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.



SouthWind 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 a Queen
  • one Double bed plus one single cot on the second floor landing
  • spacious vaulted ceiling living room with ceiling fan
  • galley kitchen, with stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, + small chest freezer + mid sized washer/dryer; no dishwasher
  • single bathroom with tub, shower, sink and toilet + outhouse
  • water supply is filtered odour free winter rain water + water cooler!
  • fully furnished and equipped, including linen, towels, beach towels - you don't need to bring anything but food & beverages.
  • extra outside shower for washing away beach sand
  • large furnished adjoining sun decks and Vermont Castings propane barbecue with spare tank
  • TV, DVD/CD player, radios, WiFi
  • small library of books, CD's, and movies
  • radiant baseboard electric heat in all rooms, each with individual temperature control
  • a Vermont Castings wood stove with an abundant supply of dry firewood
  • smoke 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.
  • smoking should be confined to the deck area.
  • for dates available click on "Reservation Calendar" below.

Hornby Island 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 se
a 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 many types.