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Southside Walla Walla family estate winery with 3 guest rooms and wedding venu

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apt/3 bedrooms each with their own bath with valley views from rooms and decks.

A small family estate winery on 5 plus acres with Italian wine grapes and a natural amphitheatre. There are 3 guest rooms on the second floor apartment, each with their own bathroom and all have have valley views. One guest room has it's own private deck. There are two additional decks on the second floor for valley views and relaxing. There is a common full kitchen with a washer and dryer. There is a common living room with a gas fireplace. Guests have use of the back deck off of the winery. You are not renting the winery portion of the building.

Bob Branscum
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Bob Branscum

I was born in Walla Walla and my wife also grew up in Walla Walla. We both went through the local schools graduating from Wa-Hi. We returned to Walla Walla 32 years ago to enjoy our families and this special community. I am a retired banker and she is a retired nurse.

Bob Branscum purchased this chateau / country house in 2003

Why Bob Branscum chose Walla Walla

This site is a prime Southside Walla Walla location on a bluff of pure loam created by the Great Montana Flood. It is close to several wineries, ten minutes from downtown Walla Walla and has great views of the Walla Walla Valley. Not visible from the street entrance, it is secluded. There are a great many varieties of birds to watch and the occasional deer or wild turkeys passing though and our neighbors zeebu. Some of Walla Walla's history is also in the building with the doors coming from an old bank building in downtown Walla Walla and the wine counter from the Whitehouse Crawford Planning Mill.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

There is an outside fire pit that is just far enough out of town that the city light does not interfere with star and satellite watching. And in season there are shooting stars to watch. There is also a road around the property that a guest can walk to get exercise and stay within the property confines. A large deck on the back of the building over looks the amphitheater and provides for great sunset and bird watching. Each bedroom has its own bathroom.


The Maple Counter Cafe
Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant
Clarette's Restaurant
Walla Walla Farmers Market
Cookie Tree Bakery & Cafe -- CLOSED
Red Monkey Walla Walla
Ice-Burg Drive-In
Walla Walla Symphony
El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant
Hua's Mongolian BBQ
Coffee Connection Cafe
Fast Eddy's
Stone Hut
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Walla Walla County Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Walla Walla County Municipal Course
Car: necessary

Walla Walla was named by the Wine Enthusiast magazine in 2014 as one of the Top Ten Places to visit for wine in the world.


Walla Walla Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , two shower heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , two shower heads
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , two shower heads
  • Each bedroom has its own bath room. There are three bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , There is a deck just off of this bedroom with a city view.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , There is a deck just off of this bedroom with sunset views.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , This room has its own deck off of the room with a view
  • The liviong room does have three electric recliners that have been used by previous guests when they had more than 6 people.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
This is a small family boutique winery with guest rooms. There are four types of Italian grapes planted on the the 5 plus acre site. There is a walking trail around the property with great views of the Walla Walla Valley.


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Southside Walla Walla family estate winery with 3 guest rooms and wedding venu
average rating of 4.368421 based on 19 reviews

Great potential, but disappointed.

  • 1 of 5

This property could be a fabulous stay, but the cleanliness was lacking both inside and out. This is exacerbated by the fact a cleaning fee and an even higher service charge are added on. Furniture was dated and some pieces were broken. Bedrooms were spacious and the best part of the stay. As a last resort book it, but look elsewhere first.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The apartment was clean and inspected before their arrival. The floors are hand cleaned and the rest of the facility was clean. All doorknobs, handles, rails, and swirtches are santized. The furniture is comfortable and there have been no complaints prior. The one item that had been broke by a previous guest was the small kitchen table, which was repaired and used by guests for the last two years. The only furniture broke was this table which was found after they left. The parking lot did have weeds, which is because of the wind and rain They left more garbage than any guest has in the previous three years.
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  • 5 of 5

Bob was a conumate host and was more than knowledgeable about the Walla Walla wineries and the history of the area. The loacation was perfect.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great experience.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely and convenient location. Beautiful views with easy access to everything Walla Walla. Comfortable and clean accommodations. Quiet and secure location.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay with extended family!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous weekend at Solo Rosso! Rooms were spacious, comfortable and clean and each came with it's own bathroom. Great kitchen (well stocked) and gas grill outside for steaks and salmon! Was definitely worth the price. Bob was a great host and made us feel very welcome. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Great Facilities, Great Owner!

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from our Walla Walla trip and had an amazing time, in large part to Bob and Sole Rosso! Upon arriving Bob was very helpful and invited us downstairs to share a glass of wine, give us the lay of the land and tour the property. The house worked out just perfect, location could not have been better. Rooms were all very large and comfortable, each with its own bathroom was a plus. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Walla Walla. We traveled with a 2 year old and 3 month old, the house worked out great for everyone from the kids to adults. Outside of the facilities Bob was more than generous as a host, the kitchen/bathrooms and bedrooms were fully stocked and the house was very clean.

Great home-base for anyone planning a Walla Walla trip.

Thanks again, Bob!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests that are more than welcome to come back any time. I enjoyed their visit I hope as much as they enjoyed their time at Sole Rosso.
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If you like animals do not stay here

  • 1 of 5

Home was as described...nothing more, nothing less. The disturbing part of our stay was Maggie the "Vine Yard" dog, she is a sweet mix of some sort that is very friendly and loves to be pet. While eating dinner on the patio one night she came over to the table; myself and friends noticed she has hair falling out, constantly would sit down dig at her belly, is completely mal-nourished to the point her ribs are very much visible, and her teeth are worn so much that the roots are visible to the naked eye. The situation is bad enough that myself and friends lost appetite for the steaks and salmon we prepared and instead fed the remainder of our dinner to Maggie.

While eating dinner Bob (the owner) came out to ask how our stay was going, we explained our concern for Maggie, that she needed serious attention quickly; we were told that Bob's son lives on the property an that Maggie is his, Bob explained that his son has had "some issues" and doesn't take care of her, Bob stated that he feeds her when he can.

My friends and I are all dog lovers, we decided at dinner that Maggie could home with us, taken to our local vet to start rehabilitation then placed with a family, we explained this to Bob and offered to pay for her; his response was "I will talk with my son". We were also told she is often picked up on the highway directly behind the property. For the following two days of our stay we did not see Maggie again, we feel she was kept away because of our concern.

If you are an animal lover I would not recommend staying at this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would not recommend these travelers. They left the kitchen a mess. They claimed Maggie (not my dog) had mange and was not being taken care of properly according to them. She is and has been fed daily. She is 10 years old and has a skin condition caused by food alergies. She has had food alergy problems in the past and her food is then changed until it causes problems. The local Animal Control officer visited and said she did not have mange, and was alert and moved well for her age. She was taken to a local vet for a Senior Check. She does not have mange and has a food alergy, with a recommendation made for a change in her diet again. The vet said her teeth are fine for her age. Again, these people are not welcome to come back.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.9%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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