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The Haven - Hot Tub, Pets, Walk Through Whitman College to Main Street

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

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GUEST COMMENTS

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,

More Details

Owner
Sue Bicknell
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love this house - thanks for making our 4th & last {Whitman} family weekend so special. Look forward to visiting in May!
Oct 2011
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Amenities

Walla Walla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Sunroom - 1 double
  • King size bed in Master suite #1 with full bath and tree-top sunroom with Full-size bed. Queen size Bed in bedroom #2. Two Twin beds in bedroom #3.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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, Seasonal herb garden, Piano, 52' HDTV, Cable, Wireless Internet, Current DVD's and many board games.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.7605634 based on 95 reviews
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5

Lovely Home Well Appointed

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Haven. All of the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. It was winter and everything was snow covered but we were quite cozy. We have already booked again for spring, so will get to enjoy the gardens and outdoor areas next time!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kimberly, So glad your group braved the elements and headed to Walla Walla for a snowy weekend. Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review. Hoping for a beautiful spring for your next visit! -Sue
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5

Beautiful home in quite neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at this clean conveniently located home in Walla Walla. Nicely appointed with all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable. Walla Walla is is charming community with excellent food, winery’s and other activities to keep busy. Or just relaxing on the front porch. Thank you for making our stay a great experience 🙂?

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leonard, Thank you for writing the kind review. So glad your group enjoyed The Haven for your stay in Walla Walla. -Sue
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5

Lovely, clean home full of charm and close to town

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Haven in Walla Walla. Communication with Sue was effortless, we had all the information we needed, and I was extra thankful she accommodated our dates above and beyond anything I could have expected. The home was spotless and the hot tub was crystal clean. We loved the charm of the home and neighborhood, and especially enjoyed being able to walk to town. We would love to return and stay at The Haven again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed The Haven. Thank you so much for the review. - Sue
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Good location, great front porch

  • 3 of 5

It's so nice to be able to walk downtown! The front porch was a great hang out space. The kitchen is small and not as functional with some of the counter tops being above average height. The back yard is lovely, but the path to the carport is fairly overgrown. When we were there the bees were working some flowering vines found both by the back gate to the carport and the back porch (where the lockbox is) very heavily. (Luckily, none of our party has a bee allergy.) There was also an issue with sugar ants that the manager assured me had been address, but there were both all over the kitchen counters and the two upstairs bathrooms. The house is cute and in a good locations, but it is also a little funky as it is an older home, and there are some upkeep/maintenance issues to be prepared for.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The Haven is undergoing a major remodel this fall so in anticipation for new construction some maintenance has been deferred. Again, thank you for the review and hope you enjoyed your stay in Walla Walla. -Sue
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5

Fun girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great trip as always! Second time staying here and the home still has the Victorian charm I remember from the last trip. Sounds like the owner will be doing some updates soon as well which I think will be great.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Check back next Spring after our remodel. -Sue
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5

Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, plenty of space and close to everything. Sue was responsive and great to work with.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruce, So glad your group had a great time at The Haven!
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Walla Walla Regional
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Green Lantern
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Wine Valley Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mill Creek Brew Pub
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Blue Mountain
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Snake River
Nearest Point of Interest
Whitman College
Nearest Point of Interest
Pioneer Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmer's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Wildwood Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Tony's Sub Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Wine Tasting
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway Market

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $40

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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