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Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages

6460 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages
Ranked #18 of 28 hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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McHenry, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was truly an unexpected treasure for Patti and me. We just packed up the car from cold Wisconsin and drove to Sanibel. We walked into Castaways with no reservation and got a room for one night and loved it so much we stayed six more. The management was honest, friendly, understanding, and efficient. Our cottage was clean and well... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was wonderful, room was exactly as pictured. The grounds are beautiful. The beach is right across the street, barely a two minute walk. Downtown Captiva was only a ten minute drive. For dinner The Pink Flamigo was a great place for drinks and fresh fish. Will be back next month!

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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for describing our property as 'The best weekend getaway" and I am pleased to hear how you appreciated how our grounds are maintained. I passed your comments on to our landscaper "Clive" and it made his day! We look forward to you staying with us again next month. More

Spring, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat it was to stay at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages. We stayed in 38, which was an efficiency in a 4-plex. It was located on the bay side-it was so quiet and peaceful and the accommodations were just enough for two of us. We were so happy to find that there were two very good restaurants, as... More

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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am glad you appreciated the tranquil peace the bay side has to offer. It is a fantastic location. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More

Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing, stay with plenty outdoor activities right at your fingertips, the Castaways are perfect for you. I stayed in Cottage 36, a 4-plex efficiency suite from March 18-22, and it was the perfect little home away from home. The room is clean, bright, and welcoming with all the small necessities you may need for... More

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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, I am happy to hear you describe us as perfect little home away from home. I think your description of the property will be very helpful to other Trip Advisor members looking for a relaxing place to stay. I look forward to you staying with us again in the future. More

Newport, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Having stayed on Sanibel 8 times- decided this time to try Castaways in February- I was traveling with my 16 yr old and found the combo of cottage with kitchen,pool (for her) beach (for me), awesome shelling, access to the bay with Kayaks at the Marina, bikes, internet cafe, walkable convenience/food store and restaurants irresistible. To be honest I had... More

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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our property, we are glad you enjoyed our cocktail party, its a great way for us to get to know our guests, and for guests to get to know each other. During season next year we will be hosting a weekly get together. I look forward to you visiting us again in the... More

Boston, MA
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Depending on what you're looking for, this may or may not be the place for you. On the positive side, they only required a 4-day stay, where most similar facilities require a 7-day minimum at this time of year. It's very quiet, not near the center of commercial activity, has an on-site bike/kayak rental place, and a small but more... More

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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am glad to hear you loved the wonderful peace and quiet our resort offers, we are a nature lovers paradise. I do appreciate your comments about number 19 being a tight fit for 3 people. The king bedrooms sleeps 2 people comfortably, the twin sleeper sofa is fine for... More

Bourbon, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I had not been to Sanibel for 40 years. We wanted a place that allowed pets, would be quiet, and be near the beach and fishing. Castaways Beach & Bay Cottages has it all. The cottages vary; those on the beach or directly on the bay have lovely views. Although our cottage was not on the water & next to... More

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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, We are glad that you found our resort had everything that you needed, and that our staff were helpful and responsive. We are pleased to hear that you have a desire to stay at our resort again, and we look forward to your return visit. More

Tregony, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My wife and I have stayed here nearly every year since 1993. Before retiring we owned a similar resort in Cornwall England so we have definite ideas on what is well done. Each visit has been between two and four weeks which itself says we are happy customers escaping from English grey winters. This is a laid back place for... More

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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It was nice to hear how you liked the "Old Florida" ambiance , and described how our location could not be better. It is really appreciated knowing that you and your wife owned a resort similar to ours in England. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Rick Boyd More

New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Our room, no. 30, looked out towards Sunset Bay, on the quieter, less crowded, very west end of Sanibel Island, near Captiva. One of Sanibel's best shelling beaches is almost at your doorstep. Great birding at Sunset Bay and on the premises. Room was very clean and attractive. They have a more liberal cancellation policy than most places in Sanibel.... More

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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our property, We are glad you enjoyed shelling on our beach. We have many visitors from all over the world come here just to shell. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future Rick Boyd More

Mashpee, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

It has been a while and I need to go back soon. Quaint swinging door type cottage like community ...some units on the beach but others just across from the beach. Convenient location before Captiva. Love it... reasonable... nice people

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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property, its great to hear that you love staying at the Castaways. we look forward to seeing you in the near future. Rick Boyd More

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Additional Information about Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages

Also Known As:
Castaways Beach And Bay Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Castaways Beach And Bay Cottages Hotel
Castaways Beach And Bay Hotel
Castaways Beach And Bay Resort
Address: 6460 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 

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