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Galena Area Rentals' We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays.

Owner

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
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Galena Area Rentals' We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Galena House Rental Photos and Description

Retreat House, 5 Bedrooms (6 beds) 5.5 Baths (Sleeps 12 +) More Value !

We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays vs Instant Quote.

4' wide concrete ramp accessible entry for elderly/wheelchair.

Are you looking for a spacious home with upscale decor for your accommodations?

We offer the 'Retreat House' more value in this 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath.(6 Beds) and (1 Sofa sleeper) Pool table, ping-pong and poker tables. This 3054 sq. ft. distinctive custom home is situated on a heavily treed hillside with rock outcropping offering valued privacy. As one enters the interior the stunning great room welcomes you with seating around a wood burning fireplace with an over sized Dubuque stone hearth. A dining room(seating for 11) and open kitchen are on the right.

Completing the main level is the convenient laundry room, powder room, and master suite, which has a large soaking 2 person jetted tub, and separate shower. The great room has large comfortable sofa.

Take in the countryside vistas through the floor to ceiling windows along the back of the home. A sliding door opens to the furnished outside dining area (seating for 6) on the upper deck with a 52' gas grill. The furnished three season's outdoor room (seating for 8) offers fresh air, the soothing sounds of nature, and a favorite quiet gathering place to socialize. The upper level of the home has 3 bedrooms with 3 baths and TVs in all bedrooms.

Walk into the lower level and you will find a pool/ping-pong table, a bar (3 bar stools), private poker room (table with 4 chairs), entertainment room with TV, a sleeper sofa, a full bath, and one bedroom with two queen beds and TV. One of the highlights of the lower level are the amazing views and easy access to the outside hot tub. The outside deck is furnished(2)tables and(8)chairs. Take the steps down to the exterior fire pit with additional seating. Enjoy this exclusive location, convenient to all the shopping, dining, and activities in 'The Galena Territory' and surrounding areas. The Retreat House is located 7miles east of Galena and 1/2 mile into the Galena Territory Association.

Thank you for your interest in 'Retreat House'.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

About The Owner

Hi-Welcome to our home. We're Bill and Sue. Several years ago our friends invited us to take a drive out to Galena with them. We didn’t know then about the rich history Galena boasts of, the beauty of the deep vistas and the tranquility of the woods and abundant wildlife, however these are the wonders that brought us back....year after year. Each visit introduced us to new discoveries in Northwest Illinois and educational interests and experiences for our children.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Galena

We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays. Galena is close enough yet far enough away from home; 3 hours drive from Chicago making it the perfect get-away place for a weekend trip. It is tucked away in Northwest Illinois and unlike the rest of the state of IL, Galena is hilly and picturesque. Downtown Galena is like stepping back in time with mid 19th century architecture aligning Main Street and beyond. Located 8 miles from town is our home, nestled in the Galena Territory. It is peaceful, yet a fun place for a large group or extended family gathering. It is a solid built home. We love it here and hope you will too.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy a game of pool or ping pong, challenge your friends to a game of poker, or relax in the outdoor private hot tub. Take a swim at the outdoor pool located at the owner's club on Territory Drive. Enjoy grilling with our 'never run out of gas' grill or just relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature from the three seasons room. Experience the natural surroundings; take a hike down the many trails in the Territory. Golf the 'General' or ski down the slopes of Chestnut Mountain Resort. Year-round activities make Galena the escape weekend destination.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Bill & Sue,



Thank you both for sharing your beautiful Retreat House with us for our Annual College Gals Reunion Weekend!!! It was the perfect setting to gather & celebrate our 41 year friendship! We loved the updates you've made (although we thought your home was perfect before!) & all the special touches you added with Fall decorations were appreciated. We stayed with you in April 2012, but all agreed that spending an October weekend in the Galena area was truly magical! The fall colors were spectacular, we enjoyed trail walks, gathering on the screened porch, cozy fires, the Halloween parade in town & our afternoon at the Galena Winery. Also, your kitchen is absolutely the best equipped kitchen we've ever had the pleasure of cooking in!

Thanks for sharing your amazing home with us!



Kitsi

Wayzata, MN
Oct 2013
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 79 traveler reviews

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Galena Area Rentals' We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays.
average rating of 4.949367 based on 83 reviews
Chicago, IL
5

Perfect house for a weekend ski trip!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the "Retreat House' with a group of 11 people for a weekend ski trip at Chestnut Mountain. The house was perfect for a large group with plenty of bedrooms, a large kitchen, a hot tub, pool table, and gambling room. The house was spacious, cozy, and accommodating and we will definitely be returning next year. The owner's were gracious enough to extend our check-out time at no cost. My only complaint is that it snowed the night before arriving and we had to shovel the driveway and around the hot tub ourselves. This was a minor price to pay for a great weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Silvis, Illinois
5

Winter Weekend & Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Our family LOVED the "Retreat" house. It fit our needs perfectly. We loved playing in the snow and swimming in the Owners' Club pool. We ate all of our meals in the house and the kitchen was very well equipped. We used the hot tub, fire pit, pool table, and game table. The view from the back of the home is breathtaking. Several family members spent an afternoon exploring Galena. The bedrooms are spacious and spread apart. We even had a birthday party for our 1 year old twin grandbabies. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago, il
5

Pictures don't do it justice!!

  • 5 of 5

From only viewing this online, I thought that we were getting a 5 bedroom house that had communal areas that were going to be on the smaller side. I also expected that the kitchen might not be my favorite one to cook meals for our 10 friends- I was completely wrong! Tons of space for gathering and that was both warm and inviting. The kitchen was stocked with so many pots, pans, untinsils, and even a hand mixer that I easily could have made a thanksgiving feast here. Rooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. Plenty of entertainment in the house with games, pool and ping pong tables and a hot tub. Of course, there is plenty of entertainment to be found in the surrounding area itself. We will definitely be coming back for years to come! Thanks Galena Rentals!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Naperville, IL
5

Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house is exceptional! It had everything we needed and more. This was our second time staying at the house and we will be back again next year. Thanks Bill and Sue!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago
5

Guy's Weekend Trip

  • 5 of 5

Great space with a ton of square footage; great to have the gang under one roof while still leaving space for everyone to be comfortable.

Amenities are great - game room downstairs, screened in porch, bonfire pit, massive grill, and hot tub all got plenty of use.

Highly recommend this location for golf trips, getaways, and family vacations as there is a lot to do within a short drive.

Would absolutely rent again and recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great house on quiet cul de sac.

  • 5 of 5

The house accommodated our needs perfectly. We had 13 people and we did not feel crowded. The house was spotless and thoughtfully outfitted with extra towels. The kitchen didn't lack anything! This house was a far cry from the dirty, poorly outfitted house that we stayed in last year. We would definitely consider staying another time.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Chicago/Rockford
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Spikes
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eagle Ridge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Spikes
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Chestnut Mnt.
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Dubuque, Iowa Airport
Car: necessary

Studio One Spa & Salon mobile to the Retreat House Tina Knautz (815) 777-1275 or (815) 777-1275 310 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036 www.studioonegalena.com Also Fever River Outfitters 525 S Main St.Galena, IL 61036 815-776-9425 Please see Item (S) the Galena water park on our vrbo points of interest map. Also Wine tasting, star gazing, ice skating, sledding. Hiking on 23 miles of trails through pristine woodlands and prairies,

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Rates & Availability

From $575 Per night

Galena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2015 - Nov 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
December
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$575
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
New Year
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$575
From
$575
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays.(6 Beds) Retreat house decorated for seasons and most major holidays and located 7 Miles East Of Galena & 1/2 Mile Into the G.T.A.
Note: Please inquire for seasonal rates. Clarify type of use i.e. small weddings, family reunions and bachelor or bachelorette and other parties.
Must be 25 yrs to sign contract. Please include total in party, type of rental use and arrival/departure dates/time.
Payment due 15 days prior to arrival.
Until confirmed, rates subject to change.
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Amenities

Galena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master main level - 1 king , Dual jetted tub and shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upper level Tub/Shower
    Upper level - 1 queen , Full bath and shower
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV Room with double Sofa Sleeper, full bath and shower
    Upper level - 1 queen , Full Bath and shower
    Lower level Dual Queen - 2 queen , Full Bath with shower shared with TV room next door.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) One crib and high chair, 1 queen sleeper sofa lower level TV room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Studio One Spa & Salon mobile to the Eagle's Nest Tina Knautz (815) 777-1275 or (815) 777-1275 310 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036 www.studioonegalena.com Hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, kitchen dish soaps, coffee. Note: If you require additional amenities, i.e., baby crib, gift basket, wine, flowers, private chef, we will have your selections available for you awaiting your arrival. (Additional charges apply)

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