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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Illinois reviews

  • Best Chicago condo

    "We used to live in Chicago and returned for business and fun - this is the perfect place to stay and explore the best that Chicago offers. Easy access to Museum park, Magnificent Mile and great restaurants. 2 blocks to the El to check out the rest of the city. Condo was beautiful, clean and quiet. George and Cheryl were wonderfully helpful. We will be back"
    Guest: COBuckeye Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 14, 2014
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  • Great place for family gathering

    "We recently rented the Birdsnest for a family gathering to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. It worked out beautifully. First of all the bedrooms are on three different levels so there's plenty of separation for all. In addition the home is very well equipped and nicely decorated. If you're headed to Galena for a visit, you won't find nicer accommodations. And the owner, Steve, is great to work with."
    Guest: Jack M. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 7, 2014
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  • Breathtaking view, stunning apartment, 5 out 5!

    "This apartment was absolutely amazing. It surpassed our high expectations (which were based on the description, reviews and photos) and made it very hard to leave. This was our first visit to Chicago and the stunning accommodation made it unforgettable. The views were literally breathtaking, as much as we wanted to explore the city we would have been happy just sitting in front of the window for 5 days taking in the view! The spacious and luxurious apartment was beautifully maintained and very clean and the bed was so fantastically comfortable that it was hard to get out of every morning! The kitchen was excellently equipped with everything you could need should you choose to eat in - however, the location of the apartment meant we were spoilt for choice with all the amazing restaurants and bars which were within walking distance. Worth also noting there is a fantastic supermarket below the building and the Grand subway station (on the red line) is just round the corner from the entrance and very easy to use. Upon arrival the doorman was really friendly and very helpful, suggesting great places to eat and providing us with a map. The highlight of our stay was watching the fireworks on New Years Eve, whilst enjoying a glass of wine in front of the fire – perfection. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone considering staying here. Communication with the owners was very easy and friendly - thanks so much! We’ll be back."
    Guest: Barny D. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 11, 2015
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  • Great Large family getaway

    "I booked this place for an extended family getaway for a long weekend. Age 70 to just 1 year (brought a pack and play for the baby). Everyone found something to do. Fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, game room, horseback riding, kayak, by the way all of this was done right in the community the house is at. Plus of course heading into downtown Galena for shopping...only a 15 to 20 minute drive. If you plan on coming I would recommend making reservations at the stable for riding and the kayaks as soon as you get there. They can book up fast especially on Sat/Sun. I would only bring bikes if those who are riding are old enough to be comfortable on the road (no sidewalks) and can handle HILLS! Although there is a nice paved trail up the way it is extremely hilly, we are talking going down at 25 mph and having to walk the bike partway up the hills. That being said there were several of us adults and some pre-teen and teenagers who rode the bikes to the pool. Totally doable, only about 1.5 mi ride to the pool and game room, (bring a bike lock), but again extremely hilly and you are sharing the road with cars. Now to the house, just as it is pictured! The only thing missing out the pictures is the hill that makes up the driveway! Mavis was extremely helpful with questions prior to booking and never had a problem there. The kitchen has plenty of pots/pans, even a Keurig. No need to bring much. I just brought my favorite chopping knife. There is a Piggly Wiggly grocery store about 5 minutes past downtown Galena. We actually only ate out for a few lunches, we had all our dinners in the house...utilized the grill often. (Grill is not perfect, the shelf is WOBBLY, but will do.) I would totally recommend this place to a large family. Lots of fun in the area."
    Guest: Jennifer R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 2014
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