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Unique Luxurious Gothic Castle with Views in the Middle of a 500 Acre Estate!

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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Rindge castle description

Located atop of a hill, amidst 500 acres with miles of walking & groomed x-country ski trails, outdoor hot tub, & 5000 gallon swimming pool. This extraordinary 11,000 sq. ft. castle has incredible views of Mt. Monadnock from the N & lake/ beach from the S.
Enjoy the solitude & amazing sunsets on this gorgeous property in Rindge, NH. Great for family reunions, retreats, etc. Please note: no weddings, banquets, or receptions, only housing of such.

The castle was built by the owner & completed in 1995. The interior design is unique in it's secret stairways, slate & hardwood floors throughout, Gothic arches w/ faux stone walls, a huge formal yet comfortable living room w/ a marble & granite fireplace offset w/ a gorgeous grand piano, 9 foot ceilings,authentic tapestries & scrolled glass doors that open into a large Wedgwood style dining room offering a recessed ceiling w/ a lighted sunset. The basement bar/game room & third floor playroom will insure that everyone of all ages have fun!

AGE REQUIREMENTS: The Guest must be at least THIRTY (30) YEARS OLD to rent the property. Please note that this is very important as YOU WILL HAVE FULL RESPONSIBILITY of the castle while you rent it. THIS IS OUR HOME, SO PLEASE TREAT IT WITH RESPECT, JUST AS YOU WOULD WANT SOMEONE TO CARE FOR YOUR HOME. THANK YOU.

We strictly limit the amount of people in the castle for any gathering including WEDDINGS, BANQUETS, or RECEPTION to 22 people in total.




Property Type

  • Castle
  • 11000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                30 years or older...moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome:

                Cedarworks swingset...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22

              • Master Bedroom: 1 king

                2 Balconies...moreless

              • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

                1 Balcony...moreless

              • Lizzie's Room: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                1 Balcony...moreless

              • Tyler's Room: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                1 Balcony...moreless

              • Jenny's Room: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon


              • Library: 1 double


              • Playroom: 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon


              • 3rd Floor Ballroom: 2 sleep sofa /futon

                Kids love sleeping in this huge room....moreless

              • Sewing Room: 1 queen

                with 1 balcony...moreless

              • The Master bedroom, is a beautiful room that is immense in size with 2 porches, a granite working fireplace and a built in high four poster bed. It is featured in the photos, and has an adjoining large master bathroom, and views of both Monadnock Mountain and the water. The Guest Bedroom and Master bedrooms have private baths and DirectTV receivers. The 2 other bedrooms have double beds with pullout couches, and a shared full bath. The first floor Library has a full size bed used for handicapped accessible, however, the bathroom on that floor is a 1/2 bath. The third floor ballroom has two futon couches, with a queen sized bed in a private playroom area, and a separate bedroom with a double bed and a pull out couch. Both areas share a full sized bath. These areas are still used by our large family when they are visiting, and were the original bedrooms for our children when they were growing up. We hope that you find them as comfortable as we do!...moreless

              Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Master Bath: toilet, shower

                6 Shower heads & 2 sinks...moreless

              • Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • First Floor: toilet


              • Basement: toilet, shower


              • Kids Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

                2 sinks...moreless

              • Third Floor: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • The Master Shower is marble and big enough for two!

              Other Amenities

                  • The Castle is in the middle of the woods, and very private. The 500 acres includes an old farm, miles of trails and 18 PDGA pole hole disc(frisbee) golf course. The 50+ acre waterway is fed by several brooks and we provide a private beach for the castle, with chairs, kayaks, paddle boats, life preservers and beach toys. The beach is located directly in front of the home. The other beach is strictly for the residents only. Please use your designated beach. We also provide $15 per golfer discount coupons to the highly acclaimed Shattuck Golf course in Jaffrey, NH located 15 minutes from the castle....moreless


                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Game Room
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library:

                    large variety of music...moreless

                  • Piano
                  • Pool Table
                  • Toys
                  • Video Library:

                    Extensive with a variety of movies; a small blockbuster video store......moreless

                  • Video Game Console
                  • Video Games
                  • Television:

                    Along with the TV in the family room there are also TV's in the Master Bedroom and the Guest Bedroom...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    High definition 52 inch flat screen TV in family room and 50 inch HDTV in Master bedroom. Direct TV with all sports & premium channels....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player


                  • Family
                  • Away From It All


                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Pond
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Forests
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Live Theater

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                  • Golf Course View:

                    $15 discount coupons for Shattuck in Jaffrey, NH....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    50+ acre private body of water....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Gorgeous views of Mount Monadnock from the north side...moreless

                  • Ski-In:

                    If you cross-country ski you, we provide 20 kilometers of skiing right here on the property....moreless

                  • Ski-Out:

                    We have several ski resorts near by. Watchusetts is 30 minutes away, Crotchet Mt. is 40 minutes away, Pats peak is 50 minutes away and Sunapee MT is 70 minutes....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    The Castle sits on a hill approximately 300 yards from the body of water, with a private beach directly in front of the home....moreless

                  • Waterfront
                  • Lake
                  • Beach

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snowboarding
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Communication / Internet

                          • Fax


                          • Dining Room
                          • Dining:

                            Dining room table sits 18, and Kitchen table accommodates 6/...moreless

                          • Seating for 18 people


                          • Wood Fireplace
                          • Free Long Distance
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Shampoo
                          • Thermos Bottle
                          • Backpack
                          • Telescope
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Telephone
                          • Heating
                          • Fireplace
                          • Parking
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Firewood
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Maps
                          • Mosquito Magnet
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Air Conditioning:

                            AC for second and third floors....moreless

                          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                            Tread machine....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            High speed fiber with wireless acesss through out the house with no encryption. Cell phone service is available outside or in the Kitchen TV pit only....moreless

                          • Internet:

                            High speed fiber with wireless acesss through out the house with no encryption. Cell phone service is available outside or in the Kitchen TV pit only....moreless

                          • Broadband Access:

                            We now have high speed fiber and WiFi. ...moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • Kitchen:

                                6 burner gas stove with 1 full size gas oven & 1 full size electric convection oven, 2 dishwashers, extensive granite countertops, bar top with stools overlooking a family room pit area with HDTV, large kitchen table, pantry, 3 sinks in kitchen/pantry area....moreless

                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Grill
                              • Kitchenette
                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Also dual KRUPS coffee maker, a Keruig K-cup and electric tea pot....moreless

                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Mini Refrigerator
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Dishwasher:


                              • Refrigerator:

                                full size sub zero refrigerator and separate sub zero freezer...moreless

                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Everything you need...moreless


                              • Kayak / Canoe:

                                Sit and standup kayaks, and a canoe...moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                Huge lawn for all sports activities...moreless

                              • Tennis:

                                Public tennis courts are 10 minutes away....moreless

                              • Golf:

                                There are several golf courses near by, wit a discount coupon for Shattuck in Jaffrey, NH....moreless

                              • Boat:

                                Paddle, row and sailboat....moreless

                              • Boat Dock
                              • Binoculars
                              • Crow's Nest
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Patio
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Boat With Paddles
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Pedal Boat
                              • Child's Swing
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Balcony:

                                All bedrooms on second floor with balconies (master bedroom has 2 balconies, both with water views and one with water and mountain views....moreless

                              • Barbecue
                              • Sailboat
                              • Canoe
                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Enormous granite patio with chairs and side tables, chaise lounge chairs, table with umbrella and chairs....moreless

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Pool
                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                              • Private Pool:

                                5000 gallon 18' IMTEC above ground pool next to the house. Ok seems silly to have, but we really want you to use the lake....moreless



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                              2 night min stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $775
                              • Tax Rate 9%


                              2 nights: $2,800 + $252Tax = $3,052, $775 deposit, total of $3,827

                              3 nights: $3,900 + $351Tax = $4,251, $775 deposit, total of $5,026

                              4 nights: $4,900 + $441Tax = $5,341, $775 deposit, total of $6,116

                              5 nighst: $5,900 + $531Tax = $6,431, $775 deposit, total of $7,206

                              6 nights: $6,900 + $621Tax = $7,521, $775 deposit, total of $8,296

                              7 nights: $7,900 +$711Tax = $8,611, $775 deposit, total of $9,386

                              We accept personal checks, rent and tax is due 30 days prior to rental.

                              All holiday weekends are a 3 night ($3,900) minimum stay except for the weeks of Christmas or New Year's which is $10,000 for a week or $18,000 for two holiday weeks. Weekly rentals only for June, July and August.

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                              Last updated: 09/19/2014
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                              Car: Necessary

                              The only entrance to the castle is Sauvola Drive in Rindge, NH which is off Able Road near the Rindge/Fitzwillam town line.

                              If you cross-country ski you, we provide 20 kilometers of skiing right here on the property. We have several ski resorts near by. Wachusett is 30 minutes away, Crotched Mt. is 40 minutes away, Pats peak is 50 minutes away and Mt. Sunapee is 70 minutes.


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1995

                              About the owner: The only entrance to the castle is Sauvola Drive which is off Able Road in Rindge, NH close to the Rindge/Fitzwillaim town line. There is a designated Castle Beach marked specifically for you. This home is our primary residence. Our children grew up in this home and now return to visit with their families. This property,was in the works of being built in 1993 and finished in 1995. John's love of Castles began when he was a young child and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. As an adult he found this beautiful 500+ acreage of land quite by accident in the woods of New Hampshire. The plans to build this home began after much travel throughout, Europe exploring other castles. Today, after our five children have grown up and left this wonderful home, they continue to return to this gorgeous property to come together as a quite large extended family. We continue to celebrate many of the holidays here with our family and have now opened it up to you so that you may enjoy it as much as we do.

                              Why the Owner Chose Rindge:
                              The Cathedreal of the Pines is a must see located in Rindge 5 minutes away with beautiful gardens; a historical landmark you would not want to miss. In less than 30 minutes, one can venture to Mount Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the world. For the first time climbers, Pack Monadnock , only 25 minutes drive (across from Temple Mountain), is also a great family climb for those who have younger children. The views are spectacular. The town of Fitzwilliam, approximately 10 minutes away, is famous for it's Antiques. The town of Peterborough ( approximately 20 minute drive or less) well known for the 'Peterborough Players' theatre house, was also the setting for the well known play 'Our Town'. It also has many cozy shops and wonderful restaurants. The bustling city of Keene is great for window shopping, fine dining, and entertainment. The Colonial Theatre in Keene, features plays with some well know actors, singers and comedians and is located on Main St. Twinkle Town miniature golf can also be enjoyed by all and is located between the towns of Rindge and Keene approximately 15 minutes away. Also, there are many lakes and state parks that are close by (not more than 20 minutes drive) for a great beach day.

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                              • Castle in the Fall

                                Castle in the Fall

                              • Dining Room

                                Dining Room

                              • Partial view of Living Room from Hallway

                                Partial view of Living Room from Hallway

                              • Jenny's Room

                                Jenny's Room

                              • Cross country skiing 2010!

                                Cross country skiing 2010!

                              • Huge Front Lawn w/ith Cedar works Play set

                                Huge Front Lawn w/ith Cedar works Play set

                              • Guest Bed room

                                Guest Bed room

                              • Master bedroom

                                Master bedroom

                              • Basement Bar , pool table in the back ground

                                Basement Bar , pool table in the back ground

                              • TV pit and Kitchen

                                TV pit and Kitchen

                              • View from Driveway

                                View from Driveway

                              • Kids on the private lake

                                Kids on the private lake

                              • Lizzie's Room

                                Lizzie's Room

                              • Castle in the Fall

                                Castle in the Fall

                              VRBO #234944

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                              This listing was first published here in 2009.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

                              $1,400 per night (USD)

                              8 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 22

                              View calendar: Updated 09/19/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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