The Abbey at Woodknot - Hornby Island

This home is located on 4 hectares of lawn, garden, ponds and forest. It has total tranquility & seclusion. The home is 8 years old, 180 square meters, with 41 windows to let in lots of sunlight. The upstairs bedroom is bright with a king-sized bed; the downstairs bedroom has a queen bed. Also on the main floor are open living-dining-kitchen area, a library room, sun room and laundry facilities.
It`s a 5 minute walk to the seashore; 10 minutes to a spectacular sandy beach at Tribune Bay.

About the location

At the end of the lane is a swimmable shoreline of sandstone rock shelf. A walk through the forest in the opposite direction leads to one of the finest sand beaches on the Canadian west coast. Hornby Island is a jewel of the Salish Sea, the body of water that lies between Vancouver Island and the mainland. It is a true paradise for nature lovers, hikers, bikers. There are three provincial parks to explore on the island, with lots of hiking and mountain biking trails.

The island has a summer population of >3000, and a year-round resident population of ~1000, many of whom are artisans. The island is about 7 kilometers from end-to-end, and the shoreline may be explored by kayak or on foot. There is abundant wildlife. The location is safe for all ages. Summer water temperatures are comfortable for swimming,
from sandy beaches and sandstone ledges.

Hornby is reached by two short (10 minute crossing time) ferry rides from Vancouver Island. Travel time from Comox airport (25 km away) to our home is about 2 hours, depending on ferry schedules. Comox airport has excellent connections to the world via Calgary, Vancouver & Edmonton on Westjet and Air Canada. Westjet offers seasonal service with excellent airfares that connects Comox directly to London, Dublin, Glasgow, Paris and Rome via Calgary.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Hornby Island (HE37111)

British Columbia,   Canada

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 4) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • New Zealand
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 2 - 3 weeks

Meet the member

Adults: 2     

Membership expiry date: 19 Aug 2022