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Cottage For Couples ... Or A Small Family

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 To 5

The quintessa cottage is remarkably easy-to-find and is less than 35 miles from the seattle, washington space needle and just 5 minutes away from the mukilteo / clinton ferry.

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 cottage is perfect for romantic honeymoons, quiet getaways, and intimate celebrations.

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More Details

Owner
The Quintessa
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, cantonese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017

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 estate 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 q123.Info.

The Quintessa purchased this cottage 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 cottage 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

Thank you for a relaxing weekend at your beautiful cottage (and the emergency Cheerios). :-) Great location for attending Whidbey Island Arts Studio classes. We'll be back.



~ Mary and family - taking classes at the Whidbey Island Arts Studio
Mar 2016
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Amenities

Clinton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bath salts provided
  • Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One poster bed, queen size. One sofa sleeper in living. One roll out bed with suspension slats and foam mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please also consider The Quintessa Estate ~ Perfect for family reunions, intimate weddings, and corporate retreats! Enjoy treasured time together cooking, playing, bonding, and reconnecting with friends and family.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Cottage For Couples ... Or A Small Family
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 82 reviews
5

Excellent Accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage to be charming, clean, and perfect in every way. The hosts were so attentive and friendly. Such a great family reunion. Thanks Carrie and Tessa!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome vacay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Quintessa. The owners were very nice and made sure our stay

at the cottage was comfortable. We will surely be back again. We highly recommend this place...

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this charming cottage! We felt like we were in a treehouse, such pretty views from the balcony! We were welcomed with special gifts and signs on the exterior, a very nice touch! Very cozy cottage for our anniversary getaway!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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mostly good but needs a little improvement

  • 4 of 5

We loved the property. The grounds are beautiful. Carrie, the owner, is very nice and very welcoming. Everything was very clean and the beds were very comfortable.

But for that price, they could do a few things better: 1. Lack of heat. It was cold and the have one fake fireplace and a space heater. 2. Another TV that works in the main room would be nice (this one plays DVD's only). 3. Wifi that works (we received spotty signals that would disappear).

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for this less-than-perfect experience during your visit to Whidbey Island. To ensure that our visitors are well cared for, we have notes displayed throughout which encourage our guests to “Please text/call us for assistance with anything 24/7”. Sometimes our guests are unaware that extra supplies, heaters, bedding, etc. are stored in armoires, closets and/or under the seats of reading nooks. We hope we can make your next stay a perfect one!
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Romantic

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and romantic treehouse in the woods. Plenty to do on the property and in the cottage. Lots of movies and books and well equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique and amazing

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage unique,private definitely will visit again!!😁🏡

I actually give it a five star

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
SeaTac
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
Maxwelton
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.7%

PEAK SEASON ~ 2 night min stay (June 1 - Sept 15) $200 per night for up to 5 guests

OFF-SEASON ~ 1 night min stay (Sept 16 - May 31 ~ some holidays excluded) $200 for 1st night, $150 for 2nd night (25% off) and $100 for 3rd night and all nights after that (50% off)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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