If a quaint little place on the beach sounds like an ideal vacation plan, book now and start counting down the days.
Field trip: The Farmer’s Market on weekend mornings is a sight to behold. Grab coffee, a pastry, The New York Times, and a seat on the lawn, and watch it all go by.
Night out: Cittanuova in East Hampton is a lively spot, with all the Hamptons beauties nibbling on steamed mussels and such.
Rates: $275–$650/night for cottages for two to six; 631/267-3133 or gansettgreenmanor.com