|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Bring your boat to our deepwater Boathouse and Experience 'The Lincoln Cottage'. Perched high above The Broads, this Gilford landmark offers unsurpassed views from every room and its expansive decks. Designed to entertain, this period home offers all the modern amenities expected in a fine home, with the appointments and rustic charm of yesteryear. Enjoy 200 ft of private shoreline, a grand boat house with a 30' slip and a 24' slip, a large Professional Kitchen with 2 Ranges sporting 10 gas burners, 5 Ovens, 2 Dishwashers, and a Field Stone Wood Burning Fireplace in the Living Room. The traditional Four Bedrooms are all on the second floor; all Bedrooms have Queen Beds, one has a Twin Bunk, a Queen and Twin as well. The Large Office/Bedroom has a Desk, a Queen Platform and a Queen Sofa Bed. The 3rd level Multi-Purpose room has a Pool Table, a Bandstand with Drums, Bass and Lead guitars, plus one Twin Bed, a kitchen and a walk in Luxury Shower. The views from this property are breathtaking. The Home is across the street from the waterfront with a driveway across the street and leads down to the water. There is a waterfront swimming area where the natural ledge slopes gently into the lake, providing a natural Beach with walkout gently sloping ledge and a stone bench.
I am the Caretaker of this very special home. My Daughter and I run the fun here.
Robert Heinrich purchased this castle in 1995
This property is a well kept secret. The original home was built in 1897 as a Grand Victorian Cottage by AV Lincoln, the largest property owner in Charlestown,MA which was at the time the epicenter of Boston. Mr. Lincoln was the real-estate consultant for the railroad, which was booming at the time. Mr Lincoln sighted the home perfectly in such a way that it always is sunlit with the undisputed best view of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee mountains found anywhere.
Every day is beautiful from The Lincoln Cottage, rain or shine. Watching a weather event from here is alost as good as a sunny day. Everything you need for a home away from home is here at the Lincoln Cottage.
After being away from New England for over 40 autumns we decided to return. Our choice of The Lincoln Cottage could not have been better. It overlooks Lake Winnipesaukee and every day we could monitor color changes from the balcony overlooks. Many friends gathered and celebrated the beautiful setting. Close to Mt. Washington and the Kancamagus Hwy. we also enjoyed many hikes in the area. It is a great "manhouse" with lots of wood in a wonderfully outfitted kitchen. Game room is the best and the owner is always ready to help if needed to remedy small problems that might creep up in a 100+ year old home. It was a perfect visit and the house felt like home as we sadly departed for our next destination.
Myself and a large group of friends had the honor of staying in this beautiful house this past weekend. The owner, Robert was so friendly and was a call/text away if we had any questions or needed anything at all. He even showed us around the house and where everything was before he left. We had such an amazing time and couldn't be happier with our stay here, we didn't want to leave!
From the wrap around deck, to the gas stove, and even the private beach with a fire pit..our experience there will be forever remembered. I will most definitely be booking with Robert again and hope to make this a yearly tradition.
If you enjoy beautiful views of the lake, breathtaking sunrises/sunsets, relaxing by the lake with a fire and, just feeling completely at home then this is the place for you!
Our entire family enjoyed our stay. The home had beautiful wood everywhere - Panels, floors, cabinets, ceilings. Just lovely. The kitchen is a dream with multiple ovens, dishwashers, etc. There are plenty of dishes, glasses, etc. The top floor is a large separate living area with a bed, bar, full kitchen, full bath and spectacular views.
The large porch overlooks the Lake and provides excellent family time just watching the boats, sunrise and even sailboat races.
The owner is very accommodating and is nearby should a renter need his assistance.
I highly recommend this vacation getaway.
Our extended family just returned from a stay at the Lincoln Cottage. It is a beautiful home with spectacular views and the most well-equipped kitchen you will ever see. Robert was a helpful and responsive host. A couple of items I would raise if you plan to stay there. We had one of the hottest weeks of the summer and the house is not well equipped to deal with the heat. The bedrooms had window air conditioners, which meant sleeping was no problem, but the main floor and the third floor were terribly hot. Without window screens on the third floor we couldn’t open the windows at night because of the mosquitoes and other bugs. There are three full baths in the house, but the two on the second level (with claw foot tubs) are hard to use for showers without getting lot of water outside the tub. And while the lake view is gorgeous and the property has a handy boat house, swimming access to the water is a bit tricky for older folks and younger. There is a gently sloping rock shelf in front, but the footing is a bit slippery. There is a state park with a sandy beach a mile away and we found that more useful for the children in our group. I think we all agreed we would consider staying at the Lincoln Cottage again, but would certainly aim for a time when heat wouldn't be a concern.
My family and I (3 generations) just returned from a most memorable week at the "Lincoln Cottage." In a word it was fantastic! The warmth and charm of the house is unending. The comfort of the rooms from top to bottom, and the delightful wrap around porch over looking beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee were all grand. For those who love to cook (and my family loves to cook and eat) the kitchen is a show stopper. It had everything we could want to prepare delicious meals. The beach was a perfect place for all of us to gather each day and to enjoy the refreshing, clear and clean lake. Evening campfires with delicious "S'mores" were a great way to end each day. Finally, Robert is a very gracious and engaging host. Thank you Robert for a truly wonderful week!
We had the most incredible weekend at this home. Everything you could need for a relaxing, fun time is there. Robert, the owner, was very responsive to questions from the time I made the reservation all the way through the end of our stay.
The private beach area was a perfect spot to relax in the evening around the fire pit, and the boathouse worked well for docking the boat we rented for a day from a nearby company.
The house has multiple areas that are great for gathering your group, whether for meals, playing games, watching a movie in surround sound, or just chatting on the wraparound porch with incredible views of the lake. Also, if you enjoy cooking, this is the house you'll want to rent! The high-quality appliances are great for making any meal for a large group. Before we even left our group was talking about how much we'd love to stay here again.
The Lake Winnipesaukee area is known as home of the first resort area in the United States. It is full of seasonal activities including everything from swimming to flying. The lake itself is 21 miles long and up to 9 miles wide. it is a 63 mile drive to travel the roads circling the lake. The lake is the foundation of a year round resort community featuring water sports, hiking golf and just about everything imaginable in the summer and all winter sport activities as well. The area is known for its exceptional fall foliage.
|Linens $ Cleaning||$320|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Deposits are returned in full if your reservation is 75 days or more away from cancellation date.
Full Refunds are offered for shorter notice if I am able to rent the home to another party for your reservation period at same price.
Refunds may take up to 30 days.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.