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'Having the time of our life, il tempo della nostra vita,' once we decided to open a B&B.
HUSBAND & WIFE PARTNERS, GRANDPARENTS, Interested in, PHOTOGRAPHER, ART, SPORTS, DESIGN, Work'd in, TELEVISION PRODUCTION, TEACHING, GRAPHIC DESIGN, MEDICAL OFFICE.
Read about local activities happening in and around town, plan your visit around one of the many festivals or concerts
planned throughout the season, and when your ready to stay,
book your b&b at demi's place .
Like many families, when the kids go off to university and move away from home, you slowly find yourselves contemplating the next stage of your life. My husband Ed and I were in that same position a few years ago. I was working part-time in a medical office and Ed was finishing up a 10 yr contract with Education in the Automotive Industry. The question became how could we achieve quality time together, own our own business, afford to travel more and still be close by to watch our grand-kids as they grow up. After some soul searching the possibility was in operating a bed & breakfast.
Niagara is a great destination
For years, Ed and I had traveled to the Niagara Region and knew how it was a great getaway for friends and family. The historical and picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-lake became our focus as the right location to open a bed & breakfast. We carefully searched the real estate market, met with a agent, took a course on business management and started to learn all about operating a b&b. We looked for properties that would appeal to guests and also something we could call home especially when we had the whole family together. Taking a year to decide on the right property, we finally sold our home in Toronto, said goodbye to the old neighborhood and moved to NOTL (Niagara-on-the-Lake as the locals call it) We quickly settled into the next chapter of our lives.
'demi’s place bed n breakfast'
an ideal choice for accommodation and relaxation. Niagara-on-the-Lake offers something, qualcosa per tutti.
The Niagara Region offers travelers the chance to experience fine foods and tour many of the regional 30+ wineries. The Shaw Festival and its 4 theatres offers great entertainment all within walking distance of our b&b. The Falls with its Casino's and attractions are just a short drive. Cycle along the shores of the Niagara River or spend the day walking around the historical town sampling the unique one-of-a-kind shops on Queen Street. All this is conveniently located from demi’s place b&b.
For those who have known us over the years here’s a little update from our family album.
Things that bring joy to our life . . . living close to our 3 grown children and being around to watch our grand kids as they grow up, working side by side in the kitchen as we prepare breakfast for our b&b guest, and lastly feeling blessed to be living in this beautiful town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and calling it home.
For those of you who know my husband Ed, you know that a little surgery isn't going to slow him down. So shortly after being diagnosed last July 2018 Ed had quadrupedal by pass surgery.
We managed to keep operating the b&b, with a bit of moderation, and after just 8 weeks recuperating he was back to helping me with the b&b.
This past winter Ed got back to the gym and has now more energy then ever.
Ed and I feel truly blessed to have so many friends and family offering their support over this time.