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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:
March 17, 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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(16 traveler reviews)

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Comfortable, Relaxing Vacation Getaway - 5 BR/5 BA
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

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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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: August 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: June 2016
  • Source: 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.