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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
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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!
Southern hospitality with northwest notes. Carrie was quick to respond to my request and messages. Our stay was very short, yet she treated us like royalty with a warm welcome and genuine hospitality. The Quintessa Cottage is perfect for a couple's retreat or a girl friend getaway. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. Thank you, Carrie and Tessa!
Well kept, pleasant owners, beautiful home/property/cottage. We had so much fun having our after wedding party at your house! We will definitely be back to stay at the cottage. Other family members want to rent out the home again for family reunions. We would love to have out 30 year reunion there. Thank you for sharing
We had our team offsite here and it was absolutely perfect for our group. Lots of space and a gorgeous kitchen for our group cooking competition. :) The owners were very accommodating and wonderful to work with for setting up this experience.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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)
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.