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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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    4 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take off your watch and your shoes, put away your phone, and enjoy the simple life at Castaways. It doesn't pretend to be upmarket, but what it does, it does perfectly. Our cottage was simply equipped but clean and comfortable, and the location is perfect: the beautiful beach is on one side, the dock and the creek on the other.... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for 4 star accommodations, this is not the place! What you will find are groups of old style beach cottages with lots of charm. Castaways is a yearly stop for my sister and I , as we love the shelling at Blind Pass. Always clean and comfortable, the location cannot be beat. Front office personnel are... More 

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

We have been to Sanibel many times. It is a spectacular vacation destination with stunning beaches, fishing, sailing, birding and some of the best shelling beaches in the world. The one drawback is that the traffic and parking can be quite difficult. Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages solves this problem by being located right on one of the best beaches... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spent 3 nights in unit #37. The cottages are very nice, a little rustic, but had everything we needed. Beautiful view of the bay and marina. Also had hungry pelicans hanging out looking for a free meal. Only downside to our unit was that the walls were thin and you could hear your neighbors moving around. Next time... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful stay here! We were in cottage #18 and our friends were in cottage #19. Both had screened in porches (which came in clutch when it rained). Enjoyed the close proximity of the marina and the outdoor heated pool. Beach was right across the street and we spent a lot of time hunting for shells. (Hint: look at... More 

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Cape Ann, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location. Near bay and beach! Nice beach and good shelling right across the road. Small but nice salt water pool. Close to Captiva and Ding Darling nature preserve. Definitely "Old Florida" place. Funky but comfortable and spacious rooms with full housekeeping kitchens. Bicycles and Marina available. Unique but not for those that like a little luxury and privacy. You... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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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