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Ideal for Family Reunions!

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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

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More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

The Quintessa
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, cantonese
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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About The Quintessa

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

The Quintessa purchased this estate in 2005

Why The Quintessa chose Whidbey Island

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.

What makes this estate unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carrie is a consummate hostess, we arrived to a sparkling place, which exceeded our expectations and to friendly hand painted signs welcoming us by name. As it was a birthday party for a teenager we'd booked her place for, it lent perfectly to the party atmosphere. We loved the Quintessa and will hope to make it an annual thing. Carrie is super sweet too, we highly recommend her and the Quintessa!
Jan 2016
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Ideal for Family Reunions!
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  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 12 who all went to the University of Washington in the 1960's. We meet every three years to renew our friendships. The Quintessa was perfect. We all love to cook and the space was perfect to hang out and watch and help with meal prep. The space was clean and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great property for large groups

  • 5 of 5

The house is nicely maintained and is incredibly spacious -- even with a large group (including 3 kids), we felt like we had lots of room to spread out -- but also nice gathering spaces for group cooking and hanging out.

The Quintessa owners were one of the surprise benefits of the house -- they are attentive, considerate, and went out of their way to help us feel at home, including helping us find local babysitting!

The views form the house are great, and the detached cottage is a nice option for some privacy away from the larger group.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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The Quintessa is all it appears to be and more

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Quintessa for the weekend to accommodate our family and wedding party. I couldn't believe we could have all 25 of us under one roof! The house was large enough for everyone to be comfortable. I hesitated renting the place because of the cost, but it was worth every penny. We had such a fantastic time being all together for the weekend. The Quintessa is so charming and well appointed, we'd recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had our daughters wedding here and Carrie and Tessa were so kind and helpful. The house and grounds were perfect and it enabled everyone to be together for a big event. Spectacular place!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Reunion Location!

  • 5 of 5

The home was fantastic and housed 19 of us perfectly! The different living spaces in the home allowed us to play games in 1 room, talk in another, and when it was time, all of could eat together on the deck.

Having rooms on the main floor made it easy for our older relatives to spend more time with us, as they did not have to go up and down stairs all day.

Great home in a great location for great times!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

It was everything we hoped it would be, plenty of space, well equipped, and very clean. The area is beautiful and the owners were very accommodating. Would go back in a heart beat:)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Prima Bistro
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Clinton / Mulkiteo
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Island Greens
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Everett Train Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 525 and Cultus Bay Road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Langley Cafe
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Mount Baker
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Clinton Estate Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.7%

WEEKLONG STAY SPECIAL: stay for 7 nights and receive a discount of $500! Applies during both Peak Season and Off Season!

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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Clinton Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 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!
  • 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. Some private suites with private baths.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 34 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.

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