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FAMILY FRIENDLY; PET FRIENDLY SETTLEMENT HOME

Richard

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Richard

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2014
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FAMILY FRIENDLY; PET FRIENDLY SETTLEMENT HOME

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Galena House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom; 2 bathroom; seasonal view of Lake Galena

2 bedrooms-each with a queen size bed; 2 full baths; gas grill on the back porch facing the woods with a seasonal view of Lake Galena Hiking trails immediately accessible. Minutes away from the marina - pontoon rentals available. Close to the owners club, featuring: indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness center and game room -pool and ping pong tables, foosball, bumper pool. Fifteen minute drive into downtown historic Galena.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2014

About Richard

Originally from Chicago and the western suburbs we fell in love with the Galena area years ago as we drove through the area en route to Dubuque, Iowa. Eventually we bought this cottage that we have so much enjoyed and now would like to offer you the chance to fall in love with Galena and the beauty of JoDavies County

Richard purchased this house in 2008

What makes this house unique

A special little cottage-somewhat quaint, nestled within the settlement...trees, a seasonal view of Lake Galena, beautiful starry nights and the lull of Galena falls...hiking trails just down the road. A quiet retreat, tho minutes away from tourist hustle and bustle of historic Galena if desired.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

4.5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Family Friendly; Pet friendly Settlement Home
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
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Family Friendly; Pet friendly Settlement Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480265vb
Galena Illinois
Chicago, IL
5

Great For a Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
This was a very cozy property and we really enjoyed our weekend getaway here over Labor Day! We were able to bring our dog, which was a huge plus. I've seen reviews complaining about the beds; however, I thought they were very comfortable and don't have any complaints. The downtown is about a 10 minute drive away, which isn't bad. We took a cab there one night and the fare was $35 each way since the property is in the Territories, so keep that in mind!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Family Friendly; Pet friendly Settlement Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480265vb
Galena Illinois
St Charles, IL
4

Pretty Good

  • 4 of 5
The day we arrived, the complex parking lot was getting re-paved. We weren't informed. Not a big deal but we had to walk with all of our luggage from the complex next door. If you've been to galena, you know it's quite a hike. Would've been nice to be compensated for that. Although I never contacted the owner regarding this, so maybe that's my fault.

Place was very clean and had everything we needed. A few notes for the owner though.

-Provide your guests with body wash and shampoo. 1 tiny bar of soap was provided for each bathroom. Definitely not enough.
-The mattresses are awful. In both rooms. My guest and I complained of our backs hurting after the first night. Like sleeping on hay on top of plywood.
-Invest in some new bath towels. I'm a guy and even I noticed how scratchy they are.

All and all, this is a nice place to stay. Minor adjustments need to be made, but I'm happy overall.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, we were not notified about the seal-coating until after the fact and were unaware that it impacted anyone.

The mattresses are firm ones. We have had a few people say they did not care for them but a number of our guests have said they liked them so we are not sure how to address this issue.

I have contacted our cleaning crew to insure that there are extra bottles of shampoo and bars of soap at our place. The medicine cabinets should be stocked with plenty of both items.

Thank you for mentioning the towel issue.We are checking into it since we had purchased new ones in late spring. We will refill the supply if it is getting low or worn.
business
Family Friendly; Pet friendly Settlement Home
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Galena Illinois
Kankakee, IL
5

Family and pet friendly rental

  • 5 of 5
The home was clean and close to nearby attractions. The owners club was wonderful and I definitely enjoyed my stay. I have already recommended the rental to several of my friends.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Family Friendly; Pet friendly Settlement Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480265vb
Galena Illinois
Chicago, IL
4

Great Getaway House

  • 4 of 5
This little house worked perfectly for my husband and I on our wedding weekend! The room sizes were large and had 2 nice sized bathrooms. The house was in good shape and clean (minus a few outdoor woodsy bug friends!). We weren't hanging out in the house for very long, so the size worked perfectly for our needs. It is right inside Eagle Ridge and has trails and walking paths near by. It was a perfect fit and we had a very nice stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
Family Friendly; Pet friendly Settlement Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480265vb
Galena Illinois
5

Great Spring Break

  • 5 of 5
While we have gone to Galena many times, it was our first time renting this house and we loved it. The house had everything we needed, wonderful view of the lake, was clean and well- kept, and had comfortable furniture and beds. We were able to bring our dog too. We really liked having access to the owners club with the pool, game room, basketball court and exercise room. Our son really enjoyed going there every day. We had a great time and thank you for providing a nice place that we hope to come back to.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Family Friendly; Pet friendly Settlement Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480265vb
Galena Illinois
5

Perfect Valentines Day getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Very cozy, clean, small home! Small home is a big plus - we felt closer to each other, had nice talks, played games, had nice family meals. Everything was wonderful and we had such a great time. The location was perfect. We went skiing, visited Galena's shopping center with lots of small, beautiful stores.
We are firm bed lovers - the beds were our style, so we slept like at home! We were looking to get out of the city - our trip was exactly what we wanted and planned! This was our first time in Galena - I am sure not the last one, we are going back there this summer!
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing

Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Dubuque Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
Galena Territorry
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US-20
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Chestnut Mountain, Hanover, IL
Car: necessary

Nestled within 6800 acres of the Galena Territory our cottage provides the perfect backdrop from which to enjoy 19th century history and architecture, great local wineries and restaurants, arts and crafts and many eclectic shops found in Galena and the surrounding towns of Elizabeth, Hanover and Stockton.Within the territory you might enjoy Illinois' largest golf course, the Eagle Ridge Spa, the marina from which you could rent pontoons, the Shenandoah riding stables, outdoor and indoor swimming, a fitness center, and a game room featuring pool tables, ping pong, foosball, etc. Miles of trails for hikers and cyclists, and wonderful opportunities for birdwatching.

The town of Galena is home to art galleries, spas, wineries, irish music and the home of President Ulysses S Grant. More trails to bicycle or-perhaps canoeing or kayaking the Mississippi backwaters is more to your fancy. Come winter there are the skiing/snowboarding opportunities at Chestnut mountain or snowshoeing at the Galena Cellar Vineyard.

Downtown Dubuque is 40 minutes away--here one might enjoy various concerts and musical/cultural arts events, casinos, Mississippi riverboat rides, and the world's steepest trolley.

For lovers of nature-rolling hills close to the might Mississippi; for lovers of wine-the many award winning wineries; lovers of outdoor sports; lovers of history; or just lovers...you are welcome.

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Rates & Availability

From $118 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
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Jan 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$128
From
$138
Fri,Sat
$735
$2,500
 
 
Winter
Jan 9 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$118
$690
$2,100
 
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Jan 7 2016
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$772
$2,625
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$128
From
$138
Fri,Sat
$735
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Cleaning Charge (one time per stay) $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Galena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1010 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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