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4.8919
(37 Reviews)

Capacity

3 Bedrooms
3 Bath
Sleeps 8

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About

The Birds Nest is 2 miles to the GTA Owners Club (we provide free access) and 10 miles to Downtown Galena. This home is NOT pet friendly.

A beautiful, secluded setting is the location of The Birds Nest in the Galena Territory. Come and relax to the sounds of nature all around you. This beautifully furnished home has three bedrooms all on their own level to afford you and your friends/family maximum privacy, each bedroom features a queen-size bed and its own bathroom. The large living room with gas log fireplace allows you to sit and enjoy a glass of wine while watching TV or playing cards. Step outside to the NEW Outdoor Hot Tub and enjoy a great, private view. The screened in porch is a dream, comfortable, private, amazing. The fully equipped kitchen allows you the option of dining in or you can take a short drive and dine at one of the many great restaurants in the Galena area.

Two large decks and a screened-in porch allow you to view deer, wild turkey and all sorts of wildlife that live in the woods all around the house. Historic Galena is just minutes away with its quaint shops, historic buildings and great restaurants and bars. For skiers Chestnut Mountain is rated one of the Midwest top ski resorts is about 20 miles south.

Your rental will include proximity cards that allow you access to the The Galena Territory Owners' Club. This is an exclusive amenity that can be used by only Galena Territory property owners and their guests. "The Owners' Club" includes an indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool w/slides, kiddie pool, fitness room, game room, indoor/outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, seasonal snack bar, WiFi and outdoor playground. Don't forget to visit Lake Galena, The Shenandoah Riding Center and hiking trails throughout the 6,800 acre property

Our booking policy is that we require 30% down to hold the home for you (this is a not a deposit). The full balance is due 2 weeks before check in and will automatically charge to the credit card on file. Your stay becomes non refundable at this point, we cannot switch dates or refund any money, please consider purchasing travel insurance. If you cancel prior to the non refundable date you will receive your 30% (first payment) less a $35 cancellation fee.

Features

Amenities

  • Full Kitchen
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • High Speed Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Max Occupancy 8 Guests
  • Vacation Homes of Galena

Location

  • Galena Territory
  • Vacation Homes of Galena

Availability

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Reviews

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Renewed adventures from the past

August 2019
, Huntley, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Excellent

A Beautiful Vacation Home

July 2019
, Cedar Falls, IA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Our family of five had a wonderful vacation in The Birds Best home! It is a beautiful and very clean home. We will go back again!

First time in Galena

July 2019
, Madison, WI US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

Overall met our needs. Enjoyed the hot tub and the screened porch to watch the birds and a little bit of wildlife.

Love the Birds Nest!

June 2019
, Solon, IOWA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

This was our sixth year staying at the Birds Nest with two other couples. It meets our needs perfectly, so we keep coming back! With each bedroom on a separate floor, we have just the right amount of privacy while still being together. It feels like home! The inside of the front door needs a good cleaning, other than that, the house was very clean.

Nice Women's retreat

October 2018
, Iowa City, IA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a great time in this lovely house.

The Birds Nest is the Best-wonderful weekend getaway!

September 2018
, Annawan , Il United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

The Birds Nest stay was exceptional!! Our group couldn't have asked for a better weekend getaway- cooler weather, sunshine, lots of room within the house, etc. Just a short drive into downtown and close to the winery vineyard- highly recommended stay! Will be back in the future!!

Home away from home

September 2018
, Cedar Rapids, IA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home situated on a wooded lot. Definitely will inquire about this house again on our next trip to Galena.

Magical days in Galena

August 2018
, Huntley, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Excellent --starting with our marvelous home and the wonderful feeling it gave us as a the place to come home too ---Our trips to Galena and various locations in Iowa provide worth while and enjoyable. our destinations included the Field of Dreams--Basilica of St. Francis --even the casinos and a dog track all good, but the best --We had a wonderful home to come home too-- Then a little wine and the hot tube --Can't beat it.... Already re-booked for 2019

Magical days in Galena

August 2018
, Huntley, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Excellent --starting with our marvelous home and the wonderful feeling it gave us as a the place to come home too ---Our trips to Galena and various locations in Iowa provide worth while and enjoyable. our destinations included the Field of Dreams--Basilica of St. Francis --even the casinos and a dog track all good, but the best --We had a wonderful home to come home too-- Then a little wine and the hot tube --Can't beat it.... Already re-booked for 2019

Wonderful Family weekend!

August 2018
, Arlington Heights, IL United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
3

We loved the birds nest! The house was large enough for my husband, our kids, and my parents all to have our own rooms! In addition, we could have had an additional guest or two sleep in the futon! Loved the location of the house, it was so beautiful to sit on the deck in the middle of the trees, especially when we relaxed in the hot tub. One drawback was that the detailed information on the house mentioned that there is a gas grill. So, we planned on grilling all weekend, and brought steaks, burgers, hot dogs, chicken...there was no has grill. There was a charcoal grill which looked like it hadn't been used or cleaned in a very long time. Plus, the charcoal was wet from the rain a day or two before. So, we went out to eat in Downtown Galena. Go to Gried Green Tomatoes...amazing! Also, Vinnie Vinucci's...two great places! Lastly, the house needed to be cleaned a bit more. I understand the house was in the middle of the woods, but it needed a good cleaning and spray to kill of some bugs in the house. All in all, we would stay here again. I definitely recommend the house.

Relaxing stay

August 2018
, Orland park, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The place was exceptional in all aspects!!!!

The home was a perfect spot for us.

August 2018
, Clinton, IA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

The home was very nice. Clean and well taken care of, hot tub was awesome, the kitchen was well equipped. The location was perfect to Galena and Dubuque. I would stay there again.

Greast getaway

July 2018
, Orland Park, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The house is beautiful and absolutely loved the bird theme. We have feeders at home and it was relaxing to sit and watch the birds. The house has everything you could need.

Love This Place!

July 2018
, Naperville , IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

What a beautiful house and setting. It is so welcoming and comfortable. It was perfect for our girls' getaway.

Girls getaway

July 2018
, Cassville, WI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great place for a girls getaway. Cute, cozy and oh that screened in porch. We spent our entire time out there. If you like birds they are plentiful at the feeders. The hot tub was a great bonus. Would definitely stay there again.

60th Birthday Weekend

June 2018
, Altoona, IA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Myself and my two best friends from grade school decided to come to Galena to celebrate our 60th Birthday. The Birds Nest was perfect for us. Plenty of room for everyone. Loved the hot tub and taking walks on the nature trails. Would recommend The Birds Nest to all of my Iowa friends.

Cumberland Spur

June 2018
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Plenty of room and accommodations for 5 college friends to eat. , laugh, play games, and hit tub!7

Birds Nest Review

June 2018
, Verona, WI United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
2
Location
4
Property condition
3

The place had lovely curb appeal, cozy location, and a great deck with hot tub. We were a little disappointed with the overall upkeep of the inside of the home. Many of the doorknobs were so loose they felt like they were falling off or caused issues with the doors sticking. The porch furniture was dusty and there were a number of bugs in the home. I do feel much of this is in part due to the time of the year, and believe it just needed overall a cleaning touch up. Would still recommend this place to a friend.

Manager's Response

We completely agree about the location and curb appeal of our Birds Nest Home. It has some amazing indoor and out outdoor spaces. We will most definitely check out the doors and door knobs, this is something that has never been mentioned before so we'll check it out. If there were doors sticking it could definitely been due to the humidity we've been experiencing lately. The Birds Nest is in the middle of the Galena Territory with woods, fields, foliage, etc all around. The screened in area could definitely be effected by any of these elements. Bugs do get in and dust does fly, especially through screens. Our homes are cleaned by a professional housekeeping company and they do clean our outdoor areas prior to the arrivals but their status can change quickly. If you feel that the area is in need of attention during when you check in please call us and we'll send someone over. Thank you for recommending our home!

Birdnest Blast!

May 2018
, Bolingbrook, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The property was great and we really enjoyed ourselves.

Perfect Stay

March 2018
, gratiot, WI United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This was a perfect weekend. This house was exactly what it was listed in the ad. Great location, easy access, the kitchen was fully stocked. We really needed to bring only our clothes and toiletries. I would recommend this home to anyway and we are already talking a return visit.
Thank you!!!!

Manager's Response

Thank you Kelly! We'd love to have you back. The Birds Nest is awesome no matter what time of year you'd like to stay.

Always a great rental choice!

February 2018
, Morton Grove, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This is the 4th time we've stayed at a vacation rentals of Galena home and it was fantastic per usual! The house we stayed in was so comfortable and pretty!

Ski Weekend

February 2018
, Mount Prospect, IL United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had a great stay at the birds nest. The house had lots of room. The kids slept in the basement (two in the bedroom and two on the futon) and the two couples slept in the upstairs rooms. We had room to spread out and relax after skiing all afternoon. Hot tub was a nice treat.

Birthday Weekend!

January 2018
, McLean, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Fantastic, the house was well stocked everything you would need for a great get away!

Nice stay in Galena

January 2018
, Elmhurst, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great time at this property. I liked the fact that the bedrooms were all on different floors. I also enjoyed all the birds around the property due to the bird feeders.

Fun in Galena

November 2017
, Muskego, WI United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Great house, clean, easy to and from downtown

The Birds Nest

October 2017
, Fairbury, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Location is wonderful! House is cozy and cute with a homey feel! We enjoyed our girls weekend!

Fun Few Days

September 2017
, Glen Ellyn, Illinois United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great

Annual Girls Trip

September 2017
, schererville, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
5

This place was beautiful and so was the house. We enjoyed our time here and if we come back to Galena, we would rent this place again. The only complaint that we had was that we didn't know that the grill was a charcoal grill and not a gas grill. Everywhere else we have stayed had a gas grill. The reason I didn't give it a 5 for the cleanliness is because there were quite a few cob webs and spiders in the house, but because it is in in the woods, we understood.

Bird's Nest - Beauty of Nature with the Perfect Ambience

July 2017
, Streamwood, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We went to the Bird's Nest for a Girls' Weekend and had an absolutely wonderful experience. The exquisite "bird-
themed decor aligned perfectly with the surroundings. The screened in porch was a delightful addition as it gave us the opportunity to relax, have a glass of wine or a cup of coffee, and just talk without the annoyance of insects. The three levels, with a bedroom and bath on each level, provided us with privacy. The management company was very professional and timely in their correspondence with us. I would highly recommend this home to others and intend to come back in the future. I imagine the surroundings must be breathtaking in the Fall.

Great Time

July 2017
, Oak Park, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4

We stayed for a week with our two adult children and their significant others. We loved that everyone had a bedroom in a separate part of the house. The screened-in back porch and the hot tub on the lower deck were favorites! We grilled out a lot on the smoker/grill (no gas grill) and appreciated that there was a washer and dryer. The kitchen, although a bit small, was well stocked.

Girls getaway!

July 2017
, Dixon, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had an awesome time. The house was perfect.

Girls weekend

June 2017
, Monmouth, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Seven ladies staying at this home could not have been more pleased. The home was immaculate and well staged. Many extras such as candies and coffee available. Home was very comfortable. Hot tub was enjoyable as well. We would highly recommend the Bird's Nest to everyone!

Great getaway

April 2017
, La Porte City, IA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Nice house tucked in the trees. Lots of wildlife. Enjoyed sitting in the hot tub and by the fire. Quick drive to town for shopping or eating.

Wonderful!

April 2017
, Muscatine, IA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Our girls weekend was wonderfully spent at the 2 Cumberland Spur location. It was very cozy, fully equipped and clean. The two fireplaces were used every day, as was the hot tub. The Galena area has lots to offer and a house was a perfect setting for our girls weekend vs. hotel rooms so we could spend more time socializing and relaxing.

Good times, great accomodations!

March 2017
, Grimes, IA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

Girls' weekend was perfect for this property. We had room for a little cooking/snacking, game playing, socializing, and relaxing.

Cozy and Cute

January 2017
, Chicago, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

This place was a perfect winter get away.

Beautiful home in the Galena Territory!

January 2017
, Charles City, IA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

We had a family gathering and were so delighted with our stay. The instructions for getting in were very clear and the house was clean, comfortable and just like the photos and description promised. The fireplace and hot tub were so nice to have with chilly weather. An ice storm moved in before our daughter and her husband left and the owner was so helpful in getting a sand truck to come and help them get out of the driveway! Service above and beyond!! There are a number of places to eat in Galena but we also enjoyed being able to relax and prepare our own meals and snacks. The setting is very beautiful, quiet and peaceful!