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Renting in the Hamptons

Superstorm Sandy's fury caused little damage to the

Superstorm Sandy's fury caused little damage to the Hamptons. If anything, it may have modestly boosted demand for East End rentals, because the storm destroyed summer housing elsewhere. Above, a beachfront home on Association Road in Wainscott. (2013) Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

The strong Hamptons rental market is a reminder that the wealthy are doing just fine. Here are some of the houses that have been on the summer 2013 rental market.

Superstorm Sandy's fury caused little damage to the
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Superstorm Sandy's fury caused little damage to the Hamptons. If anything, it may have modestly boosted demand for East End rentals, because the storm destroyed summer housing elsewhere. Above, a beachfront home on Association Road in Wainscott. (2013)

A Bridgehampton house known as The Sandcastle is
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A Bridgehampton house known as The Sandcastle is a 12-bedroom, 26,500-square-foot mansion with an outdoor pool and a guesthouse. Renting the prime property for just two weeks will set you back $550,000. (May 13, 2013)

Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

"The Sandcastle" on Halsey Lane in Bridgehampton has a bowling alley, above, a rock-climbing wall and a baseball diamond. Entertainers Jay-Z and Beyoncé reportedly rented the home for two weeks last year. (May 13, 2013)

Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

"The Sandcastle" on Halsey Lane in Bridgehampton also has a sunken tennis court and play house. (May 13, 2013)

Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

"The Sandcastle" on Halsey Lane in Bridgehampton also has a playroom, above, an indoor mini basketball court, and a gym and spa. (May 13, 2013)

This Southampton home on Meadow Lane was designed
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This Southampton home on Meadow Lane was designed by architect Norman Jaffe, who designed dozens of contemporary homes in the Hamptons from the 1960s until his death in 1993. It offers views of the Atlantic and Shinnecock Bay, and rents for $600,000 for the Memorial Day to Labor Day season. (May 13, 2013)

This 6,500-square-foot Southampton home on Meadow Lane has
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This 6,500-square-foot Southampton home on Meadow Lane has an outdoor pool, above, tennis court and a personal gangway to the beach. (May 13, 2013)

On Long Island, the median price of the
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On Long Island, the median price of the most expensive East End homes, after falling during the financial crisis, have eclipsed their previous peak of $5 million in 2008, reaching $5.2 million in 2012, according to data from appraisal company Miller Samuel Inc. Above, a 42-acre oceanfront estate on Jule Pond Drive in Watermill. (2013)

A view of the front exterior of this
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A view of the front exterior of this Sagaponack home on Daniels Lane. Renting the traditional two-story oceanfront house, with a heated pool and tennis court, from August through Labor Day will cost you $300,000. (May 13, 2013)

A view of the master bedroom of this
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A view of the master bedroom of this Sagaponack home on Daniels Lane. There are a total of six bedrooms, with five bathrooms and two half baths. (May 13, 2013)

A view of the kitchen area at this
Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

A view of the kitchen area at this Sagaponack home on Daniels Lane. (May 13, 2013)

A view of the rear exterior of this
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A view of the rear exterior of this Montauk home on Beech Street. (May 13, 2013)

A view of the living room of this
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A view of the living room of this Montauk home on Beech Street. (May 13, 2013)

A view of the pool area of this
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A view of the pool area of this Montauk home on Beech Street. (May 13, 2013)

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