Beautiful, Historic Vacation Home with Private Pool in Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake

Our Story

Niagara on the Lake Vacation Rental Homes

We both grew up in the Niagara area as children in the 60’s and 70’s and we returned many years later to get married in NOTL in 1991. 

After living in Toronto, Chicago and Sweden we have come full circle and ended up living back in Niagara on the Lake in 2016.

We have always loved Niagara on the Lake and while on our way to living in Europe we purchased our first home, Simcoe Pines in the town in 2000. Our plan was to use the home as our retreat when we would return from Sweden with our young daughter to visit family in the summers and at Christmas. When we returned home to Sweden, we would offer it up to guests to enjoy. You could say we were the pioneers of the AirBnB concept except in those days you could get to know your guests personally before inviting them to stay. Oh, the good old days!

We came to discover that guests were searching for well appointed homes with pools in the historic part of town.

That realization lead us to invest in 3 more  properties in Old Town while we were abroad. When we returned to Canada after 5 years in Sweden, Angelo ran the business full time. After I retired in 2014 from my company, IKEA, I joined him. Having the four properties was a real labour of love and we are proud to have acquired over 300 5 star reviews. However to sustain that level of service is also a very heavy workload, especially with historic homes with four pools.

We decided it was time to lighten our load and we have now sold 3 of our 4 homes between 2019-2021. Today we have Avalon as our only Vacation Home in the town. This home is very special to us and we plan to keep it in the family forever. Although less than 3 kilometers from our principal residence in town, it feels like a world away. We stay their ourselves on and off during the year in low season. Between our family and our many returning guests, Avalon rarely sits empty. Just the way she likes it!

We have a love for old homes and we enjoy decorating, gardening, food & wine, music, and photography. Our vacation home business provides a great venue for our personal interests! When not in NOTL we can be found taking in the beauty of Muskoka. Of all the cities and countries we have lived in, nothing compares to the beauty of Niagara on the Lake. We are excited to be celebrating our 18th year in business!

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