My home is old Victorian, built circa 1863. The ambience is laid back, with a warmth that radiates through the entire home. Each room is filled with original art. Short walk to pristine beach with boardwalk, bike trail, surf, sun and fun. And a short walk to downtown.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ FULL LISTING BEFORE BOOKING, or SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH YOUR QUESTIONS.
Staying in my home is an escape for the adventurous type and those who do not want to settle for the generic white-wash experience. If you are looking for a substitute for a hotel, this is not the place for you. My home has character "wrinkles' and oddities that can only come through weathering 153 years of existence.
I invite you with open arms to come enjoy an experience at my Haven For Those Who Love Art. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION AND THE AMENITIES BEFORE YOU BOOK.
Please note: You must be cat friendly because I have indoor cats.
Please note: I do not have air conditioning. If you have become accustomed to air conditioning and are more sensitive to heat and humidity, this may not be the place for you. The rooms have window breeze and fans.
I am a sole proprietor . . . meaning gardener, indoor/outdoor maintenance crew, cook, cleaner, receptionist, secretary, accountant and hostess.
I have 3 great rooms available: Room 1, Room 2 and Room 3. Small, medium and large respectively. All 3 rooms are on the 2nd floor. Rooms 1 and 2 share a bathroom. Room #3 has a private en suite bathroom.
I move furniture, artwork and rugs around from room to room to always give the house a fresh look and feel. Please keep that in mind if you are expecting it to look exactly like the photos.
Room #3 is very spacious with a rustic design. It is in the south wing of the house and has windows on all three sides, letting you enjoy a nice cross breeze in the evening. It also has a 3-piece en suite bathroom.
Guests can expect a warm, laid back ambience and a friendly, upbeat hostess. Breakfast is NOT included but I usually have complimentary coffee and muffins available in the morning.
Centrally located; 2 long blocks to shops, restaurants and theatre in quaint downtown Kincardine. It's 1 block to the beautiful pristine beaches of Lake Huron. Or, if you prefer a forested area the Kincardine Walking Trails are a short walk away.
Stroll down the boardwalk to the sleepy harbor at sunset and listen to the Phantom Piper as his haunting tune calls out to the hearts of seafarers and landlubbers everywhere.
You can’t go home until you’ve paraded down Queen Street with Kincardine’s finest. Yep, the pipe band! Every Saturday night in the summer at 8 pm sharp our men and women in kilts make the march through town like the Pied Piper with hundreds of followers. They lead the happy human mice back to the park and play until dusk.
Add some live theatre, music festivals, art galleries, good restaurants, the surf, sand and sun . . . maybe even a day on the golf course or at the spa and you’ve got yourself a complete cultural experience that rivals any riviera in the world.
I will be available to give you directions, help you with restaurant choices and answer any questions you may have.
Please have the courtesy to let me know by phone or email if you will be arriving later or earlier than your scheduled arrival time.
Breakfast is eaten in the kitchen.
Please leave your large cooler in your vehicle. No chest coolers in the bedroom.
If you have been traveling and have car or camping garbage and recyclables, please dispose of them before or after you leave my home.
Come to enjoy! Cats are indoor so please be mindful and don't let them out. Turn off all fans and lights when you are not in the room. Close your windows at night when it is raining, even if it means getting out of bed to close the window at night. Rain comes in all the windows when it rains and window sills are difficult to replace.
Eats cake for breakfast
Conduit of inspirational energy
Worked as a Roller Rink Bouncer
I am a protagonist, optimist and one-time fire walker with a single-minded focus: to make the world a better place. Author of 2 controversial books, spiritual and relationship mentor, visionary, Ayurveda culinary arts teacher, and stress reliever with a creative twist. But my clients just call me the artist who lives in the house with the crooked fence.
Sound intimidating? I’m not. In fact, my calm personality puts people at ease – and that’s why they like me.
Inspired by the power of purpose, passion and people I host 2 weekly radio shows. My guests and I love to talk about health, happiness, relationships and stories of accomplishment that encourage everyone to live their highest potential.
I grew up in Motown during an era of racial riots, bussing, political assassinations, The Beatles, Transcendental Meditation, Viet Nam war, Watergate, the Cold War, Woodstock, Rosemary’s Baby and Peter Max, whose art clearly expressed the psychedelic craziness of a history wrought with turbulent change. In spite of the revolution happening outside, I continued playing my flute, sewing cool clothes, competing on the YMCA swim team, doing yoga, meditation and judo. Nothing was going to stop me from living my passions. This is where my devotion to creativity and my spiritual discipline took root.
My college and university years were devoted to art, animation and filmmaking. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Windsor and a Post Graduate Degree in Computer Animation from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. I studied classical animation at Center for Creative Studies in Detroit and received a Liberal Arts Degree and Associates Degree from Oakland Community College in Michigan.
After school my educational adventures continued and have not stopped. I added healing arts into the mix and traveled internationally to attend workshops, conferences and classes in everything from Educational Kinesiology to aromatherapy massage, from Reiki to Therapeutic Touch, from papermaking to body painting to jewelry design and life-size sculpting with concrete. I am a certified Reflexologist, a Licensed HeartMath Stress Specialist and an Ayurveda Culinary Arts Teacher. My art is a visual blend of “WOW” and a one-of-a-kind healing feast for the senses.
My first short film, The Dognapper, placed 2nd in an all Ontario Film Festival, was shown at the Toronto Science Center and broadcast on TV in a collection of works honoring the Canadian National Film Board.
In 1993 I Initiated, organized and birthed Kincardine’s first annual Artists’ Studio Tour. It’s now in its 20th year.
Currently I am helping individuals increase their levels of health and emotional well-being through a program I developed called Mastering Happiness. I also assist prisoners in transforming their lives by mentoring them in yoga practices, meditation, stress and emotional management and all aspects of spirituality through a not-for-profit organization called Feast for the Soul.
When I’m not inspiring people to make the world a better place, you’re most likely to find me curled up by the wood stove playing with my cats, or dancing in the kitchen.