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Come to the James McCool House - Large, Luxurious & Fun!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, Pet Friendly: 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Experience the artful blend of historical elegance and modern convenience at the James McCool House in Walla Walla, WA. Originally built in 1895 by James McCool, son to a Walla Walla founding father, the home has served as the residence of some of the area’s most prominent figures over the past 100 years. In 2010, the home was completely and carefully restored. The large stately rooms, with soaring ceilings and wood accents, welcome you to a warm and inviting environment.

This 'pet friendly' guest home has approximately 3,000 square feet of living space, including 5 bedrooms (including 2 master suites) and 3.5 bathrooms and sleeps up to 12. There is 1 California King, 1 King, 2 Queen, and 2 Twin Beds. Additionally, there is a Queen sized pull-out couch in the family room. This guest home is wonderful for large groups, especially those that want more privacy than offered at a hotel or B & B.

Eat-in kitchen has brand new appliances and opens into the formal dining room, which seats up to 12. Slide open the original cedar pocket doors and connect the family room to the formal dining room. Outdoors, the private landscaped backyard is the perfect setting for a relaxed barbeque with friends and family. Enjoy a glass of wine on the wraparound porch, and the second floor master bedroom balcony is the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee. Further, to help kick off the celebration, a complementary bottle of wine will be waiting for you upon your arrival!!

Centrally located, The James McCool House is only one mile from downtown wineries, shops, weekend Farmer's Market and Whitman College. Short drive from Stateline wineries & airport tasting rooms. Visitors won't find a better value for a wine country guest home than The James McCool House in Walla Walla! (in the Walla Walla, Napa Valley and Sonoma wine country areas.)

Ideal for wine country getaways, family reunions, holiday gatherings, corporate retreats, golfing, hunting or to simply enjoy the wonderful town of Walla Walla.

Keywords: House, Home, Vacation Rental, Guest Home

More Details

Property Manager
Alexa Palmer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Alexa Palmer

Tracy and her brother Chris discovered this wonderful, but neglected home in 2005. Though the home was showing its age of more than 100 years, the home's underlying grand and proud features were clearly evident. Drawing on Tracy’s passion for historic homes, her talents as a designer, and inspired by their late grandmother, the next several years were spent painstakingly bringing the house back to its stately origins, while making sure it was equipped with all of the present day conveniences.

'Our motto throughout the restoration was ‘quality takes time’, and we think its effects can be seen in the details throughout the home. Welcome to our home and the fantastic town of Walla Walla, Washington! '

Alexa Palmer purchased this house in 2005

Guestbook comments from the manager

We love Walla Walla!! We had a fun time wine tasting and bachelorette-ing! Thank you!
Jan 2012
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Walla Walla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 10pm outside noise ordinance enforced
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs Master Bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs Hallway Half Bathroom - toilet and sink.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Hall Full Bathroom - Clawfoot Tub/shower combo.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Updstairs Master Bathroom - full bath with shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs Master Bedroom, with full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs queen bedroom. Adjacent to half bath in hall.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs Master Bedroom with Cal King Bed & private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs Queen Bedroom, adjacent to hall bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs Twin Bedroom w/2 twin beds, adjacent to hall bath.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Convertible Queen sleeper sofa in living room downstairs.
  • King size beds (2) King bed in downstair's Master Suite; California King bed in upstair's Master Suite., Queen size Beds (2) plus, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa sleeper in living / tv room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.7540984 based on 86 reviews

great house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, the house was great. Kitchen was well stocked, bedrooms and bathrooms are very nice. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented the James McCool house for a wine country weekend with 3 other couples. It was perfect. Comfortable for all. The hosts seemed to have anticipated all our needs. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend with friends @ James McCool

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 5 couples stay at the James McCool house over Labor Day weekend and had a wonderful time. Easy walk to the downtown tasting rooms and restaurants. Clean and well stocked.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient spot for a wine weekend

  • 5 of 5

Despite being on a pretty busy intersection, this was the perfect launching pad for a weekend in Walla Walla. Big house with character, walking distance to town. Also generous parking lot!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large Comfortable Home

  • 4 of 5

I rented the house with 7 family members for a girls weekend. The house is very spacious with large bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen was equipped with almost every appliance and gadget anyone would need. We enjoyed the large wrap around porch that provided lots of shade. I was a little disappointed that the back yard patio area wasn't larger. We did have drinks on the patio one evening and that was fine. The house is in a great location making it easy to walk back and forth to town for the farmers market and wine tasting. I would recommend this to any large group wanting to stay in Walla Walla.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home in a great location. A historic home with unique antiques and many immenities. Perfect rental

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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The James McCool House is located close to downtown Walla Walla, Washington. Enjoy ArtWalk, shopping on Main Street, visiting the numerous tasting rooms downtown and eating at the many gourmet restaurants. Enjoy a Shakespeare play at the newly renovated Power House Theatre or catch one of the numerous bands playing at downtown venues.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Cancellation Policy:
A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to scheduled arrival date will be issued a refund, less a 5% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within sixty (60) days of scheduled arrival date will be entitled to a refund for all days reserved (less a 5% cancellation fee) only if we can re-book the property for the same dates at the same rates. If we are unable to re-book the property for the same dates at the same rates, no refund will be issued. Early departures do not warrant any refunds.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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