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Manchester
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Castaways cottages is a lovely place to stay by the beach. The cottages by the water ( number 40) not oceanfront, is a short walk to the beach and sits on a waterway. Lots of birds to be seen from the porch. Lovely shaded cottage. Nothing fancy but everything you need for a great trip. Every employee we dealt with...

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Palo
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The location was great if you are looking to have a low key vacation but still close enough to the restaurants and shopping ( there were 3 restaurants within walking distance and a small store). Quick walk to the beach. Has the Bayside cottage 37 which just steps outside door we had a dock in which the pelicans relaxed. I...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Nice little beach front cottage, clean and comfortable but really the best part is certainly the view and the ability to sit out front and watch the beautiful sunsets with a cocktail in hand. We stayed on the beach side, but there is a bayside too with a small market and a couple of very good restaurants that are easy...

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

Thank you for your 4 star review of the Castaways, I am glad that you found your cottage clean and comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards. Rick Boyd

Royal Oak, Michigan
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This was my third trip to Sanibel and I decided to splurge and stay on the ocean. Great decision on my part! I traveled with my two minor children and we had a blast. Stayed in Cabin #2 which has a great view (several other cabins blocked by foliage). We loved having access to the sister hotel on Captiva.

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Omaha
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Near the beach and just a short drive to Captiva Island restarants. Sister hotel offered larger pool and restaraunt. Nice marina offering boat and bike rentals. Window air units were distracting constantly powering on and off.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our cottages. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location. We are currently updating all of the air conditioning units to quiet, energy efficient split units. Kind regards Rick Boyd

Pembroke Pines, Florida
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We found this place about 3 years ago and now we come here every chance we get. It gets a little crowded during the winter season so we usually try to skip it during that time. If you are looking for a place to just chill and relax this is the perfect location.

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

Thank you for your great review of our property. I am so pleased that you come back and visit us here every chance that you get, and that we are the perfect location for you to chill and relax. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Kind regards, Rick B.

Apopka
Reviewed 24 February 2016

I loved the fact that the room was almost on the beach. I had just enough space to keep my 19 month away from the water but was able to enjoy the outside. I think the closet smelled a little musty though.

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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 happy to hear how you loved how close the cottage was to the beach, and that you enjoyed being outside with your 19 month old. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards, Rick B.

Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The sunset is dazzling on the very end of Sanibel where Castaways Cottages will tuck there guest in with dreamy thoughts of the wonderful day they had counting dolphins as they fall into a peaceful sleep. A must to visit and enjoy.

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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 happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and that you described us as a must to visit and enjoy. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind regards, Rick B

Duluth, United States
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We stayed in number 40, I liked this one as it was somewhat remote on the marina side of the resort. Rates are somewhat high for what you get. It is like a little 2 bedroom house with full kitchen. Shower ran slow with alot of sand clogging it up, cleaning is do it yourself. Every day I would use...

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

Thank you for your 4 star review of the Castaways. I am glad to hear that cottage 40 worked out well for you, and that the kids loved it. We have recently remodeled this cottage and I am sure you will enjoy it even more on a future stay. Kind regards Rick B

New Jersey
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We stayed in one of the cabins on the canal which is surrounded by bushes so we have no direct view. Just walking out the door and onto the dock did give us a view however, except at high tide when the water floods over the dock closest to land so I got a wet foot surprise in the dark....

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

Thank you for your 3 star review of the Castaways. I am very pleased to hear how much you loved our location and that you found it a very relaxing spot. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Rick B.

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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
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: $219 - $279 (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
Castaways Cottages Of Sanibel Sanibel Island, Florida
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#2 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“bay side more birds and wild life, cottages gulf side very nice”
 of 5 bubbles 372nancyf, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No. 28 directly on the Bay has the best view!”
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 of 5 bubbles BradW72, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pool side is very convenient....never stayed in other locations.”
 of 5 bubbles anneclearspring, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book room on the marina”
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“Bayside Units have lots of wildlife and no road traffic. Some units newly remodeled, ask whey you call.”
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