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Castaways Cottages of Sanibel
Ranked #10 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

It is absolutely beautiful hear, this is our third time in the past two years and we love it here and are planning a quick return! The cottages are cozy and the workers are very kind and quick to help . The beaches are clean and not over crowded. This is a definite place to spend a relaxing vacation.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and describing it as A must go too vacation destination! It is very encouraging for the staff to hear that you found them very kind and quick to help. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We absolutely loved this place and would definitely recommend it . We were there for a week with our 2 teenagers in April and we stayed in cabin #3 and it was everything we needed. Drove down from New York leaving snow behind and couldn't ask for more. Our housekeeper came by every morning with towels or anything else we might need. She was awesome and very friendly. Our only complaint would be the washer and dryer. It seemed every time we wanted to do laundry the machines were stuck and we had a hard time getting them to work. Could have been the ocean salt in the air. Who knows but that was minor. We loved this place and will return hopefully next year.

Room Tip: Cabins on the beach have an awesome view!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Thank you for your 5 star review of our property. I am very pleased to hear how much you loved staying here, and that you would recommend our property to your friends. We look forward to your return visit.

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We loved our recent stay at The Castaways..the location is the best for fishing&shelling!Most importantly for us,when a family emergency came up..the always friendly staff were first rate in accomodating our needs.Last fall&this May we stayed in cottage#28(nicely updated!) our favorite.Most important to us is ELLEN in Housekeeping staff.outstanding in her job&work..we appreciate her &wanted all to know what a dedicated worker&wonderful Lady she is! Many thanks!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2014

Thank you for your great review. I am glad to hear you liked cottage 28, it has an amazing view over sunset bay. I printed your review up and showed Ellen the kind comments you wrote about her, it made her day. We look forward to you staying with us again in the future.

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Loved the Castaways. The staff was so friendly and helpful with good restaurants and places to go. Everything we needed for a short stay. Beach access was a breeze. Great shelling areas only yards away from your backdoor. Marina behind us has kayak, boat, and canoe rentals, morning coffee and free ice machine. Everyone is so laid back. A little bit of a drive if you want to see the sights on Sanibel but easy access to the restaurants on Captiva just over the bridge. The beach access made the Castaways the perfect stay. Maid brought us fresh towels every morning without us asking. Breakfast is not included in the stay but Lighthouse Café has a delicious breakfast. A bit of a drive every morning but totally worth it. We will buy breakfast fixins and cook ourselves next time a few mornings.

Only con was the kitchen utensils and appliances need some updating. Some were missing. And our WiFi didn't work the whole trip. Nothing terrible.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rick B, General Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Thank you for your kind review. we are very happy to hear that you loved the Castaways and the laid back culture that Sanibel has. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

My sister and I were here with our Dad who turns 90 next week. It was totally relaxing and a very special family time. Everyone was extremely friendly, helpful and nice! The cottage was very clean and well stocked with all the necessities. Shells galore!
I would (and already have) recommend this place to everyone I know! We will certainty be back!

Room Tip: We chose a beach cottage but honestly, all the cottages looked perfect!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Rick B, General Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Thank you for your great Trip Advisor review , I am happy to hear that you had a very special family time. We are also pleased you found everybody extremely friendly, helpful and nice!
We look forward to your return visit

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Great place for vacation for everyone. If you want to relax, or have fun or both this is the right place. It was our first time visiting Sanibel and we are definitely coming back. It is truly a hidden paradise. Cottages are very clean and well kept. My only complaint would be the noisy air conditioner, it kept waking me up. The staff is friendly enough although a bit cold, but we got help with everything we needed. I recommended this place to my parents and will book my next vacation this December shortly.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2014

Thank you for reviewing our property and describing it as an amazing vacation spot. I am very pleased to hear that your first visit to Sanibel left you with a definite desire to return, and that you recommended us to your parent parents, we look forward to seeing you again in December

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

This was truly an unexpected treasure for Patti and me. We just packed up the car from cold Wisconsin and drove to Sanibel. We walked into Castaways with no reservation and got a room for one night and loved it so much we stayed six more.

The management was honest, friendly, understanding, and efficient. Our cottage was clean and well equipped with kitchen, full bath, and bedroom. Heated pool, marina with rentals, laundry, and restaurants within a short walk.

Our cottage overlooked the bay and just two blocks from the sandy, shelled filled, beautiful beaches. We will return!

Room Tip: Rooms near the marina are quieter and have morning sun.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are delighted that you described us as a little slice of paradise, and it was nice to hear how you loved the sandy, shelled filled, beautiful beaches. We look forward to your return stay.

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Additional Information about Castaways Cottages of Sanibel

Address: 6460 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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: £105 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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

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