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Troy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made our second visit this year. Castaways' location, ambience and staff friendliness was most important to us. We enjoy all the wildlife that populates their own private waterfront. Our cabin was upgraded and the look, space and amenities far exceeded our expectations.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister invited my husband and I over to the west coast so we so her and her husband and my husband and I can celebrate our 30 year wedding anniversaries together we all had a great time. The bungalow my husband and I stayed was very nice loved being by the ocean and the sunsets r amazing. We r...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot express how In love I am with this spot! First place I stayed out of 4 during my trip. Only challenge was worrying about breaking coffee pot in very small bathroom sink. Lol. As a coffee junkie it was big deal to me, but to walk a few feet and be on that beach! No more worries! Heaven....

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Much more rustic than we expected. Sand fleas were so bad you couldn't sit on the beach. Office staff was not very friendly. If we visit Sanibel in the future I will explore other accommodations. I was there to enjoy shelling. I did meet many friendly Shellers.

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Fort Myers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the beach, fantastic sunsets, great service, very clean and away from it all. We had a full kitchen with a pull out sofa as a 2nd bed that was very comfortable. The staff from the lady cleaning to reception were all so pleasant and went above and beyond to make our stay special.

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New York Metro Area
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a very expensive island, Castaway Cottages is a viable alternative. We stayed in Cottage 25, which was a bit tired: it needed newer furniture and a general freshening. My wife noted threadbare and stained towels. But, the location is wonderful, just across the street from one of those beautiful gulf shore beaches (there was a dredging operation going on,...

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

Thank you reviewing the Castaways. I am pleased to hear that you found the staff friendly and helpful, and the location wonderful. I do apologize that you were given threadbare stained towels. I have spoken to housekeeping and our laundry company about inspecting towels before they are given out. I am also pleased that you appreciated our guest reception party....

Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very positive surprised at the experience of staying in this hotel. I would definitivelly recommend it to my friends. Ricardo in special was very friendly and suggested many interesting options to better know Captiva.

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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 the Castaways. I am very pleased that you will definitely be recommending us to your friends. I showed Ricardo your review and he was very happy. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind regards, Rick Boyd

Central Islip, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we were a big group...we gathered at the house on the beach..we were in a small cottage across the street and didn't spend much time there. I would say bathroom could have been a little cleaner..needs an update. Was happy with the rest..location, staff, fully stocked kitchen..altho you need to bring your own coffee.

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

Thank you for your 4 star review of the Castaways. I am pleased to hear that you were happy with the location, staff and fully stocked kitchen. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, Kind regards, Rick Boyd

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Ended up going to Sanibel just for the evening, on a whim, and was so please to find that Castaways had availability. They were recommended by the friendly staff at the Chamber of Commerce office. We only stayed one night but would have loved to stay many more. The cottages were well equipped, clean and comfortable. The location and views...

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

Thank you for your kind review of the Castaways. I am happy to hear that you found the cottages well equipped, clean and comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Rick Boyd

Clermont, Florida
Reviewed 4 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

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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: €152 - €194 (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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