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Castaways Cottages of Sanibel
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
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“Love the castaways!”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

We just return (we checked out this morning) from our family vacation to the Castaways in Sanibel and it was great, we took our kids, grand kids and the dog! Stayed at cottage #1 and I have to say it exceeded our expectations, we didn't know what to expect....bedrooms where big, very good a/c, nice kitchen and I have to say everything was super clean.. Great location. Thaks to the Castaways me and my family were able,to have a nice vacation, so nice that we are making reservations again for next year, if you are looking for a laid back vacation this is the place.. Thank you The castaways!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Carole W, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Castaways. Our Cottage #1 is a spacious 3 bedroom cottage that is ideal for familys. This is also a pet friendly cottage so your furry family member can also enjoy being at the beach. Thank you so much for staying with us, we look forward to your return.
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Spring Hill, Florida
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

My husband and I are both native Floridians. We had the pleasure of spending our honeymoon (34 years ago in August) at Tween Waters Inn. We have been to Tween Waters Inn several times and have always been happy with the service we have received. Over the past few years we have stayed at their sister resort, Castaways, and have been very pleased with the management and service. I much prefer the relative isolation of northern Sanibel and Captiva over the more crowded southern Sanibel when visiting this area. We returned yesterday from a great visit to Sanibel and once again received wonderful service from the folks at Castaways! Tween Waters Inn and Castaways always welcome our furry companions and make it a pleasure for them as well as us! I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a friendly, family oriented place to enjoy the beauty of the Sanibel-Captiva area! Yay!!! :)

Room Tip: Staying at the beach is great if you can afford the extra $$$. We stayed in #29 and it was great...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Carole W, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for your great review. Castaways and Tween Waters Inn take great pleasure in makling sure that our guests and their furry friends enjoy their vacations with us. We look forward to your return to our beautiful islands.
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed in cottage # 21. It was comfortable and clean. The a/c worked very well. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The fold-out bed needs replaced/repaired. We will be staying with Castaways again in the near future. Thanks

  • Stayed July 2012
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Carole W, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Thank you for your really great review of Castaways . Our guests vacation experience and comfort is very important to us and getting a lovely review from you was great. Thank you also for letting us know about the sofa bed. We replaced it with a new one after you let us know it was not very comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

I recently stayed here and had my wedding on the beach just steps from my cottage. What a memorable stay I had. We didn't want to leave. It absolutely beats a hotel. The staff was outstanding and the accommodations were perfect. I highly recommend staying at Castaways Cottages and you should consider spending a little more and getting a beach front cottage for the awesome sunsets..The Castaways at Sanibel is my destination for my anniversary each year .

Room Tip: Beach side for the sunsets
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Florida City, Florida
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8 reviews
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

First time on Captiva. Great shelling and fishing, the folks at the hotel could not have been nicer. Highly recommend a late breakfast at the Sunset Grille. I stayed in unit 16 and the ceiling fan and air kept the room quite comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Carole W, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this review, June 18, 2012
It was a pleasure to meet you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. The snook will be waiting for you too! Thank you for staying with us.
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Doral, Florida
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Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

We loved it! Can't beat the location, right on the beach and close to Captiva and a short drive to the Periwinkle restaurants and shops.
Fresh towels daily. Cons: noisy and not very cold a/c, blinds didn't work, restroom window didn't open. I live in Florida and have learned to deal with humidity and mosquitos so they weren't a big deal. Castaways is a true gem, so peaceful and very dog friendly which is one of the main reasons why I chose it.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Carole W, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Thank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to let other travellers know about The Castaways. Glad you dog enjoyed his vacation too !. we look forward to your return visit.
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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2012

This place symbolizes Old Florida. They have simple cottages, that sit on the beach or the marina. They really don't have maid service, but if you put your towels outside in the morning they replace them. The cottages were clean when we arrived, they get dirty quick because you are on the beach. I could pick up Wifi from the room and they had a cool internet cafe. They had bikes, canoes and kayaks you could rent. We spent all of our time on the beach.. The rooms were pretty sound proof because I never heard my neighbors. There are 3 restaurants and a little store within walking distance. It is also dog friendly. Its not fancy, but its and amazing stay in a fully equipped and private cottage

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Castaways Cottages of Sanibel
Address: 6460 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Castaways Cottages of Sanibel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Castaways Beach And Bay Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Castaways Beach And Bay Hotel
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