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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,025 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5) winter discou

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.

An excellent shut in get away in winter.

Stores, galleries and restaurants open all year.

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:
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Calendar last updated:
January 30, 2018

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 The Galena Territory

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:
  • 1025 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • limited to five adults max.
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 5
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.763158 based on 41 reviews

Quiet unit good location

  • 4 of 5

Pretty location with a line of trees at the end of the property, before the golf course starts. We utilized the deck for some meals, it was nice and private. The unit was impressively quiet! I traveled with my sister and daughter for a four night stay, we all had plenty of room. My daughter who is thirteen thought the wifi worked great, members club indoor pool was great for swimming (outdoor is more geared for smaller children), horseback riding was great fun (aunt thought the hour and a half ride was far too long for her bum), great walking trails and awesome old architecture downtown Galena (that part was me!) Ed the property host is very helpful with any question you have. Would stay here again even with my family of five as there is plenty of space. Thanks Ed!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank you for that very lovely review . I enjoyed having you as a renter and speaking with you the several times we spoke. I am glad you had such a nice time and I look for you again. All seasons work well here since everything stays open all year and besides having much to do in a lovely setting it is a very nice quiet relaxing place as well. thanks gain for your rental visit.
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Very quaint and beautiful and a great location! Will be back to this property again!

  • 5 of 5

Really liked the place! It was very nice and enjoyed the bucket list of activities! The owners club was very great to access to that as well! The owner ed was very helpful with getting the property booked and responded to every email in a timely matter! U will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your nice review. i enjoyed having you as a renter. i am glad you liked the townhouse and facilities and location. the bucket list i give all my renters has expanded over the years as i add more to it plus i like talking or comunicating with my renters for suggestions for them which i did with you. besides keeping the townhouse well up dated my wife and i also keep after the little things that just adds to an enjoyable stay. it was a pleasure having you and i look for you to rent again. all seasons all restaurants shops and galleries are open so even in winter a quick get away is always nice.
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House was very cozy and the owner/manager was very accommodating. We had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very cozy. We love visiting Galena. The houses in the territory alphabet such a beautiful view. Even more so when it’s snowing!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Truly enjoyed having you. Thank you for your review and cozy sounds nice. Hope to have you rent again and enjoyed communicating with you. You mentioned shopping and all open with many choices which makes it enjoyable.
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Excellent property. Very well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in the Territory's a number of times, and this was the best rental unit of them all. Very well maintained, clean, and functional. The owner takes great pride in providing an excellent experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for that review. Much appreciated. I enjoyed having you as a renter and look for you to rent again. Any season is nice up here even winter since all stores, galleries and restaurants stay open all year.
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Had a great 4th of July holiday in Galena. Plenty to do and the accomodations were great.

  • 4 of 5

My family really enjoyed the long 4th of July weekend in Galena. Plenty to do in town (my boys really enjoyed the specialty root beer shop). The fireworks show in town were fantastic. Ed was a great host and made sure everything was just right. Sure beat a stay in a hotel. The homeowners association clubhouse had a nice pool and plenty to do as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having Mark and his family. Once I learned he has two boys and ages, I have a separate bucket list of many things to do with a family and sent it. Besides adult type of activities there is a lot for families to do which is why I have two bucket lists one for adults and one when you have kids and of any age. Once he shared the ages with me I also emailed additional ideas for activities.
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Our family was very comfortable and we had everything we needed for the weekend. The amenities were great and the location was perfect for all of our activities! Would definitely stay again. Thanks Ed!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed having you and your family. It was also nice talking with you since it gives me an opportunity to make suggestions. Of course, I provided my bucket list of to does and eating places plus my bucket list when you have kids. It sounds like all of you had a great time. I also appreciated your lovely comments left in my guest book. You now see how nice this area is for families. I look for you again. ED
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

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, and new years.

New Years. If you need three days for thanksgiving due to the limitation of the VRBO rate system, let me know. I can rent Thanksgiving for two days if you want. Thanksgiving rates are shown


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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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