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Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages

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6460 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed on the bay side in #21. What's so unique about 21 is that it's almost the exact same number of steps to the bay as it is to the Gulf!! So beautiful and amazing! We already have a 2nd trip scheduled for July!

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got back from Castaways, stayed in 23 great one bedroom, with full kitchen. The air conditioner worked great, very clean and close to good food. Very quiet and comfortable. We walked to Island Grill, Lazy Flamingo and a great general store with Edys Ice Cream. Will go back again. Great pool I was the only one in it.... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is this first time we have stayed at Castaways, this time the main reason being they are dog friendly. What a hidden gem! The cottages are quaint and all have great views! I would highly suggest!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Place, Great Staff!! Completely Pet Friendly and Accommodating. If I ever make my way back to Sanibel, FL I will definitely stay at Castaway's. Cottage 33 was great. Just a short walk to the beach. Great for the entire family. You can rent bikes there as well.

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Palm Beach County, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often stay at the Castaways. Cottages are clean and roomy. We stayed on the bay this time and view was beautiful and only a couple of minute walk to the beach. Very secluded beach. Staff always hospitable. Very easy drive to Sanibel and downtown Captiva and some good restaurants within walking distance. Also pet friendly although we left our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location! Walk to beach, fishing and restaurants. Friendly staff. We stayed there to fish and caught plenty of snook, snapper and other fish. No frills in the efficiency, but we liked it just as it was with small fridge, microwave and toaster. Will be back!

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a wonderful weekend at Castaways with beautiful views of the ocean and the sunsets. It was so peaceful. This is our fourth time as a fsmily at Castaways, we'll be back for a fifth time soon!

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The key for us when we travel is to be able to bring our four legged kids with us. It is difficult to find places. The Castaways was just what we needed. Pet friendly and on the beach, the beach was pet friendly too! The staff was helpful from booking (held the last pet room for 24 hrs. while we... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights in a beach cottage. First, must say that you are right on one of the best shelling beaches on Sanibel Island with all that entails - early morning beach walks right outside your door, great vistas, beautiful sunsets, romantic evenings, not to mention the fun of hunting for the "best" shells. The beach is public, so... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very old unkept cottages also very Tiny! Bathroom was gross, left an old nasty sponge and very little soap to do dishes with. No water pressure at all. Could be am absolute gem in such a great location with a stunning beach but needs major overhaul! Grounds are also UNKEPT with junk all over the place and old lounge chairs... More 

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