Cousins Cottage is an adorable 3 bedroom cottage located on the lake. It is within walking distance to Main Street , the grocery store, restaurants, and parks. Manteno is a small community of good people. There are many clubs and activites run by volunteers in our village. Our roots are of Indian beginnings. The name Manteno is anglicized from the Indian maiden Manteneau, who once lived here. Collectors of arrowheads have found many relics in the fields of local farmers. People in Manteno love our community, with its beautiful parks and small town feel. There are only 4 street lights in the entire town. We are close to Bourbonnais , Bradley, and Kankakee on the south and Peotone on the north. Chicago is just a 45 minute drive from here to the Magnificent Mile.
- Cottage139 m²
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Open Floor Plan, Large Dining Area, Sunroom
- Response rate
- Response time
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Jul. 2018
About Annette LaMore
We have lived in Manteno all of our lives. Annette grew up on Lakeview Drive and knows the area and the lake very well. She spent her summers as a lifeguard when she was in high school. Rondy worked at his dad's gas station on Main Street. in fact, Rondy and Annette met at the gas station when she was 16 and he was 19. She pulled in to the pump to get gas for the first time after getting her driver's license. Rondy was working that day! There was an instant attraction between them. They broke up with the people they were going with and started dating. The rest is history!
Annette LaMore purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Annette LaMore chose Manteno
Cousins Cottage is named for Annette's cousins who also lived on the lake at 71 W 5th. The cousins used to play in the backyard together. When their family moved to the other side of town the house was sold. Forty years later, when the house went up for sale, Rondy and Annette decided to purchase it and have been renting it out since.
What makes this Cottage unique
Fishing is fun on Lake Manteno. Paddleboats are even more fun! You will enjoy the beauty of nature and all the wildllife you'll see. We have ducks, geese, turtles, frogs, lots of fish, many different kinds of birds including heron and hawks. Rabbits and squirrels love it here too!
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Very clean and spacious for 6 people.
Was a wonderful cottage, all was ready when we arrived and met owners as we were packing to leave. Everything worked well and layout of home was very nice. Felt very much at home! Games in the home were enjoyed by our granddaughter with grandpa and grandma. Sitting at table on back patio and enjoying coffee in the morning was just perfect with the breeze coming off the lake. House was quiet and there was not a lot of street traffic.
Beautiful, comfortable home and yard!!
Friendly, warm hostess and host!
Thank you, Mary Ellen, for choosing Cousins Cottage for your stay. We appreciate our guests!
Rondy and Annette
Family Getaway on the Lake
Great cottage for our family visits when in the area. The cottage is quaint, with modern appliances, laundry and open common areas for people to spread out, enjoy meals, relax, play board games or just read. It's a quick, easy walk to shops, restaurants and bars if needed or to the local grain elevator if you've never seen one up close, which ours boys hadn't, haha!. Easy, two-minute drive to Highway 57. A late November visit was not the right time to truly enjoy the large backyard, patio, BBQ or the lake (brrr!), but perhaps in the future in a warmer month! Our hosts were fantastic, great communication. We will stay again - a far better choice than a hotel for a family of five!
Thank you for your nice comments and for choosing our rental for your visit! We hope you will stay with us again sometime soon!
Rondy and Annette
Everything was perfect. Enjoyed a weekend in a beautiful home on a peaceful lake. Annette was a pleasure to deal with. The fishing was very good as well! Highly recommended
We are happy that Joe and his family enjoyed staying at our cottage. Manteno is a nice place to visit....and we are proud to offer clean and comfortable homes to make your stay the best it can be.
Please come visit us again!
Rondy and Annette
Beautiful, cozy, clean, and peaceful!!
We really enjoyed our stay at Cousins Cottage! The house was very well appointed and charming!! The Banana Bread that was made for us and waiting for us when we arrived was phenomenal!! Such a nice touch. The little lake was so stress free and fun with the paddle boats. We will definitely be back!
Thank you to our recent guests! We are happy you found peace and tranquillity at Cousins Cottage, and we look forward to your return visit. Lake Manteno is an idyllic place to spend a quiet afternoon.... fishing, reading, or just relaxing in the backyard. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery anytime of year!
Rondy and Annette
Wonderful home, beautiful lakefront, cozy atmosphere, quiet location!
Some of the nicest people have stayed at our rentals! We appreciate your kind comments. Thank you!
Annette and Rondy
You will enjoy shopping malls within 15 minutes south on Route 50. The Kankakee River State Park is also a scenic place to walk or ride bikes. It is just 12 miles west of Manteno.
Olivet Nazarene University is 8 1/2 miles south of Manteno on Route 45.
Kankakee Community College (KCC) is also a short 17 mile drive to the south side of Kankakee.
Frank Lloyd Wright's house in Kankakee offers tours on weekends and by appoointment. The "Bradley House" is located on the Kankakee River at 701 S Harrison Avenue, Kankakee IL...13 miles from our cottage.