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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
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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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Casselberry, Florida
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128 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We reserved a one bedroom unit on the marina side, but were switched to a two bedroom unit because the one we reserved was being renovated. We understand that a lot of rooms are being renovated, which is long overdue. We've stayed in several rooms over the years, but are underwhelmed by the facilities. Our room this time was right... More 

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Warrenton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came back to Castaways for a week of relaxing. Couldn't have been better. Stayed in #9 and the description on there website doesn't even do this cottage justice. It's 2 beautiful bedrooms. The master bedroom has a sliding glass door onto the porch and you can see the ocean from your bed (picture below) also there are 2 bathrooms one... 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 "a week in paradise". We recently remodeled cottage #9 and we are glad that you appreciated how nice it turned out. I am also happy to hear that our maintenance man responded to your request quickly. We look forward to your next stay with us. Kind Regards, Rick Boyd More 

Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a short vacation with the 4 legged kids. Accommodations are older, rustic, reminded me of cottages on lakes in Michigan. Great location, bay and beach front. Clean, nice staff. Have also stayed at their sister property Tween Waters on Captiva. Would definitely go to both properties again when bringing the dogs.

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

Thank you for taking time to let us know about your stay with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at the Castaways and you were able to bring your 4 legged pets along. We look forward to your next visit with us. Kind regards, Rick Boyd More 

Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a sentimental stay in cottage #7. The Castaways are not luxurious -- and that's the way we like it. Beach-front cottages with simple amenities, excellent staff responses and functional accommodations ensured a great family vacation with plenty of happy memories. We will be back next year

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Thank you for your five star review of the Castaways, I am very happy to hear that you received excellent staff responses, and that you will be returning next year. Kind Regards Rick Boyd More 

Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in unit #1. We had 2 adults and 4 children. The unit was very clean and spacious. We had plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen was fully stocked (toaster, coffee maker, blender, etc.) There is a dining table that seats 8 in the kitchen. The living room has a couch, love seat, tv and dvd player.... More 

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

Thank you for your compliments about cottage #1. It is one of our most popular cottages since it sleeps 8 people and it is directly on the beach. We are happy to hear that the problem with the A/C was resolved within 10 minutes. We hope that you will come back and stay with us again. Kind regards, Rick Boyd More 

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 4th visit to Sanibel and to stay at the Castaways. We have always stayed in #5 on the beach, this time we tried the one bedroom, #4 on the beach. It has been renovated. The one thing that the Castaways still need to work on is preventative maintenance & upkeep. The grounds and the cottages are clean,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though we just stayed for one night it was worth every penny. My family and i just needed to disconnect and this was perfect! From the staff, to the beautiful cottage and cleanliness of the cottage, i would recommend castaways in a heartbeat. You have everything you need in the cottage and the location is perfect! I will be... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Advised, at the far end of Sanibel. We rate this a four among 21/2 star lodgings. It is old Florida, and the efficiencies where we stay are worn and tatty but everything from this point will describe its redeeming features. Though these efficiencies are a essentially a four-unit cottage we've never felt particularly compromised in our privacy, especially since we... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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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