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

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
4
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

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 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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 Galena

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Secluded Wooded Retreat 6- BR, W/Pond, Hot Tub, Sleeps 12+!!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
McHenry, IL
5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Large group of us all stayed here; plenty of room for everyone; house was well furnished, however, could have used more towels in bathrooms. Great location, very secluded yet close to town. Can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincolnshire, IL.
5

Mother/Daughter Reunion

  • 5 of 5

A group of six women and five daughters rented this house for five days. The central space containing a kitchen, living room and dining table seating ten was perfect for our group. The kitchen was well equipped since we were eating all of our meals there. The only complaint was that the dishwasher did not do a good job of cleaning the dishes. It should be replaced. This is a great house for group events. The bedrooms, closets and bathrooms are perfect for ten to twelve guests. We had such fun here and will look forward to coming back in warmer weather when we can take advantage of the hot tub, fire pit and screened porches.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Galena Territory Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this secluded, wooded retreat. We rented this home for a family birthday celebration and it was everything we hoped for. There were 9 of us ranging in age from 21-80. Everyone loved all the house had to offer. There were enough beds for everyone to get a great nights sleep, a huge gathering space and great cooking kitchen. We spent a lot of time outside around the fire pit. This is a great party house. We highly recommend this for any fun occasion where you want to gather people together, cook some great meals and relax in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Illinois
4

very flexible, lots of room

  • 4 of 5

This property has two buildings, one has 4 bedrooms, the other 2 bedrooms. It offers lots of flexibility for groups/families. A large lounging area is near kitchen on main floor in bigger building. The bottom floor has a large TV area with substantial seating. The other building has a large well-equiped gaming area. The grounds have swing set, small pond, burn pit, and hot tub area. However the hot tub would not heat which was disappointing as our group would have enjoyed it.

All-in-all, we would rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

5 friends and I stayed here for a girls' weekend. There is a carriage house with two bedrooms and then the main house has 4 bedrooms, plus a couple of futons. I didn't want to stay in the carriage house, because I thought it smelled a bit musty, but my friends who did stay there, had no issues. The house is very comfortable, with many amenities, and is in a beautiful setting! There were wild turkeys one morning at the end of the lane! Very quiet and cozy. The house has all dishes etc available and everything was in working order, except one of the tubs did not drain well during a shower. I would stay here again. There is a pool table and other games out in the carriage house. There is a hot tub, which we didn't use, but it looked like it needed a good cleaning to me. There was also a three-season porch. Some of the furniture was a little worn, but all beds and bedrooms were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford, IL
5

Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for our wedding weekend and it was AMAZING. Both houses were emaculate - with beautiful decor. Plenty of space for all of our family - loved the oversized kitchen table for everyone. Lots of screened in areas to enjoy the outside without bugs. It was a very secluded private area with a stunning view. Loved relaxing in the hot tub too. Thank you for an amazing stay - we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

The Galena Territory House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$575
$3,000
 
 
Spring/Summer/Fall
May 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$600
$3,000
 

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

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Amenities

The Galena Territory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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 16
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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