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Lakefront Cottage Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Open Floor Plan, Large Dining Area, Sunroom

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.

Annette LaMore
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2017

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 Illinois

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Manteno

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , There are double sink bowls, all new fixtures.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • Each bedroom has brand new beds and comfortable mattresses. There is a dresser in each room and plenty of closet space. 2 of the 3 bedrooms have a lake view.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a totally remodeled cottage sitting on the edge of a small lake. It is tastefully decorated, convenient, and quite charming.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, beautiful lakefront, cozy atmosphere, quiet location!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Some of the nicest people have stayed at our rentals! We appreciate your kind comments. Thank you! Annette and Rondy
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Everything we wanted! We'll be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time! The backyard was spacious with a great view of the lake. We caught too many fish to count and used both boats almost daily. The kids were so excited to catch their own fish!! We loved having the large table and chairs in the backyard when we wanted to grill out, as well as when we just wanted to relax and read a book or simply enjoy the view of the lake. Annette was very nice and responsive. We cannot wait to come back next year! Loved our visit!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Wayne, for your very kind comments! It was a pleasure having you and your family as our guests. Manteno is a great little town and we have grown considerably in the last 30 years. As of our last census, we have 9,202 residents! We are glad you and your family had fun at Cousins Cottage and we hope to have you back again! Annette and Rondy LaMore
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Something for everyone

  • 5 of 5

We all had a wonderful time at this lovely cabin. I have past that exit a many time, never once did I think such a place as wonderful as that was the hat close. Avone & l loved this place. We look forward returning again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Floyd and Avone! We are always so happy when our guests enjoy their visit to Manteno! We look forward to your next visit! Rondy and Annette
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  • 5 of 5

We love staying here!! It's a great home away from home. The lake view is beautiful and the beach access is very nice during the summer months.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that Amanda and family stay at our rental when they are here reconnecting with family and friends! Manteno is a great place to visit and to enjoy our small town amenities. Staying on the lake is an added bonus! We hope you will return next year. Annette and Rondy
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Awesome Experience goo place to stay and take rest.

  • 5 of 5

Ther Hospitality is very good.Annette responded very nicely all the time I tried calling her. The place is very pleasant we stood there for 2 nights. Boating, Barbecue and camp fire. We had a lot of fun nd we left with memories and hope to see the place again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful for all of our wonderful guests. Although we don't always have the pleasure of meeting everyone who stays at our rentals, we try to make sure they are comfortable and we give a quick response to any questions or needs. Manteno is a small town with a big heart. Travelers love our location, so close to Chicago yet so quaint and quiet, and surrounded by corn and bean fields. Thank you for choosing Cousins Cottage for your weekend reunion of friends! Rondy and Annette
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a great time here. The house was so nice, and the hosts were wonderful to work with. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cousins Cottage is our newest rental. After extensive remodeling in 2015 it turned out to be a very special place for guests. We strive to offer warm and welcoming accommodations, with a clean and cozy atmosphere, and top notch colors and decor. We were happy to host our recent guests and are pleased that they enjoyed our cottage. Dan, we look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Rondy and Annette
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Midway Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Manteno Sportsman's Club
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Manteno Golf Club & Learning
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Manteno Sportsman's Club
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Manteno

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$75.59
Damage Deposit A$1,259.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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