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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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Anoka, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed for 7 nights in cottage number 19. It was musty smelling in the bedroom and especially the drawers. The bathroom is very small. Housekeeping staff was wonderful. The front desk staff were not friendly to us at all. I never saw anyone working at the marina.

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

We are sorry to hear your experience with us was not to your satisfaction. Our Marina is open from 7am to 5pm and the only time they are not inside the marina is when they are helping a guest at the dock. We thank you for letting us know about the musty smell in the bedroom drawers. We have replaced... More 

Weston, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We love this place. Right on the beach, next to a general store open til 9p, and one of our favorite restaurants (Lazy Flamingo). Rooms are clean and everything works. Pool onsite with plenty of chairs. Innkeepers are friendly and acommodating. Also have a marina on site where you can rent kayaks, canoes, or bikes. Literally one of those places... More 

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Carole W, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we are pleased to hear how much you loved your experience staying at the Castaways, and we really enjoyed your quote “its one of those places you can park your car and never have to drive it” We look forward to you visiting us again in the future More 

Islamorada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband and I and our 30lb lab mix stayed at Castaways last week. We booked at Castaways because they are dog friendly. It was the perfect place for us! We stayed in the red house on the marina. We brought out small boat and it was nice to have our boat right by the cottage. We fished and caught... More 

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Carole W, General Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We love that our guests are able to bring their pets so they can enjoy their vacation too. We look forward to seeing you again next September. More 

Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We just returned from a 5 day stay at Castaways. We really enjoyed the trip. The location on the beach was great. Lots of wonderful shelling. We stayed in beach cottage #1. Lots of room for us and our pets. Our labs loved easy access to the water. They are pet friendly and even provided a set of temp pet... More 

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Carole W, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Castaways. We are glad you had a relaxing, beach vacation. We have now installed a wireless router in cottage number 1, so on your next visit you will have super fast high speed internet. We look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

This is my relaxing place. I have been coming to this hotel since I was a teenager. Things have changed on Sanibel/ Captiva like hurricanes and development, but Castaways seems to have stayed the same. We always brought food or made sure to stop at the Publix before coming over the bridge. Now Sanibel has choices of where to get... More 

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Carole W, General Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It’s great to hear how much you enjoyed staying with us at The Castaways. Sanibel has a very unique and relaxed culture where guests can enjoy the wonderful beaches, sunsets, fishing and shelling. We are glad you appreciate our beautiful island and look forward to you staying with us again in the future. More 

Shawnee, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We just finished a week at Castaways. We stayed in the beachfront cottages. The cottages were in good shape for the age of the resort. The Sea Shelling was great just out the back door of our cottage. Hours of entertainment for our children. Beautiful sunset view from the porch. Castaways is just south of Captiva and about a 20... More 

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Carole W, General Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

We just finished a week at Castaways. We stayed in the beachfront cottages. The cottages were in good shape for the age of the resort. The Sea Shelling was great just out the back door of our cottage. Hours of entertainment for our children. Beautiful sunset view from the porch. Castaways is just south of Captiva and about a 20... More 

Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is our second stay at this resort, very pleasant and rustic cottages. Some are located west of the highway on the beach, the other are on the bay side. The cottages are well appointed with refrigerator and other amenities. Be sure and decide what it is you will need as some cottages do not have a stove. There is... More 

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Carole W, General Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we are glad you enjoyed your repeat stay with us, we do now have internet access in our beachfront cottages. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

Lake Mary, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
18 hotel reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The great news is they replaced all beds and ac units. This time we stayed in unit 27 on the Marina. This is not the Ritz but its old Florida. You can fish off the pier an plenty 3 restaurants are in walking distance

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Carole W, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Cottage 27, located directly on the bay. We are pleased you enjoyed sleeping on our new beds and mattresses that we have recently had installed in all of our units. We look forward to you staying with us again in... More 

Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This location is fantastic, just a short walk to the beach! I feel this is the only reason this establishment exists! Constant flow of new customers :). I recently booked a unit to for 3 day getaway. Upon arrival my unit, unit #39 was extremely warm, as if the housekeeping staff just turned on the A/C at the designated 4pm... More 

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Carole W, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We are glad you enjoyed our fantastic location. We have been undergoing extensive renovations to our resort. At no time was a manager or any of our office staff approached during you recent stay with us, so that we could have addressed your concerns and improved your island experience with us. If... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed in unit 36 in late June and we were very pleased with our stay! The cottages are very quaint and decorated like a true beach bungalow. Next time we would like to stay on the water, but the small cottage was perfect for a weekend getaway! The beach is literally steps away and the cottage... More 

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Carole W, Manager at Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review of our property. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your romantic getaway with us and appreciated all the beauty that Sanibel Island has to offer. The quaint cottages in our bayside area are perfect for a quiet, relaxing stay. We are very much looking forward to you staying with us again in the... More 

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