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    Castaways Cottages of Sanibel

    6460 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
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    Overview
    • Excellent52%
    • Very good33%
    • Average8%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible4%
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    “general store” (37 reviews)
    “the cottages” (71 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
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    2.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 493 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Rarely am I so conflicted about a place, and more rare that hubs and I disagree so strongly....but here goes: The best, and possibly unique, point is the beach. Even on Sanibel, some beaches are much better than others, and this is certainly among the...More

    Thank Betty P
    Hotel's Favorite
    Reviewed February 4, 2017

    My first stay at Castaways was in 1960. I was 6 years old instantly fell in love with Sanibel. I have stayed here many times over the years. The complex has grown, but the cottages, beach, and friendly staff have never changed. If you are...More

    2  Thank Nancy F
    Response from Rick B, General Manager at Castaways Cottages of SanibelResponded February 8, 2017

    Thank you for your five star review of the Castaways. I am very pleased to hear that you have been coming here since 1960. I am also pleased that you have found that the cottages, beach, and friendly staff have never changed. We look forward...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Had to leave our house in Sarasota because it was being tented for termites and we needed a place near us that would take our 100 lb German Shepherd. We got a little cottage near the marina with a view of a small inlet. The...More

    1  Thank Ira327
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Variety of locations:beside, beachfront, marina, all just steps from the beach. Stores and restaurants close by and prices are good. Our cottage is clean and spacious. We are enjoying our stay. There are many unique sightseeing places: the lighthouse, seashell museum, nature habitat as well...More

    Thank Gabriella A
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Another great stay in the big cabin which was clean, cool and ready when we arrived. There were a few maintenance issues that were promptly rectified. I particularly appreciate the attentiveness of the front office staff (Melissa and Chris) and the housekeeping folks were polite...More

    Thank Vikingfather
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    About
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    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Room Service
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Price range
    • $186 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #2 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island
    • #10 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 34
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • Southwest Gulf Coast >
    • Sanibel Island
    • Also Known As
    • Castaways Beach And Bay Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island ,
    • Castaways Beach And Bay Hotel ,
    • Castaways Beach And Bay Resort
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    MaryAnn B
    May 17, 2017|
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    Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
    Cottages are stocked with all kitchen items that you would need to cook and prepare food. You get towels to start and when you need more, you place the ones you are no longer using outside your door. I am sure you can... More
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    March 5, 2017|
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    Response from IDKwhoIare | Reviewed this property |
    You put your towels that you want replaced on the porch steps (any & every day) and they will give you clean ones. You take out the trash to the bins next to your cottage. If you stay a week, you can ask for maid service... More
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    January 4, 2017|
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    Response from IDKwhoIare | Reviewed this property |
    Groceries and liquor store about 7-10 miles. Bailey's General Store or Jerry's of Sanibel are both Grocery stores who carry alcohol and both have a Liquor store next to them. Takes about 20 minutes to drive to them with... More
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    "Verify that the cabin has been renovated prior to booking"
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    "Beach Front is amazing, but the Bay side is beautiful as well and a short walk to the beach"
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    "Located near north end of Sanibel Island @ Blind Pass a with Captiva on other side of bridge."
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    "The bay side is quieter and more private."
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