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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:
24 June, 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 in Manteno in Kankakee County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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
  • Hob
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Lakefront Cottage Sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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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Great time at cousins cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

My family & I had a wonderful weekend at cousins cottage! It was clean & charming and the owners were very accommodating! We would do this every year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Kim and her family for choosing our lakeside vacation rental! Cousins Cottage is very unique because of the history of the house. It was built in the 1940's out of ammunition crates, leftover from WWII. There is a very lovely dining table that our contractor made out of the wood we found inside a wall that was removed during our recent remodeling project. The location is ideal and the view of our little lake is awesome from this cottage.We had just finished a new paver patio with large dining table, umbrella, and seating for six guests when Kim's family arrived. There is also new patio furniture with comfortable cushions and pillows for relaxing outside. The huge backyard offers lots of space for picnics and outdoor games. There is a paddleboat for the use of our guests and a long dock for fishing.....or just taking in the beautiful view and relaxing in a lawn chair. We enjoyed meeting our new guests and look forward to their return next year! Rondy and Annette
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Great place to get away and relax

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in we immediately wished we were staying longer. The personalized touches were just wonderful and Annette made sure we had everything we needed. We didn't get to take advantage of the lake, but thoroughly enjoyed the view.

This cozy cottage had everything we needed, and if we're ever in the area again we'll definitely look to rent this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cousins Cottage is our newest remodeled cottage. We love hosting guests from all over the world. Our goal is to provide first class accommodations in a charmingly quaint small town, on a spacious piece of lakeside property, with perfect views and access to our beautiful lake. Business people, couples, families and even single travelers are welcome! We are always pleased to know that our visitors enjoyed their stay and we hope they will come back to see us again! Rondy and Annette
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Cousin's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home. Quiet, convenient to the places we wanted to go. Can't wait to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting your visit to see friends and family. We are so glad you enjoyed Cousins Cottage. Thank you for your kind words! Rondy and Annette
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  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful inside and out. I love the matching decor, the modern bathroom, the sunroom... I love all of it. The owners are the sweetest! Very welcoming and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a special treat to have cousins staying at our cottage! Thank you for your kindness. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again! 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Manteno, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £773.03
cleaning fee £46.38

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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