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View, beach, vintage farmhouse, alpacas, birds, sunrise & sunset -- get it all

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Maxwelton Aerie Alpaca Ranch  - Suri alpaca in pasture near farmhouse
View of farmhouse and wallnut tree from south yard
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
11 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
Perched on a ridge with sunrise and sunset views, this vintagel farmhouse is exquisitely sited on 740 feet of high bank waterfront on 25 acres overlooking Useless Bay and the Olympic Mountains to the west, and the Maxwelton Valley to the east. It perches like the eagles nest beside it, taking in magnificent views of the sun rising over the steaming pasture and wetlands, alpacas grazing just outside the windows and velvet sunsets over the mountains and sound. Leave the cares of the world as you ascend the driveway to the little red farmhouse. It's the simplicity of the place with the wonders of nature on every side that takes you back to the joy of discovery. Just one and one-half hours from Seattle and you're in a different world. After a night or more in this heaven, you'll leave w...Perched on a ridge with sunrise and sunset views, this vintagel farmhouse is exquisitely sited on 740 feet of high bank waterfront on 25 acres overlooking Useless Bay and the Olympic Mountains to the west, and the Maxwelton Valley to the east. It perches like the eagles nest beside it, taking in magnificent views of the sun rising over the steaming pasture and wetlands, alpacas grazing just outside the windows and velvet sunsets over the mountains and sound. Leave the cares of the world as you ascend the driveway to the little red farmhouse. It's the simplicity of the place with the wonders of nature on every side that takes you back to the joy of discovery. Just one and one-half hours from Seattle and you're in a different world. After a night or more in this heaven, you'll leave with a sense of well-being, and a renewed spring in your step. The two story, 2,730 sf farmhouse sleeps 11 plus with 3 queen beds, and 3 single beds on the second floor with the two bathrooms- one with a large soaking tub. The main floor bedroom has a queen bed and is located next to the main bathroom with a standard tub and shower. There is a comfortable couch in the living room and two single size sleeping mats which work well for children. The kitchen is well equipped with a two oven electric range, a microwave and full size refrigerator. Good selection of dishes, and cooking equipment including a great library of cookbooks. The living room looks to views both east and west. There is a piano and great collection of books and games to entertain as you cuddle under an alpaca blanket in front of the fire place. The house is surrounded by a cottage garden with roses, herbs and cutting flowers. There are large expanses of grass and native plantings. The site has wonderful privacy as the nearest house is over 300 feet away to the north and south. On the east there is an expansive view over the Maxwelton Valley amd the west is open to a huge view over Useless Bay and the mountains, At low tide there are miles of beach for walking. Extrodinary bird watching as the beach and wetland pasture attract a rich variety of local and migrating birds. There are never ending opportunities for observing the wonders of nature. There is a herd of 18 alpacas and a guard llama. The alpaca pasture is just outside the living room window so you can easily watch these amazing animals. You can arrange to join the farm manager for morning feeding and learn about the wonders of alpacas. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Great place for family retreats, small gatherings of book clubs, writing worshops, knitters, yoga groups. This is a place to be refreshed by the natural environment and is not a party house. Special events are possible with additional fee Check with owner for any additional event fees for more that 8 invited guests in additional to those registered.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Carolyn G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:December 2011
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Reviewed 10 August 2020

We’ve a day left, and I’m trying to focus on being here. I’m sad to know it is ending. It’s been an amazing stay so far! We enjoyed the rain, the sun, the ocean... the alpaca, stars, and so much wildlife. Today a small dear...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Tourist399955, VR Owner at View, beach, vintage farmhouse, alpacas, birds, sunrise & sunset -- get it all, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2020

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. Your comments capture the unique experience we endeavor to provide our guests. It gives me great pleasure to know you had such a good trip and I look forward to seeing you at the Aerie often. Carolyn

Reviewed 9 January 2020

The house is fully equipped for a large family or group of friends who love to cook and eat together, sit by the fire and read/play board games, take long walks on the beach and enjoy feeding and interacting with the alpacas on the farm.More

Date of stay: December 2019
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Tourist399955, VR Owner at View, beach, vintage farmhouse, alpacas, birds, sunrise & sunset -- get it all, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2020

Jim, I just found your review and thank you very much for sending it in. It's always great to have you visit when you're in the Seattle Area andit is great to have you as a long time member of the Maxwelton Aerie family who...More

Reviewed 17 August 2019

My husband and I just enjoyed our 3rd stay here and it gets more magical every time. We originally discovered the aerie when looking for the perfect wedding venue, and we were so lucky to have found such an incredibly beautiful location as a backdrop...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Claire M
Tourist399955, VR Owner at View, beach, vintage farmhouse, alpacas, birds, sunrise & sunset -- get it all, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019

Claire, Thanks for your beautiful description of what makes a stay at Maxwelton Aerie so special. You captured that magical feeling you really have to experience to understand. Glad you are part of the Maxwelton Aerie family who come back year after year. See you...More

Reviewed 20 July 2019

Just returned from our first ever 3-generation family vacation week - I hope to make this a family tradition and would love to return every summer! Maxwelton Aerie has everything that I wanted - water and mountains on one side, farmlands on the other. Birds...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Kirklandia
Tourist399955, VR Owner at View, beach, vintage farmhouse, alpacas, birds, sunrise & sunset -- get it all, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

What a beautiful description of your stay at Maxwelton Aerie. Thanks so much for writing it . Seems like you enjoyed everything we have to offer. Hope to see you back soon. Carolyn

Reviewed 2 July 2019

The Aerie was such a lucky find for out group of 9 knitters! Bed for everyone, a well equipped kitchen, and large comfy living room/dining area with lots of natural light from both east and west. Outside, lots of sitting space in the garden and...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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Tourist399955, VR Owner at View, beach, vintage farmhouse, alpacas, birds, sunrise & sunset -- get it all, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. It really helps new people get an idea of the special qualities of our site and farmhouse. Looking forward to your group coming back again soon. Carolyn

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We've just returned from our third visit to the Aerie and it was better than ever which is saying a lot. I had a few quiet days with my teenage daughter walking on the beach (where we saw a coyote trotting and a bald eagle...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank riggins2016
Management response:Responded 18 April 2017

Thanks so much for sharing your experience to help new guests appreciate the special connection to nature possible at Maxwelton Aerie. I'm so glad that you're making trips to the Aerie a regular family event. We love the place for our family and it gives...More

Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was our fifth visit to the farm, and, as always, we enjoyed a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. There's something so calming about feeding the gentle alpacas, drifting off in a hammock, and sitting around the fire as the sun sets. We love this place.

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank alohajeanne
Management response:Responded 2 October 2016

Jeanne, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on you fifth visit. So glad this place is part of your family activities and we look forward to seeing you for years to come. Carolyn

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

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Date of stay: June 2016
Management response:Responded 8 July 2016

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Reviewed 6 May 2016

We had a fantastic time at the farmhouse. We are a group of ladies that have been taking girls weekends together for over 25 years. This weekend rated at the top. The house was perfect for us, plus it was equipped with everything we could...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Shelley S
Management response:Responded 7 May 2016

Shelley, Thanks for sharing your experience at the farm so others know it is a great place for ladies retreats. Showing you around was a pleasure as I can tell your group has great fun together. I look forward to your next trip in September....More

Reviewed 28 March 2016

We had such a lovely time at the house. We'd stayed here once before the recent remodel and the changes are perfect (new sleeping nooks and bathrooms including the most luxurious bathtub with a stunning view); they add even more charm to the most dreamy...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank riggins2016
Management response:Responded 7 May 2016

Thanks for your thoughtful review sharing your experience with others so they can get a first hand report on what to expect at Maxwelton Aerie. I take a great deal of pleasure in making the place as comfortable and interesting as possible for guests and...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Maxwelton Aerie Alpaca Ranch is located on the west side of south Whidbey Island on Useless Bay. It is 15 minutes from the Clinton Ferry dock and 30 minutes from the Keystone or Coupeville Ferry to Port Townsend. From Seattle the trip takes 1.5 hours if the traffic is good. The ferry runs every 30 minutes usually on the hour and half hour Whidbey Island was recently named by The New York Times as one of the 5 best places in the world to visit. There is hiking, bicycling, kayaking, shopping in quaint historic towns, wineries to visit, beach activities, and on an on.
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