A luxury estate in The Hamptons once rented by Beyoncé and Jay-Z is being listed for a staggering $1 million a month, but it’s not even on the beach.
Ironically dubbed the ‘Sandcastle of Bridgehampton’, the rental sits on 11.5 acres of lush greenery in a desirable location ‘South of the Highway’, without a sand dune in sight.
Owned by Hamptons builder Joe Farrell and his wife Kristen, the luxury rental was snapped up by Beyoncé and Jay-Z back in 2012, who paid $400,000 to rent it.
The luxury Hamptons estate, known as the ‘Sandcastle of Bridgehampton’, is being rented out for $1 million a month but it would take at least 30 minutes to walk to the closest beach
Jay-Z and Beyonce rented the luxury home for $400,000 a month back in 2012
Luxury builder Joe Farrell and wife Kristen use the home as their primary residence
The home on the 21,000 square-foot property boasts 11 bedrooms, 10 full and five half baths. It has ‘resort style’ amenities, including a double-lane bowling alley, a 60-foot pool with an underwater stereo, a 10-seat theater, a club area with a DJ booth and a full bar and wine room. It also has a gym, as well as a court for squash, racquetball, basketball and volleyball.
The outdoor area has its own kitchen, a sunken tennis court and a baseball field.
Joe and Kristen Farrell used the home as their primary residence. Joe Farrell is a Hamptons builder who once flipped his New York City apartment after owning it for only five months in 2016. The apartment at 510 Park Avenue, New York City, had been listed $8.995 million after he paid $4.4 million for it.
In the past few years, the Hamptons property has been listed as a short-term rental and summer rental through to Labor Day.
And while there’s enough to do at the property itself, Ocean Road Beach – the closest beach – is around a 30-minute walk or five minute car ride. Mecox Beach is a 37-minute walk and Sagg Main Beach will take at least 42-minutes.
The massive 21,000 square feet property sits on 11.5 acres and boasts a double-lane bowling alley, a 60-foot pool with an underwater stereo, a 10-seat theater, a club area with a DJ booth
The 60-foot swimming pool has an underwater stereo and plenty of room for guests to lounge poolside. The swimming pool is next to the sunken tennis court
The sunken tennis court is one of the main attractions in the outdoor area and is situated next to the pergola, and near the pool area. The property also boasts a squash and racquetball court
There are plenty of seating options for guests outside, with outdoor couches arranged around separate fire pits underneath at least 2000 square feet of covered porch
The main level of the home has several seating areas and lounges. It also has a library, 10-seat theater, screen porch and 2000 square feet of covered porches
A large entryway leads to the lower levels of the home with the main lounge and formal dining area closest to the entryway
The property also features a second apartment with two bedrooms for guests. The apartment features a kitchen with luxury appliances and an informal seating area
A true chef’s kitchen in the main house also has a prep kitchen, , butler’s pantry, wine room and walk-in refrigerator. There are also two separate informal dining areas, as well as the formal dining room
The formal dining room seats 12 people but other options for dining include the two separate informal dining rooms off the kitchen area, as well as plenty of space outside
The home features 10 full baths, and five half-baths. Five of the guest bedrooms are en-suite and the master bedroom features his and hers tubs
The 2000 square foot master suite features a sitting room, massive closets, dressing room, bathroom with his and hers bath tubs and a large patio
There are five en-suite guest rooms in the home as well as an upstairs living room and a separate apartment with two bedrooms and a private entrance
This room boats a separate outdoor seating area. There are 2000 square feet of covered porches on the property where guests can privately relax or entertain
A 10-seat movie theater is on the lower level of the house along with the other ‘resort-style’ amenities, including the two-lane bowling alley, club area, separate bar, DJ booth, wine room and a separate lounge with five TVs
A private spa feature a fireplace and includes a hot tub, hydraulic massage tables, a sauna, steam room and showers where guests can relax after testing out the ‘resort-style’
A basketball court is one of the features, along with a squash, racquetball, basketball, volleyball court. There is also a climbing wall and a skateboard half pipe, as well as a full gym, simulated golf and space for baseball and hockey
The two-lane bowling alley is situated on the lower level near the bar and club area. The club area boasts a full bar, a wine bar and its own DJ booth
The upstairs area features the main bedrooms and guest rooms as well as a living room. There are also five en-suite guest rooms, upstairs living room, and a separate apartment with its own entrance.
The property is near three of the area’s main beach. Ocean Road Beach is the closest, and would take at least 30 minutes to walk to. Mecox Beach is a 37 minute walk away, and Sagg Main Beach would take around 46 minutes