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Landmark Historic 4 Bdrm Home/ Walk to Train Stop for Chicago

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Located in Lemont, home of the famous Cog Hill Golf Course, this home, circa 1868, with over

4200 SF is now available to rent. The history of this home includes the Singer Family (Inventors of the Singer Sewing Machine). The Singer Mansion has been featured in the popular 'Chicago Magazine' Real Estate Blog by Dennis Rodkin. It's deep rooted history has it's story told in the local Lemont History Museum and local log books. The stage is the late 1800's but with the modern convenience's of 2018.

The Conservatory is meant to be enjoyed year round and is perfect for your first cup of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evening and bird watching all day long. The fireplaces are original to the home and the marble mantles were imported from Italy. The Cherub chandeliers are from France You can feel the history all around you and the charm is captivating.

There is a gazebo in the back yard for lots of photo opportunities.

All of the comfy bedrooms has it's own special and unique 4-poster bed(s).

The very large 2nd floor family room can easily support additional sleeping options and there are two additional twin beds.

Whether you are a family or a group traveling together we can accommodate unique dining table and sleeping arrangements.

The Singer Mansion is a step back in time (for those who appreciate the workmanship of long ago), a place to rest at the end of a long day spent exploring our wonderful attractions in Downtown Chicago and/or a place for you to host your corporate event away from home.

**Owner is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois**

Keywords: Single Family Home, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Home, Historic Charm, History Lover

More Details

Cynthia Busse
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2018

About Cynthia Busse

As a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois for over 28 years, I have seen a lot of homes,

but this one is truly unique, and we have found that owning this home has been such a gift.

The history is so unique and the character is so abundant. We are in a place where we are lucky enough to be able to share our experience with others and have chosen to do so. We hope that when you come here to visit you will be taken back in time and your visit here will become a fun adventure in itself. The surroundings are beautiful the experience unique. In our years of travel we have seen many B&B's, private homes and Inns and would hope that this would live up to all of your expectations.

Cynthia Busse purchased this house in 2006

Why Cynthia Busse chose Lemont

Of course, the beautiful city of Chicago is a short distance away and the attractions there are endless.

We are also minutes away from the world famous Cog Hill Golf Course where the BMW Golf Championship Tournament is played.

Water Fall Glen, 5 minutes away, is excellent for hiking and biking! The historic and quaint "downtown" area of Lemont is a sweet place to walk around and explore. If the yard isn't enough, there are two parks that are walking distance from this home so the little ones can have fun and get some fresh air!

What makes this house unique

Our Atrium is a beautiful place to sit and relax. The squirrels and the birds are right outside all the windows and no mosquitoes!

Our Library with it's French Chandelier is another place to get lost for a day, and read a book, or play a game of checkers.

After a long day, coming home and having this fully equipped kitchen to prepare a meal in, can be a nice trade off to a restaurant meal.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lemont in Cook County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Master Ensuite and 2nd floor Full Bath off the Hallway Large 1/2 Bath on the 1st floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed
    Other (See Description) - 2 Single Bed
  • King size beds (1) Ornate and Comfy Four Poster, Queen size Beds (2) Beautiful Four Poster, Double Beds (2) Four Poster, Twin or Single Beds (2), (1) Portable Crib and Highchair is available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Atrium, Wrap Around Front Porch, Library, Multiple Dining Table Options Available, Breakfast/Optional, Walk to the Train (or there is parking nearby) for a trip to Downtown Chicago. Enjoy Downtown Lemont.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Landmark Historic 4 Bdrm Home/ Walk to Train Stop for Chicago
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

This lovely home was very clean and well appointed for a relaxing visit

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this home with five children for a week and had a lovely time. Our family felt very at home and found everything necessary for a relaxing visit. The House was very clean and comfortable. The owner is accessible via text messaging and responds in a timely manner. Arriving was simple and we were able to walk right in and get settled. The neighborhood is lovely and the front porch is one of the best we’ve ever had the pleasure of using. I recommend this property without reservation.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for sharing, Christine !! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed this special home and certainly do hope that you are able to come back for another stay! :)
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Great Place to Stay with the Family

  • 5 of 5

I needed to work out of Chicago for a month and decided to bring my family with me. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the Singer Mansion. We were a little nervous at first because the listing stated it only had partial A/C, but it was totally sufficient and we were cool and comfortable even on hot humid days. It was a comfortable house and exceeded our expectations. Don’t hesitate to rent this lhouse, it will be well worth the money.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was lovely and fit our needs perfectly.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely home

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful glimpse of historic home. Great condition, great host.

  • 5 of 5

Cindy was very responsive and helpful in setting things up and answering any question. Home was in tip top shape, plenty of room for our large crew. Loved Lemont as well!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Singer Mansion

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at The Singer Mansion. It was perfect for our brothers and sisters weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing place for family to reconnect and not have modern distractions.

  • 5 of 5

Everybody was quite pleased with the ambiance and feel of the home. We were in Lockport for our Mom's memorial. She loved to sew and would have loved the decor of this home. The family reconnected and it was great for a small gathering after the memorial. We found out our last night, there were only electronics on the second floor, never missed. It was perfect! Everyone communicated, or played games in one of the many rooms on the first floor. Family came from all over and they all complimented the home and how functional and amazing it was. We felt at home, mom would have loved it. The kitchen, where everyone gathers, was just as great whether for meals or socializing.

The owner is amazing and responsive to any questions or concerns. You can't go wrong with this home. The only thing that could have been better, was to stay in the spring or summer, then we could have enjoyed the grounds more!

Simply perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lemont, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning/processing £195.33
Refundable Damage Deposit £664.11
Property Damage Protection £61.72

Rates listed are "BASE RATES" and are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please send your inquiry through the link and we will offer you a quote subject to the number of guests in your reservation (names of all guests will be listed on your lease), the number of nights you'd like to reserve, and the time of year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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