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Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages

6460 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #15 of 27 hotels in Sanibel Island
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Within 10 minutes of arriving at this hotel I was ready to give it a one star rating and recommend no one to ever visit. A short 10 minutes later and the hotel staff calmly and collectively handled the situation perfectly. So I booked two nights for July 4th weekend on the website for this hotel (which I know now... More

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Leesburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome location for both fishing & beach swimming/shelling. Great staff ! Very accommodating. We stayed in a cottage by the marina( very spacious) 2 bedroom. Next time we will stay in a bay cottage with a private dock and bring food for grilling ( area restaurants are pricey ). This area is definitely a nature lovers paradise ! We will... More

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

Thank you for your great review titled “Vintage Florida at it's Best” I am glad you found the staff great and very accommodating. I am also very pleased to hear you have a desire to stay with us again, in a bay cottage with a private dock. More

West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying at the Castaways for a long weekend. We had last been there 15 years ago. The beach was amazing and we fished all weekend. We stayed in a cottage over on the marina side. It was very clean and had a great screened porch. It is not a resort but a great family vacation... More

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

Thank you for your review of our property, and welcome back after your 15 year break! I am pleased to hear you found the beach amazing and you spent the weekend fishing and our staff were friendly and helpful. We look forward to having you visit us again in the near future. More

Winter Haven, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great location for fishing at Blinds Pass and shelling on either side of the pass. The prices are good for the Sanibel area. It is a quick, easy walk to either side of the pass, maybe 3-4 minutes. If you are looking for a resort, which we were not, don't stay here, it's not a resort and... 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 our property. I am pleased to hear that although we were full, you still felt it was quiet and private. You have described our property in great detail, and I feel this will help others decide if we are right for them or not. We look forward to your next visit. Rick... More

st louis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from a fabulous trip to Castaways. Stayed in cottage 4 which has been remodeled and loved it. Only a few steps to the beach and seashells. Staff was very friendly and helpful. This is not a fancy Florida resort but very relaxing on one of the best islands in the world. If your looking for luxury accommodations... 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 thatyou described Sanibel as one of the best islands in the world. It truly is a beautiful destination. We had cottage number 4 remodeled last year and the design and work that was done is amazing. We look forward to your return visit. More

Stuart, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Pros: nice fishing docks nearby, beach across the street- walking distance, grill and table outside the cottage, pet friendly, clean, comfortable beds Cons: smells very musty especially in the bedroom with the queen bed, dishwasher leaked when trying to use, bathroom needs updating- looks like it was thrown together and does not contain a vet fan or AC so it... 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 very pleased to hear you liked our great location and found your cottage clean with a comfortable bed. I understand your concerns about the Air conditioning, we are currently replacing these with ultra quiet split AC units. We look forward to you visiting us again in the near... More

Woodstown, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We rented cottages #5 & 6 with family and couldn't have asked for a better vacation! The cottages were clean and well kept, The service maids, grounds maintenance and office staff were very attentive. The location of our cottage was perfect: could see the water, had picnic tables, chairs, bbq and a tiki bar that was adorable with string lights... More

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

I am pleased to hear that your vacation with us was everything you had wished for, and you couldn't have asked for a better vacation. I am also very happy to hear you found all of the staff very attentive. We look forward to your future stay in a beachfront cottage More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We spent 2 great nights at Castaway and enjoyed every second. We definitely come back. It's great to relax, have a bbq at your cottage or tour the island by bike or canoe. If you want to enjoy beautiful Sanibel and Captiva a bit away from the other visitors, come here.

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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 very pleased to hear how you enjoyed every second of your stay on Beautiful Sanibel Island. We look forward to your return visit. More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Castaways has been our families favorite destination for years, and this vacation (which we just returned from) was yet again amazing. All the staff is super friendly and helpful, always greeted with a smile and quick to accommodate any need. The beach cottages are lovely and well equipped and you can't get any closer to the gulf. Just step... More

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

Thank you for your excellent review. I really appreciate all customer feedback, and to hear you can't say enough positive things about the Castaways is so encouraging. I am so pleased you are all ready planning your next trip. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Freehold, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

It is absolutely beautiful hear, this is our third time in the past two years and we love it here and are planning a quick return! The cottages are cozy and the workers are very kind and quick to help . The beaches are clean and not over crowded. This is a definite place to spend a relaxing vacation.

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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 and describing it as A must go too vacation destination! It is very encouraging for the staff to hear that you found them very kind and quick to help. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. 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): $$
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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 Best Value Hotel in Sanibel Island #10 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island #10 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
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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