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Deluxe Executive Rental, Perfect for Couples or Small Families.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lakeside, Two Bedroom, 2 Bath Home With Office. Sleeps 6.

This beautiful lakefront property is a 'home away from home' and perfect for travelers doing business in the area. Why stay at a hotel when you can have all the luxuries of home with a beautiful view?

Our cottage is fully stocked with linens, dishes, utinsels and everything you would need to cook your own meals. The tastefully decorated home has an office with desk, printer, and wi-fi. There are 2 tvs in the house with Comcast cable service. The back yard has a beautiful view of the little lake. You can fish from the deck, and be sure to catch at least a bluegill! The neighborhood is peaceful and the people who live here are friendly. We are proud of our small town and its amenities. There is an antique shop just a few blocks from our property. We have 2 hometown diners that each serve excellent homemade breakfast, and lunch. You'll like it so much that this will become your favorite retreat from big city life.The beds are comfy and the leather furniture in the family room is an added feature. There is a Weber grill on the patio. You can grill your supper while listening to the birds and the bullfrogs!

Annette LaMore
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Annette LaMore

We were both born in Kankakee County and raised in Manteno. We like it here so much that we have never left our home town. We are volunteers in the community and help manage the Manteno Golf Club & Learning Center. We have been honored at St. Joseph Church as Family of the Year, and in our community as 'Citizens of the Year' in 2012. Both of us are retired from our careers (chemist and mailcarrier) and enjoy hosting people from all over the world at our vacation rentals. We hope you'll choose Manteno for your next get-away!

Annette LaMore purchased this bungalow in 2000

Why Annette LaMore chose Manteno

Our property is a perfect spot for rest and relaxation. it is located on a dead end street in a small town, on a beautiful lake. It is peaceful in our neighborhood. You will enjoy walking through our small town and visiting one of our many beautiful parks. Bluegill Bungalow was once home to my husband's parents. We bought it from their estate because we live nearby and we loved the idea of owning a rental, especially because it is convenient for us to care for it.

What makes this bungalow unique

Bluegill Bungalow is a quaint cottage in a lovely setting. It is within walking distance of our Main Street businesses to the south, and to the Manteno Sportmans's Club to the north. There are birds, ducks, geese, bullfrogs, turtles, and, of course, lots of good fishing...especially bluegills! Your hosts are welcoming and accommodating. You will remember your stay as one of the best you've experienced!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Manteno

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Wheelchair accessible. Large vanity with one sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , This bathroom also has a washer and dryer for laundry.
  • 2 spacious full bathrooms.One bathroom has wheelchair accessible shower, the other has a bathtub and doubles as a laundry room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , Select Comfort mattress, large walk-in closet w/dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Stearns & Foster pillow top mattress, walk-in closet,dresser
  • 2 small bedrooms with large walk-in closets. Dressers in closets Sofa bed in front room, sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Deluxe Executive Rental, Perfect for Couples or Small Families.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Little bit of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 10 nights and could have easily stayed longer. The place was beautiful and very homey. We were greeted with Annette's home made banana bread, and were delighted to find the place spotless. It had every comfort of home, including washer and dryer and beautiful back yard right on the small lake. Manteno is a lovely small town, and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Claudia for such a nice review. You are so kind! We enjoyed having you back again and we look forward to your next visit! Annette and Rondy
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Very Clean, had just about every thing

  • 5 of 5

Our Family stayed for ONU graduation, it was the perfect location and gave us the freedom to sit and visit and have extended family for meals. The house was very clean and in a nice quite area. The large drive even gave us room for the moving trailer. And of course that was the best Banana Nut bread I have ever had. We think it will be a great homecoming location to stay with friends, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, convenient, and clean. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glen, we are always happy to have you visit with us! We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you! Rondy and Annette
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Super Place!

  • 5 of 5

It's very roomy and comfortable. It's on a small lake, it's quiet, super clean, everything works with nice extras not mentioned in the listing. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks go out to William for his great revue! We are so glad to have such wonderful guests! We happen to be located close to a lot of good venues, including Camp Shawanasee, Kankakee River State Park, Perry Farm, Olivet Nazarene University, and Kankakee Community College. Chicago is just a 45 mile drive north. All of our guests enjoy the peaceful lakefront property in a small town surrounded by corn and bean fields! Thank you! Rondy and Annette
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Perfect !

  • 5 of 5

It was nice to have two houses near to each other for our family of nine. They were both nice and worked well for our needs. The view of the lake was relaxing and we spent one day enjoying hanging out on the chairs near the lake. We had a place to hang out, play cards and grill burgers together. About the same price as motel rooms but much more comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 24/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Paula and her family for their very nice comments! We currently have 3 vacation rentals available which works well with multiple families who come to our area. We plan to add another vacation home this fall, for a total of 4 cottages, all in our immediate area around the lake! Manteno is a nice little town, close to the big city of Chicago, which is just 45 minutes north on I-57, and just a short drive from Bourbonnais, Bradley, and Kankakee to the south. Thank you again for choosing out cottages! We look forward to your next visit! Annette and Rondy LaMore
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Great house! Great town!

  • 5 of 5

This house was great! My husband and I and our kids split the rental with my sister and her husband, so it was cheaper than staying in a hotel and much easier with the kids. There was plenty of room for everyone, and the kids slept in their sleeping bags in the office which is at the front of the house and away from the kitchen and family room. The bedrooms are a bit small, but they have giant walk-in closets, so you won't be tripping over your luggage. We loved the yard and the lake behind the house, and Manteno is a very nice, quiet town. I would highly recommend this property! If we are in the area again we will be staying there! The house is a lot bigger than it looks in the pictures!

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Megan, for your great review! We are glad you and your family enjoyed Bluegill Bungalow! We hope that all of our guests have a wonderful time while staying in our rentals. We feel blessed to live in a small community that is just a short drive from Chicago. We look forward to your return visit! Rondy and Annette LaMore
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Manteno Sportsmans Club
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Manteno Golf Club and Learning Center
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak Station in Kankakee IL
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Insterstate 57
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Durbins Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Manteno Sportsman's Club
Car: recommended

45 minutes South of Chicago, right off Interstate 57, we are located just 10 miles north of Chicago Bears training camp and Olivet Nazarene University.The Kankakee River State Park, 12 miles south east of Manteno, is a great place for fishing, hiking, bird watching, or biking.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Manteno

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$80.63
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,343.9

We have a no-smoking, no-pets policy. Our damage deposit is refundable if there is no damage to our property. If you plan to have guests, or plan a party, please get permission from your hosts. We also live on Lakeview Drive. It is a quiet neighborhood and we respect our friends and neighbors.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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