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Castaways Cottages of Sanibel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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We had a fabulous time at Castaways. Our unit was re-modelled andspotless. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. The views over the bay were awesome. We saw osprey, herons, various wadin birds and spoonbills. We even saw a dolphin!

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Clermont, Florida
HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My first stay at Castaways was in 1960. I was 6 years old instantly fell in love with Sanibel. I have stayed here many times over the years. The complex has grown, but the cottages, beach, and friendly staff have never changed. If you are looking for a clean and comfortable place to stay, look no further. Some of the...

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

Thank you for your five star review of the Castaways. I am very pleased to hear that you have been coming here since 1960. I am also pleased that you have found that the cottages, beach, and friendly staff have never changed. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kids regards. Rick Boyd

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredible sunrises on the lagoon and sunsets on the beach. Where else can you enjoy both and not walk more than 100 yards. The Castaways provide a peaceful and relaxing vacation spot and that is why we come back every year.

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get the bug cream the minute you check into reception . Great location right on the beach lovely staff helped make this a great stay , once again don't underestimate the terrible bites you get from the no see ums you must slap the bug cream on the minute you arrive, we didn't and paid the price. You've been warned...

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Tice, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prenatal times? Parents LOVED Sanibel and Captiva islands...Even when Mom was pregnant with me they came down here. All throughout my childhood, we always stayed at their small individual cottages...Right on the beach! Friendly owners. Through the years I came down here in the wintertime doing lo antique shows, staying here when i could afford it, then make the drive...

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cottage number 7 needs major updates and cleaning. The screened-in porch horrific. The floors on the porch need to be redone and new screens. Also the table and chairs and picnic table should be thrown in the dumpster. They did come and take the picnic table away per my request and then returned with a white banquet table. They wanted...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am very sorry to hear that your experience left you with no desire to visit us again. We are renovating all of our cottages to a very high standard and the cottage that you stayed in is on our list for this summer. I was told by my assistant...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm giving this establishment a one star because the staff were friendly (the friendliness is earning the star!!). Everything else was way below my expectations. The cottage was just OK. It apparently was an updated one, but I'd call it more of a band aid. Trash from the previous guests was left behind in our bins (spilling out). In addition,...

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

Thank you for taking your time to review our property. I am sorry you to hear how disapointed you were by the dredging. We did receive lots of complaints about this; unfortunately this was out of our control. We were told that there would be minimal impact to our beach. I am pleased to announce that the pipes are now...

Danvers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered The Castaways in 2014 and have become repeat guests-7 times since! You can go online and should look at the different cabins in order to choose which is right for you. If you want to grill out or cook you have that option. The General Store right on the premises is super convenient! The friendly employees, as well...

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

Thank you for your 5 star review of our property. I am so pleased that you have chosen to stay with us 7 times since 2014. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Rick Boyd

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cottage needs a lot of work. There is no ambience or even a row of hooks in the bedrooms. The closet has no door There are only 2 chairs on the porch random old toys scattered around the yard and a disgusting rubber mat in the tub. The only thing this cottage has is the beach. We got info...

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Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am unable to locate which cottage you stayed in. Please call me so I can review your comments. 239-472-1252. Kind regards Rick Boyd

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Location, location, location, just south of Captiva on Sanibel Island, and very close to Bowman Beach; one of the best shelling beaches in the United States. Cute cottages that are very clean and look new inside with full kitchens. Staff is very knowledgeable about surrounding landmarks and thing to see and do. Staff is also very personable and friendly.

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Thank you for taking the time to review our property, I am pleased to hear that your cottage was very clean and looked like new inside. We are currently updating all of the cottages and I am happy that this is appreciated. I am also pleased that you found the staff very knowledgeable. 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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  • 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: $278 - $280 (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
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Located near north end of Sanibel Island @ Blind Pass a with Captiva on other side of bridge.”
FortMyersRecycler, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“The bay side is quieter and more private.”
RachelKJ1975, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“bay side more birds and wild life, cottages gulf side very nice”
372nancyf, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No. 28 directly on the Bay has the best view!”
  • This is a view from inside No.28 out across the Bay
  • View of the Bay even from the parkign spot of No.28
BradW72, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pool side is very convenient....never stayed in other locations.”
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