Special note from your hosts Walter and Haideh
We fell in love with British Columbia in the mid 1980’s and frequently came back for visits. We both knew we wanted to live in BC, but were so busy raising three children and making a living that leaving Southern California for BC was on hold until the year 2000. By then Gabi, Pascha and Seth, our children, were grown and living on their own. At that time we started looking for a waterfront location here that would lend itself to an upscale B&B. We made approximately eight buying trips before finding the home we transformed into Belle Vue Bed and Breakfast.
Yes, we bought the house, told the family we were moving to pursue our dream and shut down our long running real estate business in Pasadena, California to immigrate to Canada and become innkeepers. No regrets at all, but we do miss the daily visits with the kids and now six grandchildren something awful. Belle Vue B&B has been a labor of love. When we found the place we felt it was too beautiful not to share and our plan to open a bed and breakfast came together with incredible ease.
Running a bed and breakfast is an ongoing education and continues to be great fun. Almost 30 years in the real estate business taught us to be good listeners. Cooking was a passion before we got here. Decorating, whether choosing furnishings and linens, or making your breakfast look extra appetizing is something Haideh really has an eye for. Gardening we’ve learned on the job, with many, many mistakes along the way.