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Perfect for Your Family - a Very Spacious and Truly One of a Kind Island Home!

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Laughlin House has been passed down and enjoyed by our family for four generations. In fact, we still vacation there every year! In our family, the home is a magical place where we can go to relax, unwind and make wonderful memories. We love being able to share our home and our love of Stone Harbor with other families as they make their own vacation memories.

The Laughlin House offers both the modern comforts and amenities of a newer house and the classic grandeur and charm of an historic island home. Between the home’s unique features, the convenience of its location, the spaciousness of the property, and all of the amenities we offer, you are sure to give your family a truly one-of-a-kind vacation with memories that will last a lifetime!

19 GREAT REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD STAY AT THE LAUGHLIN HOUSE FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION!

••• IT’S ONE-OF-A KIND •••
• Our awesome game room is perfect for rainy days, featuring pinball machines, a Mega-Touch machine, basketball game and traditional board games like Monopoly, Clue and Life.
• Have you seen the backyard? The Laughlin House sits on a 9,900 square foot property and features one of the largest, private backyard areas on the island with a beautifully-lit gazebo; great for outdoor dining, sun bathing, games or just relaxing.

••• IT’S SPACIOUS •••
• The Laughlin House is designed for the entire extended family to be together, but with separate living and dining areas for individuals or small groups to have quiet time.
• The 5,000 square foot house features 8 large bedrooms and 3 large living areas – we promise you won’t feel crowded here!
• The downstairs features a large living room area that is perfect for meetings or gatherings.
• Five pull-out sofa beds, seven twin beds and four queen beds provide ample sleeping space for large groups or families.

••• IT’S CONVENIENTLY LOCATED •••
• Centrally-located at the Jersey Shore less than 3 miles from the Wildwood boardwalk, less than 10 miles from historic Cape May and less than 20 miles from Ocean City – tons to do and tons to see!
• Located only 1.5 blocks from the beach, listen closely – you can hear the ocean!
• Our house is within walking distance to 96th Street, Stone Harbor’s incredible downtown shopping area featuring tons of great stores and restaurants.
• The Laughlin House is located on a quiet street allowing for a peaceful vacation away from the hustle and bustle.
• Family-owned, rented and managed property, making rentals easy and hassle-free.

••• IT’S CHOCK-FULL OF AMENITIES •••
• Private parking is available on the property, as well as abundant free public parking in front of the home.
• Three kitchens (yes, three!), make cooking large meals for a crowd more convenient.
• Gas and charcoal grills making outdoor cooking easy.
• Free Internet access through wi-fi.
• Cable television in all 8 bedrooms and 3 living room areas.
• Central Air Conditioning provided throughout the house.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 15-25

  • Bedroom 7

    ...moreless

  • Beach Bedroom: 1 queen

    Half Bath / Remote Controlled Ceiling Fan / Cable TV...moreless

  • The Wood bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Cable TV...moreless

  • 2nd Floor West Master: 1 double

    Cable TV / Ceiling Fan...moreless

  • 1st Floor Master : 1 queen

    Spacious bedroom with a large closet and patio access....moreless

  • 2nd Floor West Master: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Cable TV / Ceiling Fan / Small Indoor Balconey...moreless

  • Garden Room (2nd Floor W Guest): 2 twin/ single

    Ceiling Fan / Cable TV / Internet...moreless

  • The Loft (2nd Floor): 1 twin/ single

    Cable TV / Ceiling Fan...moreless

  • 2nd Floor East Master: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Cable TV / Ceiling Fan / Internet...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Hard wired Internet connections are available for X-box 360, PS3 or a Laptop PC are available in every bedroom, each sun room, and in the living room and game room downstairs. We also have a complete arcade game room with an in-house arcade!! This years games include 2 arcade games, 3 pinball games, a basketball hoop shooting dual player game, and plenty of board and dice games....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    (3) Aside from our in-house complimentary centralized library that is provided to our guests, our central media library offers a selection of music from Rapsady.com, last.fm, as well as an additional licensed collection of over 14,000 different songs via Windows Media Center....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (9) We offer comcast cable box with full access to all included cable programming and on demand selections. We offer a premium cable package through Comcast that includes Showtime, HBO, Stars, and Cinemax, as well as their collection of OnDemand programming. In addition, we offer a collection of media programming through the house media server....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (9) The Laughlin House features a total of 12 separate TVs. One can be found in each bedroom as well as the main living, the two Sun rooms and one in the main kitchen....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    (6) Each sun room entertainment center includes one of two video game consoles including either Play Station 2 or Microsoft X-Box free of additional charge....moreless

  • Video Games:

    We offer a full 'free-play' arcade room equiped with pinball games, real arcade games, and basketball. We also, supply a wide variety of different board games for all ages....moreless

  • Video Library:

    (3) Our guests receive complimentary access to user friendly interfaces where guests can select programming from our extensive media library that includes 700 different movies, 400 commercial-free TV episodes as well as concert and recorded concert footage and music videos....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    Unfortuantely, we are not ocean front. Your beach view is one and a half blocks away and can be occasionally blocked by the tree line of our neighbors. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Unfortuantely, we are not ocean front. So our ocean view is from one and a half blocks away and can be occasionally blocked by the tree line of our neighbors. ...moreless

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Each level of the house is completely climate controlled with an electronically controlled thermostat and is kept extremely comfortable even on the hottest summer days....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    We offer an in-house network that can be connected to wirelessly or through any of the 13 available ports throughout the house....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2) The house has two seperate laundry rooms each containing a dryer unit. The main laundry downstairs supports a large, front-loading machine while the upstairs contains a smaller, stackable unit....moreless

  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Our penninsula fireplace can be found downstairs, creating a unique centerpiece in the main living room. For winter guests, with the touch of a remote control, they can find additional warmth and the glow of a roaring fire....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    We currently provide sets of dishcloths in the main kitchen, as well as in each of the smaller snack kitchens upstairs. We do provide guests with comforters and matress covers, however at this time we DO NOT provide either bed sheets or bath towels....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    The main drive runs from the street to the back of the property and includes space for at least two cars. There is ample street parking available in front of the house as well....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking for a boat trailer is allowed in front of the house, as long as all local parking ordinances are followed. If room in the drive allows, it may be parked there as well as long as it has been cleared with the owner ahead of time....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine:

    (2) The house has two seperate laundry rooms each containing a washing machine unit. The main downstairs laundry supports a large, top-loading machine, while the upstairs contains a smaller, stackable unit....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    We offer an in-house network that can be connected to wirelessly or through any of the 13 available ports throughout the house....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Catering services are available at numerous locations throughout the area. Upon request, we are happy to supply guests with a list of restaurants or businesses that will accomodate groups or small parties at the house....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    A standard set of utensils is provided for each of our three seperate kitchens, as well as for the grill....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    One dishwasher is located in the main house kitchen....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (3) The house offers guests three seperate kitchens. Downstairs, the main kitchen provides a place for most house cooking and food preparation. The room itself comes with the following large appliances: A full-size, side by side, refrigerator/freezer combination with an automatic ice maker, crusher and cold water delivery system. The kitchen also offers a 4-burner stove, an in-wall oven, a microwave oven, a garbage disposal, and a full-size dishwasher. In addition to the large appliances, the main kitchen also contains a blender, a 4-slice toaster, an electric can opener, a toaster oven, a 12-cup coffee maker. Each of the upstairs snack kitchens contain the following appliances, a compact-sized four-burner stove and oven, a compact-sized refrigerator and freezer. As well as smaller utilities which include a blender, coffee maker, 2-slice toaster and microwave....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    (3) There are three microwaves located throughout the house. One in the main kitchen and 2 additional microwaves in the each second floor kitchen....moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    (3) There are three refrigerators in the home. One full size and two smaller, more compact models. One has a full size freezer, the other two contain smaller freezers....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    (2) We have two separate french balconies that over look the street. Ahead shows a view of the famous water tower directly ahead and the view to the right shows a distant view of the ocean on most days....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) There are two separate back patios located on the house grounds with combined seating for 16 on cushioned seats. The home features a larger patio that seats 10 people underneath a lighted gazebo with four seated at the dinning table, four with room seating, and a final two people seated on a small outdoor couch. The second patio seats six and is located with sun chairs right off of the master bedroom with two sun chairs, and four seated at a round table....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Our lighted backyard gazebo provides guests the most comfortable seating and atmosphere outside in the backyard during both the days and evenings at our home....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Rates
May 1 - May 17, 2015
2 night min stay
$900
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,250

Changeover Day: Wednesday

Memorial Day
May 22 - May 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,350
June 6-12 2015
Jun 6 - Jun 12, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,700
June 13-20 2015
Jun 13 - Jun 19, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,950
06/27 - 07/04/2015
Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015
7 night min stay

$7,450
Main Season
Jul 4 - Aug 21, 2015
7 night min stay

$7,950
Late Season
Aug 22 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$7,150
Fall Rates
Sep 11 - Nov 2, 2015
3 night min stay
$850
Fri, Sat, Sun
$3,250

Changeover Day: Wednesday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Reservation Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please send us an inquiry for an accurate rate quote. Saturday is our changeover day. Also, our spring and fall rates range from $2,250.00 to $3,700.00 and we offer both 3-day weekend and weekly rental rates.

We work with guests individually to create a payment plan for their trip. Payments can be split into 3-9 even payments. Please note, all guests are required to pay in full for the reservation within at least 30 days in advance of their reservation's check-in date.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Philadelphia International
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blackfish, Fred's Tavern, Harbor Bizarre
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cape May Lewis Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Avalon Golf Club
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Atlantic City
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Garden State Parkway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blackfish, Jay's on Third, Nemo's, Green Cuisine
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
96th Street Town Shopping District
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
103rd Street Beach

Car: Recommended

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The Laughlin House is Located at: 211 103 rd Street, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247

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The town of Stone Harbor is at the southern end of 7-mile island right off the southern coast of New Jersey. The town widely regarded as a vacation retreat for both affluent and middle-class family's from New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Delaware. It is great town to enjoy all of the benefits of the shore without any of the problems of over-crowding, excessive noise or crime that can cause problems for vacationers on the other islands in the area.

The Laughlin House is located 1 1/2 blocks from the beach, 1 block from the bay, and 7 blocks south of the island's shopping district. All are in easy walking distance for guests. The Laughlin house is located between Second and Third Avenue, on a very quiet, residential street.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1956

About the owner: The mansion was originally designed by my grandmother Helen V. Laughlin and built by my grandfather John S. Laughlin who moved to Stone Harbor in 1939 and ran a general store on 96th Street from 1939-1984. Helen taugh school on the island and John sat on the town's Board of education for many years. At the time construction was completed in 1956, the home was the largest residence on the island. My family has over 50 years experience caring for the property and making sure that our guests enjoy the best experience possible during their stay in our home. To that extent, the house continues to this day to be fully occupied each year during the summer season and we enjoy that each year as much as 80% of our guests return guests each year.

Why the Owner Chose Stone Harbor:
The mansion was originally designed by my grandmother Helen V. Laughlin and built by my grandfather John S. Laughlin who moved to Stone Harbor in 1939 and ran a general store on 96th Street from 1939-1984. Helen taugh school on the island and John sat on the town's Board of education for many years. At the time construction was completed in 1956, the home was the largest residence on the island. My family has over 50 years experience caring for the property and making sure that our guests enjoy the best experience possible during their stay in our home. To that extent, the house continues to this day to be fully occupied each year during the summer season and we enjoy that each year as much as 80% of our guests return guests each year.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Stone Harbor has been fortunate enough to have been listed as one of the top 10 beach destinations on the east coast as well as received multiple awards year after year for shopping, recreation and leisure, and fine dining experiences. - 24 beautifully furnished rooms within a 5000 sq ft living area. - 8 fully furnished bedrooms & 4.5 bathrooms. - 4.5 baths plus a heated outside shower. - 3 separate kitchens - 1 downstairs and 2 private kitchens upstairs. - 2 separate Laundry rooms - 1 Included Free Access to our Arcade Gameroom. - A completely free arcade game room facility. - Two upstairs sunrooms w/ french balconeys. - Our large, central livingroom - Two separate Large-Outdoor Fully furnished patios - The Evening Patio - The Sun Patio - House-wide Intercom System - Internet Access: - Telephones: - In home, 'No waiting' check-In w/ a tour of the home for any last-minute questions. - Beach Tags included w/ guest agreemnt for replacement.


Contact us

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Photos

  • A view of the house from the street in the evening.

    A view of the house from the street in the evening.

  • This is an illustration of our home. We hope that our visitors like the graphic.

    This is an illustration of our home. We hope that our visitors like the graphic.

  • Beach Bedroom

    Beach Bedroom

  • Large 1st Flr Living Room w/ peninsula fire place, Internet, & Cable TV.

    Large 1st Flr Living Room w/ peninsula fire place, Internet, & Cable TV.

  • Showing both patios (sun & eve) w/ seating for 18

    Showing both patios (sun & eve) w/ seating for 18

  • The Home's Entry Way w/Desk leading upstairs (on Left)

    The Home's Entry Way w/Desk leading upstairs (on Left)

  • Street View of the Laughlin House

    Street View of the Laughlin House

  • House Master Bedroom

    House Master Bedroom

  • East GST - #6 of 8 bedrooms in the Mansion w/2 double beds/Cable TV

    East GST - #6 of 8 bedrooms in the Mansion w/2 double beds/Cable TV

  • Our Free-Play game room w/basketball, pinball, Foosball and other games.

    Our Free-Play game room w/basketball, pinball, Foosball and other games.

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