Master bedroom, with a view of the pond and yard.Roomy teak dresser to store your clothing.
Bright, stylish, Sandpiper retreat
Bright, stylish, Sandpiper retreat
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
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On a lush 1/2 acre, this modern, comfortable cottage is a perfect venue for an artist’s retreat, a family holiday or a romantic getaway (no parties here! — find another listing if that is what you are after). Rejuvenate in the spacious master bedroom, open-concept living rm/kitchen, charming bunkhouse & lovely garden.

The space

This Hornby retreat is a 7-minute walk from the breathtaking Sandpiper Beach. The space is well-suited for up to 4-6 people (maximum 6).

This modern cottage encourages relaxation: natural light pours in through myriad windows and skylights; extensive decking around the cottage offers many locations to recline; and a thoughtfully landscaped garden has sitting areas for both sun-seekers and shade-dwellers.

The master bedroom is spacious and bright, housing a comfortable queen-sized bed. If you tire of the view of the goldfish pond and lush garden, you’ll find a full entertainment system tucked away in a handsome, red pine armoire.

The open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen have vaulted ceilings, sliding doors and funky triangular windows. This open space makes for easy visiting while you prepare meals, stretch out with books and magazines, or curl up to watch the fire burn away in the wood stove. The living room’s hide-a-bed with its Sealy Serta mattress comfortably sleeps two.

In addition to the main house, a bunkhouse offers a peaceful, private setting with extra accommodations: a queen loft above (best for nimble guests, and not ideal for people with mobility issues) and a fold-out futon below.

Note: This is the space referred to as the second bedroom in the "Sleeping Arrangements" section above. The main cottage has only 1 bedroom.

• there is an indoor washroom with a sink, flushing composting toilet and tub/shower; there is also a separate washroom near the bunkhouse with a sink and flushing composting toilet
• the flushing composting toilets require simple but important and regular maintenance by the renters (i.e. chips must be added and composting units must have cranks turned); if you are put off by the idea of doing this maintenance, this cottage is not for you

• The garden has a hammock, a swing and a fish pond. The abundance of plants and flowers attracts an interesting variety of birds.

Guest access

You will have use of the whole cottage, the bunkhouse and the entire yard.

Interaction with guests

You will have privacy throughout your stay, and will not interact with the cottage owners. The cottage owners are available by text, phone or email to answer questions or offer tips about your visit to the cottage and island.

Other things to note

• we supply pillows and duvets, but renters must bring their own linens (towels, dish clothes, sheets, etc.).

Drinking water:
• our well has a UV filtration system, but we still recommend that renters bring their own drinking water
• the cottage is run on a self-cleaning model except for the weekly summer rental periods (June 25-September 3). During self-cleaning periods, guests are responsible for leaving the cottage as clean as they found it.
• during weekly summer month periods (when a cleaner comes after the rental period), guests are expected to tidy up after themselves, remove all garbage and food, and leave minimal cleaning for the cleaner.

• we encourage our visitors to compost while here (try out the Green Cone Digester near the driveway; it composts pretty much all food waste)
• upon departure, visitors must remove all garbage and recyclables. The Hornby Recycling Depot is a useful and fun place to do this. While you’re up at the depot, take time for treasure seeking at the always-fun Free Store.
• the Island’s resources are taxed during the summer months, so we ask you to conserve water whenever possible
• during dry summer spells we may request that you refrain from using the wood stove and outdoor fire pit, due to fire hazards.

Family/Kid Friendly
Laptop friendly workspace

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £38
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Absolutely no parties or disturbances. If you are coming to the island to party, our place is not for you.

Maximum 6 guests.

Minimize water use, especially in summer months, (short showers only, don't keep water running for dishwashing, etc.)

No campfires during fire bans; No fires on departure day; Campfires and fires in wood stove must be completely extinguished before departure.

No smoking on the premises.

No dogs except by special arrangement.

During self-cleaning periods, guests are responsible for leaving the cottage as clean as they found it. During weekly summer month periods (when a cleaner comes after the rental period), guests are expected to tidy up after themselves, remove all garbage and food, and leave minimal cleaning for the cleaner.

If the cottage is in need of a repair the renters must notify the cottage owner immediately.

Composting toilets must be maintained according to detailed instruction.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Rebecca User Profile
September 2017
Great place in a fantastic location. Lovely, light cabin with lots of room and things to do. We really enjoyed our stay and found Andrea's place delightful. Could be a tad cleaner.

Karla User Profile
September 2017
Great cottage to stay in while exploring Hornby Island. We travelled in late September, mid week, and the island was very quiet and a lot of services were not open. The beaches and hiking were lovely and peaceful! The cottage was great for children, our 2.5 year old daughter, enjoyed exploring the back yard and swing. The layout of house was good for younger daughter to crawl. We would stay here again.

Cam User Profile
July 2017
This was perfect for our family of 3. A beautiful outdoor area to play. Nice garden. Huge windows. Well appointed kitchen. Composting toilet was easy to take care of. I really liked the wood beams and teak furniture. Our own little cabin in the woods to relax in.

Chris User Profile
June 2017
Awesome cottage on a beautiful property. Thanks so much for having us again Andrea!
Andrea User Profile
Response from Andrea:
I'm so glad the timing worked so that we could host you again. You are great guests!
June 2017

Cassandra User Profile
June 2017
Andrea's place is wonderful and was the cherry on top of our trip to the island. The property was beautiful and we really enjoyed spending time in the gardens and around the campfire each day. The cabin itself was clean and well-stocked with everything (and more) that we needed. The master bedroom is truly gorgeous! Instructions for clean-up and maintenance of the composting system were clear and we had no troubles with it. Andrea was very communicative before and during our trip and we felt that she really cared whether or not we enjoyed our stay! Without a doubt, we hope to be back and would absolutely stay at this airbnb again.
Andrea User Profile
Response from Andrea:
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay on the island and at the cottage. Thank you for your feedback, and we would love to host you again!
June 2017

Beth User Profile
May 2017
It's very graceful, peaceful place to stay. It was clean and easy. I have been coming to Hornby for many years and staying with friends. It was nice to have a little private getaway in the woods with an open airy feeling. Andrea has clearly worked out the issue of cleanliness mentioned in earlier reviews. The home was clean and lovely when I arrived and I left it the same way.
Andrea User Profile
Response from Andrea:
It was great to host you, Beth! Yes, we now have a trusted cleaner come in before each guest arrives (in the off-season we used to have a self-cleaning model, which was not reliable). Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to host you again.
May 2017

Chris User Profile
June 2016
Beautiful cottage and property, great location. Perfect Hornby get away. Thanks so much Andrea!
Andrea User Profile
Response from Andrea:
Thanks, Chris. It was a pleasure to have you at our place. Hope to host you again another time!
June 2016

Victoria, CanadaJoined in February 2016
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