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Robert Heinrich

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

'The Lincoln Cottage' - Lake Winnipesaukee's finest Waterfront Antique Manse

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Live In A Landmark Mansion Admired By All

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, 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 and twin as well, and the den has a queen sofabed as well. The 3rd level game room has a pool table, twin bed, gas fireplace, kitchen and bath. 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 stone beach.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Robert Heinrich (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Robert Heinrich

I am a caretaker in charge of a very special home.

Robert Heinrich purchased this castle in 1995

Why Robert Heinrich chose Lake Winnipesaukee Area

This property is a well kept secret. The 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 sech a way that it always is sunlit with the undisputed best view of Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee mountains anywhere.

What makes this castle unique

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.


based on 14 traveler reviews

'The Lincoln Cottage' - Lake Winnipesaukee's finest Waterfront Antique Manse
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

A Vacation To Remember!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views and great house

  • 5 of 5

The Lincoln cottage has something for everyone, you'll be challenged to find another get away that offers more. I highly recommend this rental to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Stunning views, wonderful host, we may be back!!

  • 5 of 5

A large group of friends and I spent a long weekend at the Lincoln Cottage and we may be back, it was that great. The house is stunning and so historic. Every piece of furniture tells a story. Every floor has breathtaking views, but the third floor takes the cake on that. The kitchen is fully equipped, and coming from a profession chef's wife, that says something.

A few things to note if you're renting the property with small children: there is a road between the house and the boat house, which doesn't show in the pictures. You need to cross the road to get to the boat house. That being said, the road is quite calm and we didn't have a problem. Also: it being an old house, the floors creak and you have to take extra precaution after putting the babes to bed to move quietly about the second and third floor. The third floor is not the safest for young children. Some windows are floor height, and the staircase is steep. As long as you've got the right stuff (baby gates recommended), it works beautifully.

Robert was a very personable host; he gave my Husband and I a detailed tour before all of the other guests showed up. We were stunned by the beauty of the home and the fact that he's willing to share it with others!

Despite the large size and beautiful deck, our group of 13 adults spent a bulk of the time in the amazing kitchen, but I guess that's what happens when you love food and organize your entire weekend around it :-).

Beautiful deck, rocking chairs for all. Just overall one of the nicest places we've stayed.

Thank you for sharing with us, Robert!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. I agree with almost everything you said except that the lower panes of the windows on the top floor are secured inn place, only the top portion moves. one would have to climb over 4 feet to fall out. I sleep under the floor that you said creeks. I find Its good to know what time the youngsters finally went to bed....
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  • 5 of 5

We just got home from an amazing long weekend at the Lincoln Cottage with our children and grandchildren. The house was way beyond our expectations. From the gourmet kitchen to the 3rd floor pool and game room, the oversized dining room, and the beautiful porch with a gorgeous lake view the house had more than everything that we could have possibly wanted. I would definitely recommend this lovely home and hope to rent it again myself.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home Great For A Weekend With Friends

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Lincoln Cottage for a weekend with a group of friends. The house is huge and held our group perfectly. The kitchen is amazing and was big enough to allow everyone to hang out and socialize while cooking. The 1st and 3rd floor are a perfect set up for drinks and playing cards at night. Robert was a pleasure to work with. We hope to rent the home again next winter

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Manchester Boston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Patrick's Pub & Eatery
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Pheasant Ridge, Gilford
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
RT 93
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lyons Den, Gilford
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Gunstock Mountain
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Gilford Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Summer 2016
Jun 26 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linens $ Cleaning $320
Property Damage Protection $59

Deposits are returned in full if your reservation is 60 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Gilford Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half Bath off Living Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Rain Forest Tile Shower
  • All bathrooms have top quality beautiful antique or antique reproduction fixtures with anti-scald showers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2- Sleeps 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Direct Lake View One platform Queen bed and one set of bunks
    Bedroom 1- Sleeps 2 - 1 queen , Southeast master with Views of Lake
    Bedroom 3-Sleeps 2 - 1 queen , My Room; Best Views!!! One Queen Poster Bed
    Bedroom 4- Sleeps 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen bed plus Sterns and Foster Queen Sleep Sofa
    Bedroom 5 Sleeps 1+ - 1 twin/ single , Extra Queen Airbeds in this room along with the Twin
  • Four traditional bedrooms are on the second floor, The fifth (#5) is part of the top floor multi-function room with kitchen and bath. All rooms have spectacular views. There are 2 bathrooms on the second floor and 1 bathroom on the top floor
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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