COTTAGE FOR COUPLES ... ESTATE FOR LARGE GROUPS

The Quintessa

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Sleeps32
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COTTAGE FOR COUPLES ... ESTATE FOR LARGE GROUPS

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9 bedrooms, 4 full baths, sleeps 32 (with separate cottage also available)

The Quintessa is a remarkably easy-to-find home is less than 35 miles from the Seattle, Washington Space Needle and just 5 minutes away from the Mukilteo / Clinton ferry.

Spacious & elegant, this multi-level home offers 9 bedrooms with a separate cottage. Views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains complete your experience!

Set on the Southern part of the Island, The Quintessa is located within minutes to many attractions including a nine-hole golf course, a variety of beaches, and an abundance of local artists’ studios. Take a drive to nearby Langley, The Village by the Sea, featuring a vintage movie house, live music and theater, eclectic boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, bookstores, and fabulous food!

The Quintessa is perfect for memorable family reunions, garden weddings, retreats, or special gatherings of any occasion.

Garden Wedding, Memorable Family Reunion, Retreat & Getaway on Whidbey Island

EMAIL US so that we may provide you with our FULL WEBSITE filled with videos, more photos, a list of fun activities, detailed rate information, as well as floor plans and individual room accommodations!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • Singles
  • Groups
Guestbook comments from the owner
Carrie and Tessa,



Thank you for providing a beautiful home for our two family to meet, come together, and become one. We are so happy we chose The Quintessa to pledge our lives to each other. We have made so many memories here, and we look forward to returning for more in the future.



Best, Kyle and Nikki L ~ wedding couple (on-site wedding)
Jun 2014
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The Quintessa

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30 years ago, Tessa painted a watercolor scene from a dream. There were water lilies, deer, a church, a cruise ship with snow-capped mountains along with sailboats, a dense forest, and a bi-plane all set amongst a 4-story home with a quaint cottage on the side.

Remarkably, Tessa & Carrie discovered such a home 7 years ago on Whidbey Island.

The Quintessa has been the choice for family reunions, corporate retreats and intimate garden weddings with accommodations for 32 guests under one roof.

Celebrations include a 50th Wedding Anniversary, and a couple who made plans on the day they married to return the island 10 years later to celebrate.

Finding local treasures to please guests is half the fun of this business. Chef Vincent Nattress with his amazing culinary skills adds to the delight of The Quintessa's guests. Cake-maker extraordinaire, John Auburn, at J.W. Desserts, always continue to impress their guests.

The Quintessa has provided lodging for the 3-day Ragnar Relay starting from the Canadian border down to Whidbey Island - 190 miles of stunning Washington scenery. This year's group is from Brook's Sports, designer & maker of high-performance running shoes. Like last year's group, it is certain that their priorities will be 'Where's the shower?” 'Take me to the bedroom!' and 'Help, I can't make it up the stairs!'

When families select The Quintessa for their reunion, it always brings back fond, heartfelt memories of Carrie’s family reunions held every year no matter where in the world the children and grandkids were living.

Tessa & Carrie actively promote Whidbey Island by enthusiastically sharing its beauty and the goodness of its multifaceted community. This is why Tessa & Carrie provide their guests with so many Whidbey options including dining recommendations and fun-filled events which can be found on their website at Q123.info.

The Quintessa purchased this estate in 2005

Whidbey Island abounds with animal life which adds to its beauty and excitement! Eagles are plentiful, as well as deer and rabbits who frolic on the grounds.

Large heron and ducks often visit The Quintessa's pond. The trail on the property crosses a year-round stream that is part of the salmon spawning cycle. The Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom is just down the street where guests can learn all about this process while on a picturesque walk. Both whales and Orcas can be seen during Ferry rides, while cruise ships, cargo ships, and even surfacing submarines can be seen from the home passing through the Sound. Our neighboring town, Langley by the Sea, is just a few miles away and offers many activities including shops, artists and dining. Be sure to try your hand at glass blowing or rent a moped while you're down at Langley!

Sleeps32
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Cottage for Couples ... Estate for Large Groups
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Clinton Whidbey Island
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Church Retreat

  • 4 of 5
Our church had the pleasure of hosting a women's retreat at the Quintessa. From the planning phases on, we found the owners to be extremely responsive in promptly answering our questions. The estate was very comfortable, quiet, and accommodated a large group nicely.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Cottage for Couples ... Estate for Large Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p325654
+1 425 263 1701
Clinton Whidbey Island
5

Flawless!

  • 5 of 5
I am a youth minister, and I brought up a LARGE group of teenagers, college students, and young graduates to stay at the Quintessa and another property nearby. The students and myself had nothing but great things to stay. The owners were cordial, friendly, and very helpful in providing information about Whidbey Island. And, altogether, it was a very reasonable price for such a beautiful house. I couldn't recommend it more to anyone who has a large group, for any occasion!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Cottage for Couples ... Estate for Large Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p325654
+1 425 263 1701
Clinton Whidbey Island
5

Beautiful, spacious home, perfect for large groups

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at the Quintessa, and are so thankful to Carrie and Tessa for opening up their home. It was the perfect place for my large family, and was very comfortable for all ages. We had quite a few children, toddlers, babies, and the house was large enough that the older children had places to play in the yard and home, and the babies only kept their parents up at night. There is so much space for eating, talking, catching up and celebrating birthday and weddings. I also really appreciated how quickly Carrie and Tessa responded to my questions, which was incredibly helpful when planning this trip. It is a lovely home, Carrie and Tessa are lovely people to work with, and it helped make my wedding weekend absolutely perfect!
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rachel,

Thank you for your kind words! Almost nothing else flatters us as much as positive reviews from our guests or referrals from them. In your case, we were just so honored that our place could be a part of your very special wedding weekend. We hold your dad and your family in the highest esteem. We have always been in awe of your family's dedication and compassion to healthcare around the world.

Best of luck with everything you do and best wishes on your future with Scott!

Warmly,
Tessa & Carrie
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Cottage for Couples ... Estate for Large Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p325654
+1 425 263 1701
Clinton Whidbey Island
Bainbridge Island, Wa and La Quinta, Ca
5

Grandpa's 70th Birthday and family reunion.

Grandpa's 70th Birthday and family reunion.
  • 5 of 5
5 days with 5 sons and daughters and their spouses, 10 grandkids from 15-1 yo, 1 brother and sister in law and 2 kids ..all from 5 states. Easy access from Seatac airport was a priority. Terrific time. The big yard entertained the 8 little ones, the teenagers and older kids helped with playtime. Beach and winery tours nearby for some. Treated everyone to the boat tour of Deception Pass..a big hit (along with post triip ice cream). Clamming by one couple and kids. We had 2 dinners full service catered and one food-provided so the girls wouldn't have to cook and cleanup (we brought the rest of the food from a huge Costco run before).We barbecued one night. The house is immaculate (and huge) and the grounds and yard are perfect. It was expensive (since grandpa and grandma were paying the bill) but a thrilling once in a lifetime event in a perfect spot with a perfect spacious home and cottage for all. No negatives at all. Carrie and Tessa are terrific hosts, are out of sight but are readily available if needed.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Cottage for Couples ... Estate for Large Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p325654
+1 425 263 1701
Clinton Whidbey Island
Arizona
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
Our family reunion at The Quintessa on Whidbey Island was wonderful.
From grandchildren to grandparents, everyone enjoyed it.
We did some touring on the island as well as fishing at Deception Pass State Park.
The huge grassy area provided plenty of room for football, badminton, frisbee throwing
while the two year olds played under the trees.
We cooked most of our meals in the spacious kitchen and the weather was nice enough to
barbeque on the deck.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Cottage for Couples ... Estate for Large Groups
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p325654
+1 425 263 1701
Clinton Whidbey Island
Renton, Wa
5

Get together

  • 5 of 5
We were 10 families with kids of ages ranging from infants to teen. All of us had so much fun. The kids loved the dress up costumes, air hockey and the board games. The view was great and so peaceful. The house had everything that we could think of and everything that we needed during our stay. Very neat and well organized.We had a very comfortable and fun couple days. It truly felt like a home away from home. We would gladly recommend the house to friends/relatives.
Thank You.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
SeaTac
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Clinton / Mulkiteo
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Everett Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 525 and Cultus Bay Road
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Maxwelton
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Prima Bistro
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Mount Baker
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Island Greens
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Langley Cafe
Car: recommended

The Quintessa has a year-round stream, pond, trails, pastoral and distant marine views. A 9-hole golf course is located on same road, as well as many local artists and organic farmers. Just a few minutes to several beaches!

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Availability & Rates

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Clinton Estate Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.7%
Notes PEAK SEASON ~ 3 night min stay (June 1 - Sept 15) $1600 per night for up to 28 guests in the Main House (add the Cottage for 32 guests in total)

OFF-SEASON ~ 1 night min stay (Sept 16 - May 31 ~ some holidays excluded) $1600 for 1st night, $1200 for 2nd night (25% off) and $800 for 3rd night and all nights after that (50% off)
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Amenities

Amenities

Clinton Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Intercom System
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Wet Bar
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 3rd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , 3rd Floor
  • Spacious baths with ultra plush towels await you!
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Veranda suite master - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Veranda kids bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 6 or more
    Main House guest - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Main House master - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Main House bedroom 2 - 2 queen , sleeps 4
    Main House bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , sleeps 2
    Main House bedroom 4 - 2 queen , sleeps 4
    Main House guest 2 - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Main House bedroom 5 - 1 queen , sleeps 2
  • Heart Defibrillator ~ Sleep soundly and restfully on our full range of available beds in this 9 bedroom estate. Our fully appointed 1 bedroom Cottage with jetted tub and separate shower can be rented independently. Sleeps 2 to 32! Accommodations can be customized for your personal needs. Twins, Queens, and Kings. Private suites with private baths.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Game Room ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Games
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Yard
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 34 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • Singles
  • Groups
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
  • ruins
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • festivals
  • pond
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • surfing
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
Notes:
The Quintessa is perfect for family reunions, intimate weddings, and corporate retreats! Enjoy treasured time together cooking, playing, bonding, and reconnecting with friends and family.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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