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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property


ENJOY THE GOOD COMPANY OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS at THE LAKE HOUSE (2,300 sq. ft. 2 levels, 3 BEDROOMS, queen beds, 3 1/2 baths, 1 queen sleeper), NESTLED IN THE WOODS ABOVE LAKE GALENA. ENJOY shopping, golfing, fishing, or hiking, or just relax and refresh in the HOT TUB. The LAKE HOUSE is builder designed/owned (ROBERT JOHNSON BUILDERS INC.) and HIGHLY maintained. Accommodations combine whimical decorating with lots of COMFORT. ENJOY 'just like home' amenities, washer/dryer, satellite TV's. PLENTY of towels, all bedding, sheets, pillows, blankets, soap and paper goods. Dish detergent, napkins and trash bags provided for your carefree stay. Outdoor deck, screen porch, picnic table, and charcoal grill (charcoal provided). Windows everywhere provide sunlight throughout open flowing interiors with hardwood floors.




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Bobbie Johnson, Robert Johnson Rentals LLC. 815-777-9777 -
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Bobbie Johnson, Robert Johnson Rentals LLC. 815-777-9777 -

Bob and I decided to get away from it all and do a day trip to Galena. Before getting to town Bob wanted to see the golf course his brother played in The Galena Territory.

We passed the model homes and later visited them. We both fell in love with The Territory that day and we bought our first lot. While building our summer home, Bob fell in love with everything about Galena. He convinced me to move here with our son, Bret, then 7 years old. I gave Bob a year here and guess what? It was the best thing that we have ever done!!!!! It is a step back in time, everyone knows each other, you catch up with friends while shopping for groceries at Piggly Wiggly or Walmart. You know your children or grandchildren are safe at all times.

Bob and I feel privileged that we live in such a friendly, naturally beautiful, safe environment. We absolutely love everything about Galena and The Galena Territory. Bob is a general contractor, so we are able to use our vacation home rentals as models for clients who wish to build here. We also have a small subdivision in town.

Bobbie Johnson, Robert Johnson Rentals LLC. 815-777-9777 - purchased this house in 1995

Why Bobbie Johnson, Robert Johnson Rentals LLC. 815-777-9777 - chose The Galena Territory

I have always wished for a water view and I love wooded lots. THE LAKE HOUSE has both, wooded with a seasonal view of the lake! We would have built our own home on this lot but thought our son would accolade better at a larger school since we moved here from Naperville, IL.

What makes this house unique

Very secluded and private setting. HOT TUB is open to beautiful surroundings, glider swing set in the woods. Master bedroom has whirlpool tub with separate shower. 2 gathering rooms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Bob and Bobbie....Just a quick note to tell you what a great time we had here. We really enjoyed staying in your Lake House. It was so beautifully decorated and so clean. The little touches you have here -the little nick-knacks all over, the well-stocked linen closet, and such a beautiful kitchen with everything one could possibly need - made this the perfect stay. Rather than staying in a hotel room, this was truly a home. As a handyman, I can certainly appreciate the superior quality of your building skillls - from the little touches like the angled wall next to the refrigerator, the built-in bathroom vanities, the angled ceilings, all the perfectly fitted moldings and of course, the beautiful back deck. And we got to see wild turkeys! (We think that's what they were.)

We want to express our thanks to you for letting us stay in your home, and hope to come back again next year.
May 2013
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The Galena Territory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • GUESTS are responsible for trash disposal at MT HOPE-THUNDERBAY ROAD. PROXIMITY CARD NEEED FOR ENTRY.
  • If coffee pot is slow..........a new one is available in cabinet on top of refrigerator.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large window above whirlpool tub, separate shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Connected to bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Conveniently located on first floor
  • Each bedroom has a bath room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large window with wooded view. Own bathroom with shower.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful arched picture window/whirpool & separate shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Comfortable queen with own bathroom/shower
  • Master Bedroom on main level. Queen. Whirlpool tub with separate shower. Large vanity, linen closet. Q-tips, cotton balls, and all paper goods provided. Beautiful arched window. Decorated and very comfortable.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 27 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our groups first time renting a home instead of staying in a hotel. Bobbie made the experience so easy from start to finish. The house was very clean and well stocked. The view was beautiful. We made some wonderful memories and we were sad to leave. We all agreed it was a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lake House is a wonderful place to get away and relax. Galena offers some fine restaurants and bars.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at this lake house and couldn't have been happier from beginning to end. The owners were prompt and helpful during the booking process and at every point thereafter. Upon booking we received complete instructions for everything from entering the house on arrival to use of the hot tub and how to dispose of trash. Additional instructions were provided upon arrival and we never had to call the owners for assistance. This secluded getaway is in a perfect wooded setting overlooking Galena Lake. We enjoyed watching boats on the lake and wild turkeys in the yard! It was quite a drive from the Territory's main entrance from Highway 20, but we found a back way out that got us into Galena quite quickly. The layout was perfect for multiple couples as one bedroom is upstairs and two are downstairs but separated by the stairway. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom, but there is a bonus half bath on the first floor and one of the downstairs baths conveniently opens into the bedroom as well as the family room. We were amazed at how well this house was stocked. We brought some food/beverages with us and never had to go to the store to buy anything as all of the kitchen and bathroom supplies were already there for us to use. We had a great time in Galena and will likely return to stay in this house again. We also highly recommend the Log Cabin Supper Club in Galena, where we had the best steak any of us could remember!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't Have Been Any Better !

  • 5 of 5

Title says it all. The house and setting was just gorgeous, the pictures really don't do it justice. Very well appointed, didn't need a thing. Bobbie was the perfect host. Very welcoming and easy to work with. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home ! We hope to stay here again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this place, I can't say enough good things about it

  • 5 of 5

Bobbie was great, accommodating in every way possible. Check in and check out were effortless. The home is quite possibly in the most beautiful setting I've ever seen. Stayed 5 days, had a small family wedding and dinner. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to have the ceremony and the house is very accommodating, hot tub was amazing. Kids enjoyed the free wifi!! Close enough to everything we wanted to do, fishing, boating, horse back riding, relaxing, swimming and shopping, you name it this place has it. We will always come back to this place when in galena and will be recommending to anyone going to galena.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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secluded getaway

  • 4 of 5

The location is stunning though a little bit far from downtown Galena. The area had so many wonderful sites which our group thoroughly enjoyed. There was plenty of room for our party of 5. When we had some minor problems ( toaster broke), a replacement was soon delivered.

The house was spacious with 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths , 2 living areas, extensive decks with views of the beautiful wooded area and lake.

It's a wonderful spot for a pleasant vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

All of our homes are located in The Galena Territory, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. 6,800 acres of beautiful rolling hills and valleys. Thousands of years ago Ice Age glaciers traveled from the North and leveled hills and valleys but divided and detoured, sparing Jo Daviess County. Native Americans called this land Manitoomie which means God's County, which describes our little 'town that time forgot.'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Check in after 4:00. Check out before 12:00
Two night min. required. Three to four nights for some holidays.
25% deposit required to secure your reservation. Balance due 15 days before arrival date.
All rates subject to motel/motel tax.
Rates based on 1-2 persons per bed.
Reservations require a three week notice of cancellation for refund.
No substitutions or refunds on unused portion of reservations.
Fireplaces are inoperable in warm season months.

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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