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Cocos Castaway

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Self contained beach side accommodation, some with direct ocean views. Centrally located with easy access to all amenities.
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Free parking
Wifi
Beach
Bicycle rental
Free airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Paid wifi
Diving
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Airport transportation
Car hire
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
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Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
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iPod docking station
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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81 Sydney Highway, 6799
Cocos Castaway
234Reviews5Q+A76Room tips

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Dean P wrote a review Dec 2023
Melbourne, Australia116 contributions58 helpful votes
The unit we stayed in was really comfortable, and had everything we needed during the stay. Annelies and Graham were very friendly and helpful, and the location is close to places to eat and other amenities. We enjoyed our stay here very much, and look forward to returning with extended family before too long.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Cherie Y wrote a review Dec 2023
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We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were more spacious than expected and the two verandahs let us make the most of the breezes. It was handy to the airport, and bar. The owners were helpful. It was easy to sit and view the Indian Ocean. We would thoroughly recommend. The owner put us in touch with the local bird enthusiast, which was great.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Jill S wrote a review Nov 2023
Perth, Australia209 contributions71 helpful votes
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If you are seeking raw, natural beauty, this is your place. Diving, snorkelling, reading, cycling, relaxing and even taking part in a little citizen science is all on offer on Cocos Keeling Islands. Staying a Cocos Castaways is centrally located, well-equipped and comfortable accommodation.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Make sure you take a box of food for your stay
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Response from Annelies Flynn, Owner at Cocos Castaway
Responded 6 Nov 2023
Thank you for your kind review. Hopefully we can welcome you back on our little island paradise.
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the Griswalds wrote a review June 2023
Albury, Australia28 contributions35 helpful votes
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The location to the three cafes, supermarket, club, airport & info centre is the best. We booked superior unit 3. It’s exactly as described on their website. Clean, spacious, very well maintained. Beach one side, cafe and airport the other. Only 2 flights per week so no real disruption re air traffic. No hotplate in this unit. You have bbq access, microwave, kettle & toaster & electric frying pan. Queen bed (with low footer for those extremely tall people!). We travel with pillows but the 4 on the bed were good. We like very flat, low pillows. I’d say the ones provided were medium. (In case you are like us re pillows!) Bike & car hire available from the accommodation which is really handy. Washing machine in the kitchen also super convenient. No laundry mats should you not have one. You really need a bike or car to reach the swimming beaches. Chairs are beach side (above sandbagged retaining wall) where we enjoyed eating breakfast & spotting turtles.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: So much to share! No accommodation on West Island is located on a swimming beach. You will need...
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Heather C wrote a review May 2023
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Great location. Literally 1 min from airport, info centre, restaurant, bar, golf club. All modern room. Well equipped but there was only '2' of everything. I bit limiting when self catering or when friends came for a drink! Tea/coffee/ S&P supplied. Milk on arrival. Bed comfortable. Lots of hot water. Communial BBQ area needs attention but we didn't use it. Annaleise and Graham were available and helpful.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We took our own meat and dry food to Cocos Island. A very good choice!
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Response from Annelies Flynn, Owner at Cocos Castaway
Responded 2 June 2023
Thank you for your review. Cocos Castaway does also supply a picnic basket in every room with more of everything. Hopefully you will visit us again to make use of this.
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loretta g wrote a review May 2023
Greater Sydney, Australia448 contributions185 helpful votes
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We absolutely hit the jackpot picking this accommodation! Best position, beautiful and clean, stocked with every conceivable thing…went to Direction island for the day ..freezer blocks …esky..towels we were the only people on the ferry so well prepared for a full days picnic! Charming hosts filled with great stories and help. After seeing the other accommodation on the island this is by far the best!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t pack heaps of clothes it’s unnecessary…
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Response from Annelies Flynn, Owner at Cocos Castaway
Responded 21 May 2023
Thank you for your very kind review. Hopefully you will come and visit us again.
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Jackieiv wrote a review Jan 2023
Burns Beach, Australia13 contributions2 helpful votes
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We stayed in a 2-bedroom deluxe unit. It had everything we needed. Lots of thoughtful additions like 2 different size esky’s, picnic supplies, plastic containers for packing your picnic food. It was great having a washing machine which meant we could take a lot less clothes and more food. The unit was beachfront and sleeping to the sound of the sea was lovely. The aircon worked well. Annalies and Graham were great hosts always available to answer our questions. We had an 11 month baby with us and we were supplied with a baby bath, which doubled as a splash pool, a cot and high chair. Very central to everything including the airport which is just across the road. As there was no new visitors coming after us we were able to stay in our accommodation until we had to board the flight which was a huge bonus with a baby.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Hire a car for at least half of your trip. Bring meat,eggs, cheese and some veggies for at least...
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Response from Annelies Flynn, Owner at Cocos Castaway
Responded 2 Feb 2023
Thank you for your kind response, we enjoyed having you around and observing how much you enjoyed our little paradise. Hope to see you back here one day.
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Sydney wrote a review Jan 2023
Sydney, Australia9 contributions5 helpful votes
Accommodation is clean, walking distance to supermarket cafes and restaurant. Owners were very helpful and friendly. Room had a washing machine, air conditioning and tv for night time. I would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Annelies Flynn, Owner at Cocos Castaway
Responded 23 Jan 2023
Thank you for your kind review, and we look forward to seeing you here again one day
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Bryan M wrote a review Nov 2022
Palm Cove, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
We have had a great stay at castaways. Very clean and comfortable, great air conditioning and lovely entertainment areas with a deck looking out to the surf 50 yards away. Would definitely recommend if visiting Cocos Keeling
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Make sure you hire a car for the entirety of your visit.
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Response from Annelies Flynn, Owner at Cocos Castaway
Responded 23 Jan 2023
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Sue wrote a review Nov 2022
Willetton4 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our stay in cocos castaway . The owners were very friendly and helpful . The spacious apartment was clean comfortable and well equipped. There was a lovely large private veranda too . I would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Annelies Flynn, Owner at Cocos Castaway
Responded 12 Nov 2022
Thank you for your kind review. Hope we enticed you to come back to our island paradise,.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cocos Castaway
Which popular attractions are close to Cocos Castaway?
Nearby attractions include The Big Barge Art Centre (4.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cocos Castaway?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and paid wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Cocos Castaway?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cocos Castaway?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cocos Castaway?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cocos Castaway?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saltmakers By The Sea, Cocos Club Inc, and Tropika Restaurant.
Does Cocos Castaway have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cocos Castaway offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Cocos Castaway have airport transportation?
Yes, Cocos Castaway offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cocos Castaway?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Cocos Castaway?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Oceania House (10.3 km).
Does Cocos Castaway have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.