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The Hamptons Hit Uncharted Waters: $75,000-a-Month Fall Rentals

The summer season used to end on Labor Day weekend. Not anymore.

A house for rent in Watermill, N.Y.

Photographer: Harris Allen for The Breitenbach Team at Corcoran

In the not-so-distant past, Labor Day signaled the end of the Hamptons summer season. “It was called tumbleweed Tuesday,” says Ritchey Howe, an agent in Southampton, N.Y., with Sotheby’s International Realty. “You could shoot a cannon down main street in Southampton and not hit anyone.”

This year is different.