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Clam Cove Cottage on Southern Vashon Island Beachfront

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

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 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.


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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 4.93617 based on 94 reviews

Perfect summer memory!

  • 5 of 5

On the water, private, with total view of Mt. Rainier and Tacoma lights at night. Everything inside that you would need. Attention to detail. Deck with seating and bar-b-q., fire pit too. Only con for us is that it had just one Kayak and we had 2 teenage boys. Thanks so much. Loved our stay! Janice

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our second stay at Clam Cove in 2017

  • 5 of 5

We love the location and the hospitality provided by Lance. This property has fantastic views of Mount Rainier and provides you with kayaking. fishing and crabbing opportunities. We will definitely be back. Vashon Island is our favorite island and Clam Cove is our favorite place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The only drawback was that we had to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Clam Cove Cottage was absolutely perfect in every possible way.

The location is safe, quiet, and incredible. The cottage was clean, well kept, and so very comfortable.

The neighbors were wonderful, too! Together we experienced a newborn baby seal with it's was magical!

This was my first VRBO experience, and my Goddaughter was with me. I wanted her to have a wonderful experience, as well as me. It was perfect in every way. The view, the beach, the water, everything. We spent most of our time there outside on the beach, on the water or decompressing on the deck. Lovely!

Lance was so responsive and kind in answering my many questions up front, and patient in doing so which was so nice, as it was going to be my first out of hotel and in VRBO experience. Lisa, the property manager was available by text and quick to respond.

I travel extensively and will not be afraid to try other VRBO's in my travels. I have already recommended it to others.

"Heaven" and "paradise" are two words that describe Clam Cove Cottage. The only drawback was that we had to leave. I could live there, happily ever after. I can't wait to go back!

Thank you Lance, for Clam Cove is such a treasure!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely experience

  • 4 of 5

It's a gem. We had such an amazing experience. The location is perfectly located. We had iconic views of mt rainier and the ferry but very little noise from that - just occasionally it would blow it's horn. The cottage was perfect. Alot of windows, and light, and sealife. We watched dozens of seals and otters constantly, and a humpback whale visited us every morning (there 3 days). On the way out, an eagle even flew down to the road right in front of our car and 2 others, causing us all to slam on our brakes (though that wasn't in the driveway, it was still close enough). There was a single kayak, firepit, deck with chairs and umbrella and we were able to shoot fireworks from the beach (there over the 4th of july). Lisa the caretaker was very responsive whenever we needed her help - had a few problems with wifi but it was quickly resolved, and when we requested a slightly later checkout, she accommodated in spite of having more guests. Absolutely great rental. we hope to come back regularly.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is such a gem. You won't want to leave! Stunning views and tons of animal life right out the front window. Lots of books, puzzles and movies to help you relax.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cottage for two and wonderful views!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything you could need and wonderful views of Puget Sound. Parking was perfect and the proximity to the ferry was ideal.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Car: necessary

Remodel completed in March 2008.

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Pet Fee $40

NO damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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