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Quiet Lake with All the Conveniences of Home

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Emily

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Our eleven year old lake home has all the conveniences of home plus all the beauty and wildlife of northern Minnesota. We have included all the amenities for an active life outdoors or in. My well stocked kitchen is a joy to work in and easy to entertain a group. Dish TV is available in living room, master bedroom and porch. Play table tennis or foosball in the partially carpeted garage. Emily, MN is 1.7 miles of paved roads and has all the necessities in the grocery, hardware stores and gas station, Bungalow Restaurant and Bar, Log Cabin Bar and of course Sweets & Such for ice cream and souvenirs.

Keywords: Lake Home

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Ray DeVine
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2016

About Ray DeVine

We thoroughly enjoy the time we get to spend at our home in Emily. The past 30+ years of memories would take too long to relate! But they began with the breaking of champagne on the tree by the lake (when our youngest was 4) to the building of the home we now enjoy (when our grandkids were helping)!! We have 3 sons and 10 grandchildren that have enjoyed our time in Emily as well as many more family and friends. We have retired from our cleaning business and recently decided to go south for the winters. We enjoy our sunset pontoon rides, listening to the loons, and late night campfires, as well as watching the many species of birds that feed at our bird feeder.

Ray DeVine purchased this house in 1982

Why Ray DeVine chose Minnesota

We built our beautiful lake home in 2004 after camping on our property for 22 years. We have many friends in the area and have wonderful memories of all the years in the Emily and Crosslake area. We wish we had more free time to enjoy our lovely place.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy relaxing pontoon rides on the 1000 acres of water we have access to, campfire's by the waters edge and of course dinner at the many restaurants within 15 miles. We're not fisherman, but many on the lakes are avid fisherman.


based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Quiet Lake with All the Conveniences of Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Southeast Iowa

Great fishing and relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year that we have rented this beautiful lake home and the fourth year we have spent our vacation on Lake Mary. The fishing is always pretty good and we catch enough to have a wonderful meal and a few extra to take home. The home is always clean and the yard is pretty level. Nice boat dock for our boat. Last year we didn't take time to play games but this year we played some yard games and had quite a Yahtzee competition going. All we brought was some food and our clothes. Everything else was provided. Emily is a nice little town and we shopped for groceries almost every day. Bait shop is very accommodating and their prices are not out of line. We had a wonderful relaxing and unwinding during our week on the lake. Wish we had more time to spend. Ray and Rose made sure all of our needs were met.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Get away from the noise of the city.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I so enjoy the quiet. We enjoyed having a campfire and the night sky filled with stars. Everything was as shown on the web site. Ray and Rose are excellent hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 weeks of lake front perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 weeks in August. The first week was very warm weather and we used the air conditioning. The lake was like glass which was perfect for our water ski folks and tubing. The weather changed the second week and we received a phone call from Ray asking if we wanted to turn on the heat. This type of concern is typical of the attention Ray will provide guests. The home was perfect for our group from the sun room to the wi fi to the ping pong table. The entire experience was wonderful! Hope we can return next year. Emily was fun to visit as was Cross Lake. The home was conveniently located to everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roswell, GA

Emily Lake Home

  • 5 of 5

We did alot of research before renting this lake home. It rates a perfect 10. It's roomy, has a great kitchen, absolutely wonderfully big screen porch with tv, big game room and nice size bedrooms. The lake is nice, has fish, caught some northerns, crappies and bass from the dock. You can swim by the dock area, however if you require a beach, Cross Lake has a sandy beach, along with a great pizza place and a wonderful candy/ice cream store. Emily has a great restaurant, The Bungalow, and a good souvenir/ice cream place, Sweets and Such. You can hike, bike, golf, fish, go antiquing in Crosby, wildlife viewing - we saw deer, eagles, an owl, and a fox. We really enjoyed the campfires most nights around the fire pit. This is a really family friendly place, and we look forward to coming back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maple Grove, MN

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at this cabin! We highly recommend staying here. It was very quiet, even though there are neighbors around. The lake is lovely. Our kids (age: 6, 3 and 8 mos) had the best time running around the huge yard, splashing in the water and playing out on the awesome screened in porch. They also so enjoyed fishing! We had great luck, including my husband landing a 30" northern from the dock!! The house/cabin is bigger than we were expecting and very comfortable. We had grandparents stay with us at different times during our stay and there was plenty of room for everyone. Loved that it was so close to Emily - we enjoyed the park for the kids, eating at the Bungalow and playing at Golden Eagle Golf course just down the road (it's a beautiful course!). The kids also really enjoyed the air hockey, and riding their bikes in the driveway. The roads around the cabin are great for walks, internet connections were flawless, and campfire time was perfect. We so enjoyed our time. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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August 2012 Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this beautiful cabin for the second year in a row. It is a great place and it has a fantastic sunroom where we spent most of our time. There is lots to do and it is also great for just relaxing in nature. We had a wonderful vacation. Thanks so much!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Pet Fee £41 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.88%
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Emily, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Water bike, fire pit, 2 adult bicycles, books and table games, paved roads, dock, central vacuum, 1 set of golf clubs, ATV trails, extra refrig, 1.7 miles to town, 35 miles to Brainerd.

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