$430 / night
Total guests, Nights

View, beach, vintage farmhouse, alpacas, birds, sunrise & sunset -- get it all – Home 3673224 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 11 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

View, beach, vintage farmhouse, alpacas, birds, sunrise & sunset -- get it all – Home 3673224

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 11
  • 4 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Twin bed
  • 2 Full baths, 1 Half bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

Caretaker live in second house on the property and isvailable by text message and is often around the property caring for the alpacas and site issues..You can arrange to meet with him when he feeds the alpacas. Owner is usually there for check in and is available by email or text for questions/


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

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.


About the owner

Carolyn G.
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Calendar last updated:
08 Jun 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





19 reviews

Very Good

“beyond my expectations”

Reviewed 10 Aug 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 al… More

Response from the owner 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

“A Lovely House with Spectacular Views”

Reviewed 9 Jan 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 inte… More

Response from the owner 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 have enjoyed this place over the years.

“Heaven on Earth”

Reviewed 17 Aug 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 … More

Response from the owner 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 again soon. Carolyn

“Pretty much Paradise!”

Reviewed 20 Jul 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 - wate… More

Response from the owner 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

“Beautifully renovated farmhouse, bay and alpaca views-”

Reviewed 2 Jul 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. Outs… More

Response from the owner 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

“Stunning Easter Weekend at the Farm”

Reviewed 17 Apr 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 coyot… More

Response from the owner 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 us great pleasure to share it with others.

“Welcome to serenity.”

Reviewed 17 Aug 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… More

Response from the owner 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

“Soulful stay at maxwelton arie”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2016

We had the opportunity to stay in this magical place where eagles and osprey soar . We were fortunate enough to win a bid on a stay at Maxwelton Arie at an auction for Nepalese earthquake relief . … More

Response from the owner Barbara, So glad you felt your auction purchase was a success. Giving a trip to the farm to auctions is one way I give to causes I support and is a way of sharing the farm with new guests. Now that our capacity has increased to sleep 12, we're building a group of extended families, craft groups, ladies reunions, and PEPS groups who come back sometimes twice a year. Hope your family can become a regular visitor as well. Carolyn

“Best Girls Weekend Yet”

Reviewed 5 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… More

Response from the owner 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. Carolyn

“Cozy yet spacious fairy cottage”

Reviewed 28 Mar 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 s… More

Response from the owner 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 enjoy hearing that you had a good time. We look forward to seeing you again. Carolyn

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Send Carolyn (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Carolyn the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Carolyn (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Carolyn (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Carolyn (the owner) a message.

If Carolyn (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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