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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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

Why Russ and Diane Cress chose The Galena Territory

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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 ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • 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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(18 traveler reviews)

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Comfortable, Relaxing Vacation Getaway - 5 BR/5 BA
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful Home and Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us sixty-something gals stayed here in Galena and had a wonderful week! The home was welcoming, clean, well stocked and the beds were great! We spent one day at the club house pool and the remaining time visiting the shops, restaurants and historic sites of this charming town. Doug of the Galena Tour Company gave a great overview of the town and we also drove up to Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort to have drinks in the lounge overlooking the Mississippi River. For Italian try Vinny Vinachi’s (if you can’t take the stairs for some reason there’s a handicapped entrance on Bench Street). This home and town make for a terrific getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Group Galena Weekend Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a couples getaway trip to Galena for a weekend and stayed at a very welcoming. accommodating home for our stay! The house was extremely clean, easy to access, and had a lot to offer with plenty of bedrooms, kitchen space, and the favored screened-in porch area. We spent a lot of the time away from the home exploring Galena, but when we returned back to the home it was comforting to know that anything we needed to make our trip feel safe and at home was provided to us. Definitely recommend and would stay again at this house if we come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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All the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here - the house has plenty of room and is laid out nicely for a large group with bedrooms both upstairs and downstairs and plenty of bathrooms. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need plus more. Despite the arctic cold weather, we were even able to enjoy a little sledding on the hill outside. We'd love to come back in nicer weather when we could enjoy the screened in porch and patio. Thanks for the opportunity to enjoy your home!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, Comfortable, and Clean

  • 5 of 5

Loved the 5 bedrooms and almost as many bathrooms. Our group found ourselves congregating in either the comfy family room, out on the large screened porch, or around the large kitchen table. Everything we needed was provided: towels, paper goods, all the kitchen tools, etc. It was really very nice.

If I could change anything, it would be a couple little things. For one, neither of the 2 Mister Coffee brewers seemed to work correctly, but we did get some coffee out of them. Another was the lack of instructions for fancy shower in the master bathroom. I suppose it was intended to be an upgrade, with about 4 different sources of water up and down the front wall. However, I would have been happier with a simple shower head that put out a steady stream. Finally, the ice-maker in the freezer did not work, and while that was not a huge deal, it's another one of the little things the owners would fix if they were staying there themselves.

We also enjoyed the open part of the deck (as opposed to the portion that was screened in) for stargazing and grilling. We did not even have enough time to enjoy some of the other perks I was looking forward to: the fire-pit on the lower level patio and the foosball table in the lower level.

Overall my group and I were extremely happy with this house and all it had to offer. We will very likely try to rent it again next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

Premium date rates may apply for holidays or busy seasons
In addition to the daily rates there will be a $125 cleaning fee
In addition to the daily rates there will be an 11% Illinois tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.