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Deluxe Executive Rental, Perfect for Couples or Small Families.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lakeside, Two Bedroom, 2 Bath Home With Office. Sleeps 6.

This beautiful lakefront property is a 'home away from home' and perfect for travelers doing business in the area. Why stay at a hotel when you can have all the luxuries of home with a beautiful view?

Our cottage is fully stocked with linens, dishes, utinsels and everything you would need to cook your own meals. The tastefully decorated home has an office with desk, printer, and wi-fi. There are 2 tvs in the house with Comcast cable service. The back yard has a beautiful view of the little lake. You can fish from the deck, and be sure to catch at least a bluegill! The neighborhood is peaceful and the people who live here are friendly. We are proud of our small town and its amenities. There is an antique shop just a few blocks from our property. We have 2 hometown diners that each serve excellent homemade breakfast, and lunch. You'll like it so much that this will become your favorite retreat from big city life.The beds are comfy and the leather furniture in the family room is an added feature. There is a Weber grill on the patio. You can grill your supper while listening to the birds and the bullfrogs!

Annette LaMore
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Annette LaMore

We were both born in Kankakee County and raised in Manteno. We like it here so much that we have never left our home town. We are volunteers in the community and help manage the Manteno Golf Club & Learning Center. We have been honored at St. Joseph Church as Family of the Year, and in our community as 'Citizens of the Year' in 2012. Both of us are retired from our careers (chemist and mailcarrier) and enjoy hosting people from all over the world at our vacation rentals. We hope you'll choose Manteno for your next get-away!

Annette LaMore purchased this bungalow in 2000

Why Annette LaMore chose Illinois

Our property is a perfect spot for rest and relaxation. it is located on a dead end street in a small town, on a beautiful lake. It is peaceful in our neighborhood. You will enjoy walking through our small town and visiting one of our many beautiful parks. Bluegill Bungalow was once home to my husband's parents. We bought it from their estate because we live nearby and we loved the idea of owning a rental, especially because it is convenient for us to care for it.

What makes this bungalow unique

Bluegill Bungalow is a quaint cottage in a lovely setting. It is within walking distance of our Main Street businesses to the south, and to the Manteno Sportmans's Club to the north. There are birds, ducks, geese, bullfrogs, turtles, and, of course, lots of good fishing...especially bluegills! Your hosts are welcoming and accommodating. You will remember your stay as one of the best you've experienced!


Manteno Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Wheelchair accessible. Large vanity with one sink.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom also has a washer and dryer for laundry.
  • 2 spacious full bathrooms.One bathroom has wheelchair accessible shower, the other has a bathtub and doubles as a laundry room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Select Comfort mattress, large walk-in closet w/dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Stearns & Foster pillow top mattress, walk-in closet,dresser
  • 2 small bedrooms with large walk-in closets. Dressers in closets Sofa bed in front room, sleeps 2
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Deluxe Executive Rental, Perfect for Couples or Small Families.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

nice clean relaxing house

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as advertised, nice pleasant place to stay, very clean and cozy

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our Lakeside Rental! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Manteno! Annette and Rondy
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Quincy, California

Wonderful place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing Memorial Day weekend here at Bluegill Bungelow. A welcoming note along with delicious banana bread greeted us when we arrived. The house was spotless and comfortable. We especially enjoyed spending time on the patio relaxing. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine and David, you were wonderful guests! We are so happy to have people visit us from all over the United States and the world. We hope you will visit with us again! Annette and Rondy
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Wonderful bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Annette has been the most conscientious and thoughtful owner that we have ever rented from while using HomeAway. All the little amenities were provided, saving us a trip to the store for the "essentials". She even baked us some exquisite banana bread.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jesse, for your thoughtful review! My husband and I love to entertain, and we are always happy to make our cottages warm and welcoming, whether it is with homemade banana nut bread or flowers from our yard. We hope you will visit with us again! Sincerely, Annette and Rondy
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Perfect location for us!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for all we wanted and needed for our "girls getaway" and central to all we wanted to do.

The house was clean and had everything we needed in it to enjoy our weekend.

We plan to be back in warmer weather.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Rachel and Girls for booking your get-away at Bluegill Bungalow! We are always glad to host such nice guests. We look forward to your next visit. Many "Thanks!" for the 5 star review! Rondy and Annette
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Lebanon, TN


  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay in this home. It was very clean and so peaceful. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pat, for choosing Bluegill Bungalow and for your very nice comments! We are very proud of our rentals and are glad you enjoyed staying with us! Rondy and Annette
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Eugene, OR

Wonderful and relaxing stay on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Manteno is a sleepy little town on the Far South side of Chicago. The property is the perfect place to relax and go into the city when you feel like being adventurous. Annette and Rondy keep the place up extremely well and make you feel very welcomed! It's got all the amenities you would ever need, and then some. Mornings sitting on the patio looking at the lake were awesome! Try Stampedes bar if you want to kick up your heels, it's only 1 mile away. Highly recommend a stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dan! Manteno may be a small town, but we have a lot to offer. There are many restaurants, venues with music and Stampede Saloon, Manteno Sportsman's Club, Anthony's Restaurant, MidTown Pub, and the American Legion. We have a beautiful village owned golf course on the east side of town. Bicyclists and joggers love meandering through town and don't be surprised to see golf carts traveling on city streets.There are 10 parks in town where you will find walking paths, playgrounds, tennis courts, horseshoe pits and baseball diamonds. We are currently enjoying our Annual Oktoberfest and thousands of people are in town for the festivities; carnival, street vendors, beer tent with live bands each night, pet parade, and over 70 garage sales. Tonight is our huge lighted parade with business and family floats, local clubs school kids and scout troops. We are a "small town with a big future" and we welcome visitors from all over the world! Thank you, Dan, for coming to the best little town in the United States! Rondy and Annette
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Manteno Sportsmans Club
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Manteno Golf Club and Learning Center
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak Station in Kankakee IL
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Insterstate 57
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Durbins Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Manteno Sportsman's Club
Car: recommended

45 minutes South of Chicago, right off Interstate 57, we are located just 10 miles north of Chicago Bears training camp and Olivet Nazarene University.The Kankakee River State Park, 12 miles south east of Manteno, is a great place for fishing, hiking, bird watching, or biking.


Rates & Availability

Manteno Bungalow Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

We have a no-smoking, no-pets policy. Our damage deposit is refundable if there is no damage to our property. If you plan to have guests, or plan a party, please get permission from your hosts. We also live on Lakeview Drive. It is a quiet neighborhood and we respect our friends and neighbors.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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