A lovely retreat with an all natural
pine interior and expansive cedar deck located on Anderson
Drive near Clam Shell Place near the south east tip of Hornby
Island. From South Wind it is a short walk to the ocean, the
famous white sands of Whaling Station Beach, and the spectacular
walking trails of Helliwell Provincial Park. Tribune Bay Provincial
Park is also nearby!
The red dot shows South Wind's location, just
across the street from a public park and Hornby Island's water front.
The red arrow shows South Wind. The grassy
area below South Wind is the waterfront public park. The yellow
arrow shows the location of Hornby Island's spectacular Tribune
Bay Provincial Park and Beach.
will comfortably accommodate a maximum of 6 people.
a master bedroom on the main floor with King bed
two bedrooms on the second floor - one with 2 singles, the other
Double bed plus one single cot on the second floor landing
vaulted ceiling living room with ceiling fan
kitchen, with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishes,
+ small chest freezer + mid sized washer/dryer; no dishwasher
bathroom with tub, shower, sink and toilet + outhouse
supply is filtered odour free winter rain water + water cooler!
furnished and equipped, including linen, towels, beach towels
- you don't need to bring anything but food & beverages.
outside shower for washing away beach sand
furnished adjoining sun decks and Vermont Castings propane barbecue
with spare tank
DVD/CD player, radios, WiFi
library of books, CD's, and movies
baseboard electric heat in all rooms, each with individual temperature
Vermont Castings wood stove with an abundant supply of dry firewood
detector + fire extinguisher
- cell phone signal
reception is usually good. Older cell phones require standing
outside for reception. SouthWind is pet friendly - ask for details.
should be confined to the deck area.
dates available click on "Reservation Calendar" below.
is situated on Canada's west coast in the Straight of Georgia between
the mainland of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, approximately
4 hours travel by car and ferry from the city of Vancouver.The
island offers spectacular natural beauty, contrasting pastoral serenity
with a rugged and untamed landscape. It is five miles in diameter,
creating a shoreline that varies between the splendor of rock bluffs
cascading into the ocean, to expansive white sand beaches.
The interior of the island is mountainous and covered in temperate
rain forest, abundant with deer, bald eagles, raven and many other
birds. No dangerous wild animals live on Hornby Island. The reefs
and outer rocks are home to sea lions, seals, otters, and numerous
sea birds including the rare Harlequin
Duck. These waters are also home to whales and porpoises, the largest
and most colorful inhabitants of this area.
South Wind Retreat derives its name from the south wind that prevails
on the south east coast of Hornby Island. The property is on 2.5
secluded acres overlooking the ocean. In the distance one can see
Texeda Island and the mainland mountains or view the sun rise and
the moon over water. Star gazing is a phenomenal experience since
the area is free of light pollution.
Hornby Island offers exceptional access to the ocean for sport and
pleasure, including fishing; boating; sailing; kayaking; scuba diving;
and swimming. The island has numerous networks of walking, hiking,
biking, and mountain biking trails. The beaches and highlands are
all open to the public. In addition, a wide range of cultural events
are always happening - concerts, dances, movies, and art shows of