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Clara's Cottage; an Affordable Victorian Wine Country Get-Away

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Walla Walla House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1.7 Baths, (Sleeps 4-10)

Clara's Cottage is a beautiful Historic 1901 Victorian home with all the modern conveniences located on a quiet residential street lined with large, old growth trees. It is an ideal setting for friends and family who want to wine taste in the world renown Walla Walla area, participate in one of the local University(s) events, or just stroll through the beautiful parks and quaint downtown areas located within walking distance from the home.

Clara's cottage has all the amenities to enjoy a relaxed in-home vacation or a place to rest, eat and sleep as you take in all the Walla Walla sites. The house is beautifully decorated with Victorian themed furniture and is beautifully landscaped with an English Garden.  It is 1 block from Pioneer Park, 10 blocks from Historic Downtown and multiple Wine Tasting Rooms.  Non-smoking. For additional Walla Walla information and events visit our friends at Vine and Roses Bed and Breakfast and go to the 'Discover Walla Walla' link.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Hi! We are Cal & Rebecca and our little Pomapoo Sasha. We have been married 38 yrs and have 2 grown kids, a boy and girl who are both married now. We are blessed and proud grandparents to 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson! We live in the Seattle, WA area and love being both empty nesters as well as grandparents! Cal is a teacher/philanthropist and Rebecca is a Critical Care/ER registered nurse. We enjoy traveling all over the world doing orphanage work in Uganda, Peru and Guatemala or just for fun in the sun like Aruba or Mexico. We hope you enjoy your vacation at Clara's cottage! OH and we LOVE wine, especially Walla Walla wines. Our favorites are Saviah and Kiona in the Red Mountain area.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Washington

We had visited Walla Walla for the first time in April 2006 for a friend's 50th birthday. We stayed in a VRBO vacation home and that's how it all started. We fell in love with Walla Walla, the climate, the community and especially the WINERIES! We wanted a place of our own as well as being able to share this experience with others.

The big maple trees, the historically old homes and the vast acres of vineyards are so relaxing and take you back in time to a peaceful and inviting place to relax.

We named Clara's Cottage after Rebecca's mom who passed away in 1996. Clara loved old Victorian homes, antiques and old trees. We have decorated the home in her taste, using some of her antiques and trinkets. We have also provided guests the 'Legend of Clara's Cottage' which is an intriguing history of Clara's Cottage . . . or what could have been its history.

What makes this house unique

As a guest, you will feel like you are back in time by the neighborhood that Clara's Cottage is in. The big park, Pioneer Park, is just 1 block away and is terrific for a stroll in the early morning or evening. Many wineries are within walking distance in the historical downtown area which has some amazing restaurants as well. You can curl up with a book in the living room, looking out at the beautiful gardens of Clara's Cottage or you can enjoy a good game of cards whether it is poker or a family game in the the family room. The best part of staying at Clara's Cottage is it is truly a 'home away from home' where you will want to return time and time again.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time! We enjoyed the tour of Kirkman home, went to the aviary (which is good they are improving), the Whitman lobby area, with a free wine taster at Browne’s. Also enjoyed Fort Walla Walla.

Also very nice that we did not have a ton of chores to accomplish prior to leaving. Some VRBO homes want laundry done, sweeping, vacuuming etc., . Also a nice touch that you provide robes and first day of coffee.

Thank you!
Oct 2015
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Clara's Cottage; an Affordable Victorian Wine Country Get-Away
average rating of 4.8 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Clara's Cottage for a 60th birthday celebration, and it was absolutely perfect! It was comfortable and roomy for our party of 5. We loved the location, as it was a short walk to restaurants and shops in the downtown area, but afforded a bit of exercise. Co-owner Cal was very helpful and prompt during the reservation process when we needed answers to questions.

I highly recommend Clara's Cottage to groups traveling to Walla Walla, and would definitely stay there again.

Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leura, NSW Australia

A Must

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Clara's Cottage for 5 days for our daughter's graduation and it was simply spectacular.

There is nothing missing for a family, group, or couples to have a marvellous holiday. There is so much room, the bedrooms are enormous, the beds are comfy, there are two living areas that can accomodate all situations. Cal has made sure that when you arrive it is like being in your own home, there are towels galore, extra blankets, enough plates and glasses to serve multitudes!

The garden is divine, and the outside area a wonderful place to sit and have a glass of wine in the late afternoon.

I can't recommend Clara's Cottage enough. You won't regret staying there.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

Great location and beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful birthday and college graduation weekend at Clara's Cottage. It was an ideal and roomy place for friends and family. We gathered for dinners and cook outs, and hung out in the backyard and on the porch. We also enjoyed using fresh herbs from the garden! The kitchen was well-stocked and the beds were very comfortable after long days.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy! Nothing makes me happier than to hear such good news!
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Tacoma, WA

We Loved Clara's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Clara's Cottage. The house is warm, comfortable and well appointed. We really enjoyed the personal touches in the house. It was perfect for our girls weekend in Walla Walla. The neighborhood and location near the park was lovely.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint & Reasonable

  • 3 of 5

Nice place and affordable for first time visit. Would definitly recommend to people going for the first time. Had all the amenities as described, great kitchen. Beautiful flower garden. Clean and maintained, everything was in working order. Great time was had by all, would definitly do again. Check out the Mill Creek Brewery, close and affordable. Also would highly highly recommend the Marc, Vineyard Lounge, try the Kobe Burger, best burger ever had, great staff and very helpful. As for wineries would highly recommend the South Region, Saviah and Zerba, great people and made the trip that much more enjoyable and trying new wines so much easier.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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CleEllum, WA

Thank you for opening you...

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for opening you rhome to us. We had a great time! Your cottage was perfect for our three couples. We all agreed we would pick your home again!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Clara's Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Pioneer Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Whitman University
Nearest Point of Interest
Historical Downtown
Nearest Point of Interest
St. Mary's Medical Center
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Airport & Wineries
Nearest Point of Interest
Saviah Cellers Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Zerba Winery

Over 125 Wineries and Wine Tasting venues, Known as "Napa 20 years ago". Colombia River Gorge is just 30 minutes away! Several golf courses in Walla Walla as well as antique and specialty shops. Blue mountains, just minutes outside Walla Walla, are an excellent place to hike, drive thru,

enjoy wildlife, fall foliage, etc. Fort Walla Walla Museum is an interesting venue to visit as is Pioneer Park and Aviary just one block from the house.


Rates & Availability

Walla Walla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring-Fall (1 to 4)
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee for 1 to 8 $99
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 10.9%

Prices shown are for Peak season, April thru October, 1 to 4 guests.
Special Events and Holiday rates;
$350 per night, 1 to 8 guests, 3 nights. The 3rd night can be either the Thursday night before or the Sunday night after the event.

Weekly and Monthly rates also available. Call for additional details.

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Walla Walla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs off kitchen w/ laundry & ironing
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , upstairs (both bathrooms have a hair blow dryer)
  • The upstairs bathroom has a tub/shower combination with extra towels and a blow dryer. We provide shampoo, conditioner and bath gel for your convenience. The downstairs bathroom has a shower, laundry (washer/dryer), toilet and ironing board w/ iron.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed , This is a downstairs option for those who may need it.
  • King size beds (1) Luxury White Iron Canopy Bed w/ 4' Memory Foam Mattress Top, Luxury Linens/Towels, Queen size Beds (3) Single Queen Bedroom w/ 2' Memory Foam Mattress Top,  Double Queen Bedroom w/ Pillow Top Mattresses, All Queen Beds are Victorian White Iron Beds, Luxury Linens/Towels
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
Bathrooms: 1 Full Bath, 3/4 Bath 1901 Victorian Home, English Garden, Casual and Fine Dinnerware, Antique Depression Glass

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