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Clam Cove Cottage on Southern Vashon Island Beachfront

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Great 180 degree Views of Southern Puget Sound from Southern Vashon Island. Tacoma city and Commencement Bay night light views and during the day includes views of Mount Rainier and Point Defiance. The home is a cozy 1 bedroom with a king size bed, 1 bath with a shower and unique 1/2 size bathtub. The views are amazing from the bedroom, kitchen and living area. At high tide you feel like you are on a boat.

Lance Gildea
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Lance Gildea

I am Lance Gildea. My wife Deanna and I, so much enjoy sharing this piece of paradise with our guests. Everyone just wows at the view and just loves what we have done with this little water side cabin that we like to call a cottage.

Lance Gildea purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Lance Gildea chose Vashon Island

Just love the views and southern exposure to the sun. Mostly because this southern location had the most amount of sun that could be found on the island. We are always in the sun here on Vashon Island. You can only get here by boat. Just the first of so many special things about Vashon. Check it out for yourself. Do a search on Vashon Island.


Vashon Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1/2 size tub
  • Large spacious bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Main Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out sofa sleeper, full size.
  • Comfortable for 2 parties with locking doors from both bedroom and living area to the large spacious bathroom and closet area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Clam Cove Cottage on Southern Vashon Island Beachfront
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 104 reviews

Sitting on top of the water!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely place. Saw so many sea and sky creatures. Enjoyed bing so close to the water. The house feels good and solid. great wood burning stove. Could use just a few more kitchen items (i.e., mixing bowls) but not a big deal. Would come here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I love staying at the Clam Cove Cottage! We found it on HomeAway a couple years ago and it has become our go to getaway ever since. Its only about 45 min away form our home in Seattle which means we can get off work on a Friday and get there before dinner, such a luxury!

This cottage is right on the water. At low tide, just walk down the deck stairs and you on the beach! At high tide, the water literally comes up underneath the deck, you can't get closer than that! This beach is full of life, there are regular visits from seals, tons of birds and we even found a tiny red octopus hanging out in a tide pool once!

The wood burning stove heats the whole house and there is a view of the city and the water from basically every part of the house. This place basically has everything you might need for a relaxing, fun time; kayak, paddle board, outdoor fire pit, amazing views, big comfy bed, cable tv and a gas grill! Also the owner is really easy to communicate with and always remembers us. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get out of Seattle for a bit a peace!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place. The weather blessed us with sunshine our first trip. Mount Rainier looks amazing from this cottage. Looking forward to the next time.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

You won’t ever get over the view from this charming and well stocked property. Really amazing place, easy to get to but feels far away. Fantastic deck and fire pit right on the water! Wow, can’t wait to come back here!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to just slow down, be lulled to sleep by the surf and relax

  • 4 of 5

As PNW locals, we love finding new places to escape for stay-cations. There were 3 of us and it was a perfect fit for my husband, 13-year old son and myself. We actually spent most of our time exploring the island, but LOVED being able to come back to the cottage and relax. We stayed in November so we weren't able to use the kayak, but we were lucky enough to explore the shore at low tide at night. Only wished we had headlamps instead of our phone lights. So many sea creatures! If we were to stay there longer, we would have used the woodstove to take the chill off. The stove, fridge, freezer and shower are older, but all work and add to the charm of being a cottage. We'd LOVE to return in the summer and take advantage of the deck and fire pit. We did see eagles, a seal, lots of birds, thousands of crabs at low tide, and jelly fish. Even The Mountain (except for the top) was visible for a brief time. It was nice to slow down and take in the amazing beauty this region has to offer. Lots of hiking trails, great places to eat and shop, and the island residents are typical northwest nice. You will be pleasantly surprised. Don't let the driveway prevent you from getting there. Hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, great space

  • 5 of 5

My mom, sister and I came here for a little overnight getaway, and we had a wonderful time. The cottage is the perfect size for 3-4 people, and it had everything we needed. The views of the water, Mt. Rainier and the ferry path were wonderful. No whale sightings this time, but we saw eagles, seals, and sea otters. I slept on the pullout couch, and it was very comfortable. I recommend getting a fire going in the wood fire stove for extra coziness. I would definitely stay here again or recommend for out of town visitors.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Remodel completed in March 2008.

Other Activities: boating, kayaking, crabbing, clamming in season.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Cleaning Fee $70
Tax Rate 8.6%

NO damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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