Cottage for Couples ... or a Small Family
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- 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.
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- 1 story
- 500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Winery Tours
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Ocean View
- Mountain View
sports and adventure activities
- Jet Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Equestrian Events
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Living Room
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
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All was perfectGuest comment entered by owner
All was perfect
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
- Guest Patrick, George and Joan K. from San Diego, CA
- Date of stay 11/11/13
- Review Submitted 12/29/13
Wish we had been able to stay longerGuest comment entered by owner
Wish we had been able to stay longer
We enjoyed the cottage, and I wish we had been able to stay longer. Robert W from OR ~ friend's wedding
- Guest Robert W from OR ~ friend's wedding
- Date of stay 09/22/13
- Review Submitted 09/26/13
Love it!Guest comment entered by owner
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.
- Guest Sandy D ~ wedding guest
- Date of stay 09/06/13
- Review Submitted 09/08/13
Lovely place to stay, very relaxingGuest comment entered by owner
Lovely place to stay, very relaxing
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
- Guest Mark and Kathleen B ~ celebrating Retirement!
- Date of stay 09/04/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
Beautiful groundsGuest comment entered by owner
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
- Guest The L Family
- Date of stay 08/31/13
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
A very lovely place to stayGuest comment entered by owner
A very lovely place to stay
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
- Guest Nancy and Dean K. ~ wedding anniversary
- Date of stay 08/27/13
- Review Submitted 09/03/13
Great SpotGuest comment entered by owner
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
- Guest Christy & Anthony M.
- Date of stay 08/18/13
- Review Submitted 08/25/13
One word: MAGICALGuest comment entered by owner
One word: MAGICAL
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.
- Guest Clare and Joe B
- Date of stay 06/10/13
- Review Submitted 06/20/13
Thanks!Guest comment entered by owner
Wow! Thanks for this wonderful space. Thanks for connecting us with a great realtor. Thanks for directing us to the coffee roaster in the woods. Thanks for the great view. Thanks for the comfy beds and cozy cabin. Thanks for Molly's shining face and bouncing spirit. Thanks for your kindness and hospitality. Thanks for beautiful trees and flowers. Thanks for Carrie & Tessa. NAMASTE!
- Guest N.
- Date of stay 04/28/13
- Review Submitted 06/20/13
So incredibly pamperedGuest comment entered by owner
So incredibly pampered
We feel so incredibly pampered - thank you so much, Tessa, Carrie, and Molly. Your home is so welcoming and comfortable - and you guys make us smile. Just looking out the window across the fields, seeing sparkles dance on the water with snow-capped mountains rising to the sky is so relaxing. Watching the full moon sail above the treetops, listening to the frog chorus, then falling into the comfortable bed gave us sweet dreams and restful sleep. We're so glad we came. Thank you for everything!
- Guest Nancy, Jay, and Jerry
- Date of stay 04/24/13
- Review Submitted 06/20/13
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2 night min stay
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)
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
Additional Fees and Taxes:
$100 refundable deposit
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- 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
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!
- Primary: +1 425 263 1701 owner
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Welcome to The Quintessa Cottage!
Cook a romantic meal in the fully equipped Cottage kitchen
Bubble bath, anyone? Relax in the Jacuzzi tub or separate shower
Pond and year-round stream
Trellis adds to the romance in the air
Views of The Quintessa gardens
Cottage bedroom with cozy reading nook by the bay window
Dine in doors or out
Like a tree house in the sky
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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