Cottage for Couples ... or a Small Family

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

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

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


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


  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Rural

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood pellet stove....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available in the next town. Kayaks: Mopeds: Bicycles:

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden


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Base Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Fees and Taxes:

10.7% taxes

$100 refundable deposit


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)

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Prima Bistro
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Clinton / Mulkiteo
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Island Greens
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Everett Train Station
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 525 and Cultus Bay Road
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Langley Cafe
80 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mount Baker
2 Miles
Nearest Beach

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!


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 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.

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

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • 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

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