Stone Harbor house rental - Street View of the Laughlin House
Street View of the Laughlin House
 
  • Bedrooms8
  • Sleeps25
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
 

Stone Harbor House Rental Photos and Description
A Uniquely Grand and Historic Island Home 8 Beds & 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 15 – 25)

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.

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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.

Randy Fickett purchased this house in 1956

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.

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.

50 Reviews of Property 135349 in Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Beautiful Island Mansion for Family Gatherings. Sleeps 15 - 25
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 50 reviews
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Beautiful Island Mansion for Family Gatherings. Sleeps 15 - 25
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(484) 410-4696 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Stone Harbor South NJ Shore
Hauppauge, NY
5

Great weekend in Stone Harbor

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
We had five families totaling 25 people (10 adults, 15 kids) stay at the Laughlin House for a four day weekend. The house exceeded our expectations. Even with the large number of people we never felt like we were on top of each other.
There were three kitchens, 8 bedrooms all with cable tv, a game room and oh yeah, the beach which was only a five minute walk. The house was provided us with everything we needed. All we brought was food, drink and sheets. Randy (owner) met one of our party at the house to make sure everything was okay. It was.
Stone Harbor is great. We went after season so there were no crowds. The beach was perfect especially on Saturday. Sun, good waves and no Jersey flies.
The town is close enough to the house that the kids rode their bikes to get ice cream. We're all looking forward to returning back to Stone Harbor and would definitely like to stay at the Laughlin House again.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Jeff,

It was a true pleasure to have your family stay in our home.

We are so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and please feel free to make any further recomendations you may have for either our administrative processes or additions to the home.

Thanks again,

Randy
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Beautiful Island Mansion for Family Gatherings. Sleeps 15 - 25
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135349vb
(484) 410-4696 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Stone Harbor South NJ Shore
PA
5

Thanks for a great vacation! Everything was perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
August 29th, 2009 – Thanks for a great vacation! Everything was perfect for us! The space was great for all ages! We all enjoyed the game room and having ample space! Thank you for the wine and ice-pops it was very kind of you! This was the first “Murray/O’Connor/Keaveny Beach vacation and we hope to make it a tradition. Thanks!

John, Maureen, Michelle, Sherl, Brigdett Murray, Dennis, Rebecca, Eva, Jack & Kenny, Ed, Cathy, John, Aiden + Kieran O’ Connor, John, Mary, Katie
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Beautiful Island Mansion for Family Gatherings. Sleeps 15 - 25
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135349vb
(484) 410-4696 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Stone Harbor South NJ Shore
Montreal, CA
5

Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful holiday house.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
08/08/2009 – Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful holiday house. We loved every minute of our stay. The children (and some of the adults) loved the game room. We spend every evening eating outside in the Gazebo. Plenty of good food, wine and good conversation. You have really gone to so much effort to make your guests comfortable. The A/C works perfectly. TV’s in every room with cable, Two BBQ’s Enough plates, knives, forks, etc to feed a small army. We will definitely be back!

The Burnett Family
Montreal Canada
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Beautiful Island Mansion for Family Gatherings. Sleeps 15 - 25
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135349vb
(484) 410-4696 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Stone Harbor South NJ Shore
Columbia, MD
5

Thanks to another wonderful time here at your fabulous house!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
08/08/2009 – Thanks to another wonderful time here at your fabulous house! It was fun to share such a good time with our family in this great town. Thanks for your upgrades, loved the fans in each room definitely made it cooler then last year.. Also, loved new games, speakers & all your beach supplies. And as always, we enjoyed the gazebo outside!

Hope to see you again next year and that 2009 & 2010 are great years for the Laughlins and the Ficketts.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Beautiful Island Mansion for Family Gatherings. Sleeps 15 - 25
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(484) 410-4696 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Stone Harbor South NJ Shore
All Over, USA
5

We want to thank you for a wonderful family reunion! Nineteen of us from 11 months to 73 years old

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
08/01/2010 – We want to thank you for a wonderful family reunion! Nineteen of us from 11 months to 73 years the house was the perfect setting; well approved, well supplied with neat little touches. Except for the last night (seafood takeout) we had home cooked meals every night ranging from American, Bavarian, Irish, Italian, and Mexican. We used all 3 Kitchens and the pots and pans. The only thing we missed is a long extended table we assemble at home to accommodate everybody, but you provided everything else – for a fantastic trip even though the weather did not always cooperate. You provided everything else – a wonderful facility, we we provided the family spirit!

Vercelts Gott – Thanks – The W. Daufrer’s, Hopwell Jct, NY; The C. Daufrer’s, Cornwell, NY; R. Daufrer’s, Hinesberg, UT; F Daufrer’s, The Irvin’s – Hopewell Jct, NY; The Stutman’s – Newtown, CT
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Beautiful Island Mansion for Family Gatherings. Sleeps 15 - 25
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135349vb
(484) 410-4696 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Stone Harbor South NJ Shore
Eldred, PA
5

Our family enjoyed the spaciousness of your home.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
7-25-2009 – Our family enjoyed the spaciousness of your home. The weather perfect we at the beach most everyday, the game room was hit with the children and & men! The beautiful patio was where we shared meals and card games lasting into the evening. This was one of the most enjoyable vacation we ever had! We appreciated all of the beach chairs and beach tags. Thank you for the wine & Popsicles! P.S. We hope to return in 2010 some week!

The R. Petruruzi’s, Mclullaughs, Wolfs, Olivers, & Jpetruzi’s
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Beautiful Island Mansion for Family Gatherings. Sleeps 15 - 25
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135349vb
(484) 410-4696 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Stone Harbor South NJ Shore
Columbia, MD
5

We have stayed here two years now and we had an awesome time again!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
6/19/2009 – Lancaster, PA – Redeemer Lutheran Church Youth Group Stone Harbor retreat – We have stayed here two years now and we had an awesome time again! Your home is peaceful and pleasant and we hope to return for years to come. This week we learned about the blessings of god’s creation through this love for us, and your home was the perfect place for our refreshment. Peace and love to you!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Beautiful Island Mansion for Family Gatherings. Sleeps 15 - 25
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135349vb
(484) 410-4696 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Stone Harbor South NJ Shore
Pittsburgh, PA
5

We had an amazing time in the house and at the beach!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
6/13/2009 – Amazing House – Amazing Week. Thank you for Sharing your beautiful Home with us. It was Perfect. No Regrets! - Love the town, the shore and the house! Thank you so much for all you have done for us.

We had an amazing time the house and beach, and town as well are all beautiful. Hair dying and tye-dying in the drive way… we had an awesome time!

Mennonite Group!- JENNY, Ellen, Devin, Carrie, Chance, Eric, Sabrina, Erich, Ryan, Solomon, Emily, Molly, Becca, Lucas, Amber, Austin, Joel, Thea, Lauren, Abby, Erika.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Island Mansion for Family Gatherings. Sleeps 15 - 25
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135349vb
(484) 410-4696 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Stone Harbor South NJ Shore
Pittsburgh
5

We had such a time over Memorial Day Weekend!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
5/30/2009 – We had such a time over Memorial Day Weekend! The weather was fabulous and we had a great time relaxing at the beach. In the evenings, the game room was very entertaining. All the little extras in the houselaundry detergent, boardgames, wine, beach tags, were very helpful. Overall a GREAT time!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Beautiful Island Mansion for Family Gatherings. Sleeps 15 - 25
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p135349vb
(484) 410-4696 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Stone Harbor South NJ Shore
Carlisle, PA
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
What a wonderful house! 3 families together under one roof instead of house hopping! This was our best Stone Harbor vacation yet so thank you for sharing your wonderful home.
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your compliments and staying at our home. We are so glad that you could enjoy yourselves here!
Helpful votes: 2/2