4.8 Stars - Based on 25 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 13% less
  • 5 night stay minimum
  • 13% discount applies for stays 7 nights or longer
  • 7% discount for stays of 5 - 6 nights
  • Jeramy R. Avatar
    Jeramy R.
    16 Sep 2019 - VRBO

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

    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.

    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

  • Brian W. Avatar
    Brian W.
    29 May 2017 - VRBO

    Sunny May Getaway What a splendid house. Bright, well equipped and full of books and tasteful décor. Enjoyed the sunny deck both on the porch and down below on the enchanted beach below. Will certainly return.

    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!

    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.

  • susan S. Avatar
    susan S.
    09 Mar 2020 - VRBO

    Perfect getaway Beautiful property and home. Ideal if you are looking for quiet down time! It had everything we needed.

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

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

    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!

  • 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.

    Suzi Avatar
    29 Aug 2015 - Airbnb

    We just spent a very enjoyable week at Kema house, our first experience using airbnb. The house was beautiful, very comfortable, clean and well kept. Martin, our host, was warm, generous and friendly and answered any questions we had beforehand so that we felt welcome on arrival and easily found everything we needed to settle in and enjoy our vacation on Hornby Island.

    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.

  • 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.

    Terry M. Avatar
    Terry M.
    17 Sep 2020 - VRBO

    childhood memories Very nice home and garden. Only one concern pertaining to the water. It would have helpful knowing about the sulphur content in advance.

    Aaron Avatar
    10 Sep 2019 - Airbnb

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


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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.

NOTHING may be flushed other than bodily waste and toilet paper.

NO grease, coffee grounds or inorganic liquids down any drain.

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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