Hot Properties, High Season for Montauk Real Estate

Startop Ranch
Startop Ranch

Montauk has always been known as a family town—fishing, entertainment, dining and relaxation put it at the top of the list of places to be. Although Montauk really lights up during its high season, there are certainly plenty of advantages to living here year-round, as well.

Searching the available listings, one can choose from pristine oceanfront or lakefront homes, to harbor backdrops and acres of elegant green landscape. During its early construction, developer Carl Fisher (who also developed Miami Beach) may have had the vision to turn Montauk into the Miami Beach of the North, but this family-oriented hamlet is much, much more. Fisher’s accomplishments included the Montauk Playhouse (known as “The Montauk Tennis Auditorium” during Fisher’s time); a private golf course, which then became Montauk Downs (designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.); Montauk Manor, the Montauk Yacht Club and the creation of Montauk Harbor, where commercial fishing boats call home.

Whether you prefer ocean views or the natural beauty of open land, Montauk has something for everyone and the real estate market is booming.

“Montauk is hot and properties are moving fast,” said Theresa Eurell of Town and Country. “Check out our first listing, a charming four-bedroom, two-bath historic home, with a stone fireplace, beautiful wood floors, a separate two-car garage and a bonus two-bedroom cottage—all nestled on the water’s edge. This property not only offers spectacular views, but presents an opportunity for a great investment.” Priced at $1.3 million. For more information, contact Theresa Eurell at 631-848-4222 or visit to view the most comprehensive compilation of homes for sale, vacant land, commercial real estate, investment real estate, summer rentalsmand more.

Adjoining acres of pristine parkland, this next jewel of Montauk is a contemporary home located on a quiet cul-de-sac that offers tree top vistas of Block Island Sound and the Connecticut shoreline. Featuring four bedrooms, three and one-half baths, upper level cathedral living area, chef’s central island kitchen, an elegant dining area, tiled entry foyer, master suite, loft, one-car garage, central air, expansive sunlight decking, outdoor shower, heated in ground Gunite pool pool cabana, all with lush gardens and soothing views. Walk about and stroll through nine hundred acres of nature leading to Oyster Pond, Shagwong Point and Montauk Lighthouse. Contact Michele Gosman at 631-668-2811 or mobile, 631-335-5102, [email protected] by appointment. Co-Exclusive $2.9 million.

Finally, feast your eyes on Montauk’s Historic Startop Ranch. The property offers the most stunning sights on the East End, with panoramic views of Long Island Sound, across the Montauk Moorlands to the Atlantic Ocean. Boasting a captivating hilltop setting and situated on 13-plus acres of rolling open land, this property evokes a quintessential English country charm. Just imagine driving up your very own winding road while taking in the cinematic landscape of the four seasons.

“This is an exceptional property sited on a higher elevation allowing for magnificent views. The owners have maintained and preserved this historic property to perfection,” said Catherine Debackere of Sotheby’s. A former thoroughbred breeding farm, the equestrian property features a five-bedroom house, 15-stall barn, riding arena, barn with caretaker apartment and outbuilding. Located next to Montauk State Park trails and ocean bluffs. Minutes to ocean, bay beaches, world-class surfing, fishing, yachting and golf. This home is an architectural masterpiece.

Priced at $9.5M, listed with the Sotheby’s International. For more information, please visit or contact Catherine Debackere at 917-912-2983 or Rylan Jacka at 516-702-5707.

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