Rent the Ram’s Head — Or Just Buy It
The Ram’s Head Inn has closed for the winter, but this Shelter Island gem is still available for private events and getaways — to the tune of $1,700 per night to rent the entire inn and its 17 guest rooms.
Or, for $9.75 million, you could just buy it.
Located on 4.27 acres at 108 Ram Island Drive, the 12,000-square-foot inn is back on the market, down from nearly $12 million last year.
“Arrive at this distinctive waterfront estate property via the sweeping circular driveway and admire the extraordinary cedar shake manor house,” according to the listing. “The magic begins as you enter the foyer with its welcoming hearth, elegant stairway and vista through to both the bar and music room on the right and grand dining room on the left.”
With a 110-seat dining room capacity alone, the 220-seat inn comes with a fully operational commercial kitchen, stocked restaurant and bar, private 800-foot water frontage on protected Coecles Harbor — eight town-approved commercial moorings with 8- to 10-foot depth at mean low water and a private dock with 6.5-foot depth at mean low water — and a tennis court with an all-weather, “all court” surface.
“After dinner move outside to enjoy the evening breeze in a hammock, down at the private beach or around a bonfire,” the listing said. “Later retire upstairs for the combination of luxury, peace, seclusion and tranquility that Shelter Island alone can offer.”
For more information, call (631) 749-0811 or visit theramsheadinn.com.
TravelZoo Shines Spotlight on Sag Harbor
Locals know that Sag Harbor is a year-round destination. But now greater Long Island is clued in, too.
As part of the “Discover Long Island” off-season marketing campaign, the village was recently highlighted in TravelZoo’s article, “10 Reasons To Make a Long Island Escape This Season” — with Sag Harbor smack dab between Greenport and Montauk, and in the company of Huntington, Stony Brook, Port Jefferson among others.
“A centuries-old fishing and whaling village, this South Fork favorite is worth a stop for the quaintness quotient alone,” the article reads. “But if your tastes lean at all literary, you’ll want to dive deeper into this writer’s haven, former home to everyone from James Fenimore Cooper to John Steinbeck to Betty Friedan.”
Shout-outs include Bay Street Theater — “whose productions often wind up on and off Broadway” — “cult favorite” Canio’s Books, the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, and The American Hotel.
“Promotion of this article, including a dedicated e-blast by TravelZoo, began on November 5, 2018 and will continue until December 28, 2018 with a guaranteed minimum audience impression count of 2,000,000,” a press release said.
To read the full article, visit travelzoo.com/blog/12-cool-towns-make-long-island-year-round-star.
Off-Season Prices at Hampton Luxury Liner
Hampton Luxury Liner’s holiday gift is lasting the entire season.
For a limited time, bus trips from the East End to Manhattan are $19 coach, $25 luxury and $35 diplomat class — regularly $28, $39 and $59, respectively.
“We want to build our rider community and are now the least expensive bus to the Hamptons or New York City,” Mark J. Vigliante, president and CEO, said in a press release. “We can also take you from Long Island to New York City (exit 60 or 49 on LIE) for as low as $15 with a commuter pack. Thank you for riding and happy holidays to you and your family.”
For more information, call (631) 537-5800 or visit hamptonluxuryliner.com.
Sag Harbor’s Vanessa Gordon Launches Radio Show
Earlier this month, Vanessa Gordon, publisher of East End Taste, debuted the magazine’s inaugural radio show on Long Island Broadcasting Radio’s WBAZ. The station will host the lifestyle expert for regular on-air segments to discuss what to see and do on the East End, with a focus on food, events and luxury travel.
“I couldn’t be more excited for this new opportunity to connect with my current audience, as well as reach out to new ones who may not be familiar with East End Taste and its social media channels,” said Gordon, who lives in Sag Harbor. “I love discussing all things East End living, and this will be a perfect new way to share my favorite things and new discoveries, and hear from my listeners what they are currently into as well.”
For more information, visit eastendtaste.com.
Douglas Elliman Promotes Sandhia Ramkhelawan
Sandhia Ramkhelawan, a Douglas Elliman employee for the last eight years, is now a regional financial analyst, having shown her aptitude for financial management and oversight of the Hamptons region, according to a press release.
“In her downtime, the Southampton resident enjoys doing construction with her father, whom she credits with teaching her everything she knows about building things,” a press release said. “A proud mom to 13-year-old twin boys, Sandhia is also active in her community and within the company. For the past three years, she has led the DE Divas of the Hamptons as team captain at the North Shore LIJ Every Woman Matters 5k Walk and Run.”
For more information, visit elliman.com.
One Toy Equals One Glass of Wine at Bistro Été
Consider spreading holiday joy during Bistro Été’s second annual toy drive, to benefit Little Flower Children & Family Services.
Drop off a new and unwrapped toy through Sunday, December 23, and enjoy a glass of wine at the Water Mill restaurant, located at 760 Montauk Highway.
For more information, call (631) 500-9085 or visit bistroete.com.
BNB Bank Announces First-Time Homebuyer Program
BNB Bank recently forged two new partnerships — the first with the State of New York Mortgage Agency, and the other with Federal Home Loan Bank – First Home Club — to assist first-time homebuyers, according to a press release.
“The BNB First Time Homebuyer Program offers affordable mortgage financing through SONYMA, as well as a BNB First Home Club savings account which provides matching grant funds that can be used for down payment assistance,” Michael Hadix, division head of consumer lending for the bank, said in a statement. “As a community bank, BNB is committed to offering products and services to the entire community it serves. We’re especially pleased to help low to moderate income first time homebuyers achieve home ownership.”
SONYMA provides financing and programs specifically designed for first-time low- and moderate-income homebuyers in New York State, including low interest rates, down payment assistance, Energy Star, RemodelNY and Home for Veterans.
The Federal Home Loan Bank – First Home Club is a matched savings program that provides eligible first-time homebuyers with financial assistance — of up to $7,500 — for the down payment and closing costs of a new home.
For more information, call (631) 537-1000 for properties in Suffolk County, or visit bnbbank.com.