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Sandra Spence

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Cozy Galena Territory Home / Golf Course View / Wifi

49 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Galena House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8, fulll kitchen, greatroom w/ stone fireplace

The home has been all updated. There are three level to the home. The lower level has Laundry facilities, Full bath with tub and shower, Family room area with deck to the outdoors, also a Bedroom with two full size beds.

The first level has a great room with a stonewall fireplace, full kitchen, harvest eating table, screened porch, and a deck. It also has a queen size bed in bedroom and a full bath with tub and shower.

The upper level has a Bedroom with Queen size bed, a loft area with a Twin bed and a Full bath with a shower only. The home is decorated in a rustic decor. It has a view of the third hole of the north golf course from the upper and lower decks on the back of house. There is a gas grill for grilling out.

Groceries: The drive to Galena coming from the east is a very pleasant drive. You travel in a US Rt 20 which is a two lane highway. You travel thru many small towns such as Lena, Elizabeth, Stockton. There is a grocery store in the town of Stockton by the name of 'Sullivans Foods', this is a great place to stop and stock up on reasonably priced groceries as you are arriving. In the territories there is a general store for necessities, there is also a wonderful deli and bakery and meat counter here. They do also rent more current videos here for a 24 hour time period. You can also stay on Rt 20 past the turn to get downtown galena and there is a Piggly Wiggly and a Walmart super store. Gas at the Walmart is usually cheaper.

Short cut to town: When driving out of Green View Lane you want to take a left on to eagle ridge dr. and then your very next left on to thunder bay from here you will drive about 2 miles you will see the trash facilty on the left side just before that there is a farm road that will take you out to Rt 20 again. This will cut down your drive to town at least 15 minutes or more.

House essentials: When you arrive at the house you will need to turn on the water which is located inn the laundry room on the lowest level. Behind the door you will see a faucet, you need to open that valve when you arrive and close that valve when you leave. The thermostat has been programed for the heat and the cooling. When you arrive you need to open the cover and push run program and when you leave if you could set it at 55 degrees in the winter and in the summer at 80 degrees. I have a well stocked kitchen for your use, pat and pans, dishes for a service of 8 people, coffee pot, tea kettle,silverware, cutting knives, toaster, a few serving dishes, cutting boards, measuring cups, few spices, salt & pepper, sugar, paper towels, dish towels, dish soap, cleaning supplies. Let me know if there is any questions about any other items. The bathrooms have toiletries, body soap, hand soap. I also have laundry soap if you need to wash a few things in the new front load washer & dryer.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sandra Spence (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Sandra Spence

We purchased the property for our own families use. As our family grew and we weren't able to spend as much time there, we decided to share our home with others. It has been a wonderful experience getting to know others who have come to enjoy the Galena area as much as we have.

Sandra Spence purchased this house in 2002

Why Sandra Spence chose Galena

The nice thing about this property is that it has a wonderful view of the golf course and yet very private. The area provides great outdoor activities all year round. Boating, Fishing, Golfing and Hiking in the spring, summer and fall. Skiing in the winter season and relaxing by a cozy fire.

What makes this house unique

I believe the most unique benefit to this property is it's location it is centrally located in the Galena Territory Area. It is about 5 min, drive to the Eagle Ridge Inn which is convenient for many of our guest who are attending weddings at the Inn.


based on 49 traveler reviews

Cozy Galena Territory Home / Golf Course View / Wifi
average rating of 4.877551 based on 49 reviews
Rockford, IL

Beautiful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a ladies get-away in Sept. 2009 and stayed at this lovely home. It is in the Galena Territories, and has amazing views. It was well stocked, incredibly clean, and nicely updated and decorated. The screened in porch was a great place for coffee. There were 3 floors, so plenty of space to spread out. The kitchen was completely stocked. I can't think of anything "missing". If you've never been to Galena, you have to visit the Territories. We actually went on the official Galena "girlfriends getaway weekend", but we never even ventured up town to the main drag of stores and restaurants. The Territories is like its own little world. Quiet, tranquil, rolling hills, beautiful homes, general store, golf courses, ponds, water falls, etc. It's an amazing place, and so is this rental home. WELL WORTH the price. We hope to come back some year and spend New Years Eve there w/ a bunch of couples. And Sandy was very responsive and helpful. Thank you for sharing your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased to have yet another wonderful review on my web page. I continue to feel my efforts are well spent when I have so many people enjoying their families and friends there. It is a truly wonderful place to get away! I do wish to assure visitors that there are not any concerns with mold issues at my property, all of the lower level carpet has been replaced after a broken pipe was repaired this past summer. I appreciate you looking at my reviews and I look forward to hearing from you. Sandy
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Great place for gal reunion and for 1 - 2 families

  • 5 of 5

We are 7 college friends from Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan. We have stayed here for four days for the last five years. The home is very roomy with three bedrooms, a loft and a sleeper sofa in the lower level. One bedroom is perfect for our snorer! If is very, very clean, well furnished (kitchen, too). We usually eat breakfast in the home, then go out for dinner. It sits on a golf course and has access to a pool and clubhouse. We usually spend one afternoon shopping in Galena and sit around doing lots and lots of talking. The rooms in the home are situated so that some can talk and some can nap! We love it! We would also recommend it for a gals/guys weekend together or 1 - 2 families.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You gals are the best! I am truly blessed to have such a great group of sorority sisters find our home for their reunion every year! Words can't say how appreciative we are for all of the great reviews you ladies have given us. It is so nice to know that all of you enjoy our home as much as we do! Thanks again for letting others know what a great place we have. My best to you all! Sandy
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Great Home for a Girls Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this home for many years for our "college friends" weekend. It has always been very clean, well maintained, and very inviting. We have enjoyed going to the community pool, having pizza at the community restaurant and watching the golfers from either the screened in porch or the outside deck (with fire pit). The home gave the seven of us plenty of room to visit, relax, and catch up. Since we continue to come back year after year, this home is very special to us. You will love it, too!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the five star rating! It is so nice that you ladies have such fond memories of our home. It has been a pleasure continuing to host your sorority sister gathering these past years. You have made me feel like part of your group even though I am not there physically. You all stay in touch over the year and get so excited when your arrival date comes close. You all are very special to me! Thanks again, Sandy
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Perfect place for a girls get away!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying in the Galena Territory. This made our fifth year and have already booked our reservation for next June! This Aspen Style home is situated in the woods of the Eagle Ridge Resort. There are seven of us, friends from college. We so enjoy this lovely, cozy home . The furniture and beds are comfortable and the entire house well cleaned. The decor is suited to the cabin feeling complete with a huge stone fireplace. The kitchen is well appointed with everything we need to cook for each other and enjoy ourselves. As part of the resort community there are many amenities such as golf, swimming and dining. We often spend time looking in the lovely shops in the downtown historic area. The preservation of the brick building is remarkable. There is a wide variety of restaurants, but our all time favorite is Timmerman's ,over-looking the Mississippi, just north of Galena. I would recommend staying here to any family or group of friends who love to visit together and relax. It's a great place to renew friendships.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! It really helps other potential guests know exactly how wonderful the house is and the area as well! I am so glad you ladies have chosen our home to gather for your annual reunion! I look forward to having things ready for you next year! All my best! Sandy
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The Best!!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our 5th or 6th year staying here for our sorority sisters' reunion. Sandy always has it in great shape for us when we arrive. Two weeks ago when we were there, it rained buckets, BUT that dining room table is the perfect gathering spot to solve the problems of the world. (If they would only listen to us!!) My adult daughter's words when she saw picures of us at that table were, "oh my gosh--looks like you had an amazing place to stay--why would you need to leave??" There are enough bedrooms and bathrooms for seven females. And, the deck overlooking the golf course is so serene. We will bring s'more fixings next year for the fire pit.(We have it booked already.)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You girls are the best! Thanks so much for choosing to stay at our home year after year! It has been my pleasure to continue to make everything comfortable for your gathering! See you next year! Sandy
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St Joseph MI

Sophisticated, comfortable and affordable

  • 5 of 5

This is the 6th year that 7 sorority sisters have stayed in this home. We look forward to our few days here all year long! Everything you need is provided. We eat many of our meals here and the kitchen is fully appointed. This home is so tastefully decorated. It is such a pleasure to be here. We love the home so much that we spend most of our time here. We sit around the big dinning room table or on the screened in patio and talk and laugh away the hours. There is also a nice large deck with a grill and there is a fire pit that is so nice in the evenings when it gets a little chilly. I am so grateful that we have found this home for our reunions. I hope to bring my family someday too.I know they would love the town, the golf, the pool and the spa. My elderly father would love to watch the golfers from the deck. I would love to come in the fall. I bet it is breath taking. Thanks Sandy. We will be back next year! and thank you for the wine!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so appreciate your wonderful review of our home! Thanks so much for your continued support throughout the years! I am so glad to be apart of your gatherings these past years! You ladies are such an inspiration to me and I am so glad you chose our home for your gathering place. It would be awesome to have you bring your family during another part of the years as well! You are always welcome! All my best to you girls!
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Car: necessary

This property is located in the galena territories, a unique golfing community with many family activities! It is about 15 minutes from the town of galena which is an old stage coach town along the Mississippi river. The town is full of little shops and restaurants that is set into the hillside. There is lots of wildlife in the area, many species of birds, wild turkey, & deer. There is an Inn at the territories where there is a spa for your leisure enjoyment, also a gift shop and a main restaurant and a bar restaurant. There are many events throughout the year organized in the area such as a hot air balloon events, civil war days, etc. You can also rent a pontoon boat and enjoy a sail around lake galena. There is also a stable where you and your family can enjoy a trail ride or a rodeo over the 4th of July holiday weekend. There is a new local hospital in Galena.

You are about 30 minutes from the border of Dubuque Iowa, there is a gambling boat & other site seeing attractions.

Golf: There are four separate golf courses in the Galena Territories. There is the north course the south course and a short 9 holes course and also what is called the 'General' a more difficult course. I am not a member of these courses, but you can easily set up tee times in the golf season.

Ski: Our home is about 10 miles away from chestnut mountain that overlooks the Mississippi river. There is ski rental there in the winter and in the summer they have an alpine slide that is great fun for the whole family. In the town of Dubuque on the other side of the Mississippi there is sundown ski resort. They also have rental facilities, for your skiing pleasure.


Rates & Availability

Galena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 1 2016 - Jan 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 11.0%

Security Deposit of $250.00 in a check form along with a signed contract required. If checking in on a Sunday, cleaning fee will be $100. We accept credit cards, and also Pay Pal.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2075 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on first level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on lower level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , on upper level
  • A bathroom on each level of the house, lower level tub and shower. Main level tub and shower, upper level shower only. I provide toilet paper, hand soap and body soap.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Lower level bedroom has 2 full size beds, the other two levels have queen size beds in each bedroom. There is also a sleeper sofa in the familyroom in the lower that has an air mattress along with a sleeper chair and half this area can comfortable sleep 3 people.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is decorated in a rustic colorado decor with a 2 story wood burning fireplace. The main level familyroom has a new flat screen television, vaulted ceiling, leather couches and a cozy reclining chair. The kitchen has cherry cabinets with granite counter tops, all new stainless appliances. It can comfortable seat 10 people 6 at the harvest table and counter seating for 4. There is a screened porch with table and chairs that seat 4 people. Also a wood deck with a weber gas grill and a golf course view from the two back decks. The lower level has a familyroom with TV and dvd player. There is a sleeper sofa with an air mattress and a sleeper chair and a half and a walkout basement to a wood deck. On this level is also a laundry room with new front load washer and dryer with laundry soap and softener for your use.

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