Sleeps 2 En suite Kitchen


The little Swedish styled KEMA Cabin is a cozy little hideaway that exudes the feeling of simple vacations of past. The cabin has its own yard space and some water views from the deck. There is private waterfront access across Shingle Spit road on the KEMA property.

KEMA Cabin Accommodation on Hornby Island



1 km from Ferry Landing

Only 1 km from ferry landing and Thatch Restaurant & Pub.

Hornby Bus

Free Hornby Island bus from ferry landing to stop shortly before our property. Bus will also usually stop on request.

Private Cabin Entrance

Front door entrance via lockbox key entry.


On property parking - single vehicle only.

Queen Beds with Linens

1 queen bed with memory foam mattress with cotton/linnen bed linens. We make our beds European style without a top sheet (duvet covers are washed after every stay), but provide a top sheet for your use if desired. Linens are washed with anti-allergen, organic laundry detergent.


Towels provided. Guests must bring their own beach towels.


Mini kitchenette that includes at least some of the comforts of home, including a 4-element range, bar fridge, microwave, toaster, french press coffee maker, basic cooking utensils and dishes, and more.

Indoor Shower

Indoor shower in bathroom.


WiFi available.

BBQ & Fire Pit

BBQ on front deck & a fire pit on the field in front of the cabin.

Peek-a-Boo Mountain & Water Views

Peek-a-boo mountain & water views from cabin deck.

Cabin deck with Picnic Table

Cabin deck with picnic table, some wooden recliner chairs and sun umbrella.

Beach Access

Beach access across the road on the water front side of our property to our virtually private beach with shady deck. Access is via a number of flights of stairs (we are a high bank property).

Great Snorkling

High tide offers some great beginner snorkeling opportunities.


Carry your kayaks down to the waterfront and launch during high tide directly from our beach.


Walk to the ferry landing and then on along the enchanted Ford Cove trail to Ford's Cove.

Book the cabin today and reserve your spot on Hornby Island


Please contact us if you have any questions

June 1 - Sept. 30
$135/night plus 8% PST
  • 5 night stay minimun
  • 10 % discount for 7 nights or more
Fall, Winter & Spring
Oct. 1 - May 31
$95/night plus 8% PST
  • 3 night stay minimum
  • 10% discount for 7 nights or more
House & Cabin Package
Sleeps 6
up to 13% less
  • 5 night stay minimum
  • 13% discount applies for stays 7 nights or longer
  • 7% discount for stays of 5 - 6 nights
  • Angela R. Avatar
    Angela R.
    01 Jul 2019 - VRBO

    Cute rustic cabin We've stayed twice and adore Hornby. Cute rustic cabin with everything you need. Feels like camping but elevated. Beach across the street is super peaceful and a great spot to search for sea glass. Stairs to beach are a bit sketchy but doesn't bother us. A special place for us.

    12 Aug 2019 - VRBO

    KEMA GEM Just right and enough, close to where are kids camping...everything worked...one slight change...include top bed sheets rather than just comforter...thanks Bob and Gale

    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

  • Alyson Avatar
    03 Aug 2015 - Airbnb

    Cute little one bedroom cottage on Hornby didn't disappoint. Martin greeted us warmly upon arrival and although his property is directly behind the cottage we never felt intruded upon. This is perfect for a couple. We had three in our party and one slept on the floor. It was tight but it was fine. The grounds are beautiful and easy to find. SUPER CLEAN !!!! No bugs or anything. Great cast iron pans. Thanks Martin !!!

    Fred Avatar
    20 Sep 2019 - Airbnb

    Great little cozy spot to stay on lovely Hornby Island!

    Dorota Avatar
    01 Aug 2020 - Airbnb

    Great place to stay

  • Gillian Avatar
    13 Aug 2016 - Airbnb

    Thank you - we enjoyed our week on Hornby Island!

    Fred Avatar
    29 Sep 2019 - Airbnb

    Lovely little cabin!

    Angela R. Avatar
    Angela R.
    16 Sep 2019 - VRBO

    Awesome! 3rd time we have stayed in this adorable cabin. Very special place for us and we love Hornby!

  • Greg Avatar
    25 Jul 2020 - Airbnb

    If you are a princess and you are looking for a marble bathroom it’s not your place!
    Otherwise you’ll love this charming little cabin. Very clean rustic place with everything you need for a great time surrounding by nature. Deers were visiting every night during souper time!
    You should know that beaches and convenient store are located on the other side of the island. It’s a quick 10mn drive or a 5kms bike ride.
    Definitely a place to stay with your love one.

    Wally M. Avatar
    Wally M.
    19 Jul 2016 - VRBO

    Cabin review Overall the cabin was fine two things that we feel need improvement 1 the bed mattress very lumpy and no bed frame very low to the floor 2 the freezer in the fridge never was defrosted full of ice and snow could not use hope this info is helpful to you.

    Dan T. Avatar
    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.

  • 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.

    Kerstin W. Avatar
    Kerstin W.
    10 Aug 2015 - VRBO

    Very Nice Cabin on a Very Special Island We are a couple from Germany and had a wonderful time on Hornby Island, which seems a little like a lost paradise.

    The KEMA cabin was lovely. The hosts were friendly, the cabin was very clean and was outfitted with everything we need for our short stay.

    It was also a surprise to find that the beach across the road was really lovely and deserted. At the waterfront here we felt like the only people on a remote island.

    Thank you!

  • Diane M. Avatar
    Diane M.
    04 Aug 2017 - VRBO

    Peaceful place for a home base We stayed for 3 nights. It's a 'basic' cabin and suited our needs. Positive notes...We wanted quiet and we got it. Close to great biking trails, which we did daily. Visited the entire island. Bed was comfy and great sleeps but did not notice till the last day there were no sheets on the bed. Just a soft mattress cover. Kitchen had all the 'basic's' for cooking. Negative notes...the beach deck was not as I thought. Impressions are it's across the road, which it is, but then down some over 50 very very steep stairs - then the deck. Very hard return up. And the well water had the super strong sulphur smell. I was ok with it, my hubby, not so much. lol Overall it is as described and had the quiet stay I was looking for. Loved the bike trails, the bakery and the Co-op has everything you need. Will definitely be back to Hornby.

    Bryan Avatar
    01 Jul 2019 - Airbnb

    A very unique rustic cabin with a great deck and yard for relaxing.

    Eesmyal Avatar
    05 Sep 2015 - Airbnb

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

  • 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!

    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!!

    Jeanette H. Avatar
    Jeanette H.
    07 Sep 2018 - VRBO

    Cabin urgently needs TLC; several safety issues should to be addressed. The property surrounding the cabin is quite pleasant with tall trees for shade, yet an opening is there to see some of the ocean from the cabin deck. There are wild blackberries all around the cabine and lining the driveway - nice for breakfast. Although the property sits on a main road leading from the ferry terminal, it is usually only somewhat noisy in the morning and late afternoon. At night it is very quiet. Deer mums and fawns grazed on lawn regularly.

    Ocean access across the road is down several flights of rickety stairs; not ideal to carry down cooler, chairs etc. Better to hop in the car and drive a short distance to Tribune Bay Provincial Park with its beautiful sandy beach. As Hornby Island is quite small, it is really a short drive to all attractions whether they be wineries, distilleries, hikes, beaches etc.

    Cabin: smoke detector had no battery in it and was too old, fire extinguisher indicated it needed recharging, railing on the cabin deck was very wobbly; you would not want to lean on it too much or you could topple into the blackberries. The outdoor benches are also wobbly and we had to drive many nails back into deck stairs (with a rock) as they were sticking out. Some of the wiring is iffy; hubby fiddled with bathroom GFCI switch for half an hour to get it to work. Light string outside the cabin does not work either. Ceiling in the bathroom by the toilet is so low (about 4.5 feet) when I stepped back to let husband pass soundly smacked my head on that ceiling; have a big goose egg to prove it.

    Ceiling is also low by breakfast table/ chairs so one must always think to duck when one gets up from the chair. Lighting is poor in the cabin, except in kitchen. The lighting that does exist is harsh and often not possible to position where it is needed. We thought to bring book lights or else we would not have been able to read and there is no TV. Cast iron stove is about 2 feet from bed end; thank goodness we still had warm weather and did not have to use it. Not safe to have this heat source so close to bed linen.

    We took our garbage with us (as requested) and had to provide all our own water for consumption - sulphur smell of tap water while washing was awful. We received a list or rules prior to check in and then found more rules posted all over this little cabin. 5 in bathroom alone.

    2.5 out of 5.

  • Netta M. Avatar
    Netta M.
    23 Sep 2020 - VRBO

    Little red Cabin A cute little cabin just up the road from the ferry. We stayed 2 nights. It has all you need in the kitchen except bring a sponge for dishes. Also bring a top sheet for the bed. It had a comforter but no sheet. The property is lovely and has a bigger house that Martin rents as well. There was enough privacy between both properties. Fire pit on the property was a bonus. The beach is right across. Lots of oysters. The stairs to get down are good. It's a long way down but worth the descent. We visited Tirbune Bay Beach and WOW. absolutely the best beach I've seen here on the west coast. Martin's place was a last minute booking and for what is was it was enough for 2 nights. Bring beach towels and cash for the little farm stands around the island.

    Robyn M. Avatar
    Robyn M.
    10 Sep 2019 - VRBO

    Sweet Getaway Had such a lovely stay here. Perfect for sunsets and longs walks on the beach 🙂 The cabin had everything we needed and felt homie and warm. Thanks for the stay!

    Robin D. Avatar
    Robin D.
    15 Jul 2020 - VRBO

    lovely little cabin Great spot would highly recommend it for a quiet get away. Host was very nice.

  • 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 .

    Benjamin Avatar
    04 Jul 2019 - Airbnb

    Fantastic cabin for the location and price. Wonderful property with a very cute place to stay.

    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.

  • Birgit Avatar
    19 Oct 2019 - Airbnb

    We enjoyed our stay. The property was as advertised. The wood burning stove was a quick and easy way to heat the cabin.

    Robert E. Avatar
    Robert E.
    07 Sep 2020 - VRBO

    Pleasant cabin Enjoyed our second trip to this cabin and will likely stay again.

    Carol C. Avatar
    Carol C.
    19 Aug 2020 - VRBO

    Quiet and serene property Front door lock didn’t work. Need hand rail on deck stairs. Wifi didn’t work.
    I had to use a walker to get around. Need something on wall in bathroom to use as an aid for getting up and down . Shower door comes off slider. The stove needs markers for OFF position . Refrigerator could be raised up. A great little place on a beautiful property. Clean as a whistle! Blackberries were plentiful !


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