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Cottage For Couples ... Or A Small Family

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Clinton - The Quintessa Cottage

1 Bedroom 1 Bath, Sleeps 2 To 5

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.

Email us so that we may provide you with our full website filled with videos, more photos, a list of fun activities, detailed rate information, as well as floor plans and individual room accommodations!

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

The Quintessa
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish, cantonese
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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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 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.

The Quintessa purchased this cottage 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 cottage 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

Thank you for a relaxing weekend at your beautiful cottage (and the emergency Cheerios). :-) Great location for attending Whidbey Island Arts Studio classes. We'll be back.

~ Mary and family - taking classes at the Whidbey Island Arts Studio
Mar 2016
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2 holidaymaker reviews

Cottage For Couples ... Or A Small Family
average rating of 5.0 based on 75 reviews

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the cottage, the view and the beautiful garden below. The hosts were very friendly and attentive. Looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Better than what we had hoped for!!

  • 5 of 5

Felt like we were at home ... Peaceful, beautiful, and clean home. Very relaxing trip! We would love to come back sometime. Owners are very accommodating and helpful! Loved the Welcome sign and wine....local town people so welcoming and state parks beautiful. Made us wonder why we live in California. Would like to suggests another chair in the front room for relaxing and a side table for window side of the bed. Hope to return in the near future and bring some friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jodie and Denny, Loved your feedback! We will be on the lookout for a bedside table and another comfy chair to relax in the front room. We are glad you had so much fun during your stay and that you felt the warm hospitality of our island! Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Carrie & Tessa
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
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
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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Clinton, Whidbey Island

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £82
Tax Rate 10.7%

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Clinton in Puget Sound

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , bath salts provided
  • Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One poster bed, queen size. One sofa sleeper in living. One roll out bed with suspension slats and foam mattress.
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.

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