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Beauty, Comfort & Location (Downtown), Location (Whitman), Location (Parks)!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious, charming, art-filled 2 BR, 1 BA, Adjacent to Park, Walk Downtown.

What is the ART of vacation rental?

Starting with this question, we determined that for us it comes down to five words: Beauty. Comfort. And Location, Location, Location.

Location: One of the most walkable and lovely neighborhoods in Walla Walla, we are adjacent to Wildwood Park (the unofficial dog park) and four blocks and five blocks from Pioneer Park and Whitman College respectively. A casual stroll to downtown takes a little under 20 minutes. In spite of the central location, the house is very serene, something we always marvel at when we are in our Walla Walla getaway!

Beauty: Why stay at a vacation rental if it’s not at least as nice as your place? We can’t say you will prefer it to your own nest, but it’s been decorated to provide an artful view. The feeling is comfortable, without being too casual; touches of elegance abound but nothing is stuffy. And the eye-candy? Whether it’s the beauty of the art on the walls, the whimsy of some of the décor or simply the visually soothing colors, everywhere your eyes land will bring a smile to your face. That’s what we are shooting for.

Comfort: Into each life luxe touches must fall! We want you to be a little spoiled at My Walla Walla Getaway, including some of the pleasures of finer living: Egyptian and Supima high thread-count cotton sheets; a choice of soft to firm pillows on your bed; great shower pressure and a thirsty robe waiting for you afterward.

PLEASE NOTE: SPECIAL EVENT PRICING APPLIES IN SOME SITUATIONS. SEE "NOTES" ON RATES PAGE FOR DETAIL.

Amenities by Room (House has central A/C and heat.)

Living Room:

• Wood-burning fireplace, Queen size sofa bed, comfortable seating for six, original art, 55” HDTV with cable, DVD movies, music CDs and Bluetooth/USB port compatible sound bar for playing music from your device, landline phone, board games, library and a small gallery area to purchase gift items.

Dining Room

• Dining table seats six without leaves, eight with leaves; extra chairs available. Beautiful, new dinnerware and flatware. Schott Zwiesel Tritan Diva wine glasses.

Kitchen

• New stainless steel appliances; Gas stove.

• Fully stocked with cookware, essential small appliances (coffee maker and coffee grinder, blender, taster, microwave, rice steamer/slow cooker, hand mixer), utensils and serving dishes for eight.

• Assortment of basic cooking ingredients and condiments including flour, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cream substitute, ketchup, Dijon mustard and mayonnaise. And enough coffee beans and oatmeal for a couple of mornings.

Bedrooms:

• Lovingly and beautifully furnished, each inspired by our great love for animals! Each room is equipped with:

o New high end mattresses and box-springs

o Highest quality Supima or Egyptian cotton sheets and Cuddledown comforters

o Four high-end feather-down pillows ranging from soft to firm (synthetic poly pillows also available)

o Two robes

o Plenty of storage for clothing

o Luggage rack

o Ceiling fan (upstairs)

o One bedroom has a small writing desk (taken from an early 20th Century cruise ship!)

Downstairs suite features:

-Sofabed

-TV/DVD playr

- Fireplace

- Second bathroom

More detail:

• Mishka & Frodo’s Room (the Dog room) is the slightly more masculine of the two rooms, with dark chocolate espresso wood furniture. The walls are a soothing pale sage green which complements the lovely Pottery Barn bedding perfectly. Byron Birdsall’s iconic Northwest landscapes adorn the walls, along with some reminders that this room is aptly called “the dog lover’s room.”

• Minnie’s Room (the Cat room) is very Minnie-licious and a little more feminine feeling (fe-line!) Rich pecan wood furniture surround a plush bed dressed in Ralph Lauren. Gorgeous watercolors surround you, including cat prints by the talented Rachel Parker. A collection of cat books and a writing desk.

Upstairs Bathroom:

• Original Art Deco tile, hardware and toilet/bath are in excellent vintage condition.

• Great water pressure.

• African “Black Soap” -- a delightful product that can be used as body wash, shampoo and shaving cream, so you can travel with less products. Very low suds, but leaves you squeaky clean.

Backyard:

• Lovely Wildwood Park is our 'side yard'!

• Covered tile patio with four sturdy, comfortable wrought iron chairs and a coffee table.

Laundry Room:

• High efficiency washer and dryer

• Laundry detergent available

Parking:

• Private long driveway

NEW features available as of June 2015:

• Outdoor grill

• Picnic basket and supplies

More Details

Owner
Leticia Lopez (Whitman, '94)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Leticia Lopez (Whitman, '94)

I fell in love with Walla Walla while living here following my graduation from Whitman College. I was an 'older student' and moved here with my 12 year old son. It proved to be an idyllic setting for us. If Norman Rockwell had drawn a portrait of a young single mother/student with her boy, we might have been it! I worked, while a student, as a bilingual interpreter for a family planning clinic and also Child Protective Services. After graduating, I became the Teen Outreach Educator for Planned Parenthood and continued working for CPS, as a social worker. I loved my jobs and co-workers! I also volunteered for the City of Walla Walla on a Hispanic Advisory Committee and for the United Way. There was much good work to be done in Walla Walla and I loved this little town...BUT, it was tough to be single here and so I said to myself: get thee to a big city! But I never forgot the good feelings engendered by this “land of many waters” and so when I had the opportunity to do so, I purchased this property. I dreamed of having it be my vacation home, but the timing was wrong then and so it became a month to month rental. Now, after seven years, my dream has come into fruition and me and my family have a lovely place to land for weekend getaways. AND I get to share the place with you and do my best as the owner/property manager to give you the best experience you've had in a vacation rental. I truly intend to master the ART of Vacation Rentals!

Leticia Lopez (Whitman, '94) purchased this house in 2007

Why Leticia Lopez (Whitman, '94) chose South Central

Location. Location. Location. Our home is directly adjacent to a park, a few blocks from the wonderful,larger Pioneer Park (which was designed by the same architect as Central Park in NYC), mere blocks from Whitman, and a nice stroll into downtown. Moreover, it's simply a great well-built home. It was built by Henry Gross, who built many houses in the area during this time (1940), and this is the house that he built for himself. Not surprisingly, it has a lot of special touches and loads of character. And then there is also something less definable but the house, but everyone who is inside of it comments about it: it just has good jou-jou!

What makes this house unique

It's both centrally located and a serene getaway- this is something I am struck by every time I visit. And I love our art deco bathroom that has all its original fixtures! Having been spoiled by some very good vacation rental places as a traveler, I can no longer tolerate a generic or boring setting when I travel. What I've sought to create is an environment that stirs the heart and spirit and makes you feel good just to hang out in your Walla Walla Getaway.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“My Walla Walla Getaway” was a wonderful place to escape to for a week! The house is beautifully furnished and the owners haven’t neglected a single detail, from DVDs to board games to tape and scissors to fluffy robes. It’s comfortable, charming, and whimsical (don’t miss the curios in the “Kitsch-en.”) The house is only a few minutes’ walk to Whitman College and an easy stroll or bike ride to Main Street and its assortment of boutiques, restaurants, and tasting rooms. Pioneer Park is a few minutes away as well. Quiet and cozy, the house features two comfortable bedrooms with beautiful sleigh beds, an art-deco bathroom, a full dining room, and a kitchen with breakfast nook. The backyard has a sheltered patio and a view of the park next door. A washer/dryer, dishwasher, state-of-the-art TV/DVD player, and microwave complete the amenities. Whether you’re coming for a weekend of wine tasting and fine dining or a quiet retreat, you can’t go wrong with this sweet cottage!
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Amenities

Walla Walla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Provided for short-term stays: Hand soap, toilet paper, bath soap product provided designed for use as body soap, shampoo and shaving cream.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King can be set up as 2 twins instead
  • Each bedroom is furnished with a bed, a dresser, nightstands, reading lamps, ceiling fan (upstairs bedrooms; in addition to the Central A/C), bedside clock with USB port for your smart phone/etc and a luggage rack. Two bathrobes are provided in each bedroom for your use. Back bedroom has a small writing desk. Combination crib/playpen is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Infant friendly: we have very nice/gently used equipment: stroller, combination playpen/crib and a high chair.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beauty, Comfort & Location (Downtown), Location (Whitman), Location (Parks)!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
Seattle, WA USA
5

Cozy Luxury

  • 5 of 5

First time in Walla Walla and we definitely did it right. A tremendously cute and comfortable house located in a lovely neighborhood, next door to a beautiful park and an easy walk to downtown via the gorgeous Whitman College Campus. We parked the car on Thursday and left it there until our departure, walking to town and enjoying two days of wandering about the town's numerous winery tasting rooms. Friends came and joined us the second night and we all felt like we still had plenty of privacy while enjoying the convivial aspects of the living room and kitchen.

The owner's put a tremendous amount of thought into this place, and we found in almost every case that her placement of items was instinctive--you opened a drawer and there was what you needed.

We especially enjoyed the idiosyncratic charm of the "Kitsch-en," the fun "glamor" of the spacious tiled bathroom, the pleasingly themed bedrooms (dogs or cats, take your pick), the high quality of the kitchen appliances and utensils (yay gas range!) and the places to hang out on both front porch and back yard.

We now feel spoiled, and can't imagine returning to Walla Walla unless we can stay in a place this charming and comfortable again. I guess that means that we'll probably have to return here.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very roomie

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for a bachelorette party, there were ten ladies and there was plenty of room for everyone. The beds were comfy. The bathrooms were spacious. The kitchen wasn't huge, but plenty of room to cook a dinner for ten in. We had a great stay and owner was easy to contact.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

All the comforts of home in the heart of Walla Walla

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place to stay. We had 3 couples and 1 dog. Having a fresh bowl of water and some dog treats waiting for us was great after a long ride in from Seattle. Having 3 well appointed rooms including bathrobes made it feel like home. The kitchen had the cooking equipment we needed to make scones, eggs Benedict, coffee, tea and more. We also made good use of the grill for salmon, pork chops and steak. The fenced in yard was nice and private. The home is in a great neighborhood just a few minutes to downtown and the wineries. I will definitely be staying here on my next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

lovely

  • 5 of 5

This house was a lovely place to stay. It is clean and well laid out. It is very well located in a quiet neighborhood, and a short walk to the Whitman College campus and the downtown. We were a party of 10 people, adults and children, and we felt it was spacious and yet cozy.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Warm and welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our Christmas stay in this well appointed home. Original art work and "kitch-en" decor added to the sense of being in a home and not just a rented house.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Excellent and inexpensive

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of four! The owner was very responsive to our needs - we arrived extremely late at night due to airline issues and the code to the door didn't work. Fortunately for us, the owner's partner answered the phone and we the issue was resolved immediately - with two young kids in the car in below freezing weather, we couldn't have asked for more prompt assistance and were very grateful. The house was very comfortable and worked well for us, as we could shut doors to the living room and dining room, allowing the bedrooms to be extra quiet for anyone trying to sleep. The house was nice and warm in likely one of Walla Walla's coldest weeks, and all the appliances worked well!! The house was close to pretty much everything and right next to a park - essential with kids! The house was very reasonable in price and we will definitely rent here again. Thanks again for making our trip so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Unofficial dog park directly next door to house!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $300

EVENT RATES 2017

$350-$400/nightly AND a THREE NIGHT MINIMUM: Wine Releases, Festival Weekends, Whitman Reunion Weekends & College Graduation weekends; major holidays including: Easter, Memorial day, July 4, Labor Day.

FOR STAYS LONGER THAN 6 NIGHTS, PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT LONGER-TERM RATES.

TERMS

50% of rental fee upon reserving; remaining 50% due 30 days prior to stay along with deposit.
Security deposit returned within 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.