When it comes to New York these past six months, there are the people who stayed, there are the people who left, and then there are the people who stayed but made a bunch of money off the people who left.
Not completely following?
With demand beyond high for rental homes outside of the city, a number of New Yorkers have stuck around town in favor of making some serious bucks off their second home. Sure, it’d be nice to spend the summer in the Hamptons, but when you’ve a list of people outbidding each other just to crash at your place for a few months? Well now is certainly not the time to be turning away buckets of money now is it!
This week, Athena Calderone took to Instagram to celebrate finally returning to her Amagansett home after a four month hiatus.
The interior design darling has stressed time and time again how much she and her family cherish their Long Island escape. And not for nothing, the chic backdrop to her picture perfect social media posts is definitely an Instagram likes magnet. So you know damn well she wasn’t going to give up the keys for anything short of a premium offer.
Athena’s home is currently listed on VRBO for the price of $2,400 per night. For a 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom pad with a gunite pool and basketball court in The Hamptons that’s been featured in ELLE Decor, Architectural Digest and more, it’s not that horrible of an inflated rate.
Now, while there’s a good chance that the people who rented it for four months didn’t pay exactly that much per night, at the most, Athena would have raked in $288,000 just for resisting the urge to flea the city and sticking out the pandemic in her Cobble Hill townhome.
I must say, though she lost out on the high season of Hamptons Instagram photos, ’twas a smart move, girl.
And for the people who rented from her, I hope to God you got your money’s worth in photos during your time hiding out there.