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Central Islip, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Since we were a big group...we gathered at the house on the beach..we were in a small cottage across the street and didn't spend much time there. I would say bathroom could have been a little cleaner..needs an update. Was happy with the rest..location, staff, fully stocked kitchen..altho you need to bring your own coffee.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended up going to Sanibel just for the evening, on a whim, and was so please to find that Castaways had availability. They were recommended by the friendly staff at the Chamber of Commerce office. We only stayed one night but would have loved to stay many more. The cottages were well equipped, clean and comfortable. The location and views...

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Clermont, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first stay at Castaways was in 1960. I was 6 years old instantly fell in love with Sanibel. I have stayed here many times over the years. The complex has grown, but the cottages, beach, and friendly staff have never changed. If you are looking for a clean and comfortable place to stay, look no further. Some of the...

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

Thank you for your five star review of the Castaways. I am very pleased to hear that you have been coming here since 1960. I am also pleased that you have found that the cottages, beach, and friendly staff have never changed. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kids regards. Rick Boyd

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming to Sanibel isn't cheap, and if you're not staying long enough to get into a vacation rental or a condo, there isn't that much to choose from if you don't want to spend upwards of $400 a night or so. The Cast Away cottages looked cute enough, and having an opportunity to make one's own meals was appreciated. Reception...

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

Thank you for taking your time to review of the Castaways, I am pleased to hear that overall it was a pleasant experience. We are in the process of updating all of the cottages to a very high standard. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Rick Boyd

Pompano Beach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a recently renovated on-the-beach-cottage (appreciate the renovation!). Our cute cottage did not smell of mildew as many beach-front places do in Florida. We LOVED being able to bring our dog who had the Time-of-his-Life swimming in the Gulf and trying to reach the pelicans fishing far from the coastline.... We also loved the tranquility of the beach,...

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

Thank you for your four star review of the Castaways. I am very pleased to hear that you have told your friends and family about us, and that your sister is coming to visit us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Rick Boyd

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again at Castaways. A fantastic location as it has cottages on the bay or on the beach. This time we were right on the bay in No.28. Literally, the window overlooks the bay with all the wildlife (mainly birds but also dolphins and manatee). The room is a single unit with a large bed. Everything you could need is...

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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 happy to hear that you got to see birds, dolphins and manatees from the window of cottage 28. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Sanibel. Kind regards, Rick Boyd

Colo, Iowa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed here twice before. The proximity to the beach is great, so we didn't have to drive to public beaches and pay for parking. Easy walk to restaurants. We were there in January, so they worked with us on price. Our first time on the beach side. Now we're spoiled. The cottages could use some updating, but it appears...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose Castaways due to the location as we were on Sanibel for a day and drove by, it looked appealing. The rates were affordable so we had reasonable expectations. First impressions the cottage was very small, basically one room with a bed, sofa bed and table, not so bad. There was a little porch, however the screen door did not...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Castaways. I am sorry to hear that the porch door did not close on the first cottage that you stayed in, this has now been resolved. We have also replaced the table and 4 mismatched chairs in the other porch and repaired the screen and screen door. Thank you for bringing...

Cape Coral
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rented this for our family of 7 over Xmas. Thank goodness we only live a half hour away. The place was dirty and needed cleaning, and the kitchenware was unusable. I went home to cook and brought food back to the cottage. I had my disinfectant and paper towels to clean a bit but the floor was so filthy...

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Coralville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would stay here again. It is a great location at the end of Sanibel. We had breakfast at Twin Waters one day and that is also a place i would stay. The beach was great, didn't get to try the pool though. Having a diner close by was also great.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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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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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: ₹ 11,022 - ₹ 14,047 (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
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#2 Green Hotel in Sanibel Island
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
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“bay side more birds and wild life, cottages gulf side very nice”
 of 5 bubbles 372nancyf, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No. 28 directly on the Bay has the best view!”
  • This is a view from inside No.28 out across the Bay
  • View of the Bay even from the parkign spot of No.28
 of 5 bubbles BradW72, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pool side is very convenient....never stayed in other locations.”
 of 5 bubbles anneclearspring, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book room on the marina”
 of 5 bubbles JudyR522, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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