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Joel

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

The Quintessential Beach House

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

Overview

Washington 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)
Member 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 Washington

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.

Reviews

4.7
based on 23 traveler reviews

The Quintessential Beach House
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews
Seattle, WA
5

Cute Whidbey cottage just across from the beach

  • 5 of 5

Maxwelton Beach is a quiet little spot on Whidbey. My husband and I have stayed at this cottage twice (mostly in the winter) and i am finally writing the review. The cottage has everything you need for a nice get away with the dogs. The vintage decor is really cute and the kitchen has all the basic you need. We love the loft bedroom but the open stairs took some getting used to for the dogs. The location is directly across the street from the beach and just down the street from a city park. The owners are very responsive. Nice to have the wifi and cable for cozy nights in since cell service in this area of the island is spotty. A little pricier than other places we've stayed on the island but totally affordable if you're splitting with another couple. We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sherwood, MD
4

Cozy cottage

  • 4 of 5

We were on the island for a wedding and stayed five days in the cottage. It is clean and cozy, a very nice place for 2 to 4 people to enjoy. It is ocean view, however, not ocean front, as listed.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A much needed break

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing time. The cottage is comfortable and tastefully decorated, the neighbors are friendly and make you feel like your part of the regular group. Even though your across the street, you have a great water view and hear the waves in the evening like they were outside your door. Beach access was easy and yes there are tide pools but they are only a couple inches deep. If I wasn’t prepared to get my feet wet, I wouldn’t be at the beach. I will definitely be booking for next year, and am recommending this one to my friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

The cottage interior was exactly as pictured which is a very good thing in this case. Kitchen was well equipped, instructions were complete. No problems at all. Was surprised to find it there was a road between the cottage and the beach - although the road is not busy. Overall - we would recommend this cottage as a great base to explore the south end of the island that was filled with great sights and inviting communities.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$220
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200

Guests 5 and 6 subject to $20/person/night fee

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Amenities

Washington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
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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