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100 Dreamy Acres.100 Mile Views. Night Skies.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,625 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Grape Hill is for people who GET IT. Nothing else around is like Grape Hill. Imagine a secluded beach with mile upon mile of panoramic views, now have it all to yourself, add cool interiors, a fine kitchen, and lots of great things to do within minutes. The inner artist & photographer & chef inside you will 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.

Rolling Palouse hillsides, open vistas, and seclusion. Simplicity to bring our shoulders down. True REST, the kind that recharges the batteries with JOY. This special spot keeps altering perceptions...such a huge supply of positive charge. When we visited Sedona we heard lots of talk about energy vortexes. Maybe Grape Hill is one of these?

It can be really hard to leave Grape Hill even for fine restaurants and lovely wine seven minutes away.

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 music 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 on automatic central systems. Winter months are especially gorgeous and the cold weather provides a perfect reason for enjoying the 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. They have no access for inside the house; you might catch a glimpse of them working.)

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. Bring new recipes to try. You're in for something special!

More Details

Owner
Mike & Sue
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Mike & Sue

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

Why Mike & Sue chose Washington

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!

What makes this estate unique

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.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Walla Walla in Walla Walla County

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1625 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , All summer long, the outside shower is amazing.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 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 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 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:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
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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100 Dreamy Acres.100 Mile Views. Night Skies.
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 75 reviews
5

Beautiful. Excellent escape from city life!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property with an absolutely gorgeous setting. Great escape from city life and amazing sunsets! Mike was incredibly accommodating, helpful and made us feel right at home. Quite the drive from Seattle and so I would recommend at least 3 nights, but beautiful regardless.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous setting. You want to see the stars they are here. Best place to enjoy breakfast and dinner

  • 5 of 5

When the setting commands, we eat in. No eatery in town can match the setting. You are by yourself with nature. Bring your good wine and food and set back and enjoy. We will be back as it was better than billed. Cheers

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and the property is just stunning. Worth the trip!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Magnificent

  • 5 of 5

We have been to this place before, it is truly magnificent. The absolute peace and quiet and breath taking views. As for the home itself and amenities, they have everything we needed as we like to cook and entertain friends. The rooms and comfy and everything is so open and inviting. The owner is always obliging and and prompt in his response. Great experience, totally recommend if you want to relax with that good bottle of wine.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing 360 Degree View & Lovely Great Room

  • 5 of 5

Our foursome really enjoyed our stay at Grape Hill. The place was very well appointed and comfortable. Mike was very helpful in introducing us to his home and the local area.

It is a wonderful place for two couples. We enjoyed relaxing in the great room and taking in the beautiful views. I was fun to stay in the countryside and Mike and Sue's rental is just a quick 4 mile drive into town.

It was hard to leave. Mike and Sue's place is so peaceful and beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay in Walla Walla

  • 5 of 5

Grape Hill is very special ! The house cleverly looks like a working outbuilding from the driveway so that your eye focuses on the awesome view which transcends a peacefulness . Inside, the house is beautifully designed with every comfort thought of and the views are spectacular. Well equipped and very comfortable in every way. We highly recommended it !

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant
"Beautiful setting and good food. Best spot for a good chat is right at the bar."
The Maple Counter Cafe
"German pancakes!"
Colville Street 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 Barpub
5 Miles
jimgermanbar or the Green Lantern or Octane
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Veterans Memorial or Wine Valley Golf Club
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Walla Walla, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring/Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£621
for 2 nights
From
£272
 
 
Fall/Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£466
for 2 nights
From
£194
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£621
for 2 nights
From
£272
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.68
Damage Deposit £155.36

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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