About the property
- House1900 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
Private House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8 in beds)
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 is a licensed vacation rental in the City of Walla Walla and abides by all regulations.
The Haven was set up in 2006 specifically as a nightly rental. It is a distinctive comfortable place for family and friends - perfect for those that drink fine wine, handcrafted beer, and specialty cocktails. Relax and enjoy the patio with Jacuzzi hot tub - perfect for sunning and lounging in your private backyard.
This well-maintained and updated (3 plus 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 Pioneer Park or Main Street for the Farmer's Market. 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 phone or 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 herb 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 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.
Check out Haven Walla Walla on Facebook for information about activities and events.
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.
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About Sue Bicknell
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! -Sue Bicknell
Sue Bicknell purchased this House in 2006
Why Sue Bicknell 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 and ride bicycles.
What makes this House unique
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. 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.
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Beautiful home in a nice area, close to Whitman, comfy, upstairs porch room really a nice add on.
Thank you Rhonda. So glad you enjoyed your stay!
Beautiful home in a nice neighborhood
We felt right at home. Comfortable beds, clean rooms in a large house.
Thanks for taking the time to write the review and glad The Haven was a nice place for the family get-together.
Such a great location and house. We went for a girls weekend and had a great time. The house is in a cute area with beautiful grounds within walking distance of downtown.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad The Haven worked well for your group.
Home away from home
This was the perfect place to stay for the five of us ladies attending our 40th Reunion at Whitman. We were a short walk from campus. The Haven was like home away from home. We spent lots of time hanging out in the spacious living room, cooking in the well equipped kitchen, enjoying meals in the dining room and even relaxing in the jacuzzi out back. Thank you Sue!
So glad The Haven was the perfect spot for your Whitman College reunion. When I met you it seemed like you were set to have a great weekend with fellow graduates.
Could not get in
We did not need the house on Friday night because our group number dropped. We went to check in Saturday night and there was just one key in the lock box. It opened the door handle but not the dead bolt. We have contacted the owner but have not heard back from her . So we did not use the home at all. We are hoping to see a refund since we did not use the home at all. We were disappointed and needed to keep everyone at the other home we rented. They won't need to clean it. We shouldn't have to pay for extra people and so on.
I also don't understand why the lock box can't be on the front door.
I am so disappointed that you have left this unfair review. On Thursday, 9/21 you contacted me asking for help on obtaining a dinner reservation for 16 people on Saturday 9/23. After much effort, I found a 5pm spot at Whitehouse-Crawford and asked you for a confirmation. I did not receive a response from you. On Friday, 9/22 (the day you were to arrive), you said half of your group cancelled and you wanted me to try to re-book the house. Of course same day rebooking is nearly impossible for a vacation home, but I tried. On Saturday, 9/23 you left an email message that you could not get into the house, decided to only stay at the other one you rented, and wanted to discuss a partial refund. On Sunday, 9/24 I sent a message apologizing for the problem with the key (A comment I have never gotten in 10 years of business). I said it worked on the front door also. I asked why you hadn't contacted me (I live 2 miles from the house and according to my records received no phone call). I asked where you left the key and further wanted to discuss your situation. I never heard back from you!
I would hope that anyone reading this "one star" review would see that I went above and beyond to try to find a large group reservation for dinner for these guests and rebook the house on the day of their arrival. Additionally, there are security reasons why I do not have a lockbox on my front door.
Beautiful home wonderful stay!!
Wonderful stay for the 4 of us and 3 little dogs. The dogs loved all the parks! We loved all the wine tasting. Gorgeous comfy home to come back to each day. Thanks!
Melissa, So glad your group enjoyed yourselves at The Haven!
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. Check out Haven Walla Walla on Facebook for activity and event information.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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. Additional guests $15 per night Mid-Week special starts @ $225 / Winter Rates start @ $175 Event Weekends: $400 - 3 nt. min. / Whitman Graduation: $400 - 5 nt. min.