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

Maxwelton Aerie Alpaca Ranch  - Suri alpaca in pasture near farmhouse
14 reviews
Maxwelton Aerie Alpaca Ranch  - Suri alpaca in pasture near farmhouse
View of farmhouse and wallnut tree from south yard
Living room has windows to both west and east for great views.
Retreat group in dining room
Cooking for wedding reception
Entering master bedroom
Master bedroom nook overlooking Useless Bay
Master bedroom reading area
single bed sleeping area off of upstairs hall
Middle bedroom with view over Useless Bay
Main floor bedroom with small deck overlooking the pasture and sunrise
New soaking tub with sunset view overlooking Useless Bay
Main floor bathroom
View of Olympic Mountains over Useless Bay from living room
View of pasture under walnut tree
Wedding tent
Group retreat discussion grouup
Set up for wedding reception
Wedding tent from pasture
Children playing at Birthday Party
Stairs to beach
Stairs to beach
Retreat group at the beach
Beach toys provided for building sand castles and beach play
Miles of beach at low tide
Sandy beach in front of house
Feeding the alpacas
Suri alpacas - Ally & Maggie
Suri alpacas- the girls
Suri alpacas enjoying the shade of the apple tree
Baby alpaca's first steps
shearing alpacas
Shearing alpacas
feeding alpacas
Lady Jane tulips in entry garden
Garden path to wedding patio
Snow view of the Maxwelton Valley
Rainbow over farmhouse
Velvet Sunset over Useless Bay and Olympic Mountains
Tarzan the guard llams
Salmon sculpture by Buster Simpson  in the walnut tree
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 12
Clinton, Whidbey Island, Washington
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 renew...
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Listing #FKN3673224
About the Owner
Carolyn G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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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

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.

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


Management response:Responded 8 July 2016


  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Great place for birthday parties and other family events. Check with owner for any additional event fees for more that 8 invited guests in additional to those registered. Dogs...
    2 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    5 Twins
    3 Queens
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
R 4 652
R 4 652
R 28 317
US$2 100
6 Jul 2018 -
30 Aug 2018
Mid Summer
3 nights
R 5 191
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31 Aug 2018 -
3 Sep 2018
Labor Day
3 nights
R 5 326
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4 Sep 2018 -
14 Oct 2018
2 nights
R 4 450
R 4 787
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Additional guests over 8 per night: R 405 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning fee: R 2 360 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Cleaning fee of $175 per trip.
Please contact for special rates and minimum stays for holidays
Basic rates are for 8 people with additional guests at $30 per person per night. Children under 8 are not included in that count
Pets accepted on prior approval and with $30 fee
Additional fee for events, receptions, weddings, call for details
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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.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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