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Castaways Cottages of Sanibel

6460 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
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#9 of 20 hotels in Sanibel Island
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Waterview cottages, efficiencies, or motel units are surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful Sunset Bay. Discover miles of sandy beaches, shelling, fishing, swimming, or just relaxing Island style. The Castaways is a touch of paradise you're sure to remember. World-class shelling and bird-watching. Great fishing from our private docks or in the Gulf of Mexico.Marina with canoe,kayak and bicycle rentals, charter captains, bait and other sundry items.Three restaurants and general store within walking distance. Heated swimming pool. Pet-friendly units available for guests who want their 4-footed friends to enjoy a true family vacation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Loved having whole cottage rather than a room. Excellent location, both beach and bay right outside your door. Self service kind of place so not a lot of amenities. Some older furnishings that could use some sprucing, yet everything very clean. Not fancy but just right for us. We'll be back.
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We had been here before and the cottage has been nicely updated. This is not a "polished" pristine cottage, but it is in a wonderful location. On our previous vacation here, the beach was great, shelly but great. This trip, Feb 2020, was different. Our previously mostly private beach was covered with shell diggers of every sort. They were right in our face from before daylight until after 10:00 PM. Our view was mostly aged behinds constantly digging in the same pile of shells, day after day. Public beach access is within walking distance and that is where they came from in hordes. Otherwise, it was a very nice experience directly on the Gulf .
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Steps from the beach, watching the pelicans and herons fish and the sunset every night--what could be better? Great kayaking and shelling, very helpful staff, low-key and a short distance to Ding Darling.
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We stayed at Castaway Cottages for a weekend getaway. We rented a 1 bedroom cottage. The location is beautiful - on the water between Sanibel and Captiva. The cottage was beautifully decorated and clean. But they missed the boat on a key element, the linens and bedding. I grabbed a couple of spare blankets from the closet only to find 1 old and dirty and the other with a softball sized hole in it. The bed pillows were way past their expiration date and needed to be replaced. The bath towels were thin and harsh, really awful. Mind you, a 3 night rental was roughly $500/night all in. I expect better at that price range. There are too many other choices in the area settle for mediocrity.
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We stayed on the beachside at number 14 this year. This is a relatively new option and is just like your own compact Sanibel house. The bed is positioned such that you only need look over your toes to see the beach and glistening sea in the morning. Swing your feet out of the bed and look out the window to your side, and there is a view of the bay too! (A chance to check out the status if the tide and possibly White Pelicans). It's a tough decision, but this unit may be my new favourite!
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$221 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castaways Cottages of Sanibel
Which popular attractions are close to Castaways Cottages of Sanibel?
Nearby attractions include J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge (1.9 miles), Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) (4.7 miles), and Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castaways Cottages of Sanibel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mad Hatter Restaurant, Sunset Grill Incorporated, and Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Castaways Cottages of Sanibel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (7.1 miles) and USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef (6.2 miles).
Does Castaways Cottages of Sanibel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.