? SLEEPS 28+ / 2 LARGE Kitchens / Beautiful Views ?

Clinton, Washington

What our guests are saying about us:

- “House was great. SO MUCH SPACE. Loved the openness.”
- “By far, the nicest and most convenient place we've ever held our retreats!”
- “Lovely light, open spaces. I appreciated having a separate Cottage space.”

(House Text)
Spacious & elegant, this multi-level home offers 9 bedrooms. Views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains complete your experience!

Easy to find, The Quintessa on Whidbey Island, is less than 35 miles from the Seattle Space Needle and 5 miles away from the Mukilteo/Clinton ferry.

The Quintessa is perfect for memorable family reunions, garden weddings, retreats, or special gatherings of any occasion.

Luxuriate on beautiful and friendly Whidbey Island! Enjoy your morning coffee with deer in the lawn and the resident eagle overhead. Cook a delicious dinner in fully equipped kitchens and eat out on the decks overlooking the gardens with a view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. End your day with breathtaking sunsets!

Walk and enjoy a multitude of ponds and colorful gardens! A trail leads into the forest that includes a creek crossing and a fire pit alongside the water! A lit gazebo and pergola make for a romantic setting. Pick fruits, herbs and vegetables in the raised beds.

Set on the Southern part of the Island, The Quintessa is located within minutes to many attractions including a variety of farms, 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!

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!

What would it cost to provide lodging for 28 of your closest friends and family in a hotel? The Quintessa offers an intimate option that hotels cannot match in price or setting: Multiple living rooms for sharing, laughing & bonding! Large multiple kitchens for cooking memorable meals together! Gardens and grounds for exploring!

Need more room?

* Rent the Estate: Cottage and Studio are then included with the House bringing up the total 11 bedrooms and 6 baths!

- The Cottage ~ 1 bdrm 1 bath with separate shower and jetted tub sleeps 5
- The Studio ~ studio with 1 bath sleeps 4

Wedding Venue, Memorable Family Reunion, Company Off-Site, Retreat & Getaway Vacation on Whidbey Island



  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Cycling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Wind-surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hunting
  • Surfing


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Museums
  • Winery Tours
  • Health/beauty Spa
  • Bay/sound
  • Marina


  • Recommended


  • Check In And Check Out With No Person-to-person Contact
  • High-touch Surfaces Cleaned With Disinfectant (like Countertops, Light Switches, Handles, And Faucets)
  • Cleaned With Disinfectant
  • All Towels And Bedding Washed In Hot Water That’s At Least 60ºC/140ºF


  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Whale Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Boating


  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View


  • Property Has Guest Safety Measures


  • Rural


  • Not Sure


  • Smoke Detector


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Toaster

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Game Room
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Books
  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Video Library
  • Ping Pong Table

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Children Welcome
  • Smoking Allowed


  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Paper Towels


  • Fire Pit
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda


  • Romantic
  • Family


  • Hospital Contact


  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • First Aid Kit
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher


  • Police Contact


  • Fire Station Contact
  • Emergency Exit Route

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Property SuperType

  • House


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 28

EVENTS: For on-site Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner, or Farewell Brunch CONTACT US FIRST as there are EVENT FEES and a requirement to book the ENTIRE Estate

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

18 Reviews

    Wonderful family reunion

    5/5 Stayed Jun 21, 2021
    Submitted Jun 24, 2021

    Amazing space for all ages. Great owner with lots of help and communication.

    Thanksgiving at The Quintessa

    5/5 Stayed Nov 27, 2019
    Submitted Dec 2, 2019

    The Quintessa was perfect for our large multi-generational family. We had ample room to play, eat and just hang out. We also reserved the Cottage and Studio, allowing room for those with early bedtimes (little kiddos) or adults needing a nap to step away from the noise. The property itself has a beautiful lawn, and the public beach is just a short car ride away. Everything was so convenient and the communication with the owners was really easy. We hope to return again, because this place is a rare find with room for our growing extended family!

    Perfect Wedding Weekend - Party of 27

    5/5 Stayed Oct 17, 2019
    Submitted Oct 26, 2019

    This was our second stay at the beautiful Quintessa. We chose The Quintessa to host our families for our October wedding weekend. It was perfection! We were a party of 27 ranging from ages 2-82 - everyone was comfortable and had the most enjoyable time. Hosting our guests in one location made it easy to spend time together for meals, drinks, games, visiting and relaxing. The Quintessa has it all and provides sweet hospitable touches to make you feel at home. As always, Carrie and Tessa are an absolute joy to work with! Thank you so much!! XOXO

    Choir Retreat 2019

    5/5 Stayed Sep 27, 2019
    Submitted Sep 30, 2019

    This was our third time staying at this location. We absolutely love it! We noticed something missing from the home and it was brought to us in less than 10 minutes. Great location and size for our 21 choir members to stay, fellowship, rehearse, and explore. Thank you once again for EVERYTHING!

    Such a wonderful place with incredible hosts we had to stay twice!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 6, 2019
    Submitted Sep 21, 2019

    We were fortunate enough to discover Carrie, Tessa and the Quintessa when we were searching for a place to hold my mother-in-law's 90th birthday party. Her wish was to have a place, preferably on Whidbey Island, that would house the entire family , all 28 of us, for the weekend. We could not have found a more perfect spot! 4 generations gathered with space enough for all. The incredibly well-stocked kitchens and dining room made cooking for our gang easy and fun. The grounds and available games made for hours of entertainment. And Carrie was the perfect host, available for consult when needed. She was a fabulous resource! We did have to drive a short way to the beach and into Langley. But nothing was very far. The weekend was just what my mother-in-law had hoped it would be. The house worked so well for the family that we booked it a second time to house the entire family for our daughter’s wedding. Once again, it more than met expectations!

    Historic 70th Birthday Bash!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2019
    Submitted Jul 23, 2019

    We had 7 children + spouses, 18 grandchildren and some friends at the Quintessa for 3 wonderful, fun filled days! Beautiful property with plenty of space both inside and out. Everything we needed was on the property. We would all recommend this property!

    Great place for family reunion

    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2019
    Submitted Jul 16, 2019

    Carrie and Tessa are very helpful. Family reunion with ages from 2-75 was easily accommodated with activities and interests for all on property and in the area. House is extremely well equipped and organized.


    5/5 Stayed Jun 20, 2019
    Submitted Jun 25, 2019

    Best place we have ever stayed! Carrie is so wonderful to work with.

    Whidbey Wedding

    5/5 Stayed May 9, 2019
    Submitted May 15, 2019

    The house and property were incredible! Our family and friends had a wonderful time enjoying the gardens, the views and the kitchens. We all fit comfortably and never felt on top of each other. The house was well outfitted with everything we could need.

    Very comfortable and welcoming

    5/5 Stayed Apr 4, 2019
    Submitted Apr 11, 2019

    Our group of 6 had a wonderful time at the lovely Quintessa. We were made to feel very welcome. The house itself is set up to feel like a home away from home, with plenty of space and amenities. Our favorite part of our stay was exploring the trails that wind through the woods behind the Quintessa. Thank you to our wonderful hosts!

    Annual Women's Retreat

    5/5 Stayed Mar 29, 2019
    Submitted Apr 11, 2019

    Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Quintessa and Whidbey Island. With three stories, 2 kitchens and large open spaces, we LOVED our week end and hope to return again - this was our 4th year. And thank you for awesome weather considering it was the end of March this year and not April!!

    Spacious and very welcoming home for a large group.

    5/5 Stayed Mar 8, 2019
    Submitted Mar 11, 2019

    We had our company retreat at The Quintessa. We could not ask of a more perfect location that accommodated all 25 of us. Carrie was able to answer all of our questions, including giving a tour before our reservation date. There were welcome signs, tons of supplies and yummy treats awaiting our arrival. We were able to do all of our meals together upstairs, while the downstairs was set up for the retreat and then a game of Bunco. We didn't have to bring anything. They had all the extra tables, chairs, coffee pots, plates, mugs, and wine glasses! It really was perfect! Thanks, Cassie and crew!

    Perfection - from start to finish!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 14, 2016
    Submitted Jan 20, 2016

    The Board of our nonProfit Organization stayed at The Quintessa for a leadership training retreat and all 26 of us could not have been happier with the house, Carrie and her amazing service, and the entire weekend. The house was emacultaely clean, with details of a luxury hotel like an indivdual set of towels on each bed, coffee, tea, everything. Carrie was wonderful and responsive through the whole booking process and also throughout the stay. She welcomed us and was so quick to bring us anything that we were in need of, but mostly everything you could hope for was already at the house. It was fully equipped and the perfect place for that many people. Incredibly spacious and in a quiet lot out on the island. She was quick to return a few lost and found items too. I'd recommend to anyone!

    Grandpa's 70th Birthday and family reunion.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 5, 2013
    Submitted Jul 14, 2013

    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.

    Family Reunion

    5/5 Stayed Jun 15, 2013
    Submitted Jun 26, 2013

    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.

    Get together

    5/5 Stayed Apr 12, 2013
    Submitted Apr 17, 2013

    We were 10 families with kids of ages ranging from infants to teen. All of us had so much fun. The kids loved the dress up costumes, air hockey and the board games. The view was great and so peaceful. The house had everything that we could think of and everything that we needed during our stay. Very neat and well organized.We had a very comfortable and fun couple days. It truly felt like a home away from home. We would gladly recommend the house to friends/relatives. Thank You.

    Christmas at the Quintessa

    5/5 Stayed Dec 20, 2012
    Submitted Jan 7, 2013

    We loved this location and the facility. It was better than the pictures indicated and worked well to support a 25+ person family reunion over the christmas holiday. Plenty to do on Whidbey Island, despite the time of year. Our hosts Tessa and Carrie were great, they had it all decorated for the holiday before we showed up, and were immediately available if we had questions or needs. We would definitely book this property again

    Quiet and serene. Just beautiful !!!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 16, 2011
    Submitted Nov 6, 2011

    Wonderful accommodations and setting! The propriators very sweet and helpful. The location was close to everything.


      Clinton, Washington

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