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Castaways Cottages of Sanibel
Ranked #8 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Vegas Baby!”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Hopefully that caught your attention! Why I say that is because this no where close to being like Vegas! There is ZERO night life and you get rest and you can relax the whole time there. The beaches are fantastic! There are tons of sea shells and wildlife all over. The fishing is fantastic all over this area.
As for the Castaways, it catches your eye if you ride by it because it's located right on the main road. The cool thing is you stay on the beach side or bayside. We choose the bayside because it offers a little more seclusion. They are pet friendly on a few units, but check to be sure which ones. We choose number 40 because it's off by itself and feels more like your own place. Over time that I've been coming here, these places have needed to be updated and they are doing it now. They have a small marina with a bait shop, boat ramp, docks, bike, kayak, and canoe rentals. Local store close by for small items, Lazy Flamingo Bar & Grill close by and food is really good. Go and relax. Enjoy the evening sunsets, and enjoy your time off.

Stayed August 2013
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Toledo, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

If you are seeking a relaxing, worry free vacation spot, then this is certainly the right place. My wife and our 3 children stayed in one of the 2 bedroom cottages on the water, and this place had it all. Kitchen, 2 full bedrooms, dining room, hide a bed couch. Very clean and well kept. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. We will be back next year for sure!!!!

Room Tip: #40 was a perfect fit for our family of 5.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Joplin,MO
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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Loved cottage # 8 direct views of the Gulf from inside the cottage and from the screened in porch. When you step off of the screened in porch yOU are in the sand and only steps away from the water! It doesn't get any better than this! Also a very short walk to cross over Blind Pass bridge and you are on Captiva Island. cCottages have been updated. Some of these pictures on here are quite old. Air conditioning units are brand new and work great. The beds are really comfortable. There is one twin bed and one full size bed ( 1 bedroom ) and a sofa bed. There is a cottage right next store and one upstairs but it was still very private. A small store, Marina and three restaurants are within walking distance. Housekeeping staff was awesome! The staff in the front office could you use a few pointers on being friendly. We will definitely be staying here again!!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

This is our annual trip to Sanibel Island and to the Castaways. We love the proximity to the beach and that they are dog friendly. Our dog loves Sanibel and digging in the sand. We loved our walks on the beach in the morning to pick up shells. We were able to see turtle tracks where the turtles had nested the night before. We met one of the turtle volunteers who came back at night to release some baby turtles right from our beach. We stayed out in the beach from 9a-sunset under our tent with the convenience of being steps from our door. It was as wonderful as always.

Stayed July 2014
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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you for your five star review of our property. I am very happy that you have chosen the Castaways to be your annual destination on Sanibel Island,. It is also great to hear how much your dog loves Sanibel and digging in the sand. We look forward to your next visit.
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Wellington
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The castaways is the perfect place for a family vacation. The location of the gulf side cottages is wonderful. There were three generations of us and everyone had a great time. We have been to the castaways before and I know we will return again.

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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you for your five star review of our property, and describing us as the perfect place for a family vacation. I am very pleased to hear that all three generations of your family had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again in the future
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Steps from the beach, the cottages are very clean, spacious and comfortable. Very convenient to stores, restaurants and sites. Nice pool area and great for afternoon swim. Beautiful sunsets steps away. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is pleasing to hear you found the cottages very clean, spacious and comfortable. We look forward to your return stay with us
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Boca Raton, Florida
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

The cottages on the beach side are cute and do- able. For a night or two it works for us. Great that it is Pet Friendly with 2 Labs that is a plus. Those of you who must travel with their furry friends due to health issues/any issues understand how super it is to have a place that accepts pets. We have stayed on both sides - Ocean and Bay. Of coarse, we prefer Ocean and will pay the extra - just really super convenient. Bay side works and is quieter/peaceful. The road is a concern but the payoff - steps to the beach is... Sweet-n-Fun!
The sister hotel 'Tween Waters Inn" I found more updated then Castaways - however they seem to be chipping away at Castaways and will get full renovations down the road. We would come back here again for a short visit. Longer visit - for sure - 'Tween Waters Inn. No stoplights, no streetlights and no skyscrapers - that's warm Captiva ~ Sanibel style. Works for us~

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rick B, Manager at Castaways Cottages of Sanibel, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are pleased that you and your two Labs enjoyed your stay with us, We look forward to seeing you again in the near future
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Property: 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
#8 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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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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