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Four Levels of Luxury in the Middle of Nature

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Front View Side View Grand Staircase Breakfast Bar Up dated Kitchen with gas range and granite counters O'Donnell's Pub O'Donnell's Pub Wet Bar The 19th Hole with bar Dining Room Eagle's Nest Master Bedroom Master Bathroom Bedroom #2 bedroom #3 Twin bedroom #4 Each Bedroom suite has a screened in Porch Bedroom #5 Day Bed Pergola Game Room Utility Room Futon Hot tub Fire Pit

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Last updated: 04/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Galena house description

Located just off the 10 hole of the general golf course this home has a presence. Designed for entertaining and enjoying the wooded surrounds. The panoramic views from our 6 decks are spectacular. Our 5-bedroom suites include a private bath as well as a furnished screened in lanai for privacy. The fully equip kitchen will allow you to create the perfect feast. Relax and enjoy the hot tub or celebrate that special occasion at our in-house pub. This is a home where memories are made.


The View: This amazing 5,800 square foot home with wooded grounds is the perfect setting for large family and friend gathering. Watch the eagles soar above the rolling green hills from one of our six back decks. Toast the occasion in the comforts of our in-house pub, relax in the hot tub after a round of golf or count the endless stars at night by the fire pit.

Property Type

  • House
  • 5800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

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          • All bedrooms have private bathrooms, 3 have jetted tubs. Each bedroom has it's own screened in lanai finished with tables and chairs. Lower level includes a futon. Gas fireplace in Master Bedroom and dinning room....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • The pub is equipped with a Juke Box and Popcorn Maker. Game room has a Pool table and Dart board. Gas fireplace in Dining room and Master Bedroom. Wood burning fire pit on slate patio....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Game Room
              • Games For Kids
              • Pool Table
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Theme

                  • Away From It All

                  Car

                      • Necessary

                      Attractions

                      • Autumn Foliage
                      • Churches
                      • Forests
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Water Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Winery Tours

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding

                      local services and businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Fitness Center

                      Location Type

                          • Resort

                          sports and adventure activities

                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Skiing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Ice Skating

                          Arrival Day

                              • Flexible

                              catering options

                                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                                  Dining

                                      • Dining Area

                                      forms of payment

                                          • Accept Credit Card

                                          General

                                          • Iron & Board
                                          • PC
                                          • Wireless Internet
                                          • Computer Available
                                          • Parking Off Street
                                          • Telephone
                                          • Air Conditioning
                                          • Heating
                                          • Linens Provided
                                          • Alarm Clock
                                          • Ceiling Fans
                                          • Hair Dryer
                                          • Laundry Soap
                                          • Paper Towels
                                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                                          • Shampoo
                                          • Basic Soaps
                                          • Toilet Paper
                                          • Internet
                                          • Towels Provided
                                          • Parking
                                          • Garage
                                          • Washing Machine
                                          • Clothes Dryer
                                          • Fireplace

                                          Kitchen

                                          • Grill
                                          • 4 Ring Stove
                                          • Blender
                                          • Ice Maker
                                          • Stove
                                          • Dishwasher
                                          • Refrigerator
                                          • Oven
                                          • Microwave
                                          • Cooking Utensils
                                          • Coffee Maker
                                          • Toaster

                                          Outside

                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                          • Patio
                                          • Porch / Veranda
                                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Terrace
                                          • Balcony
                                          • Barbecue
                                          • Wood Deck
                                          • Outdoor Grill Gas

                                          Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                          • Jacuzzi
                                          • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                          • Hot Tub
                                           

                                          Reviews

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                                          • Pefect place to stay!

                                            Pefect place to stay!

                                            • Guest Kristine H (McHenry, Il)
                                            • Date of stay 05/28/09
                                            • Review Submitted 11/08/09
                                            This house is amazing! The house is decorated beautifully, clean and in a quiet location with breathtaking views. We got married at this house. It was the perfect location for a very important day. The master bedroom made the perfect bridal suite with all large mirrors, furniture and mini fridge for our mimosa's. All the men joined at the bar and in the game room. We had our ceremony outside on the garden terrace (the view made an amazing back drop) and the reception was inside. Our guests had a wonderful time admirring the views, drinking and dancing in O'Donnells pub and just relaxing with good conversation on the many decks. We had our immediate family stay with us at the house for the entire weekend. It was so relaxing and intimate, Our Friday night rehersal was a cook out at the house, We have so many cherished memories from the entire weekend. If I had it to do over again...I would just add a few more days to our trip. I would highley reccomend this house for important events and gatherings. This house is a one stop shop for special occassions! I would be happy to share pictures with anyone considering doing any kind of event similar to ours at this house.

                                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers.

                                            Owner response: Congratulations to the bride and groom on your marriage and we are glad we were able to add to your special day. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 18/18

                                          • Amazing House! Great Owners! Great Location!

                                            Amazing House! Great Owners! Great Location!

                                            • Guest Michael F.
                                            • Date of stay 01/08/14
                                            • Review Submitted 01/16/14
                                            This house is absolutley amazing in every way....from the house always being in fantastic condition, to the owners always being so friendly, flexible, and easy to work and book with! My family/friends and I have been renting cottages up in Galena for the past 10 years or so, and for the past 5 of those years we have rented this particular house. The house is always extremely clean and well-taken care of when we arrive, it has everything you can ever possibly look for in a winter cottage; from the pub room, to the hot tub outside, the beautiful views from the loft, to the gorgeous loft area and master bedroom upstairs. We always rent this house because it is exactly what we are looking for. It provides us an avenue to get away from the everday stresses of life and allows us an opportunity to all get together, spend quality time with eachother, and relax. Not to mention downtown Galena is a short drive away as is Chestbut Mountatin. This house has provided us with so many great memories throughout the years and we are so grateful to the owners for allowing us to rent it year in and year out. They truly provide an excellent house and great customer service. They always remember you when you come back and you can really tell they care about their renters. I would HIGHLY recommend this house to anyone looking for a Galena getaway!! 5+ stars!! It's absolutley amazing and everything you can ask for. You think it looks great in the pictures...wait until you see it in person...even better!! -Mike (5 year renter /10 total) - Jan 8-12th, 2014

                                            Owner response: We look forward to your return next year. We are happy to share our home and hope that people enjoy it as much as we do. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                          • Great For Big Groups

                                            Great For Big Groups

                                            • Guest Tim (Chicago, IL USA)
                                            • Date of stay 12/22/12
                                            • Review Submitted 12/27/12
                                            This place was excellent! My family and I stayed here over Christmas and the owner was nice enough to set up a tree for us. The description provided was accurate, the place was very clean and the rate was quite reasonable. I would certainly recommend this to a friend.

                                            Owner response: Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. The tree has become a tradition that the our whole family takes part in. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                          • Perfect house

                                            Perfect house

                                            • Guest Jon L. (Chicago, Illinois)
                                            • Date of stay 02/10/12
                                            • Review Submitted 02/19/12
                                            Perfect house for a winter ski weekend with friends. Beautiful kitchen attached to awesome bar area with a great juke box. House is unique and comfortable. Easy to access main roads and head to town/skiing. Owners were great and very easy to work with. Might even have to come back this summer!!

                                            Owner response: We are happy to hear you had a geat time. Come back and see us anytime. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                                          • Christmas in Galena Territory

                                            Christmas in Galena Territory

                                            • Guest Jim D.
                                            • Date of stay 12/16/11
                                            • Review Submitted 12/19/11
                                            Once again, the home in the Galena Territories provided many Christmas memories that will be remembered for years. Mother Nature even contributed with an unpredicted couple of inches of snow on our "Christmas Eve" experience. The drieway and steps were cleared first thing the next morning, so we had no inconvenience from the snow. The hill next to the house made for ideal sledding for the grandkids. To say that this vacation home is perfect in every way would be an understatement. Looking out over the wooded area in the morning we caught glimpses of deer, rabbits, squirrels and even a lone coyote. One of the grandkids was given a camera for Christmas, which got a real workout almost immediately it. It is hard to put in words how fantastic the inside of this home is. Nothing is left to the imagination. It has it all, from the enormous bedroom suite upstairs to the hot tub on the deck.. This home is clean,easy to find and has amenities that make any vacation a memorable experience. The many decks give fantastic views of the woods and golf course. There is even a game room down a hallway that can be enjoyed without noise carrying throughout the rest of the home. I would definately recommend this home to anyone. My grandkids, as well as their parents and great grandmother all agree with me on this. We had a wonderful Christmas weekend.

                                            Owner response: We are happy that we have been able to be part of your Christmas experience in such a positive way. We had nothing to do with the dusting of snow but will gladly take credit for it. The wild life in the Territories is spectacular and the best time to get a gimps of it is during the winter months. We never tire of it! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                                          • FABULOUS

                                            FABULOUS

                                            • Guest Teresa G.
                                            • Date of stay 10/28/11
                                            • Review Submitted 11/09/11
                                            FABULOUS! Great, user friendly and beautiful home. The trip was easy from start to finish. This home contributed to memories for our children and grandchildren that were above and beyond our expectations. Home is very well equipped especially the kitchen. No need to drag along your big casserole dish to make your favorite breakfast....it's there (yes! I brought mine along with other items that I did not need because the home was so well stocked). Love! Love! Love! this place for any occasion or to just get away from the hustle bustle. Our family will be making efforts to make an annual visit.

                                            Owner response: We were happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Since we have a large family ourselves it was not hard to think big when we stocked the kitchen. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                                          • Very pleased - and we will be back.

                                            Very pleased - and we will be back.

                                            • Guest Wendy H.
                                            • Date of stay 06/10/11
                                            • Review Submitted 08/12/11
                                            We stayed at this property with a group of friends for my husband's birthday. I can't say enough good things about the property itself, the cleanliness, the location and all the amenities. Every single person in the group we were with is planning on staying there again. The owners were great to work with and made our stay very enjoyable. THANK YOU!!!

                                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with teenagers.

                                            Owner response: I have shared your review with our caretakers. They work very hard to make our home shine. We do hope you come again and count on repeat guest. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                                          • This house is amazing!!

                                            This house is amazing!!

                                            • Guest Lauretta W.
                                            • Date of stay 05/25/11
                                            • Review Submitted 06/28/11
                                            I'm from California and last fall I flew to Wisconsin in search for a home to have a family reunion and celebration for my Son and Daughter n Law. They got married in Vegas and our side of the family lives in Wisconsin and Illinois. It made travel so easy for everyone..Nine family members stayed in the home and some made it a day trip and others stayed in hotels. We stayed in this beautiful home for 5 day and loved every moment. The home is decorated beautiful, clean and the views from every deck were amazing. The Jute Box was a hit with tons of great music. On Saturday our guest came and we had food catered from Vinney's in Galena who has the best Italian food. The owners of this home were wonderful to work with and made everything so easy. All our quests said," it was by far the best party they ever attended" If you are looking for lots of space, beautiful views and a beautiful home check this one out. I want to thank Joyce the owner for sharing her beautiful home with all of us. All the memories will be cherished forever. Thank You Thank You. Lauretta

                                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

                                            Owner response: Lauretta; I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Each year we upgrade and replace to make sure this home meets high standards. It is a long way from California and I am happy that our home met your expectations. Congrats to your Son and Daughter-in-law. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                          • Great House/Owner

                                            Great House/Owner

                                            • Guest tuparker (Chicago)
                                            • Date of stay 01/21/11
                                            • Review Submitted 01/25/11
                                            My wife and I, along with a group of our friends - mix of couples and singles- stayed at this home on a ski weekend trip in Jan 2010. Everyone who got to the house was amazed by its size and how nice it was. The owners were extremely easy to work with and the process as a whole went very smoothly. One of our main concerns was the hot tub and when we got there, it was on and ready to accomodate us - I do not think more than 4 were ever in at one time though, would get pretty tight above that number. I only have 2 knocks on the house - hot water and garbage. My wife and I stayed in the master bedroom and the bathroom up there is very beautiful...unfortunately though when we tried to take advantage of the great tub, we were able to fill it about 1/3 full before we were completely out of hot water...doh! The next morning I attempted to shower, and then I was also greeted by only cold water (i have no idea if other people at the time were all showering as well). No other guests seemed to have an issue with the hot water so I am not sure if it was only something to do with the master bath. The other knock is the garbage situation. There is no garbage pickup which is clearly stated by the owner prior to renting but you would think there is a dumpster right nearby to dump at...there is not. The public dumping site is a few miles away, about an 8 min drive one way. We had a full house and over the course of 2 days there we accumulated a good amount of garbage, so it took us multiple trips...and each trip took about 15-20 mins overall so keep that in mind when you're getting ready to do cleanup. Overall though, I'd definitely recommend staying here!

                                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                                            Owner response: I am sorry about the hot water problem. We have 3 hot water tanks in that home and the one that services to upper level is new. I will have someone check it and could have had someone out there if you had contacted us. I include our number for any problems that do arise. We were available this weekend and did not hear from you. As for the garbage, it is pretty much out of my control. The Galena Territory Association is the boss of the dumpsters and I doubt they will plant one anytime soon closer to the home. I will however, mention it to the governing board. Thank you for brining the water situation to my attention and taking the time to write a review.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                          • Beautiful property

                                            Beautiful property

                                            • Guest Chi Town Al (Chicago)
                                            • Date of stay 12/29/10
                                            • Review Submitted 01/11/11
                                            This is an ideal house for any group of friends or family members that want a place to stay for a few days that has everything you could ever need. This house has an enormous kitchen that is ready to be used, large dining room table, on site laundry, a bathroom for every bedroom, a pub (complete with popcorn machine, flatscreen tv, glassware, small fridge, and 2 tables suitable for card playing or hanging out), a hot tub, indoor fireplaces & an outdoor fireplace, 2 grills, lots of porches for lounging, a desktop computer & WIFI throughout the house, and some great reading nooks. The views from the various porches of the house are spectacular. You can see miles from the top floor. The house is very neatly kept and is in fantastic condition compared to other house rentals I have previously been in. All anyone would need to stay here is some food, clothes, DVDs in case you want to watch some movies, and a willingness to relax. This property is only 5-10 minutes away from downtown Galena and local shopping, which is convenient. All of my friends and family that joined me had a wonderful time to say the least. I can't wait to stay here again!

                                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                                            Owner response: Your input is important to us as it helps to make the important decisions when it comes to updates and the care of our home. Glad to here you enjoyed yourselves. We want our guest to return and they only come back if a great time was had. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

                                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                           
                                          Rental basis: Per property
                                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                          Base Rate
                                          2 night min stay
                                          $569
                                          spring
                                          Mar 1 - May 22
                                          2 night min stay
                                          $569
                                          summer
                                          May 23 - Oct 30
                                          2 night min stay
                                          $669
                                          Winter
                                          Feb 2 - Feb 28
                                          2 night min stay
                                          $669

                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                          Additional Fees and Taxes:

                                          11% Illinois Tax

                                          Cleaning deposit required.


                                          Notes:

                                          Rent 3 nights and the 4th is free!

                                          Must be 26 years old to reserve this home.

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                                          All reservations require verbal communication between Ed or Joyce O'Donnell.

                                          Deposit due at the time of booking

                                          Balance is due 2 weeks prior to your arrival.


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                                          Photos

                                          • Front View

                                            Front View

                                          • Grand Staircase

                                            Grand Staircase

                                          • Up dated Kitchen with gas range and granite counters

                                            Up dated Kitchen with gas range and granite counters

                                          • O'Donnell's Pub Wet Bar

                                            O'Donnell's Pub Wet Bar

                                          • Dining Room

                                            Dining Room

                                          • Master Bedroom

                                            Master Bedroom

                                          • Bedroom #2

                                            Bedroom #2

                                          • Twin bedroom #4

                                            Twin bedroom #4

                                          • Bedroom #5

                                            Bedroom #5

                                          • Pergola

                                            Pergola

                                          • Utility Room

                                            Utility Room

                                          • Hot tub

                                            Hot tub

                                          • Side View

                                            Side View

                                          • Breakfast Bar

                                            Breakfast Bar

                                          • O'Donnell's Pub

                                            O'Donnell's Pub

                                          • The 19th Hole with bar

                                            The 19th Hole with bar

                                          • Eagle's Nest

                                            Eagle's Nest

                                          • Master Bathroom

                                            Master Bathroom

                                          • bedroom #3

                                            bedroom #3

                                          • Each Bedroom suite has a screened in Porch

                                            Each Bedroom suite has a screened in Porch

                                          • Day Bed

                                            Day Bed

                                          • Game Room

                                            Game Room

                                          • Futon

                                            Futon

                                          • Fire Pit

                                            Fire Pit

                                          $569 - $669 per night (USD)
                                          12

                                          5 Bedroom / 5.5+ Bathroom
                                          Sleeps 12

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                                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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