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Waterloo
Reviewed 3 February 2016

I have never been to Sanibel and had heard it has lots of shells on the beach. Our cabin was just a short walk to the beach and the beach was loaded with shells. We enjoyed our stay at the small one room efficiency. It was clean and the bed and pillows were great. I had room to spread out...

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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review of the Castaways. I am pleased you found the bed and pillows great. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. kind regards Rick B

Davenport
Reviewed 2 February 2016

If you want fun in the sun, a beautiful fully furnished updated beach cottage that is steps from the ocean , then this is your little place in paradise!! The furnishings are very nice, and the screened in porches make it cozy in the summer to sit and listen to the ocean, and feel that ocean breeze. You sit at...

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Thank you for your 5 star review of the Castaways, I am pleased to hear that you had fun in the sun, and that you enjoyed the screened in porch. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards. Rick B

Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 2 February 2016

It's difficult to find a short stay place in Sanibel and we were able to rent for one night at Castaways. The cottages are attractive and not on top of one another. The description, "Old Florida" suits in a pleasant way. Our cottage was near the water with a wood dock beyond a mangrove hedge. Decorating was appealing, bed was...

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Thank you for taking the time to review our property, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our relaxing setting. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Rick B

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

We chose the cottages due to the location of the beach on one side of the road and the bay the other. We travelled with our four teens so it was important to be able to enjoy the beach and the fishing and kayaking whenever. We had two cottages. In our king size bedroom cottage the tub and the kitchen...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We are currently experiencing the -18 degree temps of Minnesota and dreaming of the warm sandy beaches of Sanibel Island, Fl. I then realized I never wrote the review of our May 2015 stay at the Castaways Beach Cottages. We rented the red beach cottage #4 and it was absolutely perfect for the three of us (2 parents and 1...

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Thank you for the 5 star review of the Castaways, I am glad you found cottage #4 absolutely perfect. We look forward to seeing you again on your next stay at the Castaways. Kind regards Rick Boyd

Wakefield
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This was our second trip to Castaways - what a wonderful, relaxing experience! The staff is great, and our cottage was just what we needed. Staying on the bay is an amazing experience for birders, and was a few minutes walk to the beach. Castaways is at the less-traveled end of Sanibel Island which really helps to complete a relaxing...

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Thank you for your excellent review of the Castaways. I am so pleased that you had a wonderful Christmas with us and that you enjoyed a relaxing experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards. Rick Boyd

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

I have given this place a 5 because of how much it meant to me personally while staying here. I can see how some people would argue that it is a little tired maybe and I accept that. However for me it's just what we were looking for. It's rustic but clean and it's position right by the water was...

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Thank you for your 5 star review of the Castaways. It was nice to hear how much it personally meant to you staying with us. I am very happy that the Castaways was just what you were looking for. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards Rick Boyd

Wilmington
Reviewed 5 January 2016

While I have been to Sanibel many times, I had never stayed at the Castways before my trip in December but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I stayed in #18 across the road from the beach... The atmosphere of the cottage was very homely and quaint, and the themed bedding was a nice touch. The location of cottage to the beach...

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Thank you for taking the time to review our cottages. I am pleased to hear the you found the atmosphere of the poolside cottage very homely and quaint. I am also very happy to hear that you found the location of cottage to the beach and pool was PERFECT. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind...

Boston
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Unfortunately we had little to choose when selecting this place for our stay. There are cottages on the bay side and more substantial rooms on the beach side. We stayed on the former. That they would even rent this room as anything other than a one bedroom is a joke. The pull out sofa takes up the entire kitchen (which...

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Thank you for taking the time to review our cottages. I am sorry to hear that your stay was not what you expected. I believe that you stayed in a poolside room as we did have a WiFi outage on the weekend of your stay, our WiFi here is usually excellent. I know it is very frustrating not being able...

Rocky Mountain Rambler
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Traveling around Florida exploring places to kayak, arrived on Sanibel Island without reservations during the quiet season before the Christmas holidays in early December 2015. Enquiring at the Chamber of Commerce office about good affordable accommodations for one person for two nights, Castaways was an intriguing option. Calling the office and explaining my situation, they offered a terrific rate for...

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Thank you for your 5 star review of the Castaways. We are very privileged to have bay-side cottages as well as beach-side, I am pleased to hear that you found the Castaways the perfect location for paddlers. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, Kind regards. Rick Boyd

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waterview cottages, efficiencies, or motel units are surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful Sunset Bay. Discover miles of sandy beaches, shelling, fishing, swimming, or just relaxing Island style. The Castaways is a touch of paradise you're sure to remember. World-class shelling and bird-watching. Great fishing from our private docks or in the Gulf of Mexico.Marina with canoe,kayak and bicycle rentals, charter captains, bait and other sundry items.Three restaurants and general store within walking distance. Heated swimming pool. Pet-friendly units available for guests who want their 4-footed friends to enjoy a true family vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Castaways Cottages of Sanibel

Address: 6460 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $230 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Castaways Cottages of Sanibel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Castaways Beach And Bay Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Castaways Beach And Bay Hotel
Castaways Beach And Bay Resort
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“No. 28 directly on the Bay has the best view!”
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