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Exceptional Golf Villa in Relaxing Galena Territory

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,030 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Townhome on the golf course... 2 Bedrooms, 2 Attached Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This townhome is located in The Galena Territory on the 10th hole of the South Course. Golf right outside your door, and when you're finished...walk home. The home has one bedroom and one attached bathroom on each floor, and has been updated to create a relaxing, cozy retreat. This home has been wonderfully popular with 'girlfriend getaways', golfers, and families as well. The home has a wine cabinet with wine glasses, as well as martini and champagne glasses. Sit around the fireplace and enjoy your time together. We've made it as comfortable as we could with all of the amenities from home. Details like comfortable beds, appealing and updated décor, and cleanliness are important to us. Our kitchen has solid surface countertops and stainless steel appliances, and our cabinets are full of matching dinnerware. We've taken the time to ensure that you will feel at home in our townhome.

The town of Galena is a charming spot that holds dear to its historic roots yet engages and enjoys modern conveniences and modern living. On the banks of the Galena River, this town offers visitors a wealth of activities suitable for many different styles. Try wine tasting at Galena Cellars, or flights of Galena's own craft beer at The Galena Brewery. This town keeps up with the times, yet holds its quaint feel with the small original storefronts and cobble stone streets surrounding buildings that are hundreds of years old.

For our winter guests that enjoy skiing and snowboarding, Chestnut Mountain Resort is only a 20 minute drive from this home, try for updated information on the slopes today. This resort boasts 19 ski runs and the largest all-terrain park in the Midwest. Ski or snowboard there, then enjoy your evenings in the townhome by the fireplace, watching the 42” plasma TV, and sleeping soundly on the luxurious linens and the pillow top mattresses. Don't forget the Owners Club's new indoor pool is open year round, as well as the fitness center. The South Course is also home to a Winter Wonderland Nordic Center, in which cross country skiing, downhill sledding, and an ice skating pond are offered. Rental equipment is available for a small fee and the Nordic Center is with in walking distance of this home. Even if you don't participate, it's a beautiful scene. Grab some hot chocolate and take a stroll to watch!

When spring is in the air....hiking and cycling are enjoyed by residents and visitors with endless trails to experience and places to see. The Bueler Reserve holds a world of butterflies and birds while hiking its beginner trails, and the Galena River Trail is a 3.5 mile trip for cycling and hiking, which affords a heart stopping view of the river and the Caspar Bluff land and Water Reserve which commands unparalleled views of the Mississippi River. Rental bicycles are available in town at Fever River Outfitters, located on the left side of Main St. just before the doors to town. We also have some outdoor games in the hall closet at the townhome to simply enjoy the deck, BBQ, and the backyard.

Shenandoah Riding Center, located The Galena Territory, is open all year, offering guided horseback rides through the woods and meadows in the Galena Territory. Check them out at Take in breathtaking views of Jo Daviess County and the Galena countryside while drifting on a hot air balloon 4,000 feet above the ground. Galena on the Fly takes groups of up to 14 people on a one hour sunrise or sunset ride.

It's only a 10 min drive to downtown Galena, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the historic town. Galena is rich in agriculture, and you’ll find no end to fresh food choices. Galena offers a variety of thing to do such as wine tasting tours at Galena Cellars Vineyard, spa treatments at Wild Clover on a Main, and a wonderful dinner at our guests favorite restaurant Fried Green Tomatoes. The shopping cannot be beat. Try The Galena Garlic Store for unique BBQ rubs and spice blends, as well as syrups, salsas and dips. The town offers antiques, collectibles, coffee shops, and incredible pieces of artwork. There is a wonderful variety of food choices downtown from casual to fine dining and well as opportunities to take tours of the town. A new eatery is called Embe Eatery and Lounge, located at 233 S. Main St. which features homemade natural deli style food, a fully stocked bar, and live music and other events every weekend. Definitely a good choice for lunch. Another visitor favorite is a small place called Dirty Gurts. Fabulous burgers and shakes! Wander around on your own, or take an organized tour. Relax on a one-hour narrated tour of Galena’s historic sites on an authentic 1940’s San Francisco-style trolley with Tri-State Trolley, open daily May through October. We would recommend a stop at Blaum Brothers Distillery, which is on Rt 20, on the way into town. They are the #1 attraction in Galena, and they have an unmatched variety of creative drinks! How about The Cornerstone, at 125 N. Main St. for live music? They have a live band set up in the window on Thursday - Sunday nights. There is so much available in Galena.

In the summer, it's easy to spend the entire day at the newly updated Owners Club Complex. There's a new outdoor activity pool, and a separate chidren's pool with zero depth entry and bubbler inside the pool area. The updated fitness center overlooks the pool, and has new equipment and new TV's. They've added a new indoor pool open year round, a snack bar with a great menu and limited alcoholic beverages, a game room with pool tables, and tennis courts outside. And you can't forget that Chestnut Mountain offers summer activities too. Check out their Alpine Slides! Fun for all ages. Ride your own sled down 2,050-feet of terrain-tailored track to the banks of the Mississippi. Or chose to take a ski lift ride down to the Mississippi River instead. Breathtaking views!

For an up to date calendar of events, check out

www.visit, and plan your visit!

We can't wait to work with you. Enjoy your

Galena Getaway, and let us know how we can help!

Keywords: 'girlfriend getaway', golf villa, golf resort, couples retreat, ski chalet

More Details

Bill Stortenbecker
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Bill Stortenbecker

We bought our golf villa in 2009 because we have family members that live in the territory. We enjoy spending time here when we can. Galena is close to many attractions. Wineries, antiques, golf, skiing, shopping, dining, museums, historical attractions...more activities than one weekend can handle. Not to mention the fact that the home is located in the Galena Territory, in Eagle Ridge, on the golf course. In the Territory there are restaurants, a spa, a marina, and horse stables.

Bill Stortenbecker purchased this townhome in 2009

Why Bill Stortenbecker chose The Galena Territory

We chose to buy in Galena because of it's proximity to the Chicago area and because of the many attractions here. Galena has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment and a lot of variety. It's a very charming yet relaxing town. There are many things to do in Galena including hiking, shopping, sightseeing, wine tasting and of course golfing. The town is filled with quaint shops, coffeehouses and restaurants, as well as artisan shops.

What makes this townhome unique

While staying at our property, renters will have access to all of the amenities of the brand new Owners Club Complex at no extra fee. The Owners Club Complex includes an outdoor pool with a designated children's area, an indoor pool for year round use, a concessions area, fitness room, tennis courts, and marina. The Galena Territory is a unique resort community which offers our renters many opportunities to chose from. Golf, swim, fish, relax, work out, or spend a day in the town of Galena. Renters have ample opportunities in the winter as well considering that Chestnut Mountain is only 20 minutes away and offers skiing and snowboarding too. We took much effort to make our home comfortable, updated and clean. When we decided to rent this property, we decided comfort to our guests was the number one priority. We updated nearly everything in the quest, including all of the mattresses, the couch and chair. All of the bedding is high quality thread count, as well as the bath towels. We replaced the dishes and glasses, as nothing at all matched at the time, and we replaced it with a current matching set. We also replaced all if the white kitchen appliances as they were very old and breaking down. We decided to replace them with stainless steel ones, and also replaced the laminate countertop with a solid surface one. We hope that all of our guests have a great time in Galena, and we enjoy it when they stay year after year!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This lovely, warm, inviting townhome was just perfect to handle the overflow of guests that came to Galena to help me celebrate my 60th. The location was great; near the sledding hill, which we used with our sons and granddaughters. Thanks to the owners for providing two sleds! Can I say it again? Perfect!
Jan 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in The Galena Territory, Illinois

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1030 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , Updated bathroom. Designer towels. Nicely decorated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , Updated bathroom, designer towels, nicely decorated
  • Both bathrooms are attached to a bedroom. Updated together with newer faucets, mirrors and designer towels. They both have a tub/shower combination. The lower bathroom has a separate sink area, with the tub and toilet behind it.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Newer mattress, luxury sheets. Dresser, attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Newer mattress, dresser, attached bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in each room. Queen size airbed for additional guests. Addl comforter, pillow and sheets provided., Baby Cribs (1) Graco Pack n Play....with sheets and baby blankets
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wooden decking
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wine cabinet with wine, champagne, and martini glasses. New powerful blender for choppping ice and making smoothies. Board games in hall closet, DVD selection, shovel, umbrella, vacuum, queen size airbed and linens, Graco pack n play with sheets and baby blankets. Updated decor and fixtures in comparison to almost all other rentals in the territory. Up to 30% lower rental fees compared to other rentals in the area.


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Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I needed a weekend reunion, so we met up in Galena. This property was perfect! It was clean, the beds were comfortable (super soft sheets), and it had all the basics for cooking in! (grill, pans, spices, etc) We loved being surrounded by the beautiful nature, too.

You will not be disappointed if you choose this spot in Galena!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Girl’s Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I stayed here very comfortably. Very clean and lots of ammenties. We appreciated the air mattress and loads of extra blankets and pillows. This is the perfect location and so close to everything fun! The deck and bar ware provided made this the perfect place to enjoy our wine from the local winery. WiFi worked great. Just be sure you’re not trying to connect to the neighbors’ as network names are very similar. Thanks, Bill!

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyable stay. Comfortable and beautifully decorated.

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good place for our friends vacation.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here with one other couple for an annual post-Christmas retreat. The home was clean and comfortable. We did not take much advantage of some of the amenities of the resort or spend much time in Galena. Our goal was to spend some down time with friends, so our needs were limited. I would be aware that supplies in the home are limited, as the material provided by the owner states. We could have used another "pod" for the dishwasher. There was only one box of tissues in the house which was gone before the end of our stay. And there were very few kitchen towels. So, I would say that if you plan to stay here, be sure to bring your own supply of paper products. We did have a little trouble with the pilot light on the fireplace, but the owner was responsive and helpful in getting it resolved.

  • Review Submitted: 09/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cozy space!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed having the fireplace since it was cold outside. This unit and unit next door easily accommodated the 3 families spending the weekend in Galena. Great to have a full bathroom for each family.

  • Review Submitted: 03/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well stocked, and in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the condo. It accommodates a group of four nicely. The home is well stocked in the kitchen and bath. The TV remote was not reliable, but maybe just needed a fresh battery. The bed linens on the first floor bedroom were a bit stiff and the dresser lamp was not functioning. I would also suggest a reading lamps on both sides of the bed. The location to the resort amenities is convenient.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Exceptional Golf Villa in Relaxing Galena Territory
Nearest Point of Interest
The "town" of Galena
Nearest Point of Interest
Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort, Galena
Nearest Point of Interest
Dubuque IA
Nearest Point of Interest
Shenandoah Riding Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Eagle Ridge Resort
Car: necessary

Guests have free access to the new Owners Club Complex, which includes an indoor/outdoor swimming pool. The indoor pool is open year round and the outdoor pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Guests also have use of the marina for boat rentals and fishing. Please get a free parking pass at the Administrative Office located in the Owners Club Complex.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday townhome in The Galena Territory, Illinois

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
28 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$268.78
Cleaning Fee AU$100.79 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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