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Exceptional Golf Villa in Relaxing Galena Territory

Bill Stortenbecker

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Bill Stortenbecker

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2015
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Exceptional Golf Villa in Relaxing Galena Territory

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Galena Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome on the golf course... 2 Bedrooms, 2 Attached Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This townhome is located in The Galena Territory on the 10th hole of the South Course. Golf right outside your door, and when you're finished...walk home. The home has one bedroom and one attached bathroom on each floor, and has been updated to create a relaxing, cozy retreat. This home has been wonderfully popular with 'girlfriend getaways', golfers, and families as well. The home has a wine cabinet with wine glasses, as well as martini and champagne glasses. Sit around the fireplace and enjoy your time together. We've made it as comfortable as we could with all of the amenities from home. Details like comfortable beds, appealing and updated décor, and cleanliness are important to us. Our kitchen has solid surface countertops and stainless steel appliances, and our cabinets are full of matching dinnerware. We've taken the time to ensure that you will feel at home in our townhome.

The town of Galena is a charming spot that holds dear to its historic roots yet engages and enjoys modern conveniences and modern living. On the banks of the Galena River, this town offers visitors a wealth of activities suitable for many different styles. Try wine tasting at Galena Cellars, or flights of Galena's own craft beer at The Galena Brewery. This town keeps up with the times, yet holds its quaint feel with the small original storefronts and cobble stone streets surrounding buildings that are hundreds of years old.

For our winter guests that enjoy skiing and snowboarding, Chestnut Mountain Resort is only a 20 minute drive from this home, try for updated information on the slopes today. This resort boasts 19 ski runs and the largest all-terrain park in the Midwest. Ski or snowboard there, then enjoy your evenings in the townhome by the fireplace, watching the 42” plasma TV, and sleeping soundly on the luxurious linens and the pillow top mattresses. Don't forget the Owners Club's new indoor pool is open year round, as well as the fitness center. The South Course is also home to a Winter Wonderland Nordic Center, in which cross country skiing, downhill sledding, and an ice skating pond are offered. Rental equipment is available for a small fee and the Nordic Center is with in walking distance of this home. Even if you don't participate, it's a beautiful scene. Grab some hot chocolate and take a stroll to watch!

When spring is in the air....hiking and cycling are enjoyed by residents and visitors with endless trails to experience and places to see. The Bueler Reserve holds a world of butterflies and birds while hiking its beginner trails, and the Galena River Trail is a 3.5 mile trip for cycling and hiking, which affords a heart stopping view of the river and the Caspar Bluff land and Water Reserve which commands unparalleled views of the Mississippi River. Rental bicycles are available in town at Fever River Outfitters, located on the left side of Main St. just before the doors to town. We also have some outdoor games in the hall closet at the townhome to simply enjoy the deck, BBQ, and the backyard.

Shenandoah Riding Center, located The Galena Territory, is open all year, offering guided horseback rides through the woods and meadows in the Galena Territory. Check them out at Take in breathtaking views of Jo Daviess County and the Galena countryside while drifting on a hot air balloon 4,000 feet above the ground. Galena on the Fly takes groups of up to 14 people on a one hour sunrise or sunset ride.

It's only a 10 min drive to downtown Galena, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the historic town. Galena is rich in agriculture, and you’ll find no end to fresh food choices. Galena offers a variety of thing to do such as wine tasting tours at Galena Cellars Vineyard, spa treatments at Wild Clover on a Main, and a wonderful dinner at our guests favorite restaurant Fried Green Tomatoes. The shopping cannot be beat. Try The Galena Garlic Store for unique BBQ rubs and spice blends, as well as syrups, salsas and dips. The town offers antiques, collectibles, coffee shops, and incredible pieces of artwork. There is a wonderful variety of food choices downtown from casual to fine dining and well as opportunities to take tours of the town. A new eatery is called Embe Eatery and Lounge, located at 233 S. Main St. which features homemade natural deli style food, a fully stocked bar, and live music and other events every weekend. Definitely a good choice for lunch. Another visitor favorite is a small place called Dirty Gurts. Fabulous burgers and shakes! Wander around on your own, or take an organized tour. Relax on a one-hour narrated tour of Galena’s historic sites on an authentic 1940’s San Francisco-style trolley with Tri-State Trolley, open daily May through October. We would recommend a stop at Blaum Brothers Distillery, which is on Rt 20, on the way into town. Look at for their review. They are the #1 attraction in Galena, and they have an unmatched variety of creative drinks! How about The Cornerstone, at 125 N. Main St. for live music? They have a live band set up in the window on Thursday - Sunday nights. There is so much available in Galena.

In the summer, it's easy to spend the entire day at the newly updated Owners Club Complex. There's a new outdoor activity pool, and a separate chidren's pool with zero depth entry and bubbler inside the pool area. The updated fitness center overlooks the pool, and has new equipment and new TV's. They've added a new indoor pool open year round, a snack bar with a great menu and limited alcoholic beverages, a game room with pool tables, and tennis courts outside. And you can't forget that Chestnut Mountain offers summer activities too. Check out their Alpine Slides! Fun for all ages. Ride your own sled down 2,050-feet of terrain-tailored track to the banks of the Mississippi. Or chose to take a ski lift ride down to the Mississippi River instead. Breathtaking views!

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Keywords: 'girlfriend getaway', golf villa, golf resort, couples retreat, ski chalet

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Bill Stortenbecker (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Bill Stortenbecker

We bought our golf villa in 2009 because we have family members that live in the territory. We enjoy spending time here when we can. Galena is close to many attractions. Wineries, antiques, golf, skiing, shopping, dining, museums, historical attractions...more activities than one weekend can handle. Not to mention the fact that the home is located in the Galena Territory, in Eagle Ridge, on the golf course. In the Territory there are restaurants, a spa, a marina, and horse stables.

Bill Stortenbecker purchased this townhome in 2009

Why Bill Stortenbecker chose Galena

We chose to buy in Galena because of it's proximity to the Chicago area and because of the many attractions here. Galena has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment and a lot of variety. It's a very charming yet relaxing town. There are many things to do in Galena including hiking, shopping, sightseeing, wine tasting and of course golfing. The town is filled with quaint shops, coffeehouses and restaurants, as well as artisan shops.

What makes this townhome unique

While staying at our property, renters will have access to all of the amenities of the brand new Owners Club Complex at no extra fee. The Owners Club Complex includes an outdoor pool with a designated children's area, an indoor pool for year round use, a concessions area, fitness room, tennis courts, and marina. The Galena Territory is a unique resort community which offers our renters many opportunities to chose from. Golf, swim, fish, relax, work out, or spend a day in the town of Galena. Renters have ample opportunities in the winter as well considering that Chestnut Mountain is only 20 minutes away and offers skiing and snowboarding too. We took much effort to make our home comfortable, updated and clean. When we decided to rent this property, we decided comfort to our guests was the number one priority. We updated nearly everything in the quest, including all of the mattresses, the couch and chair. All of the bedding is high quality thread count, as well as the bath towels. We replaced the dishes and glasses, as nothing at all matched at the time, and we replaced it with a current matching set. We also replaced all if the white kitchen appliances as they were very old and breaking down. We decided to replace them with stainless steel ones, and also replaced the laminate countertop with a solid surface one. We hope that all of our guests have a great time in Galena, and we enjoy it when they stay year after year!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This lovely, warm, inviting townhome was just perfect to handle the overflow of guests that came to Galena to help me celebrate my 60th. The location was great; near the sledding hill, which we used with our sons and granddaughters. Thanks to the owners for providing two sleds! Can I say it again? Perfect!
Jan 2011
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Exceptional Golf Villa in Relaxing Galena Territory
average rating of 4.866667 based on 56 reviews
Naperville, Illinois

Great Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent experience in this comfortable and cozy villa last week! Two couples shared the unit for a two night getaway, and the layout was perfect, with kitchen and living area sharing the lower level with a nice bedroom and bathroom and the other bedroom and bath upstairs. The kitchen and living area are very well appointed and the beds are super-comfortable. All bedding and linens are first rate as well. We will be sure to recommend this villa to any friends who may be looking to travel to Galena!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Relaxing Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I have been to this condo 5 times and everytime is just as amazing as the first time. All of the rooms are so warm and welcoming. The owners are great to deal with when questions come up and are always able to be reached. I will be back as soon as possible and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and comfortable weekend away!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Evanston, IL

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

From the second we walked in, it felt like home. The entire villa is exceptionally clean and decorated with warmth. From the well-stocked kitchen to the great variety of movies and games, Bill and Debbie have thought of every detail to make you feel comfortable. The location is great, our group went skiing at Chestnut Mountain and went into town twice. This really is the perfect place and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago, IL

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I have never been to Galena before and this villa helped to make it an amazing experience. It is very cozy and welcoming. My boyfriend and I felt very at home and all of the essentials were provided. We could have easily just stayed in because everything was there that we needed. It had two spacious bedrooms and a living area with comfy couches I love the way they have the villa set up with the arrangement of the furniture and the decor. We spent the weekend grilling at the villa, drinking wine, and just relaxing. We did go into town one of the nights which was fun. I highly recommend this place and would definitely go back. It is definitely a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago, IL

Love This Place!

  • 5 of 5

I have been to this unit a total of 4 times and it has been amazing each and every time. It's a very cozy and comfortable place and has every necessity you can think of! Even if the weather is bad outside, the place has so many things to make a night inside a fun and interesting one. It's a beautiful place and it's right off the golf course. The owners are very friendly and helpful which make it an even better experience. I will be back soon and highly recommend this place to others!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Exceptionally Comfortable Golf Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our "Big Birthday Girls Weekend Getaway" didn't turn out as planned as we were stuck in the villa all weekend. Our birthday girl hurt herself with a fall in town day 1 and was literally on her back in pain the rest of the weekend. Fortunately the villa was very comfortable and we'll appointed and it aided in her rest and recovery. The weekend was to be celebrated with shopping and dining out in Galena and 5 of us attending. It ended in watching movies and eating Chinese carry out and pizza for the 3 of us that ended up able to drive up. Although it was an entirely different weekend than what was hoped for we were very comfortable. Thank You Bill and Deb and of course to Bill's Dad too! ;-)

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Point of Interest
Exceptional Golf Villa in Relaxing Galena Territory
Nearest Point of Interest
The "town" of Galena
Nearest Point of Interest
Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort, Galena
Nearest Point of Interest
Dubuque IA
Nearest Point of Interest
Shenandoah Riding Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Eagle Ridge Resort
Car: necessary

Guests have free access to the new Owners Club Complex, which includes an indoor/outdoor swimming pool. The indoor pool is open year round and the outdoor pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Guests also have use of the marina for boat rentals and fishing. Please get a free parking pass at the Administrative Office located in the Owners Club Complex.


Rates & Availability

From $100 Per night

Galena Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring / Summer
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2015 - Nov 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Galena Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1030 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Updated bathroom. Designer towels. Nicely decorated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Updated bathroom, designer towels, nicely decorated
  • Both bathrooms are attached to a bedroom. Updated together with newer faucets, mirrors and designer towels. They both have a tub/shower combination. The lower bathroom has a separate sink area, with the tub and toilet behind it.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Newer mattress, luxury sheets. Dresser, attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Newer mattress, dresser, attached bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in each room. Queen size airbed for additional guests. Addl comforter, pillow and sheets provided., Baby Cribs (1) Graco Pack n Play....with sheets and baby blankets
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wine cabinet with wine, champagne, and martini glasses. New powerful blender for choppping ice and making smoothies. Board games in hall closet, DVD selection, shovel, umbrella, vacuum, queen size airbed and linens, Graco pack n play with sheets and baby blankets. Updated decor and fixtures in comparison to almost all other rentals in the territory. Up to 30% lower rental fees compared to other rentals in the area.

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