|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
What a lovely home. Quiet, convenient to the places we wanted to go. Can't wait to go back again!
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.
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.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£811|