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Ideal for Family Reunions!

Sleeps32
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms4
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

9 bedrooms, 4 full baths, sleeps 32 (with separate cottage also available)

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.

Garden Wedding, Memorable Family Reunion, Retreat & Getaway on Whidbey Island

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More Details

Owner
The Quintessa
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, cantonese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About The Quintessa

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.

The Quintessa purchased this estate in 2005

Why The Quintessa chose Whidbey Island

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.

What makes this estate unique

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carrie is a consummate hostess, we arrived to a sparkling place, which exceeded our expectations and to friendly hand painted signs welcoming us by name. As it was a birthday party for a teenager we'd booked her place for, it lent perfectly to the party atmosphere. We loved the Quintessa and will hope to make it an annual thing. Carrie is super sweet too, we highly recommend her and the Quintessa!
Jan 2016
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Amenities

Clinton Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 32
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 3rd Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , 3rd Floor
  • Spacious baths with ultra plush towels await you!
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • Veranda suite master - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Veranda kids bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 6 or more
    Main House guest - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Main House master - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Main House bedroom 2 - 2 queen , sleeps 4
    Main House bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , sleeps 2
    Main House bedroom 4 - 2 queen , sleeps 4
    Main House guest 2 - 1 queen , sleeps 2
    Main House bedroom 5 - 1 queen , sleeps 2
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 34 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
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
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Ideal for Family Reunions!
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 173 reviews
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We loved the spaciousness, the grounds, the view, the organization of the kitchens, the bathrooms an

  • 5 of 5

We cooked in the big kitchen. Played lawn games on the big lawn, painted watercolors, visited with our friends, and laughed a lot.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We brought a family of 29 and had an excellent time. The home is beautiful, spacious and well appointed. The hosts were very attentive and so kind. We cannot recommend this place enough - so many fun things to do in an ideal setting. Thank you Carrie and Tessa!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great location for family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 19 (3 generations) was very comfortable and enjoyed our long weekend at the Quintessa. Olympic Mountains are not as close was shown but the views were great when air was clear. Very nice bedrooms, great linens, fully-stocked kitchen, lawn space adequate for games, pretty flowers and plantings all around. The video accurately describes the property. Mandatory noise curfew is a bit early for lovely evenings. We would have preferred to know there were tannins in the water so we could have purchased water before arriving. House water was used for coffee. If you choose to stay at the Quintessa you will not be disappointed with the location or accommodations!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Had a great reunion. The pictures don't do the interior and landscaping justice!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Best reunion ever!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have found a more ideal spot for our family get-together than the beautiful Quintessa. In fact, my brother's departure email to me had a subject line of "Best reunion ever!" The house and grounds really exceeded everyone's expectations (well, except mine, since I had the pleasure of making the arrangements with Carrie, who I soon realized was trustworthy, friendly, and very easy to deal with). The home interior was very spacious, attractive, well-maintained, and comfortable. While only part of our group actually slept in the house, everyone (up to 32 adults and 7 young children) came for afternoon socializing and dinner. We are a group who likes to cook, and so the well-equipped, spacious kitchens made meal prep easy and fun.

The grounds are gorgeous! The Quintessa is a magical place for children, perfect for fantasy play with woods, secret paths, a sweet little stream with a "hidden" fire circle for roasting s'mores, a playhouse, a pond, and a rolling lawn for chasing and tumbling. The grandparent generation could enjoy watching much of this joyous activity from the comfort of the spacious deck above.

We are so happy that our family (who traveled from as far away as Hawaii, Louisiana, and New York) could reunite in such a beautiful setting. Everyone agreed that the Quintessa would be a lovely spot for a wedding. It is a real treasure. Thank you, Carrie and Tessa!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous 60th

  • 5 of 5

We rented The Quintessa for my 60th birthday party with nineteen close friends. The size and the layout of the house was perfect so that people could mingle but also get away if they needed privacy. Carrie and Tess were fantastic hosts and made sure everything we needed was quickly attended too. Two weeks later, my guests are still raving about the weekend at The Quintessa and Whidbey Island. I would totally recommend this property for a reunion or special event.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Clinton Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
New Year's
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.7%

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)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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