About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Our secluded home sits high above it all on Cogan Drive in Galena Territory. It is surrounded by forest on three sides and has two decks, overlooking 10-15 miles of trees, farmland and pastures. It is located very close to the Owners Club pool and recreation facility and very close to the Marina. At the Marina one can rent row boats and pontoons for relaxation or fishing. Right outside our home and running through the entire territory are miles and miles of trails that are perfect for hiking and cross-country skiing. We are 2 minutes from the championship golf courses located at the resort. We are 10-15 minutes from the downhill skiing at Chestnut Mountain. We are 10 minutes from the quaint restaurants and shopping of downtown Galena. Also, located in the area are wineries and Kayaking facilities.
Keywords: Secluded 3 bedroom home
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Mary Kelsay
My husband and I are both educators and many years ago we decided to buy our rental home as a place to vacation with our family during our summers off, and a place to share with other people. We love our home because it allows us peace and relaxation that we do not always find in the Chicagoland area. We love the quiet and privacy of our house. We have three daughters with whom we have shared many wonderful times in Galena. We believe that it is the perfect getaway!
Mary Kelsay purchased this House in 2002
Why Mary Kelsay chose The Galena Territory
We chose to buy our home in Galena because of it's proximity to the Chicagoland area and because of all of the wonderful amenities the area provides. Every season is special in Galena! From swimming and hiking in the summer, to watching the changing of the leaves and the cool golf in the fall, to downhill and cross country skiing in the winter, and watching the new foliage appear in the spring.
What makes this House unique
We enjoy relaxing on either the top or bottom deck of the home and taking in the awesome view provided. In the winter we love sitting in the outdoor hot tub then warming up by the fire. All seasons allow us to sit in our living room and watch nature right outside the window. We have spotted many types of birds, wild turkey and deer. In the summer the kids walk to the pool or hike the trails nearby.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great place for a girls get away!
We rented this home for a ladies get away! Perfect setting. Views were amazing. Home was comfortable and provided our group of 6 ladies plenty of space.
My girlfriends and I just spent the weekend here. We LOVED it. The owner was very warm and friendly. It is very spacious yet cozy . The hot tub is Excellent. Which was a key factor for us. Beautiful fireplace to sit by and enjoy our drinks and meals. Large table for playing games. Sure it had 1 or 2 things could be upgraded. But We would definately go back there. Views are beautiful. Great porches. I recommend this home. Thank you Kelsay Family
Five lifelong college girlfriends spent a wonderful and relaxing weekend at the Above it All home. The best word to describe the home is "comfortable" The great room encompasses the entire upper level and provides plenty of space for togetherness, from cooking, playing board games, watching a video and most importantly, catching up. The upper deck was just the place for a BBQ and dinner at the picnic table. We didn't take advantage of that huge hot tub. No time!
Loved the surroundings...trees, trees and more trees! A great area for walking and a short walk to the beautiful club house provided all of the activity amenities one would want. We spotted a few wild turkeys during our stay.
The bedrooms being on the entry level would provide a wonderful opportunity to sleep in, but we didn't. Both bathrooms are on the lower level, no problem for us, just a little inconvenient.
A few concerns worth noting that lessened the vacation feel for us. The toilets are in need of replacement as there are typed instructions taped to the toilet top on how to make them stop running. In the master bath, we regularly had to jiggle the handle and even remove the top, put our hands in the tank, to wiggle a handle to make it stop. Not much of a problem in the 2nd bath. Additionally, having to haul garbage to the disposal site across the Territory left a bad taste in our mouths. Seems like something the housekeeper would do instead of the guests.
Other minor issues, there is only one TV, perhaps, 36" and enough seating for 6 adults in front of the TV. TV seemed really small relative to the huge room and huge, gorgeous fireplace. The great room A/C is extremely loud but does a tremendous job of cooling that huge room.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay and had a great time on our first trip to Galena. Mary was wonderful to work with, timely with communication and willing to help in any way possible.
Great weekend get-away!
There were 6 of us (3 couples) who stayed the weekend in this beautiful home. Mary Kelsay was great to work with, was very helpful, and offered numerous times to help us find places to go and things to do in the Galena area.
This home is lovely, clean, and everything we could have hoped for.
HUGE thumbs up from us. We would highly recommend staying here. The living-room and kitchen areas were clean and welcoming, the bedrooms were just right, and the hot tub was AWESOME! Great place to stay. Thanks Mary for making our weekend getaway be so incredible! :)
Great times in Galena
My wife and I had a wonderful time in Galena and it all started with this amazing house in the territories. Three bedrooms, hot tub, fire place, and close to downtown helped make this a memorable weekend for us. The house is walking distance to the clubhouse and a farmers market. We will definitely stay here again and recommend it to any couple or couples looking for a weekend away from the kids. We also plan on bringing the kids and using the clubhouse in the future. What a great find.
Great Place to stay!!!
This was a great place to stay. So close to downtown and very nice people to work with on reservations s and information. Would stay here again!!!!