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Beautiful Island Mansion for Family Gatherings. Sleeps 15 - 25

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Last updated: 09/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Stone Harbor house description

Completely renovated, updated and redecorated within the past 5 years, the Laughlin House provides all of the modern comforts features, amenities of a newer home, with the classic grandeur of a long-standing colonial home. Set on a quiet street, the home's large backyard is the most enjoyed amenity, allowing for sunbathing, tranquil afternoons reading or amazing outdoor summer meals enjoyed under the gazebo. Additionally, the three kitchens allow ample space for preparing meals or enjoying snacks. Eight bedrooms and three family rooms give large families the chance to vacation without being cramped and crowded. Handicapped accessibility in the rear of the house gives all guests the opportunity to enjoy a vacation just a block and a half from the beach. Fifteen beach tags are generously provided by the family, eliminating one of the additional costs associated with most vacation rentals.
The Laughlin House, Stone Harbor, NJ provides a one of a kind vacation experience for your next family reunion, church retreat, wedding party or family vacation. Our distinctively large home and property is situated only 1.5 blocks from both the beach and the bay and only a short walk from the downtown shopping and restaurant district. Built in 1956, the property has since been remodeled and updated to provide a comfortable and completely enjoyable getaway.
Featuring 8 spacious bedrooms, the house allows 24 people to sleep comfortably in 11 beds or 5 pull-out sofa beds. Each specially decorated bedroom has a cable television and a ceiling fan for those extra warm summer evenings. We ask our guests to provide sheets and towels, but each room has a cozy comforter and extra pillows to making sleeping in even more likely! With 4.5 bathrooms, no one will fight for a spot – even with the largest group.
The Laughlin house boasts some extra-special conveniences you never knew you were missing in your last vacation rental! Three full-size and fully-stocked kitchens allow for large meals to be prepared and served with ease. No need to worry about the expense of eating out every night of your stay- when you can easily pack 3 refrigerators full.
The three large living areas are great for movie night – all have Dolby surround sound and DVD/VHS players. The main living room has a 50” flat screen, so everyone will feel part of the action.
The huge game room amazes guests of all ages – providing fun and challenges with 3 pinball machines, a mega-touch and a full-size arcade game. On the less-techy side of the things, you’ll find tons of board games to set the friendly competition into high gear, no matter who is playing. Wireless internet connections are also available for those who can’t quite disconnect while on vacation.
One of the largest backyards on the island becomes an ideal spot for family meals, game nights or barbecues. There are two fully-furnished patios - one allowing you to escape the heat under its completely covered gazebo, the other is perfect for sun-bathing on comfy reclining lounge chairs. The backyard is also the perfect spot for a party – think intimate wedding reception, bridal or baby shower, birthday party and more. Rose-lined borders and lush green grass set the tone for a beautiful celebration.
You’ll also find our backyard shed stocked with beach chairs, toys and 2 grills. And you haven’t enjoyed a day at the shore without enjoying the luxury of a heated outside shower!
The Laughlin House covers your beach fees, too! 15 beach tags are provided upon arrival at no extra charge.
Plenty of off and on-street parking makes packing and unpacking a breeze and a ramp entrance at the back entrance allows for handicap accessibility.
Open year-round, the Laughlin House offers weekly rates from May through September and weekly and weekend escape packages for the rest of the year. No matter when you visit, you are sure to find amazing activities throughout the county, offering whatever you are looking for in a trip to Stone Harbor.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

              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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker

              Amenities

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • 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

              • Babysitter
              • Iron & Board
              • Fireplace
              • Parking
              • Heating

              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

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Game Room
                  • Games
                  • Toys

                  Communications

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • Internet
                  • Dialup Access
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • 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

                  • 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

                  Activities

                  • Theme Parks
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Golf
                  • Surfing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Boating
                  • Sailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shelling
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Surf Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall 2014: 9/5 to 11/20/2014
                  Sep 5 - Nov 20, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  $2,650
                  Early Spring:5/01 to 5/21/2015
                  May 1 - May 21, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  $2,750
                  Memorial Day:5/22 to 5/29/2015
                  May 22 - May 29, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  $3,350
                  Late Spring:5/30 to 6/6/2015
                  May 30 - Jun 5, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,700
                  Late Spring:6/06 to 6/12/2015
                  Jun 6 - Jun 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,700

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Early Summer:6/13 to 6/19/2015
                  Jun 13 - Jun 19, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $6,050

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Early Summer:6/20 to 6/27/2015
                  Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $6,450

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Early Summer: 6/27 to 7/4/2014
                  Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $6,950

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Summer: 7/4 to 8/15/2015
                  Jul 4 - Aug 14, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $8,250

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Late Summer: 8/15 to 8/22/2015
                  Aug 15 - Aug 21, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $7,650

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Late Summer: 8/22 to 9/07/2015
                  Aug 22 - Sep 7, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $6,600
                  Fall 2015: 9/11 to 9/17/2015
                  Sep 11 - Sep 17, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  $3,050
                  Fall 2015: 9/17 to 11/01/2015
                  Sep 18 - Nov 1, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  $2,750

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Reservation Fee $100.00
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,100.00
                  • Cleaning Fee $0.01
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  We work with guests individually to create a payment plan for their trip. Payments can be split into 3-5 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
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Cape May Lewis Ferry
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Atlantic City
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Garden State Parkway
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  103rd Street Beach
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Blackfish, Fred's Tavern, Harbor Bizarre
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  96th Street Town Shopping District
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Avalon Golf Club
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Blackfish, Jay's on Third, Nemo's, Green Cuisine

                  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.


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                  Photos

                  • Street View of the Laughlin House

                    Street View of the Laughlin House

                  • Beach Bedroom

                    Beach Bedroom

                  • The View from the Balconies

                    The View from the Balconies

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

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

                  • 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

                  • 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)

                  • A view of The Laughlin House from the street showing night lighting

                    A view of The Laughlin House from the street showing night lighting

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                  8 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
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