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100 Ww Acres-100 Mile Views.7 Minutes & Light Years Away...

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Miles upon miles of open vistas in each direction, just minutes from everything.

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Last updated: 05/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is for people who GET IT. Open vistas and seclusion. Simplicity that brings our shoulders down. True REST in a manner that reminds us of what it really means to relax. When we visited Sedona we heard lots of talk about energy vortexes. Maybe Grape Hill is one of these? This special spot keeps altering perceptions...what a huge supply of positive charge. It can be really hard to leave Grape Hill even for fine restaurants and lovely wine seven minutes away. Try to book well in advance; we have to do that ourselves so we know we can stay!

Think of a secluded beach with mile upon mile of open views, all to yourself, then add rolling landscape and lots of cool things to do within minutes. Prepare for the inner artist & photographer inside you to come out and want to play.

The drive in to the center of Walla Walla is nothing. No bother at all to go wine tasting and then come home to change clothes and be right back in Walla Walla. Probably no more than going to your grocery store. The biggest difference is that you get to Grape Hill and everything slows down.

Here, you can hear silence, and then that silence is filled up with sounds you could have missed...a hawks wing, a tractor off in the hills miles away. You see the light as it changes constantly and watch the movement of the wind on the fields. There is Wi-Fi and TV and hawks and pheasants and deer on the hillsides.

So...stay upstairs in the king bed or downstairs in the queen, there are joys to discover in each. Great reading spots abound, plenty of places to set your wine glass.

The house is built with eight-inch framing and high insulation factors for green energy efficiency and passive heating/cooling. Except in high summer or winter months it is seldom necessary to turn on either heat or ac, but both are easily available. Winter months are especially gorgeous and the cold weather provides a perfect reason for enjoying the new fireplace!

After finishing building the initial housing structure late in 2007, we decided to occasionally rent and share this stunning beauty with others. It has gone a little wild, more than planned, but sharing the joy is good stuff.

(Please note that we love kids, but children and smoking inside are absolute no-goes. BTW...no discounted rents ever on first time rentals...please do not make offers. When you come back again, and you probably will, that's when we are happy to extend a hand.)

(One other note- vineyard and wheat farming will include the occasional planting or harvest activity. Our vineyard manager or farm manager will also be by occasionally to check on grapes and wheat.)

100 mile+ views changing constantly with the light and the weather. Grape Hill is custom and unique in every sense. Over the next several years, the house and farm will continue to evolve toward a long-term vision that continues to reinforce grace with this special landscape. Our first wine went into bottle in May, 2008. Big Table was built out in the fields. Call it our Grape Hill slice of Provence...

From miles out, Grape Hill fits in the landscape, a metal industrial agricultural building amongst the fields; perfectly normal sight set in the farm country. We didn't want to make the house the focus, not here at such a special spot.

Once inside, things change.

Think of a chic Tribeca loft or a San Francisco modern. Clean and minimalist, but warm and unpretentious, too. Polished concrete floors and 19 foot ceilings. Eight inch moldings. Two big baths with cherry vanities. A double-head granite shower upstairs in the big loft, an over-sized granite tub with shower downstairs. DVD players/LCD TVs with movie selections in both sleeping areas. A new TV in the living room for hanging out and enjoying a special movie. Cherry cabinets, granite and glass, stainless steel appliances and unique lighting arrangements...and who would guess it?

Views in every direction are framed by tall windows looking out to the Blue Mountains, Dry Creek, and hundred year old farmsteads in the valley below. You can spend hours on the patio or walking the fields day and night. Amazing stars and awesome sunsets. Bring your passion. You're in for something special.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Estate
  • 1625 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    16 with adult....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please respect No Smoking. Grape Hill is strictly smoke-free inside....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Grape Hill is meant for adults; the loft ladder/stairs are not suitable for kids or people who are unsteady on their feet....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Buck may come visiting from our closest neighbor about a 1/2 mile away, but no pets please....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • King size beds (1) There is a new king size bed with memory foam mattress upstairs., Queen size Beds (1) There is a new queen size bed with memory foam mattress on the main floor., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A convertible bed is located in the upstairs den. Please plan to let us know beforehand to have the housekeeper make up this one....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower

    All summer long, the outside shower is amazing. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Double-heads....moreless

  • Large Tub Downstairs, Granite and Glass Double-Head Shower Upstairs. The best experience of all, by far, is enjoying the outside shower!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Inspiring views in all directions...wide open vistas. Photographers and painters should definitely bring along your tools and supplies. The sky and landscape is constantly changing and always inspiring. Bring your Ipod for use with the docking station. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    DVD players in the bedrooms & Blue Ray in the living room....moreless

  • Games:

    Board Games in the downstairs hall closet....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV on each floor....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bring your iPod and plug in to the living room sound system or the secondary system in the kitchen....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screens in each bedroom and in the living room....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Abundant DVD collection with classics and recent releases, too. Lots of variety....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Grape Hill looks onto the panorama of the Blue Mountains to the East and Southeast. Red Mountain can be seen seventy miles to the West....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding

Dining

  • Dining:

    Eating island for four in the Kitchen and separate Dining Area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central AC....moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    High-Speed Broadband is provided with an always-on connection....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    LG Full Size...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    A basic laptop is situated in the bedroom downstairs....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas Fireplace....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    All domestic long distance is free....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Forced-Air Heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    High-Speed WiFi...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Lush cotton towels and high thread count sheets, of course....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious with nice amenities and views that go on and on......moreless

  • Parking:

    Please park in the large parking area beside the house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip and French press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots/pans, cutlery, utensils and serving dishes....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully-equipped....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New LG stainless dishwasher....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is very well-appointed to satisfy the chef in you. New stainless steel appliances, good china, flatware, and stemware, many utensils....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New stainless steel high-end extreme model that does everything but fly......moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We try to keep a decent array of spices and teas and olive oil, etc.. Please replenish for next guests when possible....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New stainless steel refrigerator with through the door ice maker....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    No toaster. Crumbs attract bad results on the farm. We try to keep things immaculate....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are available for rental at several nearby locations....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Four Adirondack love seats surround the fire pit out in the fields. We will have these out during the warmer months. ALWAYS KEEP THE FIRE SCREEN ON AND CLOSED FOR SAFETY. NEVER USE WITH ANY WIND...HIGH FIRE DANGER! USE ONLY PRESTO-TYPE SINGLE LOGS...BRING THESE WITH YOU or purchase at the store. We cannot emphasize enough with the fire...dry wheat and grass are very flammable from even a tiny spark...USE EXTREME CARE and absolutely do not use when intoxicated....moreless

  • Golf:

    Multiple courses are nearby....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Spring/Summer
Mar 16 - Nov 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$300 $350
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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

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Location

  • Whitehouse-Crawford

    "Beautiful setting and good food. Best spot for a good chat is right at the bar."

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  • The Maple Counter Cafe

    "German pancakes!"

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  • Colville St Patisserie

    "Superb. Lots of Whitman students and foodies for amazing pastries, gelatos, and lovely coffee."

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  • The Green Lantern Tavern

    "Beer, pizza, burgers, pool. Nice place to hang out and converse with a wide variety of Walla..."

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  • Graze Catering

    "Totally rocks for lunch!"

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Nearest Airport
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5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
jimgermanbar or the Green Lantern or Octane
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Veterans Memorial or Wine Valley Golf Club
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

More than 100 Wineries are within a short drive. For a really fun day of tasting you may even want to hire a limo. There are also several day spas nearby. Foodies can plan for real fun. We are happy to assist with our own reviews of local eateries.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Sue and I live on an old horse-breeding property in Bellevue. We raised three delightful kids there and now watch in awe as they are turning into young adults. Sue teaches elementary school, I sell property, write, and make wine. No plans for a winery, just great joy in bringing lovely flavors from the little vineyard.

Why the Owner Chose Walla Walla:
I looked over land in the San Juans, in Kittatas County, and all over the NW for fifteen years. Nothing ever quite hit home. Sue and I came over to Walla Walla with our boys for a soccer tournament back in 1999. We decided between games to take a drive out to a new winery called Spring Valley where we met a winemaker named Devon and enjoyed the amazing wines that he was pulling out from barrels from his first vintage. After warming to wine and conversation, we drove around the Palouse and were awestruck by the rolling scenery. Three years and many trips later, we had still not found the right spot. So, Sue and the kids and I wrote letters to every land owner with at least fifty acres all around the special landscape we have come to love. One hundred and twenty five letters yielded nine responses, six telling us about rich family histories going back to the 1800s and declaring that they will never sell. Three considered selling, but only one determined to let me see the property. That one property was Grape Hill. I knew we wanted it the minute I saw these views. But there was much more to getting the OK than just writing a check. And that is another story!

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
At Grape Hill, optimism breaks past all the negative news and overcomplicated stuff we let into our lives. Shoulders come down, time slows down, art and poetry replace demands and we find ourselves phoning old friends. Wood fires and wine, sunsets and smiles replace tensions and revitalize our souls. This is a magical place, one of these rare places on the planet that open the senses and reward us for being alive. Over in Sedona they talk all the time about energy vortexes. Well, I don't know anything about that subject, but maybe Grape Hill has the properties about which they speak. We are so out there and away...but only five minutes from the city.


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Photos

  • Miles upon miles of open vistas in each direction, just minutes from everything.

    Miles upon miles of open vistas in each direction, just minutes from everything.

  • A Glimpse of the Kitchen and Loft

    A Glimpse of the Kitchen and Loft

  • The Kitchen and Eating Island.

    The Kitchen and Eating Island.

  • Our neighbors a mile away and the windmills out in Oregon 25 miles away.

    Our neighbors a mile away and the windmills out in Oregon 25 miles away.

  • Looking out to The Blues from the Master Bedroom window seat.

    Looking out to The Blues from the Master Bedroom window seat.

  • Another lovely Grape Hill sunset...looking over spring vines.

    Another lovely Grape Hill sunset...looking over spring vines.

  • Looking out the Living Room window after a dusting of fresh snow.

    Looking out the Living Room window after a dusting of fresh snow.

  • Stargaze by the fire, laugh, breathe...look all around for miles and miles.

    Stargaze by the fire, laugh, breathe...look all around for miles and miles.

  • Getting ready for food, wine, and friends at Big Table.

    Getting ready for food, wine, and friends at Big Table.

  • Syrah ahead of harvest in the little vineyard...syrah, cab, cab franc,&  merlot.

    Syrah ahead of harvest in the little vineyard...syrah, cab, cab franc,& merlot.

  • The Great Room looking toward the Kitchen.

    The Great Room looking toward the Kitchen.

  • Looking toward the Great Room TV and Fireplace.

    Looking toward the Great Room TV and Fireplace.

  • The Sitting Area and Writing Nook.

    The Sitting Area and Writing Nook.

  • The Downstairs Bedroom has great views (plus flat screen TV & Wi-Fi)

    The Downstairs Bedroom has great views (plus flat screen TV & Wi-Fi)

  • The Upstairs Bedroom with king bed, den, flat screen TV and private bath.

    The Upstairs Bedroom with king bed, den, flat screen TV and private bath.

  • The Dining Area.

    The Dining Area.

  • The Write Place.

    The Write Place.

  • This sunset looked just like a fire on the horizon.

    This sunset looked just like a fire on the horizon.

  • Picking cabernet in late September.

    Picking cabernet in late September.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 80%
  • Calendar last updated 05/20/2015
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