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The Haven - Winter Rates - Walk Through Whitman to Main St.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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 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.



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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Sue Bicknell
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway 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:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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 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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Walla Walla House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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.
  • 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
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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The Haven - Winter Rates - Walk Through Whitman to Main St.
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 87 reviews
Paciific Northwest

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 of 5

Beautiful home in a nice area, close to Whitman, comfy, upstairs porch room really a nice add on.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tacoma, WA, USA

Beautiful home in a nice neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We felt right at home. Comfortable beds, clean rooms in a large house.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write the review and glad The Haven was a nice place for the family get-together. -Sue
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay for the five of us ladies attending our 40th Reunion at Whitman. We were a short walk from campus. The Haven was like home away from home. We spent lots of time hanging out in the spacious living room, cooking in the well equipped kitchen, enjoying meals in the dining room and even relaxing in the jacuzzi out back. Thank you Sue!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad The Haven was the perfect spot for your Whitman College reunion. When I met you it seemed like you were set to have a great weekend with fellow graduates. -Sue
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Such a great location and house. We went for a girls weekend and had a great time. The house is in a cute area with beautiful grounds within walking distance of downtown.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Stacy, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad The Haven worked well for your group. -Sue
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Could not get in

  • 1 of 5

We did not need the house on Friday night because our group number dropped. We went to check in Saturday night and there was just one key in the lock box. It opened the door handle but not the dead bolt. We have contacted the owner but have not heard back from her . So we did not use the home at all. We are hoping to see a refund since we did not use the home at all. We were disappointed and needed to keep everyone at the other home we rented. They won't need to clean it. We shouldn't have to pay for extra people and so on.

I also don't understand why the lock box can't be on the front door.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, I am so disappointed that you have left this unfair review. On Thursday, 9/21 you contacted me asking for help on obtaining a dinner reservation for 16 people on Saturday 9/23. After much effort, I found a 5pm spot at Whitehouse-Crawford and asked you for a confirmation. I did not receive a response from you. On Friday, 9/22 (the day you were to arrive), you said half of your group cancelled and you wanted me to try to re-book the house. Of course same day rebooking is nearly impossible for a vacation home, but I tried. On Saturday, 9/23 you left an email message that you could not get into the house, decided to only stay at the other one you rented, and wanted to discuss a partial refund. On Sunday, 9/24 I sent a message apologizing for the problem with the key (A comment I have never gotten in 10 years of business). I said it worked on the front door also. I asked why you hadn't contacted me (I live 2 miles from the house and according to my records received no phone call). I asked where you left the key and further wanted to discuss your situation. I never heard back from you! I would hope that anyone reading this "one star" review would see that I went above and beyond to try to find a large group reservation for dinner for these guests and rebook the house on the day of their arrival. Additionally, there are security reasons why I do not have a lockbox on my front door.
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Fantastic spot for drinks and nightly entertainment. Friendly, all ages, and eclectic crowd.
Bright's Candies
Watch chocolates being made in the window. Festive and fun. Sidewalk ice cream dining!
Wingman Birdz + Brewz
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $40 + 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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