Secluded Wooded Retreat-4/6 BR, W/Pond, Hot Tub, Sleeps 8/12!!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Galena house description
As you drive down our wooded lane you leave behind your hectic daily life and enter your own private refuge.
The Main House has 4 BRs and 3.5 baths. The main floor has open floor plan w/ a gourmet kitchen, a 6-seat island, dining room table for 10, and a naturally lighted sitting room with an old fashioned wood stove. The main floor MBR contains a king bed, private bath w/large two head shower, and a private balcony. Off the dining area is another balcony and a covered/screened-in porch. The kitchen has a Viking stove and gas grill with all the utensils needed to prepare a feast for family and friends.
The lower level offers 3 spacious BRs w/ queen beds w/built-in bookcases, 2 full baths and walk out access to a large backyard. The centrally located media room contains a large TV and lots of comfortable seating.
The Coach House has 2 queen sized BRs and 1 full bath. A game area with pool, foosball, poker, and air hockey tables. Also a video seating area.
A brick walkway leads to a private pond, deck/pier w/arbor, hot tub and lots of outdoor furniture to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
Renters of Galena Territory homes have access to a Marina(to fish or rent boats, tennis courts), Owner's Club(fitness room, basketball court, new indoor/outdoor pool), Golf Courses(63-holes & driving range), Winter Sports(ice skating, sledding, cross country skiing), Shennadoah Riding Center(trail rides & lessons).
Historic Galena, a 15-min. drive, offers a return to the 1850's with museums, restored Main Street containing antique/boutique shops, restaurants and nightly entertainment.
Dubuque, Iowa, a 30-min. drive, offers river boat rides on the Mississippi River, an Aquarium, Indoor water park, Two Casinos and a Dog Racing Track.
Keywords: secluded, private, vacation, rental, hot tub, pond, retreat, house, scenic views 6 - bedroom
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Stove
- Satellite / Cable
- Shared Hot Tub
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Air Hockey
- Video Library
- Pool Table
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
We rented this property for our wedding weekend and it was AMAZING. Both houses were emaculate - with beautiful decor. Plenty of space for all of our family - loved the oversized kitchen table for everyone. Lots of screened in areas to enjoy the outside without bugs. It was a very secluded private area with a stunning view. Loved relaxing in the hot tub too. Thank you for an amazing stay - we will definitely return.
- Guest Happy bride (Rockford, IL)
- Date of stay 09/27/13
- Review Submitted 10/02/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.
Awesome Family Vacation
Awesome Family Vacation
This home was absolutely wonderful and there was so much to do in the Galena area. We plan to come back next summer. We had ages 8 to 72 and all thought this was our best family vacaton ever!!!!
- Guest Hoosiers (Indiana)
- Date of stay 07/28/13
- Review Submitted 08/08/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing.
The house is absolutely beautiful and secluded with a beautiful view. We also rented the carriage house since there were 6 couples with our group so our only complaint is that the carriage house had a musty/bad smell. Other than that, everything was amazing. There were lots of dishes, silverware, towels etc available to us. The pictures are very accurate to the house but it is much more beautiful in person. We would definitely all like to stay here again.
- Guest Kimberlee (Andalusia,IL)
- Date of stay 10/19/12
- Review Submitted 10/27/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+.
I rented this home for my husband's 50th birthday. There were six couples staying and we had five extra guests for dinner one night. More than enough room for all of us! The home is beautiful and it is very secluded. We couldn't see the home closest to us. If you want privacy this is the home for you. The owner Dave met us at the house and gave us the tour. He was very helpful in answering any questions we had and hung around and had a beer with us! I would rent this home again and would recommend it to anyone. We never left the house except to get ice. We have rented several vacation homes over the years and I have never stayed at a house that has a better equipped kitchen. There were more than enough towels including towels for the hot tub. There were games in the media room and the game room was fantastic. I wish i would hav rented the house for a week instead of just the weekend. No one wanted to leave! Thank you Dave for sharing your home with us. We will let everyone we know that if they need a rental home near Galena yours is the one they should rent.
- Guest Lola M.
- Date of stay 07/20/12
- Review Submitted 07/23/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
#12 Eagle Lane
#12 Eagle Lane
This past week we stayed Thur., Fri., and Sat. nights. The owner met us at the property (was there waiting when we arrived), gave us a full ture including how to run everything, where to find switches for outdoor lighting, hot tub, ect. Very pleased with the property. We were on a motorcycle trip and the owner suggested routes to take, places to see and eat. Everything was as expected and then some. Would give the entire experience a 100% A+ This was a group of 5 couples and all of us agreed if we were going that way again we would stay there again.
- Guest Timmy (West central WI>)
- Date of stay 07/12/12
- Review Submitted 07/17/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Wonderful place for our girls weekend!
Wonderful place for our girls weekend!
We really enjoyed staying at this house. It was beautiful and spacious! It stayed cool in the super hot weather, plus when we were there mosquitos were minimal-which was great for being on a pond, seemingly in the middle of the woods. More than enough room for all of us as well. The listing was extremely accurate, and all photos reflected the amenities provided. The property was very clean and well maintained-just like staying in a beautiful hotel! I have recommended this property to others. The people traveling with me were also so pleased and will look to rent this in the future!
- Guest Crysta1311 (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 07/06/12
- Review Submitted 07/14/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+.
Owner response: We were thrilled to hear about you weekend at our house. We feel it is a very unique house and property that can provide family and friends with a very enjoyable and relaxing experience.
4-BR: Jan-Apr $450/nt 2-nt min. $1800/wk. May-Dec $500/nt 2-nt min. $2250/wk 6-BR: Jan-Apr $525/nt 2-nt min. $2500/wk May-Dec $575/nt 2-nt min. $2750wk Cleaning-$75(one time) All rates subject to 11% Tax All Holidays priced at Weekend Peak Rates. Renters must be 25 years of age. $250 Deposit / 21-day cancellation policy
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: About eight years ago friends of ours loaned us their house in Galena Territory for a couple of days while the well was being repaired at our home. Also at this time we were looking for a place to build a therapeutic riding center for special needs individuals. We fell in love with the Galena/Jo Daviess County experience and decided this would be the place where we would build the center. In 2008 our dream was realized and the center was opened. It is called "Area of Dreams" and is located on Blackjack Road near Chestnut Mountain Ski Area. See links for further information.
Why the Owner Chose Galena:
The center relies 100% on volunteer help. At the time we lived 3-hours away and most of the volunteers were from the same area. The center operates on weekends, so we needed a facility to house the volunteers who came on weekends. Luckily we found this unique property that fit these needs.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a very secluded/private property that makes people feel they are deep in the north woods even tho civilization is just over the next hill or on the other side of the trees. As people enter the house they immediately begin to relax due to inviting and warm atmosphere of the house. Next they cannot wait to explore the many unique and fascinating features of the property. The tin ceiling, wood stove, hot tub and pier, pond, media and game rooms, and interesting decorative items. The open floor plan offers a wonderful place for family and friends to enjoy each others fellowship.
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View from back of the property looking at house and pond.
Abundant natural light and wood stove provide a cozy atmosphere.
Screened porch provides the perfect place to view the pond and sunsets.
Lower level queen bedroom w/sleeper sofa and private bath.
Coach House pool table and two queen size bedrooms and two futons.
Coach House queen size bedroom.
Scenic view of pond, deck/pier and back of the house.
View from front entrance of living and dining rooms.
Gourmet kitchen w/Viking Stove and island.
Master bedroom with private balcony overlooking pond and backyard.
Lower level queen bedroom.
View from balconies of pond and woods.
Game room with full bath and air hockey, foosball, and poker tables.
Hot tub and outdoor seating by pond.
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