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  • Galena Getaway

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Golf Villa. The accommodations were more than we expected. The unit was very clean. The furnishings were very nice and comfortable. Having access to both pools was great. We used them both and our grandsons had a ball. Although we had a few minor glitches, we would love to go back and would highly recommend the unit to others."
    Guest: Lonnie K. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
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  • Nicole ROCKS!

    "We have used VRBO for 10 years and found Nicole to be the best communicator ever! Every detail was taken care of and she was such a pleasure to work with. The condo is stunning and in a perfect location especially for tourists. The beds were very comfortable including the pull-out couch air mattress. It's clean, tastefully decorated, and very roomy (HUGE walk in closet) for a one bedroom! We will be back!!"
    Guest: Chuck C. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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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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  • City Living in spacious condo

    "Unique accommodations in Wicker Park area. Condo has ample space to call home. On Ashland at Augusta, a main route. 5 minute walk to train station. Three stops later you are downtown. Recommend buying the $10 all day pass if traveling through multiple stops on the train or coupled with bus service. Train to and from O'Hare. Jewel-Osco supermarket just a four minute drive. Great to get groceries, very good deli selection. Then the full kitchen in the condo is put to use. Bring leftovers back from the many, many eateries in the area. Large flat screen in the living room with all access cable or dish. Comfy couch and plenty of room for visiting. The owner has a table in the storage hall if having a large gathering for a meal...just like the Thanksgiving my family shared. Sleep well on comfy beds. You'll here the Fire Department making runs during the day, but the bedrooms are in the back, away from the street. The only challenge is the steps. A lot of steps to go up. Not bad or bothersome, but my elderly aunt and guest struggled with them. For the rest of us it was good exercise. I would say that it is not stroller friendly, but we are middle aged adults with teenagers and young adults so it was not an issue for us. Sleeps six easily and can handle more. Great for a large group gathering."
    Guest: Mike Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 3, 2014
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Illinois Travel Tips

Top Things to See and Do near Illinois Vacation Rentals

Illinois is a state with a wide variety of attractions. One of the top attractions is the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum which is located in Springfield. It is the largest presidential library in the country. The museum also details aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life. Other interesting museums include the Field Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. There are many excellent fun family attractions. The John G. Shedd Aquarium has a vast collection of marine specimens. Here children can get a glimpse into the marvelous underwater world in a way that is both fun and educational.

Perhaps one of the most entertaining museums is the Superman Museum located in Metropolis. The museum has all kinds of memorabilia including the original Superman outfit worn by George Reeves in the first Superman movie. Other exhibits show comic books, rare toys and movie props. There are also several video screenings that take place throughout the day. If you want to have a day of family fun, head to the Raging Rivers Water Park. Here kids both young and old can enjoy slides, river rides, waterfalls and wave pools. There are several other amusement parks in the Chicago area that offer entertainment and rollercoaster rides. If traveling during the summer season, you can get passes which provide you with discounted access to several parks. There are several State Parks and natural areas in Illinois that are great for outdoor activities. You can go hiking or mountain biking and enjoy exploring the trails.

Getting to Illinois Lake Houses

The main travel hub for Illinois is the city of Chicago. The Chicago O'Hare International Airport is a major travel hub and one of the busiest airports in the United States. The airport hosts flights from both regional and international airlines. You should have no difficulty in finding a direct flight to Chicago. A secondary airport is the Chicago Midway International Airport which has frequent commercial flight connections with most major cities in the United States. As an alternative way to get to Illinois, you may consider traveling by train. Chicago is the main rail hub in the United States that connects with almost all rail networks across the country. In the Chicago metropolitan area, there is an extensive public transport system which makes getting around easy. If you want to explore the more rural southern regions, the best way to get around is by car.

Visitors to Illinois Lodging

Illinois is an ideal family vacation destination. There is a wide range of activities and attractions available that will keep children of all ages entertained. People that enjoy browsing museums will be spoiled for choice, and those who want to take part in outdoor activities will find many great areas to explore.

Best Time of Year to Visit Illinois

Many of the city attractions and museums in Illinois stay open all year long; however, the most popular time of year to visit is the summer season. The summer days are generally hot and humid with the occasional thunder showers. The weather is ideal for visitors staying in vacation homes on Lake Michigan. You can enjoy hours of fun on the lake swimming, fishing and boating. Many of the amusement parks are only open during the summer months. If you are traveling with your family, this is the ideal time of year to visit. The winter months can get very cold with snowfalls occurring throughout the state. If you enjoy snowmobiling, there are many trails that can be explored at this time of year.

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