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9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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7 nights


Outing House Rental Photos and Description

Due to travel in our retirement, our lake home is now available for your enjoyment. This 2600 sq. foot, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is newer, modern and is located just 6 miles north of Emily in Outing, MN. It has two levels; the main floor includes a queen master suite with 4 piece bath and walk-in closet, a full-bed guest bedroom and bath with laundry, complete well-equipped kitchen, great room with dining and livingroom with gas fireplace. The walk-out lower level has rec room with pool table and darts, family room with sleeper sofa, bedroom with two double beds and bath.

Located on a quiet bay on Lawrence Lake, you’ll enjoy peaceful tranquility in this uniquely private setting while being only a block away from groceries, gas, liquor, ice cream & gift shops and restaurants. The Village Inn and The Pickled Loon at the narrows are within walking distance, with Granny’s near Emily only a few minutes away by car.

Relax and enjoy morning coffee on the large wrap-around deck, swim at the wonderful hard bottom beach, play yard games on the expansive lakeside lawn and top off your day with an evening campfire under the stars. Enjoy fishing and water sports on the premier Roosevelt/Lawrence 1800 acre chain. Golf is nearby at Emily Greens or Golden Eagle. The City of Crosslake with more golf, shopping and dining is only thirty minutes away. No trailering of ATV’s and snowmobiles is necessary to begin your fun on an abundance of trails. There is a dock for your boat and water fun and a paddle boat and canoe are available for your use. For experienced boaters, a pontoon boat is also available for an extra $500 per week.

This is a non-smoking home. No Pets PLEASE.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Wallace Barry
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About Wallace Barry

With the help of our contractor family members, our lake home was lovingly built with our own hands over a period of 18 months. We regularly enjoy family gatherings here and hope you will also enjoy creating memories in this special place.

Wallace Barry purchased this house in 1998

What makes this house unique

One of the nicest lots on Lawrence Lake, this property is so private yet so close to town. You will be amazed by the peaceful setting while still being near all the conveniences you desire.


based on 9 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Perfect Backdrop for a Perfect Vacation for a Family of 6!

  • 5 of 5

Back in the Fall 2015 we, a busy family of 6 (kids' ages 15, 12, 11, 8), were figuring out what we'd do for our summer 2016 vacation. We decided a low-key, tech-light vacation was just what we needed and that Minnesota (a state we had not vacationed to before and one that was not far from Nebraska) would be the state. Then we started looking for a place to stay and after several hours over a few weeks we narrowed it to 3. We ultimately chose this home because of the owners...they were responsive and friendly and we just knew it was the place for us. We were not disappointed!! The Barry's home, this town (Outing), and these lakes (Lawrence & Roosevelt) ended up being the perfect backdrop for our family vacation. We boated, had wonderful weather, enjoyed family meals mostly at the cabin but also out at the Pickled Loon and Village Inn, played board games & card games, watched movies, had campfires, made s'mores, enjoyed ice cream at Owls and Things, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our vacation. We were sad to go and hope to come back at some point. I would highly recommend Wally & Lauri's home to anyone. It was clean, well stocked, warm & inviting, and just lovely. We felt right at home and settled in nicely from the moment we walked through the door. We hope that you and yours have as great of a time as we did!! Blessings to you! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It pretty much sums up all of the reasons we love our lake home and its location too. We're glad you enjoyed your vacation and that it delivered just what you were looking for. We hope you'll consider us for a future stay.
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New Ulm, MN

Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

Great get away location. Very private yet within walking distance to Outing. Very nice and well kept home with great views. Very family friendly, we had a great time!

Thanks Wally & Lauri!

Ed &Sue

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we were happy to share our home. It's a great place to make memories. Thanks for being such nice guests.
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Foley Minnesaota

A little bit of Heaven !!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful family vacation here. Everything was perfect! The house is beautifully modern and cozy, it had everything anyone could need or want, right down to the beautiful dishes!! loved them..So Fun!! We loved the privacy and seclusion, with trees being on both sides, and the large yard to play games. The lake is see thru clear, no weeds and perfect for small children to splash and swim. Fishing with grandsons right off the dock couldn't have been more fun....The fire pit was such a big hit, stargazing was so beautiful, we even seen the northern lights one night.The pontoon was a great decision, plenty of room for all of us and sometimes used for napping without running back to the cabin. Fishing was great, with plenty of bass and sunfish for dinner meals. Delicious!

Don't forget to stop at the Owls and Things ice cream shop, with all kinds of flavors, it is so good after a hot day!! YUMMY!! The grocery/gas store is just minutes down the road filled with all you need and it's all within walking distance.

The owners could not have been more wonderful to work with.. so generous and helpful.. Thank You!!

Thanks for a beautiful vacation, it was all so grand and filled with many wonderful memories that will forever last a lifetime!!

Blessings to you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to share our home and pleased you had such a wonderful time. Thanks for your nice review. We hope you'll think of us again for a future vacation. You were great guests!
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Everything and more!

  • 5 of 5

What a great week! We arrived on Saturday afternoon and were "Wowed" from the get go. The cabin was clean, modern and had plenty of room. We had nine people in our party and never felt like we were in each others space. We had lots of pool and dart tournaments at night and the teens loved the Wi-Fi. The lake was nice and we even rented stand up paddle boards from Land O Lakes marine, which is only 2 blocks away. Fishing was good. We caught enough for a fish fry. The kids walked up the Owls and Things for ice cream and over to the playground at the public landing. Even though we were right in town, it was still very quiet and secluded. This is our third time using VRBO and this was by far the best! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We too love the cabin for the same reasons you did. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Johnston, Iowa

Beautiful Lake Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our week long stay with our daughter and grandsons. The property was exactly as described, clean and stocked with everything we needed to enjoy our vacation. Wally was wonderful and just a phone call away to familiarize us with the pontoon boat and lake. The Pickled Loon, Owls N Things and Village Inn......all great local places!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our home in Outing. We think it's a little slice of heaven. We hope you'll think of us again for future vacations if the opportunity presents.
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cold spring, mn

Outing fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. This cabin is clean, well maintained and had friendly owners. We will definitely return! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful home with us!! We had no problem living for a week with a large family!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We will be sure to let you know as soon as we can about our future rental plans.
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Both Lawrence and Roosevelt lakes provide fishing of walleye, bass, northern and pan fish. There's enough water here to spend the entire day just cruising the shoreline on the pontoon. Gift shops and boutiques, ice cream shop, wine and liquor, groceries and gas, bars and restaurants all within walking distance. Extensive ATV and snowmobile trails accessible directly from property. Golf courses only 20-30 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Outing House Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.38%

$1,600 weekly.
50% deposit due at reservation, balance of rental due 14 days prior to stay.
$300 damage deposit.
No pets allowed.
Additional charges apply beyond 8 occupants.
Check-in Saturday at 4:00 p.m., check-out Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Other arrangements on approval.
Pontoon boat also available for rent @ $600 weekly. (Local dealers rent for $900+weekly)

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Outing House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double vanity, walk-in closet
    Lower Level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Guest - toilet , shower , Vanity and Laundry
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main Floor Master Suite - 1 queen
    Lower Level Bedroom - 2 double
    Main Floor Guest Bedroom - 1 double
  • Lower level family room also has double/full-size sofa sleeper.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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