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Welcome to The Quintessa Cottage!

Welcome to The Quintessa Cottage! Views of The Quintessa gardens Cook a romantic meal in the fully equipped Cottage kitchen Cottage bedroom with cozy reading nook by the bay window Bubble bath, anyone?  Relax in the Jacuzzi tub or separate shower Dine in doors or out Pond and year-round stream Like a tree house in the sky Trellis adds to the romance in the air

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Last updated: 04/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Maxwelton Beach cottage description

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.

Email us so that we may provide you with our full website filled with videos, more photos, a list of fun activities, detailed rate information, as well as floor plans and individual room accommodations!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            Some rooms in main house are wheelchair accessible. Heart defibrillator is also available in main entry of home....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome:

            Caution advised for ponds and creek on site. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • One poster bed, queen size. One sofa sleeper in living. One roll out bed with suspension slats and foam mattress. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            bath salts provided...moreless

          • Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

          Other Amenities

              • 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. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Family

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Live Theater
                  • Playground
                  • Festivals
                  • Ruins
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Marina
                  • Pond
                  • Library
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Cinemas

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Whale Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Photography

                  local services and businesses

                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Babysitter
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hospital
                  • Fitness Center

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Mountain View
                  • Ocean View

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Swimming
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Sailing
                  • Hunting
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Surfing
                  • Roller Blading

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining

                      General

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Living Room
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        Full kitchen with spice rack, microwave, range range and oven, cute half-size dishwasher and double sink. Refrigerator with freezer....moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Rentals available in the next town. Kayaks: http://www.whidbeyislandkayaking.com/rental.php Mopeds: http://whidbeyislandmoped.com/wim_rentals.html Bicycles: http://halflinkbikes.com...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Balcony
                      • Lawn / Garden
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • a relaxing time with the woman of my dreams

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                        a relaxing time with the woman of my dreams

                        • Guest Jeff + Shawna G
                        • Date of stay 04/01/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/02/14
                        Great stay, had a relaxing time with the woman of my dreams. Next time we'll be staying more than one night. ~ Jeff + Shawna G

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                      • Perfect, Clean, and Cozy

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                        Perfect, Clean, and Cozy

                        • Guest Daniel, Stephanie, Lucy, Marian, and Ella
                        • Date of stay 03/27/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/29/14
                        Thank you so much for letting our family enjoy your cottage. The Welcome Sign blessed us as we pulled up. The Cottage was perfect, clean, and cozy. My 3 girls, Lucy, Marian, and Ella loved it! We hope to be back soon! Blessings to you both!

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                      • All was perfect

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                        All was perfect

                        • Guest Patrick, George and Joan K. from San Diego, CA
                        • Date of stay 11/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/29/13
                        The three of all had a great time. All was perfect. Hope to see you again. ~ Patrick, George and Joan K. from San Diego, CA

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                      • Wish we had been able to stay longer

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                        Wish we had been able to stay longer

                        • Guest Robert W from OR ~ friend's wedding
                        • Date of stay 09/22/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/26/13
                        We enjoyed the cottage, and I wish we had been able to stay longer. Robert W from OR ~ friend's wedding

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                      • Love it!

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                        Love it!

                        • Guest Sandy D ~ wedding guest
                        • Date of stay 09/06/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/08/13
                        It's been such a wonderful experience coming to Whidbey Island for the first time and staying here ~ is just magical! Love it! We're here for the special occasion of the wedding of my niece M to K. Thank you! - Sandy D.

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                      • Lovely place to stay, very relaxing

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                        Lovely place to stay, very relaxing

                        • Guest Mark and Kathleen B ~ celebrating Retirement!
                        • Date of stay 09/04/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/05/13
                        Dear Carrie and Tessa, We really enjoyed our 3 days at The Cottage. Lovely place to stay, very relaxing ~ just what we needed to escape the Texas heat. Thanks for everything. We hope to be back. ~ Mark and Kathleen B

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                      • Beautiful grounds

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                        Beautiful grounds

                        • Guest The L Family
                        • Date of stay 08/31/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                        Thank you so much for the lovely cottage stay. We really enjoyed Whidbey Island and would love to come back to The Quintessa. Beautiful grounds! - The L Family

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                      • A very lovely place to stay

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                        A very lovely place to stay

                        • Guest Nancy and Dean K. ~ wedding anniversary
                        • Date of stay 08/27/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                        Special thanks to Tessa and Carrie for a very lovely place to stay for our wedding anniversary! - the chalkboard welcome - the wine and sparkling cider - the assorted bath salts - the fun movie collection (we donated a couple more) - the late and leisurely check-out - the extremely comfy bed - the beautiful grounds - wonderful kitchen - next time we will cook! - and all of the other fine touches Nancy and Dean *** In the beginning, there was an ocean. Then an island appeared. It was originally settled by the first North Americans. They called it Shire Island. They loved to smoke pipes and drink beer. Soon, it became necessary to build a beautiful gray house and cottage to add to their flourishing village They called it Quintessa. And it was known for many leagues around. There lived Carrie, Tessa, and their families. They defeated all the evil wizards and blessed all with wine and apple cider from the kingdom of Martinelli. Thank you so much for a magical stay. The End

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                      • Great Spot

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                        Great Spot

                        • Guest Christy & Anthony M.
                        • Date of stay 08/18/13
                        • Review Submitted 08/25/13
                        Great spot ~ we enjoyed the sight and sounds for our 7th A-Day! Thanks for all the helpful info and suggestions @ Cottage. Must try Blooms Winery too ~ great live music 3-5 p on Sun. ~ Christy & Anthony

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                      • One word: MAGICAL

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                        One word: MAGICAL

                        • Guest Clare and Joe B
                        • Date of stay 06/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/20/13
                        One word: MAGICAL Thank you for making our 10-year anniversary so special. You and Tessa have gone above and beyond for us since day one, and we cannot thank you enough.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Base Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $200

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Additional Fees and Taxes:

                      10.7% taxes

                      $100 refundable deposit


                      Notes:

                      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)

                      Your 7th night is FREE!

                      first 1/3 secures your dates

                      second 1/3 due 60 days before your arrival date

                      final 1/3 due 30 days before your arrival date


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                      Last updated: 04/06/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: SeaTac at 25 Miles
                      • Nearest Ferry: Clinton / Mulkiteo at 5 Miles
                      • Nearest Train: Everett Train Station at 8 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: Hwy 525 and Cultus Bay Road at 2 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Maxwelton at 2 Miles
                      • Nearest Barpub: Prima Bistro at 5 Miles
                      • Nearest Ski: Mount Baker at 80 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: Island Greens at 1 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: The Langley Cafe at 5 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: 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.

                      Why the Owner Chose Maxwelton Beach:
                      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.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      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!


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish, cantonese

                      Links to more information:

                       

                      Photos

                      • Welcome to The Quintessa Cottage!

                        Welcome to The Quintessa Cottage!

                      • Cook a romantic meal in the fully equipped Cottage kitchen

                        Cook a romantic meal in the fully equipped Cottage kitchen

                      • Bubble bath, anyone?  Relax in the Jacuzzi tub or separate shower

                        Bubble bath, anyone? Relax in the Jacuzzi tub or separate shower

                      • Pond and year-round stream

                        Pond and year-round stream

                      • Trellis adds to the romance in the air

                        Trellis adds to the romance in the air

                      • Views of The Quintessa gardens

                        Views of The Quintessa gardens

                      • Cottage bedroom with cozy reading nook by the bay window

                        Cottage bedroom with cozy reading nook by the bay window

                      • Dine in doors or out

                        Dine in doors or out

                      • Like a tree house in the sky

                        Like a tree house in the sky

                      $200 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 04/06/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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