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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in cottage #8 and it was just the right size for the two of us and the puppy. Very clean and well maintained. The dog loved being on the screened porch and keeping a close eye on the lizards. Great view of the gulf. Just a perfect stay. Love to come back

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to stay, warm and friendly atmosphere and cozy rooms and cottages! A must stay for families, couples and even singles. It makes you feel so comfortable and relaxed. I recommended this place for everyone it is the vacation spot of the season or even out of seAson.

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Fox Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Castaways was the highlight of our vacation! Beachy atmosphere and comfortable lodgings. Location is prime and that is what you pay for but we had a full kitchen and we were able to cook for all meals on the island but one which saved us alot of money. Fishing was great and we cant wait to come back.... More 

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Warrenton, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here last week and it was the best week of my vacation. Stayed in cottage #7 and the beach was right in our backyard. The beds were comfortable, even the pull out on the couch which suprised me. The air conditioner worked great and the unit was spotless. Will definitely be coming back soon.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to be able to walk outside my room/cottage right on to the beach. My brother, sister-in-law and I had number 6 on the beach and it was everything I had hoped for. It is not a 5 star hotel but the cottage A/C worked very well, it was clean, had everything we needed and WAS ON THE BEACH.... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A girls weekend, fun and comfortable unit with a partial beach view. We had #9 upstairs above cottages #8 & #11. The cottages have an old Florida feel. Exterior was run down but room interior had been re done so the actual unit was nice. No screens on windows so you could not leave doors or windows open because of... More 

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

Thank you for your 4 star review of the Castaways. I am very pleased to hear how much you loved our location, I think your title "A Sheller's Heaven" is a great description of what we are. We do supply beach chairs at the marina, they are a $10 deposit which is refundable when you return them at the end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've stayed several times at Castaways!! Each time its better and better. Loved every minute!! Best location! Best staff!! Perfect size rooms!! Two minute walk to the ocean, seashells. Great rates. Awesome webcam of sunsets.

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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, We are so pleased to hear that each time you have stayed here, it has gotten better and better. I hope you continue to enjoy the sunsets on the webcam until you visit us again. I have passed your compliments on to the staff here. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 26 yr old daughter and I took our first trip to Sanibel and stayed in a small cottage at Castaways and fell in love with it. It was so comfortable and cozy with our own screened in porch with a view of the gulf inlet. We slept with the French doors to the porch open all night and enjoyed... More 

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

I am glad that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay with us. It is great that you were able to keep the porch doors open at night to enjoy the ocean sounds. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We haven’t stayed here in 11 years and we will be coming back multiple times a year from now on. The cabins are “old sanibel”, back in the day there were more of these cabins on the islands. They have upgraded them but the beachy feel and location are perfect. We actually got the same cabin we had so many... More 

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

Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We are so happy that you returned us and enjoyed the very same cottage you had 11 years ago. We look forward to your next stay with us to chill out, relax and have fun. More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great stay here. These are cute, clean, functional cabins, with screened in porches you will love. If you want slick and new this is not for you. We prefer comfortable digs with genuinely helpful staff. The cabins are older but when we had a problem the front desk staff was exceptionally helpful. The location is great for... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review and that you enjoyed the shelling and beautiful sunsets. We try to accommodate our guests as much as possible, so when they leave us, they will want to return. We look forward to a return visit from you. More 

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