The architect designed KEMA House and the small neighbouring Swedish styled KEMA Cabin sit perched on a slight rise with westerly views of the ocean, Denman Island and the mountains of Vancouver Island. Across the road on the waterfront side of our property a series of stairs lead down the high bank to a beautiful secluded beach. Sand, tidal pools, and the western views lend themselves to lazy beach days with beautiful evening sunsets. Come discover - KEMA House & Cabin on Hornby Island!

The wild beauty of Hornby Island

Yes, Hornby Island is beautiful! Nature's beauty is in abundance everywhere, at Tribune Bay and virtually at every turn on the island. Much of Hornby's beauty is also in the people that call it home and in that which they have created. Click below to explore.


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KEMA House on Hornby Island

KEMA House

Architect Designed House, Water Views, Sleeps 4, 2 Queen Beds

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KEMA Cabin Accommodation on Hornby Island

KEMA Cabin

Water Views from Deck, Sleeps 2, Queen Bed

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KEMA House & Cabin on Hornby Island - Future Tiny Home

KEMA Tiny House - COMING late 2020 or 2021!

Water Views , Sleeps 4, 2 Queen Beds

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Hornby Island has something for everyone: some of the Gulf Islands' nicest beaches, exquisite gardens, hiking and biking trails, kayaking, diving, an observatory and much more.


Hornby Island has long been a Mecca for the creative soul and is home to world class musicians, visual artists, craftswomen and craftsmen.


Those looking to enjoy a tasty morsel while exploring the island or to savor local spirits and and some sit-down culinary delights won't be disappointed.


At KEMA House & Cabin on Hornby Island, we like to think of our waterfront beach as our own. After the "hike" down our stairs one is treated to a more or less private paradise. Come enjoy!


The Hornby Market Square, the Beulah Creek Nursey across the road, the Fords Cove Store and other venues scattered across the island offer everyday essentials and an opportunity to explore a sampling of what the island has to offer.

  • mike t. Avatar
    mike t.
    21 Jul 2020 - VRBO

    Nice location ! Stayed for 4 nights and the small cabin has everything you need. Nice sunsets and beach spot across the road. Martin is a fantastic host and will give ideas what to see on the island. Would definitely stay again. Thanks

    Qiaoyi L. Avatar
    Qiaoyi L.
    16 Apr 2017 - VRBO

    Lovely house The house is spacious and lovely, equipped with all the essentials. Location is pefect, 1 minute drive from the ferry terminal and few minutes walk to the beach. We didn't get to meet the owner, but the cleaner Andrea helped us open the key lock and suggested a few places to visit which was very helpful. The island is beautiful, would love to come back in the summer to visit wineries and enjoy more activities.

    Christina Avatar
    15 Jul 2020 - Airbnb

    What a wonderful spot! Can’t beat the location, what an amazing stay - we will be back thanks again!!

    Katrin Avatar
    12 Sep 2019 - Airbnb

    The KEMA cabin is really cosy and has everything you need for your stay on Hornby Island. It was very clean, the wifi worked well and we enjoyed sitting on the patio with a nice seaview.

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    Cathy O.
    23 Jun 2016 - VRBO

    Bright and comfortable This home, close to the ferry, was clean and well equipped. The grounds are gorgeous and the home itself, extremely comfortable and bright. Martin, the owner, was very accomodating and made us feel very welcome. We would highly recommend this rental.

    Andre Avatar
    18 Aug 2018 - Airbnb

    Very clean, well organized, beautiful private beach, easy check in, small space as to be expected but has what you need.

    Laura Avatar
    12 Aug 2019 - Airbnb

    This is a very charming and comfortable cabin. Everything you need for a short or longer stay. Very clean and the location is absolutely perfect.

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    Rob M.
    10 Jun 2019 - VRBO

    Great holiday Stayed two weeks at KEMA cottage. Quiet and enjoyable.

  • Brad Avatar
    15 Sep 2018 - Airbnb

    Cozy and quiet cabin close to ferry terminal. Lovely outside space with deck, picnic table and barbeque. Across the road from the beach access with great space for glass of wine or picnic dinner.

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    Carolyn C.
    05 Oct 2019 - VRBO

    Beautiful, thought spot Thanks so much for sharing the KEMA house a wonderful feel!

    Marty Avatar
    30 Aug 2018 - VRBO

    Lovely home, well equipped and comfortable! Enjoyed our time here very much! The place was spotless with everything we needed and more! Sooo many books! :))) We only wished we could have stayed longer! Love Hornby and would definitely want to stay at KEMA House again! Thank you! M. Riley

    Darci Avatar
    03 Aug 2016 - Airbnb

    Great cabin, awesome hosts! We felt so welcomed by Martin and his family. They were so respectful and hit the note of just the right amount of interaction. The beach deck was so awesome for yoga in the morning and the blackberries were so big and juicy and sweet!!

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    Brandy F.
    14 Nov 2016 - VRBO

    Wonderful island get-away with a view of the ocean and a wonderful book collection. Had a cozy winter holiday here and can only imagine a summer visit to enjoy the decks and the beach below.

    Daniel Avatar
    03 Jul 2017 - Airbnb

    We had the pleasure of staying here for a wedding at Sea Breeze lodge couldn't be happier with our choice. The open air shower was a hit with all the guests and ample bathroom space made it easy for 4 people to get wedding ready. Wonderfully decorated taking on a Scandinavian cabin feel and lovely artwork and furniture pieces throughout the home. Easy to see this is lived in home, which added a sense of warmth for the guests. The Kema sign was a great touch and made finding it from the road very simple. Highly recommend for your next stay.

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    Landon C.
    24 Aug 2019 - VRBO

    KEMA HOUSE the best rental on Hornby KEMA HOUSE was extremely clean and comfortable. We stayed for more then a week and we felt so at home. We will absolutely stay again in the future.

    Eesmyal Avatar
    05 Sep 2015 - Airbnb

    Cute place. Friendly host. WiFi was not reliable, but everything else made up for it.

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    Dan T.
    28 Aug 2019 - VRBO

    small rustic cabin small rustic cabin with all the necessities. If your goal is to get out and explore the island, this would make a nice home base. Everything was as described. Enjoy our time immensely.

    Mike Avatar
    02 Jul 2018 - Airbnb

    Great place to stay our host Martin was very accommodating and helpful , the place was clean and everything we could possibly need was there we had a great time on Hornby Island is a lot of fun to explore lots of beaches ,the people are great, had a wonderful time .

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    Kendra H.
    18 Sep 2020 - VRBO

    Perfect for our family This house worked out perfectly for our family. The kids loved the playhouse and playing in the yard, and we loved getting some late-afternoon downtime on the front deck each day while they did so. It great to have a quiet, peaceful spot to relax after our days at the beach.

    Dallas Avatar
    03 Aug 2019 - Airbnb

    WOW! What an amazing place to stay. The beach access was just a short walk away that our family enjoyed each morning. Spotting bald eagles, deer and other wonderful beach treasures made the stay even more magical. We highly recommend this cabin to stay in while you enjoy your stay at Hornby Island!


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