A Butler's Manor

244 North Main Street , Southampton, NY 11968-3342 USA (Show map)
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The loving creation of a Laguna Beach chef and an English butler, A Butler's Manor has all the amenities of a boutique hotel writ small. With only five well–appointed rooms set on an acre of English Gardens, this boutique inn is a private Hamptons hideaway. Our version of The Hamptons is about choosing well. Rely on our insider's knowledge for the perfect beach, an exquisite dining spot, a sublime sunset cocktail, the best Chardonnay at one of the East End wineries, and much more. Our version of hospitality is about anticipation. We anticipate your wishes and your mood as only a gentleman's gentleman and chef can do. Never fussy, always ready. Just right. A Butler's Manor, a designated New York State historic property, is located one-half mile from the center of downtown Southampton Village, where you can enjoy shopping, dining, and nearby world-class ocean beaches, as well as access all the Hamptons-area attractions, including cultural events, seasonal equestrian events, and award-winning Long Island wineries..

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Amazing Respite from NYC Life

5 on April 26, 2018

My wife and I decided to celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary in Southampton and we chose A Butler's Manor due to previous reviews. In person, this place was visually stunning, with an amazing decor and a comfortable atmosphere. Chris was a gracious host and tended to our every need during our one-night stay. He greeted us with a smile and offered us glasses of champagne to celebrate our arrival. Their outdoor garden is something to behold, with an outdoor swimming pool and a variety of flowers. Homemade chocolate chip cookies were available outside our bedroom with a varied selection of teas, hot chocolate, and hot coffee. After a busy day in Montauk and a charming dinner at the nearby Plaza Cafe, we settled by the fireplace and partook in their large book collection with glasses of wine in our hands. The Oak Knoll, our room, was endearing, albeit a bit small, with a high ceiling, antique drawers, and modern facilities. A TV/DVD player and charging station was supplied and the bathroom was outfit with bathrobes and all the toiletries needed for a comfortable shower. There were also packaged cookies, water bottles and a small bottle of sherry on the table to help us wind down for the night. After a comfortable rest, the morning after, Chris made us banana stuffed french toast in the morning, complete with freshly baked muffins and a variety of juices. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised when he started asking us about how we met, and our conversation went on as we reminisced like we were old friends. All in all, I wish we could give A Butler's Manor more than 5 stars because it deserves so much more than that for the exemplary service and amicable attitude. So we give 10 stars to A Butler's Manor, and we can't recommend it highly enough, especially if you are looking for an amazing respite from your busy life. And thank you again Chris, for everything. We are sure to return again in the near future.

Innkeeper Response
Many thanks for spending your One Year anniversary with us and thank you for such a great review. It is our pleasure to help our guests relax and enjoy the Hamptons and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. Next time you come visit we will have to persuade Raina to play a few songs as well :-) Happy anniversary to you both and all the best till we see you later this year.

- Chris (innkeeper)


October 2017

5 on October 19, 2017

This place is not silver service....IT IS PURE GOLD SERVICE. Having travelled all over the world, A Butler's Manor is the best yet. Chris and Kim are the total professionals in every aspect. Have booked again for both of us in April 2018, why? It's just perfect!!!!! Gregg & Suzie


All the comforts of home but better!!

5 on October 18, 2017

Upon our arrival we were greeted outside by a very sweet, helpful and informative Chris, which after the car ride we had, was so refreshing! We were taken inside to this beautiful home where Chris introduced us to Kim. We were shown the dining area, the garden and then to our room, which was absolutely amazing, I fell in love with the decor alone the comfort was the plus! Honestly they both go above and beyond for everyone who stays there, there isn't anything they haven't thought of to bring you all the comforts of home and more. Kim's cooking would make anyone want to stay, from her well put together meals to all the feshly baked cookies which my Fiance' looked forward to eveytime we came back to the manor! There is so much more Adam & I could say though I will keep it to this one last thing, I can't wait to find another excuse to head to New York just so we could stay here at a Butler's Manor again! And a great big thank you to Chris and Kim you made a very stressed girl feel calmer than any ocean! -Kathleen


A real treat

4.8 on October 04, 2017

My husband and I stayed at A Butler's Manor to celebrate our anniversary in September 2017. Our stay really exceeded our expectations and we will likely see Chris and Kim again. Having never been to the Hamptons and having only been to one B&B before, we set our expectations high based on the price, but they exceeded every expectation. It is clear that they take pride in their business and are satisfied when their guests are happy. About 5 days before our stay, we received a personal message saying that they were preparing for our stay and asking if we had any dietary restrictions or preferences. Meals were delicious and it was very clear that they selected and prepared fresh meals based on what we told them. When we came down for breakfast we never waited more than a minute to be greeted and offered fresh coffeee, tea, juice and food was served promptly and in an elegant manner. Rooms are a little small, but that should be expected given the age of the manor. Rooms were beautifully decorated, spotless, and the owners have placed everything possible to make your stay wonderful in the room (robes, maps, suggestions of activities, courtesy beach bag and towels to use during your stay). They even surprised us with a bottle of champagne and flowers from the garden to celebrate our special occasion. We were also pleasantly surprised that we liked one of the other couples we met over breakfast. They were friendly and shared that it was their 17th stay!!!


Hamptons heaven

5 on September 10, 2017

From the moment we drove up to the house we knew we had chosen well. Met by Chris who was the perfect host - as you would expect from an English butler! The bedroom had every possible amenity including earplugs !! Fresh flowers from The garden and a glass of sherry was waiting for us. The bedsheets were like satin and such a comfortable bed. We couldn't wait to see what Kim had prepared for breakfast each morning as her cooking skills were incredible and her inventiveness was always deliciously surprising. Can't thank Chris and Kim enough for making our stay so enjoyable.


Incredible experience

5 on August 15, 2017

From the moment we entered the house wth our personal code, we were delighted. A bowl of chocolates in the hallway, a lovely carafe with sherry on the desk and m&m chocolate cookies were waiting for us. Since we arrived around 11:30 pm, we did not expect this kind of welcome. This was only exceeded by the comfortable room and amazing sheets. Our first breakfast was beyond expectations! We ate in a beautiful backyard surrounded by purple hydrangea. We drank our juice from crystal goblets and ate fresh fruit which was followed by avocado toast with eggs of our choice. I can go on and on to describe Kim and Chris and their warm hospitality. They love what they do and it is evident. We will definitely go back!


Extraordinary B&B!

5 on July 30, 2017

The room was very comfortable, the breakfast delectable. More than that, the many small touches - not to mention the gorgeous gardens - make this place really special. Chris and Kim are fantastic hosts, very friendly, making us feel very much at home, and happy to provide excellent advice on things to do while we stayed there. Cannot recommend A Butler's Manor enough!


Wonderful oasis in Southampton!

5 on July 29, 2017

We just got back from our visit to A Butler's Manor...we really didn't want to leave! Kim and Chris go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and taken care of. We were there for a special anniversary getaway, and they greeted us with a celebratory drink and flowers in our room. The room was spotless and luxurious with one of those beds made up in such a manner that you never want to get out! But when we did, there was coffee outside our door and breakfast downstairs in the most amazing garden with huge flowers and a fountain ... breathtaking! The food was delicious and plentiful. They even shuttled us to the beach and provided us with chairs towels and everything! We cannot wait to go back.


Outstanding , in Every Respect

5 on July 29, 2017

My wife and I spent two wonderful days and nights at this outstanding B&B. And everything, from the warmth of our gracious hosts, Kim and Chris, to the clean cozy rooms, to the service which included coffee left outside our rooms in the morning to a delicious gourmet breakfast, served out doors on the patio, to the wine in the early evening, and the drop off and pick up service to the beach, was beyond our expectations! We will return!! I highly recommend A Butlers Manor to anyone looking for a fantastic romantic getaway.


Don't miss this opportunity!

5 on July 18, 2017

We arrived late (even though they had ket us know our room was ready early in the day) and immediately regretted our decision! Chris met us at our car and carried our bags to our room while Kim offered us refreshments... They were so helpful and engaging with information we wish we had received earlier in the day. The room was comfortable, clean, and quiet. We wished we had factored in some down time to enjoy the comfortable common area and backyard amenities. We hope to return soon and use this location as our base to explore the Hamptons! Chris and Kim have great stories to tell, scrumptious food to enjoy, and made us as comfortable as any B&B we've used. Well done!!! M&B (6/5/17)

Innkeeper Response
Many thanks for your great review. It was our pleasure to have you both stay and we wish it could have been longer as well. But, now you have a good reason to come back and explore more of what the Hamptons has to offer :-) So until then, all the best and thank you again.

- Chris & Kim (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

Goose Creek

Goose Creek's exposed original ceilings personify the most charming details of our 1860 Colonial house. Located on the second floor in the southwest corner of our Southampton bed and breakfast inn, Goose Creek's three windows overlook our front lawn and garden.
Named for a Hamptons mansion, Goose Creek features soothing light eucalyptus green walls, a quilted King-sized bed, chairs in which to enjoy a glass of sherry before dinner, a writing desk and a hand made antique 1880 armoire. The private bathroom, featuring tumbled marble flooring and a tiled shower completes this peaceful retreat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Oak Knoll

Named for a Gold Coast estate on the north shore of Nassau County, Long Island, there's an Italianate flair to Oak Knoll.
Located on the second floor of A Butler's Manor, Oak Knoll features a soaring chandelier-lit cathedral ceiling framed by the original carved beams of our nineteenth century Colonial house. Three south-facing windows overlooking mature trees allow natural light without compromising privacy. Rich fabrics and carpet in warm shades of burgundy, taupe, and cream make Oak Knoll one of the most requested rooms at our romantic Southampton getaway.
Elegant linens dress the queen-sized pewter-finished bed and the antique burl wood mahogany armoire and writing desk feature hand carved details. The private bathroom features a tiled shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cliffside

Cliffside's beach cottage-inspired decor brings the feel of the California coastal town of Laguna Beach to the Hamptons. Located on the second floor in the northwest corner of of our Southampton bed and breakfast inn, this airy room features large double west-facing windows which overlook our front lawn and the sunset in the evenings. Soft shades of sage green and taupe and creamy wainscoting add a soothing coastal flavor.
Sink into delicious linens on the queen-sized bed accented by a carved pine headboard or jot a postcard on the cherry writing desk. Enjoy sensual bath amenities in the private bath which features a tiled combination tub and shower accented with beach glass. Touches of wicker, starfish and shells... you can almost smell the Pacific ocean!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Eton Court

Located on the second floor on the northeast corner of our Southampton, NY bed and breakfast, serene Eton Court combines the formality of an English manor house with a cottage in the countryside. Listen to the soothing sound of the fountain in the rose garden below your window as you gaze out over the lavish English gardens and sparkling saltwater pool.
Eton Court features a King-sized bed, handsome English-influenced antique desk and bureau, paneled wainscoting and a bookshelf stocked with British crime novels. The large, bright private bathroom features a tiled tub/shower combination overlooking the pool. May be configured as two Twin beds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Villefranche

Villefranche, our junior suite, is as welcoming as the Cote d'Azur town for which it is named. Located on the second floor of our Southampton, NY bed and breakfast, bright south and east-facing windows overlook the spectacular English garden and saltwater pool.
Our most spacious room, Villefranche boasts a king-sized bed and a seating area with a cozy loveseat, a large antique armoire and spacious writing desk. Handpainted details in the large, bright bathroom enhance the original wooden beams of our 1860 Colonial manor. A skylight above the tiled combination tub and shower means you can savor sun or stars!
Because the comfortable loveseat converts into a twin bed, it is ideal for a party of three or for those who like a bit more room for lounging. The ultimate in romance... and the perfect choice for a honeymoon or anniversary!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Island, Small town, Wine country

Airport

40 miles

Directions to property:

Directions from Manhattan and points west: Take the 495 (a.k.a. Long Island Expressway or LIE) to Exit 70. Turn right at Capt. Daniel Roe Highway. (Mobil Station on the corner). Continue for 4.6 miles. The road dead-ends and you turn left onto the Sunrise Highway service road. This becomes the Sunrise highway. When you get on the Sunrise (27) drive for 17.5 miles. (You will cross over the Shinnecock Canal and the road will eventually change to a single lane in each direction) When you pass the traffic light with the 7-11 store on the right hand side, North Main Street will be the next traffic light. Turn right onto North Main Street and we are less than a ¼ of a mile down on the left hand side. Look for a silhouette of a butler holding the mail box. If you have any problems finding us please call us and we will guide you in

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Parking, Piano, Pool, Telephone, Videos , 26" Flat Screen TVs w/DVD player, iPhone/iPod/iTouch/MP3 player, Large private swimming pool, English style gardens, Beach Bags with beach towels, Free In-room sherry

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine tasting, Corn maze in season, Farm stands, People watching in town, People watching on the beach, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited exception can be made if booking all rooms
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No There is a resident dog on the property
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: See website
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment in full is required
  • Cancellations: At A Butler's Manor, we understand that life sometimes throws a curveball and plans unexpectedly change. We make many preparations, including purchases and staff scheduling, based on our reservations. Cancellations affect us greatly, therefore we uphold a strict policy: If your plans change after your reservation is confirmed and you notify us at least 15 days in advance of your scheduled arrival, we will refund your deposit in full. If you cancel within 14 days of your arrival date, you are responsible for the entire amount of the reservation. No-shows, late check-ins and early checkouts are responsible for payment of the entire reservation. A Butler's Manor cannot accept responsibility for inclement weather, changes in travel plans, personal sickness or injury, family emergencies, etc. We strongly encourage guests to consider the purchase of outside trip insurance from a company such as AAA in the event that an emergency impedes your travel plans. Gift certificates: Once a reservation is made using a gift certificate, no cancellations or date changes will be permitted. NO EXCEPTIONS. Gift certificates are not transferable.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Christopher & Kimberly Allen

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We love to provide our guests with exceptional personal service so being innkeepers is our dream job..

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Outside on the porch, in fine weather, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian with advance notice


Signature Dish

Banana stuffed French Toast


Recipes

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