Turtle Cove......A Country Home Away From Home With Water View
"Turtle Cove" is blessed with a beautiful setting... Nature and Water all around. The Half Moon Pond is viewed from both the side patio (with fire pit) and front windows. The Powwow River (a water lily covered wetlands) is behind the home, and a four minute walk away Kingston Lake Association's sandy beach beckons with spectacular sunrises the reward for early risers.
The Physical Plant:
Cook Gourmet Meals @ home in a fully equipped kitchen fit for a chef with all the basics :
condiments & spices;
oil and vinegars;
High test & decaf coffee beans, tea & hot chocolate makings;
salt free butter, ketchup, Tabasco, &;
various other basics from rice, vermicelli, to popcorn and extra raw sugar.
The easy alternative is exceptional dining out locally or in Amesbury, Newburyport, Exeter, Portsmouth, Rye or the Hamptons.
The kitchen / eating island is contiguous with a beautifully decorated Gathering Room, with its gas fireplace, high end stereo (Wi-Fi equipped). Absent is the distraction of the home's TV monitors, located in the upstairs Master Bdrm & the children's/game room).
Highchair and portable crib available for recently blessed guests.
There is also a convenient first floor half bathroom.
Beyond the 1/2 bath is a Master Bedroom with Queen bed, a Wi-Fi Bose speaker, comfortable rocking recliner for reading, and sliders to the back yard.
The Master Bathroom has a double wide walk in shower with corner seats & fixed & hand held shower heads. There is also a closet for hanging cloths in the bathroom.
The two upstairs rooms are each a comfortable 450 square feet, with separate entrances into the full bathroom for each. The Master bedroom has a queen bed and is decorated in Japanese fashion (simple but elegant). It has a ceiling fan to enhance the home’s central air-conditioning & a large walk in closet.
The second room can accommodate 4 children or 4 adults in twin beds, and 2 more children or a couple in the room's queen futon. The futon is opposite a large screen TV, positioned for watching a movie or playing a game on the X-box.
The "modern electronics"...... Purity electronic speakers and high end Onkyo Receiver with Aux cable, Apple TV (no Cable Service) with Hulu & X-box drive the large screen TV. "Board Game Families", please indicate your favorites and they will be added to our collection if not already available.
Out Door Activities
Explore the river wetlands and lake ~ there are two tandem kayaks and a canoe available. The high school tennis courts are a short three minute drive.
While there are no "Pebble Beach" courses in the area, there are several local courses to accommodate those who experience "putter withdrawal" when more than 15 miles from a passable course. There are two courses very close to Turtle Cove. One is a good upscale public Resort/Club with a passable restaurant.
The area is ideal for biking or going for a walk on a local nature trail.
Getting Here.....Easy!....Location, Location, Location, right?
Arriving by car is simple. Turtle Cove is a short 15 minutes drive from I-95 (Exit 1), I-495 (Exit 51B) and NH Rt. 101 (Exit 7/Rt 125) and 30 minutes from I-93's NH Exit # 3/Rt 111.
If you reside or work in the Boston area you can even avoid Friday and Sunday traffic by taking one of the daily trains to either the Newburyport, MA or Exeter, NH station.....Relax, read a book and avoid the weekend traffic.
For those coming from a distance, Amtrak serves Exeter, NH, and is a romantic alternative to flying, with the added perk of avoiding our friends from Homeland Security and all that entails.
Flying to New Hampshire? The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, a short 35 minute drive to Turtle Cove, is the preferred airport. Logan International is about an hour trip without traffic. With traffic, it's anyone's guess, but usually no more than an hour and a half.
Local Area Information available from your host. Just communicate your interests a week before your visit and the information will be waiting for you upon arrival.+ More