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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6) winter discoun

Close to hotel, golf course view, convenience store nearby, free use and near owners Club House. A lot to do regardless of ones interests and a lot to do with families with kids of all ages.

A nicely updated Townhouse with outstanding views, and a very convenient location. Golf course view, green space views and a lot of tree views. Relaxing, quiet, lovely two bedrooms (one up stairs and one on main floor), secluded lovely deck and a convenient location. Please reference the past renters reviews. Partake in all of our amenities that come with the townhouse rental for no extra charge.

There is also free use of the owners club, for no added charge,with new outdoor pools, adult and kiddies, in door large lap pool, fitness center, game room, WIFI, gym, cafe, game room and TV room).

My townhouse has a gorgeous view overlooking the 12th hole of the North Golf Course ( not close enough for golf balls).

A lovely two-bedroom town house, end unit. Second floor has a bedroom with a full bathroom. The deck overlooks a golf course and a spectacular view of the Galena Territories.

We have many special week ends and festivals in this area throughout the year so just call me or email for ideas. I like to talk to my renters for suggestions or questions. Also, I give my renters a "bucket list " of shops, restaurants, places to see, galleries etc.

Located in 6800 acres in northwestern Illinois, in the beautiful Galena Territory. I like talking to my renters and provide suggestions as needed.

2 Bedrooms/2 Baths ( one bedroom/full bath upstairs, very private, one bedroom/full bath on main level).

Kitchen, new appliances, includes a microwave.

Queen /Queen.

Sofa Sleeper.

Cable TV/DVD/ Hi Def

2nd TV in Master Bedroom.

Wood Fireplace.


Weber Gas Grill On Deck.

Golf Course View.

Besides nearby golf courses, Galena Territories has tennis courts, walking trails a lake (marina for pontoon boats and fishing that can be rented), and riding stables. There is also a 24 hour security force.

Downhill skiing is a short drive to Chestnut Mountain. Sundown ski area is only 30 minutes away.

The town of Galena is a short drive from Galena Territory with numerous specialty shops, art galleries and many excellent restaurants from gourmet to ethnic to pizza to sandwich and breakfast places. Dubuque is about a 30 minute drive from Galena Territory. To drive to Chicago is 2.5 to 3 hour drive, Rockford is 1 hour drive.

Call or email for reservation and brochures and details on amenities. Will discount beyond three day rental.

Keywords: town home 2 Bedroom, 2 Story property 370595

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About ed

My wife and I bought the townhouse 13 years ago because we wanted a nice get away place in driving distance to the Chicago suburbs, where we live and fell in love with this Galena area (called the Galena Territory) which are 6800 acres of green space, lake, hotel, golf courses, owners club and much more and near the town of Galena which is a unique upscale town focused to the tourist trade and the entire Main Street is on the National Historical Registry. It looks just like it did when President Grant lived here. We now live in this territory full time and love it in all seasons . It is one of the most picturesque location you can find. So we built a house and now rent our townhouse.

ed purchased this townhome in 2004

Why ed chose Galena

Our townhouse is a lovely two bedroom townhouse. We keep the Townhouse well updated adding new furniture, appliances often plus all of the other kitchen items and linens and towels so all you need to do is just come. When sitting on the deck there is no one attached to the deck so all you do is enjoy the view and sitting outside. The view from inside or outside is spectacular. This is a very quiet location and yet it is near the amenities what ever you want to do in the territory. To the town of Galena it is only 20 minutes and in the winter skiing is only 30 minutes away.

We are not golfers or skiers so why do we love this area. We went from part time residents to now full time residents. Very relaxing, we find much to do. ( even not playing golf or skiing), we love shopping in the town, going to the art galleries, going to the artist gallery openings, going to wineries and because it is tourist oriented, almost monthly there are festivals and special weekends all year long, art festivals, craft show week end, the taste of Galena, hot air balloon races and much more or just driving on the picturesque roads in any season ( fall is gorgeous but I also love the other seasons for views). Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall this place is wonderful with a lot to do.

We also love the many excellent restaurants in the town and at the hotel Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. We come from Chicago,a restaurant town, but some of the best gourmet, ethnic and pizza restaurants are in Galena.

What makes this townhome unique

Nestled among the most beautiful hills and valleys in the Midwest, The Galena Territory is a 6,800-acre planned residential and recreational community. Property owners and their guests, and resort guests enjoy a variety of amenities that include boating and fishing on Lake Galena, hiking on 23 miles of trails through pristine woodlands and prairies, 63-holes of championship golf, at the nearby hotel plus other golf in Galena area. Horseback riding at the Shenandoah Riding Center.

Besides the above amenities, we have an outstanding Owners Club that my renters can use with indoor and outdoor pools, a large complete fitness center, game rooms, basketball court, outdoor tennis and kids playground plus much more.

A vacation spot with much to do and not far drive to get to this area anywhere in the midwest.

The town of Galena is a unique art gallery, restaurant, shopping town that is on the National Regisitry so it looks like it did when President Grant was here in the mid 1800's. Very unique with great stores, eating and galleries. All seasons, there is much to do or just relax.

The area where my townhouse is plus the town of Galena is fun for all ages, kids to all adults.

In all seasons this area is nice and there are festivals throughout the year. I like it in some respects more in winter than the rest of the year. Festivals:

February is the Taste of Galena - many samples from the town restaurants to eat one Friday night in February.

March is wine lovers week end. Lots of wine samples from all over the world plus special dinners.

June is Hot Air Baloon races, top of Illinois wine tasting held in Grant Park plus other special week end events..

Late June or July 4th is a rodeo and then fireworks.

October is a very large craft fair

November is Beajolais Novveau week end. The horse drawn wagon stops at restaurants and drops off the new beajolais wine

December is luminaries week end. The town of Galena puts out 5000 luminaries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay, The weather was beautiful. The view from the house was nice, Yesterday we went to Chestnut Mountain water sliding. We will be back
Aug 2006
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The Galena Territory Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1) In living room is pull out sofa. Queen size brand new
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
As part of this area and a short drive are stables, they provide rides for kids and adults plus lessons. One hour trail ride is a lot of fun even if you have not been on a horse. There are 23 miles of maintained walking trails. Hot Air Baloon rides are nearby Fishing The lake is nearby which is a private lake owned by our association but Pontoon Boats and fishing boats are available for rent by the hour. The owners Club not far from townhouse has pools, in and out, fitness center, basketball court, game room,cafe and playground. New pools in and out and fitness center added this year and is better than most in the large cities.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.78125 based on 35 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The town home was cozy and perfect for two couples. Even though the weather was cold and rainy, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We enjoyed the spa, golf, shopping and just relaxing . I would certainly stay here again while visiting Galena.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed having Kim and her guests at my townhouse. I always check the weather a few days ahead for my renters and send it to them. My renters also get a bucket list from me of where to go, where to eat, where to shop etc. I also let Kim know that I have rain suggestions if needed but they had a nice time. All renters have the use of the owners Club house as well.
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Small definitely a rental property. Owner very nice and wants to make your stay nice.

  • 3 of 5

Home was clean, 80's decorated and kitchen supplies avg to below.

Owner gave us use of owners club which was great. Owner also gave us a great write up on what to do for New Years.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I enjoyed having you as a renter. Sounds like the suggestison wrre helpful.
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Great hospitality and very nice town home!

  • 5 of 5

This rental town home is top notch, it made our visit to Galena a wonderful experience. Thank you Ed for all the information on what to do while we were there visiting, we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oswego IL

Fun Mother/Daughter weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this townhome for 2 nights with my daughter and wished we had more nights. There is so much to do. the townhouse was clean and well maintained. Ed, the owner, sent a bucket list of things to do. There is also a binder in the townhome that contains dozens of pamphlets on where to shop and more activities. We loved the pool and many trails. We will definitely be back! We must show little brother and dad all the fun they missed out on. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and your daughter. I enjoyed talking with you the several times we spoke and giving you additional suggestions beyond my bucket list. Please do come again and all stores and restaurants stay open all year so this area is nice in any season with a lot to do. Thanks again for your kind words.
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Condo was fine for our family

  • 5 of 5

Condo was clean and worked out great for our family for ourJuly 4th reunion!

Thanks so much !

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for your review. I enjoyed having you. Please come again and any season as you know when we have spoken is very nice up here.
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Cozy and simple

  • 4 of 5

Very nice, clean and welcoming townhouse with a nice view of golf course. It is small so there is not a lot of room to spread out but that was just fine for us. Conveniently located near general store and resort.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for your nice review of your stay in my townhouse. Please come again.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Dubuque, 30 Miles away
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
At Location
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
At Location
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
8 miles
Car: necessary

Wineries. Not far are a few wineries in the Galena area and in the Iowa Dubuque area are wineries.


Rates & Availability

The Galena Territory Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
in season
May 12 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
july 4th holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
in season
Jul 5 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 2 2017 - May 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

Weekly and monthly discounts.
Discounts on stays beyond 3 nights.

Holiday week ends require a three night minimum - memorial day holiday, July 4 holiday, Labor day holiday,

holidays in winter are at in season rates. $195 per night xmas and new year
thanksgiving, New Years.


rates subject to change

If cancelled up to three weeks before reservation, the deposit is kept. If reservation is cancelled after being made, but prior to three weeks before, a $100 processing fee will be charged to credit card and remainder credited back to your credit card..

CHARGE FOR ANY DAMAGE, MISUSE or SMOKING – will be charged to you. VRBO offers a protection policy when you process your credit card if you want.

Amenity tags and two townhouse keys must be left otherwise there is a $50 charge for each. One key is in key box and one with all amenity tags is hanging on kitchen hook.

Limited to no more than 5 adults or four adults and 2 children

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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