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Lance Gildea

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Clam Cove Cottage on Southern Vashon Island Beachfront

69 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage

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Puget Sound Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 Rainer and Point Defiance.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lance Gildea (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

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. We are getting closer to having an empty nest. Our Daughter is in Denver studying to become a pastry chef and our Son is in the middle of his High School years.

Lance Gildea purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Lance Gildea chose Puget Sound

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.


based on 69 traveler reviews

Clam Cove Cottage on Southern Vashon Island Beachfront
average rating of 4.985507 based on 69 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped cabin, amazing views, abundant wildlife! We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

The pictures posted online are gorgeous, but do not do this darling cottage justice. The views from every room in the house are amazing, even the shower! The cottage is equipped with everything you would ever need....just like home. The location is perfect as well. At first I was concerned that being a stones throw away from the ferry would be disruptive, but it was the opposite. Our 4 year old son loved watching the ferry, and all of the other sail boats, come and go. The beach was full of treasures! Cool rocks, & neat shells. We even had an otter come right up onto shore! It was a charming, relaxing, amazing weekend, and we cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place - wish we had stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4, including our 2 kids, aged 6 and 1, stayed here for 1 night. We were driving up from Portland, and didn't want to put our kids through a 3+ hour drive and 3+ hour plane ride in the same day. The views were amazing. We cooked dinner and ate on the deck. During our 15 or so hours in the house, we saw a deer, a bald eagle landed on the beach nearby, there were also swallows and butterflies around. In the water, we saw a seal, some porpoises, cormorants. The views are pretty much amazing from everywhere in the house. There also wasn't a ton of "decoration" around for my 1-year-old to get into, which was great. The bed was comfortable. The ferry ride over was nice - long enough to get out of the car and enjoy the view, but pretty short overall. I would highly recommend this place - and would love to come back and explore Vashon island more.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect short stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 5 year old, 11 month old and I had a wonderful time at clam cove cottage. It was only for 1 night but the house, location and amenities made it possible to cram so much good stuff into a short amount of time. The bed was very comfortable, the views were beautiful, and we even got to toast marshmallows at the fire pit as we watched the sun set. Thanks so much, would recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location, very clean and owners were easy to work with. Would love to stay here again!!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a cool spot with an amazing view. We loved watching the ferry go by, the deck and fire pit were great and the bed was super comfortable. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

HI Gildeas,

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful beach escape with us. Our family thoroughly enjoyed this piece of paradise, and loved every bit of it! We also saw 3 bald eagles the next morning, swoop in for their breakfast. Quite the treat! The place is lovely, well kept, and clean. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Remodel completed in March 2008.

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


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Tax Rate 8.6%

NO damage deposit or cleaning fee.

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Puget Sound Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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