Think your family's holiday gatherings are a bit eccentric? Well, this holiday season, you can stay in an East Hampton home with a curious past to match.
known as Grey Gardens, where Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale, the aunt and cousin of Jackie Kennedy, lived as virtual recluses for more than 50 years is now up for rent during Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks.
With 28 rooms spanning 6,000 square feet, you'll have no trouble fitting the whole family under one roof. Rates are $7,500 for Thanksgiving week and $12,500 for Christmas week.
Plus, if you're looking to extend your stay, the home is also available to rent for the entire year (minus August, when current owner Sally Quinn comes to use the house) for $175,000.
Grey Gardens rose to fame after the release of the 1975 documentary "Grey Gardens," which depicted the unconventional lives of the two formerly wealthy socialites at their once beautiful home. Though at one time the house was something to be marveled at, it quickly fell into disrepair after Big Edie's husband divorced her in 1946, and her bank account ran dry.
"Little Edie" outside Grey Gardens in 1975, in a still from the documentary
Luckily, today you don't have to worry about the fleas, raccoons, diseased cats, animal waste, garbage and lack of running water that prompted the Suffolk County Health Department to attempt the women from the home in 1972 (until Jackie Kennedy stepped in with $25,000 for cleanup).
The estate was fully restored when journalist Sally Quinn and former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee in 1979, after "Big Edie" died in 1977 and "Little Edie" was forced to put the home on the market. She refused to sell the property to anyone who wanted to demolish it, so the original 1897 house is the same one you can stay in today.
The fully-furnished home also has a pool with a guest cottage and a tennis court. The stunning estate is just a short walk to the beach.