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The Haven - Whitman Neighborhood, Walk To Main St, Hot tub, Pet-Friendly

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Walla Walla House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8 in beds, max-10)

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 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 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 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.

Guest Cottage, Whitman College, Whitman College Lodging,

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Sue Bicknell
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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 Washington

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 or 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. One activity that our guests have really enjoyed is a private wine tasting at the house. 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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based on 37 traveler reviews

The Haven - Whitman Neighborhood, Walk To Main St, Hot tub, Pet-Friendly
average rating of 4.810811 based on 61 reviews

Very charming and comfortable house with lots of antique furnishings and many modern amenities

  • 5 of 5

Great place in the heart of Walla Walla neighborhood!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Don. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay in Walla Walla and at The Haven.
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Charming home with a front porch perfect for lounging and sharing time with friends.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and cozy home. Great for a group get-away with well-stocked kitchen and large yard. Selected for our college reunion as it is a short walk from Whitman College and provided a comfortable stay for all of us. Sue was very responsive to our questions and there was plenty of information about Walla Walla in the home to help those who hadn't been back in a few years. We were all very happy with our weekend at the Haven.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leigh Ann - Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I'm so glad you "Whitties" had a great stay. The town was alive with Whitman grads and it was quite a sight. I was delighted to host a party for the class of 2006. I saw that one of your guests left a "Theta" badge. My daughter Jenna is a past president and brought her two kids to the special party on Saturday. (Just had to share that...) Again, thank you for the review. -Sue
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Fantastic Fall Get-Away

  • 4 of 5

Just got back from a really enjoyable stay at The Haven. Lovely old house in quiet neighborhood, a 25 minute walk from downtown, and less to Whitman College. Everything was sparkly-clean, though we did have some sightings of tiny ants in the kitchen (I have had those at home and know how hard they are to get rid of!). Beds were very comfortable, showers were great, hot tub was an added plus (and crystal clear-clean). The kitchen is small, but quite adequate and well-appointed. It would be nice to have a dishwasher when one is on holiday, but for the 4 of us, washing dishes by hand was not a big burden. We loved having the grill to use for our steaks and newly-purchased Walla Walla cabs! I also appreciated having off-street parking. Our communication with Sue was clear and her response time was great. We would definitely recommend The Haven to others looking for a base in Walla Walla!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So glad you had a great time in Walla Walla!
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Charming and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay!!!!We enjoyed having wine and appetizers on the porch every evening!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Merriann!
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Cozy house for a weekend away

  • 5 of 5

This house provided a comfortable landing pad between vineyards, tasting rooms, restaurants, and cute shops. It has a comfortable front porch where we gathered to eat breakfast each day, nice backyard patio set with picnic table, bbq, and jacuzzi, and plenty of comfortable areas for our intimate party to convene and catch up. The place was clean and well kemp, the beds comfy, and the amenities plentiful. We were just a short drive to morning coffee shops, the farmer's market, and downtown Walla Wall. The owner was very communicative and provided a very helpful personalized list of local events, restaurants, and town attractions that helped to take the stress off of researching on my own. I would not only recommend the house to others, but also be happy to rent the place again for future visits to the town!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather - Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. So happy that you enjoyed your stay!
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Lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this home made our girls getaway perfect! It was peacful and quiet yet located close to downtown Walla Walla and a short drive to beautiful estate wineries. The backyard was perfect for visiting over a glass of wine and everyone was at home here.

I would love to come back and probably will!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Walla Walla House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.9%

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/$325 for 6/$350 for up to 8 people
Mid-Week special starts @ $225 / Winter Rates start @ $175
Event Weekends: $400 - 3 nt. min. / Whitman Graduation: $400 - 5 nt. min.

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Walla Walla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
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.

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