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Doug Coup

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Breathtaking View, beautiful upscale home, w/hot tub-sleeps 10!!!

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Galena House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

A beautiful panoramic view greets you when you enter this newly remodeled home. 2800 sq. feet includes four bedrooms and three full baths. Main floor features a spacious gourmet kitchen. Eat in kitchen with an island that offers more seating! The kitchen is stocked with anything you might need to prepare a dinner for 10! A large family room with a wood burning fireplace and more seating for dining or entertaining. A full bath and bedroom (two twin beds as pictured) are located on this main floor.

Upstairs you'll find a sitting area (with a view) a private master bedroom (one queen size bed)and a full bathroom. There is plenty of closet space for longer stays!

Lower level is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing! You'll find a walk out basement with a huge TV, wet bar and a bistro sitting area. Two more bedrooms (one bedroom has a day bed and one bedroom has a queen size bed), in addition there is a pull out sofa (queen size bed) and another full bathroom.

The gourmet kitchen is stock filled with everything you would need to prepare your meals. Just bring your food and drink.

This house is perfect for entertaining your family, AND your friends.

Easy access to the private hot tub which seats six. A large wrap around deck. Plenty of room and seating. Beautiful, comfy patio furniture is just perfect for outdoor dining or just relaxing.

We provide a grill, utensils and the propane. Interior and exterior stereo system provides privacy and a wonderful feel for the beauty surrounding this home.

This property allow the kids to run and play throughout the property. Enjoy the fresh air and plenty of land to roam! Take a nice walk or bike ride. There are plenty of paths nearby. Nature is easy to take in right here.

Take advantage of the newly remodeled Owners Club. There is a brand new indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center and internet access areas, game room and gym for basketball, etc.

History and hillside views are just two reasons to visit the picture-book small town, one of Lincoln's most popular getaways. Galena is a place like no other. It's a place where you'll find rest, relaxation and revitalization. It's about finding respite, romance, adventure and bliss. Create a new memory or share a unique experience with the ones you love.

During your stay you will enjoy the many views within the Galena Territory. The home is private but conveniently located within the Galena territory, Eagle Ridge. Come see why our guests keep coming back. PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR LAST MINUTES DEALS!!!

Keywords: Beautiful Home accommodates ten or more people. Bedrooms are situated on each floor. Breath taking views with lots of windows. Hot tub seats 6.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Doug Coup (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Doug Coup

We love our home away from home. Sometimes we never leave the house when we're there. Spending time with family and friends and enjoying the scenery makes this home very special to us. We invite you to experience something special, take the time and enjoy a stay at our home...reCoup.

During the renovation of our home, we stayed at our rental properties around the area. We took that into consideration when we decided to rent our property. We believe our house is very inviting and most guests are surprised how nice the house is, both the furnishings and the accommodations. We know you are taking the time and spending money on a getaway, our house is a wonderful place to stay. The holidays are especially unique at our home.

Doug Coup purchased this house in 2005

Why Doug Coup chose Illinois

We spent some time biking and golfing at Eagle Ridge. We just loved it. When our close friends invited us to spend a weekend at their house we were sold! The location is what sold us. See for yourself. Book a weekend with us. Check out for an array of activities to suit all.

What makes this house unique

The house is private. At night it is so dark you can see just the stars. It's quiet too! Just the sounds of nature. The mornings are beautiful as well. We watch the deer come through the yard and then the kids begin to bird watch. There is a nice trail right off the back yard. Experience the beauty within the territory. Enjoy a bike ride, hike or horse back ride. Families enjoy the stress free walks around the area. Fall is the perfect time to travel into Galena. The trip and surrounding area is just beautiful with all of the color changes as well as a multitude of events that start in September. Hot Air Balloon rides are a huge hit!!! Better make reservations. Wine Tasting is at it's peak at this time too. Come relax and enjoy a long weekend, you won't regret it. With winter just around the corner, stay warm right beside the fire place. Skiing at Chestnut Mountain is just 15 miles from the house. Once the snow falls, kids can enjoy sledding and snow boarding right on the property. Relax every night in the hot tub while taking in the beautiful winter view! Our house might cost a bit more per night, but it is definitely worth it. You'll enjoy everything about the house. November 22-23 Galena's Nouveau Wine Weekend. Explore 19th century history, shop main streets, paddle a river and challenge your golf game.


based on 45 traveler reviews

Breathtaking View, beautiful upscale home, w/hot tub-sleeps 10!!!
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 45 reviews
Frankfort, Illinois

Our Stay Fall of 2013

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing stay! The moment we walked in we were thrilled with the decor, beauty and amazing view! Such a blessing to wake up and hear the birds, take in the quiet................we have stayed in Galena for 20 years and this was our favorite home yet. Just a wonderful, clean and beautiful home and treasured memories! I can't wait to come back! Five star!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come again. Have a indeed up holiday.
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Nice area, cappy house

  • 1 of 5

Upon arrival the place was really nice. A bit hard to find but expected for a place in galena. The house on the inside was clean and tidy and it seemed like a nice place. We unloaded all our stuff and as we were putting stuff in the fridge we noticed that it didn't seem cold...maybe upon arrival it could have been reset by the cleaning crew? That's what we though but as we loaded the fridge with all out stuff from the coolers and closed it we left it alone and started drinking (we were there for a bachelor party). We burned through out coolers and went to the fridge about 6 hours later and the items had become warm? We tried everything to get it working but nothing worked. About a 3rd of our beer got warm so we contacted the owner (doug) who told me it was working just fine before? He sent a maintanice guy out who said it was broke. OK what ever we went ad bought a ton of ice for the coolers. ThE AC did not work well either so the inside of the house was 82 degrees (nothing better than trying to sleep on a couch in a house that's 82 degrees). Here's the best part. I contact the owner as a reasonable person and said I know things happen but I paid for a full working house and didn't get one and wanted compensation....he refunded me 20$ Lol what am I six? What a slap in the face. DO NOT RENT THIS PLACE!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were in contact several times through the weekend with his issues, I had local service man come over and look at refrigerator several times. It was improving, and working. I had just left the house the day before he arrived and it had worked fine all week. Post his stay, I had the cleaning crew and service come over and it was working fine and temps were where they were set to be. I believe that they had loaded it with warm drinks (per service man) and were either not shutting it all the way or something, as there has never been an issue since.
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  • 5 of 5

This house is very comfortable for families with kids, the best thing however is the hot tub and the house is very close to the recreation center and we had a wonderful time with our family and friends. Thank you very much for letting us in the house a little bit earlier

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect for our weekend in Galena. While its not as close to the town as we had expected, it was only a 20 minute drive to Chestnut Mountain which was great. We had a group of 10 people and there was more than enough space for everyone. Would highly recommend for a large group looking for a weekend away.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay. The house was great.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Splendid Thanksgiving

  • 3 of 5

Less than two weeks before Thanksgiving my family decided to spend the holiday in Galena. I was thrilled to find this beautiful home on such short notice.

When we got there the house was beautiful and did have breathtaking views. It was a very comfortable house despite the cleanliness issues mentioned in reviews from last March and last year. I figured since Doug wrote:

"Regarding the cleanliness of the house, this is the first I had heard of it, we have used a service from the local area for years with no issues. They are professional and through."

The issues should have been resolved by now. I hope Doug is right.....that his cleaning crew is "through"! (His typo)

The scenery is beautiful from the home , the location is convenient, the layout is great but some of the "amenities" are sub-par. I would check with the owner to see if the issues with the grill, hot tub and cleanliness have been resolved before renting.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes grill has since been replacedand are hot tub is serviced weekly by local pool contractor.
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
adjacent to property/Eagle Ridge
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Chestnut Mountain

Property rests on top of a hill within the boundaries of Galena Territory, Eagle Ridge. It's located just a few minutes away from the Galena Territory Owners Club. It offers access to four golf courses, the remodeled Owners club equipped with an indoor and outdoor pool, new fitness center and game room. Two parks, several eating spots and two tennis courts!

Approximately 20 minutes from downtown Galena; casino's, shopping and dining. Enjoy wine tours, art shows and carriage rides, Hot Air Balloon Rides. Sight seeing within the territory is a treat all year round. Picture perfect views right outside this house. Take a walk along the trail, enjoy a day of shopping, prepare and meal and just relax in front of the crackling fireplace. This home is perfect for a holiday stay , family reunion, girls getaway, golf outings.

Take the family to the beautiful indoor pool or take a relaxing soak in the outdoor hot tub.

Outdoor pool opens May 25th!!


Rates & Availability

Galena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Rates
Sep 16 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Ski Rates
Nov 28 2016 - Mar 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Contact Owner for last minute deals!!! Reduced rates cannot
be applied to previously booked dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Galena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Full Bathrooms/Tub and or Shower in each.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - Sofa bed/queen and an air mattress/queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3) One is a sofa bed, the others are located in the bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private exterior Hot Tub which seats six. A huge wrap around deck. Exterior seating for entertaining including stereo system. Full finished basement with a wet bar and additional seating. Huge screen TV located on lower level.

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