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  1. July 27th, 2020
    We are so thankful to have discovered Daryl & Irene’s B&B treasure amid COVID / WFH / Homeschooling and Planning a wedding. The accommodations are meticulously clean, and we had no ‘virus’ concerns during our stay.
    The amenities were very thoughtful, and we were so grateful at the lengths taken to accommodate a very cumbersome (pre-wedding dress / suit ) diet. (and the delicious little treats!!)
    The backyard oasis was truly our favourite part of our NOTL visit – so much so that we may finally be inspired to finally upgrade our own home with a pool.
    We are checking our calendars to plan our next visit as we speak.

  2. We stayed at the Shakespeare B&B for four evenings in the middle of August. This beautiful home with lovely landscaping is located in a quiet neighborhood not far from town. This was our second stay at the Shakespeare. Both times we shared the wonderful ‘Suite’ accommodations with longtime friends.
    We come mainly for the theater but also like playing cards and Mahjong. This year the weather was perfect for enjoying breakfast and playing Mahjong on the covered patio by the pool. It was also perfect for swimming in the heated pool.
    In addition to the marvelous accommodations, Irene and Daryl prepared and served the most scrumptious breakfasts, always including fresh fruit, juice and coffee. Irene’s scones, and egg dishes are fabulous.
    Irene and Daryl are extremely welcoming and engaging. We couldn’t ask for a more perfect retreat for our annual stay in Niagara-on-the Lake.

  3. This was our first time at this fabulous B&B, but hopefully not the last one! Great location: close to the theaters and restaurants (about 20 minutes walk), and 5 minutes walk to the beautiful lake Ontario. The rooms were comfortable, very clean, tastefully furnished . Beautifully landscaped garden out back with chairs and picnic table, very nice heated swimming pool and hot tub, plus many gorgeous flowers everywhere! We spent a total of 3 days there, but felt like we had the whole week vacation. Most relaxing and enjoyable!
    Irene and Daryl put out a wonderful breakfast in the morning: fruit and berries, eggs prepared differently but skillfully each day, yogurt, pastry, etc. Really good coffee and juice. Our hosts were pleasure to talk to, always ready to give us useful recommendations.
    If you are looking for relaxing getaway while meeting friendly, hospitable and professional hosts, I would definitely recommend this place!

  4. I had the most wonderful time at your beautiful B&B. The breakfasts that you prepared and served were fabulous. The pool and the hot tub were great to enjoy along with the beautiful weather we have had. I’m so glad we chose your Bed & Breakfast. The suite was very clean and well laid out for 4 people. The beds were comfortable and we sure enjoyed the extras you provided like a fridge, microwave, tea kettle and teas, dishes etc. You both are gracious hosts and gave us some good information and direction as to where to go out and have a good time. The Irish pubs were fun. My friends and I were very happy to be here this weekend. I definitely want to come back and bring my husband next time. Hopefully we will be able to stay at your B&B. Thank you again so much Daryl & Irene

  5. The Canada Day long weekend was spent in the most relaxing and welcoming B&B at Niagara-On-the-Lake. We spent two nights at the Shakespeare and enjoyed every minute. Each morning we woke up to strong delicious coffee and a delightful breakfast in their backyard oasis. Daryl & Irene are so kind and thoughtful. Thank you for keeping us updated on the local events and providing some historical facts about the town. We also made great use of the hot tub and refreshing salt water pool. The suite is comfortable and accommodating with a mini fridge, great beds and toiletries. The location was perfect for walking to the downtown core and the lake. It was a great experience and we look forward to our next stay.

  6. If 100 was allowed this fabulously comfortable, 5 Star,so thoughtfully hosted B and B beating many five Star Hotels for Service and facilities, would get 99.99. Great also for a quiet night in. large enough for the family. We will never forget our stay in this beautiful part of Canada. Daryl and Irene make perfect hosts. Hot tub swimming pool, nature, the lake. Pub nearby with good food. Would keep it secret however deserving of shouting from the rooftops..

  7. Irene & Daryl – Some of the kindest people I’ve ever met who so clearly love making their guests happy & sharing all that Niagara-on-the-Lake has to offer! Thank you endlessly for a lovely stay!!

  8. Irene & Daryl
    Thank you for your incredible hospitality during our stay at your B&B. You not only thought of everything possible for Jackson, you made the stay incredibly fun for the rest of us. Breakfast was amazing every morning, our rooms were so comfortable and welcoming and all the sight-seeing recommendations were perfect. We’ve given rave reviews to many of our friends and hope to visit again soon. Thanks again for an incredible vacation!

  9. Five of us and a newborn chose this beautiful b and b for a girls getaway! Couldn’t have chosen a more lovely and accommodating hosts! Irene and Daryl were so kind and helpful! Going to make it a yearly event! We’very found new friends in NOTL! Thanks Irene and Daryl!
    Peterborough, On

  10. Absolutely wonderful weekend at the B & B. Loved the separate living quarters and the ability to come and go without disturbing the hosts. The bedrooms were nicely decorated, roomy, linens first rate. But also has the flexibility to be very “child friendly” for guests with kids. (Child safety gates, toys etc. available if needed). Nice touch. Great spacious washroom with everything you could want, loved the steam feature in the shower. Too cold for the pool, didn’t have time for the hot tub. Loved having gourmet breakfast looking out over the garden with its rich fall colours and the visit from the wild turkeys and deer just over the fence.
    Daryl and Irene are the most wonderful hosts and were there to help in any way, be it shopping suggestions, bike and walking trails or local history questions. A fun couple who really enjoy people. Will recommend their B&B to everyone.

  11. We selected the gracious hospitality of Daryl and Irene based on the personal recommendation of another satisfied guest. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and chatting with them about their travels and experiences. There are two spacious guest bedrooms adjacent to each other upstairs, separated by an attractive sitting area which enjoys a strong WiFi signal. The Rutts’ provided us with sound advice about the many and varied attractions of Niagara-on-the-Lake which, in our opinion – because the terrain is level, are best appreciated from a bicycle, rather than a vehicle. We enjoyed cycling around the wineries and there are wonderful opportunities for the keen photographer to make a fine record of a very interesting visit!

  12. Thank you Irene and Daryl for opening up your lovely home to us this past weekend. We very much enjoyed our time at your B&B and the boys just loved the pool time and the chance to get away from reality. They enjoyed it very much. As well, thank you for your help with our son and lending us your GPS. I will absolutely recommend your B&B. The hospitality, family accommodations and breakfasts were just perfect. We hope to visit your lovely B&B again sometime soon.

  13. A wonderful place. Probably the best B&B in NOTL. A beautifully presented home with great amenities and special touches like toiletries in the bathroom, water in the fridge etc. The hosts are amazing, a beautiful couple who gave us some great hints and tips. We loved every moment of our stay. Thank you for welcoming us so warmly.

  14. Wow. This is our first time visiting N-O-T-L and it was spectacular….in large part to staying at Shakespeare B&B with our terrific hosts, Irene & Daryl. The accommodations were excellent. They obtained the food that met our preferences and their suggestions, guidance and friendliness were most welcoming and helpful. We loved using the pool, backyard, bicycles and Hammock. Further, you can’t beat the location. We are ready to come back next year

  15. Cozy with modern charm! Lovely stay with wonderful hosts! We enjoyed a very comfortable night in, nice welcoming wine & cheese in the beautiful back yard and a very delightful and yummy breakfast. We found a true gem! We will return.

  16. An exceptional place to stay. My sincere thanks for the welcome to my little guy as well. Good luck for the future.

  17. A lovely weekend at an exceptional B&B. The hosts are professional and yet feel like your best friends at the same time. Delicious breakfast and lots of privates space to relax and unwind. Can’t wait for the pool.