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Comfortable, Relaxing Vacation Getaway - 5 BR/5 BA

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Come and relax in scenic Galena Territory. Enjoy golf, hiking, swimming, skiing, and horse-back riding in the Galena Territory and great shopping and restaurants in downtown Galena just 10 miles away.

Stay in our comfortable 5 Bdrm., 5 bath fully equipped home. 1 king, 1 queen upstairs and 1 king, 2 queens plus a sleeper sofa downstairs to accommodate 10-12 people.

The kitchen is equipped with all your cooking needs including a gas grill. Large dining area plus porch area and screened in porch with picnic table.

Large living room has a log burning fireplace. The family room downstairs also has a log burning fireplace and foosball table.

Keywords: galena territory, galena

More Details

Russ and Diane Cress
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

Why Russ and Diane Cress chose Galena

Diane, my wife and I (Russ) bought our home in Galena in 2007 because I love to golf and she loves to shop! Galena is the perfect spot for the both of us!


The Galena Territory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2) 1 king master suite upstairs, 1 king master suite downstairs, Queen size Beds (3) 1 queen w/bath upstairs, 2 queen w/bath downstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa in downstairs family room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our guests have access to the Owner's Club, which has indoor/outdoor pools, game room, fitness center, gym for volleyball and pickleball, basketball court, tennis courts, and free wi-fi connectivity.


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Comfortable, Relaxing Vacation Getaway - 5 BR/5 BA
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented this lovely home for two nights for a family getaway. It was wonderful! I really wish we had booked a couple more days. There is so much to do in the Galena area. We especially enjoyed the open floor plan of the home, the screened porch and the backyard. We had several children with us and they loved the fire pit for s'mores. The owners club has a beautiful heated pool and game area. We made some amazing memories! A special thanks to the owners, they were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home For Large Group

  • 5 of 5

This house is great for a large group of couples. We had 5 couples rent this house for a weekend wedding we were attending. The 5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms was really nice. Having our own bathrooms was great and made getting ready for the wedding so much easier.

The large kitchen table was also great, allowing us to use it for games or just to sit around and chat. The kitchen has a huge selection of glassware and everything you would need to cook. There is also no need to worry about having enough towels for everyone. Each bathroom was fully stocked and there were extras in the laundry room.

We had a great time and would not hesitate to rent this place again. The owners were easy to work with and quick to respond to any questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for family trip with kids

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our 5 night stay in Galena.

The house has everything you'll need, including baby gates for the stairway leading downstairs, which was perfect for our group! The kitchen has more than enough utensils, plates, pots, grill accessories, etc.

It was great that each bedroom had an attached bathroom (except one bedroom in the basement had the bathroom around the corner, which was no big deal).

House was very clean and basement carpet seemed newer.

Big yard to play and they also have a fire pit.

Great layout for family dinners and all being together.

House location is less than a 2 minute drive to the owners club. There are two pools, one for the little ones that is perfect to let them run around and not worry about deep water and a larger pool with two slides for the adults/big kids. They also have a basketball court, pool tables and more inside which was nice to use.

Quick drive to downtown Galena and only about a 10 minute drive to Galena Cellars using the back roads!

The owners were very easy to work with and very quick to respond to any questions.

Everyone agreed that we'd stay in this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home with lots of space

  • 5 of 5

From the front, the house looks deceptively small but once you're inside you discover it's enormous! My daughter said "it just keeps going and going!" We had plenty of room for the thirteen family members staying there. The dining room table was big enough for a fierce game of Uno. Plus,we loved hanging out on the screened porch at night. It was in the 90s that weekend, so the pool at the Owners Club was great, too!

We've been to Galena many times and always enjoy the shops and restaurants. A couple of our favorites...Gobby's which has the best beer nuggets and The DeSoto House which has an incredible breakfast buffet on Sundays.

This year we also went zip lining at Sky Tours in Dubuque. Wow, it was exhilarating! It does require some walking/hiking to complete the 9 lines, but the park is beautiful! Well worth the drive and cost.

When we plan next year's family trip, this will be the first house we check to rent again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay in a beautiful home! It was stocked with everything a large family could ask for. Diane was wonderful to work with. Would stay again if in the area. Thanks for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice & clean place with EVERYTHING you NEED & WANT

  • 5 of 5

This rental was very nice and cozy! The kitchen was equipped with more than enough plates, silverware, cookware. Everything in the kitchen is in bulk. Basic spices and coffee pot liners were already there as well- very surprising. Another thing I like is the home already had nice candles, liquid hand wash, dish detergent, and more. The game stock was good although we did not play any. Searching through the closets, I saw the home is ready for all- those with babies, get cold easily (extra), cleaning materials. I don't think the home was lacking anything. The shower in the master bedroom is the best!!! All of the rooms were nice and cozy. Having the washer and dryer in the home was very convenient as well. They left any items we needed visible and let us know to contact them if we had questions. I don't have any complaints except is seems like as soon as you get comfortable, it's time to check out. That means, next time I need to stay more than 3 days. The owner was fantastic regarding communication. They game me the best response time and feedback than anyone. I was notified throughout the process which I appreciated. Diane was a sure pleasure to work with and would definitely rent her home again. Oh, the best thing is the home is pet-free, meaning I didn't have to worry about fur and animal scent. Please beware that the couches are super comfty and can cause you not to sleep in your bed!! ;)

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

The Galena Territory House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Premium date rates may apply for holidays or busy seasons
All reservations include a $125 cleaning fee
All reservations require an 11% Illinois tax

Payment options include check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover only)
All reservations require a 30% payment of balance to book the house with a signed rental agreement, and the balance is due two weeks prior to rental date
Refund available up to two weeks prior to reservation