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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Originally rented one bedroom cottage 24. Received a phone call that a mistake was made and was offered a free upgrade to a two bedroom cottage 32. I said ok and our son and girlfriend decided to join us. The cottage had a musty smell and most of the windows would not open. When I complained at the front desk... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in cottage #27 on the bay side and were pleasantly surprised with the serenity and laid back vibe of the location. If you enjoy wildlife, there are a lot of seabirds on the docks and on the bay, almost more than we saw in the Ding Darling sanctuary. The room was clean and well maintained, and we made... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to the Castaways. Six girls spent a night at the property in #32, a two bedroom cottage. We were so happy with the cottage. It is very cozy. Definately not a 4* resort but for all of us it was perfect. Our cottage was across the road from the beach. It had a nice outdoor... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second year staying in cottage #1 for spring break with our high school aged kids. We love it so much that we also booked cottage #2 for another family who joined us. The beach is perfect and the sunsets from the cottages is spectacular. We rode bikes several times to Captiva and to Ding Darling. The staff... More 

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Jefferson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here in January of 2014. This year, we were too late to make reservations, so, we just drove on down to Florida (from Ohio!) and hoped we'd find something...I called just for the heck of it and we got a cottage for a week! I was so thrilled! Last year we stayed in one of the beach cottages... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took me to Castaways as a surprise for my 50th birthday. I was in heaven. A few friends flew down and stayed with us and they fell in love as well. A little cottage on the beach is all I will ever need.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiancée and I have been coming here for the past 6 years at the same time in February. This time we had the newly renovated # 4 it is beautiful. I love being able to see the water from my bed. I am also glad there was a pull out in the cottage as someone got blamed for snoring.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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