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Ocean View Retreat Above Tribune Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

**We're already more than half booked for Summer 2018. Please check our calendar and contact us right away to book your week. Also consider visiting in the fall or winter when Hornby is lovely and peaceful.**

Welcome to our home situated high on the cliff-top above legendary Tribune Bay, Hornby Island. Our property offers a true get-away with its quiet location and natural setting of salal, firs and arbutus trees.

Our home is contemporary with floor to ceiling windows, allowing for full appreciation of the location. To the rear is the natural forest and to the front, the ocean. Our neighbors are far enough away to be barely noticeable. Eagles fly by at eye-height. Deer commonly graze nearby. In summer, relax and dine on the large deck. In winter, cuddle up next to the wood stove. Enjoy the spectacular views to the southwest across Tribune Bay to the mountains of Vancouver Island.

Our home works well for 1-3 couples or for families with older children. Unfortunately it is not suitable for families with young children due to the presence of the high cliff. We do not allow smoking or pets anywhere on the property.

There is a queen bed in the master bedroom on the main floor, and another queen bed and two twin beds in the spacious loft that overlooks the kitchen, dining and living room.

Hornby Island is renowned for its fabulous beaches and parks. Tribune Bay Provincial Park (a few minutes drive or bike ride from the house) boasts a sweeping crescent sand beach and warm safe swimming waters. Helliwell Provincial Park (a 10-15 minute walk along the cliff-top trail) offers extensive walking trails through a gary oak grove, across flower-strewn bluffs, and sculpted sandstone shoreline. Whaler’s Bay offers another fine sand beach. There are numerous other locations offering public access to the waterfront on Hornby.

The island has an extensive system of trails for mountain-biking, hiking, and horse-back riding. Local businesses rent kayaks, mountain bikes, horses, and scuba diving equipment. Many also run tours. There are several cafes, restaurants, artist studios and wineries to visit.

In summer high-season, rentals are by the week and run from Sunday to Sunday. In the low-season, rentals are by the night with a two night minimum.

Keywords: waterfront, ocean view

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2017

About The Owner

My husband and I do a lot of hiking, climbing, skiing and kayaking. We love being active and out-of-doors, and have done many back-country trips in the north: Nunavut, NWT, Yukon, Alaska, and Iceland. We bought our house on Hornby to enjoy local get-aways in spring and fall. We wanted to enjoy the quintessential Gulf Islands experience.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Hornby Island

We fell in love with our property because of the generous woods all around and the amazing sweeping views of Tribune Bay and Vancouver Island. It's a joy to watch the changing nature of the ocean and the snows on Mt. Arrowsmith. We enjoy a lot of privacy and yet, with no fences between the lots, we are free to walk all along the cliff-top. It's like living in a big park! We also fell in love with the house... its high vaulted ceiling and large windows to embrace the setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Liz,

I’ve been meaning to write and say thank you for a wonderful stay on Hornby Island! We loved your home and had a great week on Hornby. We biked all over the island and hiked several times into the provincial park and really enjoyed the water and beach at Tribune Bay. Coffee in the morning and wine in the evening on the deck were great highlights as the view was stunning! We certainly hope to return another June soon.

Thanks again,

Jun 2014
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Hornby Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • library
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Ocean View Retreat Above Tribune Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Victoria, BC

Beautiful view on a lovely island

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We loved our stay here this July, the home is just as the photos show but the view is better in person! Everything you need is here including a fully stocked kitchen and comfortable bed on the main floor. We walked to Helliwell most mornings from the house and spent our evenings barbecuing on the deck. We're definitely looking forward to returning to our favourite island again. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

In the event of a cancellation:
In High Season we will refund 90% of all payments made, when we find a replacement person to book the week.
In Low Season we will refund 100% of all payments made.

A 50% deposit is required immediately to confirm the booking. For High Season bookings, the final 50% payment is due June 1st. For Low Season bookings, the final payment is due 2 weeks before the booking.
Payments can be made by Interac or by bank draft or personal cheque, made out to and mailed to the Owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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