on a pati..."
Restaurant at The American Hotel
"The bar is THE hang-out for locals and for a very mixed crowd of summer visitors. Great amb..."
"Great little place, especially for brunch. A short way out of town, away from the traffic."
Sag Harbor Theatre
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La Superica
"Best for the young crowd with reasonably priced Mexican delicacies, a very active bar and oc..."
Cavaniola Gourmet Cheese
"An excellent selection of gourmet cheese, great breads, tasty crackers of all kinds wonderfu..."
Bay Street Theater Box office
"Bay Street is a real community center in the winter, with plenty of local live music, film s..."
Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum
"Such an informative and fun museum, especially with kids in tow. Exhibits of all things wha..."
Sen Restaurant
"Really first-rate Japanese food in pleasant, quiet surroundings."
Bay Burger
"Very relaxed, almost like a diner, with indoor and outdoor eating areas. Great burgers, ice..."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
MacArthur Islip
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
American Hotel
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Shelter Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sag Harbor
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 27
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Conca Dora
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Long Beach
Car: necessary

Ocean and Sound beaches; movies; theater, nature walks; all sports; children's arts workshops; film festivals; organic farms and markets; antiques.

Do check the local newspapers, such as The Sag Harbor Express, The East Hampton Star, The Independent, Dan’s Papers and The Southampton Press as well as for comprehensive listings of events in the area.

The Long Pond Greenbelt

Spectacular in its wealth of rare plants, animals, and ecological communities, the Long Pond Greenbelt is widely recognized as one of the state's most environmentally significant areas. It harbors one of the highest concentrations of rare plants and animals in New York State. The Greenbelt's most splendid feature consists of a collection of thirteen coastal plain ponds and pond shore communities. The New York Heritage Program classifies many of the Greenbelt's ponds, fauna, and flora as rare both in New York State and worldwide.

Sag Harbor Whaling Museum


Main Street, Sag Harbor

Designed for Benjamin Hunting in 1845 by Minard Lefever (who also designed the Whaler's Church), the Greek revival mansion is home to the Sag Harbor Historical Museum. Visitors enter through the jaws of a Right Whale into the dramatic history of Sag Harbor's whaling days. Ship models, whaling artifacts, period furniture, toys, china dolls and scrimshaw are all on display. Other related exhibitions also take place on a regular basis. Open daily; $3.00 for adults, $1.00 for children, $2.00 for senior citizens.

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center


830 Fireplace Road, East Hampton

Abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock and his wife, artist Lee Krasner, moved to 1 1/4 acres in the Springs in 1945 and Pollock did the bulk of his work in the studio. Operated by the Stony Brook Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit affiliate of the University at Stony Brook, the Pollack Krasner house is a study center dedicated to promoting scholarship in 20th-century American art as well as a vestige of Pollock and Krasner's life together. The highlight of the museum is the studio's paint-laden floor - an unintentional work of art. Open Thursday - Saturday; $5.00 donation. Guided tours by appointment only.

Long House Reserve


133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton

Jack Lenor Larson, textile designer and philanthropist, wanted people to experience the visual arts in 'full round' and created Long House as a place where visual arts, music and dance could be viewed as such. This is a fabulous building surrounded by extraordinary gardens. Get away from the maddening summer crowds and wander these bucolic paths in peace. Sponsored by the Long House Foundation, there are also workshops, seminars and tours. Hours of operation and price vary with each event.

Guild Hall


158 Main Street, East Hampton

Guild Hall is a Hamptons institution with three splendid galleries as well as the famed John Drew Theatre. Open for over 60 years, the museum has consistently been a supporter of the local community and its artists - not without its share of controversy. Exhibitions change regularly, and the Museum is host to many diverse events during the summer, both for children and for adults. Hours vary; $2.00 suggested donation.

The Parrish Art Museum


Jobs Lane, Southampton

In 1897, a popular summer resident, Samuel Parrish, purchased the land next door to the new library and commissioned architect Grosvenor Atterbury to erect a museum to house his collection. The museum offers various exhibitions form its extensive collections as well as of local artists and is home to a series of touring exhibits.

East Hampton Town Marine Museum


Bluff Road, Amagansett

Operated by the Hampton Historical Society, the museum is dedicated to the history of the whaling and fishing industries in the Hamptons. Boats, tools, equipment and dioramas convey the hardships of the area’s Baymen over the centuries. There is also a series of displays dedicated to East End hunting. Other events, such as poetry marathons and readings, are also hosted. Open daily, $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for students and senior citizens.

Canio's Books


490 Main Street, Sag Harbor

One of Sag Harbor’s most delightful treats! Established in 1980 by Canio Pavone, the bookshop features new, used and collectible books and is well known as a literary gathering place. An entire wall devoted to poetry comprises one of the largest collections on Long Island.


Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Sag Harbor House Rental Rates


Special Offer From:
Dates May 19, 2015 to May 26, 2015

MAY 19 - 26 or JUNE 1 - 9

Book 4 nights or more from May 19 - 26 or June 1 - 9 by May 1 for a 10% discount on your Sag Harbor vacation at my lovely, restored home in the historic district. Its unique character, eclectic decor and proximity to all Main Street and beach attractions makes it a compelling choice for you and your family. Enjoy the East End's favorite Village at reasonable rates.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring B
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Spring C
May 1 2015 - May 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - May 12 2016
180 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning $250
Security $500
Notes CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 4 weeks before booking, you get 50% of your payment back. If you cancel 2 weeks before your booking, you get 25% back. If you cancel less than 2 weeks before your booking, there is no refund. If you make a last-minute booking, you must pay in full either in cash upon arrival or by credit card or bank transfer on the day of booking. There is no refund for cancellation.

Rates given are only samples, vary by month, season, length of stay and number of guests. For stays of one month or more, a utilities deposit is required, or in winter, there will be an oil surcharge depending on usage. For stays of 2 months or more, rent may be paid in installments. For all other rental periods, full rent is required upfront upon signing agreement.

Available year-round rental starting September 10, 2015: $4200/month + all utilities and garden care.

$100/night extra for guests over 6 during all other seasons.

Cancellation Policy

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Sag Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , First fl, tiled walls, antique sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ground floor, tiled, glass doors, ceramic sink
  • The downstairs bathroom is en suite with the bedroom. The shower is wide, beautifully tiled, with a heavy glass door. Ceramic sink and many fun artifacts from all over the world. The upstairs bathroom is shared by the master and guest bedrooms. Roomy, light-filled with a generous jetted tub, hand-painted floor and view over the garden.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground floor with en suite bathroom, lovely view over garden
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First fl master brm, shares bthrm w guest br, walk in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , First fl, 2 twins or 1 double, shares bthr w master bdr
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen beds in master bedroom and downstairs bedroom. Posturepedic mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin bed in guest bedroom upstairs, Baby Cribs (1) Can be provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull-out sofa/double bed in attic Blow up mattress double bed in attic, for use anywhere
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Old-world comfort and charm, sunlight in every room, library of fiction and non-fiction books, lovely garden, parking on street directly in front of door, walk to village - movie theater, shops, restaurants, harbor; house is in historic district, uncluttered, terrific art collection. Piano. Gourmet deli and children's playground nearby.

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