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Spectacular View of Lake Galena(Seasonal View)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Let us tell you about our lakeside home in the beautiful, rolling hills of Galena Territory, conveniently located near the Eagle Ridge Inn, the North Course Pro Shop and the General Store…

Calming views of Lake Galena sooth the soul.

In addition to the breathtaking scenery outside our windows, the inside of our home has been lovingly decorated with antiques, artwork and comfortable, attractive furnishings. Quite a few teddy bear friends will keep you company; hence we were named “Teddy Bear Place” by one of our young guests. The charming screened-in porch completes the peaceful atmosphere.

All you need to bring is yourself.

Our home has all that you will need for your vacation. The two bedrooms contain very comfortable queen size beds, one a pine four poster bed, the other a brass bed. In addition there is a very comfortable sleeper sofa in the living room that allows a maximum of six people to occupy the condo overnight. There are two full baths and all the linens are provided. The kitchen, overlooking the living and dining areas, is fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker and pretty much everything else you will need. In the living room area you are invited to enjoy the CD player, HD cable television and VCR, as well as an eclectic selection of CDs, tapes, movies and books. Finally, the cozy fireplace adds just one more element of warmth to the whole room.

Keywords: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking, Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Boating, Relaxing, Antiquing, Shopping, 2.5 hour drive from many midwestern cities

More Details

Owner
Charles Lohenry
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2017

About Charles Lohenry

My wife and I have been retired for over 10 years and the condo has been in the family since 1984. We discovered tnat the Lohenry ancestors settled in Galena approx in 1840 and we have unearthed many interesting facts about them since.

Charles Lohenry purchased this condo in 1995

Why Charles Lohenry chose The Galena Territory

The Galena Territory offers something for everyone. The rolling hills of the territory offer three internationally acclaimed golf courses, including the challenging eighteen hole course named “The General”, tennis courts, hiking and fitness trails, boating, excellent fishing, swimming, horseback riding and lessons and fine restaurants for casual or special dining. Nature lovers will especially enjoy the countless critters that are frequently spotted within the territory, including deer, wild turkeys and an occasional fox. Also, the quaint, historic town of Galena with its exquisite architecture, unique shops and excellent restaurants is only ten minutes away.

What makes this condo unique

Find the best of both worlds during winter at the Territory. Even the winter months are enjoyable at Teddy Bear Place. There are so many activities to partake in, such as sledding, ice skating, hiking, ice-fishing and cross-country skiing. Downhill skiing is available at nearby Chestnut Mountain. Afterwards, you can retreat inside, cuddle up near the warm, cozy fireplace with a steaming cup of hot chocolate or relish in the luxury of an afternoon nap.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are once again enjoying our stay at your conco. It is always decorated so nicely and it provides a relaxing environment in which we can get away from the stresses of life. Thank you for having us a repeat guest at the Teddy Bear Place.
Jun 2012
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Amenities

The Galena Territory Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Best shower you will ever experience!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second best shower you will ever experience!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Attractive Queen -Convertible Sleeper Sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Guests have access to an indoor/outdoor pool at the GTA Owner's Club.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8536587 based on 85 reviews
Grayslake, IL
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Teddy Bear Place met each and every one of our needs and wants for this trip! We should add that we were extremely spoiled with 60 degree weather in February so we thoroughly got to enjoy the grounds outside of the house as well. We ate our breakfasts and lunches on the 3 season porch with great views of the lake and wildlife. The house was very clean and very well appointed in all areas. There is a pathway just a few yards from the house that leads down to an amazing trail along the water's edge that I assume goes all the way around Lake Galena (we stopped after about 20 minutes to turn back). We took advantage of the Owner's Club just a couple minutes away (swimming, games, fitness center). The General Store was right around the corner to grab groceries. We went into downtown Galena every day, which was about 15 minutes away. We also went skiing at Chestnut Mtn, which was maybe 25 minutes away. Also about a 5 minute walk to tennis courts, basketball court, and playground (connected to a sand volleyball court). We didn't spend all that much time indoors with the lovely weather, but we could have easily enjoyed our time snuggled by the fireplace reading books or watching movies (on any of the 3 TVs in the house). We would definitely recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had a great time. You certainly took advantage of the best weather ever for February in Illinois. Hope you can come back again some day.
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Everything was very clean and well maintained. There was a lovely view of the lake through trees.

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice relaxing time. We had to leave a day early, unfortunately, due to a death in the family. We hope to stay in the same area next year where we can relax and enjoy some privacy from the rest of the Galena Territory properties.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed yourselves at our home away from home. If you decide to come again, we will give you one free night due to the circumstances of having to leave early. Chuck & Sue
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5

Everything we wanted. More than we expected.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The condo was cozy & welcoming. The area was breathtaking! We will be back. Thanks, Chuck & Sue.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, private, quiet

  • 5 of 5

After spending all day in Galena, it was so nice to come back to the Teddy Bear Place! It was very clean, and quiet. Would love to stay again sometime. 😀?

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What cozy spot!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for my husbands son wedding. This place was within walking distance to the resort where the wedding was being held and was just perfect for the occasion. It was quite cozy with everything we needed. We really loved the screened porch and view of the trees. Awesome spot! Thank you - we were able to enjoy the really special weekend with family!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad everything worked out for you. What a happy occasion to celebrate!! The young girl who originally named it the Teddy Bear Place is getting married there next year. How time flies.
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Very nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We went to Galena for a girls weekend, and the teddy bear condo was a great place to stay! It was very clean, peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed the weather in the screened in porch without having to worry about mosquitos. We would definitely recommend this place to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly we appreciate you staying and enjoying yourself with your friends.
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Owners Club
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Back Road to Galena
Car: necessary

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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