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
Bedroom 1 2nd Floor - Main House
Suitability: Primary renter must be at least 21 years old.
Additional Persons: Additional persons are prohibited unless express approval is provided.
Events Policy: Events are prohibited unless express approval is provided.
Pool Disclaimer: Due to the climate of the northeastern U.S., outdoor pools and attached hot tubs will typically only be available for use Memorial Day to Labor Day. If your booking falls outside of that time frame and you intend to use the pool/hot tub, please be sure to inquire if they will be available for use prior to booking.
Off-Season Disclaimer: It is typical that spring cleanings and updates do not take place until late April / early May. If your booking falls outside of Memorial Day to Labor Day, please inquire with whether or not outdoor furniture and equipment will be available for use prior to booking.
John R. 9 months ago
The house is a former BnB and it still fits that mold. Was just as advertised and perfect for a golf weekend because of all the sleeping options. The property is great for relaxing outside as well.
Kathleen C. 10 months ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Mainstay where our daughter had her wedding on the beautiful grounds. We highly recommend this property for any special occasion or just to relax. The accommodations met our needs above and beyond. The charm it offers is undeniable. We will always have special memories of this place especially because of our daughters nuptials.
francis t k. 11 months ago
The place was perfect for our family gathering!!
Daniel G. 1 year ago
Our family had a wonderful time at the mainstay, The house is over 200 years old and as expected has some outdated parts however that's what made the house have that old charm. There was plenty of room for our family of 19 to spread out, and even though a bit outdated it was nice that each couple had their own bathroom. The house has a really big and nice saltwater pool that our family really enjoyed as well.
Marie-Eve D. 1 year ago
Nice pool, rooms are nice and allow for privacy. Common amenities are very complete. Walking distance to Cooper beach if you like long walks in a beautiful neighbourhood!
Amanda K. 1 year ago
We had a wonderful time at The Main Stay for our girls weekend. The location was perfect, quick access to town. Lots of charm and very clean, with ample space for everyone. The property was well cared for outside and in. Seamless checkin and great communication with management. Would definitely recommend and visit again!
Marybeth B. 1 year ago
This was the inaugural Cousins Weekend trip. Everyone had a great time. Lots of room for sitting and talking
Lauren M. 1 year 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!
Susan M. 2 years 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.
PAUL D. 2 years ago
Enjoyed villa- really loved it
Ken N. 2 years ago
5 star review
Riana T. 2 years ago
The house was exactly as listed and we really enjoyed our stay!
Lana S. 2 years ago
Great location & property accommodated our party comfortably.
heide l. 2 years 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.
Mitch P. 2 years 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.
Jill F. 2 years 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.
Jenny W. 3 years ago
We had a wonderful time!
Peter H. 3 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
Judith B. 3 years ago
Property was exactly as listed
Beejal S. 3 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!
Jill A. 3 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!
Gary S. 3 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.
Kevin M. 3 years ago
5 stars across the board.
Sushil D. 3 years ago
The Main Stay was a perfect rental!
dennis g. 3 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.
Fabianna M. 3 years ago
This property worked great for our needs. Highly recommend.
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