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The Haven is a 100 year-old home on Pearson Street, in a beautiful historic neighborhood several blocks from Whitman College and Main Street in Walla Walla.
The Haven was set up in 2006 specifically as a nightly rental. It is a distinctive comfortable place for family and friends that drink fine wine, handcrafted beer, and specialty cocktails. Relax and enjoy the new deck and Jacuzzi hot tub - perfect for sunning and lounging in your private backyard.
This beautifully maintained and updated (3 bedroom/ 2.5 bathroom) home has distinct architectural features including Victorian fish-scale shingle siding, spacious front veranda, and second story sleeping porch.
It is designed to provide the ideal Walla Walla experience for families and friends - wine clubs, girlfriend getaways, bachelorette weekends, bookclubs, reunions, cycling groups, golf weekends.
Don't miss your weekend morning walk to Main Street for the Farmer's Market. For an outing to town to shop, wine taste, or have dinner - take our two-seater pedal surrey. Or take the surrey to one of the local parks and use our picnic supplies for a relaxing Saturday afternoon.
For a quiet evening at The Haven, utilize our Bose home theater system with 50-inch TV. HD cable channels, current and classic dvd's are available. Select a CD from our library or just plug in your iPod to fill The Haven with music. A vintage piano is also available for your enjoyment. Local and regional publications, as well as recommendations for dining, shopping, and touring is provided. Be sure to check out the assortment of books and our collection of family favorite board games.
Enjoy our various entertaining spaces which can accommodate gatherings such as cocktail parties, wine tastings, barbeques, and family feasts. Shake up a martini at our free-standing bar or utilize our distinctive serviceware and place settings and sit down for an elegant dinner.
Have a casual meal on the front veranda or in the backyard. Help yourself to what is in the pantry and fresh ingredients from our seasonal culinary garden and use the gas bbq. Lounge about the Jacuzzi Hot Tub and soak up the sun by day and head back into the spa for special star gazing at night.
At the end of the day, sleep comfortably on our Sealy pillow-top beds with quality linens - King, Queen, Full, and two twins.
The Haven is an ideal opportunity for wine enthusiasts wanting to learn more about the Walla Walla appellation! Customized tours, tastings, and unique events available for Haven guests.
Proximity to Whitman College makes The Haven ideal for inviting your student's roommates and fellow Whitties over for a home-cooked meal.
The Haven can also be used for the day or evening as a corporate retreat. We can assist you with meetings and seminars held at this unique location. Additionally, catering services are available when entertaining clients at The Haven.
What a beautiful combination of tradition, color, and comfort! We thoroughly enjoyed participating in the flavor of old Walla Walla. M.D. Meridian, ID 9/06
Great place for a girl’s weekend – Thank you for creating a space that encourages the drinking of wine, the sharing of thoughts, and space for disco dancing! There is a serene and healing energy in this space. P.M., G.R., W.H., Boise, ID, and C.D., Emmeth, ID 4/08
What an awesome, fun, winey time…. We love the house, the ability to make all our meals…. Great amenities even for a group of 8. We will be back & will HIGHLY recommend it to others! R.A. Kent, WA 4/07
Thank you so much for all your help with our special weekend for Juli’s 40th. G.M. Edmonds, WA 9/06
Your house is wonderful and made our stay with our [Whitman College] daughter more comfortable. R. and J. L. Mansfield, LA 10/06
Wow – snazzy place! This place has character… We made use of the Bose stereo….cooked & ate & talked & lounged….Very nice! Whitman Buddies L.B., L.G., J.D., R.B., R.B., B. P., M.B. 6/07
Our third visit to The Haven. Thank you again for providing such a restful and convenient “haven” on our voyages. C. & M. Phoenix, AZ 4/07
Being able to walk to town and back a treat….See you next time and thanks for the wine tour. The S’s. Santa Barbara, CA 7/06
The Haven lived up to its name as the six of us found refuge from our highly scheduled weekend. We especially enjoyed the front porch! Whitman Commencement and 50th Class Reunion S’s. & T’s. Boise, ID, M’s. Portland 5/07
Great location, the surrey trips were so fun to Starbucks and the ice cream shop! The B’s. Seattle, WA 8/07
We are in love with Walla Walla and your house. Thank you for all of your help in making this a great trip. We will be back soon. The M’s & P’s Seattle, WA 5/08
Thanks for having a well-stocked kitchen! We’ll be back. 5 Women From Seattle, WA 9/07
Beautiful home. The neighborhood, wineries, and restaurants were all perfect! “The Crest Ladies” Sammamish, WA 10/07
Loved the house and everything in it. Can’t wait to come back. The W’s. Cloudcroft, NM 4/08
Beautiful, relaxing spot - gracious, comfortable old elegant home...The front porch was where it all happened for this group...Enjoyed the bounty from your garden. Seattle & Portland Friends 6/08
Warm and comfortable home… Our annual “girls” wine tasting weekend – first time as a group in W.W., but we all want to return. B. Tacoma, L. Spokane, P. Seattle, K. Lynden, WA 5/08
The home is beautiful and so many fun things to do – rodeos, county fair, antiques, vineyards, farmer’s market, boating, biking, etc. K’s & B’s Seattle, WA 8/07
Walla Walla Balloon Stampede. Thanks for a beautiful home stay. We hope to see you next year. Captain C. & Dr. D. Richfield, WA 5/08
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. J.P. Orlando, FL, A.B. Seattle and H. family Alexandria, VA 5/08
Quiet tree-lined street very close to Whitman College and Main Street. Wonderful neighborhood of vintage homes and several parks. Great spaces for entertaining, Formal dining room, Bar, Front porch, Jacuzzi Hot Tub, Outdoor firepit, Pedal Surrey-great for outings to town, Seasonal vegetable & herb garden, Piano, 50' HDTV, Cable, Wireless Internet, Current DVD's and many board games....moreless
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
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Outdoor dining on front veranda and back yard.
Seating for 8 people
Iron & Board
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The back patio has a deck with Jacuzzi, lounges, chairs. Backyard also includes gas bbq, picnic table....moreless
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Front veranda with table&chairs and porch swing is perfect for breakfast, afternoon tea, or cocktail hour....moreless
Please contact owner for rate specifics. "Book it Now" assumes rate will be $300 per night, but I will modify that depending on number of guests. I have had to add the extra amount by using the "fee" area.
General Rates: $300 for 4/$325 for 6/$350 for up to 8 people
Event Weekends: $400 - 3 nt. min. / Whitman Graduation - 5 nt. min.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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The Haven is located in a historic Whitman College neighborhood. The house is a short walk through the college to Main Street. There is much to do in Walla Walla including: Wine Tasting - 100+ Wineries, Fine Dining, Live Music, Live Theater, Main Street Shops, Art Galleries, Museums, Antique Shops, Farms & Produce Stands
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: The Haven is part of Haven Walla Walla, Inc. - a tourism, lodging and marketing business in Walla Walla, Washington. I love the growth of tourism in town and enjoy assisting guests to make sure they have the best possible experience in our valley. I also consult with businesses in strategic planning and marketing.
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Check out my blog - Life in Walla Walla
Why the Owner Chose Walla Walla: The Haven is steps away from Whitman College and Main Street in Walla Walla, WA. Guests enjoy a stroll along the creek through campus to get to the downtown core of Walla Walla. More and more wineries have opened tasting rooms downtown, making the location of the house ideal for a safe walk home. The historic neighborhood of 100 year old homes, tree lined streets, and local parks make a perfect place to walk or ride bicycles.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The Haven was one of the first vacation homes in Walla Walla. Of all the properties now available, guests say it is in the perfect location - a beautiful neighborhood and easy access to downtown. One activity that our guests have really enjoyed is a private wine tasting at the house. We also offer winery and restaurant recommendations and at the house we have a collection of brochures of local activities. Read the sampling of guest comments for a first-hand account of memorable experiences at The Haven.