|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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!
- 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
- 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
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
Great location for a family vacation. Lots of yard for kids to play and plenty of space inside.
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!
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.
Tidy house, plenty of space, modern but home feel, great for a family or couples seeking a weekend getaway, the hot tub was great!
The only negatives were their is only two dumpsters in the subdivison which you are required to take tour garbage after your stay. And the house was slightly dusty in some areas.
All in all, i would definetly stay here again
Very nice house for that price. Could have been a little cleaner(dusting top shelves may help a lot)Kitchen is very small, don't have enough countertop space and the microwave standing in very bad place.Staircaise railing its very dangerous for kids it should be safer.(not recommend for people with small kids) Overall the whole house is nice place to stay, not too far from city and skiing area. Ill recommended that place for my friends.
We had a family girls weekend and had a great time at the house. There was tons of room for the 6 of us, we lived the fire pit and hot tub, it was the perfect distance from town and a great overall experience. Our only complaints are that the coffee pot took 45 mins to brew 1 pot and overall the house could have been a bit cleaner. Especially the screened in porch area. But neither of those things would stop us from renting it again!