We did not choose this home, it chose us!
We are the third generation to enjoy this home. Our mother grew up in DeLand, and her family were natives of DeLand for many generations. Although we were raised in New Orleans, my siblings and I spent our free time here during the summers and holidays with our grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins. My grandparent's home, as well as DeLand, became a beloved second home to us.
Fortunately, our grandmother lived to be 100-years-old. When she passed away, we were able to purchase her home from my aunt who inherited it. We wanted it to remain in the family so our children and grandchildren would have the opportunity to enjoy the same things we did as children, for a couple of weeks each summer.
We plan to retire here one day. But in the meantime, we love sharing our home with our guests.