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  • Room Type:Entire House
  • Bedrooms:9
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Max Guests:32
  • Min Stay:2
  • Pets Allowed:No
  • dining room
  • books for kids
  • toys
  • games
  • books
  • video library
  • games for kids
  • vcr
  • books for adults
  • laundry soap
  • intercom system
  • internet
  • shampoo
  • iron & board
  • local maps
  • paper towels
  • ceiling fans
  • linens provided
  • clothes dryer
  • heating
  • living area
  • toilet paper
  • wireless internet
  • activities guide
  • hair dryer
  • parking
  • vacuum system
  • fireplace
  • washing machine
  • local restaurant guide
  • local activities guide
  • towels provided
  • basic soaps
  • coffee maker
  • oven
  • blender
  • 4 ring stove
  • wet bar
  • refrigerator
  • freezer
  • microwave
  • kitchen
  • ice maker
  • toaster
  • pantry items
  • dishwasher
  • cooking utensils
  • garbage disposal
  • stove
  • porch / veranda
  • outdoor grill
  • yard
  • balcony
  • lawn / garden
  • wood deck
  • deck furniture
  • groups
  • pets not allowed
  • events allowed
  • low allergen environment
  • children welcome
  • long-term renters welcome
  • weddings
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • singles
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • dining area
  • dining
  • air hockey
  • game room
  • living room
  • broadband access
  • wood stove
  • gas fireplace
  • parking off street
  • dishes & utensils
  • catering available
  • gazebo
  • deck / patio
  • lanai / gazebo
  • wheelchair accessible
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
    FROM: $1600 $11200 $48000
    638% above rentals in the area

    Cottage for Couples ... Estate for Large Groups



    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 separat …


      It's a wonderful house! We had a great time here! Thank you so much! ~ DSSA UW
      Our church had the pleasure of hosting a women's retreat at the Quintessa. From the planning phases on, we found the owners to be extremely responsive in promptly answering our questions. The estate was very comfortable, quiet, and accommodated a large group nicely.
      I am a youth minister, and I brought up a LARGE group of teenagers, college students, and young graduates to stay at the Quintessa and another property nearby. The students and myself had nothing but great things to stay. The owners were cordial, friendly, and very helpful in providing information about Whidbey Island. And, altogether, it was a very reasonable price for such a beautiful house. I couldn't recommend it more to anyone who has a large group, for any occasion!
      Dear Tessa and Carrie, The last of the guests are now gone, and I can finally take a minute to tell you how much we enjoyed our family reunion. I don't think we could think of a single thing that was missing from this absolutely perfect home! The kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms had everything you could ever need or want, and were beautifully decorated. It was a most perfect weekend, made even more so when we had a surprise visitor on Friday night. My son Rob, home early from Afghanistan! He, his wife and baby surprised us all by flying in from Utah! What a great Christmas gift that was, and especially with great grandma and all the brothers and sisters to be there to welcome him home! There were a lot of happy tears and celebrating that night ( I hope we were not too noisy!) If we ever manage to get everyone together again in one state, it will definitely be at the Quintessa! Thank you again for all your help in making this a magical weekend. Have a Merry, Merry Christmas! Patty A.
      Dear Carrie and Tessa, Still thinking of how wonderful everything was "R's Wedding Weekend." I just had to say thank you again for your lovely place! Thank you also for the welcoming gifts of wine and tahini sauce - Mr. Mobley's is a favorite. This was such a special time to have 4 generations all together under one roof - we truly celebrated life - my Dad's 86th birthday, my nephew's 2 month old daughter, and the marriage of J & R! Your home blessed us - Thank you! Jan C. ~ Mother of the Bride
      We had a wonderful time at the Quintessa, and are so thankful to Carrie and Tessa for opening up their home. It was the perfect place for my large family, and was very comfortable for all ages. We had quite a few children, toddlers, babies, and the house was large enough that the older children had places to play in the yard and home, and the babies only kept their parents up at night. There is so much space for eating, talking, catching up and celebrating birthday and weddings. I also really appreciated how quickly Carrie and Tessa responded to my questions, which was incredibly helpful when planning this trip. It is a lovely home, Carrie and Tessa are lovely people to work with, and it helped make my wedding weekend absolutely perfect!
      What a spectacular time at a fabulous place! Thank you! To have 27 family members under one roof (well, 2 with the cabin) and not feel like we were tripping over each other was amazing. We enjoyed every minute from the birthday party to the wedding celebration ~ Carrie and Tessa ~ you made everything SO welcoming & comfortable. Thank you! ~ Rachel and James C. ~ bride and groom
      Our deepest thanks for the use of your wonderful setting. It made our weekend gathering complete. Looking forward to next time. ~ Mark & Sarah P. - UW 40th year Graduation Anniversary
      I am one of the infamous S clan members who recently stayed at your home on Whidbey Island. What a DELIGHT it was! We loved your home, and it was so well appointed. My husband and I have rented large homes for family/friend groups in other areas of the U.S. but this was one of the best yet! We could tell you take pride in keeping your home/grounds people friendly, clean and in good repair. Loved the ease of clean-up for check-out. Your directions were very clear. The best idea ever is the large black bin in the front closet for the wet towels! Thank you again for everything! I will keep your info as my side of family loves to travel and stay in homes like yours! ~ Lynda S. - family reunion
      Our family has been doing this for 10 years in many different states. This is by far the nicest place! ~ Richard McP
      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.
      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
      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
      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
      Adriana & Jordan Wedding House was spacious, the view amazing. Fruit trees were all producing, pear, plum, apple. Garden was great. Yard art was fun to search out and find. The two cranes were amazing, but won't fit in my luggage. :( lol Played bocce on the back lawn, great space. Rehearsal Dinner was held in the back. Everyone had a great time. Thank you for maintaining a great "Quintessa". Sergio R.
      Dear Tessa and Carrie, We are sad that our week here at the beautiful Quintessa has come to an end. At our peak, we were 17, ranging in age from 17-87. Your spacious, comfortable, welcoming home provided a great home base for exploring Whidbey. Fabulous family dinners on the deck. Great views! Thanks! Carol
      We had a wonderful time at your house and on your island! Very peaceful yet lots to see and do for everyone! Thanks so much for everything. A great way to spend a birthday! ~ Mary Lou M and 28 more family members
      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
      Very fun time, beautiful house! ~ M Family Reunion
      5 days with 5 sons and daughters and their spouses, 10 grandkids from 15-1 yo, 1 brother and sister in law and 2 kids ..all from 5 states. Easy access from Seatac airport was a priority. Terrific time. The big yard entertained the 8 little ones, the teenagers and older kids helped with playtime. Beach and winery tours nearby for some. Treated everyone to the boat tour of Deception Pass..a big hit (along with post triip ice cream). Clamming by one couple and kids. We had 2 dinners full service catered and one food-provided so the girls wouldn't have to cook and cleanup (we brought the rest of the food from a huge Costco run before).We barbecued one night. The house is immaculate (and huge) and the grounds and yard are perfect. It was expensive (since grandpa and grandma were paying the bill) but a thrilling once in a lifetime event in a perfect spot with a perfect spacious home and cottage for all. No negatives at all. Carrie and Tessa are terrific hosts, are out of sight but are readily available if needed.
      Had a fantabulous, extraordinary, wonderful, responsive, beautiful, loving, wholesome, patriotic, celebratory, time in Quintessa. We also had a nice time. Nancy and Susan and Ley and Eva, Curtis, Rob, Susan, Matt, Jenn, Ruthie, Vera, Chrissy, Jenny, Dani, Carlyn, Don, Andrea, Karl, Craig, Andi, Bob & Liz, Valerie and Cori and Nikki the Humanoid
      Tessa and Carrie, Our leadership team was blown away at your hospitality. Your home is absolutely beautiful, and gave us great inspiration on how to flourish and grow. Thank you for your generosity and opening up your beautiful home to us. We look forward to visiting again. - Service Alternatives, Inc.
      Our family reunion at The Quintessa on Whidbey Island was wonderful. From grandchildren to grandparents, everyone enjoyed it. We did some touring on the island as well as fishing at Deception Pass State Park. The huge grassy area provided plenty of room for football, badminton, frisbee throwing while the two year olds played under the trees. We cooked most of our meals in the spacious kitchen and the weather was nice enough to barbeque on the deck.
      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. xo Clare and Joe B (and friends)
      We really enjoyed the rope swing and the stumps. That was our secret happy place. It was really a magical stay. Thank you!
      From Eliab's family: This is such a beautiful, peaceful, and lovely home ... that we wish would stay here forever! We really hope to come back very soon. May God Bless You and your family.
      From Eliab's family: This is such a beautiful, peaceful, and lovely home ... that we wish would stay here forever! We really hope to come back very soon. May God Bless You and your family.
      Dear Tessa and Carrie, We loved your home! It was a wonderful experience. We are very thankful and hope to come back. Love Melissa and family God Bless You
      Dear Tessa and Carrie, We loved your home! It was a wonderful experience. We are very thankful and hope to come back. Love Melissa and family God Bless You
      Dear Tessa and Carrie, Once again, we enjoyed your lovely place. It's gorgeous. It's nigh perfect. We hope to be back, Aaron
      Dear Tessa and Carrie, Once again, we enjoyed your lovely place. It's gorgeous. It's nigh perfect. We hope to be back, Aaron
      Thank you so much .... Tessa and Carrie, we had a Great time at your place. The kids loved playing with Molly! You have a lovely place, and we hope to be back sometime ... ! Regards, Jacob, Grace and kids from Canada

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