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Maxwelton Aerie Alpaca Ranch  - Suri alpaca in pasture near farmhouse
View of farmhouse and wallnut tree from south yard
1 of 42Maxwelton Aerie Alpaca Ranch - Suri alpaca in pasture near farmhouse
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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
11 guests
4 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
2 Full baths, 1 Half bath
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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 7 October 2015

We had a wonderful time at the Aerie and will definitely be back. Carolyn met us there and showed us everything. She had thought of everything, from fresh flowers to soft beds, fun toys and places for the kids to run around. The set up...More

Date of stay: October 2015
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Management response:Responded 8 July 2016

So nice to meet you all and share our special place with you. We hope to see you again soon. Carolyn

Reviewed 20 August 2015

My family and I (2 adults, 2 children age 6 and 9) stayed at the Maxwelton Aerie Alpaca Ranch this summer. The house is amazing. It is well-appointed and perfectly designed for an unforgettable retreat. We enjoyed board games for adults and kids, a wonderfully...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank hkarma
Management response:Responded 8 July 2016

Glad you love the alpacas. Bill is a treasure and loves to share them with our guests. For only being an hour and a half from a big city, you really feel like you you have been to a whole other world after a few...More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

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Date of stay: July 2015
Management response:Responded 22 July 2015

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Reviewed 3 July 2015

Our extended family, ten in all, spent four days here and had such a wonderful time. The farmhouse itself has so much charm and history. The owner, Carolyn, is the most gracious host we have ever met. She took the time to show us the...More

Date of stay: June 2015
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Management response:Responded 14 July 2015

Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to have you visit the farm. We are continuously doing upgrades to the farmhouse to make the experience more enjoyable for our guests but we make every effort to maintain the 30's feeling of...More

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Dhahran- Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 16 July 2012

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Date of stay: July 2012
Management response:Responded 16 July 2012

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Dierdre
WA
Reviewed 12 March 2012

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Date of stay: September 2011
Management response:Responded 2 October 2016

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Seattle
Reviewed 3 January 2012

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Date of stay: September 2011
Management response:Responded 2 October 2016

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Seattle
Reviewed 3 January 2012

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Date of stay: May 2011
Management response:Responded 2 October 2016

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Woodinville
Reviewed 2 January 2012

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Date of stay: August 2011
Management response:Responded 2 October 2016

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
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
Fishing Nearby
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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