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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Walla Walla Valley Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This is for people who GET IT. Open vistas and seclusion. Simplicity that brings our shoulders down. True REST in a manner that reminds us of what it really means to relax. When we visited Sedona we heard lots of talk about energy vortexes. Maybe Grape Hill is one of these? This special spot keeps altering perceptions...what a huge supply of positive charge. It can be really hard to leave Grape Hill even for fine restaurants and lovely wine seven minutes away. Try to book well in advance; we have to do that ourselves so we know we can stay!

Think of a secluded beach with mile upon mile of open views, all to yourself, then add rolling landscape and lots of cool things to do within minutes. Prepare for the inner artist & photographer inside you to come out and want to play.

The drive in to the center of Walla Walla is nothing. No bother at all to go wine tasting and then come home to change clothes and be right back in Walla Walla. Probably no more than going to your grocery store. The biggest difference is that you get to Grape Hill and everything slows down.

Here, you can hear silence, and then that silence is filled up with sounds you could have missed...a hawks wing, a tractor off in the hills miles away. You see the light as it changes constantly and watch the movement of the wind on the fields. There is Wi-Fi and TV and hawks and pheasants and deer on the hillsides.

So...stay upstairs in the king bed or downstairs in the queen, there are joys to discover in each. Great reading spots abound, plenty of places to set your wine glass.

The house is built with eight-inch framing and high insulation factors for green energy efficiency and passive heating/cooling. Except in high summer or winter months it is seldom necessary to turn on either heat or ac, but both are easily available. Winter months are especially gorgeous and the cold weather provides a perfect reason for enjoying the new fireplace!

After finishing building the initial housing structure late in 2007, we decided to occasionally rent and share this stunning beauty with others. It has gone a little wild, more than planned, but sharing the joy is good stuff.

(Please note that we love kids, but children and smoking inside are absolute no-goes. BTW...no discounted rents ever on first time rentals...please do not make offers. When you come back again, and you probably will, that's when we are happy to extend a hand.)

(One other note- vineyard and wheat farming will include the occasional planting or harvest activity. Our vineyard manager or farm manager will also be by occasionally to check on grapes and wheat.)

100 mile+ views changing constantly with the light and the weather. Grape Hill is custom and unique in every sense. Over the next several years, the house and farm will continue to evolve toward a long-term vision that continues to reinforce grace with this special landscape. Our first wine went into bottle in May, 2008. Big Table was built out in the fields. Call it our Grape Hill slice of Provence...

From miles out, Grape Hill fits in the landscape, a metal industrial agricultural building amongst the fields; perfectly normal sight set in the farm country. We didn't want to make the house the focus, not here at such a special spot.

Once inside, things change.

Think of a chic Tribeca loft or a San Francisco modern. Clean and minimalist, but warm and unpretentious, too. Polished concrete floors and 19 foot ceilings. Eight inch moldings. Two big baths with cherry vanities. A double-head granite shower upstairs in the big loft, an over-sized granite tub with shower downstairs. DVD players/LCD TVs with movie selections in both sleeping areas. A new TV in the living room for hanging out and enjoying a special movie. Cherry cabinets, granite and glass, stainless steel appliances and unique lighting arrangements...and who would guess it?

Views in every direction are framed by tall windows looking out to the Blue Mountains, Dry Creek, and hundred year old farmsteads in the valley below. You can spend hours on the patio or walking the fields day and night. Amazing stars and awesome sunsets. Bring your passion. You're in for something special.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have just returned from a weekend with dear friends in Walla Walla. We were attracted to Grape Hill by Mike and Sue's description, and by other guests' reviews. We were not disappointed. It is a unique property, with 360 degree views of soothing landscape. The formula is that of a winner...very busy folks drive 5 hours across the state and arrive at a sanctuary of rest and renewal. Restaurants and Wineries are in close proximity but neighbors are scarce. The rolling hillside provides a fine setting to dine in or out, given the notion. Thank you for your willingness to share your lovely home.
Apr 2010
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Mike & Sue

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Sue and I live on an old horse-breeding property in Bellevue. We raised three delightful kids there and now watch in awe as they are turning into young adults. Sue teaches elementary school, I sell property, write, and make wine. No plans for a winery, just great joy in bringing lovely flavors from the little vineyard.

Mike & Sue purchased this estate in 2003

I looked over land in the San Juans, in Kittatas County, and all over the NW for fifteen years. Nothing ever quite hit home. Sue and I came over to Walla Walla with our boys for a soccer tournament back in 1999. We decided between games to take a drive out to a new winery called Spring Valley where we met a winemaker named Devon and enjoyed the amazing wines that he was pulling out from barrels from his first vintage. After warming to wine and conversation, we drove around the Palouse and were awestruck by the rolling scenery. Three years and many trips later, we had still not found the right spot. So, Sue and the kids and I wrote letters to every land owner with at least fifty acres all around the special landscape we have come to love. One hundred and twenty five letters yielded nine responses, six telling us about rich family histories going back to the 1800s and declaring that they will never sell. Three considered selling, but only one determined to let me see the property. That one property was Grape Hill. I knew we wanted it the minute I saw these views. But there was much more to getting the OK than just writing a check. And that is another story!

At Grape Hill, optimism breaks past all the negative news and overcomplicated stuff we let into our lives. Shoulders come down, time slows down, art and poetry replace demands and we find ourselves phoning old friends. Wood fires and wine, sunsets and smiles replace tensions and revitalize our souls. This is a magical place, one of these rare places on the planet that open the senses and reward us for being alive. Over in Sedona they talk all the time about energy vortexes. Well, I don't know anything about that subject, but maybe Grape Hill has the properties about which they speak. We are so out there and away...but only five minutes from the city.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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100 WW Acres-100 Mile Views.7 Minutes & Light Years Away...
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UNBELIEVABLE

  • 5 of 5
Grape Hill was an amazing house and location. The house is wonderfully furnished and the kitchen has everything you need. With the views inside and outside you will want to stay home. THe house is only 1o minutes back to town. Great places to sit inside and outside. Ideal for a couple looking for some quite place to relax.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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100 WW Acres-100 Mile Views.7 Minutes & Light Years Away...
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SIMPLY WONDERFUL!

  • 5 of 5
Grape Hill was just the best place to unwind, relax, and recharge at the same time! It represents the very best of Walla Walla by placing you smack dab in the middle of unparalleled beauty and tranquility, all while providing the creature comforts of a luxury home. Even though downtown was mere minutes away, we chose instead to stay "home" for an entire day just watching the always-changing views and pretending that we actually lived there. It was hard to leave! Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise with us!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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HILLTOP SOLITUDE

  • 5 of 5
We are two, shall we say mature, couples who stayed for three nights in the first of May 2014. It's hard to add to anything that hasn't been already been said in other reviews, but here are a few things that stand out. First off the, the house is spacious, much larger than the it appears in the photos and very private. The site is interesting in that it's on the top of one of the Palouse hills so the views are simply, perfect in all directions. We laughingly called the views: Palouse porn, maybe because we would sit and stare at the changing shadows, colors and light all evening.
We are very interested in all things "food" and found the kitchen well appointed. Walla Walla has some interesting specialty markets as well as a great butcher and we were able to put together very memorable dinners at Grape Hill. If you were there in the warmer months and could set dinner at the long table outside, it would surely go down as one of "those" most memorable dinners of a lifetime.
Mike talks about the outside shower. Well, so do we, don't miss it. To commune with the Meadow Lark in the cool early morning with hot water streaming down; it's not to be missed.
Last, I think it's excellent value. The house itself is worth it and then when you add in the beautiful private setting with the outside seating and views it just gets better and better.
Bud and Joan, Edmonds WA
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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CAYUSE WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time the home is beautiful and views totally breath taking. Rooms really comfy and the kitchen well equipped with everything as we love to cook. It's close to wine tasting but the location gives such privacy and silence from the streets. We even took the time to enjoy the outside fire pit and watch the sunset......perfect. We recommend this home to anyone and the owners always willing and accommodating to questions. It's great for couples or families wide open space inside and out. We had a fantastic time and would for sure go back.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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INCREDIBLY RELAXING WEEKEND IN A BEAUTIFUL MODERN HOME AWAY FROM IT ALL!

  • 5 of 5
Grape Hill is exactly what the doctored ordered. Another couple, my girlfriend and I spent a recent weekend there. From the moment we first stepped into the house and on through the rest of the weekend, our expectations were completely blown away. This was the perfect weekend for relaxation with good company over food and wine; all away from the sounds of the city.

The home is absolutely gorgeous and inviting. It is decked out with everything you could need for an extended stay away from it all. The beds are comfy. The kitchen seemingly has it all. The sound systems are great and easy to use. And, from an ambiance perspective, at night, the warmth of the house is so incredibly romantic. We found ourselves on a number of occasions pointing out amenities in the home and commenting "well, when it comes time to build a home of our own that would be amazing to have in it!"

Walla Wall is a great destination as well. The wineries are well known. But it really is a perfect town for a weekend away.

The owners of Grape Hill are great people. They were able to quickly answer any questions we had and made sure to see that all was going well!

I'd be more than glad to come and stay here again and would recommend it in a heartbeat to friends looking for some place to stay!
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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SHAWNA

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 3 nights with another couple and loved the property. Just 10 minutes from town, but feels as if there is no one around. Very private and relaxing. I enjoyed sitting in the window seat every morning, drinking coffee, and enjoying the endless hills. The owners are extremely nice! I cant wait to go back.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Whitehouse-Crawford
"Beautiful setting and good food. Best spot for a good chat is right at the bar."
The Maple Counter Cafe
"German pancakes!"
Colville St Patisserie
"Superb. Lots of Whitman students and foodies for amazing pastries, gelatos, and lovely coffee."
The Green Lantern Tavern
"Beer, pizza, burgers, pool. Nice place to hang out and converse with a wide variety of Walla..."
Graze Catering
"Totally rocks for lunch!"
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
ALW
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
jimgermanbar or the Green Lantern or Octane
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Veterans Memorial or Wine Valley Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

More than 100 Wineries are within a short drive. For a really fun day of tasting you may even want to hire a limo. There are also several day spas nearby. Foodies can plan for real fun. We are happy to assist with our own reviews of local eateries.

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Walla Walla Valley Estate Rental Rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Discounts: 3 nights or more: $250 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Walla Walla Valley Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1625 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , toilet , All summer long, the outside shower is amazing.
    Bathroom 2 - shower , toilet , Double-heads.
  • Large Tub Downstairs, Granite and Glass Double-Head Shower Upstairs. The best experience of all, by far, is enjoying the outside shower!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) There is a new king size bed with memory foam mattress upstairs., Queen size Beds (1) There is a new queen size bed with memory foam mattress on the main floor., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A convertible bed is located in the upstairs den. Please plan to let us know beforehand to have the housekeeper make up this one.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • photography
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • snowboarding
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Inspiring views in all directions...wide open vistas. Photographers and painters should definitely bring along your tools and supplies. The sky and landscape is constantly changing and always inspiring. Bring your Ipod for use with the docking station.
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