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Lake Winni's Finest Waterfront Restored Mansion w/Boathouse and Private Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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 215 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.

Robert Heinrich
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Robert Heinrich

I am the Caretaker of this very special home. My Daughter and I run the fun here.

Robert Heinrich purchased this castle in 1995

Why Robert Heinrich chose Gilford

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.

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Gilford, New Hampshire

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • 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 , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half Bath off Living Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Rain Forest Tile Shower
  • All bathrooms have top quality beautiful antique or antique reproduction fixtures with anti-scald showers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3-Sleeps 2 - 1 large double bed , My Room; Best Views!!! One Queen Poster Bed
    Bedroom 5 Sleeps 1+ - 1 single bed , Extra Queen Airbeds in this room along with the Twin
    Bedroom 1- Sleeps 2 - 1 large double bed , Original Southeast Master Bedroom with Lake Views
    Bedroom 2- Sleeps 5 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 2 bunk bed , Direct Lake View One Platform Queen Bed one Bunk Set & Twin
    Bedroom 4- Sleeps 4 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen Platform Bed plus Sterns & Foster Queen Sleep Sofa
  • 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 rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
DEEPWATER BOATHOUSE WILL HOUSE YOUR BOATS. Virtually everything you need for a fantastic vacation is right at your fingertips.


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Lake Winni's Finest Waterfront Restored Mansion w/Boathouse and Private Beach
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Excellent host, excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Robert was a prompt host, he gave an thorough tour and offered many amenities. After he checked us in, he gave us our space and we had a great weekend! Recommended the location to my parents who will also be looking into a weekend here.

The third floor game room offered an amazing view of the lake, I cannot even imagine how perfect it would be for the summer with the large double doors that open and allow the air to come in.

I would highly recommend this location to anyone looking.

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I only wish all my guests were so neat. These finevyoung men even cleaned the ashes out of the fireplace. That is a first. I would be elated if either they or their families wish to enjoy my home, The Lincoln Cottage.
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Amazing Lakeview Property

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house with great lake views! Was perfect for our extended family reunion with the large kitchen and deck for cooking and dining. Nicely furnished and owner was readily available for any questions. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 27/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect family retreat with views that never stop, a roaring fireplace, and an A-1 kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

This home is a Victorian grand lady. Loved the boat house, hammock on the porch, fun bedrooms. Great location and helpful owner

  • Review Submitted: 03/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Great place with a breathtaking view!

  • Review Submitted: 29/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property! Beautiful home and glorious setting!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for a family reunion! House is comfortable with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms plus a 3rd floor "fun" room. Fantastic kitchen! We were 6 adults and 4 teenagers and loved our time there. Robert is an excellent and responsive host! We all hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 22/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property / excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous historic home loaded with charm, private beach and fabulous location.

Huge deck with 180 degree views of the lake as well as views from every bedroom.

Outstanding third floor game room with something for everyone and a dream kitchen.

Comfortably accommodated 7 adults and a perfect place for any family gathering.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Manchester Boston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lyons Den, Patrick's Pub, Ellacoya Barn & Grille
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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$431.36
Property Damage Insurance AU$79.53

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.