Ideal for Family Reunions!(36 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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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Member since: 2010
- 7000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
- 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
- Spacious baths with ultra plush towels await you!
- Air Hockey
- Books For Adults
- Games For Kids
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 20 people
- Activities Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Intercom System
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Living Area
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Garbage Disposal
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
- Wet Bar
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 24 - May 31, 2017
1 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- 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:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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!
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!
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- Secondary: +1 4252631700 message line
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Best family reunion EVER!
Multiple ponds and year-round stream
Family gatherings of all sizes from all over the world
Spacious gourmet kitchen! Enough counter space and sinks for multiple cooks
King bed also on main floor - no steps to climb
Two individual twin beds with adjoining bathroom
King bedroom in the Veranda
Second large kitchen in the Veranda
Trellis leading to the garden beds
A lighted gazebo for delightful conversations
Welcome to the Quintessa!
Lovely views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound from most any room
Fancy dining in the formal dining room
Queen bed on main floor - double doors and no steps to climb
Large master bedroom with fireplace and glorious views
Another bedroom with two comfortable Queen beds and ocean view
Double twin bunk beds, an additional full, plus a sofa bed with mountain & ocean
Expansive decks on multiple levels to enjoy outdoor dining
Informal dining seats 20 family members and friends
Separate cottage available for larger family accommodations
Heartwarming family reunions created at The Quintessa on Whidbey Island
Where children have endless fun inside and outside! Find us online .
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, February 27, 2017
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