2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, water view from roof deck and nearest corner
Paulette Demers Turco
- English, French, Spanish, not fluent in French; Spanish—Son can assist.
About Paulette Demers Turco
Hi. Above is a photo of me with my two sons at Nix's in Newburyport on Christmas Eve two years ago. I am a semi-retired optometrist, grateful for a fulfilling career in academic and clinical settings in the Boston area, including Mass. Eye and Ear infirmary, Harvard Medical School for 25 years and The New England College of Optometry prior to that for ten years. I now consult part time in a large multi-specialty ophthalmology/optometry practice on the North Shore and write poetry and children's books for my grand-daughters. My first sonnet was recently accepted for publication in The Lyric. I'm learning how to paint with acrylics, I dabble at my piano and practice my French I knew better in my childhood. I love to play golf, practice my daily yoga, ride my bicycle to Plum Island, travel and spend time with family and friends. I grew up in Pawtucket and Providence, Rhode Island, earned my BA in Biology at Regis College in Weston, Mass, and my OD degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston. I love the ocean and to travel and through my career and for pleasure, have travelled to many parts of the US, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Turkey, Hong Kong, China, Hawaii, the Caribbean and hope to travel much more. This summer, I'll visit Waitsfield in the Green Mountains of Vermont near Sugarbush with my family, Camden, Maine with a friend, RI to see my high school friends and research some church artwork my grand-father did, Tanglewood for the natural beauty and the music in the Berkshires and will ferry from Portland to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. I love my home in Newburyport, near my family and wonderful friends.
Paulette Demers Turco purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Paulette Demers Turco chose Newburyport
I am a New Englander who grew up in a family that stayed close to the ocean, boating every summer weekend as a child. I raised my family on the North Shore, enjoying the seaside often at Cape Ann while I worked in Boston. Once my boys were through college, I moved to Boston for six years to be close to my work and all that Boston has to offer. Then I moved to Manchester by the Sea for six years, loving being so close to the ocean. Once my older son moved to Newburyport from Florida with his family, my younger son close by in Somerville, and I was writing, knitting, painting, walking the beach every day, my practice nearby, I knew Newburyport was for me. It has the ocean, a fascinating river, Newbury farms next door, and is a small historic city of 17,000 and a vacation destination all in one. I love old New England homes. This Federalist home is perfect for me with lovely naturally lit indoor space and outdoor gardens where I can dig in the dirt and grow my own herbs and walk everywhere. In half an hour, I can walk to Tendercrop Farm in Newbury for farm fresh produce, fresh beef, pork, chicken, eggs, or walk along salt marches to Plum Island Beaches and Nature Preserve, walk along the Merrimack River through the center of Newburyport through Art Galleries to the North End of this quaint city. I can drive to these same places in 5 minutes. Newburyport has everything on a small scale and offers an easy train or bus ride or drive to Boston, Portsmouth, NH, Kittery, Maine and East to Cape Ann with Rockport and Gloucester. I hope I will enjoy many years here.
What makes this Condo unique
My home reflects me and seems an oasis surrounded by a canopy of trees. The kitchen layout is practical and I can prepare food while guests are enjoying the outdoor views at the dining room table just slightly away from view. The bathroom is ample size with restful cream and taupe reflective surfaces. The hallway is bright, with a marble shelf and recessed wall for artwork and further down the hall, a glassed wine storage cabinet. The small second bedroom has ample storage and built in bookshelves and place for working on art projects or for my grand-daughters to play. The living room is cozy, with one full wall extended out with four tall windows gathering indirect light throughout the day, my grandfather clock built by my dad in a prominent corner and the inner wall for my Yamaha upright piano. The wall-mounted Smart Sony 46" flat screen TV blends in with the artwork in the room. The large master bedroom with its marble fireplace with wrought iron front and writing desk is my retreat for writing, although, with WIFI, I can write or scan the internet anywhere on the property. I love the pebbled drive and gardens on every side of the home. I love the giant Red European Beech tree I see from one side of my dining room and my deck plantings and giant rhododendrons I see from the other side. I hope you will love my home as much as I do.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please remove shoes and outdoor footwear when in the home. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the property, including outdoor space. The property does not have an outdoor play area, but there is a playground across the street behind the school. This home is in a quiet residential neighborhood. Please keep sounds within the unit.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Newburyport has many summer activities and festivals as do many nearby towns. Check www.newburyportguide.com and www.cityofnewburyport.com.
You can vacation in Newburyport without a car and use public transportation.
Commuter Rail is 1.25 miles from the house. Taxis available at the station.
Take Amtrak Nor'Easter to Wells, Ogunquit, Brunswick, Maine
Take C & J Bus to Dover, Portsmouth, NH or South to Boston
Take MBTA Commuter Rail to Rowley, Ipswich, Hamilton, Beverly, Salem, Swampscott, Lynn, Revere, Boston's North Station.
Train from Back Bay Boston to New York.
Take regional MVRTA buses to surrounding towns. Closest stop is at the Newburyport Library on State Street in the center of town.