Dear Sharon, Bob and Shelley:
have had a wonderfully relaxing few days in your beautiful
cottage. Sipping chilled Prosecco while sitting in a hot tub on a
beautiful Spring evening comes close to perfection. We hope to
come back and experience the peace and beauty again.
Ellen & Jeremy, North Vancouver
& I had such a relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage.
It is like being in another world. The hot tubs at night,
watching the moon rise were definitely a high point! Thank
you so much for all of the treats.
Thank you Sharon for this wonderful 2 days.
I love the peacefulness and quiet of looking across the channel.
The cottage is a dream and has been a true gift. Thank you.
Carey & Kim (San Francisco &
3rd anniversary and our third trip to the island,
therefore our 3rd heavenly stay at the cottage!
Our stay each time gets better and better. We relax more &
more and see new things each time. It was lovely to meet
Rosemary & Hermann. We missed you Sharon and Bob.
Shelley acted as old faithful. We love her
her playfulness. This is the most amazing place we have ever
stayed how could you not feel relaxed and comfortable.
Had Luigis pizza one night absolutely delicious.
Thank you so very much.
Amy & Peter, Ballard, Seattle, Wa.
absolutely awesome anniversary adventure (#12). What a
wonderful weekend. Sharon, your hospitality and attention to
detail compliments natures beauty. Thank you to Shelly
for being both a tour guide and a companion.
Barb & Steve, Abbotsford, B.C.
& Hermann welcomed Nola and me so warmly to your most special
Clam Beach Cottage. The frig was stocked with all our
favorites. The wood was ready to set a match to in the
stove. The foggy coastline mysterious and just perfectly
spooky and even the towels gave us a warm welcome! Thank
you. This lovely cottage seems to me to have every single
ingredient to offer your guests a perfect stay, as long as you
bring along a special companion, which I did with coming with my
best friend and sister-in-law. Im hoping to arrange a
return visit perhaps for my birthday next year.
Warm regards. Michelle, Edmonds,
Beach Cottage is much like a new friend. The more you get to
know this friend the more time you want to take to know more and
savor more time together. Clam Beach Cottage isnt for
one time visits, one night visits. Its for the visit
that has the time to nurture the soul. Shelly reminded us
very much of a favorite dog of ours Arro. She ambled
graciously into our hearts. This peaceful time for us means
more to us than you can know. Thank you Sharon and Bob for
the foresight to create this lovely home. Thank you Rosemary
& Hermann for unobtrusively being our hostess and host.
Warmest regards, Carol and Jim, Calgary,
from Colorado to this beautiful spot.
playing with Shelley 24-7!
just the right touches of attentiveness from Sharon!
were spectacular! Painted a golden path across the water.
part was sharing all with the love of my life!
view, décor, treats we felt pampered
on your Norwegian Ochre
visiting with Bob about his Chevy & Pierce Arrow
(a fellow Nautiraidian!) was a great help w/kayak
And the hot tub after kayaking!
several kayak trips in perfect weather
in a glass dish
thinking of a return trip
a little exciting with the kayak sail one day
Cindy and John, Grand Junction,
Sharon: What a privilege it has been to be able to stay for
two nights in this beautiful place. I have never been to a
place like this in my life what an amazing situation; and
to think I was here with Eggy, my wonderful sister and Janey, Pat
and Annette, also from South Africa. We have enjoyed every
minute your hospitality and warmth have been fantastic.
For a 60th birthday celebration we didnt do too
badly! Thank you for an unforgettable life experience.
I do hope we meet again.
Love, Judy, Eggy, Janey, Annette &
Pat, Cape Town, South Africa, Vancouver,
I first walked in my first thought was I never want to
leave! We spent Sunday enjoying the view, the quiet,
and the beach and just BEING here. If heaven is a place of
our own imagination/making, then this is what I want my heaven to
be like. Sharon, you have a gift of hospitality. Thank
you so much for choosing to share your little slice of heaven on
earth!! I shall return! Allison, Kirkland,
second everything she said! I have never stayed at a
lovelier place. Thank you Sharon for taking such good care
of us with warm cookies and the granola is fabulous. I will
go home a healthier person because of it.
You are a very special and warm person and
made our stay so special! I did get to see the sunrise and
the otter on my last morning and it was a special ending to my
stay here! I am just afraid you will be so booked in the
future that I will never be able to get in to come back!
Rogene, Kirkland, Wa.
four Laughtons echo the accolades of other guests in all respects.
Excellence is the defining word, but friendliness
is a close competitor. Keep up the good work so that we too
can become second or third time visitors. However, at the
ages of Dee and me, you dont even buy green bananas!
All the very best, Bruce & Sally,
Northridge, Ca. Dee & Dave, Tsawwassen, B.C.
pillow in the bedroom says enjoy and thats
exactly what we did. This charming cottage by the sea is
delightful, extremely well outfitted and so comfortable it is
difficult to leave. It is everything it says in the glossy
brochure and more. We even saw the sea otters just
before leaving. However, it would not be nearly so wonderful
were it not for our hostess, Sharon. She has the gift of
making guests feel welcome and at home. She is what makes
this place. P.S. The book collection is worth the
price of admission.
Dawn & Charlotte, Navan, Ont.
youve done it again! Made us feel so welcome, so at
home, so relaxed not since my honeymoon have I planted myself in a
place & not left once! (Well, ok, that was just two
years ago, but still
) We LOVE this place and I was
truly touched by all of your extras. You are the
most thoughtful hostess, which is the real reason Clam Beach
Cottage is so special. I looked forward to coming back to
visit with you and Dennis enjoyed chatting with Bob as well.
Gus appreciated Shelly showing him all the great spots too.
Thank you all, from the bottom of our second wedding anniversary
hearts. We love you guys!
Susan, Dennis & Gus
Seattle, Wa.- we look forward to sharing our third here next
cant imagine any greater stress therapy than a stay at the
Clam Beach Cottage. What a beautiful setting to forget all
the cares of the world! The view, the cozy cottage, the
peaceful sounds of rippling waves gently splashing onto the shore,
the endearing kisses from Shelly, but mostly the
thoughtfulness and hospitality of a great hostess & host
all add up to an atmosphere that one never wants to leave.
If I were given an opportunity to redecorate the cottage I
wouldnt change a thing! Every little detail was so
carefully thought out for the comfort of your guests. Thank
you for all the wonderful recommendations. This will be a
weekend we will never forget and will be calling you to return
Frank & Ursula, Snohomish,
25th anniversary getaway was perfect, romantic
surprising! Thanks for helping our family be a part of the
celebration. We loved every part of our stay here and you
bring new meaning to the words generosity & hospitality!
Thanks so much for all the extra things you did and well
see you in 05 (to see the completion of Bobs
handiwork!) James & Linda, Bainbridge Island,
followed the Clam Beach Cottage rules. Wow! What a
great place and wonderful time. If possible it was even
better than last year. Thank you for every last detail and
we look forward to next year. Lex & Carol, Tucson,
Bob & Shelly Your cottage is idyllic and romantic
one of the best in B.C. Your hospitality cant be
surpassed. It was a pleasure getting to know you and we look
forward to seeing you again here or in Vancouver. Mary
& David,Tucson, Arizona
and I were so looking forward to our honeymoon after such a busy
summer. We had no idea until we got here what a lovely place
we had found! Your attention to detail was great and we
loved the little goodies you gave us. Especially the
cookies! We will definitely be back. Thank you.
We will remember this trip always.
Jenn & Andrew, Port Moody, B.C.
& Bob Très
magnifique! Blue herons, sea
otters, seagulls, osprey, hawks, Shelly! Everything was
fabulous. You are gracious and wonderful hosts!
Already looking forward to returning next year.
Jon & Cindy, Mill Valley,
Sharon & Family: What a paradise! I believe we
have discovered a piece of heaven Your wonderful
Scandinavian colored cottage is perfect from the clean
white colors, wonderful detailing such as the towel warmer, CDs,
books, well stocked kitchen and homemade treats! My mother &
I spent two wonderful days enjoying the views and some special
time together just reading and talking. My mother
enjoyed her early 80th birthday present and so did I!
I plan to return. Thanks Sharon and Kristen for your
Solvig & Britta,
Victoria& West Vancouver, B.C.
too bad we are leaving! We spent our last evening under the
stars watching the sea going to sleep. We had a wonderful
time in your cottage and we love the sunroom with the stars over
our heads. The electric tennis racquet for wasps
is unfortunately out of order and does not kill anybody!! We
take our croissants and juice and will have a friendly thought for
you and Shelly. Thank you for spoiling the four of us.
We had a wonderful time here. Many thanks,
& Mark, St. Lambert, Que.
Sharon, Bob & Shelly: I think we have discovered the
most beautiful place on earth. We had a chance to fully
relax for the first time in ages. What more can we ask for
morning breezes, sunshine, fabulous view, and perfect hosts.
I think weve been spoiled for life! Thanks for sharing
such a special place with us. We look forward to many more
Mindy & Dan, South Pasadena,
Bob & Shelly We had a lovely time sunshine, blue
skies, fresh salmon, amazing lamb, the view from the deck
a sense of hospitality and kindness that is rare these dates.
Its been an amazing start to our B.C. adventure and we will
certainly return to see all of you again.
Carol & Dick, Berwyn Heights,
& Bob, Youve created such a charming retreat on a most
beautiful beach. Walking the beach was spectacular with the
crunching of clam shells under our feet. Thank you for a
lovely stay. It was serendipitous that you had a
cancellation and we were able to get a reservation at the last
minute. We look forward to a return visit and well
share this secret place with a few special people.
Janet & Jim, Mercer Island,
you Sharon & Bob. There are so many superlatives
scattered throughout this guest book that it is almost impossible
to think of one which has not been used. Suffice to say, our
stay was everything aforementioned and we will use a simple and
heartfelt thank you for our stay in your paradise.
Ann & Mum, Delta, B.C.
& Bob: What can we say another memorable FeteNationale
celebrated ten days early but bien
notée never the less.
Clam Beach Cottage is the best on the island; in fact, it
is probably unique in the world. Where else can you sit on a sunny
deck at low tide, watching all manner of wildlife and boats pass
by? It is so private, so quiet, so peaceful; everywhere we
look there is beauty in the scene, not the least of which is in
the flowers and trees surrounding the cottage. We are truly
blessed to have the privilege of being your guests for two
wonderful days and nights. Cest la perfection
chez vous Our grateful thanks,
Judy & John, West Vancouver,
B.C. P.S. Shelly is our favorite dog!
Sharon, Once again, a marvelous stay far too short this
time. Apologies for adding a bit of excitement to your quiet
Sat. evening with the kayak floating away! We promise there
will be no incidences next time! Thanks Kristen! We
shall look forward to returning again before the end of the
year we hope. Sharon once again, many thanks for a
superb, relaxing three days. Rhod, Gaynor, Daf and Rids
dear new friend Sharon, This has been an incredible experience!
The fact that I could actually relax, stare out at the water,
watch seagulls & seals and this was supposed to be work
wow. You havent missed a detail the
cabin is beautiful. I will be coming back with my husband,
Rob, and well watch a 007 movie!! See you soon. Janis,
Sharon, How can I thank you enough for your overwhelming kindness,
generosity and very large heart! I always talk about what
the perfect B & B would consist of and you have surpassed
that. This is a dream that you have created here for people
to discover. I will tell every soul I meet and return for
another visit when I can. Thank you again.
Heather, Langley, B.C.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us! It is
right out of a wonderful fairy tale! I have never felt so
relaxed! Shelly was a wonderful tour guide on our beach
walk! The perfect hostess supplying much laughter! She
is precious! We had the best anniversary ever. #20.
We hope to return soon and tell many of our friends about your
wonderful retreat. Thanks for the pampering.
Steve & Lynda, Langley,
Sharon, Were not exactly globe-trotters, but we have done
our share of traveling and in so doing have encountered a few jewels
along the way (only a couple of bombs). Clam Beach Cottage
combines with absolute perfection, the best of everything!!
Never have we encountered such an outstanding combination of
hospitality par excellence, stellar accommodation,
magnificent surrounding views, and attention to every last detail.
Sharon, you have a wide array of enviable talents which you have
used to achieve incredible results. The comments of your
guests, with all the superlatives and kudos, are testament to your
accomplishments as a hostess and innkeeper.
Were torn between going home and sending
everyone we know here, and wanting to keep this jewel our own
little secret!! Thanks too, to Kristen and Shelly for their
warm welcome and to Bob the phantom who must be very
supportive and talented, to share this special spot and all it
We hope Bobs retirement will afford you
both with the time to savor all youve done here. We
also hope youll both keep the doors of Clam Beach Cottage
open for many years. We plan to return, for a longer stay
and to soak up many more hours of your exquisite brand of R &
R. We feel so lucky to have picked your spot. Thank
Sally & Phil, Mt. Hope,
Sharon, We certainly saved the best of Vancouver Island for the
last. This little bit of paradise has given us two wonderful
days to remember and a deep longing to return. Your
hospitality is outstanding as Sally has so beautifully documented
(and so many others have too!). Thank you so much.
Phil, Mt. Hope,
day of summer what a way to start! It is an absolute
paradise! We tried to complete all the rules. We
danced in our bathrobes in the sun, saw many shooting stars.
Enjoyed the absolute beauty of Sharon & Bobs cottage.
Rule #14 was easy! We substituted wine in #9.
Kayaks were a bonus. Thanks so much for your hospitality.
Love, Connie & Daryle, North Vancouver,
you have provided us with the absolute perfect 30th
wedding anniversary celebration! Counting all 30 years, this
has been the best by far! The love and attention you have
put into the cottage goes beyond expectations. While here,
we have marveled at the scenery, your kindness, walks with Shelly
on the beach, the total serenity & amazing little details of
the cottage the flowers, the books, your treats, the music,
the wonderful simplicity with such class. Clam Beach Cottage
is the perfect place to escape the insanity of everyday life and
to find peace with yourself & with nature. Upon
arriving, we immediately slowed down to island gear
spending hours on the lounge chairs, taking naps during the day &
just talking without distractions it was wonderful!
Thank you so much for everything.
Linda & Leo, Tigard,
RULES TO LIVE BY AT CLAM BEACH COTTAGE:
- Take a nap whether you think you need one
- Read whenever
- Listen to jazz music during breakfast
- Dance on the deck
- Lay in the lounge chairs at night &
look for shooting stars
- Listen to nature
- Have dessert at midnight by candlelight
- Look at the reflection of the stars in the
- Drink Pellegrino in a wine glass
- Take a walk at low tide & watch the
activities of the little sand crabs
- Take a walk on the beach with Shelly
- Watch the stars from the hot tub at night
- Marvel in the details of the cottage &
the love that Sharon has put into it
- Appreciate the beauty of the person you are
- Use the binoculars
- Get up early
- Keep the windows open
- Just slow down
- There are NO rules!
By: Linda & Leo, Tigard,
come all the way from the Yukon to celebrate our 25th
wedding anniversary at your fabulous cottage on the ocean.
The experience proved to be everything we hoped for and expected.
In fact, it exceeded our expectations. Weve enjoyed
every single moment and every single thing about Clam Beach
Cottage from the quiet and solitude to the beauty of the
hummingbirds outside the window to the gentle lapping of the
water, to the exploration of the beach at low tide, to the
fantastic & romantic cottage.
This 25th anniversary was like a
second honeymoon for us thanks to your gracious hospitality and
wonderful surroundings. Well be recommending Clam
Beach Cottage to our friends! Thanks, Sharon.
Dave & Jannie, Whitehorse,
you for spoiling us all week. Thanks for all the goodies and
the opportunity to get some true R & R in a beautiful setting.
Next time we return Trevor will be able to do some beachcombing
himself. All the best,
Diane, Steve & Trevor, New
you so much we had a wonderful time beautiful place,
scenery is awesome. We definitely hope to come back.
Shelley & Earl, New
enjoyed your hospitality and warm, inviting cottage. The
food you prepared was so delicious (were glad to have the
recipe for the granola yummy!). Clam Beach is perfect
for foodies like us. We settled in the first night
with some quiet time reading by the fire and slept in the next
day. I hope you will enjoy part of the 17 lb salmon as
much as we did (your marinade was delicious). When we woke
up on Wednesday, we were greeted by Shelly who taught us how to
play sticks. Rule: dont be afraid to
throw the stick in the water and pick up your sticks quickly.
Always have enough sticks available to play a few rounds of
sticks! Unlike fetch, the sticks will not be brought back!
Our next day, we spent much of our time
driving around the island and getting a feel for Salt Spring.
We only wish we could spend more time here. The hot tub was
awesome. Nice way to spend our 2nd anniversary.
Jim & Wendy, San Diego,
Thanks so much again. We had a wonderfully relaxed time
enjoyed the food (your great surprises!) loved the tea! We
have only 3 weeks to our year end show and then a month in the
summer. See you next time!
John & Donna, Coquitlam, B.C.
Sharon, youve spoiled us for life! We have stayed in
some lovely hideaways, but your little cottage perched on the
beach tops them all much due to the special touches and
treats youve added. Every day we discovered a new
delight! Thank you for warm cookies right out of the oven,
fresh squeezed orange juice, pansies on the deck and flowers on
the table, grapefruit scented hand soap, warm towels and lavender
pillows, baby spring greens and berries, Salt Spring brew and yoga
mats, the coziest robe Ive ever worn & the best
granola in the world, the company of hummingbirds, the chaise
lounges on the deck, the cinnamon rolls on the sill the
guidebooks and your advice and the best! hot
tub under the stars and the kayaks on the water (and the company
of dear Shelly!) We feel renewed and most blessed our
hearts are full of sky and sea and all the loving care youve
given to this place. Its truly a work of art, Sharon
as are you and your warm & gracious hospitality. We are
Sue & Paul, Everson,
you, Sharon. We had a wonderful girls weekend.
The cabin is not missing anything! We loved the magazines &
books & movies. Well have to spend more time here
another time. We wrapped ourselves in the bathrobes and
blankets and talked and read and talked some more. Thanks
Kristen for making our stay so enjoyable.
Liz, Barb & Anne, Victoriaand
Lower Mainland, B.C.
a beautiful place to come and relax. Two days is not enough time
to experience all you have to offer. Thank you for
everything. We couldnt have asked for more (except
Cindy & Rip, Langley, B.C.
Sharon, You have thought of everything right down to the
pink light bulbs! We had the restful, relaxing time we
needed and for that we thank both Shelly and yourself. You
are both wonderful hostesses and made us feel very welcome.
Thanks so much for opening your lovely cottage to us.
Sandra, Victoria, B.C.
(& Shelly): Thank you so much for making our first
experience on Salt Spring Island so memorable! The cottage
is wonderfully comfortable and certainly showcases the incredible
thought and detail that you put into it. Not to mention your
amazing hospitality from booking the reservations to
inviting us to stay after check out to make sure we enjoy the
perfect kayaking day. You are the consummate host.
Certainly, if youre ever in San Francisco, wed love to
try and reciprocate with a great meal on the town! Best,
Jenn & Paul, San Francisco,
Sharon, dear Shelly: Thank you for an absolutely wonderful
weekend Sharon for your lovely hospitality, the beautiful
cottage, the delicious treats and your attention to all the
details which truly make this feel like a home away from home.
Shelly for being such a well-behaved dog and your friendly
greeting every morning. Sharon thanks for a great 12th
anniversary weekend. It was perfect. All the best to
you at Clam Beach Cottage.
Meike & Kevin, North Vancouver,
Thank you for making our stay here so wonderful. With your
generosity and kindness you made us feel truly welcome! We
were continuously surprised and delighted by all the thoughtful
touches around the cabin and the gestures made by you. You
are definitely in the right business! Well be back
with our new addition. You can count on it. Thanks
again for our wonderful stay.
Aven & Angela, Vancouver,
a romantic delight! Century old windows, bright morning
sunrises and tasty treats to boot! Thanks to Sharon &
Shelly for the lovely experience.
Jean & Rob
had a wonderful time! The weather was great lots of
sun! The people that live here are all so friendly and helpful.
The sights and sounds are so special. We had a great time
with Shelly. Thanks so much, Sharon, for making our 1st
trip to Salt Spring so memorable. You are a great host
you made us feel so special! We couldnt ask for a more
perfect getaway. Love,
Jimmie & Laurie, Portland,
you for making our stay so hospitable. We enjoyed
particularly the canoeing (recommended) and digging for clams with
Shelly and walking the beach. We will be back soon!
Rog & Joanna, Vancouver,
months later, we have returned to our new favorite and sacred
spot! Thank you Sharon, Shelly & Bob. This is our home
away from home. We love the relaxation away from our busy
Seattle lives. Thank you again, for the treats:
breads, cheese, fruit, chocolates and lovely salad greens.
We were able to explore new sites on the island Southey
Point & Mt. Maxwell. Sharon, you are the nicest lady
Peter & I are constantly saying and sharing our
spot with others. We shall see you soon. Love,
Amy & Peter, Ballard, Seattle,
& Shelly: To be redundant this place is fabulous!
We, as well as your other guests, are going (reluctantly) back to
the real world, unstressed and happy.
Thanks for the treats, the recipes and for
finding little odd jobs for Brian so he could feel comfortable
doing nothing for a week. This is
obviously a project you derive as much pleasure from
as your guests receive. The true win/win!
Brian & Brenda, Goodwin, Ont.
cottage has far exceeded our expectations. It is obvious
that you have put a lot of thought and effort into creating a cozy
and enchanting home away from home. So many
wonderful touches! Thank you so much for all of the special
treats and for making us feel so welcome. We are thankful
for our time spent here and for our luck in finding you and this
cottage. It is a special place.
We will return to our regular life refreshed
and relaxed with fond memories and I am sure a definite longing to
return to Salt Spring and to this magical cottage
thanks! Rachelle & Trevor,Calgary,
sampled many B.C. B & Bs and in so many ways Clam Beach
Cottage tops our list! We loved the kitchen and its stock of
staples and gourmet extras that would be missed if serious cooking
were attempted. The books and magazines were entertaining
and the bed fantastic. Thanks for so courteously attending
to our feather allergy! Finally, having lotions and
toiletries in the bathroom was such a comfort.
Susan & Samuel, Seattle,
Our first trip to Salt spring was absolutely perfect! Your cottage
by the sea was wonderful. We were looking for somewhere we
could go and just hang out for a few days as a family and we
certainly found it at Clam Beach Cottage. Sharon, you have a
special talent for making people feel welcome. Thank
you. Well definitely be back!
Colleen, Kerry, Lea and Scott, Kamloops,
the cottage we all wish we had! Youve achieved an
exquisite blend of the simple life and absolute luxury.
Thank you for the pampering, the chance to be carefree and your
generosity in sharing this serene spot on the water. We
needed this little retreat it was perfect. See
you soon (I hope).
Lyn, Port Coquitlam,
an amazing place! We were here for a few days of our
honeymoon and we couldnt have imagined a more romantic and
peaceful place. Much thanks to Sharon for your hospitality,
the treats and the late night trip to your neighbors! We
look forward to returning!
Nola & Craig,
and Bob: Two days of relaxation in paradise; exactly what we
needed! All the little extras made the stay perfection.
We will certainly be back.
Kirsten & Russ, Victoria,
Sharon: In reading through your previous guests
jottings, they have got it all right. The setting alone is
paradise your hospitality is outstanding. I have
truly never felt so pampered in my life. Herman and I have
felt overwhelmed the senses are satiated. Thank you
so much for your every kindness. Love from
Cousin Hermann & Rosemary, Canoe, B.C.
& Bob: Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us.
It was everything we hoped for and more. So many wonderful
personal touches. Youve thought of everything.
Just the relaxing getaway we needed. Hope to be back.
Rob & Kris, Saanichton, B.C.
What a wonderful surprise!! I left Edmonton with no
expectations, other than to have a relaxing and special time with
my sister, Lynne. Coming here to Clam Beach was truly a
bonus. Youve captured my heart and soul in this
perfect magical hideaway. Lynne and I could not stop smiling
with pure delight. Your warm and generous spirit has made
this mini vacation extra special. You have gone out of your
way to meet the needs of all who stay here. I know we felt
very special and pampered. The hot tub and star filled sky
was awesome. You love for art and creativity is everywhere and so
appreciated. Really think an Artists Retreat
would be fantastic! We also enjoyed Shellys company
what a personality! See you again.
Wendy, St. Albert, Alberta
This has been a very special sisters getaway. We could
not have found a more perfect place. You have an
extraordinary talent for anticipating and meeting peoples
needs. We were constantly exclaiming Wow, she even
thought of that! Neither one of us has ever felt so
thoroughly pampered before. Thank you for such a wonderful
Lynne, Vancouver, B.C.
Your cottage and location is certainly one of a kind. It is
much more than we expected for a few days away from our regular
routine of work, housework, sports activities and family life.
The view is spectacular. The tranquility is wonderful.
I am really enjoying the appointments and little extras in your
cottage. The orange juice squeezer, coffee maker, towel
warmer, etc. are most enjoyable and appreciated. Your
food selection is also great. Lindsay and Kelsey are having
a great time. You and Bob have helped Elaine and I feel very
much at home.
Thank you for your hospitality. We all
had a very relaxing holiday. The cottage is very comfortable
and the surroundings spectacular. You have a very special
Elaine, Dave, Lindsay & Kelsey,
I had an excellent time playing with Shelly
and the beds were very comfortable. I hope we come back and
stay here again. Sincerely, Lindsay
I really had fun with Shelly. By
What an idyllic spot! Thank you Sharon for letting us share
your little piece of paradise for our New Years getaway.
Everything was perfect! The little extras such as the
lavender on the bed, the truffles and the homemade treats make
Clam Beach Cottage our very favorite #1 B & B. Hope to
see you again.
Deborah & Daryl, Nanaimo,
P.S. The lights on the deck are
beautiful and would look great year round!
Three days at Clam Beach Cottage have passed too
quickly. What wonderful weather we had. We had fun
filled days. Kayaking to Wallace Island. Walking the
shoreline, hot tubing, browsing galleries, delicious treats from
you. Your cabin is very comfortable with all the
necessities. The view is spectacular. Shelly provided
companionship on our walk. We will remember this special
Ilze & Jim, White Rock, B.C.
Words cannot do justice to the beauty of your cottage and your
boundless hospitality. Our only regret is that we couldnt
stay longer at Clam Beach Cottage with you and Shelly. You
will always have a place to stay and friends in Southern Indiana.
Linda, Mitch & Frank
Sharon: Thank you so much for our special anniversary
evening. Everything was perfect and it was perfect to drive
only 10 minutes to be in paradise. Your generosity in all
the special touches for us was very special and will
always be fondly remembered.
Ian & Samantha, Salt
Spring Island, B.C.
Bob, Shelly & Beau: Thanks so much for a wonderful month
at Clam Beach Cottage. Your property is stunningly beautiful
and peaceful and private. We very much appreciated your many
kindnesses and your generosity. Living in such a gorgeous
setting for a month is a treat that every other landscape
photographer would envy, and, of course, Frank relished every
moment of it. (Im sure a few of these images will be
shown eventually at some of the galleries that represent him).
We loved participating briefly in some of Salt Springs
community activities/concerts and meeting some of the islands
amazing, creative artists. A month has sped by incredibly
quickly. Were already figuring out how soon we can
return. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks
Frank & Louise, Edmonton,
Words cannot express how magical our two nights at
Clam Beach Cottage have been. Your hospitality, kindness,
generosity, warmth and attention to detail have been unbelievable.
Thanks for adding to the splendor and perfection of our wedding
weekend. We will be back and we dream of celebrating an
anniversary here one day. It was lovely to have met such an
Kate & Doug, Whistler, B.C.
Sharon: Clam Beach Cottage took me away for a lovely
peaceful four days. Somehow I knew (when I found this place
while perusing the net late one night) that it would be the
perfect spot for me to come to. I left a busy family of two
children and a spouse who constantly seem to need me. I left
a new job with Junior High Students who need me too. I
needed some space, some time away from children, driving, the
computer, and the telephone. I found it here! I found
beautiful windows to look through, a deck to drink my coffee on, a
beach to walk on, a hot tub to lounge in and an ocean to gaze
upon. I found much needed time just for me. I thank you,
Sharon, for creating Clam Beach cottage. I thank you for
your company, your incredible decorating touches and your
hospitality. Thank you for Shelly who I loved sharing my
time with. As I head home today (to snow already) I can do
so with contented calmness. Thank you for giving me this.
Donna, St. Albert, Alberta
& Bob: Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful
place with us. We had a wonderful much needed night away.
Everything was perfect and you have thought of everything anyone
could ever need! We hate to leave, even though we dont
have far to go. Thanks for everything. It was
Lyall & Perry, Salt
Spring Island, B.C.
first trip to SSI. Wow! What a most wonderful treat!
Celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary we cant
imagine a more wonderful spot. We felt at home
Sharon, you are so kind it shows that you are doing
what you love and are talented at. We will be back and only
share your special and sacred spot with very special friends!
Thank you for your warmth and kindness. The cottage is
magical. Lots of kindness,
Peter & Amy, Seattle,
you Sharon & Bob for letting us share your bit of heaven on
earth even for just a few days. Thank you also for
all the little extra things you have done to make us feel welcome.
You helped us so much to get some much needed rest and down time.
Thanks also to Shelly for guiding us to and from the cottage and
welcoming us on each return. See you in the spring.
John & Donna, Coquitlam, B.C.
again, weve been to paradise and with luck, maybe well
be here (Salt Spring) more often. Our first vacation away as
empty nesters. Couldnt think of a better
place to come. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Jan & Mark, Los Angeles,
only regrets are that we only stayed in this magical cottage a
mere one night! The surroundings, fabulous food, and amazing
hospitality definitely made us feel pampered and rejuvenated.
You have an eye for exquisite detail from the crystal
mouthwash decanter, to the beloved crib board you made my
birthday getaway a real treat. Well definitely be back
.Thanks so much!
Katie & Karl, Langley,
again, we have experienced a few days in paradise! Your
hospitality and kindness continues, Sharon resulting in our
second visit in three months (and were already planning the
next!). The time spent at Clam Beach Cottage this summer
will certainly be shared with our friends back at Shawnigan as we
try to paint a picture in their minds of this amazing property of
yours and all that it has to offer. You cater for all ages
as has been so obvious with our two boys. They could not
wait to return here the second time the addition of the
kayaks being a wonderful surprise on our arrival! The
grounds look amazing due to Bobs hard work and Shelly
continues to be top of our list of cool canines.
Your homemade granola is still the best I have ever tasted,
Sharon, and the chocolate banana bread is amazing too! I
could go on and on but, sadly to say, it is time for us to head
home. Hope the months ahead are wonderful for you both.
Thanks again for making our stay so special for us.
You are both wonderful people.
Gaynor, Rhod, Daf & Rids, Shawnigan
thank you for a marvelous conclusion to our honeymoon - we adored
our trek to Wallace Island and cherished the hot tub awaiting our
return. Your cottage enabled us to achieve our goal
to relax and spend time focused on each other. It was
glorious. We truly hope to return as we feel weve
found paradise. Thank you for your hospitality and careful
attention to detail. Many thanks.
Chris & Jen, Seattle,
memories are going to travel with us all the way back east to
Toronto! You have made real another place name
on the map of our magnificent country. We are thankful for a
serendipitous discovery! Woke up to see the
magic of the estuary as our kids would say awesome!!
Wendy & Peter, Toronto,
dont want to leave Sharon! Thank you for giving us
such a beautiful place to be together in we cooked and sang
and soaked and lay around on every chaise lounge and couch and bed
here and they all feel like home. Thanks Bob for the
hot tub and Shelly for all the love hope she doesnt
catch a wasp with love,
Kathryn & Marie, Victoriaand
North Vancouver, B.C.
a beautiful & peaceful haven showcasing the best the
Pacific Northwest has to offer. Sharon, youve created
a charming, colorful, cheerful place here at Clam Beach Cottage
I especially enjoyed your whimsical touches with artwork from
around the corner and around the world. Salt Spring is a
treasure and so are you. I feel so pampered I will be
back. P.S. And, oh, that hot tub under the stars &
the trees amazing!
Susan & Denis, Seattle,
Sharon & Bob: What a wonderful surprise. We had no
idea what kind of magic was on Salt Spring Island. Your Clam
Beach Cottage is on our all time favorites list
only other place that compares for us is the Tree House
in Kauai, Hawaii in Hanalei.
Your imagination, Sharon, is and must be as a
romantic par excellence. Your thoughtfulness and hospitality
is wonderful. Thank you for a night that will always be
our magic. Shelly was great.
Lex & Carole, Tucson,
where to begin
you are a very kind and thoughtful person.
These past four days have truly been a dream come true for Freddie
and me. In our thirteen years together and doing everything
with or for our three children it has meant the most to us being
here and so spoiled by all your treats and this magical place.
We are now refreshed, rejuvenated and centered again.
We couldnt stop smiling from the time we got here.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
All of our thanks and love,
Traci & Freddie, Duncan,
Sharon, Bob & Shelly: You have an amazing place here.
The sights, sounds & smells are wonderful. Sharon, you
have thought of everything. Every detail is perfect.
We really enjoyed Shelly. She is a great dog. Thank
you for making our 50 birthday celebration so special.
Sharon & Bob the painter: Thank you for an
absolutely wonderful Salt Spring experience! Sharon, youve
left no shell unturned in making Clam Beach Cottage luxuriously
perfect. Your good taste & thoughtfulness is evident
everywhere the welcoming treats, the beautiful linens, the
array of music, movies (tho we couldnt pull ourselves away
from the beauty of the cottage to watch any!) and books,
especially Girlfriends front & center on the
coffee table. I feel like Ive made another girlfriend.
Hope to see you next year if you can squeeze
me in Ill be in touch. P.S. you were wonderful
too Shelly. Best wishes & warmest regards,
Patty, Port Moody, B.C.
& Bob: Before we even got here I felt as though we were
already friends phone calls, email. Thanks for all
your help with ferries greatly appreciated made the
trip here much easier! The cottage is wonderful we
feel so lucky to have found you and your little bit of heaven on
earth/water. We wish we could find this every night for the
rest of our vacation (know that wont happen nothing
can compare). Youve done so much here how proud
you must be!! Thank you for sharing your home and giving so
much hospitality. Youre a perfect host! Thank
you, thank you!
Sheryl & Jerry, Logansport,
I told you via email that you made me feel at home and I hadnt
even yet arrived! Perfect, as you have continued to amaze me
with your out of this world hospitality and warmth. Truly, Ive
stayed at many, many B & Bs and no place and no one
compares to this bliss! We are in the process of booking our
return to take the sting out of leaving. View, cottage,
food, music, kayaks, Shelly and all the wonderful extra touches
As Boz Scaggs says Oh Beautiful!
Thank you, thank you for giving us such a beautiful memory of our
first wedding anniversary. Peace.
Susan & Dennis, Seattle,
& Bob: The past six days have been absolutely amazing.
We havent felt this relaxed in a very long time. This
cottage and the surroundings are so beautiful. We have
really felt at home here. Sharon, you have been a wonderful
hostess. You have made us feel so welcome. Thank you
so much for all the homemade goodies youve brought us (and
the recipes!). We sure appreciated all the little extras youve
provided. We are really going to miss this place.
Thank you both for everything. Love,
Rob & Debbie, Calgary,
Sharon, Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality to us
while sharing your beautiful exquisite Clam Beach Cottage. I
would say the best I have experienced anywhere in the world.
You are a flawless host and we enjoyed it more because of this.
The very best of luck with your continuing success. I hope
you have many more wonderful years ahead meeting interesting
people along the way. Thank you Sharon. Monica,
Thank you Sharon for your thoughtfulness and
interesting conversation. Hope to see you again.
David, Burnaby, B.C.
Sharon, Thank you for opening your cottage a summer early so we
could celebrate our anniversary and Dads birthday here.
We enjoyed every aspect of our stay. Comfortable, cozy
cottage, gorgeous scenery, activites like kayaking, hot tubbing,
etc. We appreciate all the care you took in providing the
treats with which you stocked the fridge. It was a pleasure
meeting Dan what a wonderful young man. Best wishes
to Kristen for her education. Weve had a memorable
stay and hope to make it back soon. In the meantime, well
certainly be telling our friends about you and Clam Beach Cottage.
Gerald, Marilyn, Oscar & Hilda, Dallas,
Sharon & Bob: An absolutely fabulous hideaway!
Thank you for inviting us for the weekend. The cottage is
gorgeous. Youve done a wonderful job and everything is
perfect!! Sharon, you are an amazing hostess and truly a
great friend. Love you to bits. Marian &Wayne,
West Vancouver, B.C.
enticing, exquisite! What a phenomenal get away! It was a
perfect honeymoon! We felt as though we were miles away from
reality!!! There are breathtaking blissful views and a
flawless & fabulous host! We cant thank you enough
for making everything so perfect. Best wishes, Lots of Love,
Rob & Lisa, White
lucky we feel to have been able to squeeze in a booking at your
lovely cottage. Thank you so much for sharing it! The
views are breathtaking and so relaxing
just what the doctor
ordered. A great birthday escape. We will
be keeping the cottage in mind for future escapes, mark my words!!
Thanks again. Every detail has not been missed.
Nicole & Tex, Bellevue,
Sharon & Bob (the gardener): You have turned our 10th
anniversary into another honeymoon. Our stay at your private
paradise was amazing. The setting is a dream and Sharon your
generous spirit has touched us in so many ways. Sharon, you
have become a part of our collection of wonderful people.
Hey, what can I say, I now like dogs, especially Shelly, because
she is yours. You will be hearing from us again.
Sharon & Bob, you are an inspiration! Most sincerely,
Brenda & Bernie, Calgary,
thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality in sharing Clam
Beach Cottage with us. We were able to find peace and
relaxation even during this difficult time wait for news on the
wildfires at home. Your paradise is like no
other. Cant wait until next summer! Fondly,
Dwayne, Brenda, Madison & Nero, Heffley
last ten days on Salt Spring at Clam Beach Cottage have been very
special indeed. Enhanced by hot, sunny days, our time here
couldnt be any better. The cottage is truly perfect;
it is comfortable, cozy, affords gorgeous views and is tastefully
furnished. Thank you for all the baked goodies which
appeared on a window sill or kitchen counter with attached note.
Youve spoiled us and we even enjoyed it! Many thanks
for a memorable stay in this beautiful place. Amities,
Judy and John, West Vancouver,
I had a fab time. Thanks for all
of your hospitality and the loan of Shelly shes
a great dog. Thanks again for having me. Cheers
Christa, Vancouver, B.C.
lucky, lucky us!!! The last three days have been the best of
our honeymoon. The cottage, the views, the food, the hot tub
late at night, looking up at the stars, first time in a kayak (!),
the bottles of wine everything one would normally only
dream about and it happened to us!! We really do feel
incredibly lucky to have come here. Thank you so very much
for giving us an experience we will talk about and share for a
long time. I am only afraid that we will have to be pried
out of here.
Ditto to the above! Thank you for all
the helpful suggestions on what to see, do and eat in Vancouver!
There is so much to thank you for Im sure we have missed
something. If we keep going we will use up the rest of your
guest book! We dont want to leave! Any chance we
could sleep in the car in your drive
Brian & Sian, Crunlin, Dublin,
Sharon & Bob: Thank you so much! We had a fantastic
holiday. It is so beautiful and we have loved every moment.
Sharon, you are a wonderful hostess! See you very soon.
Alan & Cheryl,
a jewel how lucky we are to have found our way here
you have not missed one single detail! The canoe, the kayak,
Shelly and her sticks, the Pierce Arrow, your generosity and great
input (and time) into our house search the art auction, the
trampoline and best of all meeting the two of you at
this glorious place. Well be back!
Jan & Mark, Los Angeles,
do you know when youve found that one of a kind place?
Youre not ready to leave and you know youll return.
Many thanks Sharon & Bob. Shelly, see you soon for
coffee and sticks on the beach. Marilyn,
We will be back!! Love it.
Brenda, Port Moody, B.C.
could not find a more idyllic spot or a more hospitable hostess!
We have enjoyed being here so much. Weve traveled
throughout B.C. these last few weeks on our honeymoon and I cannot
imagine a better place to wrap up our vacation. As I sit on
the deck or in the living room and look out on the water, I feel
as if I am floating. The cottage is so cozy and the people
are so friendly
its perfect. Thanks so much.
Tiffany & Kieran, Oakland,
could never imagine such a perfectly wonderful little cottage
have so enjoyed our stay. The quietness and beauty that
surrounded us will always be a fantastic memory. Words
cannot express how thankful we are or how incredibly blessed we
were to stay here. We hope to make it back each year for our
anniversary. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Laura & Steve, Victoria,