Waterfront, Wildlife and Sunsets on Maxwelton Beach, Whidbey Island
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Clinton cottage description
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, beachfront, waterfront, water view, mountain view, hot tub, spa
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Gas Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room seats 6
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Lawn / Garden:
- Garden Chairs:
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Medical Services
- Wildlife Viewing
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Our top 5 'Must Do' list for Kate's Cottage: 1. A beach walk at low tide around Indian Point 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...moreless
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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.
- Guest Katey (Seattle)
- Date of stay 03/22/13
- Review Submitted 03/25/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Nice Winter Getaway
Nice Winter Getaway
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.
- Guest KDR (Seattle)
- Date of stay 03/02/13
- Review Submitted 03/07/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Great Weekend at Kate's Cottage
Great Weekend at Kate's Cottage
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!
- Guest HB (Lynnwood, WA, USA)
- Date of stay 12/28/12
- Review Submitted 01/15/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
The view is spectacular! This cottage is very comfortable. Unforunately the bathroom and refrigerator had not been cleaned before our arrival. We tried to contact the owner when the hot tub was not heating. It took him 2 days to respond back to us. We were able to reset it ourselves and enjoy the view. It took 30 days to receive my deposit. Owner not very responsive- in my opinion.
- Guest Gail (Indiana)
- Date of stay 12/28/11
- Review Submitted 02/01/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
Owner response: Hmm, this is the 2nd problem I've had with the cleaner and am going to find a new cleaning service. I'm sorry about the hot tub. I was out of the country in Barcelona over the Christmas holiday and unable to respond sooner. I'm usually readily available via cell phone to our guests and have taken direct calls many times when a guest has had a question.
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2 night min stay
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- Refundable Damage Deposit: $250
- Pet Fee: $20
- Tax Rate 9%
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: 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!
- Primary: (206) 229-4655 (Washington State, USA)
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Dinner for two on the deck at Kate's Cottage
Backyard (which we call our front yard) features a spa, patio and expansive lawn
Living room - a great place to watch the ships go by. Binoculars provided.
Fully equipped kitchen overlooking the living room and water view beyond.
2nd bedroom features twin beds
Wonderful beach walks right out our back door. View of Indian Point.
Help yourself to herbs and any vegetables from our garden.
We enjoy much wildlife: deer, eagle, osprey, otter, heron & whales to name a few
Langley, a 10 min drive, is ideal for galleries, music and restaurants.
We love our sunsets. View across Useless Bay and Double Bluff.
We're located 10-15 minutes from Clinton Ferry
Wheelchair ramp available
Sailing on Useless Bay - view from our backyard.
Open plan living room with kitchen behind couch.
Living room - a nice spot for a good read and Olympic mountain view.
Master bedroom features a queen bed
2nd bedroom - directions to the beach in case anyone needs a pointer
View from spa is out towards the beach and Olympic Mountains.
Our resident tree swallows. We hope they'll be back this summer.
Cast your line right from the beach or from a row boat. A nice catch from 2012.
Playing a round at nearby Island Greens golf course. Fore!
Enjoy a sunset cocktail from the deck.
No lip handicap accessible shower
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