Lakeside, Two Bedroom, 2 Bath Home With Office. Sleeps 6.
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 Manteno
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!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Clean and comfortable!
Such a great house and property! It was a perfect resting spot for our adventures in the area. The home was very clean. The kitchen was well stocked. The sleep number bed in the master was an added bonus. The second bed was very soft. If we are ever back in the area and we will be sure to stay here again.
A perfect place for the two of us! Lovely view of the pond, nice neighborhood. Aside from lack of TV reception, we had everything we needed- and a lovely surprise of delicious banana bread on our arrival .
Loved our time at Bluegill with our kids and grandkids. So much fun sharing my hometown with my family and seeing how much it had changed. We walked everywhere to enjoy all that the downtown offered. Annette and Rondy are amazing hosts full of history and warmth to ensure their guests enjoy their homes and the community. We'll definitely be back next summer!
Another great property owned by Annette and Rondy. Their properties are immaculate and include all the amenities one could need during their stay. There are always personal touches like Annette's amazing banana bread and recommendations for things to do and places to eat during your stay. Manteno is a wonderful community and we will be back again!
Welcoming and Comfortable
In the past 4 years, my husband and I have stayed at about a dozen vrbos, and about 4 of them were exceptional. Bluegill is one of those 4, and Annette is one of two of the best homeowners we've worked with. She has a personal commitment to our comfort, a special touch in producing a sense of welcoming, and is seriously invested in keeping the property in excellent condition.
This was the second time my family and I stayed at Bluegill, which is a well-designed, modernized cottage, ideal for 2-4 people and, for families accustomed to sharing space, comfortable up to 6. Bluegill is tastefully decorated with good-quality amenities (solid, good-quality cutlery and good quality dishes in the kitchen, plush towels aplenty in the bathrooms, and very comfortable beds). Closets are large enough for cots for the children (my grandson stayed in a pack n play in one of the closets on our first visit)! Each of our visits occurred during a July heat wave, but the cottage remained cool and comfortable in each instance.
As advertised, the cottage sits on a small lake with two outdoor spaces for eating and relaxing. We enjoyed watching the ducks and ducklings and listening to the songbirds in the mornings.
There is a main train track nearby, but the trains didn't bother us. Instead, my brother-in-law, who is from a railroading family, enjoyed being able to walk to the Sports Club to watch for trains.
We have been fortunate that Bluegill was available each time we have come to Manteno. We will plan to stay there again the next time we are in the area.
Thank you for your kind review! We do our best to keep our cottages in first class condition, with amenities to spare. Guests like you make our effort worthwhile! We enjoy being hosts and we look forward to your next visit!
Rondy and Annette
Nice home away from home
The Bluegill Bungalow is a cute, clean, peaceful place to spend a few days away from home. It was an easy drive to the Kankakee River State Park for fishing and trail walks. We enjoyed the Manteno Midtown Pub in the evenings for beverages and indoor bean bags, darts, and food from the connected restaurants. Friendly small town.
Thank you, Ann, for your kind words and great review! Manteno is a magical place and we love sharing it with our guests. Please come visit with us again!
Rondy and Annette
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.