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

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,850 sq ft
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!

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Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

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 Galena

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Galena in Illinois

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3850 sq ft
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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • 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 4.9871793 based on 78 reviews
Chicago, IL

Great for a friends trip

  • 5 of 5

I'm only allowed 2,500 characters for this review, which is not enough characters to describe how wonderful the house is and how easy it was to work with David.

Let's start with my group. We are a dozen friends (in our 30s) who look for a big enough house for us to sleep comfortably, watch movies, sit in a hot tub, play outside in the snow, have a big kitchen to cook big meals, and have multiple gathering areas. Literally every box was checked with this house.

Regarding booking the house, David responded to my request promptly, offering ample info on the house, on activities in the Territory and in Galena, and other useful info. He made it simple and quick.

One of David's friends was flexible in meeting us at the house to give us the keys and show us the house (thanks again, Colleen!). They even had a welcoming gift basket for us!

The house is stunning. The first floor has a sizable great room that is big enough for all of us to gather and play games, complete with gas fireplace. The kitchen is stocked (and I mean stocked - we usually bring big pots, pans, knives, etc. since we have an accomplished cook in our group, and we didn't need any of it) and has a large kitchen table that fit all of us comfortably. The master bedroom on the first floor was huge, complete with 4-piece en suite. The first floor also has a seperate half bath and washer/dryer. The second floor has a full bath, bedroom, and sitting room with a great view (also used as a bedroom). The basement has three bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms. The pool table and GIGANTIC television were great for gathering, too. The hot tub was lovely, even in the February cold.

In terms of activities, there was plenty of space around the house for impromptu sledding (we had our own sleds) and snowball fight. Chestnut Mountain was great for skiing and snowboarding.

I cannot say enough great things about this house and working with David. Our group (which just celebrated its 11th year doing this trip) has never stayed at the same place twice, and I am glad that we hadn't or we would have never have found this house. We plan on coming here every year!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I cannot say enough to express our appreciation for your wonderful review. We're delighted you appreciated every detail of our home so much, and Rebecca is thrilled you loved her kitchen as much as she does. We will be very pleased and honored to have you make Coyote Cove a regular stay for your group of wonderful friends.
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Excellent Family Week

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful. There wasn't anything that didn't meet or exceed our expectations. It was very clean and the location was beautiful. The owner was very responsive to questions and pro-active with issues that might affect us (road construction for instance). The accommodations were great for our group of 12. There were options for gathering the entire group or quiet places to read or rest.

We would all highly recommend this to others and wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Star all the way!

  • 5 of 5

If you have a big group of family or friends this is the place to stay! This house has everything. David and Rebecca have created a vacation getaway for everyone. Great location, beautiful views, even the thunderstorm was perfect. We had an amazing time.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and well-equipped property

  • 5 of 5

Coyote Cove was a wonderful home base for my extended family. We laughed that the home included everything we could possibly need during our stay (minus groceries). Everything was tastefully decorated, very clean, and functional. We enjoyed the hot tub and pool table, the view off the top deck was great, and the lower level and deck were bright, spacious and comfortable as well. The layout is perfect for a large family that likes to spread out. There is plenty of room for a large family to eat together in the kitchen, dining room, and adjacent outdoor table. The beautiful and new Weber gas grill is by far the nicest piece of equipment I have seen at a rental home in the area. The cul-de-sac provides tranquility and privacy. We appreciated all the tips from David, who clearly cares for and takes pride in his property.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

One of the best properties we have ever rented in the territories. 3 levels were perfect for us and our daughters families. Home was extremely well equipped with lots of seating space for all. Kitchen had everything needed for all your cooking experience. Was very quiet and peaceful with beautiful views. We will be back. Thank you David and Rebecca for sharing your home.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Compliments from such experienced Territory visitors like you, who always rent such nice homes, are highly prized. We try to be the best, and appreciate your enjoyment of our lovely home. We look forward to having you back.
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Durand, IL

Lovely home.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The home is very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Our intent is always for all guests to be comfortable and throughly enjoy their stay.
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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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.88

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.

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