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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Quintessa is a remarkably easy-to-find home is less than 35 miles from the Seattle, Washington Space Needle and just 5 minutes away from the Mukilteo / Clinton ferry.

Spacious & elegant, this multi-level home offers 9 bedrooms with a separate cottage. 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 is perfect for memorable family reunions, garden weddings, retreats, or special gatherings of any occasion.


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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 7000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32

  • Veranda suite master: 1 king

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Veranda kids bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    sleeps 6 or more...moreless

  • Main House guest: 1 king

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Main House master: 1 king

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Main House bedroom 2: 2 queen

    sleeps 4...moreless

  • Main House bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Main House bedroom 4: 2 queen

    sleeps 4...moreless

  • Main House guest 2: 1 queen

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Main House bedroom 5: 1 queen

    sleeps 2...moreless

  • Heart Defibrillator ~ Sleep soundly and restfully on our full range of available beds in this 9 bedroom estate. Our fully appointed 1 bedroom Cottage with jetted tub and separate shower can be rented independently. Sleeps 2 to 32! Accommodations can be customized for your personal needs. Twins, Queens, and Kings. Some private suites with private baths....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    1st Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    2nd Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    3rd Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

    3rd Floor...moreless

  • Spacious baths with ultra plush towels await you!

Other Amenities

  • The Quintessa is perfect for family reunions, intimate weddings, and corporate retreats! Enjoy treasured time together cooking, playing, bonding, and reconnecting with friends and family. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Game Room:

    air hockey table...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • 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
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy the majestic Olympic Mountains and spectacular sunsets...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Delight in the view of Puget Sound with silent ships, sail boats, cruise liners, and the occasional submarine...moreless

  • Rural:

    Pastoral views of Quail's Run Farm - local farm providing organic vegetables to local restaurants and farmers markets...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    formal dining in second floor seats 8 ~ informal dining in the first floor accommodates 20 ~ extra portable tables and chairs available for deck and lawn dining...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    cozy pellet stove in Cottage for romantic nights...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    several and air pots as well...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    many - other appliances include juicer, pancake maker, warming tray, crock pots...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    settings for 50...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    in all 3 kitchens...moreless

  • Freezer:

    with all refrigerators...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    2 large kitchens with additional kitchen in Cottage...moreless

  • Microwave:

    2 microwaves in main kitchen, 1 in Veranda kitchen, 1 in Cottage...moreless

  • Oven:

    double oven in main kitchen, single oven in secondary Veranda kitchen, single oven in Cottage...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spice carousel in both main kitchen and Cottage ~ Seasonal veggies, herbs, berries, and fruit trees available in the garden!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 large refrigerators with additional refrigerator in Cottage...moreless

  • Stove:

    6 burner propane stove in main kitchen, 4 burner electric stove in secondary Veranda kitchen, and 4 burner electric stove in Cottage...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    several...moreless

  • Wet Bar

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    several decks...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    large lawn...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 round weber grills ~ bring your own charcoal...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10.7%

Notes:

WEEKLONG STAY SPECIAL: stay for 7 nights and receive a discount of $500! Applies during both Peak Season and Off Season!

PEAK SEASON ~ 3 night min stay (June 1 - Sept 15) $1600 per night for up to 28 guests in the Main House (add the Cottage for 32 guests in total)

OFF-SEASON ~ 1 night min stay (Sept 16 - May 31 ~ some holidays excluded) $1600 for 1st night, $1200 for 2nd night (25% off) and $800 for 3rd night and all nights after that (50% off)


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
SeaTac
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
Maxwelton

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 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, WA, USA:
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 Estate:
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

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Best family reunion EVER!

    Best family reunion EVER!

  • Multiple ponds and year-round stream

    Multiple ponds and year-round stream

  • Family gatherings of all sizes from all over the world

    Family gatherings of all sizes from all over the world

  • Spacious gourmet kitchen!  Enough counter space and sinks for multiple cooks

    Spacious gourmet kitchen! Enough counter space and sinks for multiple cooks

  • King bed also on main floor - no steps to climb

    King bed also on main floor - no steps to climb

  • Two individual twin beds with adjoining bathroom

    Two individual twin beds with adjoining bathroom

  • King bedroom in the Veranda

    King bedroom in the Veranda

  • Second large kitchen in the Veranda

    Second large kitchen in the Veranda

  • Trellis leading to the garden beds

    Trellis leading to the garden beds

  • A lighted gazebo for delightful conversations

    A lighted gazebo for delightful conversations

  • Welcome to the Quintessa!

    Welcome to the Quintessa!

  • Lovely views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound from most any room

    Lovely views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound from most any room

  • Fancy dining in the formal dining room

    Fancy dining in the formal dining room

  • Queen bed on main floor - double doors and no steps to climb

    Queen bed on main floor - double doors and no steps to climb

  • Large master bedroom with fireplace and glorious views

    Large master bedroom with fireplace and glorious views

  • Another bedroom with two comfortable Queen beds and ocean view

    Another bedroom with two comfortable Queen beds and ocean view

  • Double twin bunk beds, an additional full, plus a sofa bed with mountain & ocean

    Double twin bunk beds, an additional full, plus a sofa bed with mountain & ocean

  • Expansive decks on multiple levels to enjoy outdoor dining

    Expansive decks on multiple levels to enjoy outdoor dining

  • Informal dining seats 20 family members and friends

    Informal dining seats 20 family members and friends

  • Separate cottage available for larger family accommodations

    Separate cottage available for larger family accommodations

  • Heartwarming family reunions created at The Quintessa on Whidbey Island

    Heartwarming family reunions created at The Quintessa on Whidbey Island

  • Where children have endless fun inside and outside!  Find us online .

    Where children have endless fun inside and outside! Find us online .

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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    32
  • Bedrooms
    9
  • Bathrooms
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