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Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages

6460 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Ranked #14 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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our condo looked great on the web. The pictures were very misleading. The condo had very few nice things about it. There is no way 4 people could have stayed in our condo for 4. The couch bed was so worn out springs were coming out through the sheets. The mattress was old and hard and the linens were out... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a last minute staycation (we live 20 minutes away) for a couple of days the week of July 4th. We have a dog, so there are some units that are pet friendly. We LOVED cottage #1. Directly on the beach (you literally walk right onto the sand). Super clean and staff was awesome (thank you Jean!)... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just got back from our 5th stay at Castaways. We loved it but will probably never stay in the poolside units again. It didn't seem to be as well equipped as other units we have stayed in. We love being so close to the beach though. The staff was friendly, as always. If I could make a suggestion though,... More

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hopefully that caught your attention! Why I say that is because this no where close to being like Vegas! There is ZERO night life and you get rest and you can relax the whole time there. The beaches are fantastic! There are tons of sea shells and wildlife all over. The fishing is fantastic all over this area. As for... More

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Toledo, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are seeking a relaxing, worry free vacation spot, then this is certainly the right place. My wife and our 3 children stayed in one of the 2 bedroom cottages on the water, and this place had it all. Kitchen, 2 full bedrooms, dining room, hide a bed couch. Very clean and well kept. The staff is very knowledgeable... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved cottage # 8 direct views of the Gulf from inside the cottage and from the screened in porch. When you step off of the screened in porch yOU are in the sand and only steps away from the water! It doesn't get any better than this! Also a very short walk to cross over Blind Pass bridge and you... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our annual trip to Sanibel Island and to the Castaways. We love the proximity to the beach and that they are dog friendly. Our dog loves Sanibel and digging in the sand. We loved our walks on the beach in the morning to pick up shells. We were able to see turtle tracks where the turtles had nested... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castaways is the perfect place for a family vacation. The location of the gulf side cottages is wonderful. There were three generations of us and everyone had a great time. We have been to the castaways before and I know we will return again.

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Miami, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steps from the beach, the cottages are very clean, spacious and comfortable. Very convenient to stores, restaurants and sites. Nice pool area and great for afternoon swim. Beautiful sunsets steps away. We will definitely be back!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cottages on the beach side are cute and do- able. For a night or two it works for us. Great that it is Pet Friendly with 2 Labs that is a plus. Those of you who must travel with their furry friends due to health issues/any issues understand how super it is to have a place that accepts pets.... 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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Castaways Beach And Bay Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Castaways Beach And Bay Hotel
Castaways Beach And Bay Resort

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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
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Sanibel Island #2 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island #10 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island #10 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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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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