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Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages

2.5 of 5 6460 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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    4 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars NEW

We hav stayed here several times over the last 12 years and the location is the best on the island! THE most beautiful beach just steps away. Very family friendly and clean. Pool area is nice, staff is very friendly. I would recommend this to everyone! The cottages are not really fancy, but clean and basic. Location is what you... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the best shelling beach on the island. It's also the best location for boaters, dining out in Captiva, and just watching the sunset. The cabins are clean and have everything needed for an extended stay. Bring your bicycles and floaties!

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Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband, myself and our Boston Terrier, Sophie, stayed in Cottage 28 for a week and had a very restful and wonderful stay. Our cottage was right in front of the Marina and was the perfect location! We enjoyed seeing the fishing boats come in with their catch as the local wildlife did as well. Charlie, the egret came every... More 

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

Thank you for you wonderful 5 star review of The Castaways. I am very happy to hear how much you and your husband and Boston Terrier, Sophie enjoyed your stay with us. I am also very pleased to hear that you found the staff super friendly and helpful. We look forward to seeing you again in the future Rick Boyd More 

Salt Springs, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Castaways is a unique experience of being directly on the Gulf of Mexico in your own beach house. You can walk out your door a hundred feet right into the sandy bottomed water (there is usually a band of shells you have to cross). In late february, the water was around 72 deg, and we were able to wade out... More 

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

Thank you for your 5 star review of The castaways. I like how you describe our location as a nature lovers dream, and I am very pleased to hear that you have a desire to return and visit us again. Thank you Rick boyd More 

Maine
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of five rented Cottage #35 for the week last week. It has been recently renovated and was perfect. The kitchen allowed us to cook our own meals. The screened in porch had a lovely view of the bay and we spent lots of time on the docks watching the pelicans and the boats. We chartered an afternoon trip... More 

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

Thank you for your great review of the Castaways, I am glad you found cottage number 35 perfect and charming. Like you, many of our guests favor the Back Bay to the beach cottages, as it is very peaceful and tranquil. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

Salem NJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights. Location could not have been better. Walked across the road to beautiful beaches. Also located within walking distance to 3 restaurants. Ate twice at the Lazy Flamingo and loved it. The cottage had a water view with a screened porch with an ol Florida feel. The bathroom needed updating with no working plug for the... More 

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

Thank you for your 3 star review titled "Beautiful Location" It is a beautiful location and we are privileged to be located within walking distance to 3 restaurants. I am very pleased you appreciated the ambiance of Sanibel's old Florida feel. Kind Regards Rick Boyd More 

Monticello Illinois USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in cottage #11, great view of the Gulf. The cottage has everything you need. Cottages are a little older but well maintained. The staff are friendly and make you feel welcome. If you bring a dog, you may want to bring a blanket for it to lay on as the floors are ceramic tile and a little cool,... More 

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Ontario, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, our dog and myself were in Unit# 33 for two weeks, and it was amazing! The 2nd floor cottage above the marina was very spacious, very comfortable and the best of both worlds (marina/gulf). 200 steps had us in the gulf shelling, and the Blind Pass end of Sanibel was much quieter than "in town". We still went... More 

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Becker, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Castaways in Sanibel Island. They are a group of older cottages, very quaint right on the sand. The pictures do them justice and they are nothing to write home about. The best part is we stayed on the beach where are biggest issue was to keep sand outside! I call that a good problem to have. We... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were very disappointed in cleanliness,dilapidated dirty furniture, smell from bathroom, kitchen ceiling light not working and no internet not to mention holes in walls/door and flies We tried to work with office staff to resolve some issues, but ended up sending email to manager. We gave this trip to our adult children and a fiance as their Christmas gift... More 

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Address: 6460 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages 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
#3 Spa Hotel in Sanibel Island
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island

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