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Lakefront Cottage Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
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:
19 June, 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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Manteno

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
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 15 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable home and yard!!

  • 5 of 5

Friendly, warm hostess and host!

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary Ellen, for choosing Cousins Cottage for your stay. We appreciate our guests! Rondy and Annette
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Family Getaway on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Beautiful, cozy, clean, and peaceful!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 02/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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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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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$80.84
Damage Deposit AU$1,347.3

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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