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Castaways Cottages of Sanibel

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Friedrichshafen, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at cast away without having planed for it. The atmosphere of this place is very relaxed, nice people...just a small paradise. Every bungalow has a different colour. The beach is couple meters for bungalow. One premium restaurant across the street and one restaurant/pub on the other end of the resort. I love it! :-)

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Atlanta
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So my family and I went fishing in the marina and when we got back my daughter had to use Castaways restroom. The wonderful lady at the front desk asked my husband if we caught anything he sadly said no and she sent him home with some of her own. My husband cooked it the next night and he said... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 5th time staying at castaways! Love the convenience of being able to walk,to the beach, store, restaurants. The staff is very friendly and it's very reasonablely priced. We stayed pool side, bay side, marina, each location was perfect. Can't wait for next year!

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our bayside area pretty much to ourselves for 4 days (wonderful!) We fished from the generous dock, saw bald eagles, a manatee, waterbirds & star-filled skies. Cabin was better stocked than advertised (dishes, etc.) very clean, & had excellent Wi-Fi. If you're looking for Marriott, it's not. But if you love nature & a slightly rustic experience, it's... More 

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Coral Springs
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Nice place to fish and relax, dine and watch the sunset. Every time we go , we see new things. If you want to have a different experience on dinning go to The Ford's Waterfront Restaurant and for breakfast The Island Cow.

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Fort Myers
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Living close by, we frequent the Castaways as often as we can. Great place to stay for a night or an extended time. Beachside allows quick access...always a plus! They are renovating the cottages, we stayed in one that hasn't been done yet...can't wait to go back!

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New Hampshire
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Rooms are basic and clean. Hotel staff are friendly and helpful. If you want to feel you're back in the day when you could pile 3 kids and a dog in the back of a station wagon with the seats down and the baby in a laundry basket to head off for an adventure, this is the place you would... More 

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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review of the Castaways. I am very pleased that you found our staff friendly and helpful. We look forward to seeing you on your next adventure. Kind regards Rick Boyd. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Beachfront, Bay-side, Poolside, Marina - All available in one place. We have stayed at all types of their units, except the pool-side (a family member stayed in one) over the last 32 years. Most are classic vintage beach cottages with screened porch and a parking spot by the building. Decor is light & breezy with easy to sweep flooring. They... More 

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Apple Grove, WV
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Sanibel one night early and needed a place to stay. Castaways was listed in the chamber of commerce daily availability. When my wife called they said sure come take a look. We were shown unit 29 by the marina office. It was very clean and had full kitchen, all we needed. There are 2 restaurants and a store... More 

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

This place is very,very cute. Right on the water and to hear the water right outside your door is relaxing. But expensive! Your right on the main and only road that goes acrossed the island, so your cabin prety much backs up to the road.

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Castaways Cottages of Sanibel

Address: 6460 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: £131 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Castaways Cottages of Sanibel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Castaways Beach And Bay Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Castaways Beach And Bay Hotel
Castaways Beach And Bay Resort
Castaways Cottages Of Sanibel Sanibel Island, Florida
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“Bayside Units have lots of wildlife and no road traffic. Some units newly remodeled, ask whey you call.”
 of 5 bubbles BeenThere2211, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Bay-side is less money; walk to the beach is about 2 blocks from farthest; views are lake-like instead of beach...lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles IDKwhoIare, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beach cottages are the best”
 of 5 bubbles Z3059YIrobertk, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We were in #31 - 3 bedrooms. The master has a queen and the other two rooms have a full and a twin in each room.”
 of 5 bubbles NurseLisa99, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Parking underneath our unit is for two other units in front of ours (8 & 11). We had to park next to the stairs going up to the unit.”
 of 5 bubbles Taholland, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
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