HAUPPAUGE, NY (CBSNewYork) – It’s looking like a very good year for the Hamptons summer rental season.

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“It’s very expensive to come out here and rent, right? I mean, who can come and drop $30, $40, $50,000 at the drop of a hat like it’s nothing,” admits James Young of Rosehip Paterners’ Hamptonsrentals.com.

But still he says, “It really started in January with a real bang and a ton of activity.”

He says the trend of multiple people renting the home for the full season is continuing.

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“People have been tired of feeling strapped and poor ya know, for the last couple of years,” he said.

He says the best deals are going fast. This is not a year, he adds, to delay.

“If you want a quality house, call it the pick of the litter for example, you gotta come out early,” he said.

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Young credits the mild winter with the robust start.