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Exceptional Golf Villa in Relaxing Galena Territory

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View of living room, the updated sectional faces the fireplace and the 42 in. tv

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This townhome is located in The Galena Territory on the 10th hole of the South Course. Golf right outside your door, and when you're finished...walk home. The home has one bedroom and one attached bathroom on each floor, and has been updated to create a relaxing, cozy retreat. This home has been wonderfully popular with 'girlfriend getaways', golfers, and families as well. The home has a wine cabinet with wine glasses, as well as martini and champagne glasses. Sit around the fireplace and enjoy your time together. We've made it as comfortable as we could with all of the amenities from home. Details like comfortable beds, appealing and updated décor, and cleanliness are important to us. Our kitchen has solid surface countertops and stainless steel appliances, and our cabinets are full of matching dinnerware. We've taken the time to ensure that you will feel at home in our townhome.

The town of Galena is a charming spot that holds dear to its historic roots yet engages and enjoys modern conveniences and modern living. On the banks of the Galena River, this town offers visitors a wealth of activities suitable for many different styles. Try wine tasting at Galena Cellars, or flights of Galena's own craft beer at The Galena Brewery. This town keeps up with the times, yet holds its quaint feel with the small original storefronts and cobble stone streets surrounding buildings that are hundreds of years old.

For our winter guests that enjoy skiing and snowboarding, Chestnut Mountain Resort is only a 20 minute drive from this home, try www.chestnutmtn.com for updated information on the slopes today. This resort boasts 19 ski runs and the largest all-terrain park in the Midwest. Ski or snowboard there, then enjoy your evenings in the townhome by the fireplace, watching the 42” plasma TV, and sleeping soundly on the luxurious linens and the pillow top mattresses. Don't forget the Owners Club's new indoor pool is open year round, as well as the fitness center. The South Course is also home to a Winter Wonderland Nordic Center, in which cross country skiing, downhill sledding, and an ice skating pond are offered. Rental equipment is available for a small fee and the Nordic Center is with in walking distance of this home. Even if you don't participate, it's a beautiful scene. Grab some hot chocolate and take a stroll to watch!

When spring is in the air....hiking and cycling are enjoyed by residents and visitors with endless trails to experience and places to see. The Bueler Reserve holds a world of butterflies and birds while hiking its beginner trails, and the Galena River Trail is a 3.5 mile trip for cycling and hiking, which affords a heart stopping view of the river and the Caspar Bluff land and Water Reserve which commands unparalleled views of the Mississippi River. Rental bicycles are available in town at Fever River Outfitters, located on the left side of Main St. just before the doors to town. We also have some outdoor games in the hall closet at the townhome to simply enjoy the deck, BBQ, and the backyard.

Shenandoah Riding Center, located The Galena Territory, is open all year, offering guided horseback rides through the woods and meadows in the Galena Territory. Check them out at www.theshenandoahridingcenter.com. Take in breathtaking views of Jo Daviess County and the Galena countryside while drifting on a hot air balloon 4,000 feet above the ground. Galena on the Fly takes groups of up to 14 people on a one hour sunrise or sunset ride.

It's only a 10 min drive to downtown Galena, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the historic town. Galena is rich in agriculture, and you’ll find no end to fresh food choices. Galena offers a variety of thing to do such as wine tasting tours at Galena Cellars Vineyard, spa treatments at Wild Clover on a Main, and a wonderful dinner at our guests favorite restaurant Fried Green Tomatoes. The shopping cannot be beat. Try The Galena Garlic Store for unique BBQ rubs and spice blends, as well as syrups, salsas and dips. The town offers antiques, collectibles, coffee shops, and incredible pieces of artwork. There is a wonderful variety of food choices downtown from casual to fine dining and well as opportunities to take tours of the town. A new eatery is called Embe Eatery and Lounge, located at 233 S. Main St. which features homemade natural deli style food, a fully stocked bar, and live music and other events every weekend. Definitely a good choice for lunch. Another visitor favorite is a small place called Dirty Gurts. Fabulous burgers and shakes! Wander around on your own, or take an organized tour. Relax on a one-hour narrated tour of Galena’s historic sites on an authentic 1940’s San Francisco-style trolley with Tri-State Trolley, open daily May through October. We would recommend a stop at Blaum Brothers Distillery, which is on Rt 20, on the way into town. Look at www.tripadvisor.com for their review. They are the #1 attraction in Galena, and they have an unmatched variety of creative drinks! How about The Cornerstone, at 125 N. Main St. for live music? They have a live band set up in the window on Thursday - Sunday nights. There is so much available in Galena.

In the summer, it's easy to spend the entire day at the newly updated Owners Club Complex. There's a new outdoor activity pool, and a separate chidren's pool with zero depth entry and bubbler inside the pool area. The updated fitness center overlooks the pool, and has new equipment and new TV's. They've added a new indoor pool open year round, a snack bar with a great menu and limited alcoholic beverages, a game room with pool tables, and tennis courts outside. And you can't forget that Chestnut Mountain offers summer activities too. Check out their Alpine Slides! Fun for all ages. Ride your own sled down 2,050-feet of terrain-tailored track to the banks of the Mississippi. Or chose to take a ski lift ride down to the Mississippi River instead. Breathtaking views!

For an up to date calendar of events, check out
www.visit galena.org, and plan your visit!
We can't wait to work with you. Enjoy your
Galena Getaway, and let us know how we can help!




Keywords: 'girlfriend getaway', golf villa, golf resort, couples retreat, ski chalet

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Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1030 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Graco pack and play with sheets and blankets, children's games in the hall closet. Sleds. Appropriate DVD's...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please no smoking in the townhome....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Newer mattress, luxury sheets. Dresser, attached bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Newer mattress, dresser, attached bathroom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in each room. Queen size airbed for additional guests. Addl comforter, pillow and sheets provided., Baby Cribs (1) Graco Pack n Play....with sheets and baby blankets...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Updated bathroom. Designer towels. Nicely decorated...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Updated bathroom, designer towels, nicely decorated...moreless

  • Both bathrooms are attached to a bedroom. Updated together with newer faucets, mirrors and designer towels. They both have a tub/shower combination. The lower bathroom has a separate sink area, with the tub and toilet behind it....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Wine cabinet with wine, champagne, and martini glasses. New powerful blender for choppping ice and making smoothies. Board games in hall closet, DVD selection, shovel, umbrella, vacuum, queen size airbed and linens, Graco pack n play with sheets and baby blankets. Updated decor and fixtures in comparison to almost all other rentals in the territory. Up to 30% lower rental fees compared to other rentals in the area....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    located at the Owners Club...moreless

  • Games:

    Many board games, cards and poker chips...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Blue tooth wireless Sony speaker...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Located at the Owners Club...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    42' HD plasma in living room, mounted over the fireplace...32' LCD in each bedroom...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Blue tooth wireless Sony speaker...moreless

  • Television:

    42' HD plasma in living room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    assortment of DVD's...action, family, and comedy....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    The townhome is on the 10th hole of the South Course with some shrubbery directly behind the deck. It provides just enough privacy for grilling and playing bags. Ten more steps and you have a full few of the course....moreless

  • Resort:

    This townhome is within The Galena Territory. This resort area consists of 4 golf courses and an Owners Club with facilities available to renters....moreless

  • Town:

    The beautiful town of Galena with it's quaint, original shops and restaurants is a 10 minute drive down Rt 20. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer:

    stackable unit upstairs...in townhome...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace for easy on and off....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    located at the Owners Club...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Newer gas on/off feature. Easy on/off for guests who like the ambience without the effort of lighting a fire, and the mess!! Beautiful log set, very realistic, simple operation....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count sheets, and new pillowtop mattresses. Quality bath towels....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking right out front...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    stackable unit upstairs...in townhome...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi....bring your laptop to keep in touch, or better yet, leave it home to relax for some time!! No extra charge....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Updated utensils provided. Pots and pans, crockpot, bakeware, nice blender capable of chopping ice, coffee pot, and more....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well stocked with matching dishes, glasses and silverware....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    newer stainless steel dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen with updated stainless steel refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and micro. Solid surface counters, updated faucet. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    stainless steel 1200 watt...moreless

  • Oven:

    Stainless Steel Oven Electric...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices and oil...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    newer stainless steel refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless Steel Stove Electric...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Rent at the Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck with seating for four and sufficient green space to play bags or relax in. Sheltered enough from the course to enjoy the yard, yet only 50 ft from the walkway to the 10th hole....moreless

  • Golf:

    On the South Course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent in town...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Private green space behind the home. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Close by at Chestnut Mountain...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Located at the Owners Club...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The new Owners Club Complex is open!!! New indoor/outdoor pool. Outdoor pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. The club includes a concession area, a designated kids pool, fitness room. The indoor pool is open year round. Please get a free parking pass from the Administatve Offices open 8:30-4:00pm daily, located in the Owners Club Complex. Cars not displaying a parking pass are subject to fines....moreless

  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Building Type

  • Villa
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
May 14 - May 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$135 $175
Fri, Sat
$950
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$135 $175
Fri, Sat
$950
Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$135 $175
Fri, Sat
$950
Winter
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$110 $150
Fri, Sat
$825

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 11%

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

Guests have free access to the new Owners Club Complex, which includes an indoor/outdoor swimming pool. The indoor pool is open year round and the outdoor pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Guests also have use of the marina for boat rentals and fishing. Please get a free parking pass at the Administrative Office located in the Owners Club Complex.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We bought our golf villa in 2009 because we have family members that live in the territory. We enjoy spending time here when we can. Galena is close to many attractions. Wineries, antiques, golf, skiing, shopping, dining, museums, historical attractions...more activities than one weekend can handle. Not to mention the fact that the home is located in the Galena Territory, in Eagle Ridge, on the golf course. In the Territory there are restaurants, a spa, a marina, and horse stables.

Why the Owner Chose Galena:
We chose to buy in Galena because of it's proximity to the Chicago area and because of the many attractions here. Galena has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment and a lot of variety. It's a very charming yet relaxing town. There are many things to do in Galena including hiking, shopping, sightseeing, wine tasting and of course golfing. The town is filled with quaint shops, coffeehouses and restaurants, as well as artisan shops.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
While staying at our property, renters will have access to all of the amenities of the brand new Owners Club Complex at no extra fee. The Owners Club Complex includes an outdoor pool with a designated children's area, an indoor pool for year round use, a concessions area, fitness room, tennis courts, and marina. The Galena Territory is a unique resort community which offers our renters many opportunities to chose from. Golf, swim, fish, relax, work out, or spend a day in the town of Galena. Renters have ample opportunities in the winter as well considering that Chestnut Mountain is only 20 minutes away and offers skiing and snowboarding too. We took much effort to make our home comfortable, updated and clean. When we decided to rent this property, we decided comfort to our guests was the number one priority. We updated nearly everything in the quest, including all of the mattresses, the couch and chair. All of the bedding is high quality thread count, as well as the bath towels. We replaced the dishes and glasses, as nothing at all matched at the time, and we replaced it with a current matching set. We also replaced all if the white kitchen appliances as they were very old and breaking down. We decided to replace them with stainless steel ones, and also replaced the laminate countertop with a solid surface one. We hope that all of our guests have a great time in Galena, and we enjoy it when they stay year after year!


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Photos

  • View of living room, the updated sectional faces the fireplace and the 42 in. tv

    View of living room, the updated sectional faces the fireplace and the 42 in. tv

  • Queen bed with new eurotop mattress, high quality linens and a 32 inch LCD TV

    Queen bed with new eurotop mattress, high quality linens and a 32 inch LCD TV

  • Upstairs attached bathroom. Identical bathroom on lower level. Updated

    Upstairs attached bathroom. Identical bathroom on lower level. Updated

  • 42 inch HDTV over the fireplace in the living room.

    42 inch HDTV over the fireplace in the living room.

  • Fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances and solid surface counters

    Fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances and solid surface counters

  • Deck in back. Propane grill and seating for 4 with add'l chairs.

    Deck in back. Propane grill and seating for 4 with add'l chairs.

  • Outdoor Pool. Depth 3' to 5 feet 6' in main pool area.

    Outdoor Pool. Depth 3' to 5 feet 6' in main pool area.

  • Fitness Center. 58' by 25', new TV's, new equipment.

    Fitness Center. 58' by 25', new TV's, new equipment.

  • The historic town of Galena is a 10 min drive. Spend the day here.

    The historic town of Galena is a 10 min drive. Spend the day here.

  • Downtown Galena

    Downtown Galena

  • Comfortable covered entryway with deck

    Comfortable covered entryway with deck

  • Queen bed with new eurotop mattress, high quality linens and a 32 inch LCD TV

    Queen bed with new eurotop mattress, high quality linens and a 32 inch LCD TV

  • Living room with wine cabinet. 42 inch HD plasma TV mounted over the fireplace

    Living room with wine cabinet. 42 inch HD plasma TV mounted over the fireplace

  • Living room view into the kitchen. Table for four off to the right.

    Living room view into the kitchen. Table for four off to the right.

  • Fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances and solid surface counters

    Fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances and solid surface counters

  • Childrens pool. Zero entry to less than 2 feet depth. Bubblers in the pool area

    Childrens pool. Zero entry to less than 2 feet depth. Bubblers in the pool area

  • Indoor pool. Open year round.

    Indoor pool. Open year round.

  • Game room at Owners Club. Steps from pool and snack bar.

    Game room at Owners Club. Steps from pool and snack bar.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/22/2015
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