|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Whether a few weeks or a few days, Kate’s Cottage on Maxwelton Beach is the perfect spot for your get-away. With a western view of the Olympic Mountains and colorful sunsets, you’ll find relaxation at every turn. Step outside and you will be 50 yards from the Puget Sound, tempting you to explore miles of sandy beaches and tides. Whidbey Island and Kate’s Cottage present you with an unbeatable array of activities and amenities to make your stay a pleasant one.
The beach style cottage has an open floor plan and two bedrooms, sleeping 4-6 people. Curl up by the gas stove to enjoy a good read, but expect to get distracted with the beauty of the water, mountains and a myriad of wildlife. Eagles are regular visitors, along with diving osprey, loons, seals, dall porpoise and deer. We’ve spotted grey whales, orca and otter too!
At low tide, you’ll have miles of sandy beach to explore right outside the door. Fish for salmon from the shore or dig for clams, or simply enjoy a good beach comb to find shells and sand dollars.
After a good beach walk, if a nap is not in order … perhaps a friendly game of croquet on the expansive lawn. Or a relaxing soak in the five-person spa. Located on the back patio, you’ll enjoy the same water, mountain and sunset views as you watch the eagles fly by.
Help yourself to fresh ingredients from our culinary herb garden!
Keywords: Cottage, house, beach, beach house, beachfront, waterfront, water view, mountain view, hot tub, spa, beach cottage
We have enjoyed Kate's Cottage for 10 years and it has truly been a haven for our family.
Dinners gathered around the table have been filled with laughter and good stories, specially when debating a competitive game of croquet. Shouts of 'bald eagle' when spotted never get old and 'Googling' the latest ship go by is always a must.
Maxwelton Beach is a special spot, we hope you enjoy it too!
John Newhoff purchased this cottage in 2002
We truly enjoyed our stay, caught crabs just off the coast, walked the beach, explored the island parks, rested in the hot tub, and watched the World Series on a nice TV.
We accomplished all of that still at a relaxing pace because of the great location and features of the home.
Oh, and did I mention the pink sunset over the Olympics and the shell collecting for the kids?
The owner is friendly and responsive. The only issue we had was initially no hot water because it was turned down for winter. Once we figured that out, we had no other concerns.
We have been going to Kate's Cottage for about 10 year now, only missed a few yearly visits and will continue to go as long as we can. The views are wonderful, cottage is well equipped, friendly neighbors, great outdoors space for long walks if the tide is low, awesome for kids with lots of drift wood to build tends. We were all sad we had to leave and already looking forward to the next visit.
We planned an impromptu trip away with a couple of friends. It was a perfect little cottage with a spectacular view on one of my all time favorite beaches. We thought the cottage was actually cuter than pictured and totally plan to come back as often as we can. It had everything we needed! And it's wonderful that we could bring our dogs who just absolutely ran their little hearts out on at low tide. It's notable that the house is completely wheelchair accessible. The owners were super nice and accommodating. Can't wait to come back!
We had a lovely weekend at the house. We especially enjoyed going for long beach walks. The house is clean and well-provisioned (nice cooking supplies.) Incredible views of the Olympics - especially from the hot tub. The owner was very accessible and easy to work with. This was our second stay here and we would certainly come back again.
I just returned from a weekend getaway with 3 of my girlfriends. The house was very clean, had a beautiful view, and had all the supplies you need for cooking. Hot tub was wonderful and you have plenty of grass space for bocce ball and other lawn sports. The owner was quick to respond to all questions prior to going and gave very simple easy instructions for checking in and out. There is also a very helpful resource book at the house with information about the rental as well as things to do in the area. The house was easy to find from the directions on the website, and the travel time given was exact from the Seattle area. Overall great travel experience, would recommend it to anyone and will definitely return myself.
This was my second stay- this time in winter. We enjoyed a winter beach walk. Later it rained and we watched the wonderful window view from the cozy living room, toasty with the heating stove. After dinner the rain stopped and we enjoyed the hot tub looking up at a star filled sky.
The next morning we were greeted with an incredible view of snow-capped mountains out across the water. The day was sunny and beautiful and we took another beach walk.
Just a note- the cabin has a wonderfully equipped kitchen, one of the best, with almost anything you might need for cooking. Everything is clean, tidy and has a lovely setting right on the beach with a wonderful view.
Our family's "Top 5" things we enjy most on Maxwelton Beach:
1. A beach walk at low tide around Indian Point (lots of sand dollars, clams, eagles, osprey)
2. Enjoying the hot tub on a stormy fall/winter day
3. Watching the ships go by
4. A friendly game of golf at Island Greens
5. Enjoying a Northwest dinner after shopping at the Bayview Farmer's Market
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Cleaning Fee||$125 + Tax|