THE QUINTESSENTIAL BEACH HOUSE

Joel

Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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THE QUINTESSENTIAL BEACH HOUSE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Useless Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom with Stunning Views and Modern Finishings

Welcome to the simpler times. Make this darling beachhouse oceanfront on Maxwelton Beach, Whidbey Island your home away from home for the week. This cottage consistently draws whispers from all those who pass by, not only because of its dollhouse charm but also because of the endless stunning views of the Puget sound. There is a smooth ocean breeze that lightly gusts through this 1960's era beach house, which has been completely renovated and offers up a modern chic decor at 1960’s pricing. The 150 feet of unobstructed ocean views provide endless sunsets that can be seen from nearly every room in the house. The kitchen and bathroom are detailed with hexagon tile and country cabinets in addition to the modern luxuries of stainless steel appliances. Two queen beds in separate spaces provide enough separation for two couples, yet still give the feeling of a community dwelling.

Low tide brings about 300 feet of sand to explore, and western exposures gives the most sunlight at the desirable Southern end of Whidbey Island.

Newly remodeled!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Joel (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

About Joel

We live in Houston, so unfortunately we don't get to spend as much time at our beautiful beach house as we would like. It is impressively taken care of with luxury finishing and incredible style.

Joel purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Joel chose Useless Bay

The beach house is amazing. Many hours have been spent mulling over every piece in on every square foot, and the details are what give it the perfect charm.

What makes this cottage unique

You will love the beach access, the 5 star feeling inside, and the lovely feeling that you have escaped the world for your stay. The neighborhood will make you feel like you are living in a simpler world in a simpler time, or if you choose to keep to yourself you will be lost in your thoughts for days.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 19 traveler reviews

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The Quintessential Beach House
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews
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The Quintessential Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p434330vb
Useless Bay Whidbey Island
4

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 4 of 5
We spent a lovely, relaxing weekend at The Quintessential Beach House. We have rented a few other places over the years on Whidbey Island and this was our favourite cottage so far. Maxwelton Beach is a beautiful beach to explore, the only thing I would suggest is to plan your walks on the beach during lower tides as it is a little difficult to access during high tide. The house was clean, the beds were comfortable and the kitchen is nicely equipped. The ONLY thing that would make this cottage 100% perfect is if it was located right on the beach.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Quintessential Beach House
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Useless Bay Whidbey Island
5

Fabulous views and location!

  • 5 of 5
This was such a perfect retreat! The area and street are quiet, the house is right across from the beach (with no house blocking the view), gorgeous sunsets, beautiful home. We loved it! Our one suggestion is to add screens to all the windows. The days were warm and we wanted to enjoy the cooler nights, but then had to choose between the bugs or the breeze. A very small point - overall we were extremely pleased.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The Quintessential Beach House
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Useless Bay Whidbey Island
Seattle, WA
5

Fantastic Little Escape

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for our wedding and absolutely loved it. The location was great, the decor (as you can tell) was wonderful, the house was clean, the neighbors were nice and the beach was a very short walk. My only complaint was that the water pressure in the shower was pretty weak (I have insanely thick hair so I think I care more than most) but otherwise the house was exactly what were hoping it would be. We plan to make this an Anniversary trip every year :-)
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Quintessential Beach House
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Useless Bay Whidbey Island
Vancouver
5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Just a short drive from our home in Vancouver, this is the perfect weekend (or longer) getaway option. A scenic & pristine drive into a majestic pacific north west paradise. The area and surrounding communities are chock full of small local wineries, antique shops & littered with nurseries and artisan craft stores. The cabin itself sits on a quiet roadway steps from an amazingly accessible beach...it's not just close, but the tide simply goes out for hundreds of yards, allowing you to hunt Gwee ducks or dig your own clams or explore what the receding waters have left behind. We spent an evening touring(drinking) a massive selection of local craft beers we picked up at the grocery store, ate ourselves full of clams - that literally came from a beach steps away - and watched the sun set over the cascade mountains. The cabin itself is fantastic. Cozy, clean and refreshing. The contemporary stylings had my significant other in a tizzy, she spent our first hour fawning over the decor (I just wanted get to the beach). We came home recharged and excited about getting back here! Not only did we hit the VRBO lottery here, but this is going to be a regular weekend destination for us. Two thumbs up. Three Smiley Face emoticons. Five stars.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Quintessential Beach House
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Useless Bay Whidbey Island
Seattle
3

Cute House But...

  • 3 of 5
The house is fine (other than smelling like smoke). It's clean and tastefully decorated. The bed upstairs is comfy. We tried the bed downstairs but it's on wheels and moves around too much. (even with the chocks on the wheels) The stairs are super steep so keep that in mind. I'm in my 50s in relatively good shape and I had trouble with them. There is a fireplace but we were not provided firewood.
The biggest problem is beach access. The pictures are misleading making you think you can reach the beach by walking across the street. That is not the case. The property directly across is private property and I was told they frown upon neighbors walking thru to the beach. So, we tried accessing the beach via the park just down the street. Due to the tide pools, we were not able to get to the beach unless we wanted to wade thru pools. (In warm weather, no problem. In winter, problem) In the end, we couldn't access the beach by the house so we ended up going to Double Bluff. Accessing the beach is a big deal for us so, unfortunately, we can't highly recommend this house and it's doubtful that we will return.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To clarify, the smell of "smoke" was from the fireplace, certainly not from smokers. This is a non-smoking property. It was unfortunate for this particular guest that there was a fire had the day before, and the damper must have been left shut without it burning out completely.

To address the beach comment, well, as I have tried to communicate with this guest directly (without response), we cannot control the tides and they were unfortunately unable to walk on the beach at high tide. There is a tide table in the drawer which can give you the low tide times, as well you can see out the window at certain times there is more beach available to walk on. Had they walked over at low tide, they would have had lots of beach to walk on, with easy access.

We work tremendously hard to ensure that every stay for every guest is perfect, but unfortunately we could simply not please this guest. Despite our attempts to reach this guest to hear their concerns and help correct any misunderstandings, this simply is one that just didn't work out.

We have never seen a situation before or after this where someone from Maxwelton could not access the beach. And if that was the case, for whatever reason, we are always willing to work with our guests to make things right.

We welcome you back, we can ensure you that the bed downstairs will have the wheel rollers locked, and that you can have a lovely time on the beach, as we always do, and all of our other guests can attest.
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The Quintessential Beach House
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Useless Bay Whidbey Island
5

Incredible home, perfect location, and outstanding owners

  • 5 of 5
Had an amazing time relaxing and enjoying this charming beach cottage. The owners make the whole process very easy and have thought of just about everything. Would definitely go back.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Mo's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Clinton Ferry Terminal
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 525
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Prima Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Maxwelton Beach

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Useless Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Oct 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Summer
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Pet Fee $25
Deposit $200
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Amenities

Amenities

Useless Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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