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Castaways Cottages of Sanibel

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Reviewed 22 December 2015

Our experience at the Castaways was wonderful. We stepped into our pet - friendly cabin, Sat down at the table in the seemed porch and decided to extend our stay. All that was within 10 minutes. It is truly a gold mine! We also made plans to return next month!

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

Thank you for your great review titled "We Struck Gold" I am very pleased to hear that you booked a future stay with us when you departed. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Thank you Rick Boyd

Anderson, South Carolina
Reviewed 22 December 2015

This was the way I remember hotels/cottages being in Florida years ago. Perfect way to enjoy Sanibel/Captiva without spending a fortune - easy access to the water, beautiful beaches, and kitchens and grills for preparing your own food (no stove top but they do have microwaves, refrigerator, outdoor grills. Our cottage had a screened in porch. Full stocked with plates,...

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

Thank you for your 5 star review of the Castaways. I am very pleased to hear that this is how you remember hotels/cottages being in Florida years ago. We aim to preserve our charm. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Rick Boyd

Bradenton
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Loved the relaxing atmosphere and the nostalgia. Everything was clean and tidy. The restaurants were excellent. We loved birding at Ding Darling, Baileys Tract and all around the cottages. Even got treated to an awesome early morning performance by a lot of playful Dolphins! Loved everything!

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

Thank you for your kind review of the Castaways. I am very happy to hear that you loved the relaxing atmosphere and the nostalgia. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. kind regards Rick Boyd

Memphis
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Ms. Joan, front-desk staff, was extremely helpful & knowledgeable & recommended room #37,as it is situated on the bayside so early-morning strolls to the pier to watch the great American pelicans & spoonbills was breathtakingly beautiful! The close proximity to the beach was unprecedented...bravo!

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Thank you for taking the time to review the Castaways. I am very pleased you found the Spoonbills and Pelicans breathtaking. I have let Joan and the office staff know that you found them extremely helpful & knowledgeable. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Rick Boyd

Rochester
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Amazing well cared for facility! The cottage with all the necessary items for a long or short stay. The staff were all helpful and parking at their sister resort Tween Waters an amazing perk! Swimming with the Pelicans,watching the Dolphin, Rays and beautiful birds. You won't find this beauty on Marcos Island! We will be back! Looking for that four...

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Thank you for your excellent review of the Castaways. I am pleased you appreciated the amazing wildlife that we have here. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Rick Boyd

Sebring
Reviewed 10 December 2015

We enjoyed our stay very much. We had a comfy bed, and the staff was extremely helpful. The location is great, and we had just a short walk to the beach. Our room definitely had an "old Florida" feel and was not fancy, but we were O.K. with that because the price was right!

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Thank you for your 5 star review of the Caraways, I am pleased to hear that the staff were helpful and that you appreciated the old Florida charm that the property has. Thank you. Rick Boyd

Reviewed 9 December 2015

Very nice accommodations and staff. Everyone was helpful and courteous. The cottages are quant and very clean and modern looking. I plan to return at the next opportunity. This is a fair and truthful report.

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Thank you for you kind review of the Castaways. I am pleased that you found the cottages quaint, clean and modern and that you have a desire to return and visit us at the next available opportunity you have. Kind regards Rick Boyd

Miami
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We had a group gathering here and occupied several of the cottages on both sides of the road. The rooms were great, proximity to beach, and peaceful. So peaceful that the neighbors called the cops on us for noise! Watch out for sand fleas on the beach, but cottages themselves were affordable, kitchen was well-stocked, and all was comfortable.

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Thank you for your excellent review titled "Great accommodations". We are very pleased that you chose the Castaways for you group gathering and that you found the rooms and location peaceful. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Rick Boyd

Palm Beach Gardens
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We had stayed once before and loved it!. This time was even better. We had cottage # 27 and it was closer to the beach. The kitchen was well appointed so I prepared all our meals. My granddaughteroves shelling and she was not disappointed with her load of "beach bling". We decided we are going to make an annual trip...

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Thank you for your 5 star review of the Castaways. I am so pleased to hear that your vacation was "A little piece of heaven" I am also delighted to hear that you are going to make the Castaways your annual trip. Thank you Rick Boyd

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 20 November 2015

We recently stayed in cottage #28 which sits next to the marina and overlooks the bay. The staff was very friendly and loved how close we were to stroll to the beach. The cottage was clean and in good shape, with AC that kept the place nice and cool. I love that they are dog friendly, and our spoil little...

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Thank you for your 4 star review of the Castaways, I am very pleased to hear that you found the staff friendly and that the cottage was clean and in good shape. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Thank you Rick Boyd

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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
Internet
  • 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: $229 - $291 (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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