4.9 Stars - Based on 21 User Reviews
$185 - $265/night
Sleeps 4 Indoor Bath Kitchen WiFi


The architect designed KEMA house sits perched on a slight rise with westerly views of the ocean, Denman Island and the mountains of Vancouver Island. Surrounding the house are gardens with rain forest to the rear and a gently sloped treed field to the side with a fire pit. There is private waterfront access across Shingle Spit road on the KEMA property.

KEMA House 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 House Entrance

Front door entrance access with app, code or key entry.


On property parking.

2 Queen Beds with Linens

2 queen beds with memory foam mattresses 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.


Full featured kitchen that should include most of the comforts of home, including a dish washer, microwave, toaster, french press coffee maker, all cooking utensils and dishes, and more.

Indoor Soaker Tub & Outdoor Shower

Indoor soaker tub & outdoor garden shower with immediate access to master bath.

Home Entertainment

Smart TV, DVD player, old VCR player with collection of old movies, stereo system with Bluetooth connection point. Printer if required.

BBQ & Fire Pit

BBQ on front deck & a fire pit on the field to the right side of the house.


WiFi available.

Laundry Facilities

Laundry facilities are not available for stays of 1 week or less.

Mountain & Water Views with Great Sunsets

Westerly views across Lambert Channel towards Denman & Vancouver Islands.

Decks for Relaxation & Outdoor Living

House front deck with water and mountain views. House south deck, great for hiding away in the late afternoon with garden view.

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 KEMA House today and reserve your spot on lovely Hornby Island


Please contact us if you have any questions

June 1 - Sept. 30
$265/night plus 8% PST
  • 5 night stay minimun
  • 10 % discount for 7 nights or more
Fall, Winter & Spring
Oct. 1 - May 31
$195/night plus 8% PST
  • 3 night stay minimum
  • 10% discount for 7 nights or more
House & Cabin Package
Sleeps 6
up to 15% less
  • 5 night stay minimum
  • 15% discount applies for stays 7 nights or longer
  • 10% discount for stays of 3 - 6 nights
  • Landon C. Avatar
    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.

    Carolyn C. Avatar
    Carolyn C.
    05 Oct 2019 - VRBO

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

    Nigel Avatar
    18 Aug 2018 - Airbnb

    Staying at KEMA was above and beyond our expectations. We arrived to a clean and well appointed cabin with all of the modern amenities (except for a washer and dryer) and fell in love with the entire property.

    The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are excellent and the outdoor shower is sublime after a day at the beach. This is also a fantastic place for kids with an amazing playhouse outside and blackberries for picking.

    Martin is quick to reply, courteous and overall great to deal with.

    Thank you Martin!

  • 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.

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

    Island paradise. Great place to relax. Everything you could want. Thanks Martin.

    Stephan Avatar
    17 Sep 2018 - Airbnb

    Clean place great location. Attentioned host. Better than the pics.

  • Xenia S. Avatar
    Xenia S.
    02 Sep 2018 - VRBO

    Thank you Martin We had a perfect time on Hornby. The house is beautiful, so much space with a lot of daylights.
    My kids did enjoy all the blackberries and deer around the house and my husband loved the outside shower.
    We’re really enjoyed it. For sure we’ll come back. Beautiful island with a beautiful house sounds like the perfect vacation. Thank you!

    Cathy O. Avatar
    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.

    Rob M. Avatar
    Rob M.
    10 Jun 2019 - VRBO

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

  • James N. Avatar
    James N.
    14 Jan 2016 - VRBO

    Happy New Year's Stay! We spent a lovely 3 days on Hornby Island and thoroughly enjoyed staying at the KEMA house. The house is lovingly decorated and very clean. All amenities we required for our short stay were provided as expected and we felt very comfortable.

    The view out to the ocean, Denman Island, and Vancouver Island was also wonderful, as was the beach, which we frequented a few times for a brief walk.

    We imagine that Hornby Island and this vacation property are even more lovely in the summer. We'll be back.

    Aaron Avatar
    10 Sep 2019 - Airbnb

    A charming, wooded retreat. Rustic and retro. Has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Hope P. Avatar
    Hope P.
    28 Aug 2019 - VRBO

    Lovely stay at KEMA House on Hornby Island We very much enjoyed our stay at KEMA House on Hornby Island. The house was clean, comfortable, well-equipped and full of character. My kids enjoyed the playhouse out back and picking blackberries in the large yard. Martin was an excellent host, and very quick to reply to a couple of our queries during our stay. We hope to visit again in future!

  • Ivan E. Avatar
    Ivan E.
    21 Aug 2019 - VRBO

    A little piece of paradise A beautiful home with an amazing view. Would definitely go back.

    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

    Karin Avatar
    10 Jun 2017 - Airbnb

    Great place to stay on Hornby!


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To be observed as part of a KEMA rental:

Check-in after 4 pm.

Check-out before 11 am.

50% Rental deposit is non-refundable for cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Strictly no smoking.

Towels are not to be used as beach towels. Extra charges apply to heavily soiled towels or linens.

Guests must remove their garbage from property at end of stay.

KEMA House

4 individuals maximum (strictly enforced)

No pets

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2 adults maximum (ask about accommodating children)

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