This four bedroom, four bathroom home is perfect for your large family, multi-family getaway or special outing with good friends. Enjoy the warmth from the fireplace in the open living room and relax in the hot tub after a day skiing or touring downtown Galena. The kitchen is stocked with cooking utensils, dishes, flatware, and spices, and ready for those who enjoy dinner in. The patio, located just off the kitchen, features a gas grill and offers an amazing view of the tree-filled property and beyond. The screened porch is ready to welcome diners or game players alike. The home is close enough to downtown Galena or to one of the many dining options at Eagle Ridge Inn to dine out. Each bedroom brings you to a different exciting country somewhere in the world! Live like a king and queen in the England Bedroom (king bed), see the Eiffel Tower in the France Bedroom (king bed), feel at ease in the Italy Bedroom (queen bed), and see red, white and blue in the great United States bedroom (2 twin beds). The lower level offers a walkout onto the patio and the awaiting fire-pit for a cozy night with a glass of red wine, or, some fun with s’mores. Unwind after a busy day of sports or sightseeing in the inviting hot tub. You can always stay inside and play foosball or watch one of the three televisions. WiFi is available for those poor souls who need to get a little work done while on vacation! The backyard is great for daytime yard games or relaxing in the warmth of a sunny day. A Piece of Our World is a cozy home retreat whether you enjoy staying is or you like to get out and see the sites!
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 4 nights
4 Bdrm/4 Ba, Sleeps 10 With Room To Roam And Incredible Sunset Views!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 19, 2018
Doug and Renee have been married since 2002. They met at church, dated a few years and when they blended their families, all together they had four daughters, Katie, Rachel, Emily, and Emma. Audrey joined them in 2004. They live in Naperville and work in the nonprofit world. Doug is a Managing Director for America’s largest network of food banks and Renee is a Communications Director for a large church in the western suburbs. Renee and Doug enjoyed rehabbing their home and are now enjoying working on A Piece of Our World Galena home. The whole family enjoys skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and the Alpine slide and soaring eagle zip line in the summer at Chestnut Mountain. Renee and Doug enjoy golfing, dining in Galena, and the fall colors of the territory.
Ginger purchased this House in 2015
Why Ginger chose The Galena Territory
Doug and Renee always enjoyed Galena’s unique history, the fall colors, the adorable shops, and the golfing. But the whole family fell in love with Galena after a ski vacation at Chestnut Mountain a few years ago. During a summer visit, the youngest daughter, at 10 years old, requested to visit an Open House in the Galena Territory. That hooked them! Even though they didn’t choose that first home, they found their perfect retreat home soon after and this is the home! They named it “A Piece of Our World” and chose each bedroom to be a different country because the idea of traveling around the world is such an exciting adventure. It lets them bring a little bit of the larger world right back to beautiful, exciting Galena.
What makes this House unique
A Piece of Our World home offers your family a fun retreat. Choose which bedroom to stay in – France, Italy, England or the United States. Relax in the large family room with the wood-burning fireplace, sip wine in the hot tub off the England room, play foosball in the game room, enjoy family dinners in the eat-in kitchen or screened-in porch, and play games in the backyard. A Piece of Our World Galena is a wonderful retreat every season of the year. In fall, the light plays off the leaves of the thousands of trees in the area and especially in the backyard of the home. In winter, it’s close to Chestnut Mountain to enjoy snow skiing then coming home to a warm fire and a relaxing hot tub. In spring, enjoy the year-round Clubhouse with tennis courts, a workout room, an indoor swimming pool, and high quality restaurant dining. In summer, enjoy the top-notch golf courses and Galena’s amazing shops and dining. Tour local wineries and taste all the flavors of local wines. Galena has a rich history and many landmarks to visit, all nestled in a beautiful setting you will want to visit again and again.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This house is a perfect get away! Private location, relaxing fire pit and the jacuzzi is a perfect ending to the day! Can't wait to go back!
Thank you Sherri! It's nice to know you did just what you intended.... relax and unwind. We'll look forward to your return!
We had a blast! This place was the perfect size for 10 guys! We went to Eagle Ridge for some footgolf. Great location. The place was very clean, organized and has everything you need to have a great time! We loved the firepit. We would recommend and come back to this place in a heartbeat!
Lovely home in paradise
We rented this home for 4 days. Our family consisted of 9 people from age 3 to 78. What a great experience. We took the boys...3 and 8 to the club house and the pool and game room was wonderful. There were areas to walk.....drive around and go into Galena itself. We ate at wonderful restaurants and shops in downtown Galena are not to be missed. Ginger was super with all contacts and kept us informed regarding everything about the house and the area. We made great use of the deck, screened in room, the hot tub and the fire pit. The homes interior had plenty of space for all of us to spread out and enjoy. We would definitely stay here again when coming to the area. Loved it !
Thanks Karen, that's just what we like to hear... families spending time together and creating lasting memories! Thank you also for taking such kind care of our home while enjoying all that it has to offer! Enjoy the rest of your summer and we'll hope to welcome you again!
Wonderful weekend get away!
Beautiful home with plenty of birds to watch including woodpeckers!
Thank you Donna! Yes, there are a never ending trail of beautiful birds and wildlife flying/running through the property. We're happy you were able to enjoy them. Look forward to welcoming you again!
Great house and great location
This house was great for our annual girls trip! There was plenty of room for all and we loved the screen room !
House was beautiful! Private location. Just wish the grass was cut and hot tub was cleaned before we got there.
Hi Cathy, thank you for the great rating. It seems the landscapers got behind due to all the rain we had (and are still having). The hot tub however should have been sparkling clean and I am not sure why it was not. If ever you have a problem like that please notify me (or the host of wherever you are staying) because I would have taken care of it immediately. I am so sorry that happened and hope the rest of your experience made up for it. Thank you once again and enjoy the rest of the summer!
The most beautiful landscape Illinois has to offer, this northwestern most corner of Illinois is bursting with history, wildlife, gorgeous views and relaxing atmosphere. You can drive in a different direction every day and discover something new.
Additional information about rental rates
Age minimum for primary renter is 25 years. Two night minimum stay required. Rates and minimum night stays may vary on holidays. Contact manager for events requiring additional accommodations.