The Teahouse, a Peaceful 2BR /2 BA Cottage, W/Sofa Bed.
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Waitsburg cottage description
The Teahouse is a completely refurbished, century-old cottage, located on a very quiet, dead-end street – NOT on the main highway! It's just a short and pleasant stroll to Main Street, downtown Waitsburg. The cottage has been tastefully decorated in a gentle Asian style, on a half acre private fenced lot surrounded by mature pine trees. Very private, very quiet, very cozy!
Visitors to wine country will find it especially convenient to return to this relaxing, comfy home after a day of tasting. Here you may refresh and relax, and then walk to the best bar in eastern Washington, dine at a great southern food restaurant, or simply cook up a meal in your own kitchen with supplies from the nearby farmers' market and fromagerie. Our guests also receive a complementary bottle of wine – good wine! – for each night of their stay.
Summer days in here in the valley are sunny and quite warm. Summer evenings in Waitsburg are glorious, warm and dry. The night sky is filled with stars and there are very few insects. Spring and fall are quite beautiful, with daytime temperatures climbing into the 70s and 80s, and cooler evenings (bring layers!). The Teahouse is convenient to Walla Walla, yet a world apart, with no traffic (and no traffic lights!). Waitsburg is pedestrian-friendly and authentic. This is small town America at its best – like a trip back in time.
Custom wine tasting events and guidance on local wineries and restaurants are available from the owners, who live across the street and are intimately connected with the region's food and wine purveyors. Outdoor recreational activities abound. Bird watching can be done from the comfort of your patio – Waitsburg is on a major migration path for dozens of species. From April through November there are wine events, rodeos, vintage car shows, theatre and music festivals and many other outdoor activities happening throughout the region. The area is a haven for bicycle riding, hiking, antiquing, rafting, skiing, fly fishing, golf and just about any outdoor activity you can name.
Waitsburg is also the only town in Washington with its own camel. We'll give you walking directions and a bag of carrots to take when you go visit Izzie - a kids' favorite and a real sweetheart. You will never meet a gentler camel. Bottom line – we love this place; we live here year-round, and we are absolutely certain you won't want to leave once you've stayed here.
Please check the comments that some of our early visitors have left. And don't hesitate to write us with your questions. If we can do anything to make your visit to wine country more enjoyable, we are happy to oblige!
Keywords: Cottage, queen beds, full kitchen, two bathrooms, bungalow, historic, walk to downtown, wine touring, year-round outdoor recreation, private patio, wi-fi, two master suites, complete renovation, walk to Main Street, jimgermanbar, Whoopem'up cafe, Anchor Bar, Betty's Diner, Coppei Coffee, Paul Gregutt, NW wine, wine touring, Walla Walla wine, Palouse
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Half acre private back fenced back yard with giant pine trees. Short stroll to Main Street shops and restaurants in downtwon Waitsburg. This is a cozy, quiet, private cottage in this one-of-a-kind historic town of 1210. Walk to jimgermanbar, Whoopemup Café, Laht Neppur brewpub, Anchor Bar, Betty's Diner, Coppei Coffee etc. Visit Izzy the camel, Bruce Mansion, Monteillet fromagerie. 15 minutes to Walla Walla airport, wineries and downtown. No traffic lights, just peaceful Palouse wheat country. Spectacular scenery and recreation, car shows, rodeos, parades, small town charm. Guests receive a complementary bottle of wine for each night of their stay. We offer guided tastings from NW wine authority Paul Gregutt for an additional fee. The owners live directly across the street. This 1910 cottage was completely renovated (from the walls in) just before opening in April, 2012....moreless
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
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My girlfriends and I stayed at the Teahouse for two nights while wine tasting and exploring the Walla Walla area. It’s a charming updated 19th century cottage with an Asian “Pottery Barn” decor. Karen greeted us as we were settling in to make sure we had everything we needed, gave us information about the area and even offered to make up the sofa bed for us while we went to dinner. There was a complimentary bottle of wine for each night we were there; and coffee, fruit, muffins, butter and jam for breakfast! The porch in the back, overlooking a huge backyard, was a quiet, peaceful place to share our coffee in the mornings. The cottage was clean, beds comfy; and it’s conveniently located to the main street. We ate dinner one night at the Whoopemup Hollow Café which had a wonderful southern style menu and the food was delicious! I would definitely recommend peaceful Waitsburg as an alternative to Walla Walla, and would stay at the Teahouse again whenever I had another opportunity to visit the area.
- Guest RB (United States)
- Date of stay 08/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/30/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Please come again and enjoy some of the things that didn't fit into this trip! We are so happy you enjoyed your time here in the Berg!! Next time, a photo with Izzy our town camel!!! Best to you all!
Home away from home
Home away from home
From the moment we walked into the Teahouse (during the hottest part of a 100 degree July day) it had everything we needed. The whole cottage is spotless. The furniture is comfortable and stylish. The décor is tasteful, including some lovely Asian-style pieces. The beds and linens are excellent quality and a pleasure to sleep on. Between the fan and the AC, the cottage stayed cool day and night. The kitchen is well-stocked (we even had a small dinner party!). It’s a quick walk downtown Waitsburg to the coffee shop, Jimgermanbar, and Whoop ‘Em Up and a quick drive to Walla Walla, Dayton, and the wine country. Karen and Paul are excellent hosts and made sure we had everything we needed, including fresh fruit, breakfast noshes, and complimentary wine. Thanks so much; we had a great long weekend and hope to return soon!
- Guest Kendra (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 07/18/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you all so very much!! We love that you had such a great time here in Waitsburg!!! We hope to see you again soon..How about harvest time in the vineyards??? Best wishes!
The Teahouse Cottage is a perfect wine country getaway for one or two couples. My wife and I stayed for 3 nights over the Walla Walla Fall Release Weekend and couldn't be happier with our choice. Karen was easy to work with, thoughtful and very prompt in every which way. Staying in Waitsburg was peaceful and romantic. You have to drive around Walla Walla to taste wine anyway, so why not drive the 20 minutes to stay in Waitsburg? You get to escape the crowds and have a peaceful countryside retreat at the cottage. At night you can walk to jimgermanbar or Whoopemup Cafe for dinner. Thanks to Karen for everything!
- Guest Joe (Wenatchee)
- Date of stay 11/01/12
- Review Submitted 11/05/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
A group of four friends stayed at the Tea House and from the minute we opened the door, we were transported! The cottage is spacious and well appointed, the rooms are private and comfortable and we loved the short stroll to downtown and to Izzy the camel. We really preferred having the peaceful Waitsburg location of the Tea House to staying in Walla Walla and found the drive to wine tasting to be quick (20 min) and very scenic. I'd highly recommend the Tea House for a peaceful getaway!
- Guest Don (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 10/19/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you all for your kind words and for staying with us in Waitsburg! We love it when our guests have a fun and restful experience here! Come back soon! K and P
My wife and I stayed here for two nights a couple weeks ago. The home is nicely decorated and very clean. The location is great, very quiet and can walk a few blocks to the downtown restaurants. The yard is currently in the process of being landscaped and will be beautiful when complete. We greatly enjoyed our stay here and will stay again next time we visit the area.
- Guest Pierre (Orange CA)
- Date of stay 07/08/12
- Review Submitted 07/18/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway.
What a FIND!
What a FIND!
I am almost reluctant to write this as I feel like I’m in on a little secret and don’t want to find it booked every time I wish to return ~ which will be often. But my enthusiasm is getting the better of me and I just have to rave. We stayed at the Teahouse with some friends. It far exceeded our expectation in every way. It is thoroughly and tastefully appointed with all the amenities. We wanted for nothing. There were even bottles of wine in the house ~ ON the house. The only thing not provided are clothes. Don’t even pack, just go. Waitsburg was a sweet surprise. It has that old western town charm with these scrumptious, contemporary surprises. We ate at the Whoop ‘em Up for dinner and enjoyed shockingly sophisticated fare. The next evening, the very hip Jimgermanbar across the street. We got massages and visited a Fromagery where everything is done old world style ~ including the hospitality. I love Waitsburg. I love the Teahouse. I will be back!
- Guest Rhuby (United States)
- Date of stay 02/04/12
- Review Submitted 02/08/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: Paul and I loved have you and Ben stay with us in the Teahouse... We really hope to see you back in the Burg again soon!! hugs!
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We close down the Teahouse from Nov. 15th to March 15th 2014 unless a guest in interested in a week or longer stay.
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: See profile on VRBO listing #351608
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The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Peace and quiet! Gorgeous night skies! Sun sun sun! Beautiful country roads for walking, biking, sight-seeing, bird-watching, taking photos. Glorious sunsets. All the amenities of wine country travel, without the crowds or hassles.
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the Waitsburg grain elevator! and the lovely hills..
Family dining for six.
This bedroom has a view of front garden and gentle morning light.
Large open kitchen, dining and living room. Lovely soft colors and lighting.
One of the two queen bed rooms, with attached bath and soft morning light.
Other queen bedroom with separate bath just outside bedroom door.
A visit with Izzy the camel! He loves to have an apple or carrot!
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