The Haven - Whitman Neighborhood - Walk to Main Street
You sent a message to this owner.
- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Walla Walla house description
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
Keywords: Nightly Rental, Vacation Home, Walla Walla Lodging, Rental, Guest House.
Guest Cottage, Whitman College, Whitman College Lodging,
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome:
- Events Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Covered Parking
- Living Room seats 12
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Wood Fireplace
- 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
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Rock Climbing
- Gambling Casinos
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- 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...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving in this home. It was clean, well-stocked, even for a Thanksgiving meal, and comfortable. Loved the combination of antique style, with modern comfort. We even gave the surrey a spin!
- Guest msrumfius (Davis, CA)
- Date of stay 11/27/13
- Review Submitted 12/04/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
Great Location/Quaint House
Great Location/Quaint House
The location for this property was excellent--in a nice neighborhood and close enough to town to be there in 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes by walking. The house did seem a little worn though. The floors were 100 years old according to the owner and looked like they could use some TLC. Some of the painting and woodwork lacked attention to detail and the layout of the kitchen was difficult for more than 1 person to be in there and trying to prepare meals But it is an old house.. However, the living room was large and comfortable and the big screen TV was great. The bedrooms were nice, but the extra bedroom off the master would really only work if it was not too cold and the people in that room were kids or very close friends as you would have to travel through the master to get in or out of that room. Since all the bedrooms are upstairs and there was no carpeting on the wood stairs, I would not recommend for older people who are not 'spry'. It's an older home that has been remodeled in various areas. It was quaint with lots of room and certainly more character than staying in a hotel. I feel it just needs a bit more finishing details to make it look less worn. The pictures were pretty accurate as much as you could see. The property was certainly clean and pretty well maintained. I did have to cut some vines extending into the carport since it was pretty tight in there and hard to get by the vines if your car was big. Overall, I would recommend this property with the few caveats I previously mentioned.
- Guest Cheryl C. (Everett WA)
- Date of stay 10/23/13
- Review Submitted 11/04/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, pet owners.
Owner response: Hi Cheryl- Thank you for taking time to comment on your experience at The Haven this fall. It has been a long season with non-stop guests this year. Having so many guests takes its toll on an older home and this year has been especially difficult with damage and wear and tear. Projects are underway in time for 2014.
Fabulous and Charming!!
Fabulous and Charming!!
We LOVED staying at The Haven. As some other reviewers already put it, it would be more appropriately named Heaven!! Such a charming, historical, and lovely feel. And, even better....VERY CLEAN!! The kitchen was easy to navigate (always a plus). The living room had plenty of room for us to lounge. The bedrooms were comfortable. And, the bathrooms had plenty of room. There were only 4 of us....so it was much more house than we needed. But, we are soooo glad for all of that room. Oh, at the hot tub was quite lovely! All in all....a great time was had by all. Thank you for making this available to us!!
- Guest KarlaRae E.
- Date of stay 09/02/13
- Review Submitted 09/12/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.
Owner response: KarlaRae- Thank you for your comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay at The Haven!
Great rental house
Great rental house
This is the second time our group has stayed at the Haven Walla Walla and it was just as great as the first time. The house is comfortable and conveniently located, and the hot tub and bike surrey are great extras! Can't wait to come back.
- Guest Carrie (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/12/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Carrie- Thank you for taking such good care of The Haven. Your group is welcome back anytime! -Sue
Should be called Heaven not Haven :)
Should be called Heaven not Haven :)
The photos captured me to pick The Haven for our stay; but I was so surprised when I arrived. It was so much more. We enjoyed every piece of the place for just a short time. This home is very comfortable; the owner is so thoughtful and the neighborhood is awesome.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/21/13
- Review Submitted 08/08/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Jo- Thank you for your kind words. I am so happy to hear that you and your group enjoyed staying at The Haven during your visit to Walla Walla. -Sue
My wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in Walla Walla. We loved the Haven it was perfevt for us, located on an quaint tree lined street in a quiet established neighborhood within a mile walk to town. The house is beautiful with all the amenities one would need - including AC for those hot summer days. We spent most of our time relaxing on the large cover front porch which overlooks the nice garderns in the fromt yard. This was our first visit to Walla WallaL and Lori the owner of the Haven was a great help in leading us to a superb wine tour operator and with dinner suggestions, we look forawrd to returning to Walla Walla hopefully in the not to distant future.
- Guest Pete (Seattle. WA)
- Date of stay 07/19/13
- Review Submitted 07/22/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: Pete, Thank you for your review and kind words. Glad you enjoyed The Haven for your special anniversary celebration! -Sue
Two mature couples
Two mature couples
House has character and is well equipped. Smell upon entering was off-putting. Dogs come to mind. Kitchen small and without dishwasher, but adequate for the dinners we cooked for 4. Loved that the house had martini glasses! First floor dark and no ability to open windows for a bit of air to overcome pet smell. Upstairs fine, bathrooms updated, though en suite bath very dark. Beds and linens very fine. Outdoor areas are lovely. Front porch perfect for before dinner drinks. Back deck lovely in the morning with sun and privacy. Hot tub unuseable for us because of it's filth. Owner said we should have let them know upon our arrival, but we didn't check it until half way through our stay. Owner should be on top of this if they are going to promote it as an amenity. On balance, we two couples, one from Virginia and one from England, traveled together for 3 weeks, all VRBOs. This one in Walla Walla was the most expensive and the most disappointing overall.
- Guest Lorraine H.
- Date of stay 05/31/13
- Review Submitted 06/07/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners.
Owner response: Lorraine, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I appreciate your remarks. For six years I have taken great pride in providing guests a wonderful environment while visiting Walla Walla. Prior to your stay, The Haven experienced a group of young celebratory visitors. It took an enormous amount of effort to ready the property for your stay. After your visit, I consulted my local spa expert about your concerns. The tub and filter appeared clean and the water was crystal clear. The smell mentioned is chlorine, which according to the expert, a necessity for safety in a rental property. The chemical smell dissipates after a short time when the cover is removed. I now have a fragrance that guests can add to the water. Lush foilage blocking two large windows downstairs has been trimmed bringing more natural light into the living room. New light switches come with a small dimmer switch. In the master suite, a note has been supplied to guests indicating the variation of brightness available. I live within two miles of the house and am available at any time to address questions or concerns while guests are staying at The Haven. -Sue
Very clean, roomy in and out. The yard was excellent with sun or shade and always love big front porches which the Haven has. Will recommend this property to anyone visiting Walla Walla and we will be back.
- Guest Bill (Covington, Wa.)
- Date of stay 05/03/13
- Review Submitted 05/09/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: So happy you enjoyed your stay for Spring Release Weekend. The yard is always a work in progress depending on the season. Glad you enjoyed it. -Sue
Loved staying at the Haven house ... it's our second year coming here for a girl's wine getaway and it was fantastic. Great location and love the way the kitchen has everything you need to make large meals for a group of friends. Convenient to go to a lot of great wineries ... Saviah winery was our favorite hands down!
- Guest Rona (Sammamish, WA)
- Date of stay 04/12/13
- Review Submitted 04/20/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: So glad you had another great experience at The Haven. Thank you for your kind remarks. -Sue
Truly a home away from home!
Truly a home away from home!
Spotlessly clean, totally comfortable, well-equipped in every respect. A quiet and convenient location walking distance to everything. Highly recommended.
- Guest EjD (Los Altos Ca)
- Date of stay 02/19/13
- Review Submitted 02/25/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+.
Owner response: Edward- Thank you for taking the time to write a review about The Haven. I appreciate your comments and would love to have you return on your next visit to Walla Walla. Sue
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2 night min stay
Jan 1 - Feb 28
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Mar 1 - Mar 31
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Please contact owner for rate specifics.
General Rates: $300 for 4/$325 for 6/$350 for up to 8 people
Mid-Week special starts @ $225 / Winter Rates start @ $175
Event Weekends: $400 - 3 night minimum for Cayuse Weekend, Spring Release, Whitman Commencement, Whitman Parents Weekend, Fall Release, Barrel Tasting Weekend.
- Pet Fee: $40 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $200
- Cleaning Fee: $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 10.9%
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
This owner accepts HomeAway payments.
Always use this free service to protect your payments up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. With HomeAway Payments, your credit card information is not seen by the owner or manager. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Call the owner to confirm booking request.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
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. I hope you can join in the fun! Check out my blog - Life in Walla Walla -Sue Bicknell
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.
- Primary: (509) 529-7400 (Washington, USA)
- Secondary: (818) 438-7832
The Haven is on a beautiful and quiet tree-lined street in downtown Walla Walla.
Be sure to browse through our visitor's book and add your own personal greeting.
Relax and enjoy our collection of Walla Walla history and wine books.
Be your own bartender or we'll provide one for your special event.
Two full baths upstairs, 1/2 downstairs.
New Jacuzzi Spa - great all year-round.
Enjoy the seasonal vegetable and herb garden.
The Haven's guests enjoy dining and relaxing on the inviting front veranda.
Kitchen is well-stocked and offers serviceware for casual and formal dining.
Feel free to use the surrey and picnic supplies.
There have been visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Monday, September 23, 2013
3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
Get an instant quote
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.