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Secluded Wooded Retreat 6- BR, W/Pond, Hot Tub, Sleeps 12+!!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12+)

As you drive down our wooded lane you leave behind your hectic daily life and enter your own private refuge.

The Main House has 4 BRs and 3.5 baths. The main floor has open floor plan w/ a gourmet kitchen, a 6-seat island, dining room table for 10, and a naturally lighted sitting room with an old fashioned wood stove. The main floor MBR contains a king bed, private bath w/large two head shower, and a private balcony. Off the dining area is another balcony and a covered/screened-in porch. The kitchen has a stove and gas grill with all the utensils needed to prepare a feast for family and friends.

The lower level offers 3 spacious BRs w/ queen beds w/built-in bookcases, 2 full baths and walk out access to a large backyard. The centrally located media room contains a large TV and lots of comfortable seating.

The Coach House has 2 queen sized BRs and 1 full bath. A game area with pool, foosball, poker, and air hockey tables. Also a video seating area.

A brick walkway leads to a private pond, deck/pier w/arbor, hot tub and lots of outdoor furniture to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

Renters of Galena Territory homes have access to a Marina(to fish or rent boats, tennis courts), Owner's Club(fitness room, basketball court, new indoor/outdoor pool), Golf Courses(63-holes & driving range), Winter Sports(ice skating, sledding, cross country skiing), Shennadoah Riding Center(trail rides & lessons).

Historic Galena, a 15-min. drive, offers a return to the 1850's with museums, restored Main Street containing antique/boutique shops, restaurants and nightly entertainment.

Dubuque, Iowa, a 30-min. drive, offers river boat rides on the Mississippi River, an Aquarium, Indoor water park, Two Casinos and a Dog Racing Track.

Keywords: secluded, private, vacation, rental, hot tub, pond, retreat, house, scenic views 6 - bedroom

More Details

Owner
David Batka
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About David Batka

About eight years ago friends of ours loaned us their house in Galena Territory for a couple of days while the well was being repaired at our home. Also at this time we were looking for a place to build a therapeutic riding center for special needs individuals. We fell in love with the Galena/Jo Daviess County experience and decided this would be the place where we would build the center. In 2008 our dream was realized and the center was opened. It is called 'Area of Dreams' and is located on Blackjack Road near Chestnut Mountain Ski Area. See links for further information.

David Batka purchased this house in 2008

Why David Batka chose The Galena Territory

The center relies 100% on volunteer help. At the time we lived 3-hours away and most of the volunteers were from the same area. The center operates on weekends, so we needed a facility to house the volunteers who came on weekends. Luckily we found this unique property that fit these needs.

What makes this house unique

This is a very secluded/private property that makes people feel they are deep in the north woods even tho civilization is just over the next hill or on the other side of the trees. As people enter the house they immediately begin to relax due to inviting and warm atmosphere of the house. Next they cannot wait to explore the many unique and fascinating features of the property. The tin ceiling, wood stove, hot tub and pier, pond, media and game rooms, and interesting decorative items. The open floor plan offers a wonderful place for family and friends to enjoy each others fellowship.

Amenities

The Galena Territory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Sleeper Sofa(2) or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Secluded Wooded Retreat 6- BR, W/Pond, Hot Tub, Sleeps 12+!!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
5

Absolutely a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here and we all loved it! The property was very clean and also was very large. We all had lots of room to enjoy different activities. The owner was also extremely nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your family enjoyed your weekend getaway. Hope to see you again. Sincerely David
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Beautiful Location

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view and property! Great fall getaway with the whole family. Plenty of room for everyone. Enjoyed the pond view and rolling hills, the game room in the coach house and the hot tub too! Clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting and amazing house and coach house. We had room for all of us!! It was perfect

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Rental Home

  • 5 of 5

Dave-

Thank you. Our best rental experience ever. House is clean well kept and one of the few rental homes where you have total privacy. We will be coming back next year for our annual golf trip and hope that the property will be available.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice secluded area!

  • 5 of 5

We had a couple's retreat and was suprised by the size of the property. Two separate houses ( a four bedroom and two bedroom). Nice scenery, and well stocked kitchen. All full size beds and sofa sleepers. Had a very vintage feel. Would definitely stay again. Thanks again david!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous home in secluded area with a lot of space for large groups.

  • 5 of 5

Davids home is great for anyone traveling with a large group. We had 7 couples and everyone had their own bedrooms! The house is gorgeous and the property is even better. The hot tub is the icing on the cake. Thanks David!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Downtown Galena
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eagle Ridge Resort/63 holes
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Downtown Galena or Eagle Ridge Resort
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Chestnut Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
12 Eagle Lane
Nearest Point of Interest
Owner's Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Shennanoh Riding Stable
Nearest Point of Interest
Eagle Ridge Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
General Store/Gas Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Galena Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
East Golf Course(9-Holes)
Nearest Point of Interest
North Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
South Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
The "General" Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Galena Territory Main Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
305 North Inn/Downtown Galena
Nearest Point of Interest
Arena of Dreams/Therapeutic Center
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Credit needed to hold reservation. Full payment is made is the form of a check at time of check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.