Laurel Hollow

A private resident-only village consisting of 610 homes.

Welcome to Laurel Hollow

Intimate village tucked away on the Cold Spring Harbor shore
Laurel Hollow is a small village located on the western shoreline of Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island’s North Shore. Laurel Hollow is tucked away but close to Oyster Bay, Cold Spring Harbor, and Huntington with easy access for commuters to New York State Route 25A. The village is named for the laurel bushes that grow in abundance beneath its canopy of deciduous forest. 
Laurel Hollow’s captivating real estate mix includes elegant contemporary Colonials and Cape Cods, early 20th-century mansions and carriage houses, and spectacular waterfront residences on acreage lots with private beach access.

What to Love

  • A small village on the Cold Spring Harbor shoreline
  • Tucked away, but convenient for commuters
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Fish Hatchery 

Local Lifestyle

Laurel Hollow is a private resident-only village consisting of 610 homes. Former residents include John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who lived in a mansion overlooking the waters of Cold Spring Harbor while raising their son Sean. Tiffany & Co. heir and artist Lewis Comfort Tiffany is another famous former resident. The distinctive minaret-style smokestack of Tiffany’s almost 600-acre Laurelton Hall estate can be seen from Laurel Hollow Beach. 
Access to the beach is only available to residents of Laurel Hollow. Laurel Hollow provides a blissful coastal refuge in a private area of natural beauty on Long Island’s prestigious Gold Coast.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Laurel Harbor is a resident-only village, but homes here are close to Cold Spring Harbor for shopping and dining. Cold Spring Harbor’s charming tree-lined Main Street runs for two-tenths of a mile, featuring a handful of local shops and restaurants in a delightful old-world setting.
Sweetie Pies offers gourmet coffee blends, specialty teas, scrumptious locally sourced baked goods, and a range of seasonal soups, salads, and quiches for lunch. Stylish womenswear and interior design boutique Living is stocked with chic clothing, accessories, jewelry, and home décor items. Sandbar serves a refined selection of land and sea appetizers and entrees in a nautical space with a relaxed coastal ambiance.  

Things to Do

Laurel Hollow Beach opens from Memorial Day through Labor Day for lifeguard-protected swimming and boating with a dock and kayak racks. Residents of Laurel Hollow enjoy exclusive access to this beautiful bluff-backed beach. There is also a private Village Beach Party for residents to mark the end of summer. 
Close to Laurel Hollow’s eastern boundary with Cold Spring Harbor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-class private research institute at the cutting-edge of biology and biomedical sciences. The laboratory counts eight Noble Prize winners among its faculty of 600 scientists, students, and technicians. Thomas Reuters and Nature have both ranked Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory as the world’s #1 research institute for molecular biology and genetics. Residents of Laurel Hollow can visit the laboratory for lectures, seminars, and youth education programs from world-leading experts in the field of biomedical science.
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium is another nearby attraction offering catch-and-keep trout fishing plus exhibits of New York State’s largest living collection of freshwater amphibians, fish, and reptiles. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium hosts a range of youth education programs throughout the year.


  • Laurel Hollow is served by the Cold Spring Harbor and Oyster Bay-East Norwich school districts. 
  • East Woods School, Private, PK-8.
  • Friends Academy, Private, PK-12.
  • Portledge School, Private, PK-12.
  • Holy Child Academy, Private, Roman Catholic, PK-8.
  • The Green Vale School, Private, PK-8.
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