About the property
- Cottage500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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 Clinton
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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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!!
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...
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!
mostly good but needs a little improvement
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).
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!
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.
Unique and amazing
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage unique,private definitely will visit again!!😁🏡
I actually give it a five star
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
Additional information about rental rates
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)