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Fall Rates/Stay 7 Nights for the Price of 5/Prime Location in Galena Territory

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8, fulll kitchen, great room w/stone fireplace

The home has been all updated when we purchased in 2002. There are walnut wood floors on the main level and frieze carpet on all the other level. There is a bathroom on each level with tile for the flooring. The home is inviting and a comfortable place to have a weekend get away! There are two flat screen television located in the two family room areas.
There are three level to the home. The first level has a great room with a stonewall fireplace, full kitchen, harvest eating table, and a bar height counter top that will eat 4 people comfortable. There is a screened porch, and a deck with a view of the beautiful golf course on the main level. The bedroom has a queen size bed in bedroom and a full bath with tub and shower.The lower level has Laundry facilities, Full bath with tub and shower, Family room area with a screen door opening to the patio where the fire pit is located. The family room has a three cushion sofa and a chair and a half the are sleepers, these will sleep 3 people comfortable. The Bedroom on this floor has two full size beds in order to sleep 4 people.
The upper level has a Bedroom with Queen size bed, a loft area with a Twin bed and a Full bath with a shower only. The home is decorated in a rustic decor, the exterior view is of the third hole of the north golf course. There is a weber gas grill for grilling pleasures that is located on the ground level patio.

Groceries: The drive to Galena coming from the east is a very pleasant drive. You travel in a US Rt 20 which is a two lane highway. You travel thru many small towns such as Lena, Elizabeth, Stockton. There is a grocery store in the town of Stockton by the name of 'Sullivans Foods', this is a great place to stop and stock up on reasonably priced groceries as you are arriving. In the territories there is a general store for necessities, there is also a wonderful deli and bakery and meat counter here. They do also rent more current videos here for a 24 hour time period. You can also stay on Rt 20 past the turn to get downtown galena and there is a Piggly Wiggly and a Walmart super store. Gas at the Walmart is usually cheaper.

Short cut to town: When driving out of Green View Lane you want to take a left on to eagle ridge dr. and then your very next left on to thunder bay from here you will drive about 2 miles you will see the trash facilty on the left side just before that there is a farm road that will take you out to Rt 20 again. This will cut down your drive to town at least 15 minutes or more.

House essentials: When you arrive at the house you will need to turn on the water which is located inn the laundry room on the lowest level. Behind the door you will see a faucet, you need to open that valve when you arrive and close that valve when you leave. The thermostat has been programed for the heat and the cooling. When you arrive you need to open the cover and push run program and when you leave if you could set it at 55 degrees in the winter and in the summer at 80 degrees. I have a well stocked kitchen for your use, pat and pans, dishes for a service of 8 people, coffee pot, tea kettle,silverware, cutting knives, toaster, a few serving dishes, cutting boards, measuring cups, few spices, salt & pepper, sugar, paper towels, dish towels, dish soap, cleaning supplies. Let me know if there is any questions about any other items. The bathrooms have toiletries, body soap, hand soap. I also have laundry soap if you need to wash a few things in the new front load washer & dryer.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2075 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 double


  • Lower level bedroom has 2 full size beds, the other two levels have queen size beds in each bedroom. There is also a sleeper sofa in the familyroom in the lower that has an air mattress along with a sleeper chair and half this area can comfortable sleep 3 people....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    on first level...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    on lower level...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    on upper level...moreless

  • A bathroom on each level of the house, lower level tub and shower. Main level tub and shower, upper level shower only. I provide toilet paper, hand soap and body soap....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house is decorated in a rustic colorado decor with a 2 story wood burning fireplace. The main level familyroom has a new flat screen television, vaulted ceiling, leather couches and a cozy reclining chair. The kitchen has cherry cabinets with granite counter tops, all new stainless appliances. It can comfortable seat 10 people 6 at the harvest table and counter seating for 4. There is a screened porch with table and chairs that seat 4 people. Also a wood deck with a weber gas grill and a golf course view from the two back decks. The lower level has a familyroom with TV and dvd player. There is a sleeper sofa with an air mattress and a sleeper chair and a half and a walkout basement to a wood deck. On this level is also a laundry room with new front load washer and dryer with laundry soap and softener for your use....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    I recently installed direct TV with 20 channels, we have a flat screen television on the main level of the house. ...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    I have a few classic DVD's that can be watched in the end table on the main floor of the house. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    A old Stagecoach town, the De Soto House is a hotel that once was used for travelers on the stage coaches traveling through the Galena Area. ...moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    A view of the third hole of the north golf course is what you will see out the back of our property....moreless

  • Lake:

    Lake Galena is a fishing lake only, there are only there is no water skiing boats on this lake. This makes it a very relaxing and wonderful experience. ...moreless

  • River:

    Located close to the Mississippi river, where the chestnut ski lodge is located and you have beautiful views of the river all year around....moreless

  • Rural:

    The house is located around many beautiful trees along the golf course which make the area very private and provide beautiful color in the fall season....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    1 year old front load, energy efficient dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    I have a second driveway for parking extra vehicles...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    1 year old front load energy efficient washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Available for your use....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood burning, wood supplied...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Service for 8 dish ware, more services of silverware. Glass ware available, pots and pans, toaster, knives, wine openers....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Newly installed stainless steel dishwasher....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    We have a newly updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, available for your use. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Newly installed stainless steel dishwasher....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    A small refrigerator for your use, no ice maker, trays to make ice for your needs....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a screen room and also 2 decks off the back of the house, 1 is main level and the other is lower level...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a homeowners facility which has a outdoor pool between the memorial and labor day weekends in the summer. There are amenity tags for your use located at the house....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


Write a review 4.9
from 53 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%


Security Deposit of $250.00 in a check form along with a signed contract required. If checking in on a Sunday, cleaning fee will be $100. We accept credit cards, and also Pay Pal. Three night Min. for Holidays, Christmas, New Years, Easter, Memorial Weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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This property is located in the galena territories, a unique golfing community with many family activities! It is about 15 minutes from the town of galena which is an old stage coach town along the Mississippi river. The town is full of little shops and restaurants that is set into the hillside. There is lots of wildlife in the area, many species of birds, wild turkey, & deer. There is an Inn at the territories where there is a spa for your leisure enjoyment, also a gift shop and a main restaurant and a bar restaurant. There are many events throughout the year organized in the area such as a hot air balloon events, civil war days, etc. You can also rent a pontoon boat and enjoy a sail around lake galena. There is also a stable where you and your family can enjoy a trail ride or a rodeo over the 4th of July holiday weekend. There is a new local hospital in Galena.

You are about 30 minutes from the border of Dubuque Iowa, there is a gambling boat & other site seeing attractions.

Golf: There are four separate golf courses in the Galena Territories. There is the north course the south course and a short 9 holes course and also what is called the 'General' a more difficult course. I am not a member of these courses, but you can easily set up tee times in the golf season.

Ski: Our home is about 10 miles away from chestnut mountain that overlooks the Mississippi river. There is ski rental there in the winter and in the summer they have an alpine slide that is great fun for the whole family. In the town of Dubuque on the other side of the Mississippi there is sundown ski resort. They also have rental facilities, for your skiing pleasure.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

About: We purchased the property for our own families use. As our family grew and we weren't able to spend as much time there, we decided to share our home with others. It has been a wonderful experience getting to know others who have come to enjoy the Galena area as much as we have. The continued revenue from visitors has enabled us to continually care for the home and made it a wonderful place to enjoy your time away from home anytime of the year.

Why The Galena Territory, Guilford Township, IL, USA:
The nice thing about this property is that it has a wonderful view of the golf course and yet very private. The area provides great outdoor activities all year round. Boating, Fishing, Golfing and Hiking in the spring, summer and fall. Skiing in the winter season and relaxing by a cozy fire.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I believe the most unique benefit to this property is it's location it is centrally located in the Galena Territory Area. It is about 5 min, drive to the Eagle Ridge Inn which is convenient for many of our guest who are attending weddings at the Inn. There is a back way to town that is about 15 min. drive, also a 5 min. drive to the homeowners club. The homeowners club is where you will find the indoor pool all year around as well as the workout facility. The Indoor pool is open year round at the homeowners club also.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Back of House Deck Entry to Yard from Main level

    Back of House Deck Entry to Yard from Main level

  • Great room fireplace

    Great room fireplace

  • View of golf course from upper level deck

    View of golf course from upper level deck

  • Screened room

    Screened room

  • First Floor Entry to Bathroom

    First Floor Entry to Bathroom

  • Upper level bedroom, queen size bed

    Upper level bedroom, queen size bed

  • Upper Level Loft Area with twin size bed

    Upper Level Loft Area with twin size bed

  • Lower Level Bedroom with two full size beds

    Lower Level Bedroom with two full size beds

  • Lower level full bathroom with tub and shower

    Lower level full bathroom with tub and shower

  • New galena territory homeowners indoor swim pool

    New galena territory homeowners indoor swim pool

  • Two new out door pools with water slides

    Two new out door pools with water slides

  • Stair View of Back of House

    Stair View of Back of House

  • Main floor great room dinette and kitchen

    Main floor great room dinette and kitchen

  • Dinette, with view of upper deck & screened room

    Dinette, with view of upper deck & screened room

  • Kitchen


  • First Floor Bedroom

    First Floor Bedroom

  • Main floor full size bathroom

    Main floor full size bathroom

  • Upper level bedroom dresser view

    Upper level bedroom dresser view

  • Upper level full bathroom with shower

    Upper level full bathroom with shower

  • Lower Level Bedroom Closet wall

    Lower Level Bedroom Closet wall

  • Lower level living space

    Lower level living space

  • Homeowner workout room looks out to pool area

    Homeowner workout room looks out to pool area

  • View from the Cliff overlooking the Lake

    View from the Cliff overlooking the Lake

  • Back of House

    Back of House

VRBO #306785

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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