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Enjoy a Cozy, Secluded and Affordable Friendly Retreat!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

What’s your pleasure? Hiking … biking … golf … tennis … skiing … fishing … boating … swimming … bird watching … horseback riding … ballooning … antiques … shopping … old homes … Civil War history … or just Rest & Relaxation?

Whether you are a Vacationing Family, a Romantic Couple or Friends on a Getaway Retreat, you’ll find all of these activities and more nearby when you stay at this tastefully furnished end-unit townhouse.

Up to 6 people can enjoy luxurious bedding that includes a Queen Size bed in the master bedroom upstairs with a super-comfy Sealy Posturpedic mattress, Twin Beds in another bedroom downstairs, and a Sofa Bed in the living room. Soft down throws and excellent lighting provide a comfortable reading habitat. Or if you prefer, the master bedroom also includes a flat screen TV for your viewing pleasure.

You will be pleased to find a Kitchen Fully Furnished with all the dishes, utensils, cookware, etc., you’ll need to prepare just about any meal, along with free condiments.

Conveniently located: A Back Deck includes patio table and chairs and a gas grill. You’ll stay nestled against a wooded area for maximum serenity and privacy. Best of all, you will like our home’s Friendly Atmosphere that will wrap around you like a warm blanket on a cold winter day.

You’ll be situated 1-1/4 mile from the Eagle Ridge Inn and a General Store renowned for gourmet selections. If you’re in the mood for fresh air and exercise, you can step outside to access a picturesque walking trail that winds just a few yards outside the door. Other features include:

• Free Wireless Internet. A secure password-protected network.

• A cornucopia of Kitchen Condiments, spices and staples, including coffee and tea selections. This means you don’t have to spend time and money buying a shopping cart full of staples when all you need is a dollop of this and that.

• Gas fireplace. A simple flick of the switch creates warmth and a mood of romance.

We love people, especially children!: • Child friendly. Our home is equipped with a “Pack ‘n Play” portable crib, along with children’s toys, games and DVDs. Our Insider’s Guide will advise you of numerous fun-filled activities in the area for children of all ages.

• People friendly. We also own the unit next door as our personal vacation home. If we are around, feel free to stop by to say hello and join us for refreshments and conversation. If we’re not present during your visit, simply call us with any questions you may have.

• Insiders’ Guide Book. It’s based on living in this area since 1987 and offers reviews of attractions that go way beyond what you’ll find in tourist literature. You’ll get steered to the best restaurants and recreational sites – and advised of some you may want to stay away from. You’ll get unusual ideas about fun things to do and places to go.

About the area: We’re situated in the hilly terrain of “The Galena Territory,” only 8 miles from the historic town of Galena near the northwest corner of Illinois. Forget flat farmland. Ancient glaciers pushed out in this direction and left behind a scenic wonderland of rolling hills and the highest elevations in the state. Fall coloration is truly a sight to behold in this area.

The town of Galena is renowned for a Main St. lined with shops filled with antiques, collectibles, artwork, wine studios, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, restaurants, bars and more. You can spend hours browsing and shopping.

Another 20-minute drive will take you to across the mighty Mississippi to the vibrant river city of Dubuque, Iowa. If casino gaming and/or dog racing is your thing, this town has some of the best facilities of their kind in the Midwest. If that’s not your thing, Dubuque has a number of other attractions going for it, including a top-notch National River Museum.

More Details

Owner
Jim Olsztynski
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About Jim Olsztynski

Jenny and I traveled extensively during long careers as working professionals. We learned a lot about what makes travelers and visitors comfortable, and are determined not to put our guests through some of the “road warrior” horror stories we experienced over the years

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As rental property owners in The Galena Territory, we have applied these lessons to make our townhome comfortable, convenient, homey and friendly for all of our guests.

For many years we used our townhome as a retreat to decompress from the stress of long hours in high-pressure jobs. It seemed our heads would clear as soon as we crossed the Jo Daviess County line.

Now as retirees we still enjoy basking in the serenity and natural beauty of this area and pursuing its abundant recreational and tourist activities. Even after more than two decades of home ownership in the area, we continue to discover new sights to see and things to do. -- Jim & Jenny Olsztynski, Mt. Prospect, IL

Jim Olsztynski purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Jim Olsztynski chose Galena

Jenny and I first experienced The Galena Territory as renters ourselves when we vacationed here with our two young daughters. That was back in 1986, and we were so infatuated with the area that one month later we returned to buy a townhouse that at the time existed only as a floor plan. Construction got finished in July of 1987, and we have been enjoying our getaway home out here ever since.

Our daughters have since grown up and we now have four impossibly charming grandchildren that love to visit The Galena Territory with us. This expanded family outgrew our single townhome, so when our neighbors next door decided to sell their unit, we jumped at the chance to acquire additional living space.

What makes this townhome unique

You'll love the woodsy seclusion. Even though we are part of a string of 16 townhomes, the end unit where you'll be staying offers serene privacy and is a great venue for bird-watching -- along with the occasional raccoon, wild turkeys and other non-threatening critters.

You will also appreciate how well-stocked this place is with food condiments, coffee and tea, toys, games & DVDs for kids and more. You'll find more supplies here than at any 5-star hotel!

Amenities

The Galena Territory Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Up to 6 people can enjoy luxurious bedding that includes a Queen Size bed in the master bedroom upstairs, Twin Beds in another bedroom downstairs, and a Sofa Bed in the living room. Soft down throws and excellent lighting provide a comfortable reading habitat. Or if you prefer, the master bedroom also includes a large TV/VCR/DVD player for your viewing pleasure.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(97 traveler reviews)

Enjoy a Cozy, Secluded and Affordable Friendly Retreat!
average rating of 4.9072165 based on 97 reviews
5

Beautiful, relaxing, and well-appointed

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely two bedroom end unit that was very well stocked with everything a guest could want. It had great light and looked out onto woods--a very tranquil setting. The owners seem to have thought of everything and the place was immaculate.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, Quiet, and Perfectly Located

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the house very much. Everything was clean and in great shape. The beds were super comfortable! Kitchen was nicely stocked with utensils and other essentials. The bathrooms had plenty of towels. The area was quiet and the house was cozy. The owners club was great for activities inside. Went into Galena and shopped and ate there. Lovely area to visit. We would stay in your house again. We even recommended it to family. Thank you for making this home feel like our home away.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well-kept home.Communication with owners was above and beyond. Seamless. Plenty of space. Owners thought of everything -- stocked bathrooms as well as kitchen. Travel guides very user friendly.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

First time renting a townhouse for a girls weekend in Galena.

Highly recommend this place as it was very clean and comfortable for 6 adults.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Old ladies weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at 15 Oak Glen! The home was very clean, nicely decorated, and the kitchen was well stocked. We throughly enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend this home as a wonderful weekend retreat. The only downfall would be unloading and loading your car, and getting luggage, coolers, etc., to the downstairs living area, and fridge. The top level is entry way, and main bedroom and bath. If you're young, no problem. There were 4 of us ladies ages 55 to 79. We struggled, but had some good laughs too, getting back and forth. It was all well worth it!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yes

  • 5 of 5

Very clean great place to stay! Met all expectations. Will definitely come back! Enjoyed it tremendously!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Dubuque, IA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Eagle Ridge South Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Illinois Highways 20 and 84
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Woodland's
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Chestnut Mountain
Car: necessary

Nestled among the most beautiful hills and valleys in the Midwest, The Galena Territory is a 6,800-acre planned residential and recreational community with award-winning Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa at its heart. Property owners and their guests enjoy a variety of amenities that include boating and fishing on Lake Galena, hiking on 23 miles of trails through pristine woodlands and prairies, 63-holes of championship golf, and horseback riding at the Shenandoah Riding Center.

Eight miles away is the town of Galena. Bisected by the Galena River, Galena lies within a National Register Historic District and is renowned for a downtown Main St. lined with shops filled with antiques, collectibles, artwork, wine studios, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, dining facilities and more. You can spend hours browsing on your own or take a narrated trolley tour (May through October). Periodic housewalks enable you to peer inside fascinating old houses and mansions. The Galena River Trail follows the river for 3.5 miles of scenic cycling or walking, leading to breathtaking views of the Mississippi River.

Another 20-minute drive will take you to across the mighty Mississippi to the vibrant river city of Dubuque, Iowa. If casino gaming and/or dog racing is your thing, this town has some of the best facilities of their kind in the Midwest. If that’s not your thing, Dubuque has a number of other attractions going for it, including a top-notch River Museum, riverfront festivals, modern movie theaters, symphony orchestra and other cultural attractions – along with the region’s best modestly-priced restaurant. (That’s one of the secrets you’ll find in a special “Insider’s Guide Book” provided to our rental guests.) Take a few minutes to take a $1 ride on Dubuque’s “fernicular,” a unique mode of transportation up and down the town’s steepest hill.

Do you like to ski or snowboard? The Chestnut Mount Resort is only 20 minutes away. Overlooking the Mississippi River, this renowned Midwestern ski retreat offers 19 ski runs amid fantastic views of three surrounding states and “Old Muddy” itself. In the warm weather off-season, treat your kids and yourselves to Chestnut Mountain’s “Alpine Slide.” It’s a fun-filled sled ride down the mountainside via chutes, with a ski lift ride back to the top.

Closer to home, during wintertime the South Golf Course in the Galena Territory turns into the Winter Wonderland Nordic Center, featuring cross country skiing, downhill sledding/tubing, and ice skating on a nearby pond. You can rent equipment for a small fee, and the Nordic Center is barely a hundred yards from our home.

Spring and summer offer even more recreational opportunities within the Galena Territory. It houses 63 holes of challenging golf, including “The General,” a regular on Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Resort Courses” list. Or, try out one of several nearby courses that are less challenging and more modestly priced.

If tennis is your game, you’ll have access to TWO separate private tennis facilities, free of charge. One is at the Territory Club, the other at a property owners’ marina.

Territory Club facilities include an indoor/outdoor pool (to open Summer 2012), fitness center, game room, gymnasium and reading/TV room and tennis courts.

The property owners’ marina is open May through October for boat rentals. You can also rent fishing gear if you don’t bring your own. The marina sits on Lake Galena, a serene man-made lake three miles long that teems with panfish, bass, crappie, muskie and a few other species.

Horseback riding also is available with guided trail rides via the Shenandoah Riding Center. Or, simply enjoy free-of-charge dozens of picturesque miles of paved hiking trails that wind throughout The Galena Territory.

Feel like going up, up and away! Hot air balloon rides are available when weather permits for breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside from up to 4,000 feet above ground. Summertime also brings with it periodic outdoor concerts and hayrides.

A children’s sand-filled playground is easily accessible from our home, and we will guide you to numerous fun-filled activities for children of all ages.

Whether it’s rest and relaxation you crave, or more vigorous activities, our Friendly Retreat is the place for you.

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Rates & Availability

The Galena Territory Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off season
Nov 1 2016 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$127
From
$147
Fri,Sat
$677
 
 
Prime Season
May 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$147
From
$167
Fri,Sat
$777
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$137
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

PLEASE NOTE OUR EXTENDED STAY DISCOUNTS
For extended stays of 3-6 nights, our extended stay rates apply to nights beyond the first two. If it adds up to more than the weekly rate, we'll apply the weekly rate instead.
May 15-October 31 = $127 per night, plus 11% tax.
November 1-May 1 = $117 per night, plus 11% tax.

1 week+ visits are negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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