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Outside view of townhouse Master bedroom Downstairs bedroom Living room Fully-furnished kitchen Dining area. Table is expandable. Living room sofa converts to a bed. Gas fireplace Patio deck Master bathroom vanity Master bedroom lighted Downstairs bedroom Downstairs bedroom Downstairs bedroom lighted Downstairs bedroom dresser Downstairs vanity View from upper level. Master bedroom is on upper level; kitchen is below. Lake Galena offers great fishing and/or recreational boating. Guests have access to this Olympic-size indoor pool, open year-round. Our guests have access to this fitness center with a spectacular view. Owner's Club basketball court. Owner's Club game room. Overview of The Galena Territory from Stony Point Lookout.

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Last updated: 04/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Galena townhome description

What’s your pleasure? Hiking … biking … golf … tennis … skiing … fishing … boating … swimming … bird watching … horseback riding … ballooning … antiques … shopping … old homes … Civil War history … or just Rest & Relaxation?

Whether you are a Vacationing Family, a Romantic Couple or Friends on a Getaway Retreat, you’ll find all of these activities and more nearby when you stay at this tastefully furnished end-unit townhouse.

Up to 6 people can enjoy luxurious bedding that includes a Queen Size bed in the master bedroom upstairs, Twin Beds in another bedroom downstairs, and a Sofa Bed in the living room. Soft down throws and excellent lighting provide a comfortable reading habitat. Or if you prefer, the master bedroom also includes a large TV/VCR/DVD player for your viewing pleasure.

You will be pleased to find a Kitchen Fully Furnished with all the dishes, utensils, cookware, etc., you’ll need to prepare just about any meal, along with free condiments.


Conveniently located: A Back Deck includes patio table and chairs and a gas grill. You’ll stay nestled against a wooded area for maximum serenity and privacy. Best of all, you will like our home’s Friendly Atmosphere that will wrap around you like a warm blanket on a cold winter day.

You’ll be situated 1-1/4 mile from the Eagle Ridge Inn and a General Store renowned for gourmet selections. If you’re in the mood for fresh air and exercise, you can step outside to access a picturesque walking trail that winds just a few yards outside the door. Other features include:

• Free Wireless Internet. A secure password-protected network.

• A cornucopia of Kitchen Condiments, spices and staples, including coffee and tea selections. This means you don’t have to spend time and money buying a shopping cart full of staples when all you need is a dollop of this and that.

• Gas fireplace. A simple flick of the switch creates warmth and a mood of romance.

We love people, especially children!: • Child friendly. Our home is equipped with a “Pack ‘n Play” portable crib, along with children’s toys, games and videos. Our Insider’s Guide will advise you of numerous fun-filled activities in the area for children of all ages.

• People friendly. We also own the unit next door as our personal vacation home. If we are around, feel free to stop by to say hello and join us for refreshments and conversation. If we’re not present during your visit, simply call us with any questions you may have.

• Insiders’ Guide Book. It’s based on living in this area since 1987 and offers reviews of attractions that go way beyond what you’ll find in tourist literature. You’ll get steered to the best restaurants and recreational sites – and advised of some you may want to stay away from. You’ll get unusual ideas about fun things to do and places to go.

About the area: We’re situated in the hilly terrain of “The Galena Territory,” only 8 miles from the historic town of Galena near the northwest corner of Illinois. Forget flat farmland. Ancient glaciers pushed out in this direction and left behind a scenic wonderland of rolling hills and the highest elevations in the state. Fall coloration is truly a sight to behold in this area.

The town of Galena is renowned for a Main St. lined with shops filled with antiques, collectibles, artwork, wine studios, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, restaurants, bars and more. You can spend hours browsing and shopping.

Another 20-minute drive will take you to across the mighty Mississippi to the vibrant river city of Dubuque, Iowa. If casino gaming and/or dog racing is your thing, this town has some of the best facilities of their kind in the Midwest. If that’s not your thing, Dubuque has a number of other attractions going for it, including a top-notch National River Museum.

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

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          • Up to 6 people can enjoy luxurious bedding that includes a Queen Size bed in the master bedroom upstairs, Twin Beds in another bedroom downstairs, and a Sofa Bed in the living room. Soft down throws and excellent lighting provide a comfortable reading habitat. Or if you prefer, the master bedroom also includes a large TV/VCR/DVD player for your viewing pleasure....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable:

            (2) 2 Satellite TVs with 200 channels, including Sirius XM music stations....moreless

          • VCR
          • DVD Player
          • Games For Kids
          • Toys
          • Video Library
          • CD Player
          • Books
          • Foosball
          • Games:

            Children's games for all ages...moreless

          • Ping Pong Table
          • Pool Table:

            At property owners' facility located 1.5 miles away....moreless

          Theme

          • Family
          • Away From It All
          • Romantic
          • Historic
          • Budget
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions
          • Spa

          Car

              • Necessary

              Attractions

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Water Parks
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Live Theater
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Golf Course View
              • Rural:

                Near several picturesque back roads traversing farmland and pasture amid rolling hills. Within minutes you can pass through three states -- Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin....moreless

              • Lake

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snowboarding
              • Basketball Court
              • Pier Fishing
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Toddler's seat available for table dining....moreless

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Free secure Wi-Fi...moreless

                      • Ducted Heating
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Firewood
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Living Room
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                        At property owners' facility located 1.5 miles away....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Convenient parking just a few yards from the front entrance....moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Cookware to handle just about any meal....moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        Stocked with most popular condiments and spices...moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Plenty of coffee stored in freezer, regular and decaf....moreless

                      • Toaster
                      • Stove
                      • Kitchen
                      • Dishes & Utensils

                      Outside

                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Bicycles:

                        Can be rented at Outfitters in Galena....moreless

                      • Boat:

                        Boat rentals available at property owners' marina....moreless

                      • Ski & Snowboard

                      Payment Type

                      • Amex
                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool
                      • Indoor Pool
                      • Heated Pool
                      • Communal Pool:

                        Free access to year-round indoor pool and summertime outdoor pool, including separate kiddie pool, at property owners' facility 1.5 miles away....moreless

                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Girls Weekend!!

                        Girls Weekend!!

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 03/15/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/19/14
                        We had such an amazing time this weekend in Galena - mostly because we had such a wonderful place to stay! We spent our days at the wineries and walking to various shops, but towards the end of the day it started to rain/snow, so we headed to our rental. The place was so inviting, and cozy - being able to have the fireplace on with the snow outside was picture perfect. We picked up food and planned on making a nice lasagna for dinner, and the kitchen had all the utensils we needed. Everything worked out great. Would definitely recommend this to friends/family. One of the girls even loved the artwork in the living room so much, that we looked up the artist, and she pans on buying a couple of prints. :) Thanks again for a wonderful weekend!

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

                      • Great weekend getaway!

                        Great weekend getaway!

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 02/28/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/02/14
                        A wonderful place for my family of 4 to stay. Very clean and well maintained. The kitchen was full of the little things that you might need while preparing meals at home. It was only a short drive to go skiing at Chestnut Mountain and to downtown Galena. We look forward to returning.

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

                      • Weekend Getaway

                        Weekend Getaway

                        • Guest The Adventure Travelers (Monona, WI)
                        • Date of stay 01/16/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/19/14
                        This vacation rental met all of our expectations. Very spacious, clean, with ample kitchen supplies. All of the finer details were attended to. The location is close to Chestnut Mountain and downtown Galena. It is located in a beautiful landscape, with various outdoor recreation opportunities. The wildlife within the territory is bountiful, including the various species of birds that could be seen outside the condo windows. The owners go out of their way to provide everything you need. I would definitely recommend this property to others. Thank you for our stay!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Great clean condo.

                        Great clean condo.

                        • Guest Family getaway (Morton )
                        • Date of stay 01/03/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/05/14
                        We enjoyed our stay. The condo was very inviting and had everything we needed and more. We met the owners and found them very helpful and pleasant. We had a fun day of skiing at Chestnut Mountain and also did some cross country skiing just outside the condo door. There is something for everyone to do. Looking forward to our next chance to come back to Galena. Thanks Jim and Jenny.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Great stay!

                        Great stay!

                        • Guest Becky (Oneida, IL)
                        • Date of stay 01/01/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/04/14
                        This condo was great for 4 of us (?2 adults and 2 teens) for a New Years ski getaway. It was clean , comfortable and spacious with a big enough living area for all of us to watch football together. The owners have stocked it well with everything we needed including dishwasher soap, hand soap, and extra garbage bags (much appreciated compared to some other places we have stayed!). The drive to Chestnut is about 20 minutes but the "back way" to Galena made it easy to get downtown for dinner We hope to stay here again on our next winter ski trip. I would recommend it to another family as well.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Comfort In Galena

                        Comfort In Galena

                        • Guest Kirk (Chicago)
                        • Date of stay 11/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/10/13
                        I took my wife to Galena for our 15th wedding anniversary along with our brother-in-law/sister-in-law. The unit provided exactly what we wanted. Clean and fully furnished including kitchen staples. We're in our 40's so getting out of 'the city' (Galena) back to Eagle Ridge, provided the perfect atmosphere after a great dinner out: A game table (taboo, cribbage), morning nature walks, bird watching etc. I'd recommend this unit for two couples but probably not three- the pull out bed which would sleep 5 and 6 is too centric- Small kids maybe but not 6 adults. Final words: close to town, very clean, well stocked, perfect for 4, great for a weekend away. We'd go again and hope to book here when we do.

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

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

                      • Retired couple

                        Retired couple

                        • Guest Dave (Peoria il.)
                        • Date of stay 11/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 11/04/13
                        We were celebrating or 50 anniversary everything was as advertised and more the owners was there for questions and even a anniversary gift and card. It's a great condo close to everything.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

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

                      • Wedding Stay

                        Wedding Stay

                        • Guest Cab (Geneva, il)
                        • Date of stay 10/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/15/13
                        We enjoyed our stay at your lovely town home.it was clean and well-stocked with everything we needed. We appreciated your binder full of useful information. Would have loved to have a larger tv to watch our Cardinals play ball! But otherwise, comfortable and homey! Thanks and will look forward to a return visit!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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

                      • Comfortable, Clean, Quiet - fun girls getaway

                        Comfortable, Clean, Quiet - fun girls getaway

                        • Guest sherry e. (chicago suburb)
                        • Date of stay 10/02/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/07/13
                        We had a girls getaway at this unit. The unit is lovely - super-clean and the kitchen is very well supplied with everything you could want. The beds were really comfortable. The unit is not huge but certainly can accomodate 4 people...or 6 if it's family (two can sleep on the pull-out sofa). The unit has a very nice deck and the area directly behind is wooded. And...it is a bargain considering the level of quality and care that are provided in the unit. Our only disappointment was the owners' recommedation of Mario's Restaurant in DuBuque. Granted it is a bit less expensive than Vinnie Vanucci's but we felt the food and qualtiy was sub-par. Of course, food is literally a matter of taste but...the bread we were served was just white sliced bread - not the crusty Italian bread. We had to ask for olive oil for our bread. The Parmesan cheese - I think - came out of a Kraft can - not the fresh, pungent Parmesan you get a most good restaurants. We felt the food was mediocre and...the bathroom door opened onto the dininig area. Kinda yuk! Maybe it's changed since the last time the owners were there but we were very disappointed and we are not demanding type folks. It was rather run-down and tired looking.We say stick with Vinnie's. Other than that, it was a great time and the owners have done a lovely job in making this unit truly inviting !!! Gals from Chicago

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: I am glad you enjoyed our condo. As travelers ourselves, we try to make sure you have what you need to ensure relaxation. We are fortunate to have the best housekeeper in the area who keeps everything squeaky clean. I am sorry you had a bad experience at Mario's. You are correct that their regular bread is dismal and the Parmesan is shaker style. We always order the Sicilian Salad which comes with their fantastic pizza bread...essentially a pizza covered in olive oil, garlic and pepper. We love their baked pasta dishes, marinara sauce (made every Monday with fresh plum tomatoes from California) and meatballs. Food is a matter of taste and we will update our owner's guide with specific recommendations and incorporate your experience. It is old, tired and a bit of a dive. The new disabled bathroom is in in the back of the the front dining room. It is brand new and they should put up a wall in front of it. We will mention this to Mario. Thanks so much for staying with us and providing this feedback.

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

                      • Great Condo!

                        Great Condo!

                        • Guest Scott M. (Davenport, IA)
                        • Date of stay 09/28/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/03/13
                        This is a great place at the end of a block of condos with a wooded backyard. It's a 5-10 min drive to the shops in downtown Galena, and even closer to the great golf courses in the area. - It was clean and comfortable - highly recommended!

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

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

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Prime season
                      May 15 - Oct 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $137 $157
                      Fri, Sat
                      $677
                      Off season
                      Nov 1 - May 14, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $117 $137
                      Fri, Sat
                      $577

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $85 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 11%

                      Notes:

                      PLEASE NOTE OUR EXTENDED STAY DISCOUNTS

                      If you have asked for a quote extending more than two nights, the initial price quoted via the HomeAway website is likely too high. For extended stays of 3-6 nights, our extended stay rates apply to nights beyond the first two.

                      May 15-October 31 = $117 per night, plus 11% tax.

                      November 1-May 14 = $97 per night, plus 11% tax.

                      1 week+ visits are negotiable.


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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Dubuque, IA at 25 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: Illinois Highways 20 and 84 at 3 Miles
                      • Nearest Barpub: Many to choose from at 1 Miles
                      • Nearest Ski: Chestnut Mountain at 15 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: Eagle Ridge South Course at 0.2 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Woodland's at 1 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: Jenny and I traveled extensively during long careers as working professionals. We learned a lot about what makes travelers and visitors comfortable, and are determined not to put our guests through some of the “road warrior” horror stories we experienced over the years . As rental property owners in The Galena Territory, we have applied these lessons to make our townhome comfortable, convenient, homey and friendly for all of our guests. For many years we used our townhome as a retreat to decompress from the stress of long hours in high-pressure jobs. It seemed our heads would clear as soon as we crossed the Jo Daviess County line. Now as retirees we still enjoy basking in the serenity and natural beauty of this area and pursuing its abundant recreational and tourist activities. Even after more than two decades of home ownership in the area, we continue to discover new sights to see and things to do. -- Jim & Jenny Olsztynski, Mt. Prospect, IL

                      Why the Owner Chose Galena:
                      Jenny and I first experienced The Galena Territory as renters ourselves when we vacationed here with our two young daughters. That was 25 years ago, and we were so infatuated with the area that one month later we returned to buy a townhouse that at the time existed only as a floor plan. Construction got finished in July of 1987, and we have been enjoying our getaway home out here ever since. Our daughters have since grown up and we now have three impossibly charming grandchildren that love to visit The Galena Territory with us. This expanded family outgrew our single townhome, so when our neighbors next door decided to sell their unit, we jumped at the chance to acquire additional living space.


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                      Photos

                      • Outside view of townhouse

                        Outside view of townhouse

                      • Downstairs bedroom

                        Downstairs bedroom

                      • Fully-furnished kitchen

                        Fully-furnished kitchen

                      • Living room sofa converts to a bed.

                        Living room sofa converts to a bed.

                      • Patio deck

                        Patio deck

                      • Master bedroom lighted

                        Master bedroom lighted

                      • Downstairs bedroom

                        Downstairs bedroom

                      • Downstairs bedroom dresser

                        Downstairs bedroom dresser

                      • View from upper level.

                        View from upper level.

                      • Lake Galena offers great fishing and/or recreational boating.

                        Lake Galena offers great fishing and/or recreational boating.

                      • Our guests have access to this fitness center with a spectacular view.

                        Our guests have access to this fitness center with a spectacular view.

                      • Owner's Club game room.

                        Owner's Club game room.

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Dining area. Table is expandable.

                        Dining area. Table is expandable.

                      • Gas fireplace

                        Gas fireplace

                      • Master bathroom vanity

                        Master bathroom vanity

                      • Downstairs bedroom

                        Downstairs bedroom

                      • Downstairs bedroom lighted

                        Downstairs bedroom lighted

                      • Downstairs vanity

                        Downstairs vanity

                      • Master bedroom is on upper level; kitchen is below.

                        Master bedroom is on upper level; kitchen is below.

                      • Guests have access to this Olympic-size indoor pool, open year-round.

                        Guests have access to this Olympic-size indoor pool, open year-round.

                      • Owner's Club basketball court.

                        Owner's Club basketball court.

                      • Overview of The Galena Territory from Stony Point Lookout.

                        Overview of The Galena Territory from Stony Point Lookout.

                      $117 - $157 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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