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Tandem House Walla Walla - A Great Escape!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Relax and Enjoy this completely modernized 1902 home on a quiet, tree-lined street steps away from historic Pioneer Park, three blocks south of Whitman College and walking distance to downtown Walla Walla.

Designed for entertaining and relaxation, the Tandem House combines classic details with contemporary comforts.

The large open and inviting main floor features:

• Modern kitchen complete with granite countertops and top of the line appliances, perfect for group prep and dining

• Eight-person dining/game table

• Entertainment room with flat screen TV, large sectional couch and surround sound speakers

• Front reading room

• Back sunny nook

Upstairs awaits:

• An inviting master bedroom with pillow top mattress

• Adjacent master bathroom featuring heated travertine floors and spacious shower

• Second bedroom featuring a pillowtop queen mattress

• Third bedroom offers two twin extra long pillow top mattresses

• Also upstairs is a second luxurious bathroom and shower

Explore the town on our Newell Tandem or old time cruiser bikes.

A perfect gathering space for couples, families or friends, we invite you to come experience a truly memorable Walla Walla small town visit at Tandem House – the ideal vacation retreat.

Keywords: Walla Walla Tandem House

More Details

Julie Rathbun
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Julie Rathbun

My wife grew up in Walla Walla and I met her while attending Whitman College. We love it there and try to get back as often as we can. We also love cycling and can make great recommendations for area rides, restaurants and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out our house.

Julie Rathbun purchased this house in 2006

Why Julie Rathbun chose South Central

Walla Walla is one of the greatest areas in the state for being outdoors, cycling, fishing, hunting and close to skiing at Bluewood in the Winter months. Of course Walla Walla is also home to some national and internationally renowned wineries and up and coming restaurants.

What makes this house unique

The Tandem House is located by the historic Pioneer Park. The park was designed by John Olmstead, who designed Central Park in New York, as well as numerous other Parks in Washington and Oregon. The Park is home to some state and national record trees. Tandem House is walking distance to Whitman College (10 min) and downtown (15-20 min). We also stock the garage with 3 speed bikes to explore the town on.


Wine Tasting


Walla Walla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking


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(39 traveler reviews)

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Tandem House Walla Walla - A Great Escape!
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Better than pictured!

  • 5 of 5

Julie was the perfect hostess and offered us plenty of local recommendations in advance of our trip. The kitchen is phenomenal, and even though we planed to eat dinners out each night we decided to try to make use of it and actually stayed in! All beds were super comfy and there was so much space to enjoy. The neighborhood is quaint and very close to downtown. We all agreed we'd stay here again in a heartbeat on the next trip. The only bummer is we didn't even have time to take the bikes for a little jaunt!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 women stay at this house for 3 nights and it was perfect. The large open kitchen and dining room made it easy to cook and visit with everyone at the same time. The TV room was great for watching movies after a long day of sightseeing and wine tasting. There's a great park a half block away with a nice bike/walk path. My sister and I rode the tandem bike through the park which, by the way, isn't as easy as it looks. Especially for a 60 year old who hasn't ridden in a while. The owner, Julie, was very accommodating. We had to change the date of our stay and then ended up adding one more night and she was very gracious about it all. I recommend this property and would definitely stay again. I wouldn't recommend the house for anyone with mobility issues as all the bedrooms are upstairs. Other than that, the house is great!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A True Gem!

  • 5 of 5

3 couples spent a 3 day weekend at the house and we were all very pleased with the location, updated interior, 3 bathrooms, large kitchen, everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We enjoyed our adventure around Walla Walla, using several suggestions from the owner, and found returning to the house to enjoy meals together, play games, and hang out...terrific. I would add one more chair to the living room so all six people can sit and put their feet up...but other than that we were delighted with our stay in this home with such character. Don't miss a walk to the park and check out the aviary!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

When the 6 of us get together it's always a fun time. Being together in the Tandem House for three full days was almost magical. We had a great time cooking in that amazing kitchen! Even just sitting at the table drinking wine and laughing was special. And we loved discovering the game, Shut the Box.

The house is well appointed, and the kitchen well stocked. We enjoyed an evening in the back yard on very comfortable patio furniture. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a place on a quiet street, but in a great location.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay at Tandem House

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 stayed at the Tandem House over a three day weekend. The house is conveniently located about a mile from downtown. There is a nearby park, and bikes are available in the garage. We enjoyed the charm and character of the house, especially the large gourmet kitchen. We cooked together and spent much time in the kitchen eating and enjoying the wine we bought during the day.

The house is clean and well kept. We had a most enjoyable stay

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious house that made for a great weekend get-away

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house with my 4 sisters for a fun weekend filled with wine tasting, good food, and relaxation in Walla Walla. The house was perfect for our needs -- plenty of space, a nice and open floor plan downstairs for social time, a big table for sharing meals and playing games, and a nice backyard for lounging. The location was about a 15 minute walk from downtown Walla Walla or very short car or cab ride. We loved that with 2 full bathrooms and 3 bedrooms upstairs, a full bathroom downstairs, plus tons of social space we all had room to mingle or room for quiet time, and could all shower and get ready in the mornings without having to wait around. The kitchen was well stocked too. There are some games provided, patio furniture for the backyard, and even a petanque set.

The house owners were wonderful to work with and provided answers to all our questions and great service. We will definitely try to book the Tandem House next time we're in Walla Walla!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.