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Enjoy a blissful escape at COYOTE COVE, 5/6 BR, 5.5 BA Luxury Vacation Home

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 357 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Upscale, Spacious, 5/6 Bedroom Contemporary Cottage with Superb Privacy & VIews

Imagine those charming Currier & Ives paintings of hilly countrysides. That's the perfect beauty of The Galena Territory. And there is no more satisfying and exciting way to enjoy this comfort and beauty than staying at Coyote Cove.

Luxuriously relax, anytime, during a fun escape to our lovely vacation rental home near Galena, IL. Every season is a special delight. Refresh in the Spring breezes on the porches and decks, play in the Summer sun; marvel at the festival of Fall colors, or enjoy cozy Winter warmth by the huge hearth!

Popular dates book fast, and it's never too early to think about reservations. Reserve your dates soon to get your first choice. A truly luxurious escape is when you get away while others work! Steal away for weekdays, too, any time of year. So, indulge yourself and enjoy much lower midweek rates.

You’ll be captivated by the breathtaking setting, casually sophisticated décor, convenience and amenities galore! Open-air hot tub, three large gathering rooms, big HD TVs, pool table, pub table, huge kitchen island (w/5 barstools), silky linens and superior mattresses – SPACE, COMFORT and DREAMY EASE are yours at Coyote Cove. There’s a big stone fireplace and hearth waiting to greet your family or dear friends! Multi-generational groups rave, “It’s like this house was made just for us!”

Excellent location! Coyote Cove is only 3 turns from US Hwy 20. And offers the closest access to Galena’s restaurants, shopping and historic charm. It couldn’t be better!

Seat 12 adults, comfortably, at the custom Harvest Table. Thoroughly outfitted kitchen is a group-cooking delight, down to the cookie sheets and cooling racks. Aromas of hot cocoa, warm cookies, cider … endless memory-making possibilities for all. Plenty of large, beautiful baking dishes, a big slow cooker, even a large roaster, for brunch in pajamas, maybe chili & cornbread lunches, and decidedly relaxed dinners! Enjoy easy access to the gas grill, with unforgettable views!

The large hot tub is a vacation all by itself – day or night! Giant, plush hot tub towels are here for you. Find action, friendly competition and laughter around the pool and pub tables. Catch favorite sports and movies, from the luscious leather furniture (adjoining media room), on the largest of Coyote Cove's three HD TVs. Marvel at the Vista Room’s spectacular views - Lake Galena, the glorious hills, woods and countryside. An ideal spot for reading, board games, playing cards, scrapbooking, earnest conversations and TV. The sofa bed creates a private 6th bedroom. The views, the views, the views!

Savor artfully inviting bedrooms (w/dedicated bathrooms), luxury high-count sheets and charming bedding (3 King, 2 Queen & comfy gel mattress on sleeper sofa). Excellent mattresses promise your delightful days end with nightly rewards!

Pool players, golfers, shoppers, fishers, nature lovers and sports and movie watchers, this is your dream-come-true home! Brand new indoor/outdoor pool, weight room/rec center and more at the Owners Club, first-rate Riding Center - recreational options for absolutely everyone.

Coyote Cove’s many decks, large screen porch and big yard are privately perfect! It is just 5 minutes (and three turns) to superb golf! Lake Galena offers fantastic fishing and small motor boating, one of three great play areas for the kids to burn off some energy, and tennis courts. The many hiking trails – gems of The Galena Territory - are professionally maintained, and are enjoyed by all ability/stamina levels.

Reconnect with nature and surround yourself in relaxing luxury and comfort -- away from all your other cares. Come to Coyote Cove!

Please review availability, rates and policies below. If interested, please call David at (O) 708-482-4863 or (C) 708-638-5625. You'll always treasure your time at Coyote Cove! Thanks, and enjoy your stay!

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in The Galena Territory, Illinois

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 357 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Spacious, handsome vanity, large mirror, excellent fixtures
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Handsome vanity, excellent fixtures, large mirror, en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Handsome vanity, excellent fixtures, large mirror, en suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , Spacious, handsome vanity, large mirror, excellent fixtures
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Spacious, bright and lovely, en suite master suite bath
    Powder room - toilet , Convenient, main level powder room near front entry
  • Top quality Kohler and Delta fixtures, tile floors, customized cabinetry, solid surface countertops with integral lavatories, ample lighting, towel bars and mirrors in all bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Main level, spacious, en suite luxury
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Charming, warm & bright, coffered ceiling, en suite
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , Upper level, lovely views 2 directions, adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Spacious, full windows two sides, adjacent bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Spacious, full windows 2 sides, en suite
    BR 6/Vista Room - 1 sofa bed/futon , Spectacular views, upper gathering room, doubles as 6th BR
  • Handsome furniture, very comfortable mattresses, and cozy sheets, pillows and quilts in all bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jacuzzi ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Enjoy a blissful escape at COYOTE COVE, 5/6 BR, 5.5 BA Luxury Vacation Home
average rating of 4.985507 based on 69 reviews

Clean Comfortable home in Beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and beautifully kept! Clean, well stocked with cushy pillows, soft towels warm blankets, and clean linens. We had 5 couples in our party and each of us enjoyed our own lovely bedroom with a very comfortable bed, and our own bathroom. The owners thought of every detail to make our stay Perfect! Well stocked with basic needs, we felt pampered and well cared for.

The plentifully stocked kitchen made it easy to cook full meals- lots of cooking pots, bake ware, tools dishes, silverware, cups - if you need it, they probably have it. We took full advantage of the spacious kitchen, sharing the cooking, while visiting - plenty of room made it possible.

The massive family style table was perfect, allowing us to comfortably gather - we ate there as well as played games as a group - plenty of room, with a stunning outdoor view.

The large family room also provided a lovely place to gather and visit- the fireplace was inviting and toasty and beckons you in!

Downstairs offered another large area to gather-- be sure to sit on the huge couch - you'll sink right in and not want to move for hours!! The owners provide a fun pool table, a cabinet of games (we had brought our own, but if you don't, they've got you covered) Some in our party enjoyed the outdoor hot tub- again, the views are lovely! Private, quiet, serene and tranquil-- truly a marvelous vacation spot! Close to the charming downtown (Just a 10 minute drive or so) all 5 couples completely enjoyed our retreat together. Walking, snowshoeing, skiing- it's all right there-- trails and beautiful scenery!

Our long weekend was restful and fun; the home was roomy enough to accommodate all of us. The owners make it very easy for check out as well, with basic tidy up requests that are doable at the end of your stay.

We definitely recommend 3 Cove Court and hope we can come back again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oak Lawn, IL

Family Ski Trip

  • 5 of 5

First let me start out by saying the place is absolutely amazing! Every year my family and I spend a weekend in Galena and ski at Chestnut Mt. This was out 6th time in Galena and by far the best. David really goes the extra mile to ensure all his guests have everything in place prior to arrival. We received a friendly welcome when we got there and a quick walk thru of the home. Everything and anything you could possibly need is available. I would highly recommend this home to anyone traveling to Galena, you will not be disappointed. David and his home are top notch!

  • Review Submitted: 31/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your enthusiastic review and compliments. We want all our guests to be equally pleased, so we try to provide everything a guest may desire. Your enthusiasm brings a big smile to our faces. Rebecca and i thank you. We're pretty enthusiastic about our home, too. :-)
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Beautiful, well stocked property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this house. David was a good communicator, and it was easy to book. Although it was below zero out and we couldn't get out and enjoy the area, the house had a pool table and a hot tub that we used. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything that we needed. Rarely do we find that in houses that we rent. Thanks for the great few days!

  • Review Submitted: 15/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're very welcome. It's always great when weather makes a vacation even more enjoyable, but Rebecca, and I wanted a home that would offer happiness and comfort regardless how it is outside. We're very happy that worked for you. Please come again.
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Bloomington, MN

PERFECT spot to ring in the New Year!!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 10 (1 year-old to 60something-or-another) gathered at the beautiful Coyote Cove abode for a post Christmas celebration. It was INDEED perfect for us: spaces to be together - spaces to be apart - little secret spaces for kids to play; an incredible table that easily handled us all; a kitchen equipped with everything one could EVER need; a warm and cheery fireplace that helped banish the reality of the sub zero temps outside; and a lovely hill perfect for sledding for those that didn't mind the sub-zero temps!!

So many opportunities for fun and connecting -- playing pool, swimming at the pool, hot-tubbing while kids were napping (or napping while kids were napping as the beds were super comfy) 😉

We are already planning our next visit to Coyote Cove!!

Thank you David and Rebecca!!

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and for being our guests. It's delightful to read how much you enjoyed yourselves and enjoyed our home. Please do come again soon.
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Room for all

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a warm greeting and tour of the house, there were 12 of us, room to spread out was key. The beds were nice and the bathrooms very clean. We enjoyed Chestnut Mountain by day and the cozy warmth of your beautiful home by night. We were able to eat meals together in the large kitchen. After, we could spread out and enjoy the pool table and hot tub. The owner was a delight to work with and easy to reach for any questions. Thank you, we will return.

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review and for being our guest. Your review highlights some of our favorite features of our home: its large kitchen and dining room, spacious gathering areas, hot tub with beautiful open sky views, and our convenient location near popular year-round attractions, such as Chestnut Mountain. please come again and enjoy our home.
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This was the most amazing property I have ever rented and I have rented quite a few.

  • 5 of 5

This house was the most beautiful and well supplied home I have ever stayed in. All necessities were available down to extra umbrellas. A wonderful gift bag was given to my husband for his birthday. The owners paid such attention to detail from leaving instructions about the home (explaining every light switch, etc.) to all the activities in the area. The owner David answered any question I had personally. I will definitely rent this house again.

  • Review Submitted: 19/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We especially appreciate expert reviews like yours. Rebecca and I learned from renting many houses in galena Territory and elsewhere over the years that the best homes are created by extra attention to every detail a guest might need, Please come enjoy Coyote Cove again soon.
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About David

Rebecca and David built Coyote Cove as their vacation dream home in 2008 to share with their family and friends. A native of northern Illinois, Rebecca chose the exterior colors to echo the lovely natural hues of abundant summer cornfields, and even the charming lady bugs she played with as a child. Galena Territory's hills, valleys and natural beauty captivate David, who grew up deep in the Ozarks. His labor of love was to select an especially scenic site, and situate the home and all its windows to capture compelling views of the surrounding natural beauty, while offering guests perfect privacy.

David purchased this house in 2008

Why David chose The Galena Territory

From the beginning of their Coyote Cove project, Rebecca and David knew they would offer this home for rental to guests, whom they wanted to enjoy its relaxing amenities and beautiful setting. Special attention was given to every detail of design, furniture and furnishings to attend to every need and interest of guests. The immense harvest dining table, comfortable bedding, plush towels, large rooms, spacious seating, abundantly equipped kitchen, endearing artwork, charming furniture, expansive decks, breezy screened porch and open air, open sky hot tub all reflect this passionate attention to detail.

What makes this house unique

Unlike so many other vacation rental homes that cram too many bedrooms into too little space, on small lots with little privacy and minimal views, Coyote Cove offers guests spacious comfort, privacy and beauty for all their pursuits all day long. Large gathering rooms on each of three levels allow guests to be together or apart as they need or desire and to pursue a wide range of activities and pleasures. Three outdoor decks, and a separate screened porch, expand these gathering choices. The large yard allows for more vigorous activities, and even the spacious, paved driveway affords ample parking. This eases loading and unloading of your golf bags, fishing rods, skis or luggage -- as well as all the bags of whatever you may buy when you shop historic Galena's Main Street shops.


Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ), Dubuque, IA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Eagle Ridge Resort and many excellent others
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Eagle RidgeResort & Galena
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
U.S. 20 (IL 84)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Eagle Ridge Resort and many excellent others
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Chestnut Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Galena Territory Marina, Lake Galena
Car: recommended

Galena's a fun, charming, very historic town in scenic northwest Illinois. Galena Territory is a beautiful, nearby, 7000 acre vacation housing development, emphasizing careful preservation of natural landscape and woods, protection of wildlife, and diverse recreational opportunities: golf, tennis, fishing, swimming, hiking and boating. It is home to the renowned Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa and four superb golf courses. Galena is famous for its abundant restaurants, entertainment, shopping and historical venues. The beautiful, blue upper Mississippi River meanders nearby through deep lovely valleys, and close-by Dubuque, Iowa, adds all the amenities of a prosperous and bustling mid-sized city and university town.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$189.65

Holiday nights charged at peak season weekend rates, or as shown. Holiday minimum stays are 3 and 4 nights.
Full week rates are already discounted. Discounts also available on 6-night stays.
Arrival time is typically 4PM, unless earlier time requested.*
Occasionally, in busy periods, arrival time must be 5PM due to staff's work schedules.
Departure time is 11AM, unless later time requested.*
*We will agree with earlier arrivals and later departures if there is no conflict with other reservations and our staff's schedules.
LEGAL MAXIMUM: 14 OCCUPANTS, including children (law effective August 2014).
Minimum rental age: 25. Groups with persons under 25 must also include the parents or other responsible, accountable, mature adults.
Weekly rates already discounted from daily rates.
Reservation deposits will refunded if cancelled more than 90 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.