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Maxwelton Beach Waterfront: Hot tub, Sunsets and Olympic Mtn views

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Clinton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6) + hot tub (seats 4-6)

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

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

John Newhoff
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About John Newhoff

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


based on 7 traveler reviews

Maxwelton Beach Waterfront: Hot tub, Sunsets and Olympic Mtn views
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little escape!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely winter weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review. We appreciate it! Hope you are staying dry this weekend. Cheers, John
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Girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend at Kate's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent an enjoyable romantic two nights in the cabin while sightseeing around Whidbey Island. The cabin is conveniently located close to the Clinton Ferry Landing and is right on the beach. The owner was quick in responding to our late request for lodging. Pictures and description was spot on. The cabin was clean and very well provisioned. We really enjoyed the hot tub both morning and nights, watching the boats sail by while soaking. We would highly recommend this property to both friends and family. Proximity to the local towns makes for very convenient excursions to stores, shops, bars and restaurants. Although we are Seattle natives, this was our first stay on Whidbey and we were pleasantly surprised by the area and the especially the quality of restaurants. Already booked our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $40
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Clinton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicap accessible, no lip shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • - Bedroom #1 has 1 queen size bed - Bedroom #2 has 2 twin beds - The living room has a double sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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