Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Tranquil 4BR Galena House w/Wifi, Private 6-Person Hot Tub & Beautiful Backyard - Very Secluded, Wooded Setting Near Hiking, Skiing, Golf & Restaurants!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Galena, Illinois

Peace and tranquility await you at this picturesque Galena vacation rental house, nestled in a very private, wooded setting far from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and enough room to comfortably accommodate 12 guests throughout 1,778 square feet of tastefully appointed living space, this cozy residence is perfect for families and friends out for a genuinely relaxing retreat. You’ll immediately feel at ease the moment you arrive at this secluded wooded property, entirely surrounded by beautiful thick trees. Look forward to spending quiet mornings out on the screened porch, where you can sit at the table with a hot cup of coffee and take in the home’s serene atmosphere. For dinner, whip up some tasty barbeque on the grill located on the back deck, followed by s’mores around the new fire pit in the backyard with your loved ones. Everything you need to cook or grill meals is provided!

Your favorite relaxing spot will quickly become the home’s private 6-person outdoor hot tub on the deck, which you’ll surely appreciate after a day of skiing in the wintertime. The house also features an inviting fireplace to keep you warm on chilly evenings. During the summer months, lounge on the hammock in the backyard while listening to the soothing sounds of nature. 

This property is ideally located near a variety of exceptional outdoor activities for every season, from golfing, boating and kayaking to hiking, swimming and tennis. Venture just a few minutes away to enjoy the recreational facilities at the nearby clubhouse, which include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, and activity center. You’ll also find 2 tennis courts, a marina for fishing, and rental pontoons available close by, in addition to pristine hiking trails right outside the home’s door. Plus, you'll get to enjoy access to the territory's Owner Club, which has an indoor and outdoor pool, basketball court, game room, and fitness center available for use.

In winter, the conditions are perfect for downhill skiing, cross country skiing, sledding, and ice skating. Golfing enthusiasts will be pleased to find 4 premier golf courses within minutes of the house. If you’re not in the mood to cook at home, you’ll find a nice selection of restaurants and pubs within easy reach. Be sure to spend at least one day visiting the quaint town of Galena, Illinois for historic attractions and shopping, conveniently just 10 minutes away from the house. Regardless of how you choose to spend your time during your stay, this delightful Galena vacation rental home will not disappoint!

Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, screened porch, back deck with grill and private hot tub for 6 people, beautiful backyard with hammock and new fire pit, electric car charger, wireless internet access, fireplace, in-unit washer/dryer, air conditioning, cable TV, and much more

- Very private, secluded setting surrounded by picturesque dense woods

- Only 10 minutes from the town of Galena and close to restaurants, pubs, golf courses, skiing, hiking trails, and numerous other attractions!

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom (Upstairs Master): Queen-sized Bed

- Bedroom 2 (Downstairs Master): Queen-sized Bed

- Bedroom 3: Queen-sized Bed

- Bedroom 4: 2 Twin-sized Beds

Additional Sleeping:

- A Pullout Sleeper Sofa in the Living Room, a Futon in the Loft, and a Pullout Single Chair can accommodate extra guests


- No smoking

- Pet friendly with fee

- Pet Fee: $50 Per Stay

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply


More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017


The Galena Territory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1778 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom (Upstairs Master) - 1 queen , Master Bedroom (Upstairs Master)
    Bedroom 4 (Upstairs) - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 4 (Upstairs)
    Bedroom 2 (Downstairs Master) - 1 queen , Bedroom 2 (Downstairs Master)
    Bedroom 3 (Basement) - 1 queen , Bedroom 3 (Basement)
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Tranquil 4BR Galena House w/Wifi, Private 6-Person Hot Tub & Beautiful Backyard - Very Secluded, Wooded Setting Near Hiking, Skiing, Golf & Restaurants!
average rating of 4.133333 based on 15 reviews

Nice home

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

Clean, comfy. Plenty of room. Hot tub was a nice bonus. Actually bought them a new coffee maker as the other was plugged. Definitely would go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review--and the coffee maker Patrick! Our team is always happy to help assist you if you encounter a challenging situation (let's face it, no coffee is definitely challenging) in the future! Best, The Evolve Team
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

late check in. great trip.

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We had to wait an extra hour to check in because they were still cleaning. otherwise it was a great trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

We felt at home in this rental!

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

We loved staying here and wish we would have stay longer. The kitchen is quite small but bad everything we needed. The can opener did not work so we bought a new one(enjoy 😊). The driveway was pretty steep so one of our vehicles could not come down it since it snowed otherwise they wouldn't have been able to get back up. The hill in the front of the house was an amazing sledding hill for my kids! The hot tub was awesome! Overall a good time!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Thanksgiving getaway

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

Great location for a family vacation. Lots of yard for kids to play and plenty of space inside.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

We had a great time. The property accommodations were legit. The place could have been better.

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

Overall, this place did not disappoint. The seclusion of the property was a bonus, but the fact that u had to drive 20 mins for anything was not. As long as u know that staying at the place is all u want to do, its perfect. If u want to go to town, its a hassle. But this place accommodated 10 guys comfortably with plenty of room. I think the thing we underused was the clubhouse. That is definitely something that jacks up the price. Again, as long as u know this going in, u will enjoy. The place smelled a little like dog when we got there, but we got over it. And when cleaning up the place, getting rid of the garbage was a chore. Ur supposed to take it away to designated area. But, hot tub, fire pit, multiple rooms and places to sleep, made up for it. I gave 4 stars because I was not mislead and enjoyed the stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Family get away

  • 3 of 5

Pros and cons with this rental. First the pros: Nice location in the territory. Basement was good for tweens/teens with pool table/air hockey combo table and a great place for them to hang out. Basement bedroom had its own bathroom. It was a nice feature to have both a traditional coffee maker and a Keurig. Firepit area was nice, and one of the very few homes that had one. We appreciated it was a pet friendly rental. It was great to have access to owners club, and use of the indoor pool and basketball court. Not a far drive to area attractions, which we really enjoyed, downtown Galena, Grant's home, horseback riding, the new distillery.

Cons: A huge ant and wasp infestation, ants were crawling on kitchen counters and wasps were everywhere inside the house that needs attention right away. House in general needs updating and a good, deep, deep cleaning. The water pressure is very poor at the kitchen sink and the upstairs bathroom sink drain needs work as it was very slow, must be clogged or something. Hot tub water was very cloudy, since we are hot tub owners, we believe it has to do with checking the chemicals/chlorination on the part of the owner or who ever is responsible for taking care of the hot tub.

Don't get me wrong, we had a blast and the house was a nice size for our group ( 4 adults, 3 kids ages 11-17). I do agree with other comments regarding the open staircase and small children, could be a danger.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nancy, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation! We sincerely apologize for the cleanliness of the property! We will forward your feedback to the homeowner and make them aware! We hope to assist you in booking a vacation rental in the future that will exceed your expectations! Cheers, Evolve Team
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Car: recommended


Rates & Availability


  • Additional fees and taxes may apply
Enter dates for accurate pricing

Partner Offers