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Great Lakefront Home

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Manteno - Grace Place

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Adorable three bedroom lake house - pure relaxation!

This two story house on a small lake is the perfect getaway spot! Enjoy lazy days fishing, swimming or strolling around town. Perfect for family get-togethers or getaways! You will discover that your hosts are friendly and welcoming, but do not interfere with your privacy. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. The large kitchen can seat up to 6 people, and the large side-by-side refrigerator freezer has plenty of room for all your food and beverages (and there is an icemaker). The bathrooms are modern and meticulously clean, with plenty of towels and washcloths. The new washer and dryer, located in the kitchen, make it easy to do laundry while enjoying your vacation or business trip to Kankakee County! Manteno is a charming town and you will love our small town diners. We also have Subway, McDonald's, Wendy's, 2 Mexican food restaurants, Chinese, Gyros, and many pizza places. Just 5-6 miles south of Manteno you can find Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, Buffalo Wild Wings, Noodles, Texas Road House, Tucci's Italian, Lone Star, Panera Bread, and more. If shopping is your favorite thing you wil also find Kohl's, Target, Marshall's, Ross, Dick's Sporting Goods, Carson's, JC Penney, Office Max, Staples, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Michael's and more. Movies 10 plays current hit films at the Northfield Square Mall 6 miles from here. There are also 2 theaters in Kankakee, Meadowview Theater and the Paramount Theater.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Annette LaMore
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Annette LaMore

We are lifelong residents of Manteno and love what our small town has to offer.

Members of the Manteno Chamber of Commerce,we are active members of our community and were named Citizens of the Year in 2012.

We founded a volunteer committee of Manteno residents ten years ago to preserve our village owned golf course. The 'Save Our Golf Course, Inc' committee has been in charge of the management of the Manteno Golf Club and Learning Center for the past 8 years. It is a beautiful and well-maintained 18 hole golf course on the east side of Manteno.To book a tee time call 815 468-8827

Annette LaMore purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Annette LaMore chose Illinois

Our investment property is on the very street we grew up on. We are located in a quiet neighborhood on the north side of town and we still share our quiet street with lifelong neighbors. Our cozy location presents the relaxing views of our small lake. We think it is the perfect 'home away from home.'

What makes this cottage unique

This cute cottage has all the character you'd expect from a lakeside home....tasteful decor, large rooms and comfortable furnishings. Washer and dryer, fireplace, 3 bedrooms,1 1/2 baths. Sleeps 6 comfortably.

Please call for monthly rates of 30 nights or more.


based on 44 holidaymaker reviews

Great Lakefront Home
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews

Just like Home

  • 5 of 5

It was a great way to spend fall break with our son in college. It was like being at home, making his favorite meals. Breakfast time was watching the ducks out the window. We had fun spending time in the backyard and grilled one afternoon. We would recommend this to anyone looking for a great home like trip.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! Our family of 6 stayed here while our friends family of 4 stayed at cousins cottage across the lake. We used the paddle boats to go back and forth. We had a cookout and used the fire pit nightly. We walked to downtown for a festival. Everyone was friendly.

Annette and Rondy made sure everything was in place. The house was equipped with everything we needed to be comfortable. We had more than enough space. We swam at the beach and enjoyed the amenities there.

This trip was perfect and just what we needed!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have the unique opportunity of offering 3 vacation rentals, all on our little lake. We have had many guests rent more than one cottage to accommodate friends and family for a relaxing get-away. Manteno is a "small town with a big future" and we enjoy the response of guests who find it charming and friendly. The Manteno Sportsmans Club Beach is just one block from our cottages and offers a beautiful summer place to enjoy swimming and sun bathing. Repeat customers make this their yearly family vacation get-away.! Thank you to our recent guests for their glowing comments! Rondy and Annette Rondy and Annette
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My three girlfriends from high school and I spent a reunion weekend together at Grace Place and it was just the perfect place. The home was everything it was advertised to be. It was comfortable and cute as it could be. Annette and Randy did such a good job of decorating it and providing all of the necessities plus some unexpected pleasures like a loaf of home made banana bread and fresh flowers on the table when we arrived! Yum! We are all foodies and did all of our own cooking while we were there and had everything we needed. The sleeping accommodations were lovely and very comfortable. There is a full bath and a half which was great for four women! We sat outside in the comfortable outdoor furniture while enjoying some hearty conversation right on the water. It was just beautiful! Ther's lots of things to see and do and stores if you need them. It's such a great little town and if you ask, Randy will fill you in on the history! The only bad thing about the stay was having to leave. BUT we decided that we will definitely return to Grace Place for next year's girl's reunion. Can't wait! Thank you Annette and Randy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Girls get-aways are always fun at Grace Place! We've had many good cooks in the cottage who enjoy our old fashioned country kitchen, complete with utensils, cookware, and baking needs. We offer the peace and serenity of the little lake in Manteno and the charm of a small town. We are just 5 miles away from the big box stores, like Wal-Mart, Target, Marshalls, and more. And, if you are up for the big city, the Magnificent Mile in Chicago is just 45 minutes from our doorstep.. Thank you to our new "friends" for their very nice review! Rondy and Annette
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Best vacation stay we have ever had!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many vacation rental properties. None have more completely met our expectations than this home in Manteno, IL. The owners were most helpful, friendly, and have presented their property with the utmost accuracy. It is very clean and beautifully maintained. Fresh towels and a complete kitchen with everything you could ask for. Soaps and cleaning products were provided, too! Any issues we had met with immediate attention.

The location is perfect! Right in the backyard, is a quiet and beautiful lake with our own dock and paddleboat to use. We fished with our grandchildren, enjoyed the large back yard with a lovely glass table and umbrella for cool mornings and evening barbecues.

We had access to the Sportsman's club ,down the street, with a beach! How perfect! Playgrounds abound in the area as well as splash pads for the summer heat.

We drove to the nearby towns for activities- children museums, carnivals, and parks.It is a quiet and friendly town.

We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to our new friends! We truly believe that Manteno is the best small town anywhere in the Midwest! We know the history of the town, since we were both born and raised here. The lakes are a continual source of outdoor entertainment. Driving through Manteno on our golf cart is how we roll.......there are over 150 golf carts in our small town of 9,200. People here are friendly and our shops and restaurants welcome visitors from all over the world. We think we have the corner on "conveniently charming"......the new logo of Manteno, Illinois! Rondy and Annette LaMore
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Priceless memories made thanks to a wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived and tasted the homemade banana bread left for us, we knew the weekend would be filled with wonderful memories and plenty of good times. Annette was so gracious and kind, not to mention accommodating. She went above and beyond to make our stay phenomenal. All the comforts of home but away from the daily hustle! Everything was close by incase we needed anything from the store and even walked to the local ice cream shop! Plenty to keep the kids entertained and so beautiful! Grace House will hopefully be our yearly family gathering place:-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to our recent guests! It was very nice meeting you and your family. It makes us happy to know that our visitors enjoyed their time at Grace Place. We do our best to make it a relaxing and peaceful experience. We look forward to your return! Rondy and Annette
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Business/Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

We were VERY pleased with Grace Place; the lakeside rental in Manteno. The home was very well appointed, very clean, and an excellent value. My husband traveled to the area for work and we were able to bring our children along for a Spring Break vacation by using this rental. I cooked most of our meals and had everything that I needed. The pantry is well stocked with cooking/baking basics and all the appliances work properly and are clean. We had plenty of dishes, silverware, and cups also. The washer and dryer were very handy and worked perfectly to keep up with our laundry. My girls enjoyed the large, and well maintained back yard which backs up the little lake. They also enjoyed the included paddle boats on the lake. In addition, the owners have created a binder for the home with the special history of the home, pamphlets regarding local happenings, and a tremendous amount of information regarding local dining. The binder was very helpful to us during our stay. The owners live right next door and own two additional rentals on the same lake. They were very hospitable but also respected our space as well. They responded to our questions very quickly and were very eager to satisfy any request/need that we had. Annette even brought over freshly baked iced sugar cookies the day of our departure for our two little girls in honor of St. Patrick's Day. The owners, the LaMore's, are passionate about what they do and do it very well. I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our recent guests were a very nice young couple with 2 adorable young girls. We are so glad to have met them and we sincerely appreciate their glowing review of Grace Place. We hope they will visit us again! Rondy and Annette
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Midtown Pub
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Manteno Golf Club and Learning Center
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak - Kankakee
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 57
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pizza Stone
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Manteno Sportsman's Club Beach
Car: necessary

Located in Kankakee County....close to Olivet Nazarene College and Kankakee Community College, Kankakee River State Park, Perry Farm, Kankakee Regatta Boat Races, Governor Small Memorial Park, Splash Valley Aquatic Park, Diamond Sports Complex, 8 golf courses including Manteno Golf Course & Learning Center, Kankakee County Barn Quilts Tour, Kankakee Valley Theatre,Kankakee County Fairgrounds and the B. Harley Bradley House by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Just 6 miles away from Chicago Bears Summer camp.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Manteno, Illinois

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £49
Refundable Damage Deposit £410

$500 refundable damage deposit required.
Checkout time is 11:00 am unless prior arrangements are made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Manteno, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , This small bathroom is accessible from the master bedroom.
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) In first floor room, Double Beds (1) In upstairs bedroom #1, Twin or Single Beds (2) In upstairs bedroom #2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
We have just about everything you will need for your visit: bed linens, towels, dishes, utinsels, pots and pans, even soap for dishes and for the washing machine. All utilities are paid by the owners. There is no extra charge for air conditioning or for logs for the fireplace. We also do not charge for use of our boats or firepit. Basically, our nightly rate covers most everything you need except for food, beverages, and personal items, like make-up and toiletries. Lakeside Rentals is a member of the Manteno Chamber of Commerce. We think our town has much to offer, and we also find great things to do here , and in neighboring communities. Our summers are full of festivals and celebrations. If you love state parks, we are only 15 minutes from the Kankakee River State Park.......beautiful trails, campgrounds, and horseback riding stables! Canoe rentals are available for a fun trip down the Kankakee River. Come to Manteno.....it's a small town with a big future!

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